As well as events in the surrounding towns and villages, Abergavenny is well situated for attending events and other things to do across South Wales. It’s just one hour to Cardiff – other large towns and cities such as Hay-On-Wye, Hereford, Brecon and Newport are just a short drive away.
(If you’re looking for Abergavenny events, please visit our What’s on page.)
25 May—5 June 2017
A gathering of top authors, illustrators and comedians get together in Hay-On-Wye for a festival of the arts.
8 July 2017
Concerts for Craswall – Summer Concert
A feast of music by Handel & Bach
Concerts for Craswall are delighted to welcome back
The Elysian Singers and Consort, under their conductor
Sam Laughton, to the historic and beautiful setting of
Dore Abbey, Abbeydore with a celebration of the very
greatest composers of the Baroque period: JS Bach and
GF Handel, both born in 1685.
Bach is represented by two of his most sparkling cantatas:
and Handel by two of his ‘Chandos Anthems’ as well as
music from his oratorio ‘Samson’. Music to enlighten
7.30pm Dore Abbey, Abbeydore HR2 0AA
Further information: http://concertsforcraswall.org
24—27 July 2017
The Royal Welsh Show (Builth Wells)
A display of the best of local agriculture, from livestock and produce to heavy machinery. There’s also a number of competitions, so if you fancy yourself as a sheepshearer, now’s your chance!
There’s a 12-hour programme each day of exciting entertainment, attractions and displays.
Close to a quarter of a million people attend this show, making this the biggest outdoor event in the UK.
Brecon Jazz Festival
This outstanding festival takes over the streets of Brecon and fills it with the delights of jazz. Visit the website for announcements as the musicians are confirmed.
17—20 August 2017
Green Man Festival
Crickhowell’s very own festival, with a 10 year tradition of championing great music, good times and good causes. It’s the go to festival to discover new musical talent, with many Mercury, Ivor Novello and Brit nominees and winners emerging from the festival each year. Winner of the Best Medium Sized Festival, UK Festival Awards 2010.
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