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.
PLANETS AND STARS: AN IMMERSIVE NIGHT SKY EXPERIENCEJun 28, 2019
28/06/2019 20:00 - 29/06/2019 00:30
We are about to take you out of this world with FREE expert lecture, planet observation and stargazing experience. The Open University in Wales has paired up with Dark Sky Wales for this spectacular space event.The Brecon Beacons Visitor centre Libanus
MOONLIGHT WALK IJul 12, 2019
Moon Walk I
Friday July 12th 2019
A night time walk up Pen y Fan, while the sun sets and the moon rises.
Walkers leave from Pont ar Daf between 7pm and 8pm.
Entry fees £15 per adult, and £5 for children.
Entry fees will be shared between St David’s Hospice Care and Brecon Mountain Rescue.
Full details and to register -
BRECON FRINGE FESTIVALAug 8, 2019
08/08/2019 11:00 - 11/08/2019 23:00
Brecon Fringe Festival 2019 is an open-access event, which means gigs and events over the Fringe are organised and funded independently by local landlords, venue owners and individuals.There is no official commitee - which is probably why it’s so successful! Many of the gigs at pubs, galleries, cafes etc are regulars but anyone can put an event on as part of the Brecon Festival Fringe and we will include it on the programme. Brecon Fringe Festival offers opportunities for local bands to perform (as well as bands from further afield). It also brings money into the town, and this money goes into local businesses therefore directly supporting the Brecon community. Come to the Fringe if you like blues, rock, R&B, comedy, dance and alternative performances as well as occasional bursts of jazz. There are also family friendly events
BRECON COUNTY SHOWAug 3, 2019
Brecon Show is based around the Cattle, Sheep, Horse & Pony classes which attract exhibitors from all over the country. It also has over 200 trade exhibitors bringing you the best in British Farm Produce, the latest tractors & farm machinery and cars, to anything for the garden. From clothing and jewellery to hand made cards, there is something for everyone. Combine this with vintage and modern machinery, dog show, rides and stalls for children, a beer tent and much more you will be sure to have a great family day out.
TALGARTH FESTIVAL OF THE BLACK MOUNTAINSAug 23, 2019
23/08/2019 10:00 - 28/08/2017 19:00
Fun filled weekend for all the family, including live music, stalls, bouncy castle, historical society, Dog show, sheep shearing and more.
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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!
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/
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
Llandeilo Welsh Countryman's Game Fair
15/06/2019 - 16/06/2019 Troed Y Rhiw Farm, Ffairfach, Llandeilo, SA19 6PH
The Welsh Countryman's Game Fair will take place this year on Saturday 15th & Sunday 16th June 2019 at Troed y Rhiw farm, Ffairfach, LLandeilo. With breathtaking views of the historic town of Llandeilo and the beautiful Towy Valley, this is the site of last years inaugural event in Ffairfach. Last year we had almost 10,000 visitors over the weekend, we appreciate all the feedback provided in our first year and now look forward to welcoming even more people, at this years bigger and better event. We are welcoming back lots of family entertainment into the main arena, as well as a vast array of grand finals in many sporting disciplines, plus an increasing portfolio of countryside activities for everyone to get involved in and enjoy. Its the perfect way to spend an early summers weekend.
GWLEDD Food Festival
22/06/2019 Dinefwr Park, Llandeilo, Carmarthenshire, SA19 6RT
Our food festival has a new look for 2019. GWLEDD, meaning feast, will be a feast for the senses with the focus on local produce. The courtyard will be home to local produce stalls where you can discover some of the wonderful things that the land produces. Learn more about food harvesting and production on one of our guided walks including: bee keeping, foraging and venison. A new artist, Gareth Hugh Davies will have an exhibition in our Black Raven gallery for you to enjoy. This year we will be joined at the festival by the fantastic storytellers from Beyond the Border.
Welsh National Sheep Dog Trials
, Food and Craft Festival 02/08/2019 - 04/08/2019 Dinefwr Park, Llandeilo, Carmarthenshire, SA19 6RT
The 2019 Welsh National Sheep Dog Trials, Food and Craft Festival comes to Dinefwr Park, Llandeilo on the 2nd - 4th of August 2019. An opportunity to see 150 of the top competitors take part over 3 days of competing. In addition the weekend will showcase local craft and food businesses, making it a truly family day out.
LLANDOVERY SHEEP FESTIVALSep 21, 2019
21/09/2019 09:00 - 22/09/2018 19:00
Llandovery Sheep Festival celebrates droving, sheep farming & the wool industry. All weekend the town of Llandovery will be celebrating its farming routes and connection to the drovers trails of old. Highlights of the weekend include the fantastic sheep race, sheep dog trials & sheep shearing demonstrations amongst other great sheep-related fun. There is also a Food Theatre celebrating local produce with demonstrations from guest chefs including Michelin Star holder James Sommerin. Tasty food stalls and craft stalls will be throughout the town all weekend, with music and street entertainment throughout.
Please visit the website for the festival schedule for the full list of fun things to do and see or email firstname.lastname@example.org
ABERGAVENNY FOOD FESTIVALSep 21, 2019
ABERGAVENNY FOOD FESDates:
21/09/2019 09:00 - 22/09/2019 18:00
Why not check out one the country’s top food festivals this year.The event has been called ‘The Glastonbury of Food Festivals’ (Observer) and is renowned for its fantastic atmosphere and Welsh hospitality.The extensive markets spill into the streets and lanes, offering a huge variety of produce – from pepper plants to Welsh pancakes – featuring the best producers from Wales, the Marches, and much further afield. Enjoy sensory extremes and subtle contrasts – an explosion of chilli, a long cool beer. A real feast for the senses. In addition to the main markets there are individually ticketed Masterclasses, Tutored Tastings and Talks showcasing some of the most skilled, passionate and knowledgeable practitioners in the country alongside local and regional talent.
For the full ingredients visit www.abergavennyfoodfestival.com.
The Big Cwtch
30/08/2019 - 31/08/2019 Glanrannell Park House, Crugybar, SA19 8SA
The Big Cwtch is Carmarthenshire’s award winning family festival set in a magical lakeside location in the heart of the Cothi Valley. The Big Cwtch is a small festival with a big heart - “it’s all in the name ,it’s intimate, friendly and like a big hug off someone you love” Now in its sixth year the festival has grown from a one day charity event to welcoming over 3,000 visitors throughout the weekend. The Big Cwtch 2019 line up is the biggest yet with over 30 breakthrough and emerging Welsh artists playing from the spectacular lakeside stage and acoustic venues, award winning welsh street food, super clubs and a jam packed programme of family activities and outdoor adventures across the festival site, including a magical walled garden, kids clubs, glamping, health and wellbeing sanctuary, Cwtch Craft workshops, paddle boarding, lakeside wood fired hot tubs, quirky bars and pubs and stunning riverside camping and glamping fields. Tickets can be booked online at www.thebigcwtch.com
BRECON BEACONS FOOD FESTIVALOct 5, 2019
The festival, now in its 21th year, promises a fantastic selection of local food and drink – some of the very best to be found in the Brecon Beacons National Park.
FREE to attend; Festival goers can look forward to sampling a range of produce from bread to beers and cheese to Welsh cakes with most items travelling less miles than the visitors themselves. Foody highlights will include cooking demonstrations from award winning chefs.
HAY FESTIVAL WINTER WEEKENDNov 29, 2019
29/11/2019 17:00 - 01/12/2019 23:00
Whether you're visiting for the first time or regular visitor, we welcome you a warm weekend of fun, stories, music and good company at this year’s Hay Festival Winter Weekend. We look forward to seeing you here.
Photo below Star Gazing Night Sky in the Beacons
PERSEID METEOR SHOWER WITH DARK SKY WALESAug 15, 2019
EXTRA DATE ADDED!!
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.
Photo Above Newton House
Events which are happening around Lothlorien Cottage,Holiday Home in Wales