Β We have been re-imagining the Wye Valley River Festival so that we can bring you a little lightness of heart and a dose of our hallmark River Festival humour during these strange times. We are working hard adapting the programme so that our events can flow through the Wye Valley Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB) and right into your home.

Join us on-line for the Wye Valley River Festival re-imagined 21st – 27th September 2020.

Keep watching this space for news about the Wye Valley River Festival. Our wonderful Festival artists put so much into developing the River Festival planned for May 2020 which we sadly had to postpone. We are working on giving them, and you, a new platform.Β  We hope our re-imagined programme for September will excite, challenge and engage just as in previous years. Immersive arts experiences inspired by nature in the landscape remain at the heart of what we do as we explore the theme of TIME…

Run with wolves. Relax with the magic of cloud appreciation. Explore your inner poet. Take part in the Cuckoo Time game show. We’ll be revealing more closer to the time as well as how you can take part at home.

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Local composer Mike Simmons, from Fownhope, launches his "The Wye - the river at my window" new album, which follows the Wye from its source at Plynlimon down to its entry into the Severn Estuary at Chepstow. The track on this video is called "Fownhope" and is the seventh stop on that journey. You can find out more about Mike's relaxing ambient music on his web site at musicfromthemountains.com

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Wye Valley River Festival is coming back this autumn!
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The festival team have been working really hard to bring you all of the festival magic we know you love, in a fun and exciting new format. Keep watching this space for more details.
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Video Highlights 2018

Recapture the joy of the 2018 Wye Valley River Festival with our video shorts, including Monmouth’s Woodland Assembly and Fire Parade, the Wild Wye Swim and Luke Jerram’s ‘Museum of the Moon’ at Tintern Abbey.

If you wondered how the moon got there, this ‘behind the scenes’ video shows how we did it, thanks to some amazing rope access guys!

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A biennial outpouring of creativity set in the Wye Valley Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.

The Wye Valley River Festival is a Wye Valley AONB Partnership project, led by the Wye Valley AONB Unit, Desperate Men and Phillipa Haynes in a unique and creative collaboration between arts and environment professionals, who develop, produce and deliver the Festival with stakeholders and the communities of the Wye Valley AONB.

The Festival is supported and funded by the Wye Valley AONB Partnership, Arts Council England, the Sustainable Development Fund (SDF) from Welsh Government, Arts Council of Wales, Visit Wales, Forestry England, Foresters’ Sorest Landscape Partnership supported by the Heritage Lottery Fund, Environment Agency, Cadw, Ross Town Council and Monmouth Town Council. In-kind support from The Shire Hall Monmouth, Chepstow Walkers Are Welcome and numerous volunteers & local communities.

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