Aberystwyth and Mid Wales Events for March
Published: Tuesday 18th Feb 2014
Written by: The Wales Cottage Holidays Team
At the busy Aberystwyth Arts Centre on the 1st of March you can choose from a live screening of the opera Prince Igor or Ours was the Fen Country. Three Little Pigs, an innovative re-telling of this classic story for children is performed by Danny Schlesinger on the 2nd and a stage adaption of the 400 year old extraordinary work the Anatomy of Melancholy is playing on the 4th.
The Arts Centre Youth Theatre Group takes on a production of Carrie’s War between 13th and 15th March. The Arts Centre Stage School present The Selfish Giant, the Oscar Wilde timeless classic which is on between 20th and 23rd. For the younger ones, on the 22nd the story Dogs Don’t Do Ballet is brought to life by the Little Angel Theatre company. A few events are taking place at The National Library of Wales this month including a talk by Noel Chanan on the life and work of C19th photographer John Dillwyn Llewelyn – The Photographer of Penllergare, on the 5th.
To mark International Women’s Day on the 8th, Mary Lloyd Jones, will be visiting and discussing her work. On the 28th the winner of the Welsh Music Prize, Georgia Ruth, will perform her own enchanting harp and song compositions. St David’s Day, 1st of March, sees the start of the Crickhowell Walking Festival; each day until the 9th there is a choice of at least 7 led walks around this beautiful area of Mid Wales - so there will be something for everyone.
The annual South Wales Three Peaks Trial is on 29th March where you can raise money for charity and conquer the mountains around Abergavenny.
The historic cathedral town of Brecon is always worth a visit and on 15th March the market hall is host to the Brecon Craft Fair. Attended by around 60 independent artists and craft workers, you will find an array of quality items for sale. The inaugural Hay Dark Skies Festival runs from 21 to 23 March and celebrates the dark sky status on areas of the Brecon Beacons. Over the weekend, based in Hay-on-Wye there will be a number of events including guided observing.
Rhayader Museum and Gallery plays host to The Sarah Smith Quartet on the 22nd. There is a jazz string workshop for all ages during the day and participants may get a chance to perform in the evening concert! The stately Gregynog Hall near Newtown opens its doors for a number of events this month. 9 March sees rare books on display in the library of the mansion in conjunction with World Book Day.
Gregynog Young Musician Competition takes place on the 29th with the heats in the afternoon free of charge to attend. On 30th March its Daffodil Day where you can wander the beautiful gardens and the resident librarian is also leading a tour of this fascinating hall.