Discovering Carmarthenshire
AT A GLANCE

August 2015

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August

Creepy Carmarthen Tour

Creepy Carmarthen Tour

Starting from the Guildhall, Carmarthen.
Every Wednesday until the end of September. 7pm. Take a trip through Carmarthen's creepy past and meet murderers and their victims; visit the sites of grisly executions; discover dark secrets from bygone days - and find out where the ghosts walk! This award-winning walk is suitable for all ages and is given a unique magical twist, including experiments in mind-reading and ESP which you might be invited to take part in. Tickets £7.50 (£5 for concessions). Family tickets £23. Booking essential.
creepycarmarthen.co.uk  01267 231557

August

Events at Dinefwr Park

Dinefwr Park and Castle, Llandeilo, Carmarthen SA19 6RT.

  • Summer Holidays - Wild Wednesdays - Every Wednesday. Free 50 Things activities for the kids, 11am to 4pm.
  • Bug Hunting.
  • Pond-dipping.
  • Dragonfly walk.
  • Haymaking.

nationaltrust.org.uk/dinefwr  01558 824512

1 August

Llansteffan Carnival

Llansteffan.
The Carnival will begin at 1.30pm from Llansteffan square with the Precession leading down to the Green Car park and then back to the Morfa. We will have several stalls, fairground rides, Birds of Prey exhibition, Police dog Demo etc. In the early evening there will be a Talent Show open to all, followed by an evening's entertainment of local bands and disco.
01267 241677 or 01267 241520

1 August

Open Air Cinema

Ffos Las Racecourse, Trimsaran, Carmarthenshire SA17 4DE.
Join us and watch movies under the stars. Picnics welcome. Bars open. Films also shown throughout racecourse TV network inside buildings.

Saturday 1 August:

  • 2pm - Frozen Singalong.
  • 5pm - The Lego Movie.
  • 8pm - Mamma Mia.

Book: ffoslasracecourse.com  01554 811092

1 - 9 August (also Sundays throughout August)

Wendrich artHouse Open Studio with Music of the Plants

Wendrich artHouse Open Studio with Music of the Plants

Temple Gallery, 1 Brickyard Cottages, Furnace, Llanelli, Carmarthenshire SA15 3DL.
Opening times: 12 noon - 5pm. Meet artists Harry and Nicola Wendrich in their tranquil garden studio beside Parc Howard, and listen to the amazing music produced by the biorhythms of plants and trees in the garden (a dry day is best!). Spiritual and Prophetic paintings, and a stall of Temple Crafts including Meditation Aids, Tarot, Incense ingredients, Astrological Birth Charts and many unique and unusual gift items. Free entry, with some parking; more parking, accommodation, and meals available at nearby hotel and public houses.
wendricharthouse.com

1 - 31 August

Carmarthen Park Events

Carmarthen Park Events

Carmarthen Park, Morfa Lane, Carmarthen SA31 3AX.

  • 30 July - 6 September - STUDTS FUN FAIR. Open Daily from 12pm.
  • Sat 1st, 2.00 to 4.00pm - Fun with the Jazzabeles.
  • Sun 2nd, 2.00 to 4.00pm - Tenovus Choir.
  • Sat 8th, 1.00 to 2.00pm - Park History Walk'n Talk Tour (1-2pm).
  • Sun 7th, 2.00 to 4.00pm - Carmarthen Symphonic Wind Band.
  • Sat 15th, 10.00am to 4.00pm - Classic Car Show.
  • Sat 15th, 12.00 to 4.00pm - Ukulele Players Anonymous, Brillz Craft Workshops 3+ (12-4pm).
  • Sun 23rd, 2.00 to 4.00pm - Swansea Concert Band.
  • Sat 29th, 2.00 to 4.00pm - Fun with the Jazzabeles.
  • Sun 30th, 2.00 to 4.00pm - Ukulele Players Anonymous.
  • Mon 31st, 2.00 to 4.00pm - Bob and Jeff’s Musical Extravaganza.

carmarthentowncouncil.gov.uk  07794 042186 / 01267 235205

2 August - 6 December

Llanelli Beach Farmers Market

Llanelli Beach Farmers Market
Llanelli Beach Farmers Market

The Discovery Centre, North Dock, Llanelli SA15 2LF.
Head for Llanelli beach and you’re bound to bump into a friendly market trader on the first Sunday of every month. If you are looking for some fresh produce and a way to support local people, look no further, you've come to the right place! Llanelli Beach Market has something for everyone, This event boasts a free-spirited family vibe that can be felt throughout this beach side community. Here you will find countless vendors of fresh produce, tasty ready to eat meals, unique homemade arts and crafts, face-painting, bouncy castle and live music to help set the tone for a fun and exciting family day out, with a few surprises. Organised by Vintage Falls Pop Up Events.

  • September 6th.
  • October 4th.
  • November 1st.
  • December 6th.

facebook.com    07807 997728    

3 - 14 August

10 day Animation Summer School

10 day Animation Summer School

Coleg Sir Gâr, Graig Campus, Sandy Road, Llanelli, Carmarthenshire SA15 4DN.
The 10 day Summer School will provide a wonderful opportunity to develop and create work for showreels or to explore digital time-based creativity. Taught by experienced animation practitioners and DBS checked teachers Suzanne Callen, with visiting specialist Sean Vicary. We aim to develop your skills and knowledge of different methods using both hands on techniques and professional software. We are passionate about animation, Make it a Summer to Remember. 10am - 4pm. Only £185. Students must be 12 and over. Please contact us to reserve your place on the course.
colegsirgar.ac.uk
01554 748179   

6 - 27 August

Events at Ceridwen

Events at Ceridwen

Ceridwen Centre, Penybanc Farm, Drefelin, Drefach Felindre, Carmarthenshire SA44 5XE.

  • 6 August - Mums & Tots - Arts & Craft session in the Old Dairy. 10-12. Contact Ellie Haswell on 01559 370517
  • 6 August - Every Thursday throughout August, 'Pizza & Beer Night' in the Yard and Byre, with Bar open selling organic and local alcohol and soft drinks, from 5.30pm onwards. From £9 per pizza, handmade and cooked to order. For more info contact us on 01559 370517
  • 27 August - Mums & Tots - Arts & Craft session in the Old Dairy. 1-3pm. Contact Ellie Haswell on 01559 370517

ceridwencentre.co.uk  01559 370517

6, 7, 13, 14, 20, 21, 27 & 28 August

Afternoon Strawberry Cream Tea on the steam train

Afternoon Strawberry Cream Tea on the steam train

Gwili Steam Railway, Bronwydd Arms Station, Carmarthen SA33 6HT.
Enjoy our famous Afternoon Strawberry Cream tea on board our 1950’s, steam-hauled, dining train. A treat for all the family. Pre-booking advised.
gwili-railway.co.uk  01267 238213

8 August

Cardigan River and Food Festival

Cardigan River and Food Festival
Cardigan River and Food Festival

Cardigan, next to the River Teifi in the Quay Street Car Park, just down the hill from the Castle.
10am - 5pm. More than just a food festival, Cardigan’s River and Food Festival offers those who attend a perfect location beside the magnificent Teifi Estuary, busy all day long with things to watch and do on the water, as well as browsing the best spread of food and drink in West Wales. Getting to the site could not be simpler - there is a FREE park and ride from just outside the town from the Cardigan Showground (follow the signs). There will be plenty to eat, see and enjoy, so make sure that you come along and get a taste of Cardigan on August 8th!
cardigan-food-festival.co.uk   01239 615554

8 & 9 August

Flamingo Fun Days

Flamingo Fun Days

WWT Llanelli Wetland Centre, Penclacwydd, Llwynhendy, Llanelli, Carmarthenshire SA14 9SH.
11am - 5pm. Join us for a colourful weekend to celebrate our Caribbean pink flamingos with a range of flamingo-themed activities! Join us on a flamingo watch, at various times throughout the day, where you can watch our flamingos through a telescope, hold some flamingo food, and see a real flamingo egg! Our guides will be around to answer all your flamingo questions - including what makes them turn pink, and why do they stand on one leg? Inside the centre, there will be flamingo face painting, and you can join in with flamingo-themed crafts, including making cuddly flamingos, flamingo chicks and nests and flamingo badges. Small charges apply to cover the cost of materials. You can follow our flamingo trail around the centre, and you can even join us for a session of flam-bingo! A fun bingo game with prizes up for grabs, where with every number you can learn a new flamingo fact! Every child who takes part will go home with a few prizes! If you love flamingos, this is definitely a weekend not to be missed! Cost included in admission.
wwt.org.uk  01554 741087

11 August

Summer Evening Racing

Ffos Las Racecourse, Trimsaran, Carmarthenshire SA17 4DE.
An enjoyable evening of flat racing. With admission from only £10 (When booked in advance) and our excellent value Punters Package at £15 (Available in advance only) this day is one not to miss.
ffoslasracecourse.com  01554 811092

13 & 27 August

Ranger Walk

Dinefwr Park and Castle, Llandeilo, Carmarthenshire SA19 6RT.
13th August, 2pm - Dragonflies.
27th August, 2pm - Oxbow Lakes.
nationaltrust.org.uk  01558 824512

14 August

Rule The World

Rule The World

The Lyric Theatre, Kings Street, Carmarthen SA31 1BD.
7.30pm. F: £12, C: £10. 'Rule The World' the Take That Tribute Band have been featured on ITV1′s 'Daybreak', 'The Graham Norton Show' and have had rave reviews from many media pundits including TV personality Ricky Tomlinson, Jason Orange’s mother and now Mr GARY BARLOW himself. The ONLY Take That tribute act to have ever been praised by Take That's lead singer!
theatrausirgar.co.uk
0845 2263510 / 01554 833460

15 August

Mynyddygarreg Annual Carnival

Mynyddygarreg Hall.
2.30pm onwards. There will be a variety of side-stalls, e.g., Coconut Shy, Football Fun, Bottle Stall, Lucky Dip, Fun Fair, Raffle, Refreshments Marquee, BBQ, Children's Sports, Live Music, Fancy Dress Competitions, Diplays. FUN FOR ALL THE FAMILY!!

15 August

The Basil Brush Show

The Basil Brush Show

The Ffwrnes Theatre, Park Street, Llanelli SA15 3YE.
11am & 2.30pm. F: £14 C: £12. Basil Brush is a star with an outstanding ability to entertain and make people of all ages laugh and smile. Now, Britain's most loveable fox is back on the road along with his TV chum Mr Stephen (aka Chris Pizzey). Together they will take you on a journey of laughs, storytelling and song in a brand new specially written ‘live’ stage show packed with fun and excitement. Join in the mayhem, with Mr Stephen who is continually interrupted by naughty uncontrollable Basil! A show for all the family and you’ll also be able to meet Basil and Mr Stephen after the show.
carmarthenshiretheatres.co.uk  0845 2263510

15 & 16 August

Welsh Beach Bass Festival

Pembrey Country Park, Pembrey, Llanelli, Carmarthenshire SA16 0EJ.
Welsh Senior and Junior Championships beach fishing competition.
07970 404522

16 August

Back to the Future Marathon

Back to the Future Marathon - Ffilm at Ffwrnes

The Ffwrnes Theatre, Park Street, Llanelli SA15 3YE.
Starring Michael J. Fox, Christopher Lloyd, Lea Thompson, Crispin Glover. Marathon ticket: £10 / £5 per film. Certification PG.
Back to the Future Part I: 2.30pm.
Back to the Future Part II: 4.45pm.
Back to the Future Part III: 7.00pm.
Join us for the 30th Anniversary of Back to the Future with a marathon day screening all three films. Set the dials for 1985 when Marty and Doc hit our screens for the first time with Part I when they travel back to the 1950s, travel to the far-off year of 2015 in Part II and finally visit 1885 in Part III. Celebrate this iconic anniversary with a themed day, marathon supplies, plenty of film trivia, some extra special surprises and our very own version of Lou’s Cafe, Cafe Cwtsh, supplying refreshments and snacks.
carmarthenshiretheatres.co.uk  0845 2263510

17 - 21 August

5 day Summer Bronze Casting Course and Camp

5 day Summer Bronze Casting Course and Camp

Cilyrynys, Porthyrhyd, Carmarthenshire SA32 8PX.
Spend 5 days at New British Art's studios and teaching foundry and learn how to make bronze casts to take away. Enjoy camping in the fields, with open fires, films and good company. Suitable for anyone, families welcome (children aged 8 and up can enjoy making bronze casts). Charges apply. See our website or call for details.
newbritishart.org  01267 275449

19 August

Family Fun Day

Ffos Las Racecourse, Trimsaran, Carmarthenshire SA17 4DE.
A lovely family day out with great entertainment for both the avid racegoer and the youngsters too. Whilst enjoying a flutter or two, you can be rest assured the little ones will be kept entertained with the fantastic entertainment that will be provided throughout the day.
ffoslasracecourse.com  01554 811092

21 August

Chamber Philharmonia Cologne

Chamber Philharmonia Cologne

St. Peter’s Church in Carmarthen.
7.30pm. We are very happy to propose you a diverse program ranging from Antonio VIVALDI and his tremendously famous 'Four Seasons' to W.A. MOZART, J.S. BACH and Peter Tchaikovsky. Bookings: James Music, 4 Nott Square, Carmarthen SA31 1PG, or St. Peter’s Church, Church Street, Carmarthen SA31 1GW and at the door one hour prior to the concert from 6.30pm.
media.kpk-info.de     kammerphilharmonie-koeln.de

28 August

Ladies Day

Ffos Las Racecourse, Trimsaran, Carmarthenshire SA17 4DE.
Ffos Las Ladies Day is the pinnacle of the social calendar and is a great chance to dress to impress! A staple for summer, Ladies Day is fast becoming the place to be seen in Carmarthenshire. Whether you want to strut your stuff at the bookies, sip champagne on our summer lawn or simply enjoy an exceptional day with friends & family, Ladies Day provides a great excuse to let your hair down! As with all our racedays, men are welcome too so share the fun with your other halves or ditch the gents for a good old-fashioned girly day out - the choice is yours! With eight exciting races, including 4 flat races and 4 jump races, this raceday will get your pulse racing. There will be fantastic live entertainment after racing to round off a day to remember! Don’t miss our JANUARY SALE! Buy your ticket for Ladies Day during the month of January and pay only £10 for general admission. Buy a ticket for Ladies Night and Ladies Day and pay only £15 for these two unique events!! Available online only.
ffoslasracecourse.com  01554 811092

28 & 31 August

The 5th Sosban Festival of Cycling

Pembrey Country Park, Pembrey, Llanelli, Carmarthenshire SA16 0EJ.
facebook.com  01554 742424

29 August

Llanelli Standard Distance Triathlon

Burry Port, Llanelli.
We are Staying in Burry Port Harbour for 2015 and an Open water Sea Swim. The Llanelli Standard was a brand new race on the Triathlon calendar for 2012 and attracted over 150 entrants for 2013. It is quickly becoming a must do event for those looking to complete a Standard Distance Triathlon and was voted Welsh Triathlon of the Year in 2013. The new course at Burry Port Harbour proved to be a huge success in 2014.
healthylifeactivities.co.uk

29 August

Carmarthen Vintage Festival

Carmarthen Vintage Festival

Carmarthen.
Vintage-lovers need look no further for a veritable treasure trove for collectors and those that love to pick up a quirky little bargain or two. Expect a vintage shopper's heaven browsing through the numerous shops and stalls in Carmarthen with clothing, accessories, household goods, memorabilia, quirky ornaments, curious trinkets and vinyl records. The festival also features a popup vintage tea room, vintage hair & beauty lounge, impromptu musical performances, a vintage dog show, sideshows and street theatre from yesteryear plus a variety of workshops on up-cycling and distressing furniture. Not forgetting our little people can join us for a vintage carnival procession or enter a vintage raft in the River Festival! You can even join the most marvelous nostalgic stroll down memory lane with our vintage treasure trove hunt trail explore King Street, Jacksons Lane, Guildhall Square, Lammas Street, Merlins Walk, Red Street and St Catherine's Walk!
    01554 742634

30 August

The Face of the Globe

The Face of the Globe

The Ffwrnes Theatre, Park Street, Llanelli SA15 3YE.
5.30pm. F: £15, C: £12 FT: £42. The Face of the Globe Wales National Final comes to Carmarthenshire for the first time, in an exciting new partnership with the Ffwrnes, and will showcase the talents of inspiring young women and girls from across Wales. In the run up to the final, contestants will have raised hundreds of pounds for the Rainbow Child Foundation, and the final will see the crowning of the new Face of the Globe Team Wales, before they go on to represent Wales at the international Face of the Globe Grand Finals in London and Paris.
carmarthenshiretheatres.co.uk  0845 2263510