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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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Joseph And The Amazing Technicolour Dreamcoat,  The Hafren
Way, way back, many centuries ago... Andrew Lloyd Webber’s biblical rock opera tells the story of Joseph, his dreams and his coat of many colours. A family favourite, Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat is full of laughter, dancing and timeless songs that will have everyone clapping along. Join the Newtown Musical Theatre Company as they bring this classic to life just in time for its 50th anniversary.
Start Date: 17-10-2018
End Date: 20-10-2018
Open Times: 
Address: Llanidloes Road, Newtown, Powys, SY16 4HU
Phone: 01686 614555
Email: boxoffice@thehafren.co.uk
Web: http://www.thehafren.co.uk
 
Roy Orbison & The Traveling Wilburys Experience,  The Hafren
The Big O & the Wilburys show is back - bigger and better than ever! Come and celebrate with the band as they commemorate 30 YEARS since the Wilburys original album release and pay a special tribute to The Big O, who died later the same year. Roy Orbison and the Traveling Wilburys Experience’ will take you on a journey through the story of the Wilburys. With expert narrative and BIG SCREEN ACTION, this 30th Anniversary Special is unmissable. With tributes to, Jeff Lynne, George Harrison, Tom Petty, Roy Orbison and Bob Dylan. All the Traveling Wilbury hits and classics are included in the show including Handle with Care, End of the Line, Wilbury Twist, Heading for the Light, Tweeter and the Monkey Man, Nobody’s Child, Last Night and many more. Totally unique to this production are five authentic Lookalike-Sound-alike’s to the famous Traveling Wilburys, enabling the show to explore the Solo Hits of the Famous Five. Mr Blue Sky, Pretty Woman, Blowin in the Wind, Here Comes The Sun, Runnin Down a Dream, Sweet Talkin Woman, Only the Lonely, the Mighty Quinn and I Got My Mind Set on You are just a few of the Million-Selling hits you’ll hear throughout the show. This joyous, up-tempo feel-good celebration of classic pop music is guaranteed to have you singing and dancing in the aisles.
Start Date: 26-10-2018
End Date: 26-10-2018
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
 
April in Paris,  The Hafren
'It's An Act' are pleased to announce that this years Autumn production will be the hilarious comedy 'April In Paris' written by John Godber and directed by Jack Llewellyn. This superb comedy drama features the characters Bet and Al who lead a quiet, humdrum life in their small rural home until Bet wins a 'Romantic Breaks' competition in a magazine. The prize, a holiday in Paris, represents their first experience abroad and has profound effects on the way they look at the world around them once they return home. They bicker over French cuisine, wrestle with their phrasebook, and fend off would-be muggers on the Metro in this hilarious depiction of the British abroad.
Start Date: 27-10-2018
End Date: 27-10-2018
Open Times: 19:45
Address: Llanidloes Road, Newtown, Powys, SY16 4HU
Phone: 01686 614555
Email: boxoffice@thehafren.co.uk
Web: http://www.thehafren.co.uk
 
Halloween Weekend,  Gregynog Hall & Gardens
Join us for some frightening fun. Hear a spooky tale or two and head out on a Halloween challenge trail. Follow clues and keep your eyes peeled for creepy cut outs around the grounds. £5.00 per child which includes a gift. Booking not required.
Start Date: 27-10-2018
End Date: 28-10-2018
Open Times: 11:00 to 15:00
Address: Tregynon, Nr Newtown, Powys, SY16 3PL
Phone: 01686 650224
Email: enquiries@gregynog.org
Web: http://www.gregynog.org
 
Newtown's Waterways - past and present,  Newtown Textile Museum
A two-day event, to be held both in the Museum and at 7 High Street, Newtown where exhibits relating to the industrial heritage of the river and canal will be on display. Our partners are involved in current and futures uses of the waterways for leisure pursuits. A guided walk will be held each morning which will focus on the history of the canal and the woollen mills, as well as the use of the river power to drive fulling and carding machines.
Start Date: 27-10-2018
End Date: 28-10-2018
Open Times: 11:00
Address: 5-7 Commercial Street, Newtown, Powys, SY16 2BL
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Email: committee01@newtowntextilemuseum.co.uk
Web: www.newtowntextilemuseum.co.uk
 
Jimeoin - Result!,  The Hafren
An evening of world class stand-up as the Irishman from Australia brings his brilliantly observed, ever-evolving and hilarious comedy to the Hafren fresh from a smash-hit New York off-Broadway season with his latest sell out tour. Jimeoin is internationally acclaimed as one of live comedy’s masters, so don't miss your chance to see this award-winning star of TV shows including ‘Live at the Apollo’, ‘Royal Variety Performance', ‘John Bishop Show’, CH4’s O2 Gala’ and ‘Sunday Night at the Palladium’. 14+ Restriction 16+ Recommendation
Start Date: 31-10-2018
End Date: 31-10-2018
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
 
Tredegar Band,  The Hafren
The origins of the Tredegar Band can be traced back to 1849, although it wasn’t until 1876 following victory at the Welsh National Eisteddfod that they were formally constituted. History shows that early contesting victories were sporadic, although over the last 40 years they have become one of the world’s elite performers, as well as multiple winners of major contests - claiming British Open titles in 2010 and 2013. A self-supporting organisation with a renowned reputation for inventiveness and innovation, they represent the town that bears their name with pride - literally so with their musical contribution to the BAFTA Award winning film, ‘Pride’.
Start Date: 04-11-2018
End Date: 04-11-2018
Open Times: 15:00
Address: Llanidloes Road, Newtown, Powys, SY16 4HU
Phone: 01686 614555
Email: boxoffice@thehafren.co.uk
Web: http://www.thehafren.co.uk
 
Steve Peat: Bikes & Beers,  The Hafren
Mountain biking superstar Steve Peat tells the story of his illustrious racing career; the bikes, the world cups, the parties and the pursuit of the seemingly elusive World Championship title which some thought might never come! In Bikes & Beers, Steve takes audiences along the journey that saw him rise from plumbing to podiums and become one of the most successful Mens downhill racers of all time, showing just how the man who wouldn’t back down earned his place as a legend in the sport of mountain biking! NB. May contain some strong language.
Start Date: 08-11-2018
End Date: 08-11-2018
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
 
Festive Wine Tasting,  Gregynog Hall & Gardens
Join us for a Festive Wine Tasting. Sample wine perfect for any occasion over the festive season. To complement the wine, a cheese platter and festive nibbles will be served. Orders for wine will be taken on the evening. Booking required.
Start Date: 09-11-2018
End Date: 09-11-2018
Open Times: 19:00
Address: Tregynon, Nr Newtown, Powys, SY16 3PL
Phone: 01686 650224
Email: enquiries@gregynog.org
Web: http://www.gregynog.org
 
Nye & Jennie,  The Hafren
Aneurin Bevan and Jennie Lee were comrades and flatmates who together fought and preached for socialism as they saw it; he the Tredegar firebrand on the Labour backbenches, she the miner’s daughter from Fife who became a Socialist MP before she was old enough to vote. Then they were married; he deeply in love with her; she on the rebound from a tragic love affair. Both of them were loved and loathed by their fellow MP’s; he the Bollinger Bolshevik; she his Lady Macbeth, the dark angel at his shoulder. Life together unfolded through the desolate war years, the trials of founding the NHS, and the vicious internal feuds of the 1950’s. But as it did so their love deepened and matured. This is the story of a partnership that became one of the outstanding political marriages of the twentieth century. This is the story of NYE & JENNIE.
Start Date: 10-11-2018
End Date: 10-11-2018
Open Times: 19:45
Address: Llanidloes Road, Newtown, Powys, SY16 4HU
Phone: 01686 614555
Email: boxoffice@thehafren.co.uk
Web: http://www.thehafren.co.uk
 
Tom Allen: Absolutely,  The Hafren
Tom Allen's unique style of sharp, acerbic wit and camp, riotous storytelling has seen him sell out shows all over the country. Due to phenomenal demand the tour has now been extended into the autumn of 2018. As seen on Mock The Week, The Royal Variety Performance, The Bake Off: The Professionals, Comedy Roast Battle, 8 Out of 10 Cats Does Countdown, Live at the Apollo, The Great British Bake Off's Extra Slice, The John Bishop Show, Virtually Famous, Channel 4's Comedy Gala at the O2 and heard on Radio 4's Just a Minute.
Start Date: 16-11-2018
End Date: 16-11-2018
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
 
Into the Ark,  The Hafren
Duo act 'Into The Ark' enchanted audiences on 'The Voice' and made it all the way to the final showdown in 2017. After starting out busking in Cardiff, Into The Ark decided to build their reputation by hitting the road in the time-honoured tradition. They acquired an old van and toured the UK doing whatever gigs they could land, regardless of the town or the venue. Two years and over 200 shows later, and their approach has been vindicated as they’ve developed into a live band that are able to rise to any occasion.
Start Date: 17-11-2018
End Date: 17-11-2018
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
 
Nyrsys,  The Hafren
As this year sees the NHS turn 70, we take a look behind the scenes of a busy cancer ward in a hospital in Wales today, with script and songs created from interviews with ‘real’ nurses. This new play shines a light on nurses’ experiences – the challenges they face in their day-to-day work and the mischief, sisterhood and sense of vocation that sustains them. A heartfelt depiction of the life and work of these real-life heroes who care for us and our loved ones within a healthcare system that’s under perpetual strain. Performed in Welsh; English language access via Sibrwd. Age Guidance: 11+
Start Date: 23-11-2018
End Date: 23-11-2018
Open Times: 19:45
Address: Llanidloes Road, Newtown, Powys, SY16 4HU
Phone: 01686 614555
Email: boxoffice@thehafren.co.uk
Web: http://www.thehafren.co.uk
 
Mid Wales Opera – Ravel’s L’heure Espagnole,  Caersws
Autumn 2018 sees Mid Wales Opera back on the road with the company’s second SmallStages tour, Ravel’s exhilarating one-act bedroom farce, A Spanish Hour (L’heure espagnole). Venue: Trefeglwys Memorial Hall, Trefeglwys SY17 5PH. First performed in Paris in 1911, L’heure espagnole is set in a clock shop in Toledo, central Spain. It follows the fortunes of Torquemada, the hardworking clockmaker, as, during the course of one hot afternoon, his young wife Concepción negotiates her way through her collection of ridiculous lovers. Ravel’s music is bursting with hummable melodies, lively habanera dances and other Spanish folk song elements to get audiences buzzing. This is opera for everyone - featuring an outstanding cast of five young singers as well as four brilliant musicians, performing a new English translation by our Artistic Director Richard Studer and a new arrangement of Ravel’s exotic score created by our Music Director Jonathan Lyness.
Start Date: 24-11-2018
End Date: 24-11-2018
Open Times: 19:30
Address: Powys, SY17 5EQ
Phone: 01686 614555
Email: boxoffice@thehafren.co.uk
Web: http://www.thehafren.co.uk
 
Terrible Tudors,  The Hafren
We all want to meet people from history. The trouble is everyone is dead! So it’s time to prepare yourselves for an amazing show with Horrible Histories live on stage featuring the Terrible Tudors!Using actors and ground-breaking 3D special effects, this astounding show is guaranteed to thrill you and your children. Historical figures and events will come alive on stage and hover at your fingertips! From the horrible Henries to the end of evil Elizabeth, hear the legend (and the lies!) about the torturing Tudors. Find out the fate of Henry's headless wives and his punch up with the Pope. Meet Bloody Mary and see Ed fall dead in his bed. Survive the Spanish Armada as it sails into the audience!
Start Date: 27-11-2018
End Date: 01-12-2018
Open Times: 
Address: Llanidloes Road, Newtown, Powys, SY16 4HU
Phone: 01686 614555
Email: boxoffice@thehafren.co.uk
Web: http://www.thehafren.co.uk
 
Awful Egyptians,  The Hafren
We all want to meet people from history. The trouble is everyone is dead! So it’s time to prepare yourselves for an amazing show with Horrible Histories live on stage featuring the Awful Egyptians! Using actors and ground-breaking 3D special effects, this astounding show is guaranteed to thrill you and your children. Historical figures and events will come alive on stage and hover at your fingertips! From the fascinating Pharaohs to the power of the pyramids, discover the foul facts of death and decay with the meanest mummies in Egypt. Are you ready to rumble with Ramesses the Great? Dare you enter through the Gates of the Afterlife? It’s the history of Egypt with the nasty bits left in!
Start Date: 28-11-2018
End Date: 01-12-2018
Open Times: 
Address: Llanidloes Road, Newtown, Powys, SY16 4HU
Phone: 01686 614555
Email: boxoffice@thehafren.co.uk
Web: http://www.thehafren.co.uk
 
Christmas Concert by Gregynog Young Musicians,  Gregynog Hall & Gardens
Start your Christmas with an afternoon concert of seasonal music with a return performance from the winner of the 2018 Gregynog Young Musician Competition.
Start Date: 02-12-2018
End Date: 02-12-2018
Open Times: 15:00
Address: Tregynon, Nr Newtown, Powys, SY16 3PL
Phone: 01686 650224
Email: enquiries@gregynog.org
Web: http://www.gregynog.org
 
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 two decorations home. Price includes tea and coffee on arrival, two course festive lunch and afternoon tea served with mince pies. Booking required
Start Date: 04-12-2018
End Date: 04-12-2018
Open Times: 10:00 to 16:00
Address: Tregynon, Nr Newtown, Powys, SY16 3PL
Phone: 01686 650224
Email: enquiries@gregynog.org
Web: http://www.gregynog.org
 
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 two decorations home. Price includes tea and coffee on arrival, two course festive lunch and afternoon tea served with mince pies. Booking required
Start Date: 06-12-2018
End Date: 06-12-2018
Open Times: 10:00 to 16:00
Address: Tregynon, Nr Newtown, Powys, SY16 3PL
Phone: 01686 650224
Email: enquiries@gregynog.org
Web: http://www.gregynog.org
 
Chris Bonnington - Life And Times,  The Hafren
Sir Chris Bonington is Britain's best known mountaineer and one of the most successful expedition leaders in history. He began climbing at the age of 16 and has undertaken 19 Himalayan expeditions, including 4 to Everest. He is renowned for having made many first ascents in the Alps and all the greater ranges of the world. Sir Chris was the first mountaineer on the lecture circuit and, this autumn, he will present his “Life & Times” in an audio visual account, covering his sixty years spent in the mountains. With original images and raw footage, this is a rare opportunity to hear about some of the greatest expeditions of the twentieth century.
Start Date: 07-12-2018
End Date: 07-12-2018
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
 
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: 07-12-2018
End Date: 09-12-2018
Open Times: 14:00 to 16:00
Address: Tregynon, Nr Newtown, Powys, SY16 3PL
Phone: 01686 650224
Email: enquiries@gregynog.org
Web: http://www.gregynog.org
 
Santa’s Grotto,  Gregynog Hall & Gardens
Come & visit Santa, follow the trail through the enchanted woods to find him in his Grotto along with his busy elves. Each participating child will receive a gift from Santa and a hot chocolate. Booking not required.
Start Date: 08-12-2018
End Date: 09-12-2018
Open Times: 11:00 to 15:00
Address: Tregynon, Nr Newtown, Powys, SY16 3PL
Phone: 01686 650224
Email: enquiries@gregynog.org
Web: http://www.gregynog.org
 
The Dai Robs Xmas Show,  The Hafren
Dai will be back with his 10 piece band for another Christmas spectacular following three near sell out shows at The Hafren. Playing a mixture of Christmas songs, pop hits and originals taken from his debut album, this is always a great show and a fantastic way to start the Christmas season.
Start Date: 08-12-2018
End Date: 08-12-2018
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
 
Ballet Cymru: Cinderella,  The Hafren
Ballet Cymru, nominated Best Independent Company at the Critics’ Circle UK National Dance Awards, and winners of the Best Dance Production 2017 at the Wales Theatre Awards, presents a sparkling and refreshing ballet based on the eternal fairy tale. Ballet Cymru prides itself on being different and Cinderella will be no exception, with a specially commissioned music score and creative circus elements, combined with the finest classical dance. Ballet Cymru worked with award winning composer Jack White and Circus Company Citrus Arts to conjure a surprising world of wonder and magic. Featuring choreography by Creative Wales Award winner Darius James, Ballet Cymru brings to life this timeless story using the company’s unique blend of classical technique and storytelling.
Start Date: 09-12-2018
End Date: 09-12-2018
Open Times: 15:00
Address: Llanidloes Road, Newtown, Powys, SY16 4HU
Phone: 01686 614555
Email: boxoffice@thehafren.co.uk
Web: http://www.thehafren.co.uk
 
Alladin,  Gregynog Hall & Gardens
This year we are proud to introduce M&M Productions with their take on Aladdin. Climb aboard for a magical carpet ride with non stop fun and laughter on his action packed adventure! Booking required
Start Date: 15-12-2018
End Date: 15-12-2018
Open Times: 13:00
Address: Tregynon, Nr Newtown, Powys, SY16 3PL
Phone: 01686 650224
Email: enquiries@gregynog.org
Web: http://www.gregynog.org
 
Only Men Aloud,  The Hafren
Ten years ago Only Men Aloud became the Last Choir Standing, winning the BBC1 primetime show and become Britain’s favourite choir. To celebrate this anniversary, Only Men Aloud are heading back out on tour across the UK including 4 dates in Wales to celebrate the last ten years. Only Men Aloud have asked their very loyal fan group what their favourite songs have been from over the past ten years, and many of these will feature in the Decade Tour.
Start Date: 15-12-2018
End Date: 15-12-2018
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
 
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: 17-12-2018
End Date: 20-12-2018
Open Times: 14:00 to 16:00
Address: Tregynon, Nr Newtown, Powys, SY16 3PL
Phone: 01686 650224
Email: enquiries@gregynog.org
Web: http://www.gregynog.org
 
Movie Matinee: Holiday Inn,  The Hafren
Screen legends Bing Crosby and Fred Astaire sing and dance their way into your heart in one of the most timeless holiday classics ever. Featuring the Academy Award-winning song, “White Christmas”, Crosby plays a song and dance man who leaves showbiz to run an inn that is open only on holidays. Astaire plays his former partner and rival in love. Follow the two talented pals as they find themselves competing for the affections of the same lovely lady (Marjorie Reynolds). ‘Tis the season for one of the most sensational musical comedies of all time! To Include Tea/Coffee or Mulled Wine and Mince Pie (Pre-Booking Essential).
Start Date: 19-12-2018
End Date: 19-12-2018
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
 
Stayin Alive,  The Hafren
Stayin Alive are the UK’s no 1 Bee Gees tribute show - voted the UK’s No 1 Bee Gees tribute at the National Tribute Awards 2016. Recreating the look and sound of The Bee Gees and capturing their full history, the show includes ‘To Love Somebody’ ‘ Massachusetts’ ‘ I Got To Get A Message’ ’Jive Talking’ ‘ More Than A Woman’ ’Night Fever’ ’You Should Be Dancing’ ‘Tragedy’ ‘Stayin’ Alive’ and many more.
Start Date: 21-12-2018
End Date: 21-12-2018
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
 
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