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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 Mar

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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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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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1 Mar @ Ammanford

St Davids Festival

Come down to Ammanford on March 1st to celebrate St Davids Day.

Previous years have seen a wealth of activities organised on the day by Menter Bro Dinefwr in conjunction with Carmarthenshire County Council’s economic development division and Communities First.

Quay Street, Ammanford.

10am - 2pm.




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2 - 3 Mar @ Swansea

Croeso Food and Drink Festival

Wander down Oxford Street, Princess Way and around Castle Square and  experience the outpourings of flavour, colours and smells. Here you will find some of the regions very best local producers as they show-case their delicious homemade produce.

Great British Bakeoff star Paul Jagger will be one of the many names at the festival providing a live cooking demonstration!

by Chris Williams.

Swansea city centre.

10am - 4pm.





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3 Mar @ Llanelli

St David's Celebration Concert featuring Pendyrus Male Choir

One of the great choir’s of Wales Pendyrus Male Choir from the Rhondda will surely lift the roof with its mighty sound.  This renowned choir has continued its illustrious success story under its current musical director Stewart Roberts.   

Sharing the stage will be Cor Ysgol Iau Ysgol Gyfun Y Strade (Ysgol Gyfun Y Strade Junior Choir) under musical director Sion Accioli.   

Joining the choirs will be two very popular soloists mezzo soprano Eirlys Myfanwy Davies and tenor Osian Wyn Bowen.    

An evening such as this would not be complete without Garry Owen our host.  Join us what promises to be another memorable evening to celebrate our Patron Saint.

The Ffwrnes, Park Street, Llanelli.



St David



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3 Mar @ Llandovery

Williams Williams Concert

Anyone who hears the enthralling singing at rugby matches or who saw the recent wedding of the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge – might not have realised they were listening to a little bit of Llandovery’s history. ‘Bread of Heaven’ ("Guide Me Oh thou Great Jehovah"), favourite of royal weddings and Welsh rugby terraces alike, was penned by William Williams of Pantycelyn.

Williams Pantycelyn along with Howell Harris and Daniel Rowlands, was one of the leaders of the Welsh Methodist movement. A powerful and influential preacher he published over 90 volumes of work and was Wales’ most celebrated hymn writer.

Come along and listen to some of these famous hymns at the Williams Williams Concert with Lleuwen Steffan, Kees Hausman, Penrhyd Dancers, Rhian Bebb, Owain Rowlands and Cor Meibion Llanymddyfri Male Choir. Bring your friends.

Pantycelyn Hall, Llandovery.

Tickets £8 from Handel Davies 07775189098.





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6 Mar @ Llandovery

Llandovery Events Focus Group

Help boost spend and footfall in your local area!
Carmarthenshire County Council invites you to this FREE event.
- Hear more about your local events.
- Look at ways in which you can take part in these events.
- Discuss ways in which you can reap the benefits.
- Network with other businesses and community groups.

Castle Hotel, Llandovery.

6pm - 8pm. Book now!





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17 - 18 Mar @ Craven Arms

The Shropshire Way 80k

Starting at 9am on Saturday 17th March, this mass participation fundraising walk for the Discovery Centre must be completed within 24 hours.
The route is 80km (50 miles) and will be taking place in some of the finest parts of the Shropshire Hills.

You will be taken through the very best of Shropshire’s undiscovered landscape and some of its hidden market towns where you will be able to sample some of the wonderful local produce that this area has to offer as you pass through our checkpoints.

Starting and finishing here at the Centre, you will be treated to breakfast as you complete.

Shropshire Hills Discovery Centre, School Road, Craven Arms.





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24 Mar @ Builth Wells

Welsh Beekeepers’ Association Convention 2018

The Welsh Beekeepers’ Association Convention 2018 will be held in the Old Food Hall at the Showground with guest speakers, beekeepers’ question time, trade stands and exhibitions, bargain beekeeping supplies and all day refreshments.

Royal Welsh Agricultural Showground, Builth Wells.

Adults: £9, Advance tickets: £7, under 17's: free admission.




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24 & 25 Mar @ Shrewsbury

Shrewsbury Flea Market

Shrewsbury Flea is a relaxed place to both trade and visit, with brilliant regular traders and loyal customers on a fantastic showground, within walking distance of Shrewsbury Town centre. We regularly see between 2700 - 4300 visitors and between 100 – 150 traders over the weekend and this fair is ever increasing in popularity.

8:30am until 3:30pm.

West Mid Showground, Shrewsbury.




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27 Mar @ Pontarddulais

Launch of Southern Section of Heart of Wales Line Trail

We are delighted to announce that on 27 Mar 2018 there will be an opening launch ceremony for the southern section of the Heart of Wales Line Trail.

The operning ceremony will take place at Pontarddulais station at 10:15 and will be followed by a choice of guided walks and further events at the Pontarddulais Mechanics' Institute.

For full details of this event, the press pack can be downloaded by using the button on the right.

For more information about the trail, see The Heart of Wales Line Trail.


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31 Mar @ Llanelli

Easter Open Day & Easter Egg Trail

Join us for an Easter 'Eggstravaganza' at the Llanelli & Mynydd Mawr Railway on Saturday 31st March 2018 from 11am until 4pm for a day of clue finding, train rides and chocolate eggs!

All day rover ticket includes unlimited train rides per ticket (with ex-Dutch railways Class 600 diesel locomotive no. NS690 for haulage)

Advanced tickets are available now at:
https:// sales.webticketmanager.com/ LlanelliMynyddMawrRailway

All tickets will include unlimited train rides and a place on our Easter Egg Trail. Train rides are planned to be carried out using our newly arrived Class 600 diesel locomotive and our buffet car with on-train refreshments being offered for the first time.

Cynheidre, Carmarthenshire.

Entails a 15 min taxi journey or a 38 min bus journey from Llanelli station.


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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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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