Saturday 13th May 2017 at 10.30am
A day out for history lovers at Wales’s only workhouse museum. The new Oral History Listening Post in the Workhouse History Centre will be inaugurated at 10.30 by Llanfyllin's Mayor, Dave Goodman, and visitors will be able to hear local voices remembering the workhouse in its last days. At 11.30 costume historian Sarah Thursfield will give a talk on ‘Clothing the Naked: Pauper Dress in the Early 19th Century’. Refreshments will be available and at 1.30 Tom Morris will speak on the Life and Legend of the great Welsh entertainer Ryan Davies whose father was the Workhouse Master. Finally Sarah will return for a practical workshop in Victorian sewing: ‘Making a Neat Cap for a Servant’. The workhouse building and grounds will be open as always along with the History Centre where the highly-praised film ‘Ghosts of the Workhouse’ can be seen on demand. Entry is free with a small charge for the workshop.
Saturday 13th May 2017 at 7pm at the Llanwddyn Community Centre
Despite flirting with a career firstly as a vet, and then as a software engineer, it was a passion for chilly adventures that eventually saw Adam Bradley join the British Antarctic Survey as an over-wintering communications engineer at their Rothera research station.
Having fully caught the polar bug, he then went on to manage research stations in both Polar Regions before taking charge of the mammoth project to relocate the iconic Halley VI station, which was threatened by a growing crevasse. This ambitious project sucked him in for several years before it was successfully completed in February 2017.
The evening will consist of: A talk including a slide show about the realities of working in the Polar Regions – what they do, what the research stations are like and how they survive in the challenging conditions.
Adam will continue after a short break explaining about the relocation of the iconic Halley station, why it needed to be moved and how it was done.
Tickets can be booked by telephone: (payment required within 7 days of booking)
Ruth on 01691 870501 -
Ieu on 01691 870217
Tickets are also available to purchase from the following outlets:
Dafarn Newydd store, Llanwddyn
RSPB – Dam Side Lake Vyrnwy, Llanwddyn
Lake Vyrnwy Hotel and Spa – (main hotel reception) Llanwddyn
Artisans Café and gift shop - - Dam Side, Lake Vyrnwy, Llanwddyn
Llanwddyn Post Office – (Monday and Thursday only – 9:00 to 3:00pm)
Telephone: 01691 870501
Saturday 17th June 2017 10am - 6pmMontytraX is proud to present it's first Mountain Bike Challenge, showcasing the spectacular scenery of North Montgomeryshire. The event will cater to all riders from the serious off-roaders to family groups. The event start and finish line is at Llanfyllin High School, Powys SY22 5BJ. For those that want to tackle the full challenge, the route will weave and wind through about 30 miles of undulating terrain with some technical sections to add a bit of spice. The route has approximately 5300 feet of climbing. For the more laid back cyclist and family groups there is an alternative route option of 15 miles through slightly less challenging terrain of which there is around 2000 feet of climb.
Address: Llanfyllin High School, Llanfyllin, Powys SY22 5BJ
Contact: Shan Mayor
Telephone: 07853 240769
Sunday 9th July 2017
As last year, participants will walk along the stunning shoreline of Lake Vyrnwy and can choose to walk 2 miles or 12 miles. Both routes are entirely road surface and start and finish with slight hill at the award winning 4* lake Vyrnwy Hotel & Spa. The short route is fully accessible, going across the stone dam and back whilst the long route does a circular loop of the lake.
Walk for Parkinson’s provides a perfect opportunity for people to have fun, meet others affected by the condition in their area and unite in a common goal – to raise awareness and vital funds.
Registration costs just £10 per person (£5 under 16s) and we suggest all walkers fundraise a minimum of £50. Registration includes a complimentary breakfast roll and hot drinks courtesy of the hotel.
If any walkers would like to book an overnight stay at the hotel, they should let reception now they have entered the walk as 20% of their room fee will be donated to Parkinson’s UK.
Contact: Bethan Palfrey
Telephone: 020 7963 3912
Friday 1st and Saturday 2nd September 2017
Now in its 5th year and selling out year after year, this little folk festival in Wales has become a fixture on the map of Powys and Lake Vyrnwy. Only minutes away from the lake its self it couldn’t be in a better location.
Featuring a weekend of the best music and dance bands on the folk and acoustic scene, with artists travelling from all over the country and abroad to play. A cram packed weekend is in store for all.
The line-up this year is as exceptional as ever and rumour has it tickets are already halfway to being sold out. There is a special ‘early bird ‘ rate available to anyone buying tickets before April 31st. (please note: receipt of payment must be in no later than the 31st April to qualify)
Starting Friday night with the Ceilidh, Hog roast supper and sessions in the bar.
Saturday starts from 11:00 with the big sing around in the bar and craft fair. Concerts start form 1:00pm prompt through to 4:00pm and then a break with another sing around until 6:30. Thereafter concerts start in the main hall again from 7:00pm to finish at around 11:00pm.
Sunday we have the Sunday sing – at the local church St Wddyns. Nestles in the hillside on your way up to the Lake and Lake Vyrnwy hotel. A tiny church which sounds lovely filled with melodic voices.
Please follow the link to the Llanwddyn events web site for all the information including the line-up and ticket application. www.llanwddynevents.co.uk or call 01691 870501
Telephone: 01691 870501