Saturday 11 January

Thrill Collins
& The Naked Pop In-QUIZ-ition

Thrill-Collins-smallFestival Night!
Three-piece skiffle party band Thrill Collins have a habit of rearranging some of the most epic pop songs of all time, with surprising results.
The Naked Pop In-QUIZ-ition is not your average pop quiz either, with wireless buzzers for multiple teams and
computerised scoring. Audience participation is the only way to win!
Presteigne Assembly Rooms 7pm
£12 The Workhouse (cash only) &
Optional dresscode: Festival Chic

Saturday 8 February

Bowjangles presents Excalibow

bowjangles_0371bSMALL_Bowjangles play furiously high-spirited, inventive arrangements as they dance like dervishes around the stage in this pacy, epic fable, that takes in elements of Lord Of The Rings, Star Wars and the Arthurian legend. The story comes with a myriad of musical
references, from Flashdance to Celine Dion; from Wagner to AC/DC. Their talent is evident in every scene as they dance and play and act, all at the same time, always with virtuosity and always with an engaging sprightliness. This well-choreographed show is full of zest, action and charisma, with more-or-less good clean family fun, and unfailingly entertaining for all.
Presteigne Assembly Rooms 8pm
£12 The Workhouse (cash only) &

Saturday 29 February

ALAW-SMALL041217-0682Three leading musicians, Oli Wilson-Dickson, Dylan Fowler and Jamie Smith, bring a wealth of experience to a shared passion – the traditional music of Wales. Whether unearthing rare gems or re-imagining a well loved melody, they treat their music with a deftness and sensitivity that is thoroughly absorbing. Combining powerful song writing with original tunes, they communicate their music with relaxed humour and a genuine affection that is truly infectious; and makes for a wonderful musical experience.
Presteigne Assembly Rooms 8pm
£12 The Workhouse (cash only) &

Sunday 1 March

A Box of Light & Dreams
by Emergency Turtle

turtleThree Mid Wales artists create the perfect afternoon of entertainment with riveting storytelling, hauntingly beautiful music and evocative shadow puppetry. The show combines storytelling by Kama Roberts, shadow puppetry by the brilliant visual artist James Jones Morris, and live music and song from Jim Elliott. The show tells of Welsh and international folk stories.
Suitable for the whole family. Though very little children might find it too long and complex, older children and adults will get
equal enjoyment from this magical show.
Presteigne Assembly Rooms 4pm – 6pm
£8/ £4.50 The Workhouse (cash only) &

Saturday 21 March


4th Annual Grand Spring Sale

Fabulous clothes, vintage, collectables & jumble
Tea, coffee & cakes
Presteigne Assembly Rooms 10am – 2pm
£1 Entry for Shelter and Help Refugees
Info: Sabina Ruber 01544 262864 / Kate Bull 01544 370637


Sunday 22 March


From Necessity to Luxury

woollen_shakeMark Lucas, Curator of the Welsh National Wool Museum, looks at the changing history of the wool industry in Wales. It was once widespread with 900 mills across the country, of which only a few working mills remain. Mark’s illustrated talk is accompanied by a selection of woollen fabrics and historical artifacts.
Presteigne Assembly Rooms 2.30pm – 3.30pm
£5 The Workhouse (cash only) &

Wednesday 26 March


Readings by the poet, Manuel Iris


Mid Border Arts and The Sidney Nolan Trust are delighted to present celebrated Mexican poet Manuel Iris, Poet Laureate of the City of Cincinnati. Iris’s poetry reflects his obsession with beauty, time, death, and the bridges that marry them. He is coming to the UK as a visiting research fellow of the University of Roehampton and will spend a week at The Rodd, immersed in the landscapes and culture of the Welsh borders.
Iris received the “Merida” National award of poetry (Mexico, 2009) for his book Notebook of dreams, and the Rodulfo Figueroa Regional award of poetry for his book The disguises of fire (Mexico, 2014).
Presteigne Assembly Rooms 7.30pm
Tickets £5 at the Workhouse (cash only), and on the door

Wednesday 1 April


Chamber Music for Strings

Musicians from North Wales and Shropshire present an informal concert premiering two works by recent Presteigne resident,
composer John Hyslop. The programme which includes a string quartet and a Viola trio, which are influenced by traditional
musical forms, infused with hints of Ibero-Celtic Iron Age pop music from the Walton Basin, circ. 2500 BC!
Presteigne Assembly Rooms 4pm
Admission free with suggested £10 donation, on the door
All proceeds to the children’s cancer charity, Team Cleo


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