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 May and June 2017

May 2017

Through the Paper Window - Lea Sautin

Through the Paper Window - Lea Sautin Saturday 29th April 2017 - Sunday 18th June Location: Oriel Mwldan

Lea Sautin’s artwork focuses on the storytelling traditions of Wales, exploring distortions and transformations that occur over time, across languages and between formats (from oral performance to illustrated manuscript). Using elements taken from ancient Welsh tales as the basis for her work, Sautin uses print to sculpture to photography to reflect the evolution and alteration of the stories themselves. Through her work Lea Sautin celebrates the shifting craft of the storyteller; whether the medium is spoken, written or drawn. On Saturday 29th April there will be storytelling and music with Lynne Denman in the gallery 4 pm - free entry #ffenestrbapur

Aberystwyth Cycle Festival

Aberystwyth Cycle Festival Sunday 21st May 2017 - Tuesday 30th 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. Aberystwyth Cycle Festival brings you the televised 'Tour Series' professional race to the famous promenade as the flagship event of the festival. With some of Britain’s top cyclists making a rare appearance in Mid Wales, festival visitors can watch the all the on & off road action and also experience the beautiful and undiscovered lanes of Ceredigion on their own bikes.

Fishguard Folk Festival

Fishguard Folk Festival Friday 26th May 2017 - Monday 29th 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

 

May Half Term Fun at Llanerchaeron

May Half Term Fun at Llanerchaeron Saturday 27th May 2017 - Sunday 4th June Location: Llanerchaeron

Join our ranger on a bug hunt, build a den, get planting with our gardener and grow everything you need for a summer pizza and watch our flock of sheep get their annual hair cut! Ceredigion Spinners and Weavers will also be demonstrating how to treat, dye and spin a sheep’s fleece into wool. There are also 6 new tasks on the Servants' Trail! Help the butler pack a picnic, weigh ingredients with the cook and practice darning with the laundry maid. Pick up your wheel at reception and have a go!

Garden & Craft Festival

Garden & Craft Festival Sunday 28th May 2017 - Monday 29th May Location: Square Field Cae Sgwar Aberaeron

Children's entertainment, food stalls, displays and much much more. Organised by the Ceredigion and District Growers Association this is one of Aberaeron's largest events of the season, and a great place to browse for both plants and gifts/crafts. Cae Hir Gardens will be in the marquee serving their famous scones with jam and clotted cream, and a selection of homemade cakes and treats. Tea and 'proper' coffee are a staple of course!

June 2017

Through the Paper Window - Lea Sautin

Through the Paper Window - Lea Sautin Saturday 29th April 2017 - Sunday 18th June Location: Oriel Mwldan

Lea Sautin’s artwork focuses on the storytelling traditions of Wales, exploring distortions and transformations that occur over time, across languages and between formats (from oral performance to illustrated manuscript). Using elements taken from ancient Welsh tales as the basis for her work, Sautin uses print to sculpture to photography to reflect the evolution and alteration of the stories themselves. Through her work Lea Sautin celebrates the shifting craft of the storyteller; whether the medium is spoken, written or drawn. On Saturday 29th April there will be storytelling and music with Lynne Denman in the gallery 4 pm - free entry #ffenestrbapur

May Half Term Fun at Llanerchaeron

May Half Term Fun at Llanerchaeron Saturday 27th May 2017 - Sunday 4th June Location: Llanerchaeron

Join our ranger on a bug hunt, build a den, get planting with our gardener and grow everything you need for a summer pizza and watch our flock of sheep get their annual hair cut! Ceredigion Spinners and Weavers will also be demonstrating how to treat, dye and spin a sheep’s fleece into wool. There are also 6 new tasks on the Servants' Trail! Help the butler pack a picnic, weigh ingredients with the cook and practice darning with the laundry maid. Pick up your wheel at reception and have a go!

Plant Fair

Plant Fair Saturday 3rd June 2017 Location: The Welsh Wildlife Centre

Ceredigion Growers Association Plant Fair FREE PARKING ON THE DAY, FREE ENTRY Wildlife Centre, Walks, Hides, Cafe, Toilets all open - no parking fees!

Drawing with Cloth and Stitch - Cefyn Burgess

Drawing with Cloth and Stitch - Cefyn Burgess Saturday 3rd June 2017 Location: The Welsh Quilt Centre

Exploring surface qualities of the chapels, the raw material and their architectural forms, patterns and rhythms. Cefyn Burgess will be starting from his previous workshop which explored the illustration and interpretation of Welsh Chapels through the use of embellishment and sewing on fabric, felt and Welsh flannel. Workshop students will learn how to work with the four elements of shape, colour, line and texture.

Aberystwyth and Ceredigion County Show

Aberystwyth and Ceredigion County Show Saturday 10th June 2017 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 10th June 2017 Location: Newcastle Emlyn

Newcastle Emlyn Food Festival 2017 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.  

Cardigan Beer Festival

Friday 23rd June 2017 - Saturday 24th June Location: Cardigan Quay

Info to follow

Pembrokeshire Fish Week Festival

Pembrokeshire Fish Week Festival Saturday 24th June 2017 - Sunday 2nd July Location: Pembrokeshire

Listed as the UK's No1 Food Festival 2013 by The Independent, Pembrokeshire Fish Week is taking place between the 24th June and 2nd July Full details here: www.pembrokeshirefishweek.co.uk

Trails by Hannah Morris & Owain Griffiths

Trails by Hannah Morris & Owain Griffiths Saturday 24th June 2017 - Sunday 6th August Location: Oriel Mwldan

Through Trails/Olion Morris and Griffiths explore ideas of travel and leisure, looking in particular at the way in which we respond to and interact with landscapes. Following a tour of Youth Hostels in England and Wales the duo's artistic responses (including spontaneous prints and sound pieces) will be shown in the gallery alongside a site responsive artwork made in the space. Opening event with live music/sound performance 4pm Saturday 24th June - free entry. hannahmmorris.co.uk soundcloud.com/owaingriffiths

International Ceramics Festival

International Ceramics Festival Friday 30th June 2017 - Sunday 2nd July Location: Aberystwyth Arts Centre

The International Ceramics Festival is a fantastic event held at the Arts Centre which attracts about 1000 people who attend a jam-packed programme of lectures, practical demonstrations, special exhibitions, spectacular firings and trade stalls, over the weekend. Since it began in 1987 it has grown to become the UK’s leading ceramics event, offering teachers, students, ceramic artists, collectors, working potters and amateurs the chance to meet and study the work of distinguished, internationally known potters and ceramicists from Wales, the UK and around the world. The trade stalls and exhibitions are open to the general public throughout the weekend, so everyone is welcome! There will also be community hands-on activities which everyone can take part in. For more details visit www.internationalceramicsfestival.org The International Ceramics Festival is organised by Aberystwyth Arts Centre and North and South Wales Potters Associations.


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