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 January and February 2018

January 2018

Orbit Exhibition by Simon Fenoulhet

Simon Fenoulhet Orbit Exhibition Saturday 2nd December 2017 - Sunday 14th January Location: Oriel Mwldan

In Simon Fenoulhet’s work, light is often the medium and sometimes the subject but always the main consideration. Often using ready made objects and materials, Fenoulhet’s art is a reworking of the everyday, finding unexpected visual properties in objects. We have grown accustomed to high levels of illumination in our homes and places of work but this work demonstrates the artist’s interest in the ability of light to reveal unusual things about the world. There will be an opening event with a talk from the artist on Saturday 2 December at 4pm.

New Year’s Eve Dinner Dance

Sunday 31st December 2017 - Monday 1st January Location: Rhosygilwen Mansion

The Numbers Racket Swing Band The Numbers Racket is a high-energy, 6-piece jive and swing band that is guaranteed to have guests out of their seats and strutting their stuff. We play a unique blend of original music and covers that will put a smile on your face and a twitch in your toes. Influenced by….. Think of Louis Jordan, Duke Ellington, Caro Emerald, Louis Prima, Big Bad Voodoo Daddy, and Imelda May. Now you’re starting to get the picture. If you love swing, jazz, jump-jive, and blues, you’re going to love The Numbers Racket. The Menu for the Evening is: Chicken Braised in Cider with Mushrooms, Leeks and Thyme, Finished with Cream Or Cauliflower Cake (V) Roast Potatoes with Herbs and Garlic Steamed Greens Curry Roasted Root Vegetables with Lime Leaves and Juice Steamed Sticky Date, Maple and Pecan Sponge Served with Thick Cream Or Halva Ice Cream with Chocolate Sauce Coffee available at the Bar (so that those who don’t want coffee can get on with the important part of the evening – dancing to a great band!) With a glass of mulled wine on arrival, a glass of fizz at midnight, a brilliant band and delicious food – you will have a lovely evening to start the New year in the right way – and all this for £40 per ticket!

Ellie Young Changing Faces Exhibition

Ellie Young: Changing Faces Saturday 20th January 2018 - Sunday 4th March Location: Oriel Mwldan

Ellie Young’s creates portraits, which aspire to show what people look like in a particular moment, when caught in movement or a fleeting expression of thought or feeling. Her work is inspired by film or imagery culled from the internet, as well as real life encounters. She explores thematic series emphasising the play between the fictional status of her source material, the attempt at depiction and the reality of the painted object. Her work sensitively observes intimacy and trust, but also masking and disguise involved in portraying a sitter, drawing on the act of representation as consistently involving an element of deception. Join us for our free opening event with the opportunity to have your portrait painted by the artist on January the 19th 2018 at 4pm Come get your 15 minute portrait painted by artist Ellie Young on the 27th of January, 10th of February, 24th February 12-5pm

February 2018

Ellie Young Changing Faces Exhibition

Ellie Young: Changing Faces Saturday 20th January 2018 - Sunday 4th March Location: Oriel Mwldan

Ellie Young’s creates portraits, which aspire to show what people look like in a particular moment, when caught in movement or a fleeting expression of thought or feeling. Her work is inspired by film or imagery culled from the internet, as well as real life encounters. She explores thematic series emphasising the play between the fictional status of her source material, the attempt at depiction and the reality of the painted object. Her work sensitively observes intimacy and trust, but also masking and disguise involved in portraying a sitter, drawing on the act of representation as consistently involving an element of deception. Join us for our free opening event with the opportunity to have your portrait painted by the artist on January the 19th 2018 at 4pm Come get your 15 minute portrait painted by artist Ellie Young on the 27th of January, 10th of February, 24th February 12-5pm

Gardening Weekend

winter gardening weekend Friday 16th February 2018 - Sunday 18th 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 attracting bees and butterflies. A wide array of garden-related stands including primulas, hellebores, herbaceous plants, shrubs, daffodils and other winter bulbs. On the edible front, potatoes and herbs will be available for a head start on your veggie gardening. Garden related gifts, and paintings, garden furniture including bird boxes and bird tables. Garden/plant societies, days out to local gardens and many more. gardening weekendRefreshments: There will be a tea shop in the hall, open all day, serving delicious home baked cakes and refreshments

Lampeter Beer Festival 2017

Lampeter Beer and Cider Festival Saturday 17th February 2018 Location: University of Wales Lampeter Trinity Saint David

A selection of ales and ciders from across Wales, live entertainment and refreshments. A Beer Festival with a Welsh theme! Over a dozen ales and ciders from across Wales. Food and live music on site. The festival is taking place in the Arts Hall at the University in Lampeter. All welcome (18+) You can have a drink and get the bus home - Last busses from Lampeter to Cribyn, Felinfach, Aberaeron and Aberystwyth (10.50pm) and Llanybydder, New Inn and Carmarthen (8.54pm) Bus Timetable


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