Sunday 6 May
History of the Daffodil Industry in Presteigne
Catherine Beale is a writer and historian. In this illustrated talk, she outlines the remarkable contribution made by Presteigne breeders and growers to the history of the Daffodil (Narcissus).
Assembly Rooms Presteigne 3pm
£7 Tickets from The Workhouse,
wegottickets.com & on the door
Monday 7 May
Presteigne Food & Flower Festival 2018
Unusual Edibles with Tom Moggach
Food writer Tom Moggach specialises in
unusual edibles. This will be a fun,
practical and multi-sensory workshop
suitable for all ages. 12.30pm -2pm
Meet the Pollinators
View handmade models of bees,
beetles, butterflies and other insects, all vital pollinators of so many of our food crops. http://www.beetlesandbees.co.uk
& Photography Exhibition
judged by Sabina Rubler & Alex Ramsay.
Prize-giving at 3.30pm
Kitchenware & Garden Furniture Brocante
Assembly Rooms Presteigne 10am – 5pm
MBA in partnership with Presteigne Food & Flower Festival 2018
Sunday 13 May
Sidney Nolan Trust : Talk & Walk
AA short illustrated talk by Anthony Plant, Director of The Sidney
Nolan Trust, describing Nolan’s original vision for The Rodd, and the more recent residencies by international sculptors, and creative projects with young people from Birmingham and Sandwell.
The talk is followed by a walk to The Rodd, along the disused
railway line, where there will be an opportunity to see the Gallery
in the tithe barn and Nolan’s Studio.
For those who wish, there will then be the chance to discover the newly created paths through the ancient woodland that are now open to the public.
Assembly Rooms Presteigne 2pm
£8 Tickets from The Workhouse, wegottickets.com and on the door
Saturday 19 May
A special evening of entertainment brought to you by many of Presteigne’s most talented performers: folk, jazz, soul & swing.
Fully stocked bar & wholesome country snacks.
Assembly Rooms Presteigne 7pm
£15 from The Workhouse & The Salty Dog
Raising funds for The Wentes Meadow Barn Project
Wednesday 20 June
Mid Border Arts Annual General Meeting
The Assembly Rooms, Broad Street, Presteigne, Powys, LD8 2AD 8pm Everyone Welcome
June 29,30 & July 1
Blithe Spirit by Shoestring Players
The play was described by its author Noel Coward, as
“an improbable farce.”
Assembly Rooms Presteigne 7.30pm
Tickets £6 from Winnies Newsagents, Presteigne High St
Promoted by Shoestring Players
25 July-3 August
Gilfach Nature Reserve
Exhibition by Radnorshire Wildlife Trust
Gilfach is consistently voted as one of the top ten nature reserves in the country, and this exhibition features a introductory film by Iolo Williams.
The Meeting Room, Presteigne Assembly Rooms
Enter through Library during Presteigne Library opening times – Free
Promoted by Radnorshire Wildlife Trust
17 & 18 August
Welsh Textile Exhibition
Curated by Rosamund Black
Assembly Rooms Presteigne
10.30 – 4pm
An exciting selection of films, talks, drama and pre-concert events at the Assembly Rooms, alongside the Festival’s celebrated music programme.
Saturday 25 August 11am: 68 at 50
Writer and broadcaster Ian Marchant’s reflection on the legacy of the ‘revolutionary’ year of 1968, half a century on.
Monday 27 August 11am: Welsh Art in Twelve Pictures
Artist, writer and broadcaster Peter Lord returns with iconic
images that define Welsh art.
Monday 27 August 4pm: Well Thumbed
Notional Theatre’s Terry Victor with some shocking stand-up literature.
August 24, 25 & 26 8pm:
Scandinavian film season introduced by Tony Lawson.
For more information http://www.presteignefestival.com or
call the Box Office on 01544 267800
Saturday 29 September
A Hundred Different Words for Love
Three years ago, James Rowland met the love of his life. A year ago,
they broke up. This is James’s story of falling in love and landing broken hearted. It’s also about him being Best Man of Honour at Sarah and Emma’s wedding. And it’s the story of a quest: to find the right words to make sense of love.
A hilarious, heart-lifting story of romance, despair, and above all, friendship – from one of the UK’s most acclaimed storytellers.
This is the follow-up to James Rowland’s award-winning five-star hit, Team Viking
Assembly Rooms Presteigne 8pm
Tickets £10/£7 from the Workhouse & wegottickets.com