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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 www.dylanthomas.com/dylanday

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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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Stargazing and Astrophotography in Brecon

 

Star gazing

Star gazing

Saturday 18th March 2017 from 19:00pm to 22:00pm

Brecon – Libanus Mountain Centre

Libanus, Brecon, Powys, LD3 8ER, Wales

This fantastic event which is only 1 hour drive away from Swansea with plenty of campsite nearby to make it a great weekend under the stars.

Event description

Stargazing in the Brecon Beacons with your very own astronomer for the evening in one of the world’s few Dark Sky areas! Take a tour of the night sky, viewing familiar and unfamiliar constellations of the northern hemisphere, find various deep sky objects such as the Orion Nebula and learn the correct use of binoculars and navigation via star maps.

You will also be shown how to set up a telescope correctly before viewing and then photographing some of the magnificent sights in the night sky. No prior knowledge or equipment needed, but feel free to bring both!

This event is run in small groups meaning prior booking is essential!

Observing (if clear)

Event will involve stargazing and observing the skies through telescopes weather permitting

Astronomy Presentation

Event includes an astronomy related presentation or talk.

Event organiser

This event is being organised by Dark Sky Wales. For more details about this event and booking use the link below.  Please note check that this event is indeed going ahead before travelling.

http://darkskywalestrainingservices.co.uk/calendar/

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Royal Welsh Winter Show 28 & 29 November 2016

It might feel a bit earlier to be planning your Christmas shopping but its worth noting the date of the Royal Welsh Winter Show which is a great place to buy presents for yourself and loved ones!

At the Show you can see the finest prime stock show in Europe and enjoy browsing the hundreds of tradestands, demonstrations and exhibitions amid a festive atmosphere. There is plenty to do and see so please visit their website to find out more > go to Royal Welsh Winter Show

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Neath Food & Drink Festival 30th Sept- 2nd Oct 2016

Neath Food & DrinkWe love the Neath Food & Drink Festival. Its described as “A celebration of Welsh local produce amid Neath’s historic market town atmosphere.” There always lots of stalls which line the town centre. The smells of the delicious food being freshly prepared across the town centre is bound to make anyone feel hungry! If it rains you can take shelter in the town’s historic Victorian Market which is bustling with independent shops and cafes.

This event is ideal for all ages and includes cookery demonstrations, children’s activities and live music.

Find out more by visit their Facebook page

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VOLKSFEST WALES – VAG & Classic Porsche Show Aug 2016

If you love VWs as much as we do then you will really enjoy Volksfest Wales which will be held on 19th to 21st August 2016 at Watton Show Fields in Brecon.   There is tons to do and see for VW fans and classic Prosche fans too.

For more info please visit their website http://www.volksfestwales.org.uk/

 

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Red Bull Cliff Diving World Series – 11th September 2016

Red Bull Cliff Diving

On 11th September 2016 the Red Bull Cliff Diving World Series will return to the picturesque Blue Lagoon in Pembrokeshire, South Wales.   The circular-shaped former slate quarry, now a National Trust site has high cliffs which provide a Colosseum-like setting for visitors to watch the international cliff divers compete.  There are several British competitors in the Mens competition so go along and cheer our guys to victory!

This event is ticket only.   For further info and tickets please visit the Red Bull Cliff Diving World Series website.

 

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Swansea Airshow 2016 – Saturday 2nd July & Sunday 3rd July

One of the highlights of the Summer in Swansea is the now annual Swansea Airshow.  This fantastic event is completely free and takes place over Swansea Bay which means that there is ample space for everyone to watch the displays.

If you choose to watch near the Marina then you can enjoy the amenities including food and drink stalls, the public commentary and public toilets.

Please note that the airshow is repeated on the Sunday.

Please visit their website for full details at http://www.walesnationalairshow.com/

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