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Festivals this Summer 2016

Fire in the Mountain  3rd - 5th June

Music Festival near Aberystwyth

Castle Green Midsummer Fair Saturday 25th June

Lots going on live music, delicious food, an exhibition of vintage carriages and carriage rides, go karting.......

Cornbury Festival 8th - 10th July

A one of a kind festival in the Cotswolds. We will be selling lots of beautiful things from out shop, The Great English Outdoors and bespoke tailored clothing                                                                        

Llanthony Show 6th August  

One of the best love shows in South Wales, deep in the Black Mountains of Monmouthshire

End of the Road  2nd - 4th September

Music Festival , Larmer Tree Gardens, Dorset

Frampton Country Fair 11th September

Annual event celebrating country pursuits, near Frampton on Seven, Gloucestershire. We are back again selling old woollies and vintage clothing 

The Good Life Experience 16th - 18th September

A Boutique Festival celebratin books, music, food, drink, craft and the great outdoors. Hawarden Estate, Flintshire, CH5 3FB

Penpont 350 Celebration 1st - 2nd October

A celebration of 350 years at Penpont House - An action packed weekend with live music, delicious food, children's workshops, art shows, timber trails, land art......We will be giving leather making demonstrations in the stables. Penpont House, Brecon, LD38EU

 

 

 

Upcoming Events in 2015

Penpont Christmas Fair, Brecon

Saturday 12th - Sunday 13th December

Visit us at Penpont where we will taking a stand. Lots of Christmas inspiration, decorations and Christmas trees

Castle Green Fair, Hereford

Sunday 29th November

We will be taking a stand with all lots of ideas for Christmas Presents. Come and see us in Hereford at this delightul fair with something for everyone, a full music programme and delicious food and wine

Hay Festival Winter Weekend

Friday 27th - Sunday 29th November

Late Night Shopping on Saturday 28th November

The shop will be open until 8pm for festive fun, roaring fires and night shopping

Hay Festival Of Literature

Thursday 21st  - Sunday 31st May

We will be taking a stand on the site so please come and see us. This year we will be sharing the stand with Still Ethical - a carefully curated collection of stunning Women's clothing, the culmination of artisanal projects in India

Stop Press! John Gillow, renowned Textile Expert and Author will be talking on African Textiles on our Stand at the Festival at 2.30pm on Tuesday 26th May. All welcome

John Gillow

 

Incense Making Workshop

Sunday 8th March, 1.30 - 5.30 pm

Trallong Village Hall, Brecon LD3 8HP

Learn to make Incense - An introduction to the ancient art of Incense making

Ticket price of £28 will include expert tuition and all materials

Book early to avoid disappointment. Contact us on 01497821205 or info@greatenglishoutdoors.co.uk

Incense Making Workshop

 

Past Events/Festivals in 2014

 

Christmas Opening Hours

Wednesday 24th December 10am - 3pm

CLOSED CHRISTMAS DAY AND BOXING DAY

Saturday 27th December 10am- 5pm

Sunday 28th December 11am- 4pm

Monday 29th December 10am - 5pm

Tuesday 30th December 10am- 5pm

Wednesday 31st December 10am - 5pm

Thursday 1st January 11am- 4pm

Friday 2nd January 10am - 5pm

Saturday 3rd January 10am - 5pm

Sunday 4th January 11am -4pm

 

13th-14th December 2014

Penpont Christmas Fair

Lots going on and we will be taking a stand 

Live music, entertainment, delicious refreshments, Christmas Trees and Garlands, Stalls, Antiques, Textiles. Art Exhibition. Workshops 

Penpont, Brecon, LD3 8EU

 

28th -30th November 2014

Hay Festival Winter Weekend

Winter Sale For One Day Only on Saturday 29th November

We will be open over the weekend with late night shopping on Saturday evening

Friday 10am - 5pm, Saturday 10am - 7pm and Sunday 10am - 5pm

 

 

 

24th - 27th July 2014

 

Come and see us at this wonderful Festival                                                            

Port Eliot, St Germans, Saltash, Cornwall, PL12 5ND

 

 

28th June 2014

Castle Green Midsummer Fair 10 am - 9pm

Lots going on live music, delicious food, an exhibition of vintage carriages and carriage rides, go karting.......

 

 

 

Monday Club, Brilley 

17th March 2014. 7.30 pm
Athene English will be talking about Welsh Blankets - the history and provenance of these traditional textiles and she will also bring along examples from her own private collection. If you have any vintage blankets that you would like to know more about, please bring them along.  All welcome - non members £3

 

 

Past Events/Festivals in 2013

 

 

Penpont Christmas Fair

Penpont Christmas Fair

Saturday 7th and Sunday 8th December

We will be taking a stall as usual at the annual Christmas Fair at Penpont, Brecon, LD3 8EU

Live music, entertainment, delicious refreshments, Christmas Trees and Garlands, Stalls, Antiques, Textiles. Art Exhibition. Workshops - How to make a Willow Star and Lantern Building

 

Hay Festival Winter Weekend

29th November - 1st December

Come and see us in Hay over the Winter weekend - Festive magic for all ages and late night shopping at The Great English Outdoors

 

Not to be missed The National Ploughing Championships

Llanwarne, near Hereford HR2 8JH, 12th - 13th October 

We will be exhibiting at this wonderful event selling second hand clothes and hand made products

 

Incense Making Workshop

6th October

Trallong Church Hall, Trallong, LD3 8HP 

 

Frampton Country Fair

8th September 

Back again selling old woollies and vintage clothing

 

Green Man Festival

15th to 18th August

We are back at Glanusk in the Welsh Black Mountains with a stand on site. Hoping for a little less mud this year!

 

Hay Festival of Literature and the Arts

23rd May to 2nd June 

Visit us on our stand on site or in the shop in Hay on Wye or online for your chance to enter our Festival Competition