Whats on in the Brecon Beacons
Brecon Beacons Craft and Art Outlets
Bethel Square, Brecon LD3 7JP, Wales, tel 01874 625706, www.beaconscrafts.comA makers’ co-operative art and craft shop in the centre of Brecon. Open Mon–Sat 10am–5pm. Extended hours in summer, some Sundays and Bank Holidays.
Grove Farm, Walterstone, HR2 0DX, England, tel 01873 890293, www.cellargallery.comPaintings of local rural and agricultural life by Christine Hunt, shown in a picturesque former dairy.
Court Cupboard Craft Gallery
New Court Farm, Llantilio Pertholey, Abergavenny NP7 8AU,
,www.courtcupboardgallery.co.ukShowcases the work of the Black Mountains Circle craft makers. Comfortable coffee shop manned daily by different makers. Llantilio Pertholey is less than 2 miles from Abergavenny. Open daily, Mar–Oct 10.30am–5pm, Nov–Feb 10.30am–4pm.
Rhosmaen Street, Llandeilo, Carmarthenshire SA19 6EN, Wales, tel 01558 822010, www.crafts-alive.co.ukCommunity crafts shop which brings together over 50 local craftspeople. Traditional wooden lovespoons, pottery, glassware, soft furnishings, textiles, silver jewellery and much more. There is always a friendly craftsperson on hand to help! Open daily, Mar–Oct 10.30am–5pm, Nov–Fev 10.30am–4pm.
(All are circular, low level routes
One of our ‘Walking By Bus’ walks approximately 2 miles in a circular route with views across Rhossili Bay (in the top four of the UK’s Best Beaches (as voted by TripAdvisor) for four years running!) and across to Worm’s Head.
Langland Bay to Caswell Bay
Another one of our ‘Walking By Bus’ routes and part of the Gower Coast Path. This is a circular walk, approximately 2 miles in length – taking in some of our most popular, award-winning beaches.
Lower Lliw Valley Reservoir Circular Walk
Approximately 2 miles along a scenic route around this beautiful reservoir – look out for kingfishers or if you’re lucky you might even see a Red Kite!
Funky Craft Fayre
Second Saturday of every month at Ostreme Centre in Mumbles (SA3 4BA)
A fabulous selection of handmade gifts from talented local artists and crafters. Truly inspiring and creative shopping. This popular and well established fayre is well known in the area for the high quality and varied selection of independent stalls. If you’re looking to buy something different that you won’t find on the High Street, this is the place for you. Our friendly stallholders enjoy chatting about their work so you can really find out the story behind your unique purchase!
Mediaeval ffair Kidwelly 2017
Sat 26th Aug
Kidwelly Castle SA17 5BQ, Castle Rd, Kidwelly SA17 5BQ, UK map Come along to Hanes Cedweli’s 5th Annual Mediaeval Ffair Cedweli to be held within the walls of Kidwelly’s beautiful and historic castle. 2017 is sure to be even better than last year, we can’t wait to hold another day for all the family where people can come and make a day of it. Listen to the live music from local musicians, including soloists and bands. Be fascinated by the re-enactors and the mediaeval camp and marvel at the minstrels. Everyone can try their hand at archery; children can try their hand at circus skills and see the apothecary's potions & leeches! Adults can see what the future holds and get their cards read and fortune told. Wonderful craft stalls selling their unique and handmade wares where you can pick up a memento of your day. After all that you’ll want to settle down with a picnic and enjoy the delicious hot & cold food on offer from the award winning Rhosyn and take a refreshing drink from the Pjb's Ye Olde Shack mediaeval tavern. Why not join in the fun and dress up in a medieval costume? There'll be prizes for best costumes and a raffle. Find us on Facebook under Mediaeval Ffair Cedweli 2017.
Swansea Indoor Market
From Cockles and laverbread, to Gower Potatoes and fine cheeses – Swansea Market is the place to come for a true taste of Wales. It is the largest indoor market in Wales and has a wide variety of stalls, many of which have been run by local families through several generations.
When: Mon to Fri 8am – 5.30pm; Sat 7.30am – 5.30pm
Where: Swansea Market, Oxford Street, Swansea SA1 3PQ http://www.swanseaindoormarket.co.uk/
Abergavenny Food Festival Sep 16th-17th
Abergavenny will once again become a centre for culinary celebration in September. Famous faces such as Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall and Tom Kerridge have confirmed their appearances on the Borough Theatre stage, alongside chefs Darina Allen, Gill Meller, Olia Hercules and Freddy Bird.
Additional confirmed highlights include a pop-up feast by crowdfunded restaurant and food research hub Edinburgh Food Studio, and Ukrainian born chef Olia Hercules cooking up recipes from her soon to be released second cookbook KauKasis, at a special book-club dinner to include readings and stories from the author.
Expect Gill Meller cooking over fire, heritage skills workshops from Australian chef & author Rebecca Sullivan, an oyster masterclass from Simon Lamont, and seasonal British/Indian cookery classes from chef Romy Gill, MBE.
Visitors to this year’s festival should expect an expanded Producers’ Market showcasing the very best Great British food, the return of the night market on Saturday 16th, and activities for kids and families, including a new edible education space with plenty of opportunities to get little hands dirty.
The jam-packed weekend of food festivities will include an Abergavenny community feast on Thursday 14th September, pop-up feasts and evening celebrations on Friday 15th, and the Saturday night fireworks spectacular and party at Abergavenny Castle.
Abergavenny Food Festival 2017 is it’s 19th year running and reaches 35,000 people of a 2-day festival weekend.
Whats on in The Gower
The Brecon Craft Fair takes place in the town’s historic market hall and is held every third Saturday of the month between 9am and 5pm. Each and every month, up to around 60 traditional and independent craft workers and artists set up shop in the market hall, resulting in a truly unique collection of Welsh arts and crafts; from beautiful handmade soft furnishings to hand painted jewellery and locally crafted Faberge style eggs.
Not only will you be able to pick up a handful of goodies, you’ll also be able to talk to artists and craft workers themselves and find out just how much effort went into creating each and every item. You will be pleasantly surprised not only by the quality of the crafts on offer, but also by the fact that you can pick things up for the fraction of the price you’d find elsewhere.
Venue: Brecon Market Hall, Brecon LD3 9AH
Free Entry Every 3rd saturday of the month
Photo below Star Gazing Night Sky in the Beacons
PERSEID METEOR SHOWER WITH DARK SKY WALES
Aug 11, 2017
Come and view one of nature’s finest shows: the Perseid meteor shower, live from the dark skies above the National Park.
Experts from Dark Sky Wales will help you explore the heavens in their portable planetarium; view stars and planets through telescopes.
If it is cloudy there will be a range of lectures on the subject.
f the weather is against us, this event will still go ahead with the presentation and mobile planetarium.
To find out more about Dark Sky Wales visit
Star Gazing October 14th
Cardiff Astronomical Society will once again be hosting an evening of stargazing at the National Park Visitor Centre. If skies are clear their telescopes will be focused on interesting phenomena in the night sky, or if cloudy there will be lectures indoors.
Price includes parking and soup and a roll to warm you up for the night.
Please bring warm clothing.
The event will run whatever the weather!
Sat 14 Oct 2017PricesTickets £9.00 each.
Photo Above Newton House
Events which are happening around Lothlorien Cottage,Holiday Home in Wales