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Food and Craft trader information pack

Applications are now open for traders interested in selling food, arts and crafts at the 2018 Beyond the Border Birthday Barnstormer. We are expecting around 1,000 participants per day to this year’s event. We are particularly interested in stalls which • enhance the visual appeal of the site… Read more >

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BTB2018 25th Birthday Barnstormer – more info

Beyond the Border Celebrates its 25th Anniversary with weekend Birthday Barnstormer Plus stories inspired by Wales Year of the Sea – pirate tales, Viking myths and stories from across the world 9 & 10 June 2018 Beyond the Border returns to St Donat’s Castle on… Read more >

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Free tickets for volunteers – apply now

The Beyond the Border Barnstormer will be staffed by a dedicated team of Stewards who work a number of shifts over the weekend in return for a free ticket. Tasks include venue stewarding, site patrols, car park, and traffic management duties. It can be a… Read more >


BTB2018 25th Birthday Barnstormer – Tickets on Sale Now!!

Good news – all tickets, including One Day Tickets, now on sale!! Weekend Ticket Sat & Sun, 11.00am-10.00pm each day. Gates open 9.30am   Full Price      Adult  £75 Child £55 Family (2 adults, 2 children under 16) £210 Day Ticket Sat or Sun,11.00am-10.00pm. Gates… Read more >


Beyond the Border 2018!

2018 dates now confirmed – 9/10 JUNE for BTB’s 25th Birthday Barnstormer at St Donats! BtB turns 25 years old in 2018 and we’re busy planning something special: a two-day Birthday Barnstormer at magical St Donats Castle on weekend of June 9 and 10. The… Read more >


Storytelling In Performance Series 2 – Cardiff

Storytelling In Performance Series 2 With ROBIN WILLAMSON, DANIEL MORDEN, TAMAR WILLIAMS…. Storytelling in Performance is a series of free performances by leading storytellers in Wales followed by discussions with the artists. These events are jointly organised by the George Ewart Evans Centre for Storytelling and Beyond the Border. Location:… Read more >

‘Tall Tales From The Tower’ Mini-Festival of Stories & Music

A 2-day Family Festival of Stories & Music….

A weekend feast of shows for adults and children alike in the house and gardens of beautiful Tretower Court, medieval manor House in the Usk Valley. Open-air Main Stage shows and performances in the house (suitable for 6+), plus Secret Garden sessions (Stories, Crafts, Cooking) specially for 3 – 11 year-olds.


MONDAY 28th AUGUST 10am-6pm

Site open from 10am, Performances start 11am

Weekend Tickets:
Adult £22.50 / Child £11.25 / Under 5 Free

Day Tickets (Sun or Mon):
Adult £15 / Child £7.50 / Under 5 free

NB: due to limited mobile reception stallholders and traders, including the licensed bar, are unable to take credit cards. The good news is that cashback will be available at the Front Desk.


Food Stalls plus Licenced Bar

Including Glam Lamb who attend our main festival every year and La Ffroga who debuted at BTB last year with their popular raclette dishes.


Stay for the weekend! 

There are lots of camping options nearby Tretower:

Driving to the festival?

Parking for the event is FREE
(See map further down this page for directions)


What's On

Site open from 10am, Performances start 11am



Line-up includes...

Daniel Morden (Sun and Mon)

Award winning local storyteller and author.

Shows include:

Sunday – duo performances with fiddle player Oli Wilson Dickson, plus special evening event        for Tretower: Star Stories – stories of the Constellations w Sally Pomme Clayton

Monday – ‘Tatterhood’  with Dylan Fowler (Gtr), Gill Stevens (viola da gamba, cello, crwth, etc)

Oli Wilson Dickson (Sun only)

w. Daniel Morden

Sally Pomme Clayton (Sun & Mon)

Pioneering storyteller and writer.

Shows include:

Sunday : ‘Perseus’ plus Star Stories special evening event with Daniel Morden 

Monday: ‘Zarina’s Orchard’ – magical story for 6+ from Central Asia….    

Peter Chand (Sun & Mon)

Stories from the Punjab…..

Carl Gough (Sun & Mon)

Shows include:

‘Found in Translation’ : storytelling entertainment for a mixed hearing and deaf audience, with BSL Interpreter Anthony Evans ….


Dylan Fowler (Sun & Mon)

Guitarist with Taith Duo & Tyhai

Shows include:

Tatterhood with Daniel Morden (Mon only)

Gill Stephens (Sun & Mon)

Multi-instrumental string player (viola da gamba, cello, crwth, etc) with Taith Duo

Pete Stacey (Sun & Mon)

Sax and flute player with Indo/Jazz group Tyhai

Rajesh David (Sun & Mon)

Indian devotional songs with Tyhai

Guto Dafis (Sun & Mon)

Storyteller, melodeon player, singer; performing traditional stories, legends and songs from Wales

Horatio Clare (Mon only)

Award-winning local author , talks about latest book Brecon Beacons Myths & Legends

Baka Beyond (Sunday only)

World-class World Music band to round off the Sunday night and send everyone away dancing under the stars…..


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Beyond The Border and Cadw present


TUESDAY 22ND – THURSDAY 24TH  AUGUST, 10.30am – 6.00pm

With: Dafydd Davies-Hughes, Pauline Down, Michael Harvey, Eric Maddern and more…

Adult – £6.50
Family – £19.30
Senior citizens, students and children under 16 – £4.20
Disabled and companion – Free
All children under 5 – Free

Tickets available on the day at Harlech Castle


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