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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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Summer Nature Trail,  Gregynog Hall & Gardens
Come and explore the grounds at Gregynog and follow our summer trail. See what animals and birds you can spot and what plants, flowers and trees are growing in the grounds. Trail is free, café open everyday 10am – 4pm. Booking not required.
Start Date: 20-07-2018
End Date: 05-09-2018
Open Times: 10:00 to 16:00
Address: Tregynon, Nr Newtown, Powys, SY16 3PL
Phone: 
Email: enquiries@gregynog.org
Web: http://www.gregynog.org
 
Spinning and weaving demonstrations,  Newtown Textile Museum
When our local spinners and weavers are at the museum, not only can you ask all those 'woolly' questions, but you can try it for yourself.
Start Date: 18-08-2018
End Date: 18-08-2018
Open Times: 10:30 to 16:00
Address: 5-7 Commercial Street, Newtown, Powys, SY16 2BL
Phone: 
Email: committee01@newtowntextilemuseum.co.uk
Web: www.newtowntextilemuseum.co.uk
 
Brazilian Night,  The Granary
A night of traditional South American cuisine cooked by talented Brazilian sous chef - Guilherme Oliveira.
Start Date: 24-08-2018
End Date: 24-08-2018
Open Times: 18:00 to 23:00
Address: 17 Parkers Lane, Newtown, Powys, SY16 2LT
Phone: 
Email: reservations@thegranaryrestaurant.co.uk
Web: http://www.thegranaryrestaurant.co.uk/event/brazilian-night/
 
Adele Nozedar - Signature Botanical Gin,  The Granary
Fancy showing off with your very own unique signature botanical gin? Join author, forager and gin-lover Adele Nozedar to find out how! Included in the £25pp cost is; A talk about the foraged ingredients available in and around Newtown at this time of year with a short forage around the town A selection of interesting and unusual botanicals from Adele’s collection for you to play with A cocktail (or maybe two) as well as a more info than you believed possible about gin, presented as a highly competitive quiz AND a 300ml jar of your own unique blend to take home! Numbers are limited and tickets must be purchased in advance.
Start Date: 25-08-2018
End Date: 25-08-2018
Open Times: 
Address: 17 Parkers Lane, Newtown, Powys, SY16 2LT
Phone: 
Email: reservations@thegranaryrestaurant.co.uk
Web: http://www.thegranaryrestaurant.co.uk/event/brecon-beacons-foraging-adele-nozedar/
 
Mark Ellis – Great British Menu,  The Granary
Mark Ellis has had two recent appearances on the popular BBC programme Great British Menu, and is considered an authority in modern cooking techniques, and an ambassador for quality local, national and international produce. Mark can often be seen at cookery demonstrations and food festivals in and around Cheshire passing on knowledge and skills with contagious enthusiasm and passion, for sure one of the industry’s rising stars!! Mark has worked with and trained under some of the biggest names in the industry, notably his mentor Simon Radley of the AA five red star and Michelin starred Chester Grosvenor Hotel and Spa where he became Sous Chef.
Start Date: 31-08-2018
End Date: 31-08-2018
Open Times: 
Address: 17 Parkers Lane, Newtown, Powys, SY16 2LT
Phone: 
Email: reservations@thegranaryrestaurant.co.uk
Web: http://www.thegranaryrestaurant.co.uk/event/mark-ellis-great-british-menu/
 
Newtown Food Festival,  Newtown/Y Drenewydd
The annual Newtown Food Festival celebrating great food, drink and music The main sections of the festival include: Food Producers Tent, Street Food, Community Lawn (with Bar,) The Childrens Village and the Music Lawn.
Start Date: 01-09-2018
End Date: 02-09-2018
Open Times: 
Address: Powys, SY16 2BB
Phone: 01686 625544
Email: festival@newtown.org.uk
Web: http://www.newtown.org.uk/pages/newtownfestival
 
Acoustica: Sonya Smith,  The Hafren
Sonya Smith is a singer songwriter, playing acoustic guitar. Her songwriting is influenced by the traditions of blues, roots, rock and country music and lyrical word driven song writers like Bonnie Raitt, Beth Hart, Jackson Browne, Joni Mitchell, James Taylor, to name a few. Her songs have been described as evocative, passionate, heartfelt and intimate. Her voice has been compared from artists as diverse as Tracy Chapman and Joni Mitchell, being variously described as dark and blue, powerful and enthralling, the crystal clear “voice of an angel,” and “soulful and sublime.”
Start Date: 04-09-2018
End Date: 04-09-2018
Open Times: 19:30
Address: Llanidloes Road, Newtown, Powys, SY16 4HU
Phone: 
Email: boxoffice@thehafren.co.uk
Web: http://www.thehafren.co.uk
 
A Bryn Walking Event,  Bryn Walking
A moderate 6 mile guided walk in superb countryside. Collect seeds, grasses and leaves on the walk to create your own unique piece of pottery at Mid Wales Arts Centre. Date: Friday 14th Sept 2018 Cost: £19.50 per person Time and where: Meet 9.30am at Mid Wales Arts Centre, Caersws, SY17 5SB For more information, full itinerary and to book your place contact: Helen at Bryn Walking 07881 365169 email: info@brynwalking.co.uk Facebook group : A Walking and Pottery Event Please wear appropriate walking gear and bring your own food and drink for the walk. There is a café at MWAC which serves wonderful, home cooked food. The walk starts and finishes in Llandinam - Transport is not provided to and from Llandinam but lift share is encouraged. Approx finish time of pottery class at MWAC 5.30pm. www.brynwalking.co.uk www.midwalesarts.org.uk
Start Date: 14-09-2018
End Date: 14-09-2018
Open Times: 09:30
Address: Bryn Heulog, Bryn Gardens, Newtown, Powys, SY16 2DR
Phone: 
Email: info@brynwalking.co.uk
Web: www.brynwalking.co.uk
 
Jethro: The Count Of Cornwall,  The Hafren
Following 60 sold out shows last year, “The Count of Cornwall” is back again with his unique style of comedy. Jethro will probably be remembered for years to come with so many people loving this hilarious country style. He is considered by many as the greatest comedy storyteller that ever lived. Having produced 20 DVDs over the years there are some old favourites and many new tales told in a way only a count could.
Start Date: 14-09-2018
End Date: 14-09-2018
Open Times: 19:30
Address: Llanidloes Road, Newtown, Powys, SY16 4HU
Phone: 
Email: boxoffice@thehafren.co.uk
Web: http://www.thehafren.co.uk
 
Spinning and weaving demonstrations,  Newtown Textile Museum
When our local spinners and weavers are at the museum, not only can you ask all those 'woolly' questions, but you can try it for yourself.
Start Date: 15-09-2018
End Date: 15-09-2018
Open Times: 
Address: 5-7 Commercial Street, Newtown, Powys, SY16 2BL
Phone: 
Email: committee01@newtowntextilemuseum.co.uk
Web: www.newtowntextilemuseum.co.uk
 
BBC National Orchestra Of Wales ,  The Hafren
If you’ve never been to a classical, orchestral concert before, and are perhaps nervous about giving it a go, this is the one for you! Popular BBC broadcaster Lynn Bowles presents this fantastically varied and colourful experience - introducing each piece of music, the stories they tell and what to listen out for. Hearing the 80-strong BBC National Orchestra of Wales at full throttle in music from Stravinsky’s ballet The Firebird or Star Wars will pin you to the back of your seat, but in pieces like Vaughan Williams’ exquisite The Lark Ascending or John Williams’ heart-breaking main theme from Schindler’s List, you’ll also experience the luscious warmth and delicacy that an orchestra’s colour palette can paint. And talking of painting – children’s author and illustrator James Mayhew (the Katie and Ella Bella Ballerina books) will be creating pictures in the moment, during the works by Britten and Stravinsky, all projected onto a big screen. Britten: Young Person's guide to the Orchestra Vaughan Williams: The Lark Ascending Stravinsky: The Firebird Sibelius: The Swan of Tuonela Williams: Music from Star Wars, Schindler's List, Jaws and Harry Potter
Start Date: 22-09-2018
End Date: 22-09-2018
Open Times: 15:00
Address: Llanidloes Road, Newtown, Powys, SY16 4HU
Phone: 
Email: boxoffice@thehafren.co.uk
Web: http://www.thehafren.co.uk
 
Open Doors,  Dolforwyn Castle
Join us on the day for one of the timed tours of the site (in Welsh or English) with Rhys Mwyn, which will take place on the hour. The remains of this castle, begun by Llywelyn ap Gruffudd ('the Last') in 1273 and captured by the English in 1277, have been revealed by excavations. Tours are on the hour from 11am; guided tour by professional NWTGA guide.
Start Date: 22-09-2018
End Date: 22-09-2018
Open Times: 11:00 to 16:00
Address: Abermule, Powys, SY15 6JJ
Phone: 
Email: cadw@wales.gsi.gov.uk
Web: http://cadw.gov.wales/daysout/dolforwyncastle/?lang=en
 
Flying Atoms - Powys Dance,  The Hafren
Professors Gusto and Hitch work hard in the Laboratory of Curiosity answering questions: how do birds stay in the air? Why don't the stars fall from the sky? Where does the moon go in the daytime? Only one thing is certain – the universe is filled with wonder and not everything is as it seems. This playful, interactive family show will wow with high-flying aerial dance, a magical soundtrack and stunning design.
Start Date: 05-10-2018
End Date: 05-10-2018
Open Times: 13:30
Address: Llanidloes Road, Newtown, Powys, SY16 4HU
Phone: 
Email: boxoffice@thehafren.co.uk
Web: http://www.thehafren.co.uk
 
Loot,  The Hafren
The team behind last year’s One Man, Two Guvnors present a wickedly delicious, original version of Joe Orton’s dark comic masterpiece. Dennis works for an undertaker. Hal's old Mum has just died. Ludicrous slapstick meets dubious morals as the two young friends stash the proceeds of a bank robbery in Mum’s occupied coffin, all whilst trying to avoid a crazed policeman, a gold-digging nurse and a grieving widower. With the money safely hidden, there's no place for Mum whose body keeps re-appearing at the most inopportune times and our reprehensible thieves stumble their way through with hilarious consequences. Orton’s classic farce is a glorious mix of lunacy, political incorrectness and macabre humour. Sometimes shocking, sometimes baffling but at all times uproariously funny, this is a theatrical experience not to be missed! PLEASE NOTE: Contains adult themes and sexual references Age Guide 14+
Start Date: 06-10-2018
End Date: 06-10-2018
Open Times: 19:45
Address: Llanidloes Road, Newtown, Powys, SY16 4HU
Phone: 
Email: boxoffice@thehafren.co.uk
Web: http://www.thehafren.co.uk
 
Wales Rally GB - Newtown Regroup,  Newtown/Y Drenewydd
This lunchtime regroup is moving to Saturday this year as part of the 'Super Saturday' billing and will again take place on the busy streets of Newtown in Mid Wales. The cars will visit Newtown between the morning and afternoon runs through the classic stages of Myherin, Sweet Lamb Hafren, Dyfi and Gartheiniog. The regroup will take place on Broad Street and will give everyone a great opportunity to see the cars and meet the crews. Admission is free of charge.
Start Date: 06-10-2018
End Date: 06-10-2018
Open Times: 13:00
Address: Powys, SY16 2BB
Phone: 
Email: contactus@msaevents.co.uk
Web: http://www.walesrallygb.com/
 
Sinfonia Cymru and Caroline Pether,  The Hafren
Join award winning chamber orchestra Sinfonia Cymru, directed by Caroline Pether, for a beautiful and lyrical programme of music by Whitacre, Grieg, Barber and Vivaldi. From Vivaldi’s popular and evocative The Four Seasons, to the reflective peacefulness of Whitacre’s October, written about the composer’s favourite month, this is music to inspire. Grieg’s Holberg Suite, written in the style of dances from the playwright Holberg’s lifetime, and Barber’s classic Adagio for Strings complete the programme. Daring, innovative and mould breaking, Sinfonia Cymru is a dynamic Cardiff-based chamber orchestra dedicated to supporting some of the best and most talented young professional musicians in the early stages of their careers. Sinfonia Cymru presents a diverse programme each year with activities including orchestral touring, chamber music, creative learning and health & well-being projects. Eric Whitacre October Grieg Holberg Suite, Op. 40 Barber Adagio for Strings Vivaldi The Four Seasons
Start Date: 12-10-2018
End Date: 12-10-2018
Open Times: 19:30
Address: Llanidloes Road, Newtown, Powys, SY16 4HU
Phone: 
Email: boxoffice@thehafren.co.uk
Web: http://www.thehafren.co.uk
 
Peter Pan Jr - NYP Theatre Group,  The Hafren
Fly away to Neverland with Peter and the Darling children in this adaptation of Disney’s beloved animated film. Based on the Disney film and J.M. Barrie's enchanting play, Disney's Peter Pan JR. is a modern version of the timeless tale about a boy who wouldn't grow up... Wendy Darling loves to tell stories to her brothers, Michael and John. But when her father announces she must move out of the nursery, Peter Pan comes to visit the children and whisks them away to Neverland. Their journey introduces them to the Lost Boys, Mermaids, Indians and even the infamous pirate, Captain Hook! It’s Peter to the rescue when Wendy is taken captive by the dreaded captain, who has his own sinister plans in mind for our hero. NYP theatre company is a children’s based musical theatre school which explores every aspect of singing , dancing and acting. NYP come together weekly to annually put on shows and join in with local events.
Start Date: 13-10-2018
End Date: 13-10-2018
Open Times: 19:30
Address: Llanidloes Road, Newtown, Powys, SY16 4HU
Phone: 
Email: boxoffice@thehafren.co.uk
Web: http://www.thehafren.co.uk
 
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: 
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: 
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: 
Email: boxoffice@thehafren.co.uk
Web: http://www.thehafren.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: 
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: 
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: 
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: 
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: 
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: 
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: 
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: 
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: 
Email: boxoffice@thehafren.co.uk
Web: http://www.thehafren.co.uk
 
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