Plan Your Stay on Cardigan Bay

Festivals and Events Cardigan Bay

Festivals and events and venues on Cardigan Bay
For events and festivals later in the year check out the Events Calendar then you can be sure to plan your stay on Cardigan Bay and really enjoy the flavour of this fantastic area of west Wales.
Each Cardigan Bay Venue has it's own listing so choose the venue and then follow the links to see what's on in the local cinemas, theatres, arts centres and galleries.

Exhibitions, festivals and events for February and March 2019

February 2019

Justine Allison: The Language of Clay - Shifting Lines

Justine Allison The Language of Clay – Shifting Lines Saturday 2nd February 2019 - Sunday 31st March Location: Aberystwyth Arts Centre

A solo show by Justine Allison is the opening exhibition in the second series of The Language of Clay. It expands the dialogue presented through the first series and celebrates singular expertise. The Language of Clay is a series of national touring exhibitions organised by Mission Gallery in collaboration with Ruthin Craft Centre, funded by ACW.

An Audience with Owls

New Quay Birds of Prey Saturday 9th February 2019 Location: New Quay Memorial Hall

Join New Quay Birds of Prey and get up close and personal with some of Britain's beautiful native owls. Learn all about them and watch them fly. All in aid of Save New Quay Memorial Hall. Refreshments available.

Juliet & Romeo

Juliet and Romeo by Lost Dog Saturday 9th February 2019 Location: Small World Theatre

A humorous and heartfelt investigation into love, loss and longevity by Lost Dog Lost Dog are an award-winning dance theatre company headed by Artistic Director/ Performer Ben Duke. Lost Dog’s new show reveals the real story of Romeo and Juliet. It turns out they didn’t die in a tragic misunderstanding, they grew up and lived happily ever after. Well they lived at least......

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Gardening Weekend

hellebores and snowdrops Friday 15th February 2019 - Sunday 17th February Location: Tysul Hall

The three-day event is the perfect start to your gardening year with expert talks on everything from growing fruit and vegetables to keeping your garden colourful at any time of year.


Friday 15th February 2019
10.40 Snowdrops – Confessions of a Galanthophile. Julian Wormald will tell about snowdrops, in the UK – myth and history, cultivation, and his ongoing Historic Welsh Snowdrop Hunt. Finally an auction of bulbs - starts at 50p, sold to the highest bidder!! 1.00 Hellebores, winter wonders. Concentrating mainly on the Lenten Rose, Richard will guide us through the many interesting new additions to the already vast range. Learn how to grow them and how to avoid any pitfalls. Also propagation, hybridisation and general maintenance 3.15 Roddy Milne – ‘Ornamental Grasses’ A very welcome return, Roddy will enthral us with his passion for these architectural and often majestic additions to the garden. Excellent for summer colour with the added bonus of winter interest.
Saturday 16th February 2019
10.40 Carley Green from NBGW – Californian expedition. Carly Green will wow us with her pictorial talk on her visit to California, relating what she has seen in the U.S. to what we grow in sunny Wales. Also a brief talk about her work on conserving Welsh natural plants. 1.00 Gareth Davies – A love affair with Roses. A leading authority on Roses. No stranger to all aspects of this fascinating plant his knowledge is wide and detailed. Here he will give us a brief history of Roses, their uses in the garden, tips on their cultivation and the best of healthy modern varieties. 3.15 Matt Granfield – Vegetable growing. This could well be the highlight of the day!!! Matt will guide us through many aspects of vegetable growing. Very much a talk for the audience, this is set to be both informative and amusing. Richard will be along to lend a hand if the audience get too excited.
Sunday 17th February 2019
10.40 Joe Atkins head gardener at Aberglasney – Plant combinations. Joe’s enthusiasm is so inspiring and this new talk promises to be as good as his others. If you are looking for ideas then this is the one for you. As always another one that is not to be missed! 1.00 Bob Dyer – Woodland Plants. Bob is one of those amazing people whose knowledge of gardening is humbling. He is a VERY keen amateur gardener who grows things. in his Gower garden. to die for. Come and see how he nurtures some of the rarest plants around. as well as the usual and popular. Can’t wait to hear this one! 3.15 Malcolm Berry, the dreaded gardener – Organic Gardening. Our most popular speaker and one who fills us with inspirational, often slightly controversial and extremely wildlife friendly advice. His following is legendary, and his talks are totally in tune with nature. If you want to grow plants organically then Malcolm is your man.

Dolphin Watch Picnic

Dolphin Watch Picnic Saturday 16th February 2019 Location: Cardigan Bay Marine Wildlife Centre

Are you aged between 14 and 25 and interested in marine wildlife? Join our #LivingSeas team for a Dolphin Watch Picnic in New Quay. We'll carry out a marine mammal survey, looking out for bottlenose dolphins, porpoise and grey seals. Learn how to identify each species and see what animals you can spot. Find out more about how we monitor the local marine mammal populations and how you can become a volunteer! Please wear warm and waterproof clothing and bring along a picnic. We'll provide hot drinks. This event is for young people aged 14-25 who are interested in volunteering. It is not suitable for children under 14. Please contact us on 01545 560024 or if you would like to come along.

Half Term at Welsh Wildlife Centre

Half term activities for children Saturday 23rd February 2019 - Friday 1st March Location: The Welsh Wildlife Centre

February Half Term fun at the Welsh Wildlife Centre!

  • Arts & Crafts Activities
  • Upcycling Workshop for Kids
  • Make a Pine Cone Bird Feeder or Minibeast Home
  • Spring Quiz Trail
  • Spring Bulb Planters & St. David’s Day Activities
There are various times and dates over half term, please check the web link for full details. Booking is highly recommended, please ring to reserve spaces

March 2019

New Quay Charity Fundraiser

New Quay Charity Fundraiser Saturday 9th March 2019 Location: Parc Arthur Football Ground

Join us for an epic day of Football, Live Music, Craft Beer and Street Food! Performances by: Mari Mathias Candy Mountain Chris Summerill The Adventures of Bert & Henry Bear Island Johnny Cage & The Voodoogroove Paradox Ticket holders will have full access to all the New Quay Super 6's Invitational Charity Cup action and Family Fun Zone (from 9am) as well as the Main Fundraising Festival Tent (from 1pm) which will play host to an incredible line up of Live Music throughout the day as well as the dedicated Event Bar and Food Stalls. The evening festivities continue into the night with the Charity Auction at 7pm, followed by 4 incredible headliners. TICKETS online here: VIP Table: £250 (Max of 10 Per Table - Access to VIP area, complimentary drinks on arrival, nibbles, table service) Festival Tent: Under 16's go free (Min age 7) but MUST be accompanied by a responsible adult when in the Festival Tent for insurance purposes (1pm till late). There are no age restrictions for the Family Fun Zone or to watch the New Quay Super 6's Invitational Charity Cup (9am-5pm).

FLEat- a cool flea market with eats!

fleat Sunday 10th March 2019 Location: Small World Theatre

the Sunday market with Eats. Indulge in a selection of delicious food, treats and some real bargains. FLEat is a unique shopping experience and a fabulous community event. Showcasing a selection of professional designers, artists, makers and bakers. You can expect clothing, bric-à-brac, crafts and unique pieces of art. Treat yourself to a delicious lunch or take away a selection of cakes. It’s a great way to spend a Sunday.

Natural Dyeing Workshop

Natural Dyeing Workshop Friday 29th March 2019 - Saturday 30th March Location: National Wool Museum

Learn how to make blue dye with WOAD and over dye yellow for glorious greens. You will dye fabric and yarn with the opportunity to create a unique silk scarf.  Woad seeds available.

You can also see what's on futher ahead on the events calendar