Stuck for something to do this weekend? Check out our guide to what's on in your area over the next seven days.

For inclusion in listings contact arts editor Barry Jones on 01938 557341 or email, by Tuesday morning at the latest.

Friday, May 31

  • STICK BY ME, Red Bridge Arts present show for three to six year olds about friendship, play and the importance of treasuring little things, at 1pm and 3pm at ABERYSTWYTH Arts Centre.
  • “ON THE EDGE”, exhibition by diverse group of artists living and working at Borth and Ynyslas using variety of media and techniques, on at ABERYSTWYTH Arts Centre.
  • ELLIE TARRAT, exhibition for May at the SpArC Theatre gallery, BISHOPS CASTLE.
  • BLEDDFA CENTRE FOR THE CREATIVE SPIRIT, “Landscapes” exhibition by Knucklas-based artist and Castle Hill Arts member Lois Hopwood, on at the venue near Knighton.Ends today.
  • "A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM", Brecon Little Theatre adapted performances as an ideal introduction to Shakespeare, at Theatr Brycheiniog, BRECON, at 7pm tonight, 2pm and 7pm on Saturday, and 2pm on Sunday, June 2.
  • "SIMILARITIES AND DIFFERENCES", Powys People First and Theatr Wildcat collaboration exhibition on at Theatr Brycheiniog, BRECON, until June 29.
  • HAVE-A-GO AT SHAKESPEARE, fortnightly workshops, from 10.30am to 1.30pm at Wyeside Arts Centre, BUILTH WELLS. Call Shakespeare Link, Willow Theatre, on 01597 811487.
  • MID WALES ARTS CENTRE, "Hidden / Llanidloes Artists" exhibition and new installations by Hayley Parfitt, at the CAERSWS venue.
  • STATION GALLERY, includes paintings by Iwan Maxwell Jones and Alex Brown, glasswork by Sue Thomas, woodwork by Chris Williams, and mixed media by Megan Hobbs, at ERWOOD near Builth Wells.
  • BENNY JAY, playing at the Railway Inn, FORDEN.
  • HAY FESTIVAL, 32nd spring literary event with more than 600 writers and thinkers featured plus music, comedy and children’s events, at HAY-ON-WYE until June 2.
  • "WILD", free exhibition of textile art open 10.30am to 4.30pm, at the Minerva Arts Centre, LLANIDLOES. Ends Saturday. "Flower Power" workshop today with Pauline Barnes using plants and flowers as inspiration for different ways of interpreting in fabric and stitch.
  • SARAH JANE BROWN, exhibition by contemporary Pembrokeshire landscape painter at new Oriel Coffi art gallery, in LLANIDLOES High Street, open 9am to 4pm Wednesday to Saturday,
  • TEXTILE ART EXHIBITION, with line drawings and watercolours by local artists Angel Morris and Pam Higgs, on at the newly refurbished gallery at the Old Mill, LLANIDLOES.
  • “IN BETWEEN THE FOLDS ARE PARTICLES”, exhibition with compelling body of new works representing an ongoing conversation between contemporary artist Anna Falcini and the late Welsh artist Gwen John, at the Oriel Davies Gallery, NEWTOWN, until June 5.
  • MUSEUM OF MODERN ART WALES, exhibitions comprise "Body & RockSCAPES" multi-media works by Ian Jacob on to June 8; "Yo lo fi" sculptures by Keith Bayliss, and Theo Crutchley-Mack on the Lost Whaling Stations of the Sub-Atlantic, and "The Moon" photographic collection, the Welsh Group 70 Series, and Tabernacle Collection recent acquisitions, at the MACHYNLLETH venue.
  • BORDERLAND VISUAL ARTISTS, latest work by local artists and craftspeople, on at the Willow Gallery, OSWESTRY, with various local artists opening their studios on June 8, 9, 15 and 16.
  • THE GIRL ON THE TRAIN", major touring production adapted from Paula Hawkins' bestselling novel, starring Eastenders star Samantha Womack, at Theatre Severn, SHREWSBURY, final shows tonight and at 2.30 and 7.30pm on Saturday, June 1.
  • FIGHT THE BEAR, Bishops Castle band at Albert's Shed, SHREWSBURY.
  • ROB CAIRNS GLAM ROCK SHOW, at the Frankwell Wheatsheaf, SHREWSBURY.
  • JOE SEAGER, at the High Street Wheatsheaf, SHREWSBURY.
  • "MEET TOMMY ATKINS", actor Peter Gill in his own play about a reservist called up to serve his country at the outbreak of the First World War, at 7.30pm at WELSHPOOL Church House.

Saturday, June 1

  • ANDREW LOGAN MUSEUM OF SCULPTURE, start of summer season open weekends to end of September at BERRIEW.
  • JANE FARRINGTON, opening of new exhibition of unusual artworks exploring the magical world of theatre, on at BISHOPS CASTLE Town Hall gallery until June 29.
  • FAMILY FRIENDLY ART SESSION, on the first Saturday of every month 2pm to 4pm at Mid Wales Arts Centre, CAERSWS.
  • MONTEVERDI VESPERS, Kington Choral Society presentation conducted by Robert Evans, with solo soprano Serena Jopson, at St.Andrew's Church, PRESTEIGNE.
  • SOUND OF THE MUSICALS, Viv Kelly Children's Theatre group show at Theatre Severn, SHREWSBURY.
  • DAN OWEN, plus Zach said and Two Faced Tom and the General, at SHREWSBURY Buttermarket, raising money for Share Shrewsbury recovery charity, as part of Shrewsbury Comics Festival weekend.

Sunday, June 2

  • OPEN MIC NIGHT, for musicians, comedians and poets, from 7pm every Sunday at the Stag Inn, LLANIDLOES.
  • FOLK NIGHT, hosted by Nick the Fiddler, every Sunday at The Loggerheads, SHREWSBURY

Monday, June 3

  • SING YOUR HEART OUT, informal choir meetings, at MEIFOD Village Hall on Mondays, 7pm to 9pm. Call Rosie on 01597 829185.
  • HAFREN COMMUNITY CHOIR, second season for choir of complete beginners and “non-singers” alongside experienced voices, meet every week from 7pm to 9pm at The Hafren, NEWTOWN. Contact: / 07828413484 /
  • BANDAMANIA, community band with music from all over the world, meeting every Monday at 7 .15pm at PRESTEIGNE Assembly Rooms. Enquiries 01544 267632.
  • "JANE EYRE", Hotbuckle company return with inventive and humorous version of Bronte's compelling tale, at Theatre Severn, SHREWSBURY, tonight and 2.30pm on Tuesday, June 4.

Tuesday, June 4

  • UPLIFT SINGING SESSION. lunchtime classes led by Alive & Kicking choir leader and vocal coach Tanya Walker, to July 30, at Theatr Brycheiniog, BRECON, Contact Tanya on 07723 016837 /
  • FOLK NIGHT, traditional folk music session at The Slater’s Arms, CORRIS, from 8pm hosted by Gary Hall with musicians and audience members.
  • PAINTING & DRAWING CLASS, friendly group with all abilities welcome from 12.30 to 3.30pm at LLANIDLOES Youth Centre. Call Sandra on 07765589875.
  • LLANIDLOES TENOVUS CHOIR, choir for anyone affected by cancer, meet with conductor Tiffany Evans weekly at 6.30pm on Tuesdays at Trinity Church schoolroom, LLANIDLOES. Call 0808 8081010 for more information.
  • WESLEY SINGERS, mixed voice choir rehearse 7.30pm at Baptist Church Schoolroom, LLANIDLOES. Call 01686 411028.
  • MYTHSTORIES, weekly meeting of the new Montgomeryshire folktales project group, 4pm to 5.30pm at NEWTOWN Library.
  • NEWTOWN & DISTRICT MALE VOICE CHOIR, rehearsals every Tuesday at 7.30pm, at the Pryce Jones building. All welcome.
  • RHAYADER & DISTRICT MALE VOICE CHOIR, rehearsals every Tuesday at CWMDUDDWR Community Hall at 8pm. New members welcome. Call 01547 528286 or 7977071395.
  • JIVE DANCING, sessions from beginners to experienced jive dancers on Tuesdays at 7.45pm back at the COWSHACC, WELSHPOOL. Contact Steve on 07730454864.

Wednesday, June 5

  • RICHARD DURANT'S MIDSUMMER MUSIC, guitarist and composer returns with folk/classical mix, at ABERYSTWYTH Arts Centre.
  • AN AUDIENCE WITH KATE HUMBLE, an evening with the celebrity naturalist, at Theatr Brycheiniog, BRECON.
  • POTTERY & CERAMIC SCULPTURE CLUB, exploring their creative potential through the medium of clay, all ages and abilities welcome, with experienced volunteer teachers, now with an electric and a woodburning kiln and two electric wheels, from 7pm, at Mid Wales Arts Centre, CAERSWS. Contact MWA on 01686 688369 or
  • Plus new Thursday afternoon club 2pm to 4pm for people who are not keen on driving at night, or have long distances to travel.
  • FOLK CLUB, open to all from 9pm on the first Wednesday of the month at Tafarn Dwynant, CEINWS.
  • JAZZ EVENING, every Wednesday with free entry at the Horse and Jockey, CHURCHSTOKE.
  • SING YOUR HEART OUT, informal choir meeting at Powys Dance Centre, LLANDRINDOD WELLS, on Wednesdays 7.45pm to 9.45pm. Contact Rosie 01597 829185.
  • MEET THE ARTIST, popular midday market day talk, with Keith Bayliss whose sculpture exhibition "Yo lo fi" is on at Machynlleth MOMA, with free admission at 12noon at the Tabernacle, MACHYNLLETH.
  • "THE SOUND OF MUSIC", Get Your Wigle On company with the musical favourite
  • at Theatre Severn, SHREWSBURY, on to Saturday, June 8.

Thursday, June 6

  • CICIO'R BAR, new poetry and music show with Iwan Huws from Cowbois Rhos Botwnnog, and local recording artist Georgia Ruth, at ABERYSTWYTH Arts Centre.
  • FOLK MUSIC, regular open session on the first Thursday of the month at the Bull and Heifer, BETTWS CEDEWAIN, near Newtown. Call Lisa Sture on 01686 650603.
  • BALLET CYMRU, present their extraordinary adaptation of Shakespeare's "Romeo and Juliet", at Theatr Brycheiniog, BRECON.
  • CHILDREN’S POTTERY & CLAY SCULPTURE CLUB, for children from seven to 11 and suitable for all abilities, from 5pm, at Mid Wales Arts Centre, CAERSWS.
  • LIFEBULB COMMUNITY CHOIRS, led by Charlotte Woodford with beautiful songs from around the world, for ages seven to adults from 5.15pm and 7pm for teens and adults at LLANDINAM Village Hall. Contact or 07828 413484.
  • LEARN TO JIVE, every Thursday 7.30 for beginners, 8.30pm for dance practice, 9pm for intermediates, and social dancing till 10pm, at LLANIDLOES Community Centre.
  • COR LLANWNOG MIXED CHOIR, rehearsals at 7.30pm every Thursday in CLATTER Community Centre. The choir welcomes new singers in all sections.
  • Further information from the conductor Graham Marshman on 01686 412442.
  • BRO HAFREN CHOIR, for ages six to 12, between 3.45 and 4.45pm, on Thursdays at Dafydd Llwyd School, NEWTOWN. Call Ann Evans on 01686 627076.
  • SHREWSBURY ACOUSTIC NIGHT, musicians welcome at the High Street Wheatsheaf, SHREWSBURY.

Friday, June 7

  • SKA & REGGAE FESTIVAL, tonight with Smoke Like a Fish, at the Crown and Anchor Vaults, BISHOPS CASTLE. Also Saturday with BC All Skas, Alex Davies, and Cartoon Violence.
  • “MAD ABOUT THE MUSICALS”, touring musical spectacular concert inspired by the West End and Broadway, at the Albert Hall, LLANDRINDOD WELLS.
  • JACK AND JIM, Britain's Got Talent finalists at Theatre Severn, SHREWSBURY.
  • WELSHPOOL POETRY FESTIVAL, start of three days of events around the town with big names from the world of contemporary poetry including Caroline Bird, Liz Berry and Jonathan Edwards.

Saturday, June 8

  • GARETH BONELLO / GEORGIA RUTH / TOBY HAY, three of Wales' finest contemporary musicians bring their new musical collaboration, to ABERYSTWYTH Arts Centre for the first time.
  • "ORPHEUS", a tale of ancient gods and late night karaoke from the Flanagan Collective and Gobbledigook Theatre, at ABERYSTWYTH Arts Centre.
  • "AS A TIGER IN THE JUNGLE", strong and heart-warming performance about rescuing child slaves from a traditional Indian circus, at Theatr Brycheiniog, BRECON.
  • ROCKN'RAIL FESTIVAL, new live music event with Hell's Gazelles, Dan Danlevy, Alex Worth, Shropshire Boatmen, Blue Genes, Karnival Knowledge, Barry Williams, and James Charman, plus special trains and more from 11am at LLANFAIR CAEREINION Light Railway Station.
  • WILLOW GLOBE THEATRE, Shakespeare Link season continues with Family Fireworks day of workshops and discussions exploring how we can use Shakespeare to discover ourselves and connect with others, from 10.30am, at the unique theatre at Penlanole, LLANWRTHWL, near Rhayader.
  • GATHER ROUND, Marion Rowlatt invites everyone to singing around the piano for fun between 10.30am and noon, at PRESTEIGNE Assembly Rooms
  • ARTS & CRAFTS FAIR, monthly event at PRESTEIGNE Assembly Rooms.
  • THE BOB DYLAN STORY, greatest hits show for the 50th anniversary of Dylan's Isle of Wight Festival show, at Theatre Severn, SHREWSBURY.