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Sun 22 Apr 2018

Lego Club

Lego Club happens every Sunday. Come along all ages welcome, including parents!


Community event 11.00am
Tue 24 Apr 2018

Science Cafe

Science Cafe is a group which meet on the 4th Tuesday of every month. Each time they look at a specific topic, or chat about science in the news. For details contact


Community event 7.00pm
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Tue 24 Apr 2018

Open Mic

Our Open Mic nights attract a wealth of talent. We see a variety of performances, including spoken word, poetry, comedy and all types of music. Come along to enjoy the night as an audience member or sign up with Chris to perform on the night!


Community event 8.00pm
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Thu 26 Apr 2018

Philosophy Cafe

Philosophy Cafe is an informal group which offers the chance to discuss philosophical issues. Whether you're an expert on Cartesian dualism or you simple have a new found interest in philosophical thought, come along! The club runs every other Thursday. For more info contact:

Community event 7.00pm
Thu 26 Apr 2018

Eco Spirit Cafe

An informal monthly meeting for people interested in spirituality and our connection to the environment. Eco Spirit Cafe meet in our Upper Gallery for stimulating short film and friendly discussion - all welcome. 

For more info contact:


Community event 7.30pm
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Fri 27 Apr 2018

Friday Live: Ollie West Band

The Ollie West Band are a 4 to 24 piece ensemble, creating new genre blending pop/fusion recognised by the likes of Bill Laurance and Dean Friedman. Led by songwriter, arranger, singer and pianist Ollie West, the band keep building from strength to strength and continue to develop their success with innovative ideas, memorable performances and, best of all, great soulful music. Inspired by artists such as Billy Joel, Bruce Hornsby and Elbow, Ollie's song writing consistently blends pop, jazz and classical genres and now carries a distinctive style of piano based writing with catchy melodies and intriguing harmonies.

Ollie himself has worked as a session keyboard player for New Order, Bill Laurance, ITV's Cold Feet and Joe Duddell, as well as arranging and songwriting for other upcoming artists in Manchester.  

"The tracks of Ollie West and his band are excellent examples of pop/fusion; sophisticated changes, literate lyrics layered upon a fine groove." - Dean Friedman, Songwriter

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Sat 28 Apr 2018

Saturday Shenanigans: Mr. Woodnote, Lil Rhys & Eva Lazarus

We warmly welcome back notorious street performer, Mr. Woodnote who this time brings with him Lil Rhys & Eva Lazarus.

Mr. Woodnote uniquely freestyles beats and riffs with only a microphone, a loop station, a saxophone and an electric saxophone. He will be creating his big and bouncy beats live-on-stage. His lyrical partners-incrime, Lil Rhys and Eva Lazarus join him onstage to mix Hip-Hop and Funk flavours with Jazz and Dance harmonies. 


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Fri 11 May 2018

Friday Live: Hattie Briggs + support from Frankie Wesson

Hattie Briggs is a 24 year-old singer, songwriter and multi-instrumentalist.

**Fender Guitars Undiscovered Artist of the Year 2017/2018**

Hattie is a 24 year-old singer-songwriter, recently named Fender Undiscovered Artist of the Year 2017.

Influenced by Foy Vance, Joni Mitchell, James Taylor, Goldfrapp, Pete Seeger, Regina Spektor and Jeff Buckley, Hattie writes and sings from the heart.

During her travels she has performed over 450 gigs and festivals and supported Lucy Rose at O2 Shepherd's Bush Empire, Ward Thomas at O2 London Brooklyn Bowl, John Smith, Blue Rose Code, Tom Williams, amongst many others.

Her crystalline vocals, insightful lyrics and catchy melodies resonate across all ages.

Support comes from Frankie WessonHer sets consist of a mixture of acoustic heartfelt original songs drawn from personal experience as well as classic and contemporary covers. Raised on artists like Fleetwood Mac, Alanis Morisette, Tracy Chapman and Eva Cassidy she also takes inspiration from contemporary artists such as Ed Sheeran, Adele, Deaf Havana and Julien Baker.

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Sat 12 May 2018

Saturday Shenanigans: Larkham & Hall

Americana songwriters Sarah Larkham and Elliot Hall (accolades including Bristol Songwriter Of The Year award), create bittersweet, beautiful music with country elements, taking their influences from American folk, country and blues artists such as Bob Dylan, Joni Mitchell and Johnny Cash. Together they layer harmony vocals onto thought provoking, poetic lyrics, all woven through with sparkling guitar, country style mandolin and emotionally charged harmonica. Emotional, heartfelt, honest music in the country-folk tradition, and words that will stay with you for a long long time.

"The kind of daydream England needs to reignite a spark for credible new songwriters. Fans of folk, poetry and rock'n'roll should pay attention." ALEX LEE THOMPSON NME JOURNALIST

"Humble Americana flare" Nitelife

"A delightful set of songs...they display their unique knack for songwriting" BRISTOL 24/7

"World Class act" GLASTONBURY FM

"A beautiful slouching sadness" ANNA BRITTEN VENUE

"Americana from the top drawer" SOUNDLOUNGE LONDON

"Music to bring joy and break your heart" SAVFEST UK

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Fri 18 May 2018

Friday Live: Zervas and Pepper

Zervas and Pepper are a Folk Rock duo from CardiffWales, who formed in late 2007. They play as a two piece outfit or a full band, and have a strong and growing presence on the UK-wide live circuit and international airtime, including appearances at theatres and festivals such as Glastonbury Festival and Green Man Festival, and regular national radio appearances. Hailed by tastemakers for their "exquisitely harmonised, blissed-out folk rock" MOJO

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Sat 19 May 2018

Charity Music Night

Hay, Brecon & Talgarth Sanctuary for Refugees presents a night of music featuring a wealth of talent in the form of Duncan McCorkindale, Adam Thorn, Nobby Wright, Josh Brown and friends. It will be a mix of Alternative, Country, Folk, Covers and Originals. 

£5 Entry - All profits from the door will be going to Hay, Brecon & Talgarth Sanctuary for Refugees -

HBTSR was set up as a direct local response to the refugee crisis, and has over 400 members providing respite days for youth and families as well as education, accommodation, collection of necessary items and transport.

Community event 7.00pm
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Fri 25 May 2018


The world's largest philosophy and music festival, HowTheLightGetsIn, returns to the famed book town of Hay in 2018. Debate about the nature of the universe with the worlds top scientists, laugh until your sides hurt with the UK's best comedians, dine with our speakers in Open Platform events or dance by the river to the finest beats. The 2018 line-up will include best-selling physicist Lawrence Krauss, political theorist Noam Chomsky, psychiatrist and former Government Drugs Adviser David Nutt, Shadow Home Secretary Diane Abbott, former Archbishop of Canterbury Rowan Williams, director of Zizek’s A Pervert’s Guide to Ideology Sophie Fiennes and journalists Polly Toynbee, Gideon Rachman and Matthew d’Ancona. 

Earlybird tickets available now. Locals are eligible for 50% off the standard ticket price in person at The Globe At Hay.

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Community event 9.00am
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Fri 1 Jun 2018

Electric Swing Circus + DJs Seritone & Klarc

Electric Swing Circus’s sound is a powerful combination of vintage samples, electro beats, gypsy- jazz guitar, electric double bass, keys, live drums and dirty synths. Fronted by an engaging female double-act, who perform an extensive variety of vocal styles, the ESC delivers a dazzling show. 

Book earlybird tickets £12.00 8.00pm
Sat 2 Jun 2018

Super Sonic Disco + Captain Accident

Super Sonic Max and Ben will be DJing til the early hours. Expect an irresistable smorgasbord of soul, disco and funk, brought bang up to date with party classics.

PLUS a live set from Cardiff based reggae/ ska/soul Captain Accident and The Disasters. 

Book earlybird tickets £10.00 8.00pm
Fri 8 Jun 2018

Friday Live: Phil King

As a singer songwriter Phil King has the whole trinity: a beautiful, soulful voice; deft skills at playing the guitar and the capacity to write elegantly worded and powerful songs. BBC Radio 2’s Bob Harris describes him as “Absolutely Brilliant” and a “Song Weaver”. 

Fri 15 Jun 2018

Friday Live: Manitoba Hal

The Mid Wales Rhythm and Blues Club presents Manitoba Hal.

Manitoba Hal is a consummate blues man, having toured Canada extensively with a ukulele.  Picturing him in his 100 year old cottage in Nova Scotia, one can't help wonder how someone can sound like he grew up in the Deep South of the States and play raw, swamp, delta, Cajun and zydeco style blues. Hal developed the blues sound when he lived in Winnipeg Manitoba (where he also got his name). "Winnipeg, often referred to as the Chicago of the north, is situated in a delta betwenn the Red and Assinboine rivers. I was born at the blues and I found that music inside me, I came alive and my soul started expressing itself in songs that flowed with that music. The blues is where my soul came into this world. Where it will end up I don't know but I'm ready for the journey". 

Website link:

Tickets are £10 available from:

Community event 8.00pm
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Sat 16 Jun 2018

Saturday Shenanigans: The Great Big Greenpeace gig!

The Lonesome Stampede will be headlining this night of music bringing their own original upbeat folk- funk to make a great party night! Support comes from a range of local acts, plus a raffle, prizes and a whole lot more! Come and join the fun and support the cause. 

Community event 7.00pm
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Fri 22 Jun 2018

Friday Live: A Different Thread

A Different Thread play what they call “British- Americana” and not just because their two main collaborators, Robert Jackson and Alicia Best, are from the UK and US respectively. They weave togeher elements of blues and folk, country and bluegrass. 

Sat 23 Jun 2018

Saturday Shenanigans: Mellt

MELLT are a young punk rock band heralding from Wild West Wales but now living in Cardiff. Their debut album ‘Mae’n Hawdd Pan Ti’n Ifanc’ will be released on April 20th with the first single ‘Rebel’ available now. 

Fri 29 Jun 2018

Desert Island Picks: Raymond Allen

Raymond Allen is a British television writer and playwright best known for creating the 1970s BBC sitcom Some Mothers Do 'Ave 'Em. He also wrote for the comedians Dave Allen, Little & Large and Frankie Howerd and the story of his life is both funny and inspirational to the struggling creative. A live theatre version of Some Mothers is currently touring the UK with Joe Pasquale in the role of Frank Spencer. FREE ENTRY!

After sharing his desert island pics here at the globe , Ray will be raising funds for St Mary's Church, Hay-on-Wye HR3 5ED, at 7:30pm on Saturday 30th June with a talk about his early career. This event is sponsored by the globe at hay. See for information and how to book. Tickets costs £10 and can be available to purchase from the globe bar. 


Community event 8.00pm
Sat 30 Jun 2018

Raise da Roof! Raising Funds for Callum's Neuro Rehab Journey

A night of music, family fun and more from local musicians plus a DJ set from Max of Super Sonic Disco. Epic raffle thanks to the generous donations from nearly every local business in and around Hay. 

£10 Entry - all proceeds to units and wards significant in Callum's recovery.

Community event 4.00pm
Sun 15 Jul 2018

Live Music: Kris Drever

An Evening with BBC Radio 2 Folk Singer of the Year 2017 - Kris Drever

Drever's voice and guitar is a part of the backbone of today's contemporary roots and folk scene. Hugely admired as a solo artist, collaborator, and a member of folk superstars Lau, he is a phenomenal and prolific artist. Drever has already played alongside Jack Bruce, Bela Fleck, Tinariwen, Joan As Police Woman, Jerry Douglas, Danny Thompson, Tim O'Brien, Sarah Jarosz, Shawn Colvin, Phil Cunningham, Rosanne Cash, Roddy Woomble, Eddi Reader, Adem, Kate Rusby, Julie Fowlis, Karine Polwart and many more.

"Kris Drever is a serious talent" MOJO

"The folk revival has a new standard bearer" Q

"Completely infectious" BBC Music *****

"Utterly stunning" fRoots

Tickets £15 adv are available from FLOW, 29-30 Castle Street, Hay-on-Wye 

Tel: 01497 822 999


Community event 7.00pm
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Sat 29 Sep 2018

Saturday Shenanigans: Keith James - The Songs of Leonard Cohen

Enigmatic, mysterious and sub textural, songwriter Leonard Cohen was an unflinching character, with an exact sense of prose, a wry humour and courage to wrestle with the unspoken, forgiving human frailty with the stroke of each line. 

The chilling announcement of Leonard's passing marked the end of an era. His music befriended an entire generation. Within every line of his writing, he has been challenging us to listen more carefully, speak more thoughtfully, think more deeply and recognize our own fragility. A Man of Grace. This World will miss him very much!
With a lifetime reputation of performing in this exact way and an undying love of the ‘pure song’ Keith James gives you a concert of Cohen’s amazing material in the most intimate and sensitive way imaginable, exposing the solitary inner strength of his greatest songs in their original perfect form. Keith has performed an extensive tour of this concert in Theatres and Arts Centres across the UK, giving almost 400 concerts to over 100,000 people. This has proved to be one of the greatest honours in Keith James’ 40 year career in music. Keith lives in Powys, Wales and Andalucia, Spain
Amongst a concert of such songs as; Famous Blue Raincoat, Sisters of Mercy, Suzanne and Hallelujah, are also Poems by Lorca that Keith has set to music; Cohen’s greatest influence. There will also be songs from ‘You want it Darker’ released only weeks before his death – produced by his Son, Adam.
‘Some of the most atmospheric and emotive music you will ever hear’  The Independent
‘Keith James has become a pillar of trust. A sublimely intimate and engaging voice’  Sunday Times
‘an elegant and beautifully crafted reinterpretation of a great Artist’s words’  BBC Radio Scotland
‘certainly the UK’s most celebrated and evocative interpreter of golden music’  The Guardian
‘All the tears of time are shed in a few brief lines’  Times Literary Supplement
‘a sensitive and pleasingly understated delivery, all the better that the songs might speak for themselves’  Acoustic Magazine
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Book tickets £10.00 8.00pm
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Fri 12 Oct 2018

Only Fools and Boycie - An Evening with John Challis

Only Fools And Boycie – An intimate evening with Only Fools And Horses actor John Challis.
Enjoy an intimate evening with John Challis, one of the nation's greatest comedy actors, best known as Boycie in BBC1's Only Fools and Horses. In this one-off show the national treasure will reveal secrets from the set with stories and anecdotes from his dazzling career.

Having worked with some of the biggest names in show business, he'll be spilling the beans about Only Fools and Horses co-stars like Sir David Jason and Nicholas Lyndhurst and friends and fellow performers like The Beatles, The Rolling Stones, Oliver Reed and George Best. He’ll also recall tales from his time in Dr Who, Coronation Street and other TV classics.
Mr Challis will also meet fans after the show to sign autographs and pose for pictures, while signing copies of his autobiography, Being Boycie, and novel, Reggie: A Stag At Bay.

Show running time: 90 minutes with 20 minute interval.

Book earlybird tickets £17.00 7.00pm
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