Wye Valley River Festival 2020 re-imagined

Our live events may be over, but our website is still full of fun and intriguing things to enjoy online. So take a wander and explore films, podcasts, music and more to enjoy with all the family at home.

Run with wolves. Relax with the magic of cloud appreciation. Explore your inner poet.

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It's About Time...! We'll be sharing some of our favorite pieces from this year's event throughout December before we settle in for Winter. The first part of our Advent of Delights is our tasty teaser of highlights.
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Although not originally from the Wye Valley, Lynda Jones settled in Monmouth in the early 1980s, and has lived here ever since.

Most of her work depicts the landscapes in and around Monmouth. While the final image may not always relate to the original subject, all her artwork begins from a memory of a place she knows well.

Here Lynda speaks about why her art is so influenced and inspired by the Wye Valley AONB: youtu.be/_din9cvqkS4 Find out more here:http://lyndajones.org.uk/
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Musician and composer, Justin Nicholls, has created unique music for a number of award-winning television series and feature documentaries, including BAFTA winning series such as The National Trust, The Force and One Born Every Minute.

Living beside the Wye, Justin often takes artistic inspiration from the Wye for his music - and quite literally in this piece called 'Time'. Have a watch and see if you too can be inspired by this breath-taking landscape: youtu.be/Mca78OPzj5s
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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!

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 Phillippa Haynes in a unique and creative collaboration between arts and environment professionals, who develop, produce and deliver the Festival with stakeholders and the communities in and around 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’ Forest Landscape Partnership supported by the Heritage Lottery Fund, Environment Agency, Ross and Monmouth Town Councils. In-kind support from  numerous volunteers & local communities.