Subject to change
A 3.5 mile walk from Brecon Cathedral to Llanddew Church that will led by Mark Clavier, Residentiary Canon at Brecon Cathedral. Mark taught medieval church history at Cardiff University and has conducted retreats on medieval spirituality in both the UK and US.
A short but reflective Eucharist (Holy Communion) in the St Lawrence Chapel in Brecon Cathedral.
A chance to pray, be still, and be nourished spiritually.
Dr Matthew Jones is a UK trained doctor, previously a lawyer, a marathon runner and photographer and writer. He spent 2018 working on a paediatric ward in a rural mission hospital in civil war-torn South Sudan, looking after around 3,000 children suffering from illnesses ranging from malaria to malnutrition.
Be they the traditional parish choirs singing Evensong or the chapel men’s choirs singing hymns, music has long brought people together. Brecon Cathedral Choir will sing Evensong as they do every Friday but hymns and readings will tie into Convivium’s themes for a prayerful & reflective experience.
What’s more fun than a community dance? People know about ceilidhs, but did you know that Wales has its own traditional version: the Twmpath? Led by traditional Welsh music on traditional instruments, we’ll dance the night away either in the Cathedral Close or (depending on the weather) in the Cathedral’s south transept.
Join Adele of Brecon Beacons Foraging to see just how many different edible and delicious wild plants we can find in the grounds of the Cathedral! Lasting approx 45 minutes, the walks are suitable for all ages and abilities including wheelchairs, mobility vehicles, scooters and spacehoppers (so long as you don’t squash the plants.
Phil’s will introduce you to the fascinating history of wellsprings throughout Wales and beyond, while focusing on our local sites, told through their historical records, myths and legends, and the poems inspired by these magical places, all illustrated with his photography.
The Heritage Centre in the Tithebarn will be open most of the afternoon with lots of fun activities for children to enjoy. They’ll do arts and crafts that are about appreciating and caring for the environment. This will mostly coincide with the barbecue, so it’ll be a good chance for the kids to have fun while enjoying good food and music.
The main attraction of the Festival is our Carolina barbecue. Sit outside and enjoy great food and great music. Pilgrims Tearooms will cater the barbecue using locally sourced food and traditional Carolina recipes. Music will be provided by two regional performers: FiddleBop, playing Gypsy Jazz, and Sarah Birch, singing folk songs, including some from her new album.