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This page gives information on special events that are taking place near to the Heart of Wales Line.

If you are an event organiser and wish to promote your event on this website, then please send information via e-mail to Rachel Francis.

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Celebrating 150 Years of The Heart of Wales Line

This year in 2018, we celebrate 150 Years of The Heart of Wales Line - a line with a history and a future!

You can find out more about special events taking place from March until September by clicking on the logo below!

150 Year Celebration Logo for Heart of Wales Line




9 Feb - 15 Apr @ Shrewsbury

Lego: Brick History

Opening on Friday 9 February, Lego: Brick History takes you on a journey through pivotal moments in world history, modelled in Lego® bricks.

Experience historical moments and periods from Mozart to Martin Luther King, scientific discoveries from the Big Bang to DNA and recent history from mobile phones to the moon landings.

This exhibition has something for people of all ages. From tiny recreations of Concorde and Titanic that would sit in your hand, to a 1.5m square castle bustling with activity in periods of both piece and war, there is something for all to be amazed by and to admire. Children and adults alike are sure to be inspired by this exhibition and eager to build their own LEGO® models.

Shrewsbury Museum and Art Gallery, The Square
SY1 1HL Shrewsbury.





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2 - 6 & 9 - 13 Apr @ Craven Arms

Easter Activity - Superworm

Join Superworm and his wiggly friends on their adventures from Julia Donaldson's story. Charm some worms and go on a minibeast hunt for his friends. Can you think of an alternative rescue plan for Superworm?

For accompanied children aged between 3 and 11.
Cost; £4 per child.

1pm - 2:30pm.

Shropshire Hills Discovery Centre, School Road, Craven Arms.





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3 Apr @ Llanelli

Easter Tea Dance - Ffwrnes

Join us at Ffwrnes for an afternoon of tea, cake, romance, love and dancing with Phillip and Gaynor Evans, winners of the World famous Champions of Tomorrow Ballroom section, Blackpool.

Phillip and Gaynor are currently competing as professionals in Ballroom and Latin for Wales. They are based at the Dance Kingdom, Llanelli and have danced all over the world including Russia, USA, Australia and Europe.


The Ffwrnes, Park Street, Llanelli.




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4 Apr @ Shrewsbury

Shrewsbury Arts and Craft Market

Shrewsbury's monthly Arts and Craft market in the Square. Made in Shropshire is a collaboration of artists, designer- makers and food producers who live or work in Shropshire.

Exhibiting a wide range of inspirational products and produce including ceramics, textiles, jewellery, artwork, photography, glass, wood, food and drink, the group has rapidly established a reputation for high quality work with a unique edge.

9am - 5pm.


St David



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10 Apr @ Llanelli

Batman returns to Llanelli Town Centre  

Back by popular demand – Batman returns..!  AND this year he is bringing two Batmobiles, AND the Batcycle.

All superheroes welcome – dress up as your favorite..!

Last year there was a fantastic turn out, and we saw 100’s of locals dress up as superheroes – children & even adults dressed up – to have their picture taken with the Dark Knight & join in the fun.**

So who will you come dressed as this year..? Wonder Woman, Iron Man, The Hulk, Superman, Green Lantern, Captain America, or Ant Man… Or why not come dressed as a baddie… like the Joker or Cat Woman… we’d love to see them all.

The will be Fairground Rides (small charge applies for the fairground rides) and free face painting, and crafts for children.**

** – all children aged 16 and under must be accompanied by an adult.

12pm – 3pm, in Stepney Square.





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21 Apr @ Shrewsbury

2018 Shrewsbury International Cartoon Festival

Meet cartoonists from around the world as they work on big boards drawing cartoons on the theme of transport.

A unique event which brings a small army of professional cartoonists from all over the UK and overseas to draw for the public.

The event draws a huge audience every year with live drawing of giant cartoons in Shrewsbury Town Square as its centrepiece, alongside live caricaturing by some of the UK’s top professionals.

There are also cartoon workshops for aspiring cartoonists and exhibitions of themed cartoons.

The festival presents a unique opportunity for the public see cartoonists at work, meet them in person and learn some tricks of the trade. It’s a brilliant day!





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26 - 29 Apr @ Llandeilo

Llandeilo LitFest 2018

The festival is a four day programme of literary events running from Thursday 26th to Sunday 29th April.

During the festival readings, discussions, workshops and literary talks will take place across Llandeilo including at the Cawdor Hotel, the Ginhaus Deli, Mark Waghorn’s Design “Reading Room”, Horeb Chapel, Eve’s Toy Shop, the Fountain Fine Art Gallery, The Little Welsh Dresser, Flying Goose Quilting, Mimosa Art Gallery, The Cottage Inn, the Civic Hall and the Angel Inn.

A picture quiz and guided tours will take visitors all over  our beautiful town. The Lit Fest will be hosting a two day book fair in the Civic Hall.





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27 - 29 Apr @ Swansea

Welcome to the German Village and Bierfest

Now when days get longer and the sun comes out again, it’s time for the German Village Festival.

Sit outside in our Garden and get the vibe together with friends or family and enjoy a bratwurst or maybe one of our 3 different specially-brewed Bavarian beers in our Bier Garden (free entrance).

In addition, you can vi get yourself a Heidi wig in the special German souvenir house.

In the evening, you should join our party in the Bavarian FestTent – put on your Lederhosen or Dirndl and become part of the biggest party!.

Museum Park (Waterfront).




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28 Apr @ Swansea

Swansea Rainbow Run

Take part in our last Rainbow Run on Saturday 28th of April at Swansea Bay beach. Come along wearing a white t-shirt (and running gear you don’t mind getting messy) and you will leave with a smile on your face and every colour of the rainbow!

You’ll run through stations of colour where you will be showered with different coloured powder paints.

You don't have to be an Olympic athlete; a reasonable level of fitness will get you round the 5km route, with a lot of laughter helping you along the way.

Registration for the 'Tŷ Hafan Rainbow Run' is now open!

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28 Apr @ Ammanford

Sarah McQuaid

Ards International Guitar Festival Lifetime Achievement Award winner Sarah McQuaid has also drawn critical praise for her voice (variously likened to malt whiskey and melted chocolate) and engaging rapport with audiences: “Her subtle mastery onstage launches her straight into my fave shows ever,” wrote The Huffington Post. Not to be missed!


The Miners’, Wind Street, Ammanford.


Easter open day



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Farmers' Markets


Craven Arms

Farmers' Market

Shropshire Hills Discovery Centre.

First Saturday of the month.

9:00 am – 1:00 pm.

11 minute walk from Craven Arms Railway Station.


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Knighton Community Market

Community Centre,Knighton.

2nd and 4th Saturdays of every month.

9:30 am to 12:30 pm.

5 minute walk from Knighton station.


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Farmers' Market

Llandovery Market Square.

Last Saturday of the month.

9:00 am – 2:00 pm.

6 minute walk from Llandovery station.


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Local Produce Market

The Institute.

2nd Wednesday of each month.

9:30 am to 1:00 pm.

5 mins walk from the station.


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Shrewsbury Indoor Market

The Market Hall, Claremont Street,

Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Fridays and Saturdays.

11 minute walk from Shrewsbury Railway Station.


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Swansea Indoor Market

Open Mon – Sat throughout the year
Over 100 stalls offering everything from fresh local produce and traditional Welsh gifts to laverbread and fine Welsh cheeses. And of course, no visit would be complete without a bag of hot Welsh cakes, served fresh from the griddle. Enjoy the vibrancy of a traditional market.

Oxford Street, Swansea.

12 minute walk from Swansea Railway Station.


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Llanelli Indoor and Outdoor Market

Market Street, Llanelli.

The indoor market is open six days a week - Monday to Saturday - between 8:30am and 5:00pm.

The town's outdoor market is held every Thursday and Saturday between 8:30am and 5:00pm.

14 minute walk from Llanelli Railway Station.


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