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, Thursday and Saturday between now and Saturday 18th July. Thereafter 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

1, 19 June, 12 July

Events at the Amman Centre

Events at the Amman Centre

Amman Centre, Margaret Street, Ammanford SA18 2NP.

  • June 1st - 5th iSmooth community cafe celebrates their 5th birthday - different themes close to iSmooth's heart will be adopted each day. These events will take place at iSmooth community cafe in College Street, Ammanford.
  • June 19th - Ladies Night at The Amman Centre tickets £10 includes food, drink on arrival, male vocalist and 2 male strippers, doors open at 7pm.
  • July 12th - Phantom of the Opera's Peter Karrie will be in town and performing at The Amman Centre tickets £10.

Please contact 01269 598705 for ticket sales and further information.
carmarthenshirehalls.org.uk  01269 598705
ismooth.org.uk

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 - 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, 14 & 28 June

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

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    

12 June & 29 August

Stone Carving Courses

Stone Carving Courses

Tywn Gwyn Workshops, Abernant, Carmarthenshire SA33 5RR.
Recommended for those looking to learn the art of carving using the medium of stone. Ideal for artists seeking a new medium or for those thinking of a developing additional career skills within the industry or for personal pleasure.

  • 12th June 2015 (Friday/Saturday/Sunday) - Limited places available. Duration: 3 days.
  • 29th August 2015 (Saturday/Sunday/Monday) - places available. Duration: 3 days.

COST: £195.00 (includes lunch, materials and use of tools).
stonehousecarving.co.uk  01267 281166

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 & 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

22 - 30 June

Junior Proms

Junior Proms

The Ffwrnes Theatre, Park Street, Llanelli SA15 3YE.
F: £7.50, C: £5.50. Presented by Carmarthenshire Music Service.

  • Junior Proms Concert 1
    Monday, 22nd June 7.00pm - Llanelli Junior Woodwind, Llanelli & Dinefwr Cerddorfa Arall, Llanelli Junior String Chamber Ensemble, Llanelli Junior Choir.
  • Junior Proms Concert 2
    Tuesday, 23rd June 7.00pm - Carmarthen & Gwendraeth Junior Woodwind, Carmarthen & Gwendraeth Cerddorfa Arall, Carmarthen Junior Strings, Carmarthen Junior Choir.
  • Junior Proms Concert 3
    Monday, 29th June 7.00pm - Dinefwr Junior Woodwind, Dinefwr Junior Strings, Dinefwr Junior Choir.
  • Junior Proms Concert 4
    Tuesday, 30th June 7.00pm - Carmarthenshire Junior Brass, Junior Guitar Ensemble, Junior Percussion Ensemble.

carmarthenshiretheatres.co.uk  0845 2263510

26 June

Pirate Jenny Cabaret

Pirate Jenny Cabaret

The Ffwrnes Theatre, Park Street, Llanelli SA15 3YE.
7.30pm. £10. Pirate Jenny Cabaret brings you the best in variety entertainment. Showcasing a wide variety of talent, come along and experience a brilliant night out with some of Wales' best Stand up comics, Magic, Swing, Soul and Motown acts. Delivering the delights of contemporary Cabaret at its best, the evening wouldn't be complete without accompaniment from our in-house live band. Pirate Jenny Cabaret will have you laughing in your seats and dancing in the aisles.
carmarthenshiretheatres.co.uk  0845 2263510

26 June

Table Top Sale

Trimsaran Leisure Centre.
5pm til 8pm. Set up 4pm. Tables £5.00 in advance to secure a space.
01554 810155

26 June

Walking in Carmarthenshire

Walking in Carmarthenshire

Just outside the town of Llangadog, south, on the A4069 to Brynaman.
Meet at 10.15hrs for a 10.30hrs, prompt start. Organised and led by Arthur Phillips, Joe Funnel and Gavin Hall. Four and a half miles walk from the road bridge over the river Swadde. Through Llangadog and along the river bank contours of the river Bran. Crossing the Bran at Pont Glansevin and passing Plas Glansevin to Caebricks and return via lanes and footpaths to Castle Meurig and the finish. A late Spring walk capturing the magic of the Towy valley. There is plenty of parking along the roadside either side of the bridge. OS Explorer OL 12 Brecon Beacons National Park. Western area. Meet at Grid Ref: 70602760. Moderate, gradual inclines. 4.5 miles/7.2kms. 3.5 hours. One ford crossing will be made. Wear suitable footwear and bring wet weather gear, a packed lunch and a hot drink too.
01269 832229

27 June

Love, Lust and Laudanum

Love, Lust and Laudanum

Llanelly House, Bridge Street, Llanelli, Carmarthenshire SA15 3UF.
Stradey Park Hotel are delighted to have partnered with Llanelly House to bring you a murder mystery night on the 27th June, 2015 starting at 6.45pm. You are invited for a very unique menu of Murder, Mystery and Marvellous Food. Greeted by the Mistress of the House to enjoy a sumptuous dinner, try delightful wines... But then - a bloodcurling scream... You get a chance to play detective to help uncover the culprit in this Victorian whodunit. All of this skulduggery takes place in the beautifully restored Llanelly House. A menu of fresh, locally produced dishes by Head Chef Anna Brown, will see the evening go off with a bang! You'll play the role of detective and interrogate key individuals and witnesses as you wander around the House, talking to the characters involved. From Dr Thomas the Surgeon, Mr William Chambers the owners of the house through to more lowly servants of the era. Tickets are £130 per couple and include a killer 3 course meal, unique murder mystery event, overnight stay in a twin or double room at Stradey Park Hotel inclusive of breakfast. Places are limited so book your place early to avoid disappointment.
stradeyparkhotel.com   01554 758171   
llanelly-house.org.uk   01554 772857

27 June

Cinderella

Cinderella

The Ffwrnes Theatre, Park Street, Llanelli SA15 3YE.
7.30pm. F: £12, C: £10. Ballet Cymru prides itself on being different and Cinderella will be no exception, with a brand new music score and circus elements combined with the finest classical dance. Ballet Cymru will be working with award winning composer Jack White and Circus Company Citrus Arts to conjure a surprising world of wonder and magic. Featuring choreography by Creative Wales Award winner Darius James and costumes by Welsh designer Steve Denton, Ballet Cymru bring to life this timeless story using the company’s unique blend of classical technique and storytelling.
carmarthenshiretheatres.co.uk  0845 2263510

27 June

Cantorion Llandeilo Singers Summer Concert

Cantorion Llandeilo Singers Summer Concert

Civic Hall, Crescent Road, Llandeilo SA19 6HN.
7.00pm. Conducted by Gordon Kilby. Tickets £12 (including buffet); licensed wine bar. Available at the door, from choir members, or by phoning 01558 822594. An evening of hilarious songs based on old favourite tunes such as 'Orpheus in the Underground', 'Take it from Figure "O"', the 'Three-minute Messiah', and a Mozart horn concerto as you’ve never heard it before - except from Flanders and Swann. The singers haven’t forgotten their long association with Gilbert & Sullivan either, and include a token piece with a rather different twist. Think Sullivan, Mozart, Offenbach, and Handel - and then think again. 'Diverse, serendipitous, demanding and sometimes bizarre', said one reviewer of these humorous pieces. Add some songs from Franz Lehár’s The Merry Widow and other Viennese operetta, a delicious buffet included in the price of the ticket, and a licensed wine bar, and the scene is set for a truly enjoyable evening of summer silliness.
01558 822594

27 June

Sports Scholarship Day

Sports Scholarship Day

Llandovery College, Llandovery, Carmarthenshire SA20 0EE.
Starting at 9.30am. Co-Educational Boarding and Day School age 4 -18.

llandoverycollege.com
01550 723005

27 & 28 June

Towy Valley Vintage Show

Towy Valley Vintage Show

Cothi Bridge Showground, Cothi Bridge, Carmarthen SA32 7NA.
Classic Cars, Motorcycles, Tractors, Commercials, Stationary Engines, Model Display, Boot Sale, Trade Stands etc. There will be a dog show on the Saturday. Admission: Adults £5, OAP'S £4, Children £3. 10.30am - 4pm both days.
tvvc.co.uk  07446 083811

28 June

Llanelli 10k Fun Run & Juniors

Llanelli 10k Fun Run and Juniors

North Dock, Llanelli.
The Llanelli’s 10k Fun Run has been rated by Runners World as one of the best 10k road running events in the UK. everything about this event is special and is an experience that should not be missed. This family event caters for all standards and abilities of runners and walkers. The main 10k is preceded by a series of fun runs for juniors and like the 10k all finishers will receive a race memento.
healthylifeactivities.co.uk

28 June

Go wild in the Garden

Go wild in the Garden

National Botanic Garden of Wales, Llanarthne, Carmarthenshire SA32 8HN.
The National Botanic Garden is hosting the third annual Wales Wildflower Day on Sunday, June 28. Nature lovers will get the chance to get up close and personal, not only with a whole host of wildflowers, especially the orchid-rich meadows, but with the insects, butterflies and moths which mingle with the wild plant life. Visitors to Wales Wildflower Day will enjoy a series of expert-led tours around one of the Garden’s traditionally-managed hay meadows. It will be a chance for visitors to see how artists, sculptors and photographers show how wildflowers inspire their creativity. The Garden is open from 10am to 6pm, with last entry at 5pm. Admission to the Garden is £9.75 (including Gift Aid). Entry is FREE for Garden members and parking is free for all.
gardenofwales.org.uk  01558 667130

29 June

Blues & Jazz Club - Stiwdio Stepni

Blues & Jazz Club - Stiwdio Stepni

The Ffwrnes Theatre, Park Street, Llanelli SA15 3YE.
8.00pm. £8 advance, £10 on the day. Round off every month with an evening of true relaxation &345; a chance to really kick back and chill out. On the last Monday of every month, Stiwdio Stepni adopts another of its guises and becomes the Blues & Jazz hotspot of Llanelli. A place where good company & great music come as standard. Our resident band The Groucho Club are joined by a range of special guest artistes to create memorable evenings of Jazz & Blues to seriously mellow & simmer down.
carmarthenshiretheatres.co.uk  0845 2263510