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What's On Cardigan Bay 2018

May 2018

Making Pictures - with Janet Bolton

janet bolton workshop Saturday 5th May 2018 Location: The Welsh Quilt Centre

The main emphasis of the workshop is to encourage students to develop their own ideas with help readily available. Working directly with the fabric Janet explains and demonstrates the simple sewing techniques required. She will also demonstrate the exciting process of cutting shapes, re-arranging and sewing down the various elements until a pleasing composition has been achieved. Meet The Artist May 4th 2018

Become a Mini Marine Biologist

Mini Marine Biologist Saturday 12th May 2018 Location: Cardigan Bay Marine Wildlife Centre

In these family-friendly sessions, you will become a Marine Biologist - collecting and identifying specimens from the strandline and rock-pools. We will bring samples back to our 'lab', and look at the world of mini marine life under the microscope. You will also learn about the things that can affect our marine wildlife, such as litter and pollution and find out what we can do to help. Each session will include an art or craft activity relating to your scientific discoveries. Under 16s must be accompanied by an adult. In the event of bad weather, sessions will be held indoors in our Discovery Room. No charge, but donations towards the work of CBMWC are welcome.

Elvis Charity Night at Tafarn Bach

Elvis Charity Night Saturday 12th May 2018 - Sunday 13th May Location: Tafarn Bach

ELVIS!.....Will be in the building!!????? CHARITY NIGHT!!! Tafarn Bach Presents.....The Michael Vegas Rees Show: A Tribute to the King. £5 Entry - Ticket profits going to Welsh Wales Air Ambulance There will also be a raffle during the evening. Showtime is 8.30pm in our Function Room . Come along and enjoy the Sight, Sound and Spirit of The King of Rock 'n' Roll as Michael Vegas Rees performs as Elvis Presley and help raise money for a good cause! Tel: 01545 590818 or find us on facebook for details

Aberystwyth Cycle Festival 2018

Aberystwyth Cycle Festival Saturday 19th May 2018 - Tuesday 29th May Location: Aberystwyth

A celebration of cycling in Mid Wales, including town centre criterium racing, downhill mountain biking and a mass participation ride - the Continental Welsh Wild West Sportive, covering all the best roads in Ceredigion. Includes fringe events all week and of course brings you the thrills of town centre cycle races all afternoon and evening on the 26th May. With some of Britain’s top cyclists making a rare appearance in Mid Wales, festival visitors can watch all the on & off road action and also experience the beautiful and undiscovered lanes of Ceredigion on their own bikes.

Fishguard Folk Festival 2018

Fishguard Folk Festival Friday 25th May 2018 - Monday 28th May Location: Fishguard - Various Venues

Concerts, Ceilidhs (Irish equivalent of the English Barn Dance or Welsh Twmpath), Workshops, Singarounds

The festival takes place in a wide range of venues from the town square to the Yacht Club in Fishguard old town.

Full Programme Here



Women’s Walking Holiday

Women's Walking Holiday Friday 25th May 2018 - Thursday 31st May Location: Over The Rainbow

A fun-filled magical mystery tour of west Wales, discovering local hidden gems. Includes a boat trip, steam train ride, and a visit to the Coracle centre. Daily yoga sessions available to help you unwind after the day’s activities. Details of Accommodation at Over the Rainbow Costs: Residential: £465 (Shared Room) Residential: £540 (Single Room) Camping/Campervans welcome: £365 Daytripper tickets available: £35 (A day’s walk including breakfast, morning yoga, packed lunch. (+£20 for boat trip +£20 for steam train ride).

Become a Mini Marine Biologist

Mini Marine Biologist Saturday 26th May 2018 Location: Cardigan Bay Marine Wildlife Centre

In these family-friendly sessions, you will become a Marine Biologist - collecting and identifying specimens from the strandline and rock-pools. We will bring samples back to our 'lab', and look at the world of mini marine life under the microscope. You will also learn about the things that can affect our marine wildlife, such as litter and pollution and find out what we can do to help. Each session will include an art or craft activity relating to your scientific discoveries. Under 16s must be accompanied by an adult. In the event of bad weather, sessions will be held indoors in our Discovery Room. No charge, but donations towards the work of CBMWC are welcome.

Ceredigion Garden & Craft Festival

Sunday 27th May 2018 - Monday 28th May Location: Alban Square Field

Now in its 9th year and expanding all the time. Held on Alban Square Field, Aberaeron and organised by Ceredigion & District Growers Association, this is the premier event of its type in West Wales. Plants, Crafts and Food. 60 stalls. FREE ENTRY.

June 2018

Big Welsh Walk 2018

Saturday 2nd June 2018 Location: Tynrhyd Retreat

The Big Welsh Walk, supported by players of People's Postcode Lottery, is back – and it’s bigger and better than ever. Join us for your summer walking challenge, choose from one of four new routes. 6, 10, 16 or 20 miles of stunning landscapes, challenging hills and the hidden gems of Ceredigion. When you sign up and take on your challenge, you'll receive: A bespoke route guide Your Big Welsh Walk t-shirt Your Big Welsh Walk medal Discounted deals at local accommodation, attractions and food & drink outlets The question is... can you conquer Ceredigion?

Aberystwyth and Ceredigion County Show

Aberystwyth & Ceredigion County Show Saturday 9th June 2018 Location: Caeau Gelli Angharad

First major agricultural show of the season. Horses, livestock, sheep, machinery, displays. This is an impressive annual agricultural show. This local show attracts many visitors from the surrounding areas, uniting the farming industry and local community. A wide range of events take place from produce and poultry shows through to equestrian. It provides excellent opportunities for local farmers, plant growers, and exhibitors, and is a fun day out that can be enjoyed by all the family. Directions Located on the A44 between Aberystwyth and Capel Bangor Aim towards Aberystwyth, following the A487 through the villages of Tal-y-Bont and Bow Street. After you have travelled through Bow Street, take the first turning left onto the A4159. Continue on this road until you reach a roundabout. On the roundabout, take the first exit left, marked A44 Llangurig. The Show will be seen straight ahead of you. Please use the correct entrance.

Newcastle Emlyn Food Festival

Newcastle Emlyn Food Festival Saturday 9th June 2018 Location: Newcastle Emlyn

Newcastle Emlyn Food Festival 2018 Come along to the King George V Playing Field [52°02'19.9"N 4°28'10.7"W] in Newcastle Emlyn to enjoy local produce and entertainment. For the eighth year running, the King George V playing field will be filled to the brim with all things fun and foodie! Local producers are lining up again to present their fantastic produce to you, and this year, the committee is promising a day full of entertainment, activities and more producers, and of course, the ever popular chef demonstrations. Helena Lewis from Dai Lewis estate agents will be opening the festival at 11am. We have a busy kitchen lined up with two chefs. The first demonstration will be by Mandy Walters from Cardigan Bay Fish and our second chef is Jayne Holland from Veganishmum. They are looking forward to demonstrating their skills and cooking for the audience. On the performance stage local schools including Y Ddwylan, Cenarth and Penboyr are teaming up to support this local event. Ysgol Gyfun Emlyn and Ysgol Bro Teifi choirs, talented soloists as well as a visit from Sali Mali will ensure you have a great day out and celebrate the town. More information can be found on the facebook page Gŵyl Fwyd Castell Newydd Emlyn Newcastle Emlyn Food Festival (don’t forget to “like”!) or follow us on Twitter @gwylfwydcne - The town’s looking forward to seeing you on the 9th June at Newcastle Emlyn Food Festival, 10am-4pm.

Become a Mini Marine Biologist

Mini Marine Biologist Saturday 9th June 2018 Location: Cardigan Bay Marine Wildlife Centre

In these family-friendly sessions, you will become a Marine Biologist - collecting and identifying specimens from the strandline and rock-pools. We will bring samples back to our 'lab', and look at the world of mini marine life under the microscope. You will also learn about the things that can affect our marine wildlife, such as litter and pollution and find out what we can do to help. Each session will include an art or craft activity relating to your scientific discoveries. Under 16s must be accompanied by an adult. In the event of bad weather, sessions will be held indoors in our Discovery Room. No charge, but donations towards the work of CBMWC are welcome.

Jennifer Taylor

Jennifer Taylor exhibition and performance Saturday 16th June 2018 - Sunday 15th July Location: Oriel Mwldan

Jennifer Taylor works with film and live performance to create absurd scenarios. She uses abandoned structures in remote landscapes as found stage sets. Ancient Neolithic burial chambers and obscure towers in Wales provide surreal, displaced settings that bring a sense of post-apocalyptic degeneration. Jennifer Taylor was recently featured in The Guardian for a performance piece in Rome. You will have a chance to see one of her performances at an exhibition closing event on the 14 July at 7.30pm. If you are interested in taking part, please get in touch with Helena Turgel - email below.

Become a Mini Marine Biologist

Mini Marine Biologist Saturday 23rd June 2018 Location: Cardigan Bay Marine Wildlife Centre

In these family-friendly sessions, you will become a Marine Biologist - collecting and identifying specimens from the strandline and rock-pools. We will bring samples back to our 'lab', and look at the world of mini marine life under the microscope. You will also learn about the things that can affect our marine wildlife, such as litter and pollution and find out what we can do to help. Each session will include an art or craft activity relating to your scientific discoveries. Under 16s must be accompanied by an adult. In the event of bad weather, sessions will be held indoors in our Discovery Room. No charge, but donations towards the work of CBMWC are welcome.