Gladfest is the UK’s friendliest literary festival in its only residential library!
The festival is five years old this year and we have an extra special lineup to celebrate…
Big names include TV historian Diarmaid MacCulloch (All Things Made New: The Reformation), Sarah Perry (The Essex Serpent), broadcaster Sally Magnusson (Where Memories Go: Why Dementia Changes Everything), journalist and biographer Kathryn Hughes (Victorians Undone), Gladfest friend Francesca Haig (The Forever Ship) and BBC Official Historian Jean Seaton (Pinkoes and Traitors).
We also welcome a number of the country’s brightest breakthrough talents including Dan Richards (Climbing Days), Natasha Pulley (The Bedlam Stacks), Joanna Cannon (The Trouble with Goats and Sheep) and Tara Guha (Untouchable Things), and there’ll be an exclusive rehearsed reading of their new adaptation of Chekhov’s Uncle Vanya from Theatr Clwyd.
Visit www.gladfest.co.uk for more
Classic Transport Weekend Saturday 1st & Sunday 2nd July 2017 This weekend event incorporates a nostalgic travel back in time to the classic transport of the day. With an intensive Timetable of Steam, Diesel and Heritage Railcars and a classic bus service running between Glyndyfrdwy and Corwen (10am to 5pm), along with a vintage vehicle display at Glyndyfrdwy.
Source: Classic Transport Weekend – Saturday 1st July 2017 – Llangollen Railway
A great day out for all the family
THE ONLY STANDARD GAUGE HERITAGE RAILWAY IN NORTH WALES. Llangollen railway is a heritage railway located beside the historic Dee Bridge (built in 1345) in Llangollen and journeys 10 miles through the picturesque Dee Valley to the town of Corwen. The line follows the River Dee, classed as a Site of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI), for […]
Source: Welcome to Llangollen Railway – Llangollen Railway
Every summer since 1947 Llangollen has staged one of the world’s most inspirational cultural festivals. Each year around 4,000 performers and as many as 50,000 visitors converge on this beautiful small Welsh town and its International Pavilion; to sing and dance in a unique combination of competition, performance, and international peace and friendship.
If you’d like to be part of this special event, Hall Farm Holiday Cottages are just a 15 minute drive from Llangollen. Contact us to book your stay
Source: Llangollen International Musical Eisteddfod 3 – 9 July
A perfect opportunity to find out more about Chirk Castle’s fantastic gardens with two guided walks lead by the Head Gardener.
Meet up for a free cup of tea/coffee first and a chance to find out about the history of Chirk’s gardens, and then take a leisurely guided walk through to look at how the gardens are managed today.
MUCH ADO ABOUT NOTHING
‘I do love nothing in the world so well as you… Is not that strange?’
Artistic Director Tamara Harvey has chosen William Shakespeare’s joyous romantic comedy Much Ado About Nothing as her directing debut for Theatr Clwyd.
Nothing can keep young lovers Claudio and Hero apart… Until the underhand cunning of the villainous Don John threatens their marriage.
Benedick and Beatrice are embroiled in an altogether more mischievous battle of wits… Surely nothing can bring the sparring pair together?
In this, Shakespeare’s 400th anniversary year, join us for a contemporary reimaging of his fast-paced, razor-sharp romance, never before produced at Theatr Clwyd. Delightful and uplifting, Much Ado about Nothing offers sparkling summer entertainment.
By: William Shakespeare
Event venue: Theatr Anthony Hopkins.
TUESDAY JULY 5 2016
CARMEN starring Katherine Jenkins
70th Classical Gala Concert
The Llangollen International Musical Eisteddfod is a music festival which takes place every year during the second week of July in Llangollen, North Wales. Singers and dancers from around the world are invited to take part in over 20 high quality competitions followed each evening by concerts where the best and most colourful competitors share the stage with professional artists. Over five thousand singers, dancers and instrumentalists from around 50 countries perform to audiences of more than 50,000 over the 6 days of the event.