Discovering Carmarthenshire
AT A GLANCE

June 2015

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June

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

4 & 18 June

Summer Evening Racing

Ffos Las Racecourse, Trimsaran, Carmarthenshire SA17 4DE.
Join us for the unique and enjoyable atmosphere for our first fixture in June. Relax and unwind after a long day at work with seven exciting races and hospitality from £60 (When booked in advance) we can't think of a better mid-week treat!
ffoslasracecourse.com  01554 811092

4, 11, 18, & 25 June

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

6 June

Pig Days

Pig Days

Cwmcrwth Farm, Broad Oak, Llandeilo, Carmarthenshire A32 8QP.
For those who just love pigs and for those looking at keeping them for the first time. Spend the day hands on learning about keeping pigs with Rob Park at Cwmcrwth Farm & Holiday Cottages Nr Llandeilo. 10am-4pm. £85 per person. Lunch included.
cwmcrwthfarmcottages.co.uk  01558 669160

6 & 7 June

1940s Weekend

1940s Weekend

Gwili Steam Railway, Bronwydd Arms Station, Carmarthen SA33 6HT.
Step back to the 1940s with our popular Home Front re-enactment weekend. Join us for a weekend of 1940s music, food, demonstrations and re-enactments.
gwili-railway.co.uk  01267 238213

6 - 28 June

Carmarthen Park Events

Carmarthen Park Events

Carmarthen Park, Morfa Lane, Carmarthen SA31 3AX.

  • Sat 6th, 10.00am to 4.00pm - Lucy Jones, Singer Songwriter, Farmyard Bouncy Fun.
  • Sun 7th, 10.00am to 4.00pm - Bob and Jeff’s Musical Extravaganza, Pirate Castle and Slide.
  • Sat 13th, 10.00am to 4.00pm - Sandwitch Folk Group, Bouncy Pirate Castle and Slide, Brillz Craft Workshops 3+ (12-4pm).
  • Sun 14th, 2.00 to 4.00pm - Ammanford Town Band, Harry Potter Bouncy Castle.
  • Sat 20th, 10.0am to 4.00pm - Swansea Acordian Orchestra, Mega Tree House Slide, Bandi Charity Apeal event Picnic in the Park (12-4pm).
  • Sun 21st, 10.00am to 4.00pm - Phoenix Dance Band, Crazy Caterpillar Assault Course.
  • 25 - 30 Daily - Circus Zyair.
  • Sun 28th, 5.30 to 6.30pm - Church Service in the Big Top.

carmarthentowncouncil.gov.uk  07794 042186 / 01267 235205

7 June - 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.

  • July 5th.
  • August 2nd.
  • September 6th.
  • October 4th.
  • November 1st.
  • December 6th.

facebook.com    07807 997728    

13 & 27 June

Felting workshops

Felting workshops at Carmel Community Hall with Calonwlân Felt

Carmel Community Hall, near Crosshands, Carmarthenshire SA14 7TL.
10.30am - 4.30pm.

  • Sat June 13th
    Surface texture techniques: This workshop looks at how to create a variety of different surface textures in detail. Play with wool & colour to your heart's content!
  • Sat June 27th
    Introduction to Wet felting: Have you ever felt like there's an artist inside you trying to get out? Spend a day playing with colours & design... come away with a fabulous felt wall-hanging. Highly recommended for beginners.

Each workshop: £35. To book phone 01558 824165 or email .
calonwlanfelt.co.uk

14 June

Llandovery Sprint Triathlon

Llandovery.
Llandovery is an ancient market town situated on the west bank of the upper reaches of the river Towy in Carmarthenshire. The name itself is an anglicised form of the welsh, Llanymddyfri, which means 'Church amongst the Waters'. The Triathlon will be a pool based event with a revised 22km ride taking you up the valley towards the village of Rhandirmwyn. You will turn in Rhandirmwyn and re-trace your path back towards Llandovery Leisure Ctr. A truly scenic bike ride which is undulating and with the 5km run to finish it will prove to be a huge favourite.
healthylifeactivities.co.uk

14 June

Race for Life 5k or 10k

Race for Life

Festival Fields, Millennium Coastal Park, Sandy Lane, Llanelli SA15 4DP.
10k at 9.30am, 5k at 11am. Join us by taking part in a Race for Life event. You can run, walk or even dance your way around the course. Adult entry (16+ women-only) - £14.99. Child entry (6-15 girls and boys under 13) - £10.00. Under 6 entry (boys and girls) - free and no registration needed. This covers the cost of organising and running your event on the day. It does not contribute towards your sponsorship total, so please try and raise as much as you can to help Cancer Research UK's life-saving work. You and your friends can also join the fight by volunteering. Our events can't take place without the hundreds of people who give up their time.
raceforlife.cancerresearchuk.org

14 & 28 June

Felting workshops

Felting workshops at the National Botanic Garden of Wales with Calonwlân Felt

Aqualab, National Botanic Garden of Wales, Llanarthne nr Carmarthen SA32 8HN.
10.30am - 4.30pm.

  • Sun June 14th
    Felting with fabric & wool: Nuno felting. Learn this magical technique of fusing wool & fabric together to make a lightweight scarf/shawl for a summer’s evening.
  • Sun June 28th
    3D Felted Flowers: The Joy of Flowers: what better location could there be than the National Botanic Garden of Wales for the inspiration to create your own flowers? Using 3D/resist felting techniques come along and make a wonderful flower.

£30, members & concessions £27. To book phone 01558 667150 or email .
calonwlanfelt.co.uk   01558 824165

19 - 23 June

Dylan Thomas Retreat

Dylan Thomas Retreat

Hill House, Llansteffan, Carmarthen, Carmarthenshire SA33 5JG.
This retreat will take a personal approach to the life and work of Welsh poet Dylan Thomas through discussing our own individual interpretations of his poetry and short stories, and the feelings they evoke. We will also explore the connection between the written words and the spoken voice when interpreting Dylan’s poems. There will be an opportunity to visit nearby sites connected to Dylan Thomas such as the village of Laugharne, where he lived the last years of his life, and the local Llansteffan pub, The Castle, which he frequented. You might try some reading aloud and writing as part of this retreat, and to prepare you in advance you will receive a compendium of Dylan’s poems and short stories. Please follow the link for full details.
hillhouseretreats.co.uk  07899 061360

20 June

The Coracle - Annual Road Run

Carmarthen.
Vintage vehicle road run from Swansea to Carmarthen Town. Once in Carmarthen, the vintage vehicles will be displayed around the town.

21 June

Carmarthen Antiques and Flea Market

Carmarthen Antiques and Flea Market

United Counties Showground, Carmarthen SA33 5DR.
Open from 10am - 4pm, admission is £4 for adults with accompanied children admitted free of charge. Carmarthen Showground is on the A40, minutes from Carmarthen town. All indoor pitches must be pre-booked whilst outdoor pitches will be available on the day with set-up at 7.30am. More details on our website.
towyevents.co.uk  01267 236569

21 June

Fathers' Day Lunch

Fathers' Day Lunch

Gwili Steam Railway, Bronwydd Arms Station, Carmarthen SA33 6HT.
Treat your Dad to a three course Celebration lunch aboard a 1950’s steam hauled dining train, with Bucks Fizz Reception and Celebration Chocolates. Table service and on board bar. 12:00 for 12:30 departure for a leisurely trip alongside the picturesque Gwili River. Pre-Booking for this event is essential. Online booking now available. Click the Dining tab.
gwili-railway.co.uk  01267 238213

21 June

Spa Day at Llety Cynin

Spa Day at Llety Cynin

Llety Cynin, Llangynin Road, St Clears, Carmarthenshire SA33 4JR .
Mini treatments are available from £7 each. Full treatments from £28. To include Back, Neck & Shoulder massage, Facial & Full Body Massage. Make a day of it! Use the Leisure Club for £5.50 & book Afternoon Tea for £6.50!
lletycynin.co.uk  01994 231516