The Wye Valley River Festival is coming Saturday May 3 to Sunday May 18 2014 Hereford to Chepstow
Roll up roll up………. Come and be entertained…
Celebrate nature, culture, landscape and life along the River Wye in the stunning Wye Valley Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.
The story so far………
A band of travelling performers have infiltrated the area and inspired local folk to create an exciting new festival for the Wye Valley………
So come along and join in the two week party
5th-9th May 2014 Lydbrook/ Symonds Yat a traditional fete, walks and spectacle and exhibition at the Garden Cafe Lydbrook
6th-10th of May 2014 Wye Valley Arts Society exhibition in Shire Hall Monmouth
9th-10th May 2014 Monmouth - The river itself ‘on Trial’ in the courtroom of the Shire Hall - a thrilling new theatrical production created and performed by artists and the community - with debates and talks, arguments and brass bands…
11th May 2014 Llandogo ‘Fire and Flame’ - Bonfires, torches, processions, floating music, illuminated canoes, flaming sculptures and skulduggery…
12th May-17th Walks and talks
17th May 2014 The clock turns back 200 years in Brockweir to the heyday of river trade; join in the revelry and song, seek sanctuary in the Moravian chapel and celebrate in words and music the glory that is Tintern Abbey.
18th May 2014 The Grand Finale at Chepstow. A massed choir, brass bands, a Wye Valley flotilla spectacle, fireworks and theatre.
5th of May 2014 Langrove May Day Fair
16th-17th May 2014 Devauden Festival
Wye Valley River Festival in the Media
Experience conservation as never before as art dares to pose questions of environmental concern
Grow your appreciation of the Wye Valley landscape and the outdoors. Come along to walks, talks and debates and lend your voice to the future of our precious countryside
Spread the word. A unique festival is taking place, an imaginative collaboration of artists, communities and conservation experts, joining together to share knowledge of the fabulous Wye Valley. Tweet it, face book it, tell a friend!
Support the Wye Valley River Festival if you love the Wye Valley. If you have a local business and would like to promote this event contact us to find out how to get involved.
Volunteer your skills and knowledge if you want to be part of the festival .
The Wye Valley River Festival is an initiative of the Wye Valley Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB) Partnership with funding from the AONB Sustainable Development Fund, a Welsh Government scheme in the Wye Valley AONB; Arts Council of Wales, supported by the Welsh Government and the Heritage Lottery Fund; Arts Council England; adventa, Monmouthshire’s Rural Development Plan for Wales which is funded by the Welsh Government and the European Agricultural Fund for Rural Development; Environment Agency and in-kind support from The Shire Hall, Monmouth and National Theatre Wales along with contributions from numerous volunteers and various communities along the Wye Valley.
The countdown begins... Wye Valley River Festival flows in 55 days......
If you have an opinion about how the Wye Valley Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB) should be in five years’ time or have thoughts on the issues, options and opportunities for the area then you have an chance over the next 10 weeks to get your opinions heard. Then access the draft management plan here
Sun 16 Mar 2014
Wind: 9.66km/h, NNE
Sunrise: 6:35 am
Sunset: 6:00 pm