Convivium Festival

23 June 2018

In support of sustainability, conservation and local communities

In the beautiful grounds of Brecon Cathedral



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Come join us for our first annual Convivium Festival for good food, good music, and good fun all in support of helping Brecon become a more sustainable and caring community.

The festival begins with a guided walk from the Cathedral through the beautiful Breconshire countryside, taking in local heritage sites.

After lunch, there will be a talk in the Cathedral by Nick Hunt, author of Walking the Woods and the Water and Where the Wild Winds Are. Nick walked the invisible pathways of four of Europe’s great named winds – the Helm, the Bora, the Foehn and the Mistral – to explore their effects on landscapes, people and cultures. He talks about his journeys on foot from the Pennines to Provence, the Alps to the Dalmatian coast, and what he learned about the connections between wind, spirit and soul.

The Carolina barbecue will begin in the late afternoon with a choice of South Carolina or Western Carolina barbecue sauces (see here) with all the traditional Southern side dishes. There’ll be veggie options too.

Local bands will provide music during the barbecue and the Heritage Centre will be open for kids activities.There will also be chance to join guided tours of the medieval Cathedral, described in the Pevsner Architectural Guide for Powys as ‘pre-eminently the most splendid and dignified Church in Mid-Wales.’ Tours will includef the tower with breathtaking views across Brecon to the Beacons.

Charities and other organisations will be on hand to share information about sustainability, conservation, and supporting local communities and their heritage.

The day ends with live music by Hatful of Rain, a British contemporary folk group that combine powerful songwriting with musical flare, inspired by English, Celtic and American Roots styles.

For a time table for the day, please click here.


The only charge for the day will be for food and drinks. Donations will be gratefully received to support local charities and critical repairs to the fabric of the Cathedral.

70% of profits will go to support one of our charities.

30% will go to support the Cathedral Fundraising Campaign.

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