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MyNewtown, in partnership with Mid Wales Tourism, hope you find this listing of local events useful. If you know of any events that would benefit from being listed here then please email mwt@mywelshpool.co.uk with the details.

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Join the Kitchen Collective!,  Oriel Davies Gallery
The Collective will input into what takes place in the project space, support events and activities as well as be out there spreading the word. A creative social space, where art, performance, craft and film will be made, shared and inspired. The Kitchen is Oriel Davies’ pop-up project and event space, open to visitors from October 2017 to January 2018, presenting a vibrant programme of workshops, activities, events and talks alongside fantastic opportunities for collaboration and encouraging community intervention. The Kitchen is a room to relax and hang out in as well as a space for creativity. Designed as a flexible environment for a wide range of activity, The Kitchen will continuously adapt and change over the four months as visitors, artists and community groups create and share their work.
Start Date: 23-08-2017
End Date: 27-01-2018
Open Times: 
Address: The Park, Newtown, Powys, SY16 2NZ
Phone: 01686625041
Email: amber@orieldavies.org
Web: http://openspace.orieldavies.org/en/get-involved/the-kitchen-collective
 
The Kitchen,  Oriel Davies Gallery
The Kitchen is Oriel Davies’ pop-up project and event space, open to visitors from October 2017 to January 2018, presenting a vibrant programme of workshops, activities, events and talks alongside fantastic opportunities for collaboration and community intervention. The Kitchen is a room to relax and hang out in as well as a space for creativity. Designed as a flexible environment for a wide range of activity, The Kitchen will continuously adapt and change over the four months as visitors, artists and community groups create and share their work. Building on the achievements of The Drawing Room in year one, The Kitchen is the next edition of Open Space, a two-year pilot project that runs alongside, and in addition to, the Gallery's existing exhibition and learning programmes. Open Space is supported by the Esmée Fairbairn Foundation and the Arts Council of Wales.
Start Date: 07-10-2017
End Date: 27-01-2018
Open Times: 10:00 to 17:00
Address: The Park, Newtown, Powys, SY16 2NZ
Phone: 01686 625041
Email: amber@orieldavies.org
Web: http://www.orieldavies.org/en/exhibition/kitchen
 
Colourfelt | Andreas Rüthi,  Oriel Davies Gallery
Andreas, who lives and works in Monmouthshire, has exhibited his still life paintings in over twenty solo exhibitions worldwide. Oriel Davies is delighted to present colourfelt, his first one-person show in Wales. The work is a constant investigation in new possibilities held within the traditions of painting: from colour and form to the notion of ‘likeness’ and the gaze. Much of his subject matter originates from magazines, prints, books and found objects?and plays with the nature of reproduction and re-presentation. Showing for the first time and throwing the gallery into riotous colour is Field. Consisting of 64 paintings portraying every reproduction in a mushroom guidebook the work celebrates the hallucinogenic power of colour, while representing the potential held within each reproduction. The title of the show colorfelt refers to both the experience of colour and the German word for field which is Feld, pronounced felt.
Start Date: 07-12-2017
End Date: 27-01-2018
Open Times: 10:00 to 17:00
Address: The Park, Newtown, Powys, SY16 2NZ
Phone: 01686625041
Email: desk@orieldavies.org
Web: http://www.orieldavies.org/en/exhibition/colourfelt
 
Litmus Residency (part 4) Paul Eastwood,  Oriel Davies Gallery
Paul Eastwood is a Wrexham-based artist with a practice that explores art as a form of social production and cultural storytelling. Working widely across text, sculpture, performance, video, drawing, printmaking and textiles, Paul creates narrated histories and futures to investigate how place and objects can communicate cultural identities. During the Litmus residency, Paul will develop the beginnings of his ambitious project ‘Dyfodiaith’ (future – language), which imagines speaking to an unknown future where the Brythonic language has remained alive, evolving throughout the centuries into something strange and unfamiliar. The Brythonic language, collectively a group of ancient Celtic languages, were spoken in Britain before and during the Roman occupation, surviving as Welsh and Cornish, and taken to Brittany by emigrants. ‘Dyfodiaith’ creatively investigates the cultural context of the Welsh language in relation to minority languages spoken worldwide, bilingualism and common languages, asking: What language will we speak in the future? How will it sound and what will it look like? Building on the legacy of Oriel Davies’ previous initiatives - TestBed and In Focus - Litmus is an exhibition and development programme offering curatorial and practical support for five early career artists based in Wales and the Welsh Borders to research, develop and present new work at Oriel Davies. http://paul-eastwood.net/ Find out more about Litmus here. Litmus is supported by the Arts Council of Wales.
Start Date: 12-12-2017
End Date: 27-01-2018
Open Times: 10:00 to 17:00 10:00 to 17:00
Address: The Park, Newtown, Powys, SY16 2NZ
Phone: +44 (0) 1686 625041
Email: desk@orieldavies.org
Web: http://www.orieldavies.org/en/exhibition/litmus-residency-part-4
 
Christmas Decorations Workshop,  Gregynog Hall & Gardens
Spend a relaxing day creating Christmas Decorations. An ideas sheet and list of material required will be provided. Everyone will take at least 2 decorations home. £35/person, includes Tea & Coffee on arrival, 2 course buffet lunch and afternoon tea with homemade cakes. Booking essential.
Start Date: 14-12-2017
End Date: 14-12-2017
Open Times: 10:00 to 16:00
Address: Tregynon, Nr Newtown, Powys, SY16 3PW
Phone: 01686 650224
Email: enquiries@gregynog.org
Web: http://www.gregynog.org
 
Festive Afternoon Teas,  Gregynog Hall & Gardens
Come and enjoy a festive afternoon tea. Relax with a glass of mulled wine and take in the festive atmosphere. Booking required.
Start Date: 15-12-2017
End Date: 15-12-2017
Open Times: 14:00 to 16:00
Address: Tregynon, Nr Newtown, Powys, SY16 3PW
Phone: 01686 650224
Email: enquiries@gregynog.org
Web: http://www.gregynog.org
 
Dai Robs Christmas Party,  The Hafren
Dai Robs returns to The Hafren for the 3rd time with his incredible band following 2 near sell out shows last year. The show will include original songs as well as some carefully selected covers and Christmas songs. The atmosphere has been electric during his last two appearances at and this promises to be nothing less. This is one of only a handful of shows that Dai is performing during 2017 and the only theatre show of the year. Rest assured it will be worth the visit. With Support from local group 'Frozen Cabin'.
Start Date: 16-12-2017
End Date: 16-12-2017
Open Times: 20:00
Address: Llanidloes Road, Newtown, Powys, SY16 4HU
Phone: 01686 614555
Email: boxoffice@thehafren.co.uk
Web: http://www.thehafren.co.uk
 
Festive Sunday Lunch,  Gregynog Hall & Gardens
Enjoy a fabulous festive three course lunch in our decorated Music Room, exchange gifts and relax in the beautiful surroundings of the decorated hall. Booking required.
Start Date: 17-12-2017
End Date: 17-12-2017
Open Times: 12:30
Address: Tregynon, Nr Newtown, Powys, SY16 3PW
Phone: 01686 650224
Email: enquiries@gregynog.org
Web: http://www.gregynog.org
 
Santa's Christmas Wish ,  The Hafren
Join a fun, festive, musical adventure to give Santa the very best Christmas, then meet him at his home in the North Pole! There every child will receive a special present from Father Christmas in our popular meet, greet and treat, after the most Christmassy Christmas show ever! Songs include festive favourites Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer, Jingle Bells,When Santa Got Stuck Up The Chimney, The Twelve Days Of Christmas,We Wish You A Merry Christmas and many more!” Santa’s Christmas Wish is a festive, song-filled, interactive family show particularly suitable for 2-7 year olds. It lasts 40 minutes followed by a special meet, greet and treat with Father Christmas himself!
Start Date: 21-12-2017
End Date: 21-12-2017
Open Times: 
Address: Llanidloes Road, Newtown, Powys, SY16 4HU
Phone: 01686 614555
Email: boxoffice@thehafren.co.uk
Web: http://www.thehafren.co.uk
 
messy kitchen | Children & family workshops,  Oriel Davies Gallery
Fun & Games in The Kitchen Saturday 06 January | 10.30am – 12.30pm | All ages | FREE | Drop-in A morning of food themed games and activities in The Kitchen, from play dough spaghetti and grocery store bingo to tin-can bowling. Participants are welcome to bring in their favorite board and card games to play with others. Kitchen Scraps | Sufea Mohamad Noor Saturday 13 January | 10.30am – 12.30pm | age 3+ | FREE (booking recommended) Using kitchen objects such as rolling pins, sponges and strings together with fruit and vegetables, participants will create patterns and print onto fabrics to create tablecloths, table runners and napkins. Magnetic Moments | Amy Sterly Saturday 20 January | 10.30am – 12.30pm | ages 3+ | FREE (booking recommended) Artist in Residence, Amy Sterly invites you make unique magnets for the fridge, or anywhere else made of metal. Create your own personal message or character to decorate your kitchen. Magnified Worlds | Zoe Needle Saturday 27 January | 10.30am – 12.30pm | ages 3+ | FREE (booking recommended) A guided session where participants will use magnifying lenses to explore the tiny patterns and textures in everyday fruit and vegetables. The unique detail of these magnified worlds will be used as inspiration to create your own beautiful prints. Tickets & Booking FREE Activity (Booking recommended) 01686 625041 | desk@orieldavies.org *Under 8s must be accompanied by an adult
Start Date: 06-01-2018
End Date: 27-01-2018
Open Times: 10:30 to 12:30
Address: The Park, Newtown, Powys, SY16 2NZ
Phone: 01686 625041
Email: desk@orieldavies.org
Web: www.orieldavies.org
 
Saturday Life Drawing Classes with Paul Webster,  Oriel Davies Gallery
The sessions are designed to give technical advice in key areas such as proportion, perspective, line, tone, colour and gesture. Participants are encouraged to develop their own style using a variety of materials in a relaxed and creative atmosphere. Suitable for beginners and experienced artists.
Start Date: 06-01-2018
End Date: 06-01-2018
Open Times: 10:15 to 13:30
Address: The Park, Newtown, Powys, SY16 2NZ
Phone: 01686 625041
Email: desk@orieldavies.org
Web: http://www.orieldavies.org/en/events/saturday-life-drawing-classes-caroline-ali
 
Welsh National Opera: A Night In Vienna,  The Hafren
After a great success with this concert in 2017, WNO Orchestra looks forward to making another midwinter trip to Newtown and to our important relationship with Hafren. Again, we leave the conductor behind and the musicians and audience are brought together for this early evening concert by David Adams, WNO’s Orchestra Leader and Concertmaster. The concert includes one of the most famous works from Mozart, the Horn Concerto No 4. Surrounding this exciting offering, the theatre will resonate to the sounds of the most famous waltzes and polkas from glittering Vienna ballrooms. Our opener, the fabulous overture to Der Freischutz by Weber, will get us off to a cracking start. Favourite waltzes such as Wine, Women and Song, The Blue Danube and Gold and Silver, alongside the Tritsch-Tratsch, Thunder and Lightning and Champagne polkas and the great Radetsky March, will adorn the rip-roaring second half, alongside some of the less familiar fare. Of course this is all guaranteed to put a spring back into your post-Christmas step
Start Date: 07-01-2018
End Date: 07-01-2018
Open Times: 16:00
Address: Llanidloes Road, Newtown, Powys, SY16 4HU
Phone: 01686 614555
Email: boxoffice@thehafren.co.uk
Web: http://www.thehafren.co.uk
 
Dancing in the Gallery | Anushiye Yarnell,  Oriel Davies Gallery
Reconfiguring failure as a constellational and perceptual force of Nature. A means of Navigation. 'I dance through an assemblage of scores occupying the questions i have about life- including death, humanity… love, and the polarities of survival.' Dancing in the Gallery is a partnership between the galleries Oriel Davies, Oriel Myrddin and movement artist Simon Whitehead. Established to provide a context for dance artists and galleries in Wales to investigate the possibilities of the live medium of dance made for the gallery. This initiative will nurture a creative dialogue between dance artists and galleries, and a commitment to the occurence of dance in these public spaces. Tickets & Information This is a FREE event no booking required Dancing in the Gallery: 11am-12pm & 1.30pm-2.30pm Sharing & Discussion: 12pm-12.30pm & 2.30-3.30pm Find out more: www.anushiyeyarnell.com www.orielmyrddingallery.co.uk www.may-nard.org
Start Date: 16-01-2018
End Date: 16-01-2018
Open Times: 11:00 to 14:30 00:00 to 00:00
Address: The Park, Newtown, Powys, SY16 2NZ
Phone: +44 (0) 1686 625041
Email: desk@orieldavies.org
Web: http://www.orieldavies.org/en/events/dancing-gallery-anushiye-yarnell
 
Andreas Rüthi - In Conversation event,  Oriel Davies Gallery
Renowned art critic and Curator Sacha Craddock and Andreas Rüthi will discuss his work in colourfelt alongside his wider arts practice. Sat 27 Jan | 2.30 - 4pm | FREE but booking recommended. Oriel Davies - 01686 625041, desk@orieldavies.org colourfelt - Andreas Rüthi 09 December 2017 - 27 January 2018 http://www.orieldavies.org/en/exhibition/colourfelt
Start Date: 27-01-2018
End Date: 27-01-2018
Open Times: 14:30 to 16:00 00:00 to 00:00
Address: The Park, Newtown, Powys, SY16 2NZ
Phone: 01686 625041
Email: desk@orieldavies.org
Web: http://www.orieldavies.org/en/exhibition/colourfelt
 
Into the Ark,  The Hafren
Into The Ark announce the release of a brand new acoustic single - recorded live at the world famous RAK Studios in London. First single from their double A side is ‘Straight To Your Door’ & is available from today. Second single ‘Burning Love’ is out 5th January 2018 & the duo have also announced a UK Headline Tour for February & March 2018. They will also embark upon their debut US tour as guests of Sir Tom Jones in May/June 2018. The duo have consistently demonstrated their ability to win over new fans following other impressive support slots with Paolo Nutini, Olly Murs, Model Aeroplanes and Gabrielle Aplin.
Start Date: 08-03-2018
End Date: 08-03-2018
Open Times: 19:30
Address: Llanidloes Road, Newtown, Powys, SY16 4HU
Phone: 01686 614555
Email: boxoffice@thehafren.co.uk
Web: http://www.thehafren.co.uk
 
The Fureys,  The Hafren
As part of their 40th Anniversary tour, Irish Legends the Fureys return for another great night of music, songs and stories. Hear them sing their timeless classics including ‘I will love you’, ‘When you were sweet 16’, ‘The Green fields of France’, ‘The old man’, ‘Red rose café’, ‘From Clare to here’, ‘Her father didn’t like me anyway’, ‘Leaving Nancy’, ‘Steal away’ etc plus songs from their new CD ‘The Times they are a changing’ Their emotive songs stir many emotions….tears and laughter, sadness and joy.
Start Date: 09-03-2018
End Date: 09-03-2018
Open Times: 20:00
Address: Llanidloes Road, Newtown, Powys, SY16 4HU
Phone: 01686 614555
Email: boxoffice@thehafren.co.uk
Web: http://www.thehafren.co.uk
 
Black Dyke Band,  The Hafren
In 1816 Peter Wharton founded a brass and reed band in the Yorkshire village of Queenshead later to become Queensbury. John Foster, apart from being the founder of Black Dyke Mills, played French Horn in this band. It has been said on many occasions that Black Dyke was formed from it; however this is not strictly true, as Peter Whartons band went out of existence through loss of members. In 1833 a new band was formed named Queenshead Band, which may well have contained players from the former band. Black Dyke Band is the most recorded band in the world with over 300 recordings and growing every year. It is also the most successful contesting band in the world having won the European Championships eleven times, most recently in 2005, the British Open no fewer than 29 times (most recently 2006) and the National Championships of Great Britain 22 times (most recently 2008 and 2009).
Start Date: 24-03-2018
End Date: 24-03-2018
Open Times: 19:00
Address: Llanidloes Road, Newtown, Powys, SY16 4HU
Phone: 01686 614555
Email: boxoffice@thehafren.co.uk
Web: http://www.thehafren.co.uk
 
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