Exhibition: Fairy Tales from Middle Wales

A.K. Skipsey's colourful exploration into fable and myth, old and new, fantasy and truth, set in local landscapes. There's a story here for everyone depicted on lively vibrant canvases.

Open daily from 10am until 4pm at the Visitor Centre.

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Rhayader Dragon Festival

Join CARAD (Community Arts Rhayader And District) for a week of dragon-themed celebrations, including a procession, workshops and storytelling as well as live music, all with a little Halloween magic thrown in! For more information, visit CARAD's website: https://www.carad.org.uk/

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Moon Day

Just in case you missed our July event, here’s a second chance to celebrate the 50th Anniversary of the Apollo 11 moon landing. Come to the Elan Valley Dark Sky Park and take part in fun, astronomy themed activities for all ages, including an evening observing session, weather permitting.

Activities held at the Elan Valley Visitor Centre.

Elan Links History group will be asking you for your memories of the Lunar Landing on 20th July, 1969.

We will also be showing the Lunar Landing as it was broadcast on CBS and other videos related to the Moon.

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Paint your own Coasters Workshop

Paint your own set of coasters on reclaimed Welsh slate 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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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.


3 Tachwedd
Dydd Sul – 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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Elan Links: Local History Group

Photo of Elan Village

After a fascinating and informative Local History Day organised by Elan Links on 30th October 2018, Project 6 facilitated the setting up of a Local History Group.  This happened in January 2019 and the group have met on the first Tuesday of every month (except August) since then.  All are welcome and it’s free to come along - we meet at 7 p.m.

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Elan Eye

A free film and photography festival. Events include:

Friday 8th November: Dark Sky Photography Skills Presentation

Saturday 9th November: Beginner's Camera Workshop

                                                    Mobile Phone Photography/Film Workshop

                                                    Historical Film Evening

Sunday 10th November: Animation Day

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Elan Eye - Dark Sky Photography Presentation

Radnor Forest Panorama

Join Ian Collins for a 'Dark Sky Photography Skills' Presentation which is classroom based at the Elan Valley. Demonstrations of how to capture our beautiful night sky with a Digital Camera, techniques, equipment and skills. This was a popular event last year, with limited spaces, so booking recommended!

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Elan Eye - Beginners' Camera Workshop

Learn the basics of photography in our two hour beginners’ workshop. Discover what the buttons and dials mean, and how you can easily take photos without getting bogged down in technical details.

Booking recommended. Minimum age 12, children must be supervised.  For more information contact beth.rees@elanvalley.org.uk




10yb – hanner dydd, Amgueddfa ac Oriel Rhaeadr

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Elan Eye - Mobile Phone Photography/Film Workshop

Join artist and filmmaker Zillah Bowes to discover the magic of photographing and filming with your phone. Get tips on taking great landscape and portrait photos as well as still and moving video. A fun and practical workshop for all levels! 

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Elan Eye - Historical Film Evening

Go back in time and see Rhayader and the Elan Valley as they used to be in an evening of historic local films, provided by the CARAD Archives and Hafod Hardware. Also includes the winners of the Elan Valley Photography Competition. Light refreshment provided. Children must be supervised.

For more information email: beth.rees@elanvalley.org.uk




7.30yh – 9.30 yh Adeilad Theatr CARAD

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Elan Eye - Animation Day

Join Jim Elliott and learn how to create your own short animated film. In the theatre building, there will be a loop of locally created films, do drop in, have some light refreshment and relax and admire the creativity! Featuring films from Knighton Primary school, our Creative Elan Animation Workshop and more!

Bring a memory stick to take your film home (optional).

No booking needed. Children must be supervised. For more information, email beth.rees@elanvalley.org.uk


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Rhayader Community Walk

Clive’s 7.5 mile energetic walk will take you round Caban Coch passing Nant y Gro and a Welsh longhouse on a mix of well walked paths through forestry and open hillside with good views of the reservoir. Meet at Caban Coch car park.


Taith Gerdded Gymunedol Rhayader
10.30yb. Fe fydd taith gerdded egnïol Clive o 7.5 milltir yn mynd â chi o gwmpas Caban Coch heibio Nant y Gro a Thy Hir Cymreig ar gymysgedd o lwybrau a gerddir yn aml trwy fforestydd a bryniau agored gyda golygfeydd da o’r gronfa ddwr. Man cyfarfod ym maes parcio Caban Coch.

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