Monthly Archives: May 2011

Hay Days – the diary of a hotelier during the Hay Festival

The Swan Hotel Manager, Amy Mackintosh gives us a peep into her Friday diary entry after the kick-off of the 2011 Hay Festival. I’ve just been watching a TV ad for Sky Arts with Mariella saying that the Hay Festival … Continue reading

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In the Great English Garden: Talks and workshops over Hay Festival

For the first time this year The Great English Outdoors will be hosting a series of talks and workshops over the Hay Festival.  Thanks to Athene English who has provided us with further information. For the first time The Great … Continue reading

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From the Backstage of Hay Festival

Hay Days – the diary of a hotelier during the Hay Festival. Life from the Swan Hotel Hay. Thursday 26th May 2011. I couldn’t sleep last night. I was excited as a young child at Christmas. It’s T -1. The … Continue reading

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Walking Wednesday: Dog Friendly Brecon Beacons

This week’s Walking Wednesday post is from Brecon Beacons Holiday Cottages, who recently put together a promotion on dog friendly holidays in the Brecon Beacons. Pets can stay for free in some properties during the month of June.  They’ve selected … Continue reading

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Crickhowell Art Trail of Open Studios and Galleries 28-30 May

A big thank you to Suzette Pratten, Exhibitions and Art Trail Co-ordinator for the Crickhowell Art Trail of Open Studios and Galleries who has given us the lowdown of the event that will take place next week. So much to … Continue reading

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Walking Wednesday: Monmouthshire Walking Festival

This week we are giving you a preview of the Monmouthshire Walking Festival which is taking place from 10-12 June. Susan Waters has picked out four walks that are within striking distance of the Brecon Beacons. Following on from the … Continue reading

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Papier Mache and childrens story creation at Erwood Station

Welsh author Morgan Tomos will be running a workshop for children at Erwood Station and Craft Centre on Saturday May 28th. Morgan Tomos was a World Book Day author in March 2011, as part of a celebration facilitated by the … Continue reading

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