Whats on this Weekend

There are so many things to see and do in the Brecon Beacons every day. Here is our pick of the best things to do in the Brecon Beacons this weekend, including family events, festivals and fairs.

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Abergavenny Festival Of Cycling
The weekend sees the events of JULY 15TH
THE WALES OPEN CRITERIUM

Televised National Series Race
Supporting Youth Races
Schools Race 5:30pm
Youth Under 10/12 – BC members 5:45pm
Youth Under 12 – 20 mins 6:05pm
Youth A/B – 25 min 6:25pm
Women’s 2/3/4 – 30 mins 6:55pm
MJ Events Support Cardiac Race Carnival Event 15 mins the security and crowd 7:15pm
The JP Signs & Print Wales Open Criterium Elite Race 60 mins + 5 laps 8:00pm

JULY 16TH-IRON MOUNTAIN SPORTIF
Four distance sportive rides
Iron Mountain 100 09:00
Iron Mountain 70 09:30
Monmouthshire 40 10:00
Leisure Ride 10:30
Biking in the Bailey 12:00

JULY 17TH
THE GRAND PRIX OF WALES- Televised National Series 113 Mile Professional Race 11:00

THE PARA GP OF WALES-Hand Cycles, Trikes and Tandems

Brecon Craft Fair
The Brecon Craft Fair takes place in the town’s historic market hall and is held every third Saturday of the month between 9am and 4.30pm. Each and every month, up to around 60 traditional and independent craft workers and artists set up shop in the market hall, resulting in a truly unique collection of Welsh arts and crafts; from beautiful handmade soft furnishings to hand painted jewellery and locally crafted Faberge style eggs.

Not only will you be able to pick up a handful of goodies, you’ll also be able to talk to artists and craft workers themselves and find out just how much effort went into creating each and every item. You will be pleasantly surprised not only by the quality of the crafts on offer, but also by the fact that you can pick things up for the fraction of the price you’d find elsewhere.

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The National Botanic Gardens of Wales 
Focus on photography
Saturday 16 July 201610am to 1pm
Join our photographer Darren Boxer on a tour around the National Botanic Garden and pick up expert tips and advice on taking great pictures. No previous experience required, just bring your camera and comfortable shoes for walking. Lunch not included.
Find out more

International Festival of Dance
Saturday 16 July 201610am to 6pm
International Day of Dance – a wonderful celebration of folk dancing
Find out more

Badger Watch at Dinefwr
The popular badger watch evenings are back and will run between May and August at Dinefwr. Maximum of 10 in the hide at any time. Children over 10 are welcome-from 7-9pm

Booking essential – Call 01558 824512.

Meet our Badger watch Ranger in the visitor carpark at 6:50pm then he will lead you to the hide in Dinefwr’s ancient woodland. The hide is situated within the Dinefwr woodland and you must travel by foot to reach it. Therefore please wear appropriate footwear.

Llandeilo Festival of Music
Saturday 16th

Gabriel Faure’s much loved choral masterpiece will be the main work in what is guaranteed to be an evening of the highest choral excellence with one of Wales’s finest mixed choirs. The programme will also include works by Bruckner, Parry, Stanford, Brahms, Grieg, Lauridsen and Welsh composers Eric Jones and David Harries.

Sunday 17th
Closing Gala Evening- An evening of much loved music by Mozart, Puccini, Rachmaninoff and Verdi.

The Festival will draw to a close with another evening of vocal delight, when four singers from Denis O’ Neill’s Welsh International Academy of Voice take to the platform in a programme of popular arias and ensembles from their wide operatic repertoire. The expert guidance and intensive tuition provided by the renowned Welsh tenor’s Academy consistently attracts some of the world’s leading young opera stars and, alongside the BBC Cardiff Singer of the World competition, it has put Wales well and truly on the international map. The Festival is proud to be associated with the Academy for this final concert in this, its sixteenth season.
For both events:
Venue: St. Teilo’s Church.
Time: 7.30pm.
Admission: £15.00.

Monday sees the start of the Royal Welsh Show in mid Wales so make sure you go along for a great day out!  Find more events here 

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