The very first Knighton Literary Festival!
Knighton Librarian Hannah Isaacson has been beavering away in recent months at a project that we're all very excited about and now it can be announced to the world. On Tuesday mornings throughout October we have Knighton's very first Literary Festival, with a host of authors coming along to talk about their work, plus activities of all kinds. See below for more details including a timetable for the month.
Read more about all the participating authors below.
Regular weekly and monthly activities at The Comm
Filmed performing live at Knighton Community centre in 2012, ace Zimbabwean band Harare
Community Centre has a number of regular weekly and monthly activities catering for a wide variety of interests.
Monday mornings from 9.30 to 11.00 it's time for Yoga classes - contact Kat on 07968-819123 for more.
On Monday evenings there's a chance to learn Entry level Welsh language. For details about enrolment see Tuesday listing below.
Tuesday mornings there's Line Dancing in the Reynolds Room from 10.30 to noon, coordinated by Karen Hadley. Just turn up to take part. While that's on next door, the "small hall" (ie bar) is the venue for the weekly café from 10.00am to 12.15pm. Tea, coffee and various Radnor Hills soft drinks are on sale, together with some of the excellent cakes produced by Lou's Baked Treats, a Community Market favourite. There are often pop-up demonstrations and presentations to entertain café goers, while representatives from various agencies, charities, the police... and so on, are often on hand to chat to. Library users can settle down with a new book and a cuppa or meet for a chat with friends.
Tuesday mornings also offer confidential housing related support from Powys Supporting People. Just turn up and our staff will be happy to direct you for this service.
Tuesday evenings are time for Slimming World in the Reynolds Room. Contact Sam Pembridge on Puttick640@hotmail.com for more info.
Meanwhile on Tuesday evenings in the Main Hall from 7.30pm there're jiving classes courtesy Mid Wales Jive. It's just £5 per session and, yes, beginners are very welcome.
From September Tuesday will once more be the day for Welsh lessons run by Aberystwyth University, with morning and afternoon sessions. Phone 0800 876 6975 or 01970 622236 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Wednesdays in term time have Play Radnor stay-and-play sessions from 10am to noon.
Wednesday evening is time for the Army Cadets to take over in the Reynolds Room and the backstage meeting room.
Thursday morning the district nurses hold their weekly "Leg Club", offering no-appointments treatment for all leg problems.
On Thursday afternoons during term time we have after-school activities for Secondary age students in the Main Hall and then dance for 5 to 16 year olds between 4.30 and 5.15, followed by a musical theatre class for 7 to 16 year olds from 5.30 to 6.15. Call Emily on 07447-716646 or email her on email@example.com for more on these 2 classes.
On Thursday evening - and again on Saturday morning - it's time for karate in the hall with the Samurai Red Dragon group. For more info go to http://www.samuraikarate.org.uk/club_knighton.asp
On Fridays twice a month, the 2nd and 4th Fridays, the library hosts a Craft Club from 2.15pm. All welcome, young and old.
Friday night twice a month, also the 2nd and 4th Fridays, we have Flicks-in-the-Sticks screenings. Follow this link to the Arts Alive website to read about this season's films.
Twice a month, on the 2nd and 4th Saturdays, we have the Knighton Community Market between 9.30am and 12.30pm, with over 30 stalls of locally produced food and crafts.
Once a month the main hall is taken over for a Sunday by the monthly auction. The next auction is scheduled for July 29th.
Also once a month, on the 2nd Tuesday, there's a Hearing Aid Clinic between 10.30 and 12.30 in the Reynolds Room.
Of course, for 5 days a week Knighton Library is also a lively area of the Community Centre, with a range of activities for children and adults. For more info go to https://customer.powys.gov.uk/article/1464/Knighton-Library.