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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 info@mwtcymru.co.uk with the details.

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Newtown Outdoor Festival,  Oriel Davies Gallery
Celebrate the summer and the beautiful Welsh landscape during a weekend of events for all the family. Come along to our hub at Oriel Davies Gallery in the Park Newtown. Sign up for one of 28 guided walks which vary in length and difficulty. Many of the walks have themes – challenge, long, short, accessible, dog, pub, Welsh, navigation training, foraging, history, singing, nature, and art. You will find one suitable for all interests, ages and abilities. Try canoeing on the river with instruction and canoes provided. Try out an electric bike to see if you like them. Learn how to cast a fishing fly (no hooks, for safety!). There is also cycling, mountain biking, running, or visit the garden gazebo to get advice and buy a plant to grow. All daytime events are FREE. Extend your active day with a ceilidh in the evening provided by local group, ffonic or go on a guided ghost walk. Organised by Walking Newtown and partners.
Start Date: 04-06-2022
End Date: 05-06-2022
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Address: The Park, Newtown, Powys, SY16 2NZ
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Email: info@newtownoutdoorfestival.uk
Web: http://www.newtownoutdoorfestival.uk
 
Gregynog Festival 2022,  Gregynog Festival
Gregynog Festival, the oldest classical music festival in Wales, returns with a feast of Midsummer music in the handsome setting of Gregynog Hall near Newtown in north Powys. Highlights in the historic Music Room include recitals by the harpist Maximilian Ehrhardt on Saturday afternoon, 25 June, and the pianist Llyr Williams on Sunday afternoon, 26 June. Saturday 25 June 2022, 2.30pm Y Parlwr Mawr | Senior Common Room, Gregynog Dr Rhian Davies ‘By particular Desire’: Welsh musicians in Georgian Bath Rhian Davies reconstructs the eighteenth-century world when Welsh exports to Bath included performers, composers and impresarios as well as flannel, cobs and mutton Saturday 25 June 2022, 4.00pm Yr Ystafell Gerdd | The Music Room, Gregynog Maximilian Ehrhardt, telyn deires | triple harp Maximilian Ehrhardt is based in Berlin and specialises in playing historic harps including the Welsh triple harp. His pioneering CD None But the Brave (2020) showcases music from three manuscripts at the National Library of Wales which are associated with John Parry, the blind musician who worked as domestic harper to Sir Watkin Williams-Wynn of Wynnstay. Sunday 26 June 2022, 2.30pm Y Parlwr Mawr | Senior Common Room, Gregynog ‘Baffling!’: Béla Bartók in Aberystwyth Dr Rhian Davies On 16 March 1922, the great Hungarian pianist-composer Béla Bartók made his UK public recital début at the Parish Hall in Aberystwyth, playing his own compositions plus a Beethoven Piano Trio with members of the University chamber ensemble. A hundred years on, Rhian Davies considers this remarkable occasion, described by the Cambrian News as ‘an epoch-marking occurrence in the career of the music students’ and by Professor Walford Davies as ‘Baffling’! Sunday 26 June 2022, 4.00pm Yr Ystafell Gerdd | The Music Room, Gregynog Llyr Williams, piano Llyr Williams is widely admired for his profound musical intelligence and for the expressive and communicative nature of his interpretations. An acclaimed performer of Beethoven, he makes a welcome return to the Music Room for the first time since 2011 with a programme that begins with the ‘Pathétique’ Sonata before exploring compositions influenced by folksong by Tchaikovsky, Bartók and Warlock. The Festival Box Office is now open and tickets and full information are available from www.gregynogfestival.org and 01686 207100. For the latest news, you can also join the mailing list via the Festival website and follow the Gregynog Festival’s Facebook page and Twitter account @gregynogfest.
Start Date: 25-06-2022
End Date: 26-06-2022
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Address: Gregynog Hall, Tregynon, Newtown, Powys, SY16 3PW
Phone: 01686 207100
Email: sarah@gregynogfestival.org
Web: https://gwylgregynogfestival.org
 
National Open Garden,  Gregynog Hall & Gardens
National Open Garden Scheme - Gregynog Hall & Garden Gardens are Grade I Listed due to association with the 18th Century landscape architect William Emes. Set within 750 acres, includes a designated National Nature Reserve with SSSI. Parkland with small lake and traces of a water garden. A mass display of rhododendrons, azaleas and unique yew hedge surround the sunken lawns. Unusual trees, woodland walks and arboretum. Good autumn colour. Open for NGS: Saturday 7th & Sunday 8th May 10am – 4pm Car Park: £2.50 Refreshments: Light refreshments at Courtyard Cafe. Admission to grounds: Adult/child - Donation requested Full details: https://ngs.org.uk/gardens-in-wales/
Start Date: 15-10-2022
End Date: 16-10-2022
Open Times: 10:00 to 16:00
Address: Tregynon, Nr Newtown, Powys, SY16 3PL
Phone: 01686 650224
Email: enquiries@gregynog.org
Web: https://ngs.org.uk/view-garden/25765