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Autumn 2017 events

Here's our pick of things you shouldn't miss this autumn...

Abergavenny Chamber Music concert

Friday 13 October 2017 7.30pm, The Chapel, Market Street, Abergavenny

Sarah Newbold (flute), Katherine Thomas (harp) and Martin Outram (viola) perform a delightful selection of trios.

Mozart Magic Flute: A Mozartian Diversion, arr. Derek Smith

Bax Elegiac Trio (1916)

Mathias Zodiac Trio (1975)

Debussy Sonata L.137 (1915)

Free admission to people aged 25 or under


The World’s Wife

19 October 2017 7.30pm, Theatr Brycheiniog, Brecon

Carol Ann Duffy's The World's Wife is a poetry collection that takes a swipe at the famous men of history and myth from their spouses' perspective. Composer Tom Green has transformed these firework poems in to a 21st century opera for solo soprano and string quartet and loop pedals. A production by Welsh National Opera, Taliesin Arts Centre, Echo Forest and The Mavron Quartet.


Brecon Baroque Festival

26-30 October 2017, various venues in Brecon

Brecon Baroque Festival was established in 2006 by Rachel Podger, one of the world’s leading interpreters of Baroque music. Each October she gathers together some of the world’s leading period musicians for a long weekend of performances, talks and workshops in her home town of Brecon.


Abergavenny Farmers’ Market

26 October 2017, Market Hall, Abergavenny

Interesting range of stalls offering hand-made cakes, fruit and veg harvested from the local fields, honey, meat, sausages, pies, cheeses, jams and chutneys, cut flowers and more. You’ll be spoilt for choice. 9.30am – 2.30pm but get there early for the best selection.

Comedy Club

28 October 2017 8pm, Theatr Brycheiniog, Brecon

Catch some of the UK’s finest stand-up stars in this monthly event. Great fun, fantastic value.


Live music at The Red Lion

28 October 2017 9pm-11pm, Llangynidr

Just a short walk from the canal is this traditional pub that serves good food and real ales.

Crosstober Wales

28-29 October 2017, Abergavenny

A fast paced weekend of Cyclo Cross racing in Abergavenny. Expect to see the world's best Cyclo Cross racers as it’s the only category C1 event in the UK. There’s also a chance to have a go yourself!

Vintage and Antiques Fair

4 November 2017 10am-4pm, Clarence Hall, Crickhowell


For even more events, keep an eye on the What’s On pages of the local tourist associations for Abergavenny, Crickhowell and the Brecon Beacons.

(Photography: Martin Outram, Mavron Quartet and Abergavenny Road Club)