THIS year sees the 22nd Victorian Festival at Llandrindod Wells. The nine-day festival will be incorporating new events and street entertainment with some old favourites which regular festival-goers have come to love.

The famous Lland-rindod Wells, set in the beautiful heart of Wales, is held in the last few weeks of August before Bank Holiday.

This popular festival goes from strength-to-strength and has now becoming one of the premiere Victorian Festivals in Britain today.

As Llandrindod was a thriving spa resort in the Victorian era it seemed natural to base the Festival on the Victorian theme.

The town's unspoilt architecture provides a perfect backdrop to the celebrations, and on Temple Gardens we have an ideal venue for he many different types of street entertainment provides free for the visitors and townsfolk throughout the day.

The festival aims to provide fun for all the family and to cater for all ages and tastes, while keeping to a Victorian theme.

Attracting some 40,000 visitors to a town that has a population of only 5,000 is no mean feat, but the apparent ease with which it is done is largely due to the transformation achieved by the reve-rsion costumes helps create an atmosphere the effect of which is nothing short of miraculous.

Come and join in the fun of the Festival with non-stop street theatre daily throughout the week.

Afternoon Music Hall sing-a-long, Victorian Fairg-round, Tea Dance, Queen Victoria's garden party, town criers' competitions, daily costume parades, talks, exhibitions, workshops for both children and adults, theme afternoons such as Suffragettes march and demonstration, The Mighty Empire and Great Victorians, Victorian Olympics (with sedan chair racing to name one of the many races).

We also have evening events which consist of Old Time Music Hall, male voice choir concerts, plays, Magic of The Musicals, Victorian hayride, Night at the Oscars (celebrating 100 years of Ealing Film Studios) and Grand Victorian Ball to name but a few.

At the end of the nine days, the proceeding are closed in the grandest of manners with the moving torchlight procession and fireworks displays over The Lake - a spectacle not to be missed Come along and experience a uni-que day out for all the family!