Local Upcoming Events
We aim to provide you with regular events lists & updates to help both promote them & provide you with information that may encourage you to either participate in them or simply spectate.
There are regular Fell races, other Sports Events, Arts Festivals, Music events etc. throughout Snowdonia, hopefully this information will help you to enjoy them & possibly even encourage you to take part in them.
If you are organising or interested in an event not listed please feel free to contact us for it’s inclusion.
June 23, 2018:
June 30, 2018:
We are pleased to confirm this year’s charity event will be 23rd June 2018.
Below is the current list of Events planned for the day itself but keep coming back to this page as we expect more events to be added over coming weeks.
- Ian Draisey’s Cycle Sportif with a target of raising £2,000, they will call in at the cafe so please give them a great cheer if you see them.
2. Paul’s ‘Siabod Triple Challenge’ – Join Paul for one or more parts of his triple challenge, Part 1 – The Siabod Challenge (6 Mountains, 23 Miles, 8,800′ of ascent, approx. 7/8 hours). Part 2 – The Siabod Half Round (4 Mountains, 15 miles, 5,400′ of ascent, approx. 4/5 Hours). Part 3 – Moel Siabod (5.6 Miles, 2,330′ of ascent, approx. 1.5/2 Hours). To help you decide what bit to join & what time to be at the Cafe my plan is:-
Part 1 – Start at 5:00 am.
Part 2 – Starts approx. between 12:00 & 1:00 pm.
Part 3 – Starts at approx. between 5:00 & 6:00 pm.
Clearly starts for parts 2 & 3 are a bit un-predictable but with modern phone technology I will be updated the cafe as each route progresses.
If you can’t take part your sponsorship (form at the Cafe counter) would be much appreciated.
3. Twiggy’s Craft Sales in our Cafe.
4. Nepalese Memorabilia & Artefacts for Sale.
5. Sara Jackson will again be giving Yoga classes a great way to help your body maximise what it can do in the Outdoors.
6. Gaby’s take on Dal Bhat will be available throughout the day with all proceeds to ROFN.
7. Mike Lees’ Cafe games during the afternoon.
8. Auction, to take place at circa 7:00 pm.
8. Mike Lees’ Quiz Night.
If you want to be involved in any of the above or want to add something yourself simply contact me by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org.
July 7, 2018:
Join us once again for a relaxed evening of Music hosted by local singer-songwriter Alan Mannouch. Feel free to bring your instruments & voices to join in. Drinks licence extended until 11:00 pm.
October 20, 2018:
Held in conjunction with the Capel Curig Village Show this is an ideal introduction to Fell running in one of Snowdonia’s classic races.
8.7K with 700 metres of ascent, registration opens within The Moel Siabod Cafe at 12:00pm with Gaby’s Goulash included within the entry fee & served to all runners at the finish.
There is also a Junior’s race at 14:05 for Over 10’s, Under 14’s & Under 16’s.
Small charge to park on the Show Ground going to the Village fund.
Post race tug of war between the runners & locals as ever brings the event to a fun packed climax.
Entry on the Day.
November 10, 2018:
Another chance to attend one of Mike Lees’ highly enjoyable & funny Quiz Night’s at the Siabod cafe. This one is in aid of the Little Adoption Shop & organised by our good friend Hazel Robbins so we hope you will be able to attend & have a great night out in Capel Curig. There will also be a Raffle.
Some more about this good cause:-
The Little Adoption Shop (LAS) was founded in 2011, it is a Beizing-based Dog rescue & adoption organisation.
In the last 6 years it has rescued & provided shelter to more than a thousand dogs including many who’s fate would have gone to the meat trade & others who have been trapped or exposures to many other dangers. LAS concentrate on saving the sickest/most difficult dogs first irrespective that these are often the most costly cases to cure.
Chris Barden who runs LAS in Dion & Goby’s story: In 2016 Dion Leonard, an altramarathon runner, was followed by a little stray dog (later named Gobi) whilst running a 155 mile race across (yes you’ve guessed it) the Gobi Desert. Dion decided to reward his new follower by bringing her back to the UK but whilst in quarantine in Urumqi she went missing in a city of 3 million people. Chris & his team were instrumental in finding Gobi, this turned into a bestseller ‘Finding Gobi’ & is now being developed into a film by 20th Century Fox!
LAS are widely known in China, have a don’t give up & no kill policy & are an non-government organisation so totally reliant on donations.
Please join with Hazel, Mike & ourselves to help raise some funds to allow Chris & his team to continue helping dogs in a country where they clearly need that help.
If you wish to donate but cannot attend the quiz you can do so by either contacting Hazel at email@example.com or by visiting Little Adoption Shop Go Fund Me page https://www.gofundme.com/adoptionshop.
Entry to the quiz is £2.00 minimum per person but of course we’d be delighted if you give more.
Last orders for those wanting hot food will be 7:00 pm, extended bar until 11:00 pm.
We are delighted to welcome Doug Scott CBE back to the Cafe again this Autumn. Doug will be presenting ‘The Hard Road to Everest’ covering part 1 of his Autobiography ‘Up And About’ which was published in 2016 a book which I read avidly & was seriously marked by his recollection of detail & candid telling of his motivations, experiences & personal relationships with those he came into contact with, I was left itching for the second volume to come along soon. The presentation will cover Doug’s formative years up to & including his ascent of Everest (the hard way) in 1977 with Dougal Haston. We are also delighted to welcome back Paul Braithwaite who will add contributions within the presentation itself to help offer further insight into some of the experiences they shared.
During the evening Doug will be selling signed copies of the book together with copies of his latest book ‘The Ogre’, another riveting read which almost sadly for me has delayed the publishing of the 2nd Volume of his Autobiography. He will also have other Nepalese artefacts available for sale too.
The last two years we have sold out so to be sure of a seat please book early, payment is required in advance & as ever all proceeds from our ticket sales will be going to Doug’s charity Community Action Nepal. Tickets are also available through Eventbrite with a small additional booking fee applicable.
Please note that for those seeking food last hot food orders will be 18:00, drinks license extended until 10:00 pm.