The Life on Marsh festival is taking place this weekend.

The Life on Marsh festival is taking place this weekend.

Sarah Harris

A wildlife and heritage mini-festival to celebrate all the wildness and wonders of the Gwent Levels takes places this Saturday, (July 13) from 12pm until 6pm at Gwent Wildlife Trust’s Magor Marsh Nature Reserve
The Life on Marsh Festival is open to all ages and we hope people will join with us at our first ever summer festival celebrating the unique heritage, people and of course wildlife of the glorious Gwent Levels.”
Kathy Barclay
Gwent Wildlife Trust’s Senior Education Officer and Life on Marsh Festival organiser

The event hosted by Gwent Wildlife Trust is part of The Living Levels project and offers storytelling from Christine Watkins, drama from Tin Shed Theatre Company and poetry from Mair De-Gare Pitt, among many others providing entertainment on the day.

Marsh festival-goers can try their hand at coracle making, archaeology and willow craft and also browse and enjoy a host of stalls and refreshments.

And it wouldn’t be the Life on Marsh Festival if there wasn’t plenty of opportunities for festival-goers to go a bit wild and wander through the meadows of Magor Marsh and discover more about the area’s bugs, birds and other amazing creatures. Visitors can also get up close with owls from the Ebbw Vale Owl Sanctuary. And there will be guided tours of the Trust’s planned new nature reserve at neighbouring Bridewell Common.

The Life on Marsh Festival takes place at Magor Marsh Nature Reserve, NP26 3DD, this Saturday (July 13).

Entry to the Life on Marsh Festival is £10 per car (up to five people) and includes parking. Or £2 per person arriving by foot, bike or public transport. Find out more and book your tickets asap by calling 01600 740600.