Discovering Carmarthenshire
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May 2015

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May

Events at Dinefwr Park

Events at Dinefwr Park

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

  • May - August - Badgerwatch - Our popular Badgerwatch evenings are back. Booking essential. May to end June. Sat only. July to end Aug, Wed and Sat.
  • May Half Term - 50 Things To Do Before You’re 11¾. Wild Wednesday activities, 11am to 4pm.
  • Good Fri - Easter Monday - Cadbury’s Easter Egg Trail at Dinefwr.
  • May - Bluebell display. Castle Woods.
  • May - June - Fallow deer fawns at Dinefwr.

nationaltrust.org.uk/dinefwr  01558 824512

May

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

1 May

Beer & Pizza Night

Ceridwen Centre, Penybanc Farm, Drefelin, Drefach Felindre, Carmarthenshire SA44 5XE.
From 6pm, in the Yard and Byre. Outdoor games and seating. A selection of local beers and homemade pizza's. For more information or to book your seats please contact us.
ceridwencentre.co.uk  01559 370517

2 May

Carmarthen Modellers Club Exhibition

Carmarthen Modellers Club Exhibition

Carmarthen Town Library, King Street, Carmarthen SA31 1LN.
10.30am - 3.30pm. Trains / Boats / Planes. Toy and train sale. Adults - £1.50, Children under 16 - 50p, 5yrs and under free. Wheelchair accessible, home made refreshments. Traders - £10 per table.
clubbz.com  01267 220380  

3 May

Companion Dog Show

Companion Dog Show

Pembrey Country Park, Pembrey, Llanelli, Carmarthenshire SA16 0EJ.
Under KC Licence. Only undocked dogs or those legally docked can enter. No CC, Reserve CC or Junior warrant holders can enter pedigree classes. Normal gate prices entries apply. Entries from 10.00 am. £1.00 collected in the ring. Best in show and reserve best in show cannot enter the novelty classes. Rosettes 1st - 4th places in all classes. Plus special rosettes for Best in Show. Reserve Best in show & Best Puppy. Judy Smith Memorial Shield for best handler. Please bring your own chairs. Great Dane Care. Reg Charity No: 1102041.
Click here for schedule   01267 290317 or 07786154508

3 May

Hunter Trials

Pembrey Country Park, Pembrey, Llanelli, Carmarthenshire SA16 0EJ.
Starting approx 10am. Open to all, entries in advance. Details/information and entry forms available from the Area 18 website of The Pony Club.
pcuk.org

3 May - 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.

  • June 7th.
  • July 5th.
  • August 2nd.
  • September 6th.
  • October 4th.
  • November 1st.
  • December 6th.

facebook.com    07807 997728    

4 - 31 May

Carmarthen Park Events

Carmarthen Park Events

Carmarthen Park, Morfa Lane, Carmarthen SA31 3AX.

  • Mon 4th, 10.00am to 4.00pm - Kevin Bolton Jazz Quartet, Mega Tree House, Poppett Puppets.
  • Sat 9th, 1.00 to 2.00pm - Park History Walk'n Talk Tour.
  • Daily from 10.00am to 5.00pm - Art in the Park and Quiz: free drawing materials and quiz available from the Tea Shop throughout summer.
  • Sun 10th, 10.00am to 4.00pm - Belmont Singers, Crazy Caterpillar Assault Course.
  • Sat 16th, 2.00am to 4.00pm - Bob and Jeff’s Musical Extravaganza.
  • Sun 17th, 10.00am to 4.00pm - Constellation Big Band, Bouncy Pirate Castle and Slide.
  • Sat 23rd, 10.00am to 4.00pm - Harry Potter Bouncy Castle.
  • Sun 24th, 10.00am to 4.00pm - Dragon Castle Bouncy Fun.
  • Mon 25th, 10.00am to 4.00pm - Lucy Jones, Singer Songwriter, Mega Tree House, Poppett Puppets.
  • Sat 30th, 2.00 to 4.00pm - Sandwitch Folk Group.
  • Sun 31st, 10.00am to 4.00pm - Swansea Concert Band, Brillz Craft Workshops 3+ (12-4pm), Cinderela Bouncer and Slide.

carmarthentowncouncil.gov.uk  07794 042186 / 01267 235205

7, 14, 21, & 28 May

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 May

An evening with Frank Bruno

An evening with Frank Bruno

Cawdor Hotel, 72 Rhosmaen Street, Llandeilo, Carmarthenshire SA19 6EN.
7.30pm - 11pm. The Events Room Ltd, in association with the luxurious Cawdor Hotel, is delighted to announce a special evening with former world heavyweight boxing champion and British favourite Frank Bruno. The event will be held at The Cawdor, Llandeilo on Friday 8th May 2015. The evening will commence at 7.30pm and will include a sumptuous three-course evening meal, tales of boxing’s golden era, live Q&A, raffle and auction. Tables of 10 are available at just £600+VAT. A quantity of individual covers on shared tables of 10 are also available at just £60+VAT per person. We also have a limited number of 'Platinum' tables available at £850+VAT. You will receive a selection of fine wine along with prime location seating for the main event. This is an exclusive all ticket, black tie event. Tickets available below or via our ticket line on 0845 108 5690 (office hours only).
theeventsroom.co.uk  0845 108 5690
thecawdor.com  01558 823500

9, 16 & 30 May

Felting workshops

Felting workshops at Carmel Community Hall with Calonwlân Felt

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

  • Sat May 9th
    Introduction to Wet felting: Have fun with wool! Make a cushion cover, scarf or wall-hanging. Highly recommended for beginners.
  • Sat May 16th
    Nuno Felting: Explore the magical technique of nuno felting where you actually fuse wool with fabric and create beautiful, lightweight felt with amazing textures, perfect as a scarf or shawl.
  • Sat May 30th
    3D wet felting: Enter the world of the abstract object or perhaps keep it plainly practical. Explore what you can make using template techniques: hats, bags, phone cases, tea cosies, flowers, abstract vessels.

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

10 & 17 May

Sunday Lunch

Sunday Lunch

Gwili Steam Railway, Bronwydd Arms Station, Carmarthen SA33 6HT.
Dine in style with a three course Sunday lunch aboard a 1950’s steam hauled dining train. 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

12 - 15 May

The Carmarthen Bay Film Festival

Stradey Park Hotel, Llanelli SA15 4HA.
We're back for our 4th festival once again at the world famous 4 star Stardey Park Hotel,Llanelli, Wales. The festival is now on the approved list for BAFTA Cymru awards entry eligibility.
Tickets eventbrite.co.uk
stradeyparkhotel.com  01554 758171
carmarthenbayfilmfestival.co.uk

16 May

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

17 May

Llanelli Sprint Triathlon

Llanelli Sprint Triathlon

Llanelli.
A superb event to kick start the Open water triathlon season. This event has been a firm favourite with triathletes for a number of years and we have some illustrious winners in Helen Jenkins, Mark Jenkins and Oliver Simon.This year’s event attracted over 400 athletes who enjoyed a superb event in near perfect weather conditions. We will have 400 places available in 2015 and we expect the race to fill quickly. We would like to encourage all Companies and local organisation to try and enter a relay team into the Llanelli Sprint Triathlon. This is a great team building opportunity and allows companies to promote a healthy living lifestyle to their staff. You can enter a relay team consisting of a swimmer, cyclist and runner. There will be a trophy presented to the first Corporate team on the day.
healthylifeactivities.co.uk

17 May

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 May

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

22 - 25 May

Llanelli Festival of Walks

Llanelli Festival of Walks

Various locations.
Llanelli Ramblers organise and host the Llanelli Festival of Walks which is an annual event that has attracted hundreds of visitors to the town since its beginnings in 1995 and has established Llanelli as a popular centre for walking.
Click here for a festival programme.
llanelliramblers.org.uk  01554 741306 / 810979

23 May

Ladies Night

Ladies Night

Ffos Las Racecourse, Trimsaran, Carmarthenshire SA17 4DE.
Join us for a magnificent evening of exciting jump racing mixed with fabulous fashion at our annual Ladies Night. Along with seven exciting jump races there will be competitions for best dressed lady, hat and gent and there will be fantastic live entertainment after racing. This Saturday night event is a highlight of the Carmarthenshire social calendar and is one not to miss. So gather your friends and family and enjoy the party atmosphere. Don’t forget that gents are more than welcome too - We have a competition for the best dressed gent! Don’t miss our JANUARY SALE! Buy your ticket for Ladies Night 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

23 May

St Clears YFC Agricultural Show

St Clears YFC Agricultural Show

The Showground Nantyci, Llysonnen Road, Carmarthenshire SA33 5DR.
Opening Agricultural show of the 2015 Show Season. Classes for Cattle, Sheep, Horses, Dogs, Vintage, Horticulture etc. Great family day out with something for all ages. Nearly 100 trade stands in attendance, bars and outside catering throughout the site. FREE PARKING.
stclearsyfcshow.co.uk  07870 390 734

29 May

Al Murray the Pub Landlord

Al Murray the Pub Landlord: One Man, One Guvnor

The Lyric Theatre, King Street, Carmarthen SA31 1BD.
Twenty years ago Britain’s favourite publican Al Murray, The Pub Landlord, embarked on his one man mission as the King Cnut of Common Sense, holding back a tide of bottled beer and ninny state nonsense.
theatrausirgar.co.uk
0845 2263510