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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 Jan

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Jan

     
 
 

17 Nov - 7 Jan @ Swansea

Swansea Winter Wonderland

You came in your thousands to enjoy Swansea’s award winning winter attraction last year and we’re hoping our 12th year will be the best yet, as Museum Park (in the grounds of the National Waterfront Museum) will be transformed into a Winter Wonderland once again.

Waterfront Winterland kicks off the festive weekend when it opens on Friday 17 November. Open until 7 January, it’s a ‘must-pay-a-visit’ attraction for all the family with ice skating, Santa’s Grotto, funfair and festive food.

Enjoy ice skating on the Admiral ice rink; visit Santa’s Grotto, and experience the festive family funfair, delicious foods from the Alpine dining cabins and the Big Wheel!

Waterfront Winterland, Oystermouth Road, Swansea.

 
 
 

 

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29 Nov - 7 Jan @ Shrewsbury

Snow White and The Seven Dwarfs

Don't miss this year's spectacular family pantomime, Snow White and The Seven Dwarfs , starring Shropshire's favourite Dame, the hilarious Brad Fitt and the legendary Eric Smith (BBC Radio Shropshire). 

Once again, the show will be written by Paul Hendy and produced by Evolution, the same team behind last year's smash hit, Cinderella.

Snow White and The Seven Dwarfs is proving to be the most popular pantomime ever staged at the Theatre Severn. Tickets are selling faster than ever before, with more than half sold already. Don't be disappointed… Book Today!

Theatre Severn, Frankwell Quay, Shrewsbury.

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Snow White

 

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15 Dec - 14 Jan @ Swansea

Aladdin

Packed with all of the traditional pantomime ingredients Swansea Audiences expect, Aladdin features laugh-out-loud comedy, stunning scenery, beautiful costumes and plenty of boos and hisses. Follow Aladdin, his brother Wishee Washee, and of course his mother Widow Twankey, on a spectacular adventure.
Expect flying carpets, a wish-granting genie, an evil sorcerer and a lamp-full of laughs, so book your magic carpet ride to old Peking to the magical pantomime Aladdin!

Swansea Grand Theatre, Singleton Street, Swansea.

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Aladdin

 

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8, 15, 22 & 29 Jan @ Llanelli

Llanelli Food Assembly

Llanelli Food Assembly is a Click & Collect Local Food Producers Market, offering fresh food—from farmers and local producers—via one easy-to-use online shop and smartphone app.

Each week, order fresh, local food online, for collection at our Monday evening Food Assembly, 5pm-6:30pm, at the Riverside Café, Selwyn Samuel Centre, Llanelli Leisure Centre.

Each Tuesday, we open a fresh, online click-&-collect market and invite you to explore a range of over 250 local food products. The online market closes on Saturday evening to give our local food producers time to prepare your orders, which are then delivered to our local Assembly venue.

Only members can browse and order from our online market, but it’s free to join and belong, with no obligation to order — though I challenge you to resist once you've seen the range of fabulous fresh, local produce! Llanelli Food Assembly — Connecting local people with local food producers. Join, browse, order, collect — eat better, shop fairly.

 
 
 

Food Assembly

 

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9 Jan @ Ammanford

Tea Dance January - Miners

Join us 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 Miners’, Wind Street, Ammanford, Carmarthenshire, SA18 3DN.

Starts at 2:30pm.

 
 
 

Tea dance

 

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13 Jan @ Llanwrtyd Wells

World Mountain Bike Chariot Racing

In conjunction with the Saturnalia Winter Warmer Real Ale Festival being held in the town, Green Events are offering you another chance to become a world champion, and all you have to do is pedal your mountain bikes the fastest.

Special chariots built using traditional Roman mild steel, vulcanised rubber and welding techniques have been commissioned for the event, and will race against each other and the clock to determine this year's World Champions. Designed to be pulled by two mountain bikes alongside each other, the winning team will have to demonstrate exceptional skill and courage, and will need to co-ordinate and co-operate fully as a single unit to overcome all challengers.

The event is open to teams of three people (2 riders + 1 charioteer) over the age of 16 years. The entry fee is £20 per team.

 
 
 

Mountain bike

 

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13 Jan @ Shrewsbury

Made in Shropshire Arts and Crafts Market

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.

Details of members can be found on the Made in Shropshire Website.

 
 
 

Tea dance

 

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14 Jan @ Shrewsbury

The Chicago Swing Katz in Shrewsbury

A 7 piece vintage jazz band playing New Orleans to 40's Swing tunes. Trumpet, trombone, reeds, piano, guitar, bass and drums.

Very friendly and fun music event. Meals are available too.

Every 2nd Sunday of the month 8.00pm - 10.00pm. £6 entrance.

The Brooklands Hotel, Mill Road, Meole Brace,
Shrewsbury.

 
 
 

Mountain bike

 

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20 Jan @ Swansea

BBC NOW: Beethoven 9

Beethoven's symphonic cycle ends with nothing less than a mighty rallying call to all humanity. Its daring and at times outlandish writing has sparked debate ever since its premiere in 1824. Despite that, who can fail to be swept up by his Ode to Joy and vision of arcadia?

Finding the right partner piece for the ninth is always a challenge. Huw Watkins, described as 'one of the most rounded composer-musicians in the UK' (Financial Times) and BBC NOW's composer-in-residence, steps boldly into the breach.

Brangwyn Hall, Guildhall, Swansea, SA1 4PE.

7.30pm.

Tickets: £15 - £20.

 
 
 

Mountain bike

 

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28 Jan @ Craven Arms

Event - Feathers and Flight

Join us for a day of activities to celebrate RSPB Big Birdwatch from 11am to 3pm.
Take part in a hot air balloon flying lesson, spaces are limited and booking is required. Take off and soar over the Shropshire Hills for 90 minutes, learning how to fly the balloon. With an exclusive 10% discount for this event, you can take part for just £170 per person (weather dependant).

For those not wanting to leave the ground, you can watch the spectacle from the Centre where you can meet Chris Neal's Falconry Birds of Prey; get a photograph with them and watch their flight displays. Join in flying crafts and get involved in treasure trails.

Shropshire Hills Discovery Centre, School Road,
Craven Arms, Shropshire, SY7 9RS.

 
 
 

Mountain bike

 

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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

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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Llandovery

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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Pontarddulais

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

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

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

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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