Saturday 28 September

Whiskey Moon Face

Whiskey Moon FaceBased around accordion, double bass and clarinet WMF are led by the superb vocals and hallucinatory lyrics of singer Louisa Jones. Capable of being both entertaining and profoundly moving, they combine elements of Eastern European traditional klezmer music and old time New Orleans jazz. Having played previously at The Velvet Violin, MBA is delighted to see this talented trio return to Presteigne.
Presteigne Assembly Rooms 8pm
£8 The Workhouse (cash only) &

Saturday 19 October

Barn Dance

barn pic outsideCome and dance to the Best Foot Ceilidh Band – hottest and newest dance band in the Borders, led by John Hymas. Best Foot’s line-up features John on fiddle, Dave Luke and Ben Walsh (guitar), David Rothon (bass) and Richie Lund (drums).
The band are joined by caller extraordinaire, the wonderful Kevin Davidson. The evening
celebrates Presteigne’s apple orchards, with the bar serving mulled local cider (and beers and wine), spiced apple juice and sticky toffee apples!
Wents Meadow Barn 7pm Family event: Adults £8
16s and under free The Workhouse (cash only) &

Sunday 20 October

Presteigne Pop Choir

Pop Choir-smallThis joyous Presteigne Choir present an afternoon of hits from
the 60s to the present day.
Presteigne Assembly Rooms 3pm Tea and Cakes / Donations

Sunday 10 November

Talk by Robert Pugh : Llanelly Pottery

llanelly Cockerel smallRobert’s main interests have always been in things Welsh and in particular Llanelly & Swansea Pottery. He is the co-author, with
the late Gareth Hughes, of
Llanelly Pottery. He wrote the Towy Guide to Welsh Pottery, as well as
numerous articles for local
publications, including the section on Llanelly
Pottery for Welsh Ceramics in Context.The talk will be accompanied by a display of Welsh Pottery.
Presteigne Assembly Room 3pm
£5 The Workhouse (cash only) &

Saturday 16 November

The Fetch Theatre: The Pedlar’s Tales

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAThe storyteller, Silver Joan, weaves a fantastical spell, in this show with
music featuring a host of beautiful
puppets. The stories, bringing past events bursting into life, have been inspired by fascinating historical
documents and objects from
Herefordshire Archives. The cart,
pulled by a goat, also contains a
‘magical’ box, to collect stories from the audience.
This is an engaging performance for families with children aged 8 years +
Presteigne Assembly Rooms 7.30pm
Adults £8
Children under 16 yrs old £5
The Workhouse (cash only) &


22 – 23 November

Artists and Makers Fair

Delightful gifts for Christmas, promoting the use of natural
materials, genuine craftsmanship and individuality: salt glazed ceramics. cards. pure wool knitwear. engraved stones. silver
jewellery. handmade natural soaps. wooden furniture.
Presteigne Assembly Rooms
10am – 3pm Free Admission

Sunday 24 November

Barry Lyndon directed by Stanley Kubrick

barry soldiersMisunderstood at the time of its release, it was once hard to find a review wholeheartedly in praise of Barry Lyndon. Over time it has become a much-heralded classic, with many critics claiming it as their favourite Kubrick film.
Barry Lyndon was one of the first films edited by Tony Lawson. He will introduce it and discuss the filming with Alex Dufort. It will then be screened with an intermission. Bar and snacks available.
Presteigne Assembly Rooms 6.30pm
£10 The Workhouse (cash only) &

Sunday 1 December

Talk by Peter Wright :
Half a Century in Motorsport

Wright-MansellIn a career spanning half a century in motorsport, engineer Peter Wright worked for 25 years at BRM and Lotus, trying to make Formula 1 cars faster. During this time he saw too many drivers, some of whom had become friends, kill themselves in racing cars. The last 25 years have been spent carrying out research and
development into motorsport safety.
Presteigne Assembly Rooms 3pm
£6 The Workhouse (cash only) &

Friday 6 December

The Gentle Good

gentle good smallKnown for his intricate guitar playing and haunting vocals, Gareth Bonello is one of the foremost songwriters working in Wales today. Based in the city of Cardiff, Gareth writes in both English and Welsh and has released several critically
acclaimed records. Gareth’s music
explores themes such as love, loneliness, and metamorphosing into a moth.
Presteigne Assembly Rooms 8pm
Tickets £10 The Workhouse (cash only) &

Saturday 7 December

Mrs Peachum’s Guide to Love and Marriage

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Mid Wales Opera’s SmallStages team romps onto stage with a radical reworking of John Gay’s 1728 work The Beggar’s Opera. Join Mrs Peachum, her daughter Polly and the Beggar himself in their bawdy, ballsy take on relationships and the relative virtues of virginity. A rumbustious tragi-comic tale of love, loyalty and London gin.
Presteigne Assembly Rooms 7.30pm
Tickets £12 The Workhouse (cash only) &>


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