BBC 2 Folk Award Finalists to perform at the Heritage Centre

A music event not to be missed

Lllanwrtyd & District Heritage and Arts Centre are very pleased to welocome Cup O’Joe to the centre on 14th January 2020.

Cup O’Joe is a family trio who have been playing together from their early teens.  Former BBC Radio 2 Young Folk Award Finalists, they blend the intricate tones of bluegrass, folk and jazz tones to create their own progressive acoustic sound with strong harmonies that blend together like only sibling harmonies can.

Cup O’Joe

Visiting the Heritage Centre as part of a nationwide tour Cup O’Joe will also perform some of the songs which are included on a new album of new and traditional music set to be released in January ,some numbers featuring special guest musicians including David Benedict and Niall Murphy.

The concert at the Llanwrtyd & District Heritage and Arts Centre takes place on Tuesday 14 th January at 7.30pm.

Tickets are £8 and available from the Centre (can be ordered by post – please send cheque made out to Llanwrtyd & District Heritage & Arts Centre) or from Caffi
Sosban in Llanwrtyd Wells.

Christmas Comes to the Heritage Centre

From 1st November we have a new exhibition entitled – “A Victorian Christmas”.

In addition to images of Christmas from past times and information about how our modern day Christmas evolved, we have re-created a Victorian sitting room at Christmas within the Heritage Centre.

This display will culminate in our Christmas Drop-In on SATURDAY 7th DECEMBER – 10am – 4pm when Victorian festivities will include activities for children and appropriate Christmas fayre. Please feel free to come dressed in Victorian outfits to enhance the atmosphere.



Llanwrtyd & District Heritage and Arts Centre Open Art Competition 2020

The Gallery will be hosting its first ever Art Competition in 2020 under the theme “Peace Amongst Beauty”. This is an exciting opportunity for local and visiting artists to have their work displayed in this small gallery with a growing reputation.

A panel of judges will award three prizes:

  • £500 for the winning entry
  • £250 for the second placed entry
  • £100 Visitors Choice prize awarded by public vote

This is an open entry competition providing submitted artworks have been produced in the last three years.

The closing date for entries is 4th April 2020 so there’s plenty of time to find that award winning piece or even create something specifically for the event.

If you would like any more details please visit our Art Competition 2020 Page  where you will find all the Competition Guidelines and entry form.


Heritage & Arts Centre 2020 Calendar Now Available

Calendar Cover

Llanwrtyd & District Heritage and Arts Centre has just taken delivery of its new 2020 calendar.

Featuring 12 full colour A4 images of landscapes and views in the local area the new calendar will brighten any household.

All the featured images have been provided by local photographers and show the area at its best throughout the seasons.

April – Garn Ponies


The calendar is available from the Heritage Centre at a cost of £7.50 with all profits going toward the continued running of the centre.

If you don’t have time to pay us a visit then use the Contact Us form, let us know you’d like one, send a cheque for £8.50  (inc. p&p) made payable to Llanwrtyd & District Heritage and Arts Centre  and we’ll ensure you will receive one by post. 

A pleasant surprise

What a pleasant surprise it was to welcome Phyllis and Derek Reynolds of Staffordshire who chose to revisit the former Congregational Chapel at Llanwrtyd today, 27th July, on the occasion of their 56th wedding anniversary.

Phyllis Rowlands, as she then was, of Tanycoed, Llanwrtyd and Derek Reynolds of Builth, whose father taught Science at Builth Secondary School were married here with Rev John Francis conducting the wedding ceremony on 27th July 1963.

Best wishes are extended to the happy couple from all at the Heritage Centre.

Ollie West Band

Wednesday 12th June 2019 saw another great night of live music at the Centre with a visit from the Ollie West Band as part of their national tour.

A vibrant mix of orchestral pop including a string quartet was appreciated by an enthusiastic crowd. The second half of their performance the band played every track from their debut album Time Stood Still.

Ollie West Band


The band appeared to enjoy their visit to the Centre and were made welcome by the town and hopefully they will be back in the near future.

Live Music at the Centre – 12th June 2019

Originally a solo artist, Ollie West formed the band some five years ago and, having previously performed with a 24 piece group, now tours as an eight piece band with a full time string quartet. They create a unique genre blending pop, jazz and classical developed from Ollie’s distinctive style of piano based compositions with catchy melodies and intriguing harmonies.

Ollie West Band

A singer, songwriter, pianist and arranger Ollie has been compared to Billy Joel and Jamie Cullum recognised by some of the leading music critics in the industry and the band is going from strength to strength developing their performances with innovative ideas and wonderful music.

This is an evening not to be missed and tickets are just £6 – available from the Llanwrtyd & District Heritage & Arts Centre on 01591 610067, email: or from Caffi Sosban in Llanwrtyd Wells.

Man versus Horse 8th June 2019

On Saturday 8th June Llanwrtyd Wells plays host to the 40th annual Man versus Horse Mountain Marathon, an event unique to the town. Up to 1,000 runners and 60 horses take on the grueling 22 mile course.

Man takes on Horse in the hills and valleys around the town.

After watching the spectacular start in the centre of the town why not take the time to visit the Llanwrtyd and District Heritage and Arts Centre which you pass on your way to watch the climax of the race.

The centre will be open all weekend between 10 am and 4 pm and entry to the Centre is free of charge.

Heritage & Arts Centre re-opens 5th April

A new season at the Heritage & Arts Centre starts on 5th April 2019.

This will be our third season and yet again we have a full programme of events over the coming months. Our Gallery space continues to attract artists and crafters, some we welcome back and others for their first time. Be sure to come along and give them your support.

Ray Burnell

We also have a number of evening events and concerts including Builth Wells Ladies Choir – see our What’s On page to keep up to date.

Commemorative Concert – November 11th

Demand for the Heritage Centre commemorative concert was so high that the venue had to be moved to the larger Victoria Hall.

A full crowd enjoyed an evening of music featuring the Llandovery Male Voice Choir as well as a range of local musical talent.

Llandovery Male Voice ChoirAmong the crowd sat silent figures representing those who lost their lives during the Great War and subsequent conflicts.

They will not be forgotten

The event was a great success and a fitting tribute to the many soldiers who served overseas and those who stayed at home.