Discovering Carmarthenshire
AT A GLANCE

May 2016

Events could be subject to amendment, please verify with event organisers.

May Weekends (and early May bank holiday, Monday 2 May)

May Weekends

All day activities at Llanelli Wetlands Centre

Llanelli Wetlands Centre, Llwynhendy, Llanelli SA14 9SH.
All day: self-guided den building; 11am-12pm: Minibeast Hunt and Mini Pond Dipping; 1pm: Flamingo Talk; 1-2pm: Flamingo Watch with Telescope; 2:30pm: Pond Dipping; Craft Workshops: times vary (small charge applies to cover cost of materials).
wwt.org.uk  01554 741067

2 May

Special Timetable

Early May Bank Holiday Monday - Special Timetable

Gwili Steam Railway, Bronwydd Arms Station, Carmarthen SA33 6HT.
As a special treat for eary May Bank Holiday Monday, get 2, 3, 4, 5 or 6 train rides for the price of one. We are running a special timetable with our austerity steam locomotive hauled train. Standard fares apply and your ticket is valid all day. So come and enjoy riding the line by steam. You can ride up and down the line as many times as you wish.
gwili-railway.co.uk  01267 238213

6 May, 12 June

Farmhouse Pork Curing Courses

Farmhouse Pork Curing Courses

Cwmcrwth Farm, Broad Oak, Carmarthen SA32 8QP.
Full and Half day pork curing course, fun and informative. Half Day: Learn how to make bacon and pancetta at home or extend to a Full Day and learn chorizo and salami skills with pig & pork enthusiast. Rob Park at Cwmcrwth Farm Nr Llandeilo. Time: 10am-1pm. Price: Half Day £45 Full Day (includes lunch) £95 per delegate.
cwmcrwthfarm.co.uk  01558 669160

7 May, 11 June

Pig Days

Pig Days

Cwmcrwth Farm, Broad Oak, Carmarthen SA32 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.
cwmcrwthfarm.co.uk  01558 669160

13 May

Showaddywaddy

Showaddywaddy

The Ffwrnes Theatre, Park Street, Llanelli SA15 3YE.
7.30pm. F: £21, C: £19.50. 'The Greatest Rock & Roll Band In The World' is a bold statement but Showaddywaddy has lived up to that title as they recently celebrated their 40th anniversary. Formed in the 1970s in Leicester from several local bands, they have sold more than 20 million records and have toured the world. Their live show is dynamic and uplifting featuring all of their biggest hits, many of which reached number one in the pop charts of Europe. 'Under The Moon of Love', 'Three Steps to Heaven', 'Hey Rock & Roll', 'When', 'Blue Moon', 'Pretty Little Angel Eyes' and many, many more. So come and join the 'Dancing Party'... 'You’ve Got What It Takes'!
theatrausirgar.co.uk  0845 2263510

14 May, 2 & 18 June

Junior Farmers at Cwmcrwth Farm

Junior Farmers at Cwmcrwth Farm

Cwmcrwth Farm, Broad Oak, Carmarthen SA32 8QP.
Bring your children to be Junior Farmers! Join Farmer Rob at his rare breed farm near Llandeilo for a half day Junior Farmers activity. Ideal for children 4 to 12 year olds who love helping with the animals and getting muddy! Our fun Farm Day includes hands on with the animals:

  • Collecting eggs
  • Cwtch with a piglet & chicken
  • Feeding the pigs
  • Meeting the Highlanders & donkeys
  • Bottle feeding lambs (April & May)

£20 per child and adult, £50 family ticket up to 3 children and 2 adults. Snacks and drinks included. Booking essential.
cwmcrwthfarm.co.uk  01558 669160

21 May

St. Clears YFC Agricultural Show

St. Clears YFC Agricultural Show

United Counties Showground, Carmarthen SA33 5DR.
You don't have to be a farmer to enjoy the finer points of pedigree cattle, horses, sheep, vintage tractors or fruit and vegetables to experience this traditional agricultural show. The St Clears YFC Agricultural Show has been running for nearly 140 years and is an important part of our social calendar so why not join us for that all important great day out for all the family at the St. Clears YFC Agricultural Show. Everyone is here to have a good time, enjoy the local food and drink, and meet up with old and new friends. Country and village shows are an important part of summer in the West Wales and the surrounding area.
stclearsyfcshow.co.uk  07870 390734

21 May

Abba Mania

Abba Mania

Lyric Theatre, King Street, Carmarthen SA31 1BD.
7.30pm. F: £18.50, C: £17.50, G10+ £16.50. ABBA MANIA is accepted as the world’s number one touring ABBA tribute production. Featuring a special concert presentation, which celebrates the music of ABBA in a respectful and enjoyable way, reviving special memories of when ABBA ruled the airwaves. ABBA MANIA brings ABBA fans old and new a night not to be missed. If you’re looking for an excuse to party, reminisce or simply be entertained by the best music ever, then ABBA MANIA is for you! So dig out those platforms, dust down those flares, join in and enjoy all of your favourites including: 'Mamma Mia', 'Voulez Vous', 'Dancing Queen', 'Winner Takes It All', 'Super Trouper' and many more.
carmarthenshiretheatres.co.uk  0845 2263510

22 May - 6 November

Felting workshops at Carmel Community Hall
Felting workshops at Carmel Community Hall
Felting workshops at Carmel Community Hall

Felting workshops at National Botanic Garden of Wales:

National Botanic Garden of Wales, Llanarthne, Carmarthenshire SA32 8HN.
All courses: Tutor Sarah Enoch of Calonwlân Felt. Time: 10.30-4.30. Each workshop £35.

  • Sun, May 22nd - Felting with fabric & wool: Nuno felting
    Learn this amazing technique of fusing wool with fabric to create your own beautifully textured light-weight scarf/shawl or wall-hanging. (For beginners or those with intermediate skill levels).
  • Sun, June 19th - Make a Luxurious Cobweb Felt Shawl
    Learn how to create a one-of-a-kind luxury felt scarf using divinely soft merino wool and silk fibres. Wet felting involves bonding loose wool fibres together to create a strong and permanent fabric via a surprisingly simple process with no harsh chemicals. Be delighted how relatively quick and easy it is to make a beautiful, unique woollen textile. (For beginners or those with intermediate skill levels).
  • Sun, September 18th - 3D Wet Felting - Shoulder Bag
    Create your own seamless shoulder bag using template techniques. (For beginners or those with intermediate skill levels).
  • Sun, November 6th - Double-Ruffle scarf
    Make a gorgeously outrageous Double-Ruffle scarf just in time for the Christmas party season, or as a gift for a best friend or even yourself! (Previous felting experience essential).

To book:
01558 667150 or
 calonwlanfelt.co.uk

27 May

Touch of Class... Audience with Ian Waite & Natalie Lowe

Touch of Class... Audience with Ian Waite & Natalie Lowe

Lyric Theatre, King Street, Carmarthen SA31 1BD.
8.15pm. F: £22 / £25, C: £21 / £24. Ian and Natalie will deliver a night you will remember forever... The Strictly Come Dancing favourites will perform a dance showcase spectacular designed to dazzle and wow you. The pro-pairing are best known for their high intensity performances on the hit BBC show, becoming family favourites, as they are always pushing the boundaries of dance to bring the best out of their celebrity couple. On the night they will dance a mix of Ballroom and Latin, transporting you away to a place of wonderful moments with fun filled entertainment and a close up history of all things related to their life. In addition to the performance there are 60 higher-priced tickets for a meet and greet opportunity with Ian and Natalie for photos and autographs.
carmarthenshiretheatres.co.uk  0845 2263510

28 May - 5 June

Duckery Tours

Duckery Tours

Llanelli Wetlands Centre, Llwynhendy, Llanelli SA14 9SH.
Exclusive behind-the-scenes tours of the duckling nursery! Visit our tiny baby ducklings up close in the indoor duckery, see their older brothers and sisters in the outdoor duckery, and in our candling session you can even witness baby ducklings at different stages of development still inside their eggs! Please book at the information desk on arrival at the centre. Sorry, no advance bookings taken. Tours leave at 12pm, 2pm and 3pm.
wwt.org.uk  01554 741067

28, 29 & 30 May

Llanelli Ramblers Festival of Walks

Llanelli Ramblers Festival of Walks

Various locations.
Established in 1995, the Festival has become a must for visitors to South West Wales who share our love of walking. For the 21st Festival of Walks, our programme includes walks in the Gwendraeth, Cothi and Rhondda Valleys, and coastal walks including a family walk from Burry Port to Llanelli. Choose from 5 walks each day, ranging from the strenuous, longer walks to the moderate shorter walks suitable for all the family. Price per walk is £6, or £15 for all three days; family walk free for children.
llanelliramblers.org.uk  01554 741306 or 810979

29 - 30 May

Special Whitsun Bank Holiday Timetable

Special Whitsun Bank Holiday Timetable

Gwili Steam Railway, Bronwydd Arms Station, Carmarthen SA33 6HT.
As a special treat for Whitsun Bank Holiday Sunday and Monday, get 2, 3, 4, 5 or 6 train rides for the price of one. We are running a special timetable with our austerity steam locomotive hauled train. Standard fares apply and your ticket is valid all day. So come and enjoy riding the line by steam. You can ride up and down the line as many times as you wish.
gwili-railway.co.uk  01267 238213

30 May

Carnival Day

Llandovery.
More details to follow.

31 May

Boxy & Sticky

Boxy & Sticky

Miners Theatre, Wind Street, Ammanford SA18 3DN.
2.30pm. F: £6, £5 Loyalty. Created and Directed by Sarah Argent. A mischievous theatrical adventure to entrance and delight 3 - 5 year olds (and their families).
carmarthenshiretheatres.co.uk
0845 2263510