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 September and October 2017

September 2017

DARK ECOLOGY by Seán Vicary

DARK ECOLOGY by Seán Vicary Saturday 12th August 2017 - Sunday 1st October Location: Oriel Mwldan

Seán Vicary’s work explores our relationship with the ‘natural’ world. Taking inspiration from personal (and wider) history, he uses a dilapidated military listening station in Pembrokeshire as the starting point to consider ideas of early warning systems in relation to our state of environmental precariousness. Deeply rooted in ideas of ‘place’, Vicary’s work often takes found objects and fragments from real life which are then digitally manipulated into animated assemblages and replaced into a new, virtual space. Working closely with musicians and sound artists, the results are evocative and successfully uncanny. Opening event with live music from Ceri Rhys Matthews - free entry 4pm 12 August

Lampeter Harness Racing

Lampeter Harness Racing Sunday 3rd September 2017 Location: Pentre

Held at Pentre, Llanfair Clydogau, Lampeter. First race 2:00pm. Come and experience the thrills of harness racing. The racing is fast and exciting and you can be trackside to catch it all. Bar and Catering facilities, bookmakers, childrens entertainment and children under 16 FREE admission. If you’re looking for a fun day out or interested in following a unique and exciting sport harness racing can be enjoyed by all the family!

Glorious Welsh Quilts - Sandie Lush

Glorious Welsh Quilts - Sandie Lush Friday 8th September 2017 - Saturday 9th September Location: The Welsh Quilt Centre

This class, running over two days, will give you the opportunity to explore the quilting patterns traditional to South Wales. You will design your very own heirloom cushion, but you may choose to hand stitch one of the Welsh cushion patterns provided instead! In a two day class there is the opportunity to create larger designs, though not enough time to prepare and quilt anything other than a cushion. Should you wish to perfect your quilting skills as well as create a larger design, it is recommended you bring either the items listed below for making a cushion or a sample already marked up so that some time in class can be spent stitching.

St Dogmaels Village Show

St Dogmaels Village Show Saturday 9th September 2017 Location: St Dogmaels Abbey

The fourth St . Dogmael's Village Show will take place on Saturday 9th September 2017

Natural Dyeing - The Dye Garden

Natural Dyeing - The Dye Garden Saturday 23rd September 2017 Location: National Wool Museum

Come and see the Dye Garden at the National Wool Museum. Learn about the plants and how to dye with them. We will create samples on wool yarn and fleece. For more info and to book please contact Susan on 01239 614023 or email: sdmartin46@yahoo.co.uk No experience needed.

Making Pictures - with Janet Bolton

Making Pictures - with Janet Bolton Friday 29th September 2017 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.  

October 2017

DARK ECOLOGY by Seán Vicary

DARK ECOLOGY by Seán Vicary Saturday 12th August 2017 - Sunday 1st October Location: Oriel Mwldan

Seán Vicary’s work explores our relationship with the ‘natural’ world. Taking inspiration from personal (and wider) history, he uses a dilapidated military listening station in Pembrokeshire as the starting point to consider ideas of early warning systems in relation to our state of environmental precariousness. Deeply rooted in ideas of ‘place’, Vicary’s work often takes found objects and fragments from real life which are then digitally manipulated into animated assemblages and replaced into a new, virtual space. Working closely with musicians and sound artists, the results are evocative and successfully uncanny. Opening event with live music from Ceri Rhys Matthews - free entry 4pm 12 August

Jonathan Anderson Pylon Totems

Jonathan Anderson Pylon Totems Saturday 7th October 2017 - Thursday 26th October Location: Oriel Mwldan

Anderson’s work aligns metaphysical ideas with industrial materials: coal, bitumen, sand and soil are regularly used. Often sculptural, his works are simultaneously malignant and beautiful. Pylon Totems, cloaked in rags and bitumen, make pan-cultural references that allude to Crucifixes, Asian Buddhist statues, South American and African voodoo dolls. Yet the inspiration came from the many hundreds of electricity pylons that criss-cross the landscape of Wales. The work functions as a meditative tool to contemplate contemporary issues of ecology, religion and politics. There will be an opening event with a talk from the artist on Friday 6 October at 6pm

End of Season 'Crank Up'

End of Season 'Crank Up' Saturday 7th October 2017 - Sunday 8th October Location: Internal Fire Museum

Engines are run at the museum every day with at least 6 engines runing all day. Larger engines and specials such as the Sulzer are run regularly for shorter periods du to fuel cost etc. There is always plenty to see.

Apple Festival

Apple Festival Sunday 8th October 2017 Location: Llanerchaeron

Join us for a home-grown festival to celebrate our apple harvest with a day of cider making, orchard walks, apple testing, food and craft stalls, kids games and lots more apple related fun! Pick up tips on growing fruit from Gwynfor growers and learn how to make cider from award winning Toloja Orchards. Tim Newby our head gardener will be giving a guided tour of the orchard and the kitchen will be filled with home baked recipes using apples from the walled garden Bring your own apples to be identified by experts and then get them pressed to make your own freshly pressed apple juice. There will also be local food and craft stalls.

Spooky Halloween

Spooky Halloween Saturday 28th October 2017 Location: Cilgerran Castle

Cilgerran Castle will be hosting a day of scary activities for children including mask-making and a spooky trail. There will be a prize for the first 50 children taking part. Adult - £4.00 Family - £11.90* Senior citizens, students and children under 16 - £2.60 Member - Am Ddim/Free Disabled and companion - Am Ddim/Free *Admits 2 adults and up to 3 children under 16

Aberporth Fireworks

Aberporth Fireworks Saturday 28th October 2017 Location: Aberporth Beach

Fire will be lit at 6pm and the fireworks at 6.15 Burgers, veggie burgers and sausages on sale to help fund next year's event. No need to bring garden waste or wood to be burned, and please stay safe and off the beach while the firework officials set off the fireworks

Llangrannog Fireworks 2017

Saturday 28th October 2017 Location: Llangrannog Beach

Llangrannog Fireworks 2014

Not to be missed

The best firework display you are likely to see over the Cardigan Bay coast. Very busy, so arrive early. The display is organised by the village, free of charge, for the village and anyone who enjoys a fantastic display of fireworks. The bonfire is set on the beach to coincide with the rising tide to extinguish it, rockets are launched from the cliff tops on either side of the cove, and hundreds of fireworks from the beach. It's funded by collections during the year locally and on the night from the visitors.


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