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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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The Knife Angel,  Y Drenewydd | Newtown
The Knife Angel will be visiting Powys for 28 days from 4 th January 2020. The Knife Angel is the National Monument Against Violence and Aggression; and has been sculpted out of knives that have been surrendered to/or seized by police forces throughout the UK. For more information on the Knife Angel, please see https://www.britishironworkcentre.co.uk/show-areas/the-knife-angel-official/ orwww.knifeangelpowys.co.uk. During its time in Powys, the Knife Angel will be placed outside of the Oriel Davies Gallery in Newtown. Newtown and Powys will be the first place in Wales to host the ‘Knife Angel’, and it aims to raise awareness of violence and aggression; and give an opportunity for people to take a stand against violence in their communities.
Start Date: 04-01-2020
End Date: 01-02-2020
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Address: Powys, SY16 2BB
Phone: 01686 625544
Email: enquiries@newtown.org.uk
Web: http://newtown.org.uk/
 
An Evening With Shane Williams,  The Hafren
Legendary Welsh rugby player Shane Williams will share the extraordinary secrets of his illustrious career when he takes to the stage for this intimate and revealing evening. Shane Williams was a Welsh rugby union player most famous for his long and successful tenure as a wing for the Ospreys and the Wales national team. In 2008, he was selected as the World Rugby Player of the Year and since his retirement from international rugby in 2012; he has worked as a presenter on S4C and as a pundit on BBC, ITV and Channel 4. He was also inducted into the World Rugby Hall of Fame in 2016. This is great evening for fans of Welsh rugby and a chance to get up close and personal with Shane, as he lifts the lid on life on and off the pitch. It also includes a Q & A, session - so if you have a burning question to put to Shane, now is your chance! With Phyl Harries and Ieuan Rhys.
Start Date: 25-01-2020
End Date: 25-01-2020
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
 
Movie Matinee: Aladdin,  The Hafren
Aladdin is a lovable street urchin who meets Princess Jasmine, the beautiful daughter of the sultan of Agrabah. While visiting her exotic palace, Aladdin stumbles upon a magic oil lamp that unleashes a powerful, wisecracking, larger-than-life genie. As Aladdin and the genie start to become friends, they must soon embark on a dangerous mission to stop the evil sorcerer Jafar from overthrowing young Jasmine's kingdom.
Start Date: 19-02-2020
End Date: 19-02-2020
Open Times: 13:30
Address: Llanidloes Road, Newtown, Powys, SY16 4HU
Phone: 01686 614555
Email: boxoffice@thehafren.co.uk
Web: http://www.thehafren.co.uk
 
Mid Wales Opera: The Marriage of Figaro,  The Hafren
Mid Wales Opera bring a fresh approach to Mozart’s enduring masterpiece for their 2020 Spring tour. Using Amanda Holden’s English translation filled with ‘uninhibited mirth’ and our own Music Director’s orchestral arrangement of Mozart’s sublime score, our brand-new production will be tailor made in Wales with international performers joined on stage by young talent from the Wales International Academy of Voice. Join Figaro and Susanna on their marriage merry go round, as servants outwit their masters, women outwit their men and true love triumphs against the odds.
Start Date: 29-02-2020
End Date: 29-02-2020
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
 
Ian Waite & Vincent Simone - Act Two,  The Hafren
The Ballroom Boys double act Ian Waite and Vincent Simone are set to return in 2020 with a brand new show - Ian Waite and Vincent Simone….ACT TWO, after the roaring success of their 5 star rated 2019 tour! The fabulous Strictly Come Dancing stars promise another wonderful evening of old-fashioned variety - dance, comedy and song! With beautiful costumes, gorgeous lighting and world class routines, including the Viennese Waltz, the Foxtrot, the Rhumba… and of course… there has to be another incredible Argentine Tango routine by the master! The boys will be joined by their stunning dance partners and a world class singer. If you enjoyed The Ballroom Boys, then make sure you don’t miss the hilarious dancing duo when they bring you….ACT TWO!
Start Date: 21-03-2020
End Date: 21-03-2020
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
 
Theatr Gendlaethol:Tylwyth,  The Hafren
Aneurin has been running away from his past, but – thanks to Grindr – he unexpectedly finds love. When he and Dan decide to adopt, it seems their world is complete. But as he adjusts to being a dad and tries to move on from his reckless past, Aneurin is forced to confront his demons. Ten years on from the trail-blazing and award-winning Llwyth, Aneurin, Rhys, Gareth and Dada are back in this witty and compelling new play by Daf James. Taking an irreverent look at love, family and friendship, Tylwyth is a provocative commentary on contemporary Welsh life. Age Guidance: 16+. Contains strong language, scenes of a sexual nature and adult themes. Tylwyth is a Welsh language production.
Start Date: 26-03-2020
End Date: 26-03-2020
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
 
Gregynog Festival,  Gregynog Festival
Gregynog Festival is the oldest festival in Wales and one of the UK’s premier classical music events. Located in the beautiful countryside of the Welsh Borders, it brings the finest international artists together in a house-party atmosphere to perform programmes inspired by an annual curatorial theme. Each Festival includes a full span of music from the medieval to the twenty-first century and favours chamber, choral and early music, presented in historically-informed performances using authentic instruments and practice.
Start Date: 19-06-2020
End Date: 28-06-2020
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Address: Gregynog Hall, Tregynon, Newtown, Powys, SY16 3PW
Phone: 01686 207100
Email: sarah@gregynogfestival.org
Web: https://gwylgregynogfestival.org
 
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