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Here is a small selection of festivals that take place around this area each year in normal times.

Llantilio Crossenny Festival of Music and Drama

The annual Llantilio Crossenny Festival of Music and Drama takes place during May each year and comprises a mix of opera, classical music and jazz performances.

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Hay-on-Wye Festival

At the end of May and first week of June, this yearly festival draws the most amazing names from the literary world, who manage to travel to the small village of Hay from all corners of the globe. In the last few years it has attracted titans as diverse as Archbishop Desmond Tutu, Bill Clinton, Stephen Fry, Margaret Atwood and Sir Paul McCartney. Check the website for details of its year-round programme and festivals all over the world.

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Cheltenham's Festivals include ones for Literature, Jazz, Music and Science

The Bell is within easy access of Cheltenham which is about a 40 minute drive away. The Cheltenham Festivals are renowned for attracting great crowds (in normal times) and it's always a good idea to book in advance.

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Monmouth Agricultural Show

The Monmouth Agricultural Show is the largest one-day show of its kind in the country.

The Abergavenny Food Festival

If food is your thing, then the Abergavenny food festival in mid-September is for you. Always a weekend of fascinating culinary discussion with interesting guest speakers, it also offers the opportunity to visit and sample fare from a variety of food stalls and to watch renowned chefs at work. A guaranteed exciting and fun end-of-summer treat.

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