Our Programme

Knighton Festival Programme 2022

Most events are free and will take place in the Knighton Comm, unless stated otherwise. Advance booking is required for the walks and cycle rides.

Friday 28 October:

7.30 pm Open Mic Event                    Performances by local musicians       


Saturday 29 October 

10 am – 1 pm Art and book market                                                               

11am  Halloween activities for children and parents                       

11am     Self-publishing workshop led by Bob Fowke of You Caxton Press                             

2pm     Poetry Hour: readings by Rhiannon Hooson and Hilary Llewellyn-Williams            

3pm     Martin Redfern: DK Knowledge Encyclopaedia, Earth!                      

4pm     Dr Emma Short: How (not) to do it all and energise your life            


Sunday 30 October

10 am  Guided Ramblers walk in countryside led by Jacqui Salt – booking essential

2pm     Guided town walk round Knighton led by John Davis – booking essential

4pm     Concert: Knighton and District Concert Society at St Edwards Hall – tickets £10 on the door


Tuesday 1 November

11 am  Children’s authors’ talks plus activities –    in Library


Wednesday 2 November

10 am  Guided Ramblers walk in countryside led by Jacqui Salt

3 pm The Art of Dying – Death Café discussion chaired by Sue Brayne and Martin Redfern (plus tea and cake)        

Thursday 3 November

11 am Guided Cycle Ride

Friday 4 November

11 am Nandita Dowson: Stories from our Mothers – women’s stories from Palestine plus short film

7 pm    Film show – Flicks in the Sticks : Bruce Chatwin’s On the Black Hill       Tickets £5 on the door


Saturday 5 November     

9.30 am Sophie Duffy: Writing your Life – creative writing workshop. £5 booking required

11 am     Julie Brominicks: The Edge of Cymru – a Journey                              

1.30pm     Talk via Zoom with the Astronomer Royal, Martin Rees – Is There Life in the Cosmos?

3pm     Caryl Lewis: Drift  – Caryl will discuss her latest novel which explores themes of love, magic, displacement and the lure of the sea


4pm    Tim Craven: The Tree in British Art History – from Thomas Gainsborough to the Arborealists


Sunday 6 November

10 am  Guided Ramblers walk in countryside – Jacqui Salt

2 pm    Guided town walk round Knighton – John Davis

3.30 pm Alison Webb: The history of the Marcher Castles                             

4.30 pm Closing concert by the Llanfair Singers