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.
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
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.
Swansea Bay Beer & Cider Festival at Brangwyn HallBeer Festival, Thu 22 - Sat 24 Aug 2019, £3-£5
Swansea Bay Beer & Cider Festival
DetailsReal ale fans are counting down the days to Swansea Camra’s beer and cider festival at the Brangwyn Hall.
The Swansea branch of the Campaign for Real Ale is sourcing the most exciting new brews from up and down the land, many never before seen in this area, for their 33rd annual festival.
More than 100 real ales, plus ciders and perries, will be on offer at the event from 22-24 August.
It also includes ales from the vibrant Swansea and south Wales brewing scene, which has been transformed over the past few years with dozens of new microbreweries being launched to quench a consumer thirst for new and original beers.
“It’s an exciting time to be organizing a real ale festival due to the amount of new breweries that are constantly starting up. It makes choosing the beer list a challenge as we want to keep up-to-date with the best new real ales on the market and that is what we aim to deliver at our festival,” said a Swansea Camra spokesman.
Ale categories on offer will include bitters, strong bitters and barley wines; golden and blond ales; pale ales; milds, porters and stouts; and speciality beers including lagers, wheat beers, fruit beers, gingers beers and sours.
Swansea International Wine Festival at National Waterfront Museum
Food and Drink Event, Sat 21 Sep 2019, £15
Swansea International Wine Festival
National Waterfront Museum
DetailsSwansea’s Biggest ever wine, craft beer and spirits tasting is coming to the museum.
Unlike any other events there is no need to buy bunches of tickets for tasters once in - It is an all-inclusive price! The best value tasting around!
Swansea Fringe festival Oct 3rd-6th
Over three days and one night, the Swansea Fringe festival returns this year to take over the city, bringing comedy, music, poetry and everything else we can shake our sticks at to venues around the city centre.
Expect a bit of absolutely everything, from workshops for young people, to side-splitting, adult-only comedy evenings, come on down to Swansea City Centre on the weekend of the 3rd-6th October for a who's who of the arts in Wales and beyond.
Good times are coming, and they're all within stumbling distance.
For more information about this year's Fringe, including programme information as it's released, head over to www.theswanseafringe.com or our social media outlets (Facebook, Twitter and Instagram).
Please be aware, that those under 16yrs can attend 'Family Friendly' events at the Fringe for free with a responsible adult.
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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
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
Llandyfaelog Show at Pembrey Country ParkCountry Show, Sat 31 Aug 2019, £3-£7
Pembrey Country Park
Pembrey Country Park
DetailsDon’t miss the 114th Llandyfaelog Agricultural Show. A fun day out for all the family to enjoy!!
Come and experience the annual one-day Llandyfaelog Show in Pembrey Country Park on 31st August 2019. Experience a taste of Carmarthenshire agricultural life with Cattle, Sheep, Horses, Donkeys, Show Jumping, Pigs, Dog Show, Vintage tractors and so much more!
Our impressive Open Horticultural Section with competitions varying from Cookery, Rural Craft, Photography , Flowers, Wine Section, Children Section and many more is one not to be missed! Not forgetting our food & craft marquee and the outdoor trade stands!
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