From July 5 to 15 there will be events in the historic and legendary town of Caerleon – Roman fortress with amphitheatre, baths, barracks and museum; site of a Norman castle; home of the Legend of King Arthur.

Here are just some of the highlights:

Shakespeare’s THE WINTER’S TALE in the Amphitheatre with Choir, and buffet bar – Friday 6.

LITERATURE ON THE LAWN of the Priory Hotel with twelve authors and poets in conversation during the day and in the evening –Mab Jones &Murray Lachlan Young on stage! – Saturday 7.

SO LONG FRANK LLOYDWRIGHT – a tribute to “The greatest architect of the 20th century” with panel of experts led by Jonathan Adams; and in the evening THE COLLECTIVE – a 17 piece band. In the Festival Marquee at the Priory Hotel –Monday 9.

“The MORRISTON ORPHEUS CHOIR” with soprano Chloe Angharad Morgan in St Cadoc’s Church – Wednesday 11.

“The RED HOT POKERS” whose members have played with VanMorrison, Eric Clapton etc – in the Marquee of the Bell Inn – Friday 13.

“The BIG FREE WEEKEND” – from morning ‘til night bands and performers too many to mention on both banks of the River Usk – the Hanbury Inn Quayside & the Bell Inn with arts/crafts/sculpture fair and entertainment on the Festival Meadow – Saturday/Sunday 14/15.

“Tell me what else were you going to do?” – Tim Davidson, festival chair.

Visit the website for a full programme list and ticket details (where appropriate).