Saturday 6th April 2019
Location: Felinganol Woodland Studio
Explore the art of mandala painting and sacred geometry, in the beautiful woodland studio and grounds of Felinganol retreat centre near Cardigan. This nourishing day retreat offers time for orientation and contemplation. Drawing with the ancient tools of compass, straight edge and pencil, then painting your design in watercolour. Inspired by the abundant wild wisdom of nature, exploring the patterning of the Flower of Life, Triangles, Hexagons and Celtic Triskele. Beginners welcome - suitable for adults and Children over 14. Booking essential
Monday 8th April 2019 - Saturday 20th April
Location: Corn Exchange Gallery
Exhibition of work by popular local artist in the centre of Cardigan.
Saturday 13th April 2019 - Monday 22nd April
Location: Cardigan & Around
Celebrating the bi-centenary of the first emigration from the Teifi valley to Canada in 1819. Cardigan Town will be going maritime over Easter. Starting with an opening ceremony on Prince Charles Quay on 13th April, events will run over ten days and include exhibitions, talks, town tours, singing, demonstrations of coracle fishing and more.
Saturday 13th April 2019 - Sunday 14th April
Location: St Dogmaels Memorial Hall
We have decided to have our own charity gig night, sponsored by Jo Jo's Guitars at St Dogmaels Memorial Hall. Poster below. Lots of fantastic bands on the night and a great comedian to compare the event. There will be a free raffle, including a free guitar from Jo Jo's guitars for one lucky person, guitar lesson, CD's, a free breakfast from the Cellar Bar in Cardigan and more. Hot food on the night (£5 per plate), meat or vegetable chilli and a very reasonable bar for all your drinks. Tickets can be purchased from Jo Jo's guitars, Parc House, Parc Teifi Business Parc, Cardigan. SA43 1EW telephone number: 01239 622152. Tickets will also be available from St Dogmaels Village post office and for sale on the night. All proceeds from the night will go to our 2 chosen charities Breast Cancer Care and Diabetes UK. It should be a fantastic night!
Wednesday 17th April 2019 - Wednesday 24th April
Location: Strata Florida Abbey
Starting Wednesday afternoon and then again over the Easter weekend and finishing on the following Wednesday, we have six fabulous days of crafts: card making, masks, windmills, sheep magnets, painting egg cups and much, much more! Also try and find all the clues on the Easter Bunny Trail and win a prize! Come and spend some time at the wonderful treasure.
Wednesday 17th April 2019 - Saturday 20th April
Location: Cawdor Hall
The Attic Players present 'The Thrill of Love' by Amanda Whittington. This is the true story of Ruth Ellis and her tragic descent into despair, culminating in the shooting of her lover David Blakely in April 1955. Ruth Ellis was found guilty of murder, and was hanged on July 13th 1955, the last woman to be executed in Britain. The cast and crew have studied a huge amount of information about the case, alongside the script, which is particularly stylised and departs from convention, and have worked hard to give our audience an authentic perspective of the period as well as the facts. We hope that our production will encourage some thoughtful insight into what was a tragedy at the time, and still causes debate today. (doors open at 7) PLEASE NOTE: This production contains adult themes and short moments of flashing lights.
Friday 19th April 2019 - Sunday 21st April
Location: The Welsh Wildlife Centre
From Good Friday, 19 April until Easter Sunday 21 April 2019, have a go at our amazing Easter egg hunt! Search for eggs hidden around the reserve and solve clues and an anagram to win a prize! The hunt takes place across all 3 days, from 10:30am until 4pm and is £2.50 per entry. Booking is not required. Suitable for ages 3+
Friday 19th April 2019 - Monday 22nd April
Location: Cilgerran Castle
Hop along to Cilgerran Castle this Easter and participate in the Easter Egg Hunt in association with the National Trust Come and eggsplore Cilgerran Castle and complete our Easter trail to claim you Cadbury's Easter Egg. £2.00 per trail.
Saturday 20th April 2019
58th Annual Show A Welsh Pony and Cob Society Silver Medal and rosette will be awarded to the overall Champion in each Section. Visit the website for the 2019 schedule.
Wednesday 24th April 2019
Location: Aberystwyth Arts Centre
National Dance Company Wales presents AWAKENING Three Unique dances to amuse and amaze. Choreography by: Fernando Melo, Caroline Finn and Marcos Morau. AFTERIMAGE A journey of fleeting images; of appearance and disappearance. Mirrors are used on stage to form a unique theatrical experience where the past and the present collide with a poetic & creative style of dance. REVELLERS’ MASS Delve into a world of ritual as an unlikely group gathers for a dinner party, where etiquette is put to the test. Curious choreography and characters are inspired by historical paintings. TUNDRA Tundra tears pages from the Russian history books on folk dance, mass parades and revolution, revitalising old ideas with renewed meaning. It’s as mesmerizingly beautiful as it is robotically precise.
Saturday 27th April 2019
Location: Cardigan & Around
Barley Saturday has since the 19th Century, been held on the last Saturday in April - it is an unique event in Cardigan. Barley Saturday saw farmers from surrounding area come to town to hire workers and to inspect stallions that are put out to stud. These days the horses are the centre of attention. After the 11.30am, judging of various horse competitions, the crowds gather to watch the horses do their parade around the Cardigan at approximately 2pm. The horses are followed by of vintage cars, motorbikes, tractors, carriages, milk floats and gypsy wagons. This year why not celebrate Barley Saturday into the night with music and dance
Saturday 27th April 2019
Location: Pizza Tipi
Wednesday 1st May 2019
Location: Theatr Mwldan
Sam Sweeney - The Unfinished Violin, Violin music inspired by a truly incredible story…as seen on BBC Breakfast & Antiques Roadshow. Inspired by his violin, carved but never finished by Richard Howard in 1915, Sam Sweeney has created a live show and album of instrumental music inspired by the Great War Sam Sweeney signed with Island Records to release his first solo album, The Unfinished Violin last November, an expansion and development of his acclaimed live show, Sam Sweeney’s Fiddle: Made In The Great War, which toured to great acclaim from 2014 to 2017. The show centred on a fiddle the 19-year-old Sweeney came across in violin maker Roger Claridge’s shop in Oxford, made but not assembled by one Richard S Howard of Harehills, Leeds, in 1915. Claridge had come by it at auction, in pieces, in an old manilla envelope, and put it together and put it on sale. It’s the instrument Sweeney has used for numerous albums and countless gigs, and in time he set about digging into its history, and uncovered the fateful tale of Richard Howard, a music hall performer called up in 1916 to the Duke of Wellington’s West Riding Regiment to fight and lose his life in the Battle of Messines on 7th June 1917. Following Sam’s appearance on Radio Four, to talk about Made In The Great War. Island Records subsequently invited Sam to create an album of the kind of music Richard Howard’s violin would have played had it been assembled at the time of its making.
“I said, give me a few days to think about it, because I really didn’t want to create a jingoistic, patriotic album,”he says, “
but after some research, it was very clear that there would be loads of great tunes, and great stories.”He is very much looking forward to sharing these on the tour. www.samsweeneymusic.com
Saturday 18th May 2019 - Monday 27th May
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 also 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.
Friday 24th May 2019 - Monday 27th May
Location: Fishguard - Various Venues