Daytime Events in the Gardens and Elsewhere
Historic Cycle Cavalcade
With appreciation to the National Cycle Museum, Llandrindod Wells,
Around Temple Gardens - Tuesday at 11.00am
An opportunity to see and find out more about the wonderful old bicycles from the National Cycle Museum. The Junior Town Criers will lead the parade to the bandstand and meet at the Cycle Museum at 10.50am.
Welcome to La Modiste Mercantile!
Here you will find a wide selection of historical attire; from costumes and millinery to accessories and undergarments as well as on on-site alterations service during the festival. Ladies are invited to browse in comfort, enjoy a complimentary beverage and feel free to ask for any costume advice and guidance.
Our in-house dressmaker will be happy to discuss bespoke commissions for both costumes and undergarments.
We are also happy to sell your unwanted period attire and accessories on you behalf, 30% commissions to the festival; and donation of such items is especially welcome.
For queries and further information please contact Marina at:
To see what is available please use the following link to the Facebook Page
HOLY TRINITY CHURCH
19th to 27th August, Mon-Sat 10am to 5pm, Sunday 2pm to 5pm Marvel at the mad heroics of the men and women who forged an empire.
Plus: Floral displays, live music, children’s activities
and, of course, our
THURSDAY, FRIDAY & SATURDAY - TEMPLE GARDENS
“The Past Time Strollers set up an authentic Victorian military encampment giving talks on the weaponry and the living conditions of the soldiers encamped during campaigns in Victorian times. The encampment is based around the style of camping quarters that officers of the regiment would enjoy during either large scale exercises or genuine campaigns in the far flung British Empire. The reason that the encampment has to be based around the Officers Mess is simply because conditions for the ordinary soldier were usually basic in the extreme. Private soldiers usually had to make do with a blanket on the ground and their rations being cooked, if they were that fortunate, on an open fire. The encampment has been very popularly received in and around East Anglia and was specially recruited by the Parachute Regiment for its open day at the Woodbridge Camp in Suffolk last summer.”
BACK BY POPULAR DEMAND
AN EXHIBITION BY POWYS RADNOR FEDERATION OF WI's
AT THE HOTEL METROPOLE
Sunday 20th August - 2.00pm to 4.30pm
Monday - Saturday 21st to 26th August - 11.00am - 4.30pm
Do come and visit - a warm welcome awaits
Craft Sales Free Admission
A VICTORIAN PARLOUR
Pop in for photographs and admire the fantastic furniture for sale at Butterfills.
CHILDREN'S FANCY DRESS
Monday @ 1.45pm
Scottish, Highland, Jacobean theme
Wednesday @ 3.00pm
Characters from Victorian Novels
Thursday @ 3.00pm
Characters from Alice in Wonderland during the Friends production of "Allices Adventures in Llandrindod Wells"
ADULT COSTUMED COMPETITIONS
Monday at @ 2.15pm - Bandstand
Mr & Mrs Llandrindod Wells, sponsored by the Friends & Strollers
Wednesday @ 2.00pm - Bandstand
Victorian Era - Costumes original or copied from 1840 to 1901
Thursday @ 12.00 (noon) - Bandstand
Costumes from the Victorian Empire
A TALK BY MR DAVID LITTLER
CATHERINE 'SKITTLES' WALTERS
Catherine ‘Skittles’ Walters (1839-1920) was the last of the great Victorian courtesans. Her benefactors included Emperors, Prime Ministers, Dukes and several members of the British royal family including the future King Edward VII and Prince Alfred, Duke of Edinburgh: Henry Poole & Co men both. Skittles – so named because she briefly worked in a bowling alley near Chesterfield Street in Mayfair – possessed classical beauty that was matched only by her proficiency as one of her era’s most elegant horsewomen leading to many bon mots about Skittles astride.
Tuesday at 11pm Glen Usk Hotel
£3.00 at the door
A TALK BY MARTIN HIGHWAY
1917: Mud, Mutiny, Revolution, Tanks and Death
In another of his series of talks paralleling the centenary of the First World War, Martin Heighway moves into 1917.
11.00am, Friday - Glen Usk Hotel
£3.00 at the door
CATHERINE O’ROURKE – FLAUTIST ENTERTAINMENT TENT
Friday at 3.30PM
Followed at 4.30pm by a Gilbert & Sullivan recital
'RIBBONS TO ROSES'
ENTERTAINMENT TENT, WEDNESDAY AT 11.00AM to 12 (Noon)
Make a Victorian Inspired Ribbon Rose
The Victorians are great lovers of fake flowers for their bonnets, corsages, hair adornments or nosegays.
Taking a length of ribbon you will be guided through this art form, taking your Ribbon Rose away with you.
Suitable for Adults and accompanied junior school or older children.
All materials provided for this FREE workshop by ' the Friends of the Festival '.
A FRIEND OF THE FESTIVAL PRODUCTION
ALICES ADVENTURES IN LLANDRINDOD WELLS
Thursday - Entertainment Tent - 1.30pm to 4.30pm
for children and adults.
There will be prizes for the best dressed Alice in Wonderland character.
Jenny-Any-Dots who was extremely popular with the children in 2016 will be back in 2017. On Monday between 12 (noon) and 2.00pm at the children's "Fun Time" and at the same time on Thursday at the Welsh Picnic Lunch
Suffragette Demonstration 3.00pm
The ‘Sisters’ will join the Guest Speakers, ‘The Unsinkable’ Miss Molly Brown and Lady Madeline Astor, heroines of the ‘Titanic’ disaster and ardent Suffragette Activists, some activists will be chained to the stanchions of the entertainment tents of which the ladies do not approve.
The demonstration will proceed from the entertainment tent on Temple Garden to Dickens where Miss Brown and Lady Astor will board their vintage car and proceed to the left along Temple Street, then onto Station Crescent, along Middleton Street to the Bandstand on Temple Gardens
LAUREL & HARDY CINEMA SHOW - ALSO A SPECIAL FAMILY FILM
3.00pm - New Life Church - Five Ways Tuesday and Thursday
No charge for the show or refreshments (Donations)
MARDI GRAS PARADE
Middleton Street at 3.00pm
Prizes for the ‘Most Humourous’ and ‘Best Costume,’
Belly Dancers and Naughty Ladies, but all in the
‘Best Possible Taste.’
The Carnival Parade will be along Middleton Street
to the Bandstand,
Led as always by our great Mardi Gras Drummers