The Wye Valley River Festival 2016 is nearly here!
April 29 – May 15, 2016
Put these dates in your diary because there will be a unique, creative and flowing feast of delights for all.
Wye Valley River Festival 2016 central theme of ‘Global Arteries’ connect with our complex and universal relationship with water. An artistic out pouring of song, story and spectacle in the landscape –delight in the Waters of the Wye and beyond …
In 2014 we celebrated nature, culture landscape and life along the river.
Our canvas in 2016 is bigger !
The events at the Wye Valley River Festival 2016 are designed to create a space for celebration, wonder, entertainment and to provoke thought regarding our precious river Wye and its connections to other rivers and people of the world.
This is a festival that aims to inspire and challenge, to change the way we look at ourselves , how we see things and how we relate to our environment.
2016 Events - Keep logging on here for up to date news
We are still finalising parts of the Festival but all the mysteries will be revealed nearer the Festival dates
Main Large Scale Outdoor Performances/Events
Friday, April 29 – Evening and Nightime Festival Launch Event :
Water and land based activity, combining fire, visual spectacle, music and performance. This launch event will herald the first 'Wye Serai'- the name for the emcampment of caravans and performers that will travel down river throughout the festival.
Saturday, April 30 – Daytime Wye Serai
Ross on Wye
Sunday, May 1 – Daytime Wye Serai
Lydbrook & Bishopwood Breakfast
Monday, May 2 - Fair and daytime Wye Serai on Lydbrook Tump
Friday, May 6 - Arts Conference in Shire Hall Monmouth & Street Theatre
Evening at Tintern Old Station - Opening of Art Installation Luminous Birds by Kathy Hinde
Saturday, May 7 - Daytime Wye Serai:
Daytime Wye Serai leading to a main show in the evening
Articulture’s 3 Outdoor Arts commissions on the streets of Monmouth
Sunday, May 8 - Daytime Wye Serai
Kingstone Brewery Tintern
Friday May 13 - A talk on Rivers
Saturday May 14 - Daytime Wye Serai leading to a night time performance
Sunday 15 May - The Grand Finale
Artists and Performers
We are currently recruiting a new group of Youth Rangers. If you are aged between 14-16 years and passionate about the countryside we would love to hear from you. Taster sessions are coming up at half term so what are you waiting for...sign up today
Stephen Shutt and Sophie Marley make their mark in the Wye Valley
Wind: 4.83km/h, NNE
Sunrise: 7:35 am
Sunset: 5:11 pm