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‘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.

SUNDAY 27th AUGUST 10am - LATE

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

STORYTELLING, LIVE MUSIC, FOOD, CRAFTS, WORKSHOPS, GAMES, LICENSED BAR, ARCHERY, FESTIVAL MARKET

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

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…..

 

In partnership with:

            

STORYTELLING DAYS at HARLECH CASTLE

Beyond The Border and Cadw present

STORYTELLING DAYS at HARLECH CASTLE

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

 

Presented in partnership with: 

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