Performance Butty Summer School involved young people collaborating with artists Stefhan Caddick, Teddy Hunter, Sam Hasler and Lara Ward in an intensive week of creative experimentation along the Mon and Brec canal.


Journeying from one end of the Mon and Brec to the other, starting in Brecon and ending at Pontymoile Basin, the floating, experimental art studio hosted the day-long workshops in performance, creative writing, sculpture and sound, responding to the unique environment of the canal. The boat itself was newly refurbished by the Monmouthshire, Brecon and Abergavenny Canal Trust (MBACT) specially for the community…

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Hinterlands is a project led by Peak and Canal & River Trust (C&RT), supported by Arts Council of Wales, inviting artists and communities to explore the Monmounthshire & Brecon canal as a space for creativity, biodiversity & wellbeing. 

The project’s location is at the Pontypool end of the Monmouthshire and Brecon Canal in Torfaen. 

  • Phase I of Hinterlands took place in Spring/Summer 2018.
  • Phase II runs from Spring 2019 – Autumn 2020 and includes three programme strands.


“We are so lucky to have the…

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After nine years at Peak, we will be saying a fond farewell to our Creative Director, Rebecca Spooner in March.   Although we will miss her greatly, we’re delighted that she’ll have the opportunity to...

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Gateway Glitch brought together a group of women and girls aged 16-25 to explore and challenge their environment through digital technologies. Our sessions ran once a week between April -September 2019.   Gateway Glitch was...

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Peak’s Artistic Advisors inform and review our creative programme.   The panel meets on a voluntary basis three times a year at the Peak studio in Crickhowell as well as linking with projects and events....

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Peak’s Creative Director, Rebecca Spooner was the Arts Council of Wales Clore Fellow for 2017/18. From 23rd – 25th March 2019, six-months on since the end of her fellowship, Rebecca hosted a weekend residential in the...

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What's On

Fri 28

Pottery with Martin Craddock

February 28 @ 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Sat 29

Life Drawing with Tony Tribe

February 29 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Mar 02

Basket Making with Mary Bunney

March 2 @ 10:00 am - 2:30 pm