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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

5th - Presteigne Local Food Market and BBQ at The Memorial Hall, 9am till 1pm All the regular and popular favourites, in addition to the BBQ, including plants, artisan chocolates, smoked meats, pickles and preserves, Presteigne honey, sourdough breads and savouries, natural face and hand creams, herb plants and goat milk soaps and home made pies. The community cafe will be there too, serving Fairtrade coffee and teas and homemade cake for you to enjoy with friends.

5th - Artists and Makers, The Assembly Rooms, Presteigne, 10am till 3pm. With work from previous H-art artists

5th - Music at The Dukes, Dave Luke/Chuck Micallef, 8.30pm, 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

10th-13th - Pop Up Museum exploring Welsh Costume and Textiles, Assembly Rooms, Free entry, Thursday to Saturday 10.30am till 4.30pm, Sunday 10.30am till 2pm. Curated by Rosamund Black.

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

13th - Welsh Costume Talk by Rosamund Black Assembly Rooms, Presteigne, 3pm Tickets £5 from Courtyard Antiques, The Workhouse, or and on the door.

17th - The PNCS AGM at The Memorial Hall, Presteigne, 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

18th - The Mouthpiece of the gods at The Assembly Rooms, Presteigne, 7.30pm. John Kenny's solo lecture and demonstration telling the ongoing story of the reconstruction of the Carnyx, the iconic Iron Age Celtic instrument and the evolustion of the great family of lip reed instruments John is an internationally acclaimed trombone soloist and also plays jazz. Tickets £12/£9 from 

19th - Music at The Dukes, Presteigne, Michael Chapman, 8.30pm, £5

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

24th - Walk and Draw Workshops with Celia Johnson, at Rodd Farm, near Presteigne. A silent walk around the home of The Sidney Nolan Trust, to make drawings and/or write in response to the landscape. Open to beginners and practising artists, 10am till 2pm £15. Pat of Presteigne Festival Tel: 01544 267800

24th-29th - PRESTEIGNE FESTIVAL, at St Andrews, Presteigne, and other venues in the area. An outstanding array of talent, both creative and interpretative, sets the Presteigne Festival apart from all other annual events.' so said the Musical Opinion Quarterly. including Nightinggale Quartet, Leonore Trio, Berkeley Ensemble, Gemma Rosefield, Rachel Roberts, Benjamin Nabarro, Tim Horton, Rebecca Afonwy-Jones, Kathe.rine Baker, Laura Snowden, Suzy Willison-Kawalec, The Festival Orchestra, Sine Nomine International Touring Choir and much more... free brochures available tel:01544 267800

24th-29th - Presteigne Festival, at the Assembly Rooms, Presteigne. An exciting selection of films, talks, and pre-concert conversations will be taking place, alongside the Festival's music programme. To list a few: a season of counter-culture films, curated and introduced by Tony Lawson alongside local writer and broadcaster Ian Marchant's talk 'The strange death of the counter culture'. Anthropologist Stephen Hugh-Jones exlores the musical culture of the indigenous peoples of North-West Amazonia in 'Music from another world' To celebrate his centenary, there is a talk on Sidney Nolan-global artist-considering the artist who settled close to Presteigne in the context of the 20th century international art world. Box office 01544 267800. Online booking for all Festival events:

24th -29th- Radnorshire Arts and Crafts Foundation at Whitton Old School. Artists and Makers working in Radnorshire. 'From Cottage industry to Mill' an exhibition charting the history of Welsh textiles. Following the process from fleece to fibre, through spinning, dyeing and weaving on to exploring the regional costumes of Wales. With original pieces and faithful reconstructions on display in The School Room, and with a selection of antique, vintage and new pieces available to purchase in the museum shop. Adjoining The School in Studio 2 Seven Artists..a selection of work on sale from local artists: Jason Braham, Julienne Braham, Michael J. Hancock, Bronte Woodruff, David Critchley, Rhiannon Hooson, and Rosamund Black. Includes salt glaze pottery, watercolours and oil paintings, prints, silver and semi-precious stone jewellery and furniture, shibori dyed silk and linen, hand-embroidered and richly embellished leather jewellery. Refreshments available. The Old School, Whitton LD7 1NP Open daily during the festival 10.30am till 6.30pm Information tel: 01544 260777 or

24th-29th - Presteigne Festival Exhibition at The Workhouse Gallery and Cafe, Industrial Estate, Presteigne. Angela Gladwell watercolours and oil paintings, open every day of the Festival. Free parking and easy access, Industrial Estate, Presteigne LD8 2UF tel: 01544 267864

25th - As part of The Presteigne Festival, showing at The Assembly Rooms 'Such Is Life' a documentary on Sir Sidney Nolan, at 4pm.'Breathless'(PG) at 8pm

26th-28th - Presteigne Open Studios. The Youth Club, Old School, Hereford Street, Presteigne, and other venues around the Town.  During the festival this year there will be a chance to see the artists of Presteigne either at work or exhibiting their work in various venues around town.  Why not take this opportunity to wander round the town and drop in at the different venues. A wide range of different media will be both on show and demonstrated, from metal and stone sculpture, to installations, to paint and clay.   Some will be working in their own studios, whilst others will be sharing the Old School in Hereford Street, where teas, coffees and cakes will also be served. The artists will open their studios11am-5pm on Saturday, Sunday and Monday 26th, 27th, 28th August 2017.  Don’t miss this opportunity to visit not only our beautiful town, but also to see the work of a diverse and select group of artists. Maps of the art trail will be available in many venues in the town. A selection of the artists’ work will be on display in the Assembly Rooms and in the Wine Bar. For more information, visit the Facebook page – Open Studios Presteigne. Also Twitter and Instagram.

Susie Arbuthnott – Painter, Sara Bamford - Metal Sculptor, Ann Campbell - Sculptor, Justine Cook – Installation Artist, June Coveney – Painter, Simon Dorrell – Painter, Tony Hall – Potter/ Sculptor, Lois Hopwood – Painter, Ruth Kirkby – Botanical Illustrator, Alison McGregor-Grimley - Painter, Lottie O’Leary – Sculptor/ Stone Carver, Celia Perceval - Painter
Alex Ramsay – Photographer, Antonia Spowers – Sculptor, Richard Studer – Painter, Printmaker, Gill Tenant-Eyles - Ceramicist.

26th - As part of The Presteigne Festival, showing at The Assembly Rooms, 'Bonnie and Clyde' (15) showing at 8pm

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.

27th - As part of The Presteigne Festival, showing at The Assembly Rooms, 'Performance' (18) showing at 8pm. Tel: 01544 267800


15th - Lingen Flix 'Their Finest' (12A) Comedy/Drama/Romance. Admission: £5 on the door, children £3.50 Lingen Village Hall.  If you'd like to pre-book a seat phone 01544 267736.