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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
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Tue 5 Jun 2018

Death Cafe

As a breeding ground for philosophical thought and community support we also host Death Cafe run by Mollie Lord. Not to be confused with a grief support group, this group encourages tackling the complex ideas that surround death. It also encourages enjoying a slice of cake and a cup of tea! 

For more info, please contact Mollie Lord:

Community event 7.00pm
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Tue 5 Jun 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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Wed 6 Jun 2018

Creation Station Classes

These award winning classes for toddlers and pre-school aged children provide the perfect solution for all of your child’s creative needs, with no stress or mess for you! Every week you can inspire your child’s imagination and nurture their creativity with fun, hands-on creative play classes. These fun, educational and safe activity programmes engage your child’s natural curiosity and allow each child to participate and explore at a rate and pace which suits them. *BOOKING ESSENTIAL*

Discover:  6 – 15 months (approx.) 9:30am

Little Explorers: 16 months + (approx.) 10:45am

Classes run on a fortnightly basis on Wednesdays at the globe and can be booked online via The Creation Station website or by contacting Beatrice on 07788914347.


Community event 9.30am
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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”. 

Thu 14 Jun 2018

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. If ever there was a time to step up, it's now.

For more info, please email

Community event 7.30pm
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". 

Doors 7.30pm, showtime 8pm.

Website link:

Tickets are £10 available directly from The Mid Wales Rhythm and Blues Club here

More info:

Community event 7.30pm
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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. 

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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. 

Tue 26 Jun 2018

Science Cafe

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

For more info contact:


Community event 7.00pm
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Thu 28 Jun 2018

Eco Spirit Cafe

An informal monthly meeting for people interested in spirituality and our connection to the environment. Stimulating short film, friendly discussion, all welcome. 

For more info contact:

Community event 7.30pm
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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. 

Tickets £10 - available to buy from the globe (cash only). 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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Sun 12 Aug 2018

Three Inch Fools perform Hamlet

Three Inch Fools perform Hamlet

Five actors, with all manner of musical instruments, present an inventive take on Shakespeare’s most infamous and iconic play, Hamlet.

The Three Inch Fools are a five-strong troupe of actors with all manner of musical instruments, performing a highly imaginative and vibrantly musical take on Shakespeare's plays across the UK.

The Fools perform Shakespeare in almost any kind of setting - to date, they have performed at castles, cathedrals, historic houses, gardens, churches, market places, village greens, an old fire station, a medieval crypt, a crowded pub and a garlic farm – all the world's a stage!

Performance starts at 7pm

Book earlybird tickets £12.00 7.00pm
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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