the festivals

here is a small selection of festivals that take place around this area each year


llantilio crossenny festival of music and drama

the annual llantilio crossenny festival of music and drama takes place during may each year and compirses a mix of opera, classical music and jazz performances.

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brecon jazz festival


hay-on-wye festival

at the end of may this festival draws the most amazing names from the literary world who come from all corners of the globe. in the last few years it has attracted titans as diverse as tom wolfe, bill clinton and sir paul mccartney. check the website for details.

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monmouth agricultural show

the monmouth agricultural show is the largest one-day show of its kind in the country

the abergavenny food festival

if food is your thing, then the abergavenny food festival in mid-september is for you.  always a weekend of fascinating culinary discussion with interesting guest speakers, it also offers the opportunity to visit and sample fare from a variety of food stalls and to watch renowned chefs at work. always an exciting and fun end-of-summer treat.

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cheltenham festival of literature

the bell is within easy access of cheltenham which is about a 40 minute drive away 

flavours of herefordshire festival 

from saturday to monday on august bank holiday.  the main festival takes part on castle green, hereford just behind the cathedral although there are manyf fringe events around the city and especially in the independent quarter, church street.