Events by date

Sun 23 Feb 2020

Lego Club

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

Community event 11.00am
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Wed 26 Feb 2020

Little Willows Playgroup

Little Willows - the globe at hay's friendly outdoor children's playgroup. Every Wednesday in the globe garden - 9:30am - 11am whatever the weather!

Hats and wellies at the ready as we embrace each season with nature-based activities perfect for you and your little ones. Pressing flowers, nature prints, learning about creepy crawlies, smelling and touching herbs to enlighten the senses and fun outdoor games!

Parents and guardians are encouraged to nature-play with the children with the chance to socialise with other parents and carers in the area. Activities will be posted weekly on our Facebook Group 'Little Willows Playgroup' and vary from session to session.

Each session is £1.50 per child, which includes a bowl of porridge.

Community event 9.30am
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Fri 28 Feb 2020

Friday Live: Ji & the Rainbirds + Alice Rose Wild

Tickets £5 adv/£7 on the door
Doors 8pm

“Expect summer vibes and tales from the open road.” — BRISTOL 24/7

Ji and the Rainbirds combine the summer sound of soul with jazz-inflected guitar, skiffle drums, soaring strings and up-beat catchy melodies.

With a heartfelt sincerity and an ability to both draw and crowd in and get them dancing, Claire Ji’s songs tell tales from the open road with positive stories of human connection and the reasons we keep living.

After a busy summer of festivals in 2019, they have recently released their debut single Old Eyes, with an EP release set for autumn 2019.

“Up-beat singer-songwriter with a soulful twist...her joyous stage presence will lift your spirits.”— Festival Di Paladini, Italy

Support comes from Alice Rose Wild, a singer/songwriter based in Worcestershire. She started singing at a young age and decided to join the theatre company Stagecoach. It was during this time she discovered her passion for music and performing. After studying music tech at college, she decided to start writing her own songs alongside Helen Marple-Horvat. Her unique style is indie meets acoustic piano. 

Book tickets £5.00 8.00pm
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Sat 29 Feb 2020

Wedding Fayre

We look forward to inviting you to our Wedding Fayre to help inspire and plan your perfect day, held on Saturday 29th February 2020 from 11am to 3pm.

Enjoy complimentary fizz on arrival and live music whilst viewing our wonderful boutique venue specially dressed for a wedding. You'll have the chance to explore our carefully selected suppliers to encourage bespoke ideas for your special day.

Make a day of it and bring friends and family! Enjoy delicious Wood Fired Pizzas by CPK Pizza alongside a fully-stocked bar and cafe.

Dressing the venue is Dress to Impress by Julie, featuring beautiful floral designs by Helianthus Flowers.

Gorgeous gift bags will be provided to brides-to-be from Red Barn Vintage China.

Also featured will be our hand-picked, recommended suppliers showcasing their wonderful products and services:

Menna Breeze Music
Brecon Bridal Boutique
Adam Tatton-Reid Photography
The Vale Vintage Booth Co.
Baked With Love at Pippa's Pantry
tents4elements
F&H Country Cakes
Emily Wells Photography
Cor Meibion Talgarth Male Choir
DJDannygsounds
Lance Bowen. The Exceptional Close Up Magician.
Hair Comes the Bride
The Fordsons
Nerys Clark - Cellist
Indulge Beauty & Makeup

For more information please email hire@globeathay.co.uk

Community event 11.00am
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Sat 29 Feb 2020

Saturday Shenanigans: The Mighty Vipers

Tickets £6 adv/£8 on the door 
Doors 8pm

The Mighty Vipers are an eight-piece party machine from the north of England. A composite of brass band culture mixed with the protest activism of punk rock, driven forward with a reggae-inspired groove. 

“Like a steamroller of sound; smashing you round the face with a wet kipper while you make your best sex face” – Express and Star

Just like the black, sooty stuff that fuelled the industrial revolution, the Vipers are miners of kinetic frenzy, both onstage and off, creating a unified sea of sweat, smiles and celebration. Set your brain into defragmentation mode and let the soul man your human.

“Mighty Vipers are a new ska band from Shrewsbury and their album Elemental is a great take on all the bits of the ska story from Rocksteady and Calypso to Punk Ska. Also great lyrics and melodies – It’s hard to disagree with that having heard Chasing the Sun” – Tom Robinson, BBC Radio 6 Music

 

Book tickets £6.00 8.00pm
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Sun 1 Mar 2020

Lego Club

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

Community event 11.00am
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Wed 4 Mar 2020

Little Willows Playgroup

Little Willows - the globe at hay's friendly outdoor children's playgroup. Every Wednesday in the globe garden - 9:30am - 11am whatever the weather!

Hats and wellies at the ready as we embrace each season with nature-based activities perfect for you and your little ones. Pressing flowers, nature prints, learning about creepy crawlies, smelling and touching herbs to enlighten the senses and fun outdoor games!

Parents and guardians are encouraged to nature-play with the children with the chance to socialise with other parents and carers in the area. Activities will be posted weekly on our Facebook Group 'Little Willows Playgroup' and vary from session to session.

Each session is £1.50 per child, which includes a bowl of porridge.

Community event 9.30am
lw
Thu 5 Mar 2020

Greenpeace Talk

Informal meeting of local activists and supporters to discuss campaigns and how we can get involved in bringing about major environmental victories. Anyone who cares about the natural world and our future is welcome.

For more info, please email pbdelphiee@hotmail.com

 

Community event 7.00pm
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Sat 7 Mar 2020

Saturday Shenanigans: The Schmoozenbergs + Slippery Slope

Tickets £7 adv/£9 on the door 
Doors 8pm

Conjuring up the mood of 1930s Paris, fused with flavours of Eastern Europe and the energy of a campfire jam session, The Schmoozenbergs’ uplifting music will put a smile on your face and a bounce in your step. With roots in Gypsy Jazz, and influences beyond, their two guitars, violin and double bass bring you irresistible rhythms, evocative melodies and playful improvisation to create an upbeat and heart-warming sound.

“a voyage of delight, a foot tapping whirl of expressive energy” - Liverpool Sound and Vision

Based in Bristol, the band formed in 2012, and have had a busy seven years of live shows, including Glastonbury, Boomtown, Shambala and Green Man, international dance events and national venue tours.

In 2019, the band wrote and recorded an album of original music, with the support of funding from Arts Council England. On this tour, their live show will contain a mixture of new music from this album (entitled “Awaken”), alongside imaginative interpretations of classic jazz and swing tunes by the likes of Django Reinhardt, George Gershwin, Duke Ellington and Fats Waller.

Expect an energetic and engaging live show, guaranteed to put a smile on your face and a bounce in your step!

“Upbeat good time music” - Songlines

 “The musicianship is excellent, laidback and accomplished...played with love and abandon” - Folk Radio

Support comes from Slippery Slope. Slippery Slope play a fabulous cocktail of musical styles played on steel pan, fiddle, guitar and accordion. They have performed at multiple venues in Wales and festivals including Glastonbury, Shambala, Boom Town, OUTwest, Nozstock and last year’s HowTheLightGetsIn Festival in Hay. Expect a charming, fun and foot-stomping performance, not to be missed!

Book tickets £7.00 8.00pm
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Sun 8 Mar 2020

Lego Club

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

Community event 11.00am
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Wed 11 Mar 2020

Little Willows Playgroup

Little Willows - the globe at hay's friendly outdoor children's playgroup. Every Wednesday in the globe garden - 9:30am - 11am whatever the weather!

Hats and wellies at the ready as we embrace each season with nature-based activities perfect for you and your little ones. Pressing flowers, nature prints, learning about creepy crawlies, smelling and touching herbs to enlighten the senses and fun outdoor games!

Parents and guardians are encouraged to nature-play with the children with the chance to socialise with other parents and carers in the area. Activities will be posted weekly on our Facebook Group 'Little Willows Playgroup' and vary from session to session.

Each session is £1.50 per child, which includes a bowl of porridge.

Community event 9.30am
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Fri 13 Mar 2020

Friday Live: Katy Hurt

Tickets £5 adv/£7 on the door 
Doors 8pm

“One of the most exciting prospects on the burgeoning country scene” - Paul Sexton: BBC Radio 2

“incredible vocals, slick guitar work, excellent rhythm and – most importantly - superb songs” with “raw talent seeping through each track” - Maverick Magazine

Katy Hurt has rapidly become a leading light on the UK Country-Americana scene. 2018 saw her receive a nomination for “Best Country/Folk Act” at the Unsigned Music Awards as well as performing festival slots at Country 2 Country, BlackDeer, Rhythmtree, Cornbury and many more. Katy Hurt is one of those rare talents that can write and perform with equal impact. 

“Hurt’s voice combines Dolly Parton’s twang and Beth Ditto’s soul” - Roland Monger

Katy spent 2017 and 2018 performing at 100+ shows each year around the country since the launch of her EP “Pieces of Me” and highly praised singles from her recently released EP “Unfinished Business, with songs impressing fans by combining the honest lyrical content of country with riffs and haunting vocals.

Katy’s performance at The Pilton Party, highly praised by Michael Eavis, introduced crowds to her latest singles displaying great crossover potential into the rock, pop and blues genres.

Book tickets £5.00 8.00pm
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Sun 15 Mar 2020

Lego Club

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

Community event 11.00am
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Wed 18 Mar 2020

Little Willows Playgroup

Little Willows - the globe at hay's friendly outdoor children's playgroup. Every Wednesday in the globe garden - 9:30am - 11am whatever the weather!

Hats and wellies at the ready as we embrace each season with nature-based activities perfect for you and your little ones. Pressing flowers, nature prints, learning about creepy crawlies, smelling and touching herbs to enlighten the senses and fun outdoor games!

Parents and guardians are encouraged to nature-play with the children with the chance to socialise with other parents and carers in the area. Activities will be posted weekly on our Facebook Group 'Little Willows Playgroup' and vary from session to session.

Each session is £1.50 per child, which includes a bowl of porridge.

Community event 9.30am
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Fri 20 Mar 2020

The Harcourt Players

Tickets: £6 advance/£8 on the door (P.S we are only accepting cash on the door for this event)
Doors 7PM / Film starts 8PM
The Harcourt Players write and perform their own, contemporary score for classic silent movies from the early 1900s. With you, the audience focusing on a brilliant and captivating showing of F.W. Murnau's 1922 cult-classic NOSFERATU, with our musicians are weaving a wonder of sounds, incorporating a variety of musical styles and influences.
 
A soundtrack can fortify a love scene or add tension to a chase, make the jocular just that bit more hilarious with this event's live music performed using a plethora of instruments including guitar, banjo, mandolin, harmonicas and a variety of percussion as well as a sampler. The duo will be bringing a very modern approach to this 1922 film, creating eerie, joyous or scary soundscapes.
Community event 7.00pm
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Sat 21 Mar 2020

Saturday Shenanigans: Evening Jazz with The Jukes

 FREE ENTRY!

The Jukes are back! Resident jazzers at several pubs in the Greenwich area, this is a classic quintet/sextet/septet. They are big fans of Hay and love to escape London (and their day jobs) for the weekend whenever possible. 

This is jazz from the era of smoky black & white movies, created by artists who died tragically young far too often. Music created from suffering. Bebop and classic American songbook. Join us for a drink!
Abby Harte (vocals), Matthew Shorter (piano), Christian Lewcock (drums), Toni Sotos (bass), Ant Poole (alto sax), Hubert Spall (tenor sax), Mark Phillips (trumpet)
Community event 8.00pm
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Sun 22 Mar 2020

Lego Club

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

Community event 11.00am
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Wed 25 Mar 2020

Little Willows Playgroup

Little Willows - the globe at hay's friendly outdoor children's playgroup. Every Wednesday in the globe garden - 9:30am - 11am whatever the weather!

Hats and wellies at the ready as we embrace each season with nature-based activities perfect for you and your little ones. Pressing flowers, nature prints, learning about creepy crawlies, smelling and touching herbs to enlighten the senses and fun outdoor games!

Parents and guardians are encouraged to nature-play with the children with the chance to socialise with other parents and carers in the area. Activities will be posted weekly on our Facebook Group 'Little Willows Playgroup' and vary from session to session.

Each session is £1.50 per child, which includes a bowl of porridge.

Community event 9.30am
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Fri 27 Mar 2020

Nightingales Watch Present: Luna Bec

Tickets £5 - cash only!
Doors 8pm

Folk duo Nightingales Watch return to the globe this March, this time presenting Luna Bec

"the beginning of a bright future for this truly great singer-songwriter" - She Makes Music 

Luna Bec is a rare artist who is able to share their soul and include you in the experience. Her style is authentic, raw and vulnerable; her songs explore the human condition from the intimate to the universal. 

"Relatable and inspirational" - Get Into This

A multi-instrumentalist, her music has taken a journey of many turns through jazz, funk, and ancient Georgian folksong. Like some of her early musical influences Nina Simone, Simon & Garfunkel and Bob Dylan, her passion for social justice often finds its way into her music. 

Her second single "Power To Change," is a haunting and uplifting call to arms on the theme of the climate crisis, along with its powerful video of the youth strikers.

"Stunning" - Loud Women 

In support of Extinction Rebellion. 

 

 

Community event 8.00pm
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Sat 28 Mar 2020

Saturday Shenanigans: True Strays

The True Strays are a vintage loving, blues fuelled, dirty rock and roll band. Their live shows are a joyous hoedown of huge bass driven riffs, a howling tornado of resonator guitar, cacophonous drums and soaring Hammond organ.

“Rising stars of the UK Americana scene” – The List

Influences span the history of modern music with great admiration for the delta blues of the 40s and 50s, British Invasion and Psychedelic Rock of the 60s and 70s, Southern Rock and Soul and modern age Punk, Rock and Blues artists. Blues music is at the heart of everything they do but their sound isn’t bound to those rules or that genre.

Influences include greats like Muddy Waters and Howling Wolf, Jimi Hendrix and Fleetwood Mac, The Doors and Pink Floyd and more recent punk and rock and roll bands like Nirvana, QOTSA and Idles.

“A hip-shaking barrage of blues rock n roll.”  Clunk Magazine

 “Their creations have vitality, it’s more than just words and music, they pack a real punch and make you sit up and take notice…” – Blues & Roots Radio

Book tickets £8.00 8.00pm
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Sun 29 Mar 2020

Lego Club

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

Community event 11.00am
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Fri 3 Apr 2020

Friday Live: Howlin Ric' and The Rocketeers

Howlin' Ric and Gin House Records present original Rock & Roll and Rhythm & Blues with a classic and fresh sound! An exciting take on a great American tradition with a sound that channels the stylings of Eddie Cochran, The Johnny Burnette Trio and Little Richard. 
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Sat 4 Apr 2020

Closed for a Private Event

The globe at hay is closed to the public this evening due to a private party.

See more information on private hire options at the venue here
Community event 4.00pm
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Fri 10 Apr 2020

Friday Live: Matthew Frederick + support from Aled Rheon

Tickets £6 adv/£8 on the door
Doors 8PM

Matthew Frederick fuses an early love of classic singer-songwriters with more recent influences to create a distinctive and timeless blend of pop, indie- folk and blues, with a touch of Cymrucana and contemporary classical thrown in for good measure. 

“One of the names to look out for” - Metro

With headline shows in the UK, US and Europe under his belt, as well as fronting BBC Introducing favourites' Climbing Trees, the Rhondda Valley musician has released four albums, two EPs and eleven singles to date since his 2011 debut Venus & Mars

Alongside numerous festival (Green Man, Hay Festival) television (BBC, S4C) and radio (BBC Radio 1, 6 Music) appearances, Matthew has also recorded at London’s iconic Maida Vale Studios, performed with the BBC National Orchestra of Wales and was shortlisted for the Welsh Music Prize following the release of the Trees’ most recent album, the much-anticipated and critically- acclaimed Borders

“Subtle elegance … delicate beauty” - New Sound Wales

Matthew followed summer single Tell Me, playlisted across a number of stations and labelled his 'most upbeat miserable song yet', with latest offering Hay-on-Wye in Autumn 2019 ahead of his forthcoming debut solo studio album Fragments, set for an early 2020 release via Staylittle Music

 

 

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Sat 11 Apr 2020

Saturday Shenanigans: Crinkle Cuts

Tickets £6 adv/£8 on the door
Doors 8PM

Crinkle Cuts deliver you a blasting of tantric funk, smooth reggae and new-wave latin ska woven together with good vibes for an eccentric, exotic and eargasmic live performance. The Bristol 7-piece have brought their electric live show to stages across the UK and Europe and have built up a reputation for getting crowds dancing through the night, whilst they dance through the stage.

As well as their incredible live performances, Crinkle Cuts music has been well received with the BBC describing the Crinkle Cuts as “Amazing!” Bigger than Patrick, their new LP is out right now to stream on Soundcloud or to purchase on Bandcamp, iTunes and other major online stores.

Known for their tracks ‘Two Shoes’ and ‘Dan’s Song’, their debut album is underway, which includes the new hit ‘Slipped on a Banana' and is not one to be missed!

"The Pleasure is All Yours" is perhaps best imagined by thinking of a mix of early Chili's, and the Cat Empire by way of the Black Seeds. Album artwork designed by legendary urban artist Sweettoof.

The new singles "Whiskey Smile" and "Pick Up the Junk" are out NOW to stream or download on all platforms; watch this space as the only way is up for the UK's only self-proclaimed Tantric Funk band.

Book tickets £8.00 8.00pm
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Fri 17 Apr 2020

Friday Live: Mock Deer + support from Sky Coloured

Tickets £5 adv/£7 on the door
Doors 8PM

“A thoughtful commentary on modern society” – Americana UK

A self-taught musician with a unique playing and writing style, Mock Deer has re-immersed himself in London's Alt-Folk scene over recent years playing shows for many of the best local promoters and touring both in the U.K. and Europe supporting great acts such as The Burning Hell, Simon Joyner, Sam Brookes, Nadine Khouri & The Magic Lantern. As well as writing original music for theatre and television he has released 2 EPs ‘Cold and Bright’ and ‘How We Used to Live’ and at several U.K. festivals including numerous performances at Festival No.6, Wilderness and Head for the Hills.

“Most thoughtful and reflective of our times” – Echoes & Dust

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Sat 18 Apr 2020

Saturday Shenanigans: The Grahams

Tickets £8 adv/£10 on the door
Doors 8PM

The Grahams are New York grown, Nashville based couple Alyssa and Doug Graham. With stellar songwriting and bold arrangements, the new record is a love letter to the timeless pop albums Alyssa and Doug grew up with, harkening back to a time when Brian Wilson, Nancy Sinatra, Dusty Springfield, The Ronettes and Diana Ross & The Supremes ruled the airwaves.

The 2015 follow-up, Glory Bound, influenced by the couple’s train adventure all over America, was declared, “easily one of the best Americana albums of the year” - No Depression. Rattle the Hocks, a film directed by North Mississippi Allstars’ Cody Dickinson, chronicled the journey and became an international film-festival favorite.

With their new album, comes a new sound. Kids Like Us, is a love letter to timeless pop albums, harkening back to when Brian Wilson & Dusty Springfield ruled the airwaves. Written during a wild motorcycle ride along Route 66, at the height of the 2016 election season, the chaotic stimulus they witnessed was channeled into bold, aching melodies that grew out of motel-room whispers and studio experimentation. “Everything about Route 66 – the neon signs, motels, cars, the menus – are stuck in a different time,” Alyssa says. As a result, the music has moments of fantasy & the supernatural. It’s big, lush, ambitious & profoundly satisfying with its own unique alt pop sensibility.

Book tickets £8.00 8.00pm
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Sat 25 Apr 2020

Saturday Shenanigans: Mr Tea and the Minions

Tickets £8 adv/£10 on the door
Doors 8PM

United by a love of tea, energetic dancing, cheeky riffs, silly hats, and cake, Mr Tea and the Minions have been unleashing their colourful explosion of musical mayhem on unsuspecting audiences since 2013.

“The Minions seamlessly weave Balkan Beats with ska, dub and swing to create a bouncing set. It’s impossible not to get involved.” -The Independent

Their raucous Ska Folk blended with full-fat Balkan beats and a squeeze of tangy Dub has made them party-starting festival favourites – and has inspired frenzied dancing all over the UK (and on a number of forays into continental Europe), with almost 100 festival appearances including Glastonbury, Boomtown, WOMAD, Secret Garden Party, Shambala, Belladrum, Wilderness, Nozstock, and Goulash Disko, to name just a few.

Their highly anticipated new album ‘Mutiny’ is out now and is sure to catapult the band to new heights with it's mix of high energy, melodic and exciting original songs that the band are extremely excited about unleashing on the world!

“Upbeat, playful and exciting.”  - 365 Bristol

 “Mr Tea and the Minions played one of the best performances we have ever seen! Expect great things from these guys.”  - Swingamajig Festival

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Fri 1 May 2020

Friday Live: The People Versus

Tickets £6 adv/£8 on the door
Doors 8PM
"The resulting sound is "Dreamy... it just pulls you in." - BBC Introducing
The People Versus are a Chamber Pop assemblage offering a new spin. Fronted by the core members of London troubadours, Five Fathoms Deep, the band re-formed in Oxford, joined by new faces and a powerhouse of harmonies. Their songs depict stories of love, loss & sea monsters sure to captivate you & keep you on your feet. Each song is taut with feeling and longing, as Alice channels dreams, thought, and love through a kaleidoscopic medium of Greek myth and tales from Shakespeare. 
"Their energy is infectious... their harmonies to die for" - Big Ginger Tom Music
Book tickets £6.00 8.00pm
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Sat 2 May 2020

Many Men Singing: Hay Shantymen and the Bellow Fellows

Tickets £7 available here or you can pop in to the venue (cash only)
Doors 7pm
Performance 7:30pm

An evening of song not to be missed showcasing a wide selection of repertoire with entertainment guaranteed.

Hay Shantymen meet together weekly to sing songs of the sea and other songs that always get the crowd singing along! The Shantymen are hosting a visit by the brilliant London based Bellow Fellows who will be singing with and probably drinking with the group culminating in a joint evening of song here at The Globe.  

 

Community event 7.30pm
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Sat 9 May 2020

Saturday Shenanigans: When Rivers Meet

Tickets £6 adv/£8 OTD
Doors 8PM

Blues + Roots Rock duo When Rivers Meet bring their soulful vocals to The Globe at Hay, locking into harmony with a natural chemistry.

“The chemistry between their voices is palpable.” - Simon Redley, Music Republic Magazine 

Aaron’s bold, driven guitar is grounded by his solid kick drum, and Grace’s unique slide mandolin and fiddle combine to create a wall of sound. With the combination of well-crafted self-penned songs and reworked traditionals, performances are fearless. 

“..the performances are exemplary, the sound is magnificent, the songs are gorgeous. I love the drama. I love everything.” - Chris Kimsey, Rolling Stones Record Producer

 

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Sun 10 May 2020

Closed for a Private Wedding

The globe will be closed during the daytime due to a Private Wedding. 

Our unique space in the heart of Hay-on-Wye, within a beautiful converted chapel, is the perfect venue for a range of celebrations: from vintage style garden parties or magnificent weddings, to intimate drinks receptions or a sit-down meal, the globe can be adaptable to suit any occasion.

See more information on wedding options at the venue here
Community event 9.00am
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Sat 16 May 2020

Saturday Shenanigans: KINGMAKER

*First Welsh show in twenty-five years for nineties indie legends, Kingmaker!*

Legendary Hull hitmakers Kingmaker visit Hay-on-Wye, bringing top tunes aplenty. "Queen Jane," "Armchair Anarchist," "Really Scrape the Sky" and "Ten Years Asleep" are just some of the classic tracks you can expect to hear at this rare UK show. 

Support comes from local rock upstarts INCLINES, plus a pre-gig soundtrack of indie anthems to get you in the mood. 

Only 150 tickets available - this will be an unforgettable night which is sure to sell out!

Tickets available online here OR tickets available from Eighteen Rabbit or the globe at hay - £10 CASH ONLY 

Doors open 7:30pm

Community event 7.30pm
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Fri 22 May 2020

HowTheLightGetsIn Festival Hay 2020

The world's largest philosophy and music festival, HowTheLightGetsIn, returns to a gorgeous spot by the River Wye for its 11th annual instalment, featuring over 100 debates and talks and 200 music and performance events plus comedy, cabaret, documentary screenings, a dedicated children's programme, and much more.  

On the edge of the Black Mountains, nestled in Hay-on-Wye near the Welsh border, you'll find the world's leading thinkers across philosophy, art, politics and science debating the most fascinating and urgent topics of our time. Taking a cue from the festival’s official theme, Uncharted Territory, we’ll be asking big questions about everything from the ethics of lab-grown babies and the renaissance of political populism to colonial guilt and the theory of supersymmetry 

Speakers announced thus far include Pulitzer Prize-winning poet Paul Muldoon, award-winning columnist Polly Toynbee, philosopher of ethics Simon Blackburn, leading Brexiteer Penny Mordaunt, artistic director of the Young Vic, Kwame Kwei-Armah, and Momentum founder Jon Lansman 

Confirmed music acts include legendary composer Nitin Sawhney, soulful singer and cellist Ayanna Witter-Johnsonelectroswing outfit The Correspondents, and a DJ set courtesy beloved Scottish indie poppers Belle and Sebastian. 

HowTheLightGetsIn Hay 2020 is fun for all the family, with a dedicated Children and Young Adults’ Programme including a specially curated programme of talks for younger minds, interactive workshops, games and fairground rides, the IAI Academy, and the IAI School specially geared towards sixth form students looking to hone their university applications. 

There are many more announcements still to come. Book tickets now for an unforgettable experience! 

 

Community event 9.00am
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Thu 28 May 2020

Mitchell & Vincent

Tickets £5; cash only
Doors 8PM

Mitchell and Vincent are a folk duo from Dorset and Somerset who bring traditional and contemporary styles on fiddle and guitar to folk tunes and songs from around the British Isles with varied arrangements and great foot-tapping folk music.

“At all times, the interplay between David Mitchell’s guitar and Graham Vincent’s fiddle is quite stunning.” Acoustic Magazine

The duo have performed at a whole variety of festivals, events and concerts around the UK and abroad as well as in their native West Country, including established popular events such as Glastonbury Festival, Beverley Folk Festival, Broadstairs Folk Week, Lyme Folk Weekend, Bath Folk and International Festivals and Wimborne Minster Folk Festival. They have also supported renowned musicians such as Tim Edey (a BBC Radio 2 Folk Award Winner), Archie Fisher MBE, Jackie Oates and Kate Rusby as well as Ralph McTell and Wizz Jones.

"From softly delivered songs ... through expressive tune sets ... there’s a clear and obvious enticement to listen to their music." - Folk Words

 “Classy musical authority.” - R2 Magazine

"Achieving poised and lively refinement." - fRoots.

 

Community event 8.00pm
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Fri 5 Jun 2020

Let's Get Quizzical

The return of Let's Get Quizzical!

We are kicking of the New Year by testing your brains!

£2 entry per person. Winner takes the pot! 

Free chips at half time!

Community event 8.00pm
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Fri 12 Jun 2020

Friday Live: Honey And The Bear

Tickets £5 adv/£7 OTD
Doors 8PM

"Accomplished, easy-on-the-ear acoustic folk-pop for grown-ups” - fRoots Magazine. 

British folk and roots duo, Honey & the Bear, combine delicately interweaving vocal harmonies with emotive and evocative songwriting.

“Lucy and Jon have quickly established themselves a must-see acoustic duo” - Stephen Foster, BBC Radio Suffolk.

 With a diverse range of sounds and textures, and rhythms that flow from the fast and furious to gentle ballads, their live performances are spirited and dynamic. Conjuring stories in song, they tell tales of Suffolk folklore, courage, passion and heartbreak.

The multi instrumentalist pair have played at many revered venues and festivals, toured extensively across the UK as support for Sam Kelly & The Lost Boys, and travelled across the channel for their first European tour.

“Beautiful harmonies and charisma from both aside, they were very obviously enjoying each other’s company which enhanced the atmosphere of the evening ... their lyrics were significant without being contrived, and were enhanced by their storytelling and communication with the audience in between numbers”. - Ellie-Jane Arden, John Peel 

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Fri 19 Jun 2020

Friday Live: The Meadows + Paul Lloyd Nicholas

Tickets £6 adv/£8 OTD
Doors 8PM

The Meadows are a vibrant multi-instrumentalist Celtic-Crossover folk band, all drawn from one family.  Bringing cutting-edge techniques and an exciting, contemporary vibe to every show, the band perform original works which weave between foot stomping reels to rich vocal harmonies, taking their audiences on a spellbinding journey.

"Such a beautiful recording, from such an unaffected band. And hugely, luminously talented too, of course... Don't let anyone change or spoil you. I imagine that is the last thing anyone could do... Transfixingly beautiful!”  - Adam Walton, BBC Radio Wales

The band has been showcased by Fatea Magazine as one of the best emerging U.K. Folk bands.  Force of the Tide has been awarded the ‘Debut Album of the Year’ in Fatea’s Annual Awards 2019 and was nominated for the 2019 Sound Board Magazine Awards among the top four artists from Wales in the ‘Best Album’ category.  

After finishing the E.P. ‘Through the Fayre’, they toured theatres and concert venues across Great Britain with a self-produced original show, Celtic Journey, alongside the international soprano Kristyn Murphy who joined them from Maine.  During the tour, they performed live on television networks and BBC Radio Wales where listeners contacted the station to ask whether their performance really had been live.

The Meadows have twice played at Glasgow’s Celtic Connections, the International Music Eisteddfod in Llangollen, the Fishguard Folk Festival, How the Light Gets In, The Little Big Gig, Cardiff’s WMC and many other festivals and events along with regular airplay on national and international radio and T.V. networks.  A number of their works have debuted on BBC radio.  

“Beautiful, absolutely gorgeous!” - Frank Hennessy, Celtic Heartbeat, BBC Radio Wales

Paul Lloyd Nicholas is a South Wales singer/songwriter whose albums 'Ariel' and 'Hold the Line' have been released to high critical acclaim. Paul has performed at Cardiff's Millennium Centre, the National Museum of Wales and at festivals and folk clubs across the UK and Europe. His songs are regularly played on radio stations as far afield as Australia and the USA and, of course, on the BBC. 

‘A real pleasure to share a stage with such talent.- Charlie Dore

‘I thoroughly enjoy Paul’s approach to lyric storytelling.' - Harvey Andrews

 

 

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Sat 20 Jun 2020

Saturday Shenanigans: Neil Younger

A Tribute to the Legendary Music of Neil Young

Performing his best loved songs from across an extraordinary career spanning over five decades.  

We can’t wait to welcome back the U.K’s #1 Tribute Band to Neil Young,  Neil Younger.

Don’t miss your chance to hear this atmospheric set!

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Fri 26 Jun 2020

Friday Live: Secluded Sea

Tickets £5 adv/£7 OTD
Doors 8PM

Female fronted Indie-folk, psyche, pop band Secluded Sea are best described as shimmering dream pop, where experimentation with repetition, texture and tone, often rule over conventional song structures. 

Debuting the live band in February 2019, they have already played four sold out headline shows - two in Manchester and two in Halifax, as well as supporting for Space, Megan Dixon Hood, John Power from Cast and playing at the Sound City, Kendal Calling, Cotton Clouds and Off The Record music festivals. 

The band self-released their four song debut EP in early 2019 and are now working with the independent label Sloe Flower Records with a further EP containing four new songs due in March 2020, followed by a full album later in the year.

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Sat 27 Jun 2020

Closed for a Private Wedding

The globe will be closed during the daytime due to a Private Wedding. 

Our unique space in the heart of Hay-on-Wye, within a beautiful converted chapel, is the perfect venue for a range of celebrations: from vintage style garden parties or magnificent weddings, to intimate drinks receptions or a sit-down meal, the globe can be adaptable to suit any occasion.

See more information on wedding options at the venue here
Community event 9.00am
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Fri 3 Jul 2020

Let's Get Quizzical

The return of Let's Get Quizzical!

We are kicking of the New Year by testing your brains!

£2 entry per person. Winner takes the pot! 

Free chips at half time!

Community event 8.00pm
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Sat 25 Jul 2020

Saturday Shenanigans: The Hawkmen

Tickets £8 adv/£10 OTD
Doors 8PM

Described by UK Rock'n'Roll Magazine as “upbeat, extremely danceable, and a ridiculously enjoyable sound that flows like sweet nectar", are The HawkmenBlending their influences of rhythm’n’blues, soul, and rock’n’roll, they cook up a classic, rootsy, hybrid storm. Following the early successes of Soul 45 and Craig Charles Favourite, 'Don’t Judge A Book By Its Cover', a northern soul remix of Emma Beatson’s debut single Do It, The Hawkmen’s blazing Keep On Working EP was released yielding another 45 and played on repeat on BBC Radio 2 and Radio 6. 

"From songwriting to production, it’s totally in the pocket” – Craig Charles BBC 6 Music

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Fri 31 Jul 2020

Friday Live: A Different Thread

Tickets £5 adv/£7 OTD
Doors 8PM

A Different Thread deliver an intoxicating mix of Beatlesque folk-rock meets Gillian Welch dark country playing 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 together elements of blues and folk, country and bluegrass. Their original songs are inspired by the music that has crisscrossed the Atlantic over the generations, in true folk fashion.

 

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Sat 3 Oct 2020

Saturday Shenanigans: Roving Crows

Tickets £10 adv/£12 OTD
Doors 8PM

“Genuinely the next big thing on the folk scene”  - Andy O’Hare, BBC

Over ten years and evolving incarnations, award-winning Roving Crows have cultivated an arresting, singular sound that pushes the boundaries of the Celtic Folk genre playing with passion, energy and soul. Vital and vibrant, they are a must-see live act who showcase a mix of fiery, celtic-inspired fiddle, conscious, intelligent lyrics, backed by solid, thumping rhythms and driving, innovative bass.  

“Really individual Celtic folk rock group” Mike Harding, BBC

“The next folk super group in waiting”  - Nancy Dunham, folking.com

International Artist of the Year - Australian Celtic Music Awards 2017
Best Live Act - Spiral Earth Music Awards 2014
Best Folk Act - FATEA Music Awards 2014
Top Celtic Rock Band - Irish Music Awards 2012
Top Fiddle Player - Irish Music Awards 2012

Book earlybird tickets £10.00 8.00pm
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