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Wales Offers Exhilarating Events In Sept-Nov 2014

''There’s food & drink, arts & literature, music and a range of fun and quirky events planned''

The holiday season is fast approaching and everyone in Wales is gearing up to experience memorable occasions. There’s always something going on in Wales, with events to suit all tastes - including those who like to taste. There’s food & drink, arts & literature, music and a range of fun and quirky events planned all over Wales. So hop on to the next flight and enjoy all the holiday events in Wales!

SEPTEMBER 2014 : The Dylan Thomas Centenary Conference 1914-2014 – 3rd to 5th September 2014
Swansea University and Taliesin Arts Centre, Wales:
Leading critics will give talks on the work and influence of Dylan Thomas. There will be a poetry reading of work by contemporary poets, a play written by David Britton, the launch of the new Complete Poems of Dylan Thomas, plus exhibitions, workshops, tours and evening performances.

Festival Number 6 – 05th to 07th September 2014
Portmeirion, Wales:
Set in Portmeirion with a name taking inspiration from The Prisoner, the 1960's spy-fiction series shot there, Festival Number 6 is a different take on the "city festival" with stages all over the Italian-inspired seaside town. Now in its third year, the festival has grown in size, adding in a number of new stages and much more to cater for families and children. No.6 is an intimate, bespoke weekend of music, arts and culture and this year Britain’s most iconic and critically acclaimed acts, Pet Shop Boys will be putting on a live show, plus the mighty Beck, who are making a very rare UK festival appearance.

Roald Dahl Day – 13th Sept 2014
Cardiff Norwegian Church., Wales:
September is Roald Dahl's birth month, and each year it is celebrated with a wonderful array of events centred around his birthday on 13th September - the official Roald Dahl Day. Wherever you are in the world, there are lots of ways you can get involved in the fun, from Puffin''s Virtually Live interactive webcast to the Dahlicious Dress Up Day.

Mold Food and Drink Festival – 20th to 21st Sept 2014
Mold, Wales:
There will be inspirational cookery demonstrations, interactive foodie workshops, live music and children’s entertainment – the perfect recipe for a fabulous foodie weekend the whole family will enjoy!

Abergavenny Food Festival – 20th to 21st Sept 2014
Abergavenny, Wales:
The Abergavenny Food Festival is a not-for-profit organisation. They celebrate craft in food-making, on the farm, in the factory or in the kitchen; and the diversity of foods and traditions, both in Wales and further afield. They are privileged to enjoy the company of some of the most skilled, passionate, and knowledgeable and articulate food-lovers in the country: growers, cooks, writers, processors, campaigners and artists. Above all they aim to celebrate the conviviality and sociability that surrounds eating and drinking.

Great British Cheese Festival – 26th to 28th Sept 2014
Cardiff Castle, Wales:
The Great British Cheese Festival is first and foremost a showcase for cheesemakers. The aim is to provide a quality experience for visitors in which they can enjoy the huge variety of British Cheeses on offer and engage with the makers to discover more about their various processes. The event relies upon the attendance of the cheesemakers supported of course by the many other quality producers on site.

OCTOBER 2014 : THE DYLAN THOMAS 100 TRILOGY PROJECT – 4th to 18th Oct 2014
Swansea, Wales:
Three events within the annual Swansea Festival of Music and the Arts two-week programme celebrating the centenary of Dylan Thomas' birth. The Wales premiere of A Dylan Thomas Trilogy by John Corigliano, A Festival commission of Llareggub by Swansea-born international composer Karl Jenkins in celebration of his 70th birthday & The Music in the Words. An outreach project for 30 Swansea schools, developed by Ty Cerdd and managed by Swansea's Arts in Education team.

Llangollen Food Festival – 18th to 19th Oct 2014
Llangollen , Wales:
Discover great food and drink in their fabulous local producers market. Enjoy live cookery classes and take part in their fun workshops. Pick up exciting new recipes or learn about traditional dishes.

Do Not Go Gentle Festival – 24th to 26th Oct 2014
Dylan Thomas Birthplace, the Garage, Mozart's, the Chattery,St. James Social Club, Noah's Yard ,Wales:
Do Not Go Gentle aims to be a festival that he might have liked, including music, literature, comedy and film it combines cosy and atmospheric venues with acts that could have inspired and amused Dylan in his day.

Cowbridge Food and Drink Festival – 25th to 26th Oct 2014
Cowbridge, Vale of Glamorgan, Wales:
Cowbridge Food and Drink Festival has grown to become one of the most popular events of its kind in Wales. Thousands flock to the market town each year to sample the high quality artisan produce available, with only one factor ever putting a dampener on proceedings – and even larger attendance figures – the often inclement October weather.

MY FRIEND DYLAN THOMAS – 25th to 30th Oct 2014
Bangor University School of Music, Wales:
Dylan’s bridge to the world of music was his lifelong friend and collaborator, Daniel Jones, composer of the original music to Under Milk Wood and author of the witty and affectionate memoir My Friend Dylan Thomas. Jones, who died in 1993, was a supremely important figure in Welsh culture, and his music provides the focus for this six day musical celebration of Dylan Thomas’ work, which includes performances of vocal and choral settings of Dylan’s poems by composers ranging from Stravinsky to Mark-Anthony Turnage, responses to Dylan’s work in jazz and in cutting-edge electroacoustic sonic art, new commissions by Welsh composers John Rea, Guto Pryderi Puw and Andrew Lewis, and a rare performance of Jones’ fourth symphony (1954), written in memory of Dylan Thomas. Performers include Swansea-born soprano Elin Manahan Thomas, jazz pianist Huw Warren, and the BBC National Orchestra of Wales.

Conwy Feast – late Oct 2014
Conwy, Wales:
They are more than simply a food festival and our exciting programme includes going all out to help their visitors grow their own food. Their trees, bees and farming marquee – with its farmyard of live animals – will include lots of advice and info on growing your own fruit and vegetables.
Look out for talks and advice from some of Wales’ greenest-fingered garden experts.

NOVEMBER 2014 : A Child's Christmas in Wales – 4th to 8th Nov 2014
Wales Theatre Co & Swansea Grand Theatre, Wales:
This is Michael Bogdanov’s production of one of Dylan Thomas’s childhood memory of Christmas which has become a firm favourite for generations of children in and beyond Wales. This adaptation is a new and evocative picture of Dylan’s early years, drawing on many of his short stories and broadcasts to create a childhood wonderland of snowbound memory portraying a nostalgic and simpler time. The older Dylan looks back in at his six-year old self and asks ‘did it really snow for twelve days and twelve nights?

Barry Island Firework Fiesta – 5th Nov 2014
Barry Island, Vale of Glamorgan, Wales:
THE Rotary Club of Barry is set to stage an exceptional evening of fun and fireworks. The event will be on whatever the weather, so ignore any rumours to the contrary. By agreement with Pendragon Firework, based here in Wales, this year’s display should be bigger and better than ever. Go along and enjoy yourselves in what promises to be a wonderful evening of fun, fireworks and music.

North Wales Choral Festival – 7th to 9th Nov 2014
Llandudno, North Wales, Wales:
Based at Venue Cymru, the North Wales Choral Festival offers 5 categories, Male, Ladies, Youth, Mixed and Barbershop across the weekend. Organised by Conwy County Borough Council, the competition has grown from a one day event to a busy 3 day music festival. Along the way different elements have been introduced to the festival including competitions, school workshops, concerts, community performances and much, much more!

REAL ALE WOBBLE – 15th to 16th Nov 2014
Whether you are a hardened mountain biker or a fun rider who happens to like a drop of real ale, The Real Ale Wobble will be right up your street! The wobble is a non competitive event marking the beginning of a 10 day Mid Wales Beer Festival.

Waterfront Winterland – 14th Nov 2014 to 4 Jan 2015
Swansea, Wales:
Lighting up the skyline this winter is the amazing Sky Ridealong with some brand new festive funfair rides. Ice skating is still top of the bill with two fantastic outdoor ice rinks – the Admiral Rink and a children’s rink, plus Santa’s Grotto and an indoor café – all the ingredients for a perfect day out!

Christmas Market – 22nd to 23rd Nov 2014
Pembroke Castle, Wales:
It will be a wonderful way to get into the Christmas spirit, pick up some gifts, enjoy some of the best local food and drink produce and meet up with friends to celebrate the festive season. The market will be within a large marquee in the Outer Ward of the Castle grounds. There will be a variety of locally produced food and drink, crafts, toys, handmade jewellry, and fashion.

Cowbridge Reindeer Parade – 30th Nov 2014
Cowbridge, Vale of Glamorgan, Wales:
Treat yourself to a mug of Hot Chocolate or warm yourself with a glass of Mulled Wine and soak up the atmosphere before the Reindeer Parade. Watch Santa and his sleigh, pulled by his trusty reindeer, then enjoy our delicious carvery.

Mid Wales Beer Festival – Dates to be announced
Llanwrtyd Wells, Wales:
Held in the various Free Houses of the town, this friendly festival offers a tremendous selection of real ales to sample including many Welsh brews. The longest festival around, there were over 100 ales on offer through the week! A variety of entertainment is on offer, with a male voice choir concert on the traditional Ffairbont Day.

Source / Review By : Team Triponomics

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