August’ calendar of events is full of festivals, country shows and things to do that will keep all ages entertained! Head to the St Eluned Summer Fair at Brecon Cathedral tomorrow for a family day out, wander around Brecon Show on Saturday the 5th, visit Tretower Court on the 27th & 28th for a festival of music and stories …and don’t forget Brecon Jazz Festival 2017! There’s plenty more going on, read on below….
1st August- St Eluned Summer Fair at Brecon Cathedral
The forthcoming St Eluned Summer Fair will be taking place at Brecon Cathedral on the 1st of August 2017! The day is lining up to be a spectacular event with childrens crafts, music and singing, a hog roast, storytelling and tours to St Eluned’s well!
6th July-3rd August- Ardent Gallery Summer Open Art Exhibition
Here at Ardent Gallery, we are very excited to be holding our first, and Brecon’s first Open Art Exhibition! We have had some great artworks submitted for this show! It runs from 6th July – 3rd August 2017.
Come and have a browse and view all the new artworks that will be exhibited during this time!
5th August- Brecon County Show
10th-13th-Brecon Fringe Festival
Brecon Fringe Festival 2017 takes place in Brecon, which is a lovely, unspoilt, Georgian market town in the heart of the Brecon Beacons, Mid Wales.
The Fringe is an open-access event, which means gigs and events over the Fringe are organised and funded independently by local landlords, venue owners and individuals. There is no official commitee – which is probably why it’s so successful! We then promote these events under the title Brecon Fringe Festival. Many of the gigs at pubs, galleries, cafes etc are regulars but anyone can put an event on as part of the Brecon Festival Fringe and we will include it on the programme.
Brecon Fringe Festival offers opportunities for local bands to perform (as well as bands from further afield). It also brings money into the town, and this money goes into local businesses therefore directly supporting theBrecon community.
Come to the Fringe if you like blues, rock, R&B, comedy, dance and alternative performances as well as occasional bursts of jazz. There are also family friendly events and workshops and children’s entertainment. Click here for tickets and the full lineup
11th-13th-Brecon Jazz Festival
Brecon is set for a whirlwind of performances this year -with an all-encompassing line-up you are set to see some of the biggest names in jazz as well as a parade of up-and-comers. This year sees national and local heroes of jazz with a sprinkle of international visiting or resident talent! Click here for the full lineup and more information.
12th-13th August- Theatr Brycheiniog Summer Family Festival
Join us for a jam packed weekend of free family fun, which will include live music, a special appearance from the cast of their pantomime ‘Jack and the Beanstalk’, street theatre, carnival games, craft and puppetry activities, face painting and so much more.
17th-20th August- Green Man Festival
The Green Man is an independent music festival held annually in the stunning Brecon Beacons. It has evolved from a one-day event into a seven day festival with live music including psych, folk, indie, dance and Americiana, as well as DJs playing everything from dub-reggae to electro and stoner rock, all throughout the night. Literature, film, theatre, ceilidhs, all-night bonfires, comedy and secret gigs are part of the festival’s unique identity. The festival has carved a niche as a non-corporate and ethically-minded festival.
18th-20th August- Volksfest Wales
It’s the 18th anniversary and we have loads of things lined up to celebrate!
Friday-Gates open for camping at 9.00am! Traders, catering to suit most tastes, bar, live music
Saturday – It’s a Volksfest Knockout. Traders, auto-jumble, vehicles for sale, club display, catering, bar, adult and kids disco, fire poi displays and live music
Saturday night is fancy dress night and our theme Disney theme
Sunday-Auto-jumble, vehicles for sale, show & shine competition, live music, acoustic chill out session, club stands and a whole lot more!
20th August-The Drover Cycles Powys Devil Sportive
83, 114 or 203 km
Start / Finish in Hay on Wye (HR35EH) – Drover Cycles car park
Entry fee £27 (on the day £35)
Online entries close on Saturday 19th August @ 11.00pm
Click here for more info.
26th-28th August- Brecon Beacons Summer Fayre
If you’re a fan of food, drink, music, or the arts, the National Park Visitor Centre in Libanus, near Brecon is the only place to be this August Bank Holiday weekend for the annual Brecon Beacons National Park Summer Fayre.
Come rain or shine join in the fun and discover many stands full of local food, arts and crafts, children’s activities and live entertainment spilling out onto the front lawn and surrounding fields.
The Beacons View Tea Rooms will keep you fully fuelled with local welsh food both inside the Tea Rooms and outside on the lawn with a delicious BBQ.
Taking place 10am – 5pm each day of the bank holiday weekend it’s a great family day out supporting local Welsh producers.
Entry is free to all and only £2 to park for the full day.
27th- Llangynidr Show
In the heart of the Brecon Beacons – the Llangynidr Show is a great day out for everyone. We pack a lot into this one day event. From agricultural, horticultural and craft competitions, to cookery demonstrations, sheep shearing and family activities, we are sure you’ll be kept busy just deciding what to do next!
24th -25th August-King Cetshwayo: The Musical at Theatr Brycheiniog
Tracing the life of this heroic Zulu leader, King Cetshwayo: The Musical is a UK Premiere that combines theatre, film and traditional Zulu and Shembe dance movements. This vibrant and colourful production is performed by over 20 artists as well as live musicians, from South Africa.
The story tells of the Zulu’s defiance against the English and Welsh Regiments during the Anglo Zulu Wars, and the victories that re-inspired the pride of a nation; defeating guns with spears in a David and Goliath real life story. Told through multimedia, song, dance, dialogue and storytelling, the performances features performances from the Zulu Royal Family and descendants of King Cetshwayo. Events, talks and exhibitions will be happening across Brecon around this iconic Zulu
visit.Get your tickets here!
27th-28th-Tall Tales from the Tower
Beyond The Border and Cadw present ‘Tall Tales From The Tower’
A Weekend Feast of STORIES & MUSIC at TRETOWER COURT, CRICKHOWELL
SUNDAY 27th AUGUST 11.00am – LATE
MONDAY 28th AUGUST 11.00am-6.00pm
Adult £22.50 / Child £11.25 / Under 5 Free
Day Tickets (Sun or Mon):
Adult £15 / Child £7.50 / Under 5 free
For more events taking place in the Brecon Beacons click here.