Express your inner artist at Brecon Arts Week this half term

Running from Saturday, October 27 through to Sunday, November 4, Brecon Arts Week –supported by Bannau Brycheiniog National Park Authority’s Rural Alliances project – showcases the very best artists, galleries and cultural enterprises in Brecon. With a nine-day programme packed with exhibitions, artist demonstrations, open houses, storytelling, live music, children’s workshops, mask making, pottery and glassmaking classes, biscuit and chocolate making, foraging walks, craft demonstrations, poetry recitals, literature readings and much more, there really is something to entertain and delight all ages.


The event, which takes places at venues throughout Brecon town centre, aims to inspire and capture the imagination. Among the highlights of the Brecon Arts Week programme are a number of community-led initiatives including the ‘Free Art Drop’ – an artistic treasure hunt – and ‘The Big Drawing Board’ – an art space on the green outside St Mary’s Church. 


Live art demonstrations will be held at a variety of venues including Sable & Hogg Gallery, Ardent Gallery, St Mary’s Church green and The Hours Café & Bookshop.

The local business community will also be joining in the fun, with an eclectic range of businesses providing a ‘shop window’ for work produced by artists in and around Brecon as part of ‘The Shop Show’. Among the artists taking part in live demonstrations and ‘The Shop Show’ are Karin Mear, Roy Powell, Averil De Vee, Sue Hiley-Harris, Gareth Irwin, Veronica Gibson, Jilly Tinniswood, Roger Norris-Adams, Rosie Whitfield, Velvet Duffield and Saffron Waghorn.


Brecon Arts Week Co-ordinator Rosie Whitfield said: “Brecon Arts Week is about celebrating the wealth of artistic talent we have in this beautiful market town. This year’s programme is the best yet – and we hope Brecon Arts Week can motivate and inspire the whole town during October half term.”


Catrin Parish-Marks, Bannau Brycheiniog National Park Authority’s Sustainable Tourism Officer (Rural Alliances Project), said: “Brecon Arts Week is growing each year and the Authority is delighted to be able to support this event. Brecon is a striking market town that has inspired many creative individuals and it is wonderful that Brecon’s artists and galleries are opening their doors and enabling visitors and residents to share in their passion for the arts.”


Brecon Arts Week runs from Saturday, October 27 until Sunday, November 4 and is supported by Bannau Brycheiniog National Park Authority’s Rural Alliances project, which is part funded by the European Regional Development Fund and aims to bring communities together and promote rural vibrancy.


An events catalogue is available at venues around the town. For more information visit or contact Brecon Arts Week Co-ordinator Rosie Whitfield on 07814 350530 or email