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Street Food Saturday

Times:
10th July 2021

Welcome to Street Food Saturday, with Silver Circle Distillery. Every second Saturday of the month (from May to September) they have invited a different street food trader to 'pop up' at the distillery for the day. All traders will have vegetarian options and children and dogs are welcome.
Sat 10th July - Burgers with The Beefy Boys (Book now)
Sat 14th Aug - Spicy Meze with Parva Spices
Sat 11th Sep - Tacos with The Bearded Taco
Each event will feature a specially curated cocktail menu to accompany the food.
Book now to reserve your spot for £8pp. Every booking comes with an £8 voucher to spend on food and drinks at the event. Visit Website

Wings of Wales, Llandegfedd Lakes

Times:
10th July 2021

Go along for a fantastic opportunity to see various birds on display including the white tail Eagle, Scandinavian Barn Owl, Hawks and more! This is a free event although there is an optional guided ‘hawk walk’ through the woods with a small charge of £2 per person. Visit Website

Chepstow Festival of Arts

Times:
17th July 2021

From 9.30am to 4.00pm The Chepstow Festival of Arts will fill the town with exhibitions and events from the historic town arch all the way down to the beautiful riverside. There will be dazzling displays of pictorial art, photographic art, floral art, crafts, sculpture, performance, and music. Youth creativity will be celebrated in the Drill hall and with StreetArt workshops. Our Art in Action artworks will be on display nearby and Church Walk filled with 240 decorated umbrellas. Performance art will be in the form of musicians, poets, and writers who will offer an exciting program of music and entertainment.
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Harry Potter, Outdoor Cinema Caldicot Castle

Times:
22nd July 2021

Expecto patronum! An amazing outdoor cinema experience at Caldicot Castle with a showing of Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone
Gates open 8pm, film starts shortly after sunset.
Bring a blanket or camping chair and watch on a giant cinema screen under the stars!
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Mamma Mia, Outdoor Cinema Caldicot Castle

Times:
23rd July 2021

An amazing outdoor cinema experience at Caldicot Castle with a screening of the fantastic MAMMA MIA!, the story of a bride-to-be trying to find her real father told using hit songs by the popular 1970s group ABBA.
Gates open 8pm, film starts shortly after sunset.
Bring a blanket or camping chair and watch on a giant cinema screen under the stars!
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The South Wales Shire Horse Show

Times:
24th July 2021

Meet the gentle giants and most magnificent British Heavy Horse at the annual show held at Bailey Park, Abergavenny. Many of the breeds on show, including the Shire, Clydesdale and Suffolk Punch, are on the Rare Breeds List and attending the show is a great way of seeing them. And then of course are the magnificent miniature horses. Go and see the cheeky, yet most loved Miniature Horses in the mini ring. A show suitable for all the family. Dogs are welcome but must be kept on leads!
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Bristol International Balloon Fiesta

Times:
12th - 15th August 2021

The Bristol International Balloon Fiesta is Europe’s largest annual meeting of hot air balloons, attracting over 130 Hot Air Balloons from across the globe. The Fiesta truly is a sight that can only be seen in Bristol. Held over four days in August at Ashton Court Estate, the event is completely free with charges made for parking on the event site. Alongside the fantastic sight of hot air balloons filling the skies, there is a large number of great trade stands, fairground rides and entertainment.
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Street Food Saturday

Times:
14th August 2021

Welcome to Street Food Saturday, with Silver Circle Distillery. Every second Saturday of the month (from May to September) they have invited a different street food trader to 'pop up' at the distillery for the day. All traders will have vegetarian options and children and dogs are welcome.
Sat 14th Aug - Spicy Meze with Parva Spices
Sat 11th Sep - Tacos with The Bearded Taco
Each event will feature a specially curated cocktail menu to accompany the food.
Book now to reserve your spot for £8pp. Every booking comes with an £8 voucher to spend on food and drinks at the event. Visit Website

Craig Charles Funk and Soul Club at Chepstow Castle

Times:
24th August 2021

Legendary actor, host and broadcaster Craig Charles is one of the UK’s most beloved Funk and Soul DJs. From Robot Wars to Red Dwarf, Craig has now grounded himself as a Funk & Soul icon after 10 years of broadcasting on BBC 6 Music with their primetime Saturday night show.
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Art in Penalt

Times:
28th - 30th August 2021

Art in Penallt is a three day event, featuring local and international artists and makers, including Fine Art, Sculpture, Wood, Photography, Glass, Ceramics & Jewellery.
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Murder Mystery on a Steam Train - Crime at Cafe Rene

Times:
4th September 2021

This murder mystery on a steam train starts at Norchard Station at 18:00, where you will be introduced to your suspects, before traveling in style on board our steam train, with a two-course meal, consisting of a main course and a dessert (options will be available closer to the day), served on board while you crack the case! The evening will conclude at approximately 21:00. Visit Website

Wye Valley Trail Race

Times:
4th September 2021

The Wye Valley Trail Race is a superb and scenic 25 km trail running race event. The race starts and finishes at Chepstow racecourse with parking and race HQ onsite. The trail run crosses two countries – England and Wales, two bridges over the river Wye, passes two famous landmarks (Tintern Abbey and Chepstow Castle) and includes the two famous trails – Offas Dyke and the Wye Valley Walk Way. This route epitomises the Wye Valley trails in every way, rolling forest trails, stunning views, historic landmarks and a mix of technical ascents / descents, open fields and views across the Severn estuary and River Wye. Visit Website

Monmouth Raft Race

Times:
5th September 2021

Spend a fun afternoon along the river watching the 55th Monmouth Raft Race. It starts at Noon at Monmouth Rowing Club (Just off the A40 at Monmouth) and is paddled over 6.5 miles down the beautiful River Wye to the finish at Tump Farm, Whitebrook, (courtesy of the Cullimore Family) where there is a Family Festival of entertainment and ample refreshment opportunities.
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Usk Show

Times:
11 September 2021

News from the Usk Show Committee
As a committee, we are getting more and more confident by the day that the current pandemic will be sufficiently under control for us to have a “near normal” show on Saturday 11th September 2021.
At this stage though, we do not know what restrictions, if any, will be in place in September so we are continuing with planning for the worst case scenario.
Things may look or feel a little different to the “normal” show, but we are doing everything we can to hold an event and welcome you all back to our lovely showground for one of the biggest one-day shows in the UK!
We hope to be able to release tickets for sale around 1st July as usual, more details will follow as soon as possible – please bear with us for the time being though.
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Street Food Saturday

Times:
11th September 2021

Welcome to Street Food Saturday, with Silver Circle Distillery. Every second Saturday of the month (from May to September) they have invited a different street food trader to 'pop up' at the distillery for the day. All traders will have vegetarian options and children and dogs are welcome.
Sat 11th Sep - Tacos with The Bearded Taco
Each event will feature a specially curated cocktail menu to accompany the food.
Book now to reserve your spot for £8pp. Every booking comes with an £8 voucher to spend on food and drinks at the event. Visit Website

Wings of Wales

Times:
11th September 2021

Go along for a fantastic opportunity to see various birds on display including the White Tail Eagle, Scandinavian Barn Owl, Hawks and more! This is a free event although there is an optional guided ‘hawk walk’ through the woods with a small charge of £2 per person.
Visit Website

Abergavenny Food Festival

Times:
18th - 19th September 2021

Abergavenny Food Festival enjoys an exceptional reputation as a place for chefs, food businesses, journalists, farmers and food producers to come together.
Through a programme of activities, including product tastings, kids’ activities, masterclasses, hands-on cookery lessons and topical debates, you can find the inside track on food issues, new ideas about the future of our food and meet the rising stars of the industry.
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Forest of Dean Autumn Half Marathon

Times:
26th September 2021

Using the same organization (but a different course) as the popular Spring event, this race follows a forest trails course with no road crossings. This course has some interesting hill challenges and offers a chance to experience the Forest with its late-summer leaf canopy. Visit Website

Forest Showcase Food Festival

Times:
3rd October 2021

The Forest Showcase Food & Drink Festival is back at the Speech House Hotel. They showcase creative producers from The Forest of Dean and surrounding areas alongside invited traders who have something that ‘little bit different’ to bring to the Festival. From cheese mongers, bakers, brewers and baristas to chocolatiers, butchers, winemakers and those that create delicious ice cream, you will find them all. Over 100 top local and artisan producers, stunning hot food, real ale, gin and wine, interesting talks, parent & child cookery lessons and lots of children’s activities, top chef demos, excellent live music, arts & crafts, all together it makes a lovely foodie family day out.
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