Exhibition: Francis Brett Young - Poet, Novelist, Soldier

Frequently writing about the history of the English midlands and the Welsh borderlands, Francis Brett Young (1884-1954) was particularly interested in the Elan Valley and Birmingham’s Welsh Water scheme -  a topic to which he regularly returned in his novels. The most famous of these, The House Under the Water, first published in 1932 has been dramatised for both BBC radio and television, produced as a talking book and translated into Finnish, German and Spanish.

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Paint your own Jewellery Workshop

Come and paint your own earring and pendant set on wood or hand crafted clay with local artist A.K. Skipsey. All materials provided.

Places are limited, so please book in advance. £20 per person, payable in advance.

Two sessions available: 10am-12.30pm and 1pm-3.30pm.

Please call 01597 810880 to book your place.

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Pont ar Elan Show 2019

1pm  Annual Dog Show with Hounds, Terriers and Lurcher rings plus class for whippets, spaniels, sheepdogs and any other breed dog and child handler class.
Refreshments on Site
Ring Secretary, Tudor Davies on 01597 811299 for more details.

1 Dydd Sadwrn – Sioe Pont ar Elan

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Bird Walk - Summer Visitors

Join local bird watcher Tony Ware on a walk through RSPB Carngafallt woodlands too look for summer visitors.

Bring binoculars and wear appropriate clothing/footwear.

For further details please call Tony on 07772 792722.

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Dambusters Walk

A 4 mile guided walk to learn about the area, including the remains of Nant y Gro Dam which was used for tests before the WW2 Dambusters Raid.

There is a steep climb of 40 metres up the steps to the top of the dam and then a very steep 140 metre climb.

Meet at the Visitor Centre.

2 Mehefin Dydd Sul – Taith Gerdded y Dambusters

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Elan Links : Plant Identification for beginners

Come and learn about flowering plants and easy identification techniques.

Barbara Brown from the BSBI will lead a group explaining plant families and their characteristics.

An easy way to get to grips with basic plant identification.

Cost : Free

Plant Family guides will be available on loan for the day or available to buy £7.50


Booking Essential: bonna.williams@elanvalley.org.uk / 01597 811527

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5k Series

6.30pm  Third & final part of the 5k Series 2019 organised by Rhayader Running Club.
1 mile children's race starting at 7pm
and the 5k race starting at 7.30pm
For more information go to  www.rhayaderac.org.uk/5KPage.html
Registration from 6.30pm at Caban Coch Dam Car Park

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Monks Trod: Pont ar Elan to Abbey Cwm Hir

A joint event with Brecon Beacons Park Society. Led by Dilys Harlow and Andrew Leonard, follow this energetic 12.5 mile portion of the Monks Trod along paths, tracks and minor roads following a route that linked the medieval monasteries of Mid Wales. £5 donation towards transport required. To book your place, call 01597 810449 or email info@elanvalleytrust.org

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Watercolour Landscape For Beginners

A workshop ideal for beginners. Local artist and qualified tutor David Ward will guide you every step of the way on your journey to learning new and essential techniques for the watercolourist.

Places are limited so please book in advance.

£30 per person, payable in advance.

Please contact the Elan Valley Visitor Centre on 01597 810880 to book.

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Elan Links : Hay Meadow Survey Training Days

Come and join us for 2 days of botanical surveys in the traditional hay meadows of the Elan Valley. These are designated SSSI and host a wide variety of plant species.

The surveys form part of the work being done by the Elan Links project to record and preserve the natural heritage of the Elan Valley.

Contact Bonna  01597 811527 or  bonna.williams@elanvalley.org.uk  for more information or to book your place.

Places are limited so booking is essential.

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Planetarium Show: Galaxies and the Universe

Join Martin Nelmes and his team from the University of Aberystwyth and be taken on an exciting planetarium journey of our Universe.

Four FREE Shows at 11am, 12 noon, 2pm and 3pm.

Places are limited so please book in advance by calling 01597 810880.

Sioe Blanetariwm: Galaethau a’r Bydysawd
11yb-3yp. Ymunwch â Martin Nelmes a’i dîm o Brifysgol Aberystwyth ac ewch ar daith blanetariwm gyffrous o’n bydysawd. Pedair Sioe AM DDIM am 11yb, hanner dydd, 2yp a 3yp.

I gadw'ch lle cysylltwch â: 01597 810880

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Powys Rambers Walk

Peter’s strenuous 8/9 mile walk skirts Claerwen Reservoir before heading over trackless moorland to Craig Dyfnant returning via Blaencoel. No dogs allowed. Meet at the lower Claerwen car park.

 Taith Gerdded Crwydrwyr Powys
10yb. Taith gerdded egnïol Peter o 8/9 milltir sy’n ymylu Cronfa Ddŵr Claerwen cyn mynd dros y gweundir heb lwybr i Craig Dyfnant a dychwelyd trwy Blaencoel. Ni chaniateir cŵn. Man cwrdd ym maes parcio Eglwys Nantgwyllt.

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Bumble Bee and Solitary Bee Workshop

Learn more about the lives of these fascinating insects with Janice Vincett. Please bring a packed lunch, a net, outdoor clothing and insect repellent. Places are limited - book on 01597 810449 or email us.

Gwenyn a Gweithdy’r Gwenyn Unig
10yb-4yp. Dysgwch fwy am fywydau’r pryfed hudol yma gyda Janice Vincett. Dewch â bocs bwyd, rhwyd, dillad i’r awyr agored ac eli ymlid pryfed. Mae llefydd yn brin.  Man cyfarfod Tŷ Penbont.

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Blast Off! Bottle Rockets

Come along to the Visitor Centre to design, manufacture and launch your own rocket.

Only £3 for your rocket materials.

Please book in advance on 01597 810880.

No unaccompanied children please.

22 Mehefin
Dydd Sadwrn – Chwythiad! Rocedi Potel

10yb – 12yp & 1 – 3yp.  Dewch i’r Ganolfan Ymwelwyr i gynllunio, cynhyrchu a lansio’ch rocet eich hun.  Dim ond £3 am eich deunydd roced.  Dim plant digwmni.

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Magical Moths, Beautiful Bees and Discovering Dragons

Join Sorcha and Janice Local Wildlife Guides to celebrate “National Insect Week”. Learn the skills required to seek out some of our truly fascinating insect species. Bring your camera and suitable clothing/sun cream/insect repellent.

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