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Date:  – 15/06/2017 – 18/06/2017

Various Venues, Swansea

Swansea International Jazz Festival returns for the 4th year this summer with over 50 events taking place at 15 venues in the Maritime Quarter.

The Dylan Thomas Theatre and the Dylan Thomas Centre will host the ticketed concerts with a diverse programme of jazz along with workshops, South Wales Schools Big Band workshop and concert and free events all around the Maritime Quarter.

Last year’s events created the biggest jazz festival in Wales with record crowds attending and it is anticipated this year’s event will be the biggest yet.

View the official programme for the full line up here.

Please check the official website for further details and to purchase tickets

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23rd – 25th June – Ukulele Festival of Wales

Ukulele Festival of Wales

Gower Heritage Centre

23rd June 2017 – 25th June 2017

This event will be held over 3 days at 2 venues with Friday evening at Gower Inn Parkmill being a festival taster.

It will be our 2nd year celebrating this great instrument and its an awesome community. You can expect quality artists, workshops, open mic sessions, jamming areas, singalongs, stalls and much more…

Venues: Friday- Gower Inn, Parkmill, Swansea SA3 2EQ

Saturday and Sunday- Gower Heritage Centre, Parkmill, Swansea SA3 2EH

For ticket prices check out the UFOW website below.

Camping: Minimum 2 nights £7.50 per night = £15.00

Motorhome: Minimum 2 nights £10.00 per night = £20.00


Ticket Hotline: Gower Heritage Centre (01792) 371206


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Location: BIRCHES FARM – BS41 9AG

For those like Columbus that simply love Volkswagens, then this is a show for you.  With hundreds of Classic and modern VW’s on display to fuel your passion this is a show not to be missed.

Bristol Volksfest is back to give you an extravaganza for the senses. A mesmerising display of the weird and wacky, delight the taste buds and whet your whistle. Sights that no Volkswagen show countrywide has seen before. Whilst you will have to wait until June to see what we have in store for you, you can check out all the action from last years event on the website,

This years show will be celebrating with a Vaudeville/Circus theme. They’ll be embracing the macabre and the weird. Fancy dress competitions, think Clowns, Burlesque, Strong Men, Two Headed Freaks, Bearded Ladies and Fortune Tellers all and everyone welcome.

We have some exciting news we’ve been desperate to announce to you all, with plenty of reasons to celebrate. Not only will 2017 see the 25th Bristol Volksfest, we have also changed the date (only by a week) and have changed venue – moving to a beautiful new location in North Somerset where we are gratefully being hosted by the lovely farmhands at Birches Farm in Long Ashton.

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Apollo 11 Campervan

Apollo 11 Campervan

12.30pm & 2.30pm

Mon 29th May 2017 – Tue 30th May 2017

A rocket-fuelled display of musicianship, theatre and comedy exploringwhat the third Apollo 11 astronaut got up to while his colleagues walked on the moon.

Age 7+ £3pp

National Waterfront Museum

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Gower Good Food Festival

Gower Good Food Festival

Sun 28th May 2017 – Mon 29th May 2017    Gower Heritage Centre

Gower Heritage Centre

Sunday 28th & Monday 29th May

10.00am to 5.30pm

After attending the previous Cheese & Cider festival this will be an event you won’t want to miss.

The Gower Heritage Centre has been holding successful foodie events for years now, and the Gower Good Food Festival is no exception. Back for its third year, the festival is back by popular demand, and this year will be held from Sunday 28th May to Monday 29th May. The event will play host to some of the area’s very best local producers, giving them the chance to showcase their delicious homemade produce.

Foodies won’t want to miss out on the chance to sample the local wares.

It’s not all just about sampling tasty food though, as the organisers have also lined up an array of activities to take part in, including guided tours of the mill and animal feeding sessions – the latter of which is sure to appeal to the youngest of visitors. There’s something for everyone at this family-friendly event, even blacksmith and glass blowing demonstrations and the chance to get crafty in workshops for pottery and making hand-puppets. For some retro fun, keep an eye out for Punch & Judy shows.

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28th May – Family Fun Day

Family Fun Day

Family Fun Day at Gnoll Country park, Neath

Date: Sunday 28th may

Come along for a fun day and show your support

Including, dog show, activities, fun fair, character visits, stalls and food


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27th May – Mediaeval Living History Day

Mediaeval Living History Day

Sat 27th May 2017   Oystermouth Castle

Time:  11:00 am – 4:30 pm

Location: Oystermouth Castle

This event look great! Have you ever wondered what it would have been like to live at Oystermouth Castle in Mediaeval times?

Step back in time at Mediaeval Living History Day.

Come and see the Ostreme Theatre Players become characters such as the Lord of Gower, the White Lady, William de Breos and his daughter Alina, and bring the castle to life with stories from their past.

Sample some mediaeval recipes and find out about the types of weaponry that might have been used to defend the realm!

Free event | Normal admission charges apply

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May Half-Term Fun at Aberdulais Tinworks and Waterfall

May Half-Term Fun at Aberdulais Tinworks and Waterfall

27th May – 4th June

National Trust Aberdulais Tinworks and Waterfall

There’s lots of fun activities going on this half-term for all the family to enjoy, including making daisy chains, hunting for bugs or exploring inside a tree.

Don’t forget to pick up your 50 things scrapbook from reception.

Normal admission charges apply. Free to National Trust members.

Sat 27th May 2017 – Sun 4th Jun 2017   Aberdulais Tinworks and Waterfall

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International Dylan Thomas Day

 12th – 14th May International Dylan Day


International Dylan Day takes place on 14 May.
This year, Swansea are celebrating with a weekend of events, including the opening a new temporary exhibition.

For more information go to

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6th – 7th May Cheese & Cider Festival

Gower Heritage Centre

If your a fan of Cider while nibbling on a bit of cheese, then the Cheese & Cider weekend is the food festival for you! From Saturday 6th May to Sunday 7th May 2017 10.00am till late, the Welsh Cheese and Cider Festival will be taking over Gower Heritage Centre, offering visitors a wide selection of locally produced, award-winning cheeses, ciders and perries from Wales. Back for the seventh year, this tasty festival is set to be bigger and better than ever.

As well as being able to enjoy some of the best cheese and cider that Wales has to offer, visitors will be able to browse through stalls of local produce. There will be a variety of ciders to sample, including Gower’s own Mill House cider, as well as a traditional 1890s travelling cider press – keep an eye out for the apple press demonstrations.

Throughout the weekend you can look forward to various stalls . The Mill Tearooms will be serving a wide range of Welsh classics such as the ever-popular Welsh cream tea, available all day. A bar and barbecue will also be available, so whatever you fancy, you’re sure to find something superb to indulge in.

There’ll be live music and open mic sessions over the weekend so bring your guitar along, as well as plenty of demonstrations including those from blacksmiths and glass blowers. Visitors old and young are sure to enjoy the Punch & Judy puppet shows and animal feeding sessions. If you’re feeling really creative, why not take part in a craft workshop? Throw a pot on a pottery wheel or make a hand puppet to take home with you.


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