Winter Light – Chapter I
Saturday – 2pm – 9:30 pm – Llandudno
We begin the first chapter in a long forgotten story of the Great Orme.
In our exciting new winter event, visitors will become mesmerised by a procession of mythical monsters,
Vikings and an unlikely troupe left over from a Victorian circus. With music, special effects and performance
expect the unexpected in this unique procession on Mostyn Street, Llandudno from 7pm and join us in the
lead up to the procession for a wide range of fringe activities for all ages.
14:00-18:30Film Screening – Llandudno Myths & Histories | St John’s Church14:00-19:00Pierot Artists | Roaming15:00-18:00Heritage Talks | MOSTYN Gallery17:30-21:00Light Projections | North Western Gardens18:00-20:30Fire & Light Performances | Roaming19:00-19:45⭐Main Procession | Mostyn Street19:45-20:30Viking Ship | North Western Gardens20:00-21:30Spoken Word Slam | 3rd SPACE
Thursday – Sunday
Recognised as Wales’ largest Christmas Fayre with
150+ stalls, a great place to purchase unusual and treasured gifts while sampling food and drink from the
area. It’s the perfect opportunity to start getting into the festive spirit, with microbreweries selling more than
40 beers and wonderful Welsh food to savour! See website for opening times and ticket prices:
Saturday – 11 – 3 – Llandudno – St. David’s Hospice
Join us for a festive Coffee Morning at 📌 St David’s hospice, Abbey Road, Llandudno LL30 2EN.
❄️ Festive stalls
🎄 Mince pies
Visitors will be able to have tea/coffee and a homemade mince pie for £2.00, with all funds raised benefiting St David’s Hospice.
1940’s Themed dance
Saturday – 7:30 – 11pm – Llanfairfechan Village Hall
Lots of fun – Everyone can join in!
£10 Pay on the door
Conwy Half Marathon
Sunday – 9:15 – ConwyVoted in the top 5 most scenic Half Marathons in the UK by Readers of Runners World”, This GREAT Half Marathon now in its 10th year and “already being regarded as a classic” The start & finish is on the quayside in front of the 700+ year old Conwy Castle. The route runs along the road adjacent to the Conwy River as it proceeds towards Deganwy beach and the West Shore Llandudno, from there it goes along Church Walks towards Llandudno Pier, around the Great Orme taking in views of the Isle of Anglesey, Puffin Island and the surrounding North Wales coastline, then back to Conwy and the finish line. There will also be a 1 mile Fun Run starting at 9.15am. Cost: £5.00 Entry on the day only on the quayside.Phone: 07506 665219. Web: www.runwales.com
ROSTRA presents: Twelfth Night
Wednesday and Thursday – 7pm – Bangor – Pontio
Rostra presents shipwrecks, love triangles and twins- this is Shakespeare’s fantastic comedy about mistaken identity, unrequited love and hideous yellow stockings.
Follow Viola as she mourns for her brother Sebastian, as she enters the service of the romantic Duke Orsino. Three men are in love with Olivia. Olivia’s in love with Cesario (who is secretly Viola), and Viola’s in love with Orsino, who believes she’s Cesario. What could go wrong?
Come for a fun night of romp and revelry- or what you will.
Directed by Sian Billington and Calee Sears.
Mae myfyrwyr o gymdeithas ddrama Prifysgol Bangor, ROSTRA yn cyflwyno comedi anhygoel Shakespeare am gamgymryd rhwng pobl, cariad nas dychwelir a hosanau melyn enbyd.
Dilynwch Viola sy’n galaru am ei brawd Sebastian, wrth iddi fynd i wasanaethu’r Dug Orsino rhamantus. Mae tri dyn mewn cariad ag Olivia. Mae Olivia mewn cariad â Cesario (sy’n Viola mewn gwirionedd), ac mae Viola mewn cariad ag Orsino, sy’n credu mai Caesario ydi hi. Beth allai fynd o’i le?
Dewch i fwynhau noson hwyliog o giamocs a rhialtwch.
Cyfarwyddir gan Siân Billington a Calee Sears.
£6 – £7Pontio, Deiniol Road, Bangor, Gwynedd, LL57 2TQ
Tel: 01248 382828
Charity Table Top Sale
Saturday – 11 – 2 – Llanfairfechan
Happy Faces -Cabaret Night
Friday – 8:30 – late – Glan Conwy – Y Clwb
An evening with Bobby Gold – comedy, guitar vocalist –
Call Ray on 07968957177
Thursday and Saturday – 7:30 – Colwyn Bay – Theatr Colwyn
Colwyn Abbey Players present ‘Allo ‘Allo. Written by Jeremy Lloyd and David Croft especially for a stage production. A new unseen episode or two with all the familiar characters that we know and love and continually laugh at on TV..
Theatr Colwyn – Abergele Road, Colwyn Bay. Phone: 01492 556677/872000. Web: www.theatrcolwyn.co.uk
Archeology Walk – Landscape of Neolithic Axes
Sunday – 1 – 4 – Llanfairfechan
Beyond the Barricade – 20th Anniversary Tour
Thursday – 7:30 – Llandudno – Venue Cymru
Celebrating the 20th Anniversary of Beyond the Barricade. The UK’s longest running Musical Theatre Concert Tour features past principal performers from Les Miserables. Delivering over two hours of the best of Broadway and the West End, and of course ending with a stunning finale from Les Mis.Venue Cymru, Llandudno, Conwy, LL30 1BB
Tel: 01492 872000
Powerplay Musical Theatre Company present Musical Mystery Tour … Here We Go Again!
Thursday – Saturday – 7pm ( Saturday matinee 2pm ) – Rhyl
Powerplay Junior & Senior Students take you on a Musical Mystery Tour performing songs from 5 amazing Musicals – School of Rock, Mamma Mia, Wind in the Willows, Miss Saigon & Joseph and the Amazing Technicolour Dreamcoat!
Come and join us on this Musical Journey with some of the most incredible local talent!
£14 / £10Rhyl Pavilion Theatre, East Parade, Rhyl, Denbighshire, LL18 3AQ
Tel: 01745 330000
An evening with Jonathan Davies, OBE.
Friday – 6pm – Mold
An evening with rugby union and league star, Jonathan Davies, OBE, on Friday 15th November. Tickets on sale NOW. The evening event will include a 3 course dinner and be hosted by comedian, Kevin Dewsbury. It promises to be a great night of entertainment and fun as Jiffy talks about his rugby career in both union and league codes. Auction and raffle prizes on the night. The night is in aid of the Mold RFC U16 tour fund and the Brain Tumour Charity. Tickets are £60 pp on a shared table or £500 for a table for 10 guests. Gold table option with VIP package available. Email for more details.
£60 per person
£500 for table of 10Old Padeswood Golf Club,, Mold,, Flintshire,, CH74JD.
Antique, Collectors and Vintage Fair
Saturday and Sunday – 9 – 5 – Llandudno – Town Hall
Located in the Town Centre, close to all shops, restaurants and cafes. Pay and display car park at the rear of the building and plenty of on street parking close by, also easily accessible by public transport. Two minutes from the Great Orme and from the Promenade. On sale a wide variety of goods with prices to suit everybody, china, glass, linen, paintings and prints, books, jewellery (fine and costume), silver, vintage clothing, postcards etc. A warm welcome to everybody whether you’re a buyer, seller or just browsing.
50p, under 16 freeLlandudno Town Hall, Lloyd Street, Llandudno Town Hall, Lloyd Street, Llandudno, Conwy, LL30 2UP
Friday – 8pm – Bangor – Pontio
Heralded as one of the world’s most distinctive voices, internationally-acclaimed artist Natacha Atlas has carved a path synthesising western and middle eastern vocal traditions with mind-blowing dexterity. Natacha’s latest work sees her push vocal and musical boundaries even further by effortlessly weaving jazz traditions into her already unique blend.
Natacha Atlas and her band will be performing tracks from her new album ‘Strange Days’ released in September 2019 as well as material from Myriad Road and previous albums.
Andy Hamill – bas
Liam Noble – piano
Asaf Sirkis – drymiau
Shanti Jayasinha – trwmped
Samy Bishai – ffidil / MD
Ystyrir yr artist Natacha Atlas, sydd wedi ennill bri rhyngwladol, yn un o leisiau mwyaf nodedig y byd. Gyda medrusrwydd eithriadol mae wedi datblygu cerddoriaeth unigryw sy’n cyfuno traddodiadau lleisiol y gorllewin a’r dwyrain canol. Yn ei gwaith diweddaraf mae Natacha wedi gwthio ei ffiniau lleisiol a cherddorol hyd yn oed ymhellach drwy wau traddodiadau jas i mewn yn ddiymdrech i’w cherddoriaeth nodedig.
Bydd Natacha Atlas a’i band yn perfformio traciau o’i halbwm newydd Strange Days, a ryddhawyd ym mis Medi 2019, yn ogystal â deunydd o Myriad Road ac albymau blaenorol.
£18 – £20Pontio, Deiniol Road, Bangor, Gwynedd, LL57 2TQ
Tel: 01248 382828
Friday – 7pm – 10pm – Llandudno Venue Cymru
Squeeze have confirmed a brand new tour ‘The Difford And Tilbrook Songbook 2019’, which will see the South-London legends play their extensive list of hits as well as some rare, lesser known gems from their back catalogue and solo careers.Venue Cymru, Llandudno, Conwy, LL30 1BB
Tel: 01492 872000___________________________________________________________________________________________________________________
Gig H a’r Band
Saturday – 8pm – Bangor – Pontio
‘Bangor and its environs was one of Edward H Dafis’ strongholds in the early 1970s and was an important part of the circuit of college gigs that the band played at regularly during that decade. There is a reference to Bangor students in one of the group’s earliest songs, ‘Cân y Stiwdants’ ;
“Wyt ti wedi bod ym Mangor, mewn trwy’r ‘Foltie’ mas trwy’r ‘Glôb’?
Tonight through an invitation by UMCB and Pontio they’ll be performing in Theatr Bryn Terfel!
Rhoi d’arian i John Bull, mae wrth ei fodd, bodd, bodd…” ‘H’ a’r Band was formed in 2013 by Cleif ‘H’ Harpwood, main vocalist of the 1970s iconic Welsh band, Edward H. Dafis. At that time the band consisted of four original members of Edward H Dafis, Hefin Elis, Charles Britton, John Griffiths and Cleif himself. Dewi Pws Morris, the fifth member of Edward H, decided to embark on his own musical quest, and is now playing the banjo in a brewery in Nefyn.
Sadly , John, the faithful bass guitarist, died suddenly in 2018 and so only three of the original Edward H will appear on the Pontio stage. But H a’r Band has four other members, Wyn Pearson playing the guitar, Pwyll ap Siôn playing the keyboard and Elain Llwyd and Glesni Fflur providing vocals.
The band travels the length and breadth of Wales presenting music from the seventies to audiences of all ages, principally the work of Edward H from the five albums and singles, a catalogue including favourites such as ‘Ysbryd y Nos’, ‘Mistar Duw’, ‘Pishyn’ and ‘Breuddwyd Roc a Rôl’.
Enjoy a night of the sounds of the 70s and the ‘Hen Ffordd Gymreig o fyw’.
Bu Bangor a’r cyffiniau yn un o gadarnleoedd Edward H Dafis ar ddechrau’r 1970au ac yn rhan bwysig o’r gylchdaith o gigs coleg yr arferai’r band chwarae’n gyson yn ystod y degawd hwnnw. Mae ‘na gyfeiriad at fyfyrwyr Bangor yn un o ganeuon cynharaf y grwp, ‘Cân y Stiwdants’;
“Wyt ti wedi bod ym Mangor mewn trwy’r ‘Foltie’ mas trwy’r ‘Glôb’?
Heno drwy wahoddiad UMCB a Pontio byddent yn perfformio ar lwyfan Theatr Bryn Terfel!
Ffurfiwyd y ‘H’ a’r band’ yn 2013 gan Cleif ‘H’ Harpwood prif leisydd band Cymraeg eiconig y 1970au Edward H Dafis. Bryd hynny, roedd y band yn cynnwys pedwar o aelodau gwreiddiol Edward H Dafis, sef Hefin Elis, Charles Britton, John Griffiths a Cleif ei hun.
Er mawr tristwch, bu farw John y gitarydd bâs ffyddlon yn sydyn yn 2018 ac felly dim ond tri o’r Edward H gwreiddiol fydd yn ymddangos ar lwyfan Pontio. Ond mae gan H a’r band bedwar aelod arall, sef Wyn Pearson ar gitar, Pwyll ap Siôn ar yr allweddellau ac Elain Llwyd a Glesni Fflur yn lleisio.
Noson wrth eich bodd yn sŵn y 1970au a’r ‘Hen Ffordd Gymreig o fyw’!
£12 – £15Pontio, Deiniol Road, Bangor, Gwynedd, LL57 2TQ
Tel: 01248 382828
Ongoing and Repeated Events
Be a Santa to a Senior
Nov 13th – Dec 9th – Ty Hapus – Llandudno
Mix and Mingle
Every 2nd Tuesday of the month – Rhos-on-Sea
Thursdays, 6.30pm to 8.30pm – Venue Cymru – Llandudno
Supporting people with dementia and their families through the joy of song.
The Forget-Me-Not Chorus meets each week to sing in a relaxed and safe environment. Each session is both empowering and enabling, providing an opportunity for friends and families to enjoy a shared activity, meet new people and experience the joy of singing together.
A partnership project with Forget-Me-Not Chorus and Venue Cymru
FFIN Y PARC – LLANRWST
10 November to 4 December – Exhibitions: Anne Aspinall, Book Launch and Kate Pasvol.
Open Wednesday to Saturday 10am to 5pm, Sunday 11am to
5pm. Phone: 01492 642070. Visit the website for details of more activities at this site: www.welshart.net/
Ffin y Parc Gallery – Betws Road, Llanrwst.
MOSTYN – LLANDUDNO
9 November to 1 March – Anj Smith – Working primarily with painting, Anj Smith is interested in reflecting
on the very possibilities and limitations of the medium itself.
• 9 November to 1 March – Chiara Camoni – Including new and recent works, Chiara Camoni’s exhibition
includes a collaborative piece made specifically for MOSTYN.
• 9 November to 1 March – Nobuko Tsuchiya: 30 Ways to Go to the Moon – This new body of work by
Japanese artist Nobuko Tsuchiya is showing for the first time in Wales.
– 12 Vaughan Street, Llandudno. Open Tuesday to Sunday, 10.30am to 4pm. Phone: 01492 879201.
Visit the website for details of more activities at this site: http://www.mostyn.orgwww.mostyn.org
RCA – CONWY
• Until 16 November – Ann Catrin Evans – ‘Spirit’.
• Until 16 November – The Welsh Group at 70 – An exhibition celebrating 70 years of the Welsh group.
Royal Cambrian Academy – Crown Lane, Conwy. Open Tuesday to Saturday from 11am to 5pm. Phone:
01492 593413. Visit the website for details of more activities at this site:http://www.rcaconwy.org www.rcaconwy.org
_________________________________________________________________________________________________________________Every Friday until 20 December – Rhos-on-Sea Country Market – With homemade food, cakes, bread,
savouries, biscuits, homemade crafts and seasonal plants for sale. Refreshments available, everyone welcome.
At United Reformed Church, Colwyn Avenue, Rhos-on-Sea from 10am to 12pm. Phone: 01492 544920____________________________________________________________________________________________________________________
Cancer Support Group
Every first Friday of the Month- 10:30 – 12:30 – Deganwy
The Cancer Support Group is on tomorrow (Friday) 10:30-12:30 at All Saints Church in Deganwy. It is a lovely informal setting with cakes and drinks and open to everyone.
Classic Movie Club
on the 1st and 3rd Friday of every month – 2pm Llanrhos
Come along to the Llanrhos Old School in Deganwy – movies start at 2:30 – refreshments from 2
Call Julie on 07860232641 for more info
Up to 32 tables crammed with Vintage and Antiques from our quality 15 stall holders. Parking around the venue is restricted, there is a pay and display at the rear of the Town Hall. Good disabled access. Toilets are in the building.
Admission is 50p which includes a free Hot drink Tea or Coffee
____________________________________________________________________________________________________________A week Tuesday on April 2nd starts our weekly Craft Fair In Llandudno Town Hall
We have amazing crafters from around North Wales
So much quality.
Our crafters will include
Prestige Pens, beautifully crafted wooden pens, and stunning wooden bowls
Terrence Bunce will be at the Town Hall with his amazing Welsh Pottery
Cath and Allie’s amazing Photography
Jewellery from some of Wales top crafters, Including Sea Glass, Swarovski, Beads, amazing designs from our Top jewellers
Greeting from Bri and Jen will have amazing crafted cards
Honey wax products
Oil painted Art
Our Generation dolls clothes
There is so much to see, visit Llandudno’s premium Craft Fair Every Tuesday Llandudno Town Hall
9am – 4pm
We look in detail about an event or issue in the Conwy area
A new wheelchair accessible powerboat will now call Anglesey it’s Home, after being officially launched by new owners, outdoor activity centre SEAS at the Conway Centre.
Sussex-based charity The Wheelyboat Trust, which turns 35 this year, launched its 200th wheelchair accessible powerboat, a Coulam Wheelyboat V17, at the Conway Centre in Anglesey.
Named Phil Braden after the late Royal Yachting Association (RYA) Cymru Wales Chief Executive, who passed away earlier this year, the new vessel will be based on the Menai Straits, enabling disabled users of the Conway Centre to enjoy water-based activities.
The new boat was officially named and launched by Debbie Braden, Phil Braden’s widow, using a bottle of champagne kindly donated by Richard Horovitz, Secretary of LLandudno Sailing Club.
Gerwyn Owen, the current RYA Cymru Chief Executive, was in attendance, alongside representatives from Sports Wales and Disability Sports Wales.
In total, between 70-100 people attended for a fun day trying out the new V17, other water-based activities, the centre’s usual social BBQ (sponsored by Edsential), ending with an enormous cake made especially for the launch by Jo Ellis, Head of Catering at the Conway Centre.
Jon Gamon, Chief Instructor of SEAS @ Conway Centre, said, “The arrival of the Coulam Wheelyboat V17 marks an enormous leap forward in the capability of the SEAS group to deliver inclusive activities.
“Not only will this vessel enable our disabled volunteers to take a more integral role in the delivery of sessions, but it will also allow new activities such as paddle sports and fishing to be tried – something we’re very excited about.
“Though we currently operate a motor launch and four keelboats, none are currently accessible to people with more limited mobility, which is something we’re determined to change. We wanted to get this new Wheelyboat so our wheelchair users can independently get themselves on board, rather than being helped or missing out, which is a huge, and much needed, step forward.
“Another aspect of gaining our first Wheelyboat that I’m excited about is that ‘Phil the Boat’ – as we affectionately call it – is a purpose-built craft that we can use to train and qualify our disabled members as powerboat drivers and instructors.
“We already have Powerboat Level 2 courses planned for wheelchair users and we’ve been working with and training our volunteers with the view to them becoming instructors themselves. The capabilities and build quality of the Coulam Wheelyboat V17 is a milestone in SEAS’ long term sustainability and success, and we couldn’t be more thrilled that this boat is coming to our waters.”
Andy Beadsley, Director of The Wheelyboat Trust said, “In March this project featured on BBC Countryfile, showcasing the fantastic work of The Wheelyboat Trust and the Conway Centre.
“We showed presenter Steve Brown, who is also a wheelchair user, how versatile our Wheelyboats are, and how they give disabled users the same opportunities as able-bodied people.
“I’m delighted that our latest model of Wheelyboat – which is also our 200th Wheelyboat – will be based in Anglesey, as it will open so many more doors to disabled users in this area than ever before.”
The Coulam Wheelyboat V17 is the Trust’s most versatile Wheelyboat to date; designed to be used with Suzuki outboards of up to 100hp, which enables the boat to hit top speeds of over 30mph, the V17 is ideal for high-speed powerboating.
But, the V17 is also available as a tiller-driven model for outboards of up to 15hp, which makes this vessel perfect for leisurely pleasure boating on canals too, and allows its users to explore both inshore coastal waters and inland waterways.
Like all Wheelyboat models, the Coulam Wheelyboat V17 enables disabled people, and wheelchair users in particular, to take part in a myriad waterborne activities.
The roll-on, roll-off bow door, large open cockpit and drive-from-wheelchair helm provide a huge amount of freedom and independence. It’s a smaller version of its big sister, the Coulam Wheelyboat V20, launched in 2014. Like the V20, the V17 is a craft unique in its class.
‘Supporting Enabling Accessible Sailing’ (known as SEAS) is a group that provides disabled people of all ages in North Wales with accessible sailing and boating opportunities as part of the RYA’s national Sailability programme.
Formed in 2018, SEAS is based at the Conway Centre and aims to help disabled people become more physically active, which in turn will improve their health and well-being, as well creating new social opportunities.
SEAS @ Conway Centre and The Wheelyboat Trust are very grateful to Sport Wales, Lord Leverhulme’s Charitable Trust and the Hedley Foundation whose grants provided the funding for the new Wheelyboat. The launch of the Wheelyboat comes at the end of a particularly busy and successful season for the Conway Centre, sponsored by the Thomas Howell Education Fund for North Wales and the Outdoor Partnership.
MenCap Mon, the Anglesey arm of a UK charity for people with a learning disability who support their families and carers, and Leonard Cheshire who support individuals to live, learn and work as independently as they choose, whatever their ability, will also be supporting the event.
Jon Gamon concluded, “A lot of people are very excited about getting out on the V17 and learning to drive it, though we’ve promised Gary Costa – one of our most committed boat drivers – that he will be one of the first!”
The Wheelyboat Trust relies on the support of individuals, companies and charitable organisations to fund its activities. Donations can be made in a variety of ways including online at www.wheelyboats.org/donate.
To find out more about The Wheelyboat Trust, visit www.wheelyboats.org.
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