Monday, 29 June 2015

Coming Soon....

Several interesting events are happening over July. Here are a few of them:

On the 4th July there will be an organ recital at St Mary's church by Aled Liddington, featuring music by American composers.
On 9th July, at the Swan, the University of Cusop Dingle is meeting. Richard Booth will be the speaker for the evening, on the topic "Wales Needs Hay - Hay Does Not Need Wales".
This is a topic which has been close to his heart ever since he commissioned the wooden statue that used to stand in the grounds of the castle, of the Welsh Development Board official shooting himself in the foot! It now stands near the top of Backfold, unfortunately positioned as if it's having a pee against the wall!
Over the weekend of the 10th - 12th July is Beer on the Wye in Hereford, the annual beer festival. I usually try to get to that.
On the 11th July, the Leamington Sinfonia will be in St Mary's church, playing a selection of classical pieces from Vivaldi to Butterworth, so covering the late 17th century to just before the First World War.
The afternoon of the 12th is also the date of the Hay Music event in the garden of Dorstone House (bring a picnic). This time it's Marisol Lee and Mingjung Baek, a Korean violin and piano duo. Tickets are available from Booth Books at £12 each.
The following weekend, the Phil Rickman Appreciation Society will be in Hay, visiting sites mentioned in the book Magus of Hay, including a tour of the castle, and having a dinner at the Three Tuns. I'll be with them on the Saturday - on the Sunday they'll be going up to Capel-y-ffin, where the apparition of Our Lady was seen (by a school boy who was frightened by it, and wanted to hit it with a stick!).
And on 19th July Ann Shingler will be playing classical piano at St Mary's, with tea and cakes afterwards.

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