The Cae Bodfach Mini Festival will be returning to Llanfyllin later this month.

On Saturday, April 27, Cae Bodfach Field will once again play host to the community festival designed to raise awareness of environmental issues while providing visitors with an entertaining afternoon.

The festival, organised by Llanfyllin-based climate organisation Building Resilience Against the Climate Emergency (BRACE) to bring together local environmental organisations, has featured live music, fresh food, workshops and demonstrations in past years.

BRACE chairman Alison Alexander said: “The Mini Festival is a way to showcase what local environmental groups are doing, inviting anyone to share the skills in a friendly and fun environment.


“But as well as being educational, we want the people visiting to have fun with a good community event, which is a balance I think we’ve successfully struck. That’s what we want both this event and BRACE as a whole to be all about.”

This year’s festival arrives as Llanfyllin Town Council are still crowdfunding to buy Cae Bodfach Field from former Mayor and current Clwyd South MP Simon Baynes, the former owner of Bodfach Hall, who has given the town council first refusal to buy the field that has been leased to the town for a peppercorn rent for the past 10 years.

Since April 2023 when it was announced that the field was up for sale, the town council has been trying to find ways to raise the £80,000 Cae Bodfach was valued at, including seeking grants and setting up a crowdfunding appeal for £5,000 to help reach their goal.

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News that Mr Baynes was selling the field came just days after the previous Cae Bodfach Mini Festival on April 7.

Describing last year’s event, Ms Alexander said: “So many people enjoyed the 2022 festival that we decided to make it an annual event.

“It’s such a great opportunity to celebrate all the amazing work local nature organisations are doing and learn about the wonders of the world around us while listening to great music, making things and having fun.

“This year’s event was really lovely, with a great turnout for a wonderfully relaxed afternoon. It ended up being even busier than we expected.”