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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 David Edwards.

Events in Oct

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29 Sep - 15 Oct @ Swansea

Swansea International Festival

Set up after World War II, at the same time as Edinburgh Festival, Swansea International Festival is one of the major festival events in Wales. It is well established, respected and has a loyal core audience. It also has a clear purpose: a formal, annual opportunity to celebrate the town and its people.

2017 highlights:

Relaunch of The Swansea Fringe from Fri 29 September to Sun 1 October bringing High Street alive with comedy, bands, poetry and performance.

Music at Morriston – a mini music festival at Morriston Hospital, taking music into the community.

More opportunities for young people: primary schools music festival; BBC National Orchestra of Wales family concert; Primary schools music festival.

Please see website for full programme and to book tickets.


Dusty duck



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6 Oct @ Craven Arms

Clun Valley Jazz Night at the Discovery Centre

Clun Valley Jazz and the Shropshire Hills Discovery Centre have embarked on an exciting new live music partnership which opens with its first performance on 6th October at the famous central rotunda inside the centre.

The Sean Gibbs' Five Piece band Fervour will open this inaugural event. Fervours music draws on a jazz tradition, mixing blues, rock and more so a fantastic night of live music awaits.

Doors open at 7pm and the Jazz starts at 8pm. A full bar service is available.


Botanics in Bloom



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6 - 8 Oct @ Shrewsbury

Shropshire Beer Festival

The newest festival on the block with over 150 real ales, live music, comedy and street food, served alongside a farmers market, gin den, rum shack, prosecco parlour & more!

Music is a must at any good beer festival and we wont let you down. From Ompah bands to the best of Shropshire Talent we are blessed with the best of local music. The full lineup is being put together so check or social media for regular updates!

The event will be held in Shrewsbury Quarry Park, right in the heart of the town just a 5 minute walk from the train station, so why not come early and make a day of it?


Fest of Celts



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11 - 12 Oct @ Llanelli

King Arthur

A drowning boy is rescued by a mysterious figure who claims to be Arthur Pendragon. The old man’s stories transport the boy back to the heady days of Camelot, the Round Table, Merlin and Excalibur.

Join award-winning Story Pocket Theatre as they bring these thrilling stories to life with music, magic and outstanding storytelling.

The Ffwrnes, Park Street, Llanelli.

11 Oct, 6.30pm, 12 Oct, 10am.





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14 Oct @ Ffairfach

The Pirates of Penzance

Presented by Cantorion Llandeilo Singers and Upland Arts (Swansea)

All welcome at this performance of one of Gilbert & Sullivan's most amusing and entertaining works. 

Music director Gordon Kilby has increased the membership of Cantorion Llandeilo Singers from twelve in 2014 to over sixty today, and is delighted to welcome Swansea-based opera company Uplands Arts to join in a concert performance of The Pirates of Penzance. 

Ysgol Bro Dinefwr, Llandeilo.

7:00pm until 10:00pm.

Tickets £12 in advance or on the door; the ticket price includes a light buffet and there will be a licensed wine bar.


Bred in Heaven



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14 Oct @ Ammanford


Is Shylock the Jewish moneylender from The Merchant of Venice a villain or victim? Gareth Armstrong's award winning solo play confronts these Jewish stereotypes through the eyes of his only friend - and the only other Jewish man in the whole of Shakespeare – Tubal.

Celebrating the richness of Shakespeare's language, this dazzling, moving, often hilarious play is a fascinating exploration of Shylock and his people.

*This is a Welsh Language Production*

SHYLOCK runs 90 minutes and plays with an interval.

The Miners’, Wind Street, Ammanford.



Bog snorkelling



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21 - 22 Oct @ Church Stretton

Steam Threshing Weekends

The season at Action Scott Historic Working Farm ends in a spectacular way, during the last two weekends of October when the whole team come together to run the steam engine and threshing machine. Whole stalks of wheat are fed in through the top and separated in to chaff, grain and straw. The straw is then baled up with the steam powered bailer. Listen out for the toot of the horn before the action starts!

Acton Scott Historic Working Farm, Church Stretton.





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22 Oct @ Llanwrtyd Wells

Ron Skilton Memorial Half Marathon

Following the sad death of our Treasurer and good friend, Ron Skilton, to Motor Neurone Disease in December 2005, this event was added to our Green Events calendar. In his younger years Ron was a keen runner and cyclist so we felt that a half marathon would be a fitting tribute and a way to remember him and celebrate his life.

The route for the half marathon is a figure of 8, mainly off-road and approx 13 miles long. The scenery is magnificent and the course challenging as the area is mountainous. Feedback from previous years is that it is great fun, well marked and marshalled, and people are keen to come back and do it again!

The competition is open to individual runners and 2 person relay teams, and the event is used to raise funds for the Motor Neurone Disease Association in memory of our late Treasurer, Ron Skilton.


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24 Oct @ Shrewsbury

Festival of Remembrance

The Royal British Legion in Shropshire invites one and all to join us for our Annual Festival of Remembrance.

Compered by Eric Smith (BBC Radio Shropshire) the programme includes the Shrewsbury Brass Band, Jigsaw Sound Choir, singer Sadie-Beth and RAF Shawbury. The evening concludes with the formal Service of Remembrance. All proceeds to The Poppy Appeal.

Theatre Severn, Frankwell Quay, Shrewsbury.

Performance: 7.30pm.
Tickets: £10.


Botanics in Bloom



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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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