Gregynog Hall serves up exciting programme of events for 2014
Gregynog Hall has set the scene for a very busy 2014 packed with lots of events to be enjoyed for everyone. As Mid Wales’ leading conference and events venue, Gregynog Hall has added the attraction of its 750-acre estate, which stretches from Tregynon to the neighbouring village of Bwlchyffridd, near Newtown, becoming Wales’ newest National Nature Reserve.
The programme of special events is planned to raise the profile and support the upkeep of the eye-catching black and white property and its stunning grounds, which were once home to famous art collecting sisters Margaret and Gwendoline Davies.
Gregynog Hall’s librarian Mary Oldham will lead afternoon hall tours, explaining the property’s history and cultural importance, on June 15, July 6, August 3, September 7 and 28 at 2.30pm.
A summer of music and drama begins with the famous annual Gregynog Festival, Wales’ oldest classical music festival, from June 13-29. This year’s festival explores the impact of the English Civil War and First World War on composers in Wales and the Borders.
Many distinguished Belgian musicians came to Gregynog Hall as refugees through the philanthropy of the Davies sisters. Performers include Alamire, The Brabant Ensemble, BBC National Orchestra of Wales, Coope, Boyes and Simpson, Flemish Radio Choir, Yossif Ivanov, Christopher Maltman, The Nash Ensemble, Paul O’Dette, Phantasm, Jordi Savall and Sirinu.
The festival is presented by the Gregynog Festival and tickets can be purchased via their website and on Tel: 01686 207100.
Continuing the musical theme, Powys Youth Music Festival is being hosted by Gregynog Hall on July 13 from 2pm to 6pm. Young musicians from The North Powys Youth Orchestra and Youth Band will be performing a varied repertoire and tickets will be available at the gate.
A change to drama sees Chapterhouse Theatre Company present ‘The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes’ in Gregynog’s gardens on August 1. The gardens open for picnics from 6pm and a bar will be available. Tickets cost £14 for adults, £10 for students and children and £42 for families of four, with a 10 per cent discount for groups of 10 or more.