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27th May to 4th June - Half Term Farming Fun at The Judge's Lodging, Broad Street, Presteigne. Every day from 10am till 5pm. Farmer Freddy's checking all his farm animals. Search the rooms to find the different ones he looks after. Find one of each animal to win a funky farm prize! Further information please telephone 01544 260650.

3rd - Artists and Makers at The Assembly Rooms, Presteigne 10am till 3pm. A selection of work from local artists and makers. This month's featured artists Jason and Julienne Braham. For further details contact Rosamund on 01544 260777

3rd -  Presteigne Local Food Market, the Memorial Hall from 9am till 1pm. That interesting mix of regular, popular producers and new ones, all having one thing in common, namely the excellent quality of the food they produce. And what could be nicer than rounding your visit off with a lovely cup of Fairtrade coffee or tea and a delicious home made cake.

2nd-3rd-4th - Knighton Pilgrimage Weekend. Once again, a group of singers from across the country are forming a choir under the directorship of Geoff Weaver to present a series of informal services in rural churches, led by the Rev.Anne Ballard. This year we looking at 'The Canticle of the Creatures' by St. Francis of Assisi. We extend a warm welcome to anyone who would like to join us for any of these services. Our itinerary is as follows:- Friday 2nd St. Andrew's Norton 1pm, Presteigne Baptist Church 4pm, and St. Andrew's Church, Presteigne 6.30pm. Saturday 3rd June St. John's Newcastle upon Clun 11.30am, St. George's Clun 3.30pm and St. Edward's Knighton 6pm. Sunday 4th June St. Cuthbert's Clungunford, Eucharist 11am

4th - Presteigne Pop Choir First live performance at The Assembly Rooms, Presteigne. 3pm Tea and cakes. Donations

4th & 11th - Slow Swift Walk. Presteigne Area Community Development Group invite you to come Swift spotting in Presteigne, 9pm. Meet outside Assembly Rooms, 8.45pm. More information from 01547 560813

8th - Chatterbrook WI meeting at the Memorial Hall, 7.30pm. Planned talk on the daffodils is unfortunately cancelled, but there will still be a meeting for members. Further information on 01544 267245

11th - MBA present 'On The Trail of The Mortimers' Philip Hume. Refreshments and introductory talk 10am Assembly Rooms, Presteigne. Promoted by the Mortimer History Society

13th - Craft and Chat Afternoon in Arkwright Village Hall, Kinsham. 3 till 4pm Come and join us for a crafting get-together or just a chat. Bring along something you would like to make or to finish something you have had in the drawer for years. Or just for a cup of tea and company. All welcome. WiFi available. Admission £2 to include tea/coffee. On Craft and Chat days we have a free to use library of new and used books. Come and have a browse.

14th - Presteigne & Borders Floral Art Society in the Memorial Hall, Presteigne, 7.30pm. A demonstration by Janet Davies 'Down Your Way' Annual subscriptions, £25, are still payable. New members are very welcome, visitors £5 per meeting. For further details phone 01547 529244

15th - Storm South. The secret war to protect the Task Force and retake The Falkland Islands. An illustrated talk by Roger W.G. Curtis. On the 35th Anniversary of The Falklands War. To raise funds for your local day centre. How WW2 vintage torpedoes, satellite communication, intelligence, under-cover cooperation by unexpected allies and deployment of special forces met the threat of 5 Exocet missiles, for victory 8000 miles from London. At East Radnor Day Centre, Old School, Scottleton street, Presteigne. Tickets £8 until 14th June from Winnies - or on the door. Refreshments will be available. Enquiries 01544 262846

16th-17th-18th - The Royal George, Lingen SY7 0DY, 2017 Beer Festival. 12 local ales and BBQ. Saturday night performance from The Rhythm Thieves. Details please telephone 01544 267322

18th - St.Michael and All Angels Church, Knill. A concert to be held in the church at 6pm. Given by Ruth Watson, oboe, and Leila Basletic on organ. The music is taken from the musical library of David Humphrys, formerly of Knill Court, to include Max Reger, CPE Bach and Besozzi. There will be Pimms and cake on a sunny mid-summer's evening. Entrance by donation.

22nd - MBA Annual General Meeting. Trustees' reports for the year 2016/17, followed by an informal social event. Please join the MBA trustees for a drink. Everyone welcome. The Assembly Rooms, Presteigne, 8pm


1st - Presteigne Local Food Market in the Memorial Hall, 9am till 1pm. A wonderful, diverse choice including artisan chocolates, plants, organic vegs, homemade pies, smoked meats, pickles and jams and much, much more. And dont forget the Community Cafe, providing Fairtrade teas and coffees and delicious homemade cakes for you to enjoy with friends.

3rd - New Pilates class starting at The Retreat, Presteigne Industrial Estate, 8.15pm or Tuesday 4th at 9.30am. Booking essential as spaces are limited. For further information please contact or visit

7th - FREE World War 1 Evening (Powys War Memorials Project) 6-9pm at The Memorial Hall. Lots going on throughout the evening. Free entry but donations welcomed for The East Radnorshire Day Centre. Information from Nathan Davies on 01597 827597.

8th - The Big Macmillan Tea Party at Rockbridge Park, 2pm. £3,50 for drink and cake,, free drinks top-ups, donations for more cake. Massive tombola, White Elephant Stall, painting and craft stall, dolls house furniture and lots more.

9th - The Return of The Red Parrot at The Radnorshire Arms. Red Parrot Prose..5 till 6pm, readings by Paul Binding, Sarah Burton and Jem Poster. Red Parrot Poetry..6.30 till 7.30pm, readings by John Mole, Paul Binding and Jem Poster. Tickets on the door or reserved by contacting £5 for one event or £8.50 for both.

9th - Kinsham Country Show & Classics. NEW!!A show including Falconry Display, Bouncing Castle, Fire Engine, BBQ, Cakes and Teas, Ice-Creams, Plants and lots more stalls, plus many side shows. Classic cars - tractors - lorries.

9th - Mal Webb and Kylie Morrigan appear at The Dukes Arms, Presteigne, 8pm. Tickets £5 on the door. Australian vocal adventurer, multi-instrumentalist and looping beat-boxing, song-writer Mal sings his brain-provoking songs, and Kylie provides violin and voice.

14th -The Apple's Rounded World with Adam Horovitz and Becky Dello in The Assembly Rooms, Presteigne. 8pm Tickets £10 from Courtyard Antiques, The Workhouse or and on the door.

15th - Presteigne Carnival starting at mid day, the Carnival procession of floats, fancy-dress walkers and decorated bicycles will parade through our High Street to the Carnival Field at Wents Meadow where we will have an afternoon and evening of entertainment and fun for families and friends. The Welsh Axemen*Savage Skills Bike Stunt Display*Acrobats*Dog Show and Scurry*Sheep Shearing Display*Carnival Cafe*Football Tournament*Carnival Games*Delicious Local Foods*Bouncy Castle*Country Fayre Classes*Presteigne Pop Choir*Evening Music*Bar Enter a float in the Carnival - First prize £50. Be part of the Parade and enter the Parade as a group of Fancy Dress Walkers or on your bicycles, prizes to be won. Have a stand at the Carnival advertising your organisation, perhaps selling items to raise money. Or volunteer and become part of the Carnival Committee to help with preparations. Contact Debbie Davies, Chair of Presteigne Carnival Committee, on 01544 267044 or mobile 07766 152000. Email

16th - Summer Dance Show 6.30pm in the Memorial Hall presented by EG Fitness and Dance. Come and support a cast aged from 2 to 72, dancing to lots of different styles and raising funds for charity. Tickets available from No.46 Presteigne or from Emily on 07447 916646 or at Adults £4 Children 5 to 16 £1, under 5s free.

21st till 3rd September - Summer Holiday Fun! At The Judge's Lodging, Tuesday to Sunday and Bank Holiday Mondays, 10am till 5pm. Someone's been in the judge's house and put all sorts of strange things in there -he's really puzzled! Search through his rooms to find all the ODD OBJECTS OUT and be presented with an 'Outstanding Observer' certificate.

30th - Charity Shield Under 9s Mini Football Tournament & Fun Day 12 noon till 6pm at Presteigne St.Andrew's Football Club. Bar, refreshments, BBQ, face painting, coconut shy, bouncy castle dribble-the-ball, human fruit machine, hook-a-duck, tombola and lots more. A GREAT DAY OUT FOR ALL THE FAMILY! All proceeds will be shared between participating local charities.

31st - Medium Night @ No.46 with Jackie Mecke. Prosecco and nibbles 6.30pm £20 limited ticket availability. Book on 01544 260230 or email


5th - The Whimble Garden is open for charity, Park Road, Kinnerton LD8 2PG 10am till 5pm Adults £5 children free

9th - Music For a Summer Evening. A Concert of Chamber Music by BISYOC Young Musicians from 16 countries 

Option 1) Participants in BISYOC’s international orchestral exchange programme present an unusual and not-to-be-missed evening of light chamber music.


Option 2) BISYOC's 90 International Young Musicians spend 12 days together every year preparing a symphonic orchestral programme. They also spend time working in smaller ensembles refining their playing skills and the result is always a pleasing and varied concert of chamber music, held in the cosy setting of St Andrew's church. Details of the programme will be announced on the day, so come along and join us for an evening of lovely surprises! Tickets £10 - Winnie's, Presteigne: 01544 260202, Peter Gibbons: 01544 260551 or online:

10th - Presteigne and Borders Floral Art Society summer demonstration entitled 'Fruits of the Forest' with Sharon Dower, 7.30pm in The Memorial Hall, Presteigne. Visitors always welcome, £5 per meeting. Annual summer lunch is on Sunday 6th August at Knucklas Village Hall. Enquiries to 01547 529244

10th - Chatterbrook WI Elaine's Beauty Spot comes to Presteigne the Memorial Hall. Visitors very welcome from 8pm. Further information from 01544 267245

11th - London weekend Coach Trip departs Presteigne at 8.20am returns Sunday 13th at 7.30pm. 2 nights staying at The Double Tree by Hilton Hotel, Riverside, London £220 (£40 single supplement) Telephone Jim on 01547 528099

17th - The PNCS AGM at The Memorial Hall 2.30pm. All welcome. A strawberry tea will be served afterwards.

18th - Dont Make Me Laugh! At All Saints Church, Kinsham, 7.30pm presented by Stephen Hollinghurst and Edward Storey. Advance tickets £8 (01544 231627) or from Winnies, Presteigne or at the door. To include a glass of wine in the interval

20th - Norton Show and Fun Day at Home Farm, Norton LD8 2EF by kind permission of the Lloyd family. Entry £3, children under 16 free. Show opens at 12noon by special guest! Lots of attractions and stalls. Bar applied for, tea tent, grand raffle. Anyone wanting a stall in the marquee please contact Sylvia Davies on 01544 260697 and for further details or information contact Ann Price on 01544 267221 or Dan Price on 07798928909. Schedules from Lorna's Sandwich Bar, Presteigne or from Norton, The Old Postoffice in box on wall outside or Lane House Barn, Mynd Lane, Norton

26th-27th-28th - Annual Needlecraft Exhibition at St.Michael and All Angels Church, Lingen SY7 0DY 10.30am till 5pm. Featuring the exquisite character dolls of local artist Chris Withers. Raffle and light refreshments. A donation from all proceeds to East Radnor Day Care Centre.