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FEB
28
Festival of British Cinema
28th February 2020 - 15th March 2020
Festival of British Cinema. 01432 340355. “easily rural UK’s most impressive film festival” The Independent. Visit website
MAR
5
THE SOLEM STRING QUARTET
5th March 2020
Music by Beethoven, John Luther Adams and Brahms St Mary’s Church, Hay-on-Wye at 7.00 pm. Tickets £12.50 from Richard Booth's Bookshop or online at this website.
MAR
21
Duo Maddalena & The Amyas Ensemble
21st March 2020
A feast of early music from the Mediaeval to the late Renaissance, including pieces for lute, woodwinds, vielle-á-roue (hurdy-gurdy) and voices. Their performance showcases works by Landini, Ciconia, Dowland, and Strozzi, as well as songs from the Cantigas de Santa Maria collection. Tickets £15. Visit website
APR
3
LORE LIXENBERG (mezzo soprano) and BARTOSZ GLOWACKI (accordion)
3rd April 2020
A programme of music by Bach, Purcell, Eccles, John Cage and Acqyaviva. St Mary's Church at 7.30 pm. Tickets: £12.50 from the Bookshop or online at this website.
APR
3
Bookstagram Hay 2020
3rd April 2020 - 5th April 2020
Hay will be celebrating its 43rd year of Independence from 3-5th April with 3 days of events reflecting all that is wonderful about this most unique of towns.
APR
26
Into The Breach-One Man's Battle with Shakespeare
26th April 2020
4pm, Clyro Village Hall. By popular demand Mark Carey delivers a one–man show set at the end of WWII, which focuses on Shakespeare’s Henry V but revolves around George Crocker, an amateur actor, whose ambition is to play Mother Goose! Tickets from Eighteen Rabbit or Sue on 01497 822523. £8/£5 u16. Visit website
MAY
2
Antiques and Collectors Fair
2nd May 2020
International Antiques & Collectors Fair of Wales. Royal Welsh Show Ground. 01584 873634
MAY
14
The Sixteen: The Choral Pilgrimage 2020 - Hereford
14th May 2020
The Sixteen celebrate 20 years of their Choral Pilgrimage tour with music from 16th and 17th Century Rome. Tickets £10 - £25, with discounts of 50% for students, under-35s, job-seekers, people living with a disability and their carers. Visit website
MAY
16
Royal Welsh Spring Festival
16th May 2020
Builth Wells, 01982 553683. Visit website
MAY
21
Hay Festival
21st May 2020 - 31st May 2020
Facebook page: Click HERE
MAY
22
HowTheLightGetsIn Festival - Hay 2020
22nd May 2020 - 25th May 2020
The world's largest philosophy and music festival, HowTheLightGetsIn, touches down in the Wye Valley for the 11th year running in May 2020 with more ideas, magic, music and wonder than ever before. The world's leading thinkers, from mind-boggling philosophers to award-winning scientists via renowned journalists and headline-making politicians, will gather to debate the most urgent and fascinating topics of our time. In the past, speakers from Deborah Levy to Rory Stewart have conferred on post-truth and patriarchy, the rise of China and decline of the West, the ethics of plastic surgery, and so much more. Debates will take place alongside a stellar line-up of musicians and comedians, following in the footsteps of stars like Lianne LaHavas, Ana Matronic, Donovan, James Acaster and Lou Sanders, all set in atmospheric and intimate venues. Visit website
JUN
14
THE ODORA PIANO TRIO
14th June 2020
Music by Haydn, Schumann, Herbert Sumsion and Shostakovich. Dorstone House, Dorstone HR3 6AW at 3.00 pm. Tickets £15 from Richard Booth's Bookshop or online at this website.
JUL
11
The Eusebius String Quartet
11th July 2020
A thrilling programme with music including the bright, optimistic character often associated with Haydn’s string quartets, and a late Beethoven quartet, a worthy inclusion in the year of the great composer’s 250th birthday. Join us in Dore Abbey at 7pm. Tickets £12 - £20 online or 01981 510112. Visit website
JUL
20
The Royal Welsh Show
20th July 2020 - 23rd July 2020
Visit website.01982 553686
JUL
26
LLYR WILLIAMS - piano
26th July 2020
Music by Beethoven, Tchaikovsky and Grieg. Dorstone House, Dorstone HR3 6AW at 3.00 pm. Tickets £15 from Richard Booth's Bookshop or online at this website.
AUG
1
WW2 - 75 Years
1st August 2020 - 2nd August 2020
HAY commemorates 75 years since World War 2. Re-enactors will be camped around the castle grounds including Monty’s Double, Oma Bradley. Sir Winston Churchill portrayed by Derek Herbert. Parade from main car park. Service of remembrance at the Memorial. Services led by a military parade, Emma Brown (Soprano), Surrey Police Band, and massed choirs.
AUG
1
Brecon County Show
1st August 2020
More info: 01874 611881. Visit website
AUG
7
Brecon Jazz Festival
7th August 2020 - 9th August 2020
For information: 07926 196714
AUG
8
Llanigon Show
8th August 2020
Nr Hay-on-Wye. 01497 847342
AUG
9
Steam & Vintage Rally
9th August 2020
The Rally is an event which caters for all the family - nostalgic vintage items for the older generation, entertainment for the children and plenty to interest everyone else. Visit website
SEP
5
Herefordshire Art Week
5th September 2020 - 13th September 2020
Herefordshire Art Week. Visit website
SEP
19
Abergavenny Food Festival
19th September 2020 - 20th September 2020
01874 624979. Visit website
OCT
3
Brecon Food Festival
3rd October 2020
07779 012019 for details.
NOV
27
Christmas Lights ‘The Big Switch ON!’
27th November 2020
Venue: Cheese Market / Memorial Carpark. It’s free, just turn up! See Hay-on-Wye transformed into a winter wonderland brimming with festive cheer!
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