This year we are using two venues. The main festival takes place as usual at Rudry Parsh Hall. THe THursday evening events ("The wonderful adventures of Nils Hogersson" plus the concert) take place at The Gate in Cardiff.


         The Gate Arts & Community Centre,

         Keppoch Street, Roath, Cardiff CF24 3JW
 

                        See The Gate location on Google Maps

 


                     Rudry Parish Hall ( http://www.rudryparishhall.org/)  

Rudry Parish Hall, Rudry, CF83 3DF
 
See the location of Rudry Parish Hall on Google Maps

Note that the postcode is centred close to the village school - the hall is about 0.2 miles north-west of the school.


 

WARNING: Train Disruption.

As part of the elctrification of the Great Western main line the Severn Tunnel will be shut for a period of six weeks around the time of the festival. At this period there will only be one train per hour from London to Cardiff and it will be delayed as it will travel via Gloucester. Journey times will be of the order of three hours!. Train services from Bristol and the West of England will divert and terminate at Bristol Parkway and a bus service will operate to Severn Tunnel Junction on the Welsh side of the river. Expect delays and disruption. There may be additional delays to road travel at peak times during this period as commuters to Bristol from South Wales use their cars.

 

 

With the completion of the motorway widening and variable speed limit works, the M4 is now much improved. However, the bottleneck at the Brynglas Tunnels can still be a problem and Friday evening rush hour can be very busy from the Magor services westbound to after Newport. We have therefore included alternative routes to approach Rudry.

For those travelling from the north it is possible to avoid the M4 altogether and we suggest that you do this if possible.

There will be signposts to Pentreffest placed at the J30 Motorway roundabout, the Draethen Junction, the Rudry turn by the Pizza Hut roundabout in Caerphilly, and at other junctions to avoid problems in the dark.

M4 travelling from the East

Leave the M4 at junction 28 and turn north under the motorway on the A4072, Forge Road, towards Bassaleg, Rogerstone and Risca.

At the first roundabout bear left on the A468 for Bassaleg, Rhiwderin and Caerphilly.

After about 3 miles, heading for Caerphilly, at the end of a long slightly downhill stretch there is a turn for Lower Machen to the right, and at a sharp right hand bend in the road, a turn for Dreathen to the left.

Follow the Draethen road over a narrow railway bridge, through Draethen village and continue climbing the hill until, at the brow of the hill you will see the Maen LLwyd pub on your right.

Pass the pub and take the next right turn. Follow the road down towards Rudry. The Parish Hall is on your right, shortly after passing the village school.

M4 travelling from the South

Leave the Motorway at Junction 30, heading north away from Cardiff, signposted Rudry.

Follow the lane, ignoring turns to the left, until you reach a T-junction. Turn right at this junction (it is further than you think). Continue down this road, round several tight bends, down a steep hill and up the other side to another T-junction opposite the Maen Llwyd pub.

Turn left, then right immediately past the pub. Follow the road down towards Rudry. The Parish Hall is on your right, shortly after passing the village school.

M4 travelling from the West

Leave the M4 at junction 32 and turn north under the motorway on to the A470, towards Pontypridd and Merthyr Tydfil.

At the second junction bear right, under the dual carriageway, onto the A468 for Caerphilly. Watch out for the speed camera on the hill.

Follow the A468 around the back of Caerphilly passing over 4 roundabouts. Signposting will change to Bedwas and Newport.

At the fifth roundabout (Pizza Hut on your right) take the second exit, leaving the main road, and then turn left into a small lane signposted Rudry. (The sign is on the right hand side pointing into the lane).

Follow the lane past a Cattery and up into Rudry village. Pass through the village - the road rises through some trees and the hall is to the left and set back from the road, and is quite hidden. The car park should be easily seen.

Avoiding M4 travelling from the North

Leave the M5 at Strensham services and take the M50. Proceed towards Ross. From the roundabout at Ross follow the A40 south (dual carriageway), taking the junction at Raglan and heading towards Abergavenny. At Abergavenny take the A465 Heads of the Valleys road to Merthyr Tydfil, where you turn south onto the A470 following signs for Cardiff.

After passing Pontypridd take the junction onto the A468 for Caerphilly. Watch out for the speed camera on the hill.

Follow the A468 around the back of Caerphilly passing over 4 roundabouts. Signposting will change to Bedwas and Newport.

At the fifth roundabout (Pizza Hut on your right) take the second exit, leaving the main road, and then turn left into a small lane signposted Rudry. (The sign is on the right hand side pointing into the lane).

Follow the lane past a Cattery and up into Rudry village. Pass through the village - the road rises through some trees and the hall is to the left and set back from the road, and is quite hidden. The car park should be easily seen.

TICKET PRICES

While we try to maintain prices as far as we can we have had to make increases this year. The Early Bird ticket still represents the best value ticket and has not been increased for a full weekend ticket. While we still offer concession tickets we are putting this event on with no external funding and we need to maximise our income while still providing the event at an affordable price. We would therefore ask that you only request a concession if you really need it.

 

To book your tickets for the festival, download the booking form, fill it in and return it to us. You must download the form to use the electronic version - you cannot just open it in a browser such as Firefox or Chrome. There is then  no need to print out the form - just  fill in the boxes with the required information (using Adobe Reader v8 or later). Save a copy ( we suggest using "Save As" and changing the file name to inlcude your initals or name) and email it to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Download a PDF file of the  Booking Form here.

Pentreffest will send you an email to confirm the total ticket price and deposit required.

Please make cheques payable to Pentreffest , and send to: Pentreffest Rudry Festival, 13 Egerton Street, Cardiff, CF5 1RF.

Last date for reduced price booking is Monday 19th September, with deposit cheque to arrive by 26th September. In all cases to guarantee availability of food cheques should arrive by 10th October.

If you have no email address then please telephone Pentreffest on 029 2023 2970 or 07804 700 417.

If you are unable to fill out the form electronically then please print the form, fill it in by hand and email an image (use your phone's camera) or send a copy with your cheque to: Pentreffest Rudry Festival, 13 Egerton Street, Cardiff, CF5 1RF.

 

Concert Tickets    

           

Tickets for the Thursday night performance and concert at The Gate in Cardiff can be bought direct from The Gate or from us. Discounts are available if purchased with from us with a Full Weekend or Saturday Day/Evening festival ticket. If you just require tickets for Thursday evening you can book online at www.thegate.org.uk

 

The Wonderful Adventures of Nils Holgersson + Concert
Adults Concession Children
Standard Ticket £12.00 £10.00 £6.00
Discounted Ticket (ONLY when bought with full weekend festival ticket)  £8.00    £4.00

              

 

 

 

 

 

Concert tickets must be paid for in advance, the discounted price will not be available on the door at The Gate

Festival Tickets

Note that festival tickets do not include meals.

Ticket Prices Early Bird Normal
Full Price Children Full Price Concession Children
Full Weekend £50.00 £25.00 £70.00 £56.00 £35.00
Friday Evening £12.00 £6.00 £17.00 £13.50 £8.50
Saturday Day/ Evening £34.00 £17.00 £47.50 £38.00 £24.00
Saturday Day Only £25.00 £12.50 £35.00 £28.00 £17.50
Saturday Evening £15.00 £7.50 £21.00 £17.00 £10.50
Sunday £18.00 £9.00 £25.00 £20.00 £12.50
Individual workshops £7.00 £3.50 £10.00 £8.00 £5.00

 

Meal Tickets

Meal tickets must be booked in advance. If you turn up on the day without booking we may not be able to feed you.

Meal Prices Adults Children
Full weekend £30.00 £15.00
Lunch £6.50 £3.00
Supper £8.50 £4.00

Full weekend meal tickets include Supper on Friday night and Saturday night, and lunch on Saturday and Sunday. Breakfast is included in the full weekend festival ticket price only. We will be providing breakfast for those staying at the hall after the concert on Thursday, but no lunch will be provided on Friday

Thursday 13th - Sunday 16th October

Note that this program is flexible and evolving. Music workshop times and order may be changed to fit in with other events. If you are coming to attend a particular workshop please check with us beforehand to confirm the times.

The Thursday evening event takes place at The Gate in Cardiff

  Evening
 

Performance and Concert

start time 19:30

 
  • Stories and songs from Finland & Brittany - Brigitte Kloareg with Katell Kloareg
  • The Wonderful Adventrures of Nils Holgersson - Eléonore Billy & Martin Coudroy

Thursday  

13th October               

 Interval
 

       Concert with

  • Mara
  • Adébra

 

 

Venue: All Events on Friday, Saturday and Sunday take place at Rudry Village Hall

Friday

14th October

Afternoon   Evening
13:30 19:00 20:00
Hall open for sound checks and set up. Anyone arriving early who wishes to volunteer to help with the set up will be very welcome. Supper

Bal / Fest Noz

with M/C :

 Adébra

 Mara

 

Village Hall

All workhops take place at the hall.

Saturday

15th October

Morning   Afternoon   Evening
10:00-11:15 11:30-12:45 13:00 14:00-15:15 15:30-16:45 17:00-18:00 18:15 19:30-late

Breton Dance Workshop

Brigitte

Parish Hall

Breton Dance Workshop

Brigitte

Parish Hall

Lunch

Swedish Dance  Workshop

Pat Goodacre

Parish Hall

Swedish Dance  Workshop

Pat Goodacre

Parish Hall

Music Session - Bal Basics on the Hoof


A chance for all to play together in a Eurosession

Dance along
[if you want some help with any dance technique this is also a chance to get some 1-2-1 tuition with Pentreffest]

Parish Hall

Supper

Fest Noz / Grand Bal

with M/C :

 

Mara

 Adébra

plus special guests

Village Hall

 

 

Music Workshops

Diatonic Accordion

Martin

Marquee

Music Workshops

Diatonic Accordion

Martin

Marquee

Music Workshops

Fiddle

Yuna

Hall - back room

Music Workshops

Fiddle

Yuna

Hall - back room

Music Workshops

Nykleharpa & Swedish Music

Eléonore

Hall - back room

Music Workshops

Nykleharpa & Swedish Music

Eléonore

Hall - back room

Music Workshops

Breton Song

Brigitte & Katell

Marquee

 

Music Workshops

Breton Song

Brigitte & Katell

Marquee

 

 

 

Music Workshops

Hurdy Gurdy

Chris Allen

The Gurdy Tent

 

Music Workshops

Hurdy Gurdy

Chris Allen

The Gurdy Tent

 

Sunday

16th October

 

 

 

Swedish Dance  Workshop

Pat Goodacre

Parish Hall

 

Breton Dance Workshop

Brigitte

Parish Hall

Lunch

 

 

Grand Finale

led by visiting musicians
with spots for music workshop participants

Village Hall

Music Workshops

Fiddle

Yuna

Hall - back room

 

Music Workshops

Nykleharpa & Swedish Music

Eléonore

Hall - back room

Music Workshops

Breton Song

Brigitte & Katell

Marquee

Music Workshops

Diatonic Accordion

Martin

Marquee

 

 

Music Workshops

Hurdy Gurdy

Chris Allen

The Gurdy Tent

 

As usual camping will be available in the hall and on the field.  The car park also has plenty of room for camper vans.  For those of you who would prefer something a little easier there is also local B&B and hotel accommodation:

The Coach House (website)

2 Twyn Sych
Rudry
Caerphilly
CF83 3EF

The Cottage Guest House

Pwll y Pant
Caerphilly
CF83 3HW

Lugano Guest House

Hillside
Mountain Road
Caerphilly
CF83 1HN

Ty Castell (website)

48 St Martins Road
Caerphilly

Premier Inn (website)

Corbetts Lane 
Caerphilly 
CF83 3HX

Premier Inn (website)

Crossways Hotel
Caerphilly 
CF83 3NL

Travelodge (website)

1 Beddau Way
Caerphilly
CF83 2AX

Best Western Plus (website)

New House Country Hotel
Thornhill Road
CF83 1LY

 

Note that we have collated a selection of local B&Bs and hotels for information only and do not endorse any of the listed businesses in any way.
For other local accommodation check websites such as Visit Caerphilly or Wales.Info.

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