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Brecon Women’s Festival is back for its sixth year this March.

The Festival is now a hugely popular Spring highlight celebrating the creativity, talents and achievements of women in and around Brecon. Created in 2012 to mark International Women’s Day on Wednesday March 8th the Festival boasts ten days of events starting on Thursday March 2nd at 7pm with ‘Small & Sundry’ an exhibition of small works by Sculptor Antonia Spowers at The Hours Cafe & Bookshop on Ship Street. The exhibition runs all month.

Art remains a focus throughout the Festival with the official festival launch taking place at the Andrew Lamont Gallery at Theatr Brycheiniog on Friday March 3rd at 6pm with the opening of this year’s Women’s Festival Art Exhibition curated by artists Karin Mear and Hilda Benham. The exhibition has become a favourite in the arts calendar and will this year feature new works by over 30 Brecon-based Women Artists; among them Tessa Waite, Pip Woolf, Velvet Cole, Sue Hiley-Harris and Sophie Erin Cooper as well as Karin and Hilda themselves. The exhibition will be at TB until March 29th.

There will be ‘Knit & Natter’ at the Library on Ship Street, Mask-making at The Muse on Glamorgan Street and participants can also look forward to talks, workshops, music and film and of course the annual Women’s Festival Artisan Craft Market organised by Emma Bevan on Saturday March 4th with a whole array of stalls selling art, handmade crafts and goods, recipes, plants and much more along with pop-up music and storytelling.

The Hours are especially thrilled to welcome back Poet Ruth Bidgood for a special event at 3pm on Friday March 10th where she will be reading from her latest collection ‘Land Music’.

Brecon Women’s Festival is free and open to everyone (including men!). We do look forward to seeing you this Spring in Brecon…

For further information contact The Hours on or 01874 622800. The listings can be found on and programmes will be available at festival venues.

Leigh & Nicky : Brecon Womens Festival



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