October 1st - 31st
’OUT OF THE BLUE’
An exhibition of Seascape paintings by Colin John Davies
The paintings exhibited at the gallery are a small selection of the work produced during the last twenty months; painted mainly from photographs, sketch book reference and the imagination and dreams of a ‘locked down’ artist.
Imagine a place where all dimensions of creativity are nurtured, in a landscape that is beautiful at any season. A place both replenishing and nourishing to the spirit. A place which invigorates the mind, diversifies the intellect and delights the eye. A place which strives to help us all lead fuller and richer lives. Imagine such a unique place, and what it might do for you. Such a place exists at the Bleddfa Centre for the Creative Spirit.
Set amid the magical Radnorshire Hills close to the Wales-England border, the Bleddfa Centre is a wholly inspiring place, where the creative spirit is nurtured throughout the year across a wide range of art forms and across a broad spectrum of spiritual and philosophical traditions. Founded in 1974 by renowned theatre director, James Roose-Evans, the Bleddfa Centre is run by a charitable trust made up of individuals with diverse creative and spiritual backgrounds, all of whom share Bleddfa’s life-enhancing ideals.
From art exhibitions and excellent coffee and cake, to poetry readings, concerts, yoga classes, retreats, crafting and writing workshops,
and lectures by high-profile speakers, we feel sure you will find something to inspire you at Bleddfa.
Why not visit us and explore all we have to offer?
We have a great range of events here at the Bleddfa Centre. Check out what's coming soon below...
October 25th-27th The Bleddfa Centre for the Creative Spirit
The The Hall Barn and the adjoining Parish Church of St. Mary Magdalene will provide the setting for this intensive chamber music retreat for oboists and bassoonists.
Led by oboist Ruth Watson, bassoonist Oliver Galletta and pianist Jeremy Fisher, the course, which is open to advanced players (a minimum standard of grade 8 and a good standard of sight reading is required) will explore a wealth of ensemble repertoire. Individual master classes on solo repertoire will also be available plus advice on reeds.
The course will run from 2pm on Monday 25th to 4pm on Wednesday 27th. All food and drinks (except breakfast) are included.
Accommodation can be booked locally (a list is available).
Course fee £300
To book a place and for more information please contact Ruth Watson directly on firstname.lastname@example.org or 01544 350559
Get creative with recycled materials and pop rivets, and make your own small metal bug for your garden or home. Aged 8- adult.
All materials and tools are provided, but you can bring a recycled drinks-can if you want to use something specific for making the wings.
Check the Big Skill website for other dates too. Click here for bookings
A delighttful workshop - a willow weaving taster session making bird feeders.
Book via the event link here:
Refreshements provided - you can also visit the venue cafe afterwards to have lunch if you wish.
A family friendly workshop making autumn lanterns from old jam jars.
Upcycle an old jam jar into a seasonal lantern using tissue paper and your choice of decoration. Fun for all the family at the end of half term.
All materials are provided, but if you have a favourite jam jar that you’d like to use then please bring it along.
Refreshments provided. You can also visit the site cafe for lunch afterwards if you wish.
Book via the ticket link only : click here
Local community groups raising funds selling their Christmas wares!
Cafe open all day
Sarah will guide you with her expert weaving skills - plus you will have lots of fun! Refreshments will be included. If you wish, you can also have lunch in the cafe at the Centre.
Bookings via the Big Skill website - click here
Imagine a world where the lines separating humanity and animals have blurred, in which dark forests contain refuge as well as danger, and where blood is not always thicker than water.
The Devil’s Violin is Daniel Morden (story), Oliver Wilson-Dickson (violin) and Sarah Moody (cello). Their new show, The Beast In Me, is a masterfully woven tapestry of stories about our perception of beauty and the value of kindness.
‘In years to come, old friends will turn to one another and reminisce about this evening, reliving the pleasure of when The Devil’s Violin comes to town with their 21st century sensibilities enhancing the ancient craft of storytelling.’ Avril Silk
‘A scintillating combination of music, sound and story’ The Times
Tickets will be on sale via this link: https://www.trybooking.co.uk/BGBV
We are delighted to announce that Life Drawing will take place on Saturday, 20th November. This is untutored but with gentle guidance from the life model, David John.
Start time is 10 am, so participants need to arrive at 9:30am to set up their drawing materials. Please bring: paper, pencils, crayons, and any other choice of drawing medium. A hard board is advised in order to rest the paper on while drawing (if you have an easel you are welcome to bring one).
Break is at 11am. Resume at 11.30 for one hour. Lunch at 12.30 again for one hour. (the course includes lunch, and refreshments). Resume drawing at 1.30pm until 2.30pm. Another half hour break until a further hour from 3-4pm. This programme is open to some tweaking depending on the needs of the participants.
The poses are based on: four five minutes,followed by two ten minutes. After the break , two half hour poses, and in the afternoon perhaps an hour long pose.
David is an experienced life model, who makes use of yoga and meditation practice to get the most varied and interesting use of the time available.
As we are in Wales, you will need to wear a mask whilst indoors.
The workshop is £40 per person, including lunch and refreshments - please advise us of any dietary requirements when you make a booking.
To book, please email email@example.com
Free parking on site up at Hall Barn.
Please bring your own mask and materials.
A day celebrating crafts in the community - with various demonstrations of creative crafts, plus an opportunity to book onto workshops, or buy a kit to go home and try yourself.
You will have the opportunity to meet craftspeople, chat about their techniques, ask advice or just enjoy a chat over a cup of tea..
Taking place in Hall Barn at The Bleddfa Centre.
Cafe open all day in the main Centre.
Hall Barn is perfect for weddings, parties, celebrations, wakes, training events, meetings, talks, poetry, dances, conferences, youth groups, performances, yoga, dining... and more!
Charity Number 507635
(Call ahead to check opening times as the hours may be seasonal)
Exceptions on Bank Holidays and special dates – see What's On for details