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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 Feb

Farmers' Markets
Larger Markets

For information on walks, see our Walks page.


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20 Jan - 11 Mar @ Swansea

These Waters Have Stories To Tell

These Waters Have Stories To Tell presents work from six international artists and is a reflection of their experience and relationship with oceanic waters.

The work of Shiraz Bayjoo, Julia Davis and Sylvia Safdie originates from the shorelines of Tasmania, Cyprus, and Mauritius, places that have been colonized, over fished and polluted.

Jaanika Peerna, Alexander Duncan and artist-science collaborators Christian Sardet and The Macronauts explore oceanic bodies and beings as both phenomenon and habitat, to encourage us to witness the two interacting.

The exhibition explores how oceans, their ecosystems and climates are affected by our actions.

Glynn Vivian Art Gallery, Alexandra Road, Swansea.


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3 Feb @ Llanelli

The Magic of Motown

Music fans are invited to the biggest party of the year as the unstoppable Magic of Motown show steams into town! Seen by over a 1 million people all over the world and recently performed for the Royal Variety Performance 2016. Prepare yourself for 40 back-to-back classic Motown hits, glittering costume changes, dazzling dance moves and outstanding musicianship in this explosive concert experience.

Celebrate the sound of a generation as the timeless music of Marvin Gaye, Diana Ross, Stevie Wonder, The Temptations, The Supremes, The Four Tops, Martha Reeves, Jackson 5, Lionel Richie, Smokey Robinson and many more are sensationally recreated for you by an exceptionally talented cast and band.


The Ffwrnes, Park Street, Llanelli, Carmarthenshire, SA15 3YE.





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3 Feb @ Llanwrtyd Wells

Lord Crawshaw Memorial Walk

Lt. Col. The Lord Crawshaw of Aintree O.B.E., T.D., D.L., was a great friend of and fellow walker with Llanwrtyd Wells Walking Club.

Part of our Annual Challenge Walks Programme, this annual memorial walk has been organised in his honour to recognise his contribution to walking in Wales.

Our walk offers 3 waymarked routes - 10,15 or 25 miles - all starting from the Llanwrtyd square.

There is a badge and certificate for all who finish plus spectacular scenery, good company, and the warmest of welcomes from the Llanwrtyd community.

For this winter walk entrants must be properly equipped and carry survival gear. Online entries close 7 days before the event, but you can enter on the day for a £2 surcharge.





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8 - 25 Feb @ Shrewsbury

DarwIN Shrewsbury Festival

Celebrating Shrewsbury as the origin of independant thinking.

This February, we will celebrate our intrinsic links to Darwin with a festival like never before – a full-on DarwIN Shrewsbury Festival of discovery.

From free guided tours to brainteasing lectures and dance performances – join in the host of interactive events being staged in and around the town.

This two and a half week programme is the first of its kind and cements Shrewsbury’s rightful position as not only the birthplace of Charles Darwin but the inspiration behind his independent thinking which went on to the change the story of evolution around the world.





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11 Feb @ Swansea

Marina Market

With Delicious fresh food and beautiful hand crafted goods, the Marina Market takes place in Dylan Thomas Square, right next to the Museum.

Lots of colourful stalls selling produce and arts and crafts. Including this month "Little Black Hen" selling homemade chutneys, jams, curds and sweet fruit vinegars and "Dan Santillo Photography" selling prints, coasters, magnets, etc. of local views of Swansea Gower and the Brecon Becons.

10am – 3pm.





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17 - 25 Feb @ Llandeilo

Half Term: Making Bird Feeders and Bird Spotting

From the radiant Red Kite to the tiny Wren we've got it all and you could too by making bird feeders to attract wildlife to your own garden - It's been a long winter and the extra food is vital to Britain's garden birds.

Every day during half term we'll be spending the morning session making bird feeders before we pick up our binoculars and go on a bird spotting adventure - who knows what we might spot!

This event is free, but normal admission charges apply for the venue.

11am - 12:30pm Making bird feeders.
2pm - 3pm Bird Spotting with our Guides.

Dinefwr Park, Llandeilo.





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18 Feb @ Llanelli

Llanelli Half Marathon

The start line is outside of Parc Y Scarlets (SA14 9UZ) from here we lead all runners across the A484 and down to the Millennium Coastal Path, before heading back to the finish at Parc Y Scarlets.The Start pens open at 08:30.

Cancer Research Wales, Candy Free Kids and Wales Air Ambulance will all have teams participating in our 2018 Llanelli Half Marathon. Businesses from across South Wales will be competing to become
the LHM Corporate Champions. The winning team will receive a donation from Front Runner Events for their nominated charity of the year.





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18 Feb @ Ammanford

Tales From the Trees

Trees are awesome! They enchant us with their mystery and beauty, they provide us with food, fuel and wood, they produce oxygen for us to breathe and they inspire stories, myths and legends...

Meet Craig, the friendly Forest Ranger and resident tree expert.

It’s his job to make sure the woods are a peaceful and happy place, but he’s having a tough time of it today! A cheeky squirrel has stolen his Chocolate Covered Nutty Snack Bar™, his niece Little Red has wandered off the path on her way to Granny’s house, the mysterious old Wizard of the Woods is playing tricks again, and there are even rumours of a big bad Wolf in the forest!

Will Craig save the day? Come and find out, and along the way learn how to identify different trees, discover the wonder of photosynthesis, gasp at deadly carnivorous plants, and encounter crazy characters from folklore and fairy tales!


The Miners’, Wind Street, Ammanford.





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19 - 23 Feb @ Craven Arms

Hogweed's School of Magic!

This February Half Term, join Hogweed's School of Magic. Calling all young witches and wizards, your classes await …. Divination, Potions, Disapparation. Have your training wand pick you and release the magic.

1pm-2:30pm. Just £4 per accompanied 4 - 11 year old.
Spaces limited so book now to avoid disappointment.

Shropshire Hills Discovery Centre, School Road, Craven Arms.





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25 Feb @ Ammanford

Santes Dwynwen afternoon tea with a harpist

Santes Dwynwen Afternoon Tea with Carwyn Tywyn at iSmooth Community Cafe in the centre of Ammanford. Wonderful afternoon, with good food, good music and good friends.

1.30 - 3pm.

£6.50 for a carousel of sandwhiches, savouries, sweets, confectionary and tea / coffee.





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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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Larger Markets



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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