Colwyn Bay Forties Weekend
Saturday 27th and Sunday 28th – 10/11 – 4 Colwyn Bay
Back by popular demand, this festival is all about fun and nostalgia.
Experience the sights, sounds and tastes of Britain during World War Two, from ration book cookery to vintage clothes and vehicles.
An action-packed weekend including battle re-enactment and Saturday night Ballroom Blitz Dance.
On Penrhyn Road, Colwyn Bay from 10am to 4pm Saturday and 11am to 4pm Sunday.
Conwy Town Orchestra Concert
Thursday 25th – 7:30 – Rhos-On-Sea
Conwy Town Orchestra present our Spring Concert at Rhos on Sea Methodist Church on 25 April 2019.
Tickets are available on the door or can be reserved via our website. £5 and under 12’s go free.
Fundraisers by The Soggy Bottom Tribute Band
Friday 26th – 11 – 2:30 – The Bay View Centre – Colwyn Bay
Come along and enjoy their toe tapping music in aid of Macmillan Cancer Support.
Crafts also available.
Friday 26th -7:30 – 10:30 – Tal-Y-Cafn
Learn about the nocturnal residents of the garden with local expert Cathy.
Booking essential. From 7.30pm to 10.30pm. Tickets £7.50.
Bodnant Garden – Tal-y-Cafn, Colwyn Bay. Entry charges apply. Phone: 01492 650460 (or 0344 2491895
for event bookings). Visit the website for details of more activities at this site: www.nationaltrust.org.uk/bodnant-garden
Sunday 28th – 1:30 – Conwy – Y Morfa
Meet the Household
Saturday and Sunday – 11 – 4 – Conwy
The Household is in residence this weekend. Come and join in the fun! Come and meet the Household and learn more about their lives.
Have a go at crafting marchpane or tussie-mussies, and join in the dancing and games.
“Ashton Hayes – Going Carbon Neutral ” – A talk by Professor Roy Alexander, University of Chester
Thursday 25th – 7:30pm – Rowen
All welcome at this talk. Hear how a small community can make a difference
The White Crow ( 12A )
Friday – 7:30pm – Colwyn Bay – Theatr Colwyn
Mae’r cyfarwyddwr Ralph Finnes yn llwyddo i ddangos gwir natur corfforol a disgleirdeb Rudolf Nureyev, a synnodd y byd pan lwyddodd i ddianc i’r Gorllewin yn ystod y Rhyfel Oer. Oleg Ivenko, y dawnsiwr ballet byd enwog sydd yn chwarae rhan Nureyev.
Director Ralph Fiennes captures the raw physicality and brilliance of Rudolf Nureyev, whose escape to the West stunned the world at the height of the Cold War. Nureyev is played by world-class ballet performer Oleg Ivenko.
Country Walk – Birds, Butterflies and Botany
Saturday 27th – 9am – 1pm – Tan-Lan, Conwy LL26 OTU
A river ramble along the eastern banks of the Afon Conwy to Maenan Abbey, observing birds and early butterflies on the way – then back to Tan-Lan along the lanes to enjoy the flower-rich verges. Booking essential – sorry, no dogs
Free ( but a donation gratefully appreciated )
Meet at Tan Lan, Conwy
Easter FunPlay Friday
Friday 26th- 11 – 3
We’ll be putting out loads of stuff to play with – cardboard, sticks, logs, chalk, bubbles, hoops and den building branches. Aimed at children aged 3-8
years with their families. This event is weather dependent. You can join us at any time between 11am
and 3pm, no need to book. Free event.
Saturday 27th and Sunday 28th – 10 – 4
Browse jewellery, knitted goods and other unique hand-
made gifts made from upcycled materials including locally sourced sea glass and wood. Come and
join us in The Lookout from 10am to 4pm. Free event.
Stand Up At the Seaside
Saturday 27th – 8pm – Colwyn Bay
Happy Easter North Wales comedy fans! Time to get a ‘Wriggle’ on to join us for a huge night of award-winning comedy at The Station, Colwyn Bay on SATURDAY APRIL 27. Snap up the remaining tickets to see Sony award-winning TOM WRRIGLESWORTH, North West comedy award-winning Vince Atta and BBC new comedy award nominee Morgan Rees. Plus audience joke competition (with prizes) and resident MC Dave Rothnie.
All tickets £12.50, show starts at 8pm. Food available downstairs. Comedy finishes around 10.45pm, bar until midnight. To book for this night of guaranteed hilarity please contact the Station on 01492 532818, email email@example.com. Please share and hope to see you there!
Dean Friedman in Concert
Thursday – 7.30pm – Colwyn Bay – Theatr Colwyn
Hailed by critics and fans alike as a one of the finest songwriters of his generation, Dean Friedman has achieved legendary, pop-icon status for chart-topping hits, Ariel, Lucky Stars, Lydia, McDonald’s Girl and more.
A consummate entertainer, Friedman will be performing songs from throughout his four-decade career, including familiar, radio hits and fan favorites. Invite family and friends and join Friedman for an evening of powerful, poignant and hilarious songs about the ordinary and extraordinary lives we share.
£25 / £21 conc
RSC Live: As You Like It
Monday 29th – 7pm – Colwyn Bay – Theatr Colwyn
Recordiwyd yn Fyw
Mae Baptista Minola yn ceisio gwerthu ei mab Katherine i’r un wnaiff dalu fwyaf. O ganlyniad ceir brwydr ffrwydrol rhwng y rhywiau yn y stori garu gyffrous hon.
Rosalind is banished, wrestling with her heart and her head. With her cousin by her side, she journeys to a world of exile where barriers are broken down and all can discover their deeper selves.
£12.50 / £11.50 con
Theatr Colwyn – Abergele Road, Colwyn Bay. Phone: 01492 556677/872000. Web: www.theatrcolwyn.co.uk
St David’s Hospice Spring Fair
Saturday 27th – 11 – 3 – Llandudno
Join us for this year’s Spring Fair. Stalls include: plants,cakes, seasonal homemade produce, entertainment, fundraising, crafts and lots more! At St David’s
Hospice, Abbey Road, Llandudno from 11am to 3pm. Admission: adult £1; child free. Phone: 01492
873664. Web: www.stdavidshospice.org.uk
Saturday ( 10 – 5 ) and Sunday ( 10 – 4 ) – Llansannan
Come along to Canolfan Bro Aled this weekend where there’ll be an exhibition by Pwythau Pentre – Gwenfai Rees Griffiths’ students along with traders – Quilters’ needs and Stitch allsorts – tombola, coffee/tea and cakes.
Free parking and disabled access.
Admission £3 the proceeds of which will go to NorthWest Cancer Research Institute – also a raffle in aid of Wales Air Ambulance
Noctule bat _ Tom Marshall.
Photograph taken under licence in controlled conditions.
Wildlife Walk – Bats
Saturday 27th – 7:30 – 10 PM – Glan wydden – Conwy LL31 9JP
Discover bats, using hand-held detectors, on an evening stroll starting and ending at the local pub. Bring a torch.
For more info go to :
Wildlife Talk – Brazil’s Forests
Friday 26th – 7:30 – Penrhyn Bay
Come along to St. David’s Church Hall, Glan-Y-Mor Rd, Penrhyn Bay for this fascinating talk by Julian Hughes, former manager of the RSPB’s Conwy Reserve
Admission only £2;50 – refreshments included
For further info contact Noran on 01492 592247
Student Windsurfing Nationals
Saturday 27th and Sunday 28th – 11 – 4 – Colwyn Bay – Porth Eirias
Students from all over the UK will gather in Colwyn
Bay for the SWA Nationals in partnership with BUCS. Over 150 students will take to the water just off
Porth Eirias, so head down to the sunny beach and enjoy. At Colwyn Bay Watersports, Porth Eirias,
Promenade, Colwyn Bay from 11am to 4pm. Free to spectators.
Phone: 01492 437177.
Thursday 25th and Saturday 27th – Welsh National Opera – The Magic Flute – see website for performance times.
Friday 26th – 7:30 – Welsh National Opera – Roberto Devereux
Venue Cymru – Promenade, Llandudno. Phone: 01492 872000. Web: www.venuecymru.co.uk
Sunday 28th – 10:30 – 3pm – Rhyl
The Rhyl and St. Asaph Angling Association will hold an “Introduction to Fly Fishing ” event this Sunday. Tuition will be given by three qualified instructors at their trout lake near Denbigh.
Bring suitable clothing aud lunch – all fishing equipment provided
£10 to non members ( refunded if yoy later decide to join the association )
For more info just google “Rhyl and St. Asaph Anglers ” or call 01745 824231 ( Dave Gartside )
Thursday 25th – 2pm – Capelulo Village Hall
The Dwygyflychi and District Art Society will meet on Thursday and Diane Sweet will give a demonstration of using oils to depict skies.
Admission is free to members and £3.50 to non -members – refreshments are free.
For more info go to : https://www.facebook.com/DwygyfylchiandDistrictArtSociety/?tn-str=k*F
Incredible Edible Conwy’s Big Dig
Saturday 27th – 10.00am – 2.00pm
We are joining in with the national Big Dig Event on 27th April. Incredible Edible Conwy will be sowing seeds, planting seedlings, re-vamping the raised beds and making things from willow. We would love your help so please come along and join in the fun. Refreshments will be available.
No gardening experience is needed,but please wear old clothes and bring gloves if possible.
If you are coming along, try and bring your own mug or drinks bottle to help the environment by saving on single-use cups. Cheers!
Starts at 10.00am – 2.00pm, drop in anytime or come for the full session.
Charity Curry Night
Monday 29th – 8pm – Menai Bridge – Anglesey
Come along and help raise money to help Rafi fight his battle with Leukemia. – lovely buffet and music and magic too.
For more info contact : https://www.facebook.com/sibanir
Bodnant Garden – Things with Wings Trail
Tue 23 Apr to Sun 28 Apr – Bodnant Garden – Tal-Y-CafnPick up a Things With Wings spotting sheet and follow the self-led trail through the garden, using your senses to explore Bodnant’s birds, butterflies, moths and bees and see what other spring wildlife you meet along the way. Booking Not Needed.A National Trust Event – Start 10:00. End 16:00. Free Event but Normal Admission Charges Apply. Pick up your sheet from visitor reception. Check website for latest information.Bodnant Garden, Tal-y-Cafn, Colwyn Bay, Conwy LL28 5REToday to Thu 18 Apr, Tue 23 Apr to Sun 28 AprContact telephone: 01492 650460 – Bodnant Garden. Call to check latest times or cancellations.
Create a portrait collage workshop
Thursday 25th – 11 – 12:30 – Llandudno – MOSTYNAn Easter workshop for 8 – 14 year olds£5Children can bring along a photograph to base the collage on if they likeBooking essentialFor more info go to : https://www.mostyn.org/event/create-portrait-collage?fbclid=IwAR38cKTRkT_tEnium9XNxuASEIpobxeF9JBaU0AOPqpuNp-FsieopN3dI9k
Sunday 28th – 10:30 – 4:30 – MaenanCome along and check out the beautiful Maenan HallAdults £ 4 – children freeAll proceeds towards the North Wales Air AmbulanceWheelchair access, 2 miles North of Llanrwst
Thursday 25th – 10:30 – Llandudno – Holy Trinity Church Hall, Trinity Square
Coffee/Tea and cakes will be served between 10:15 and 10:30 after which members of the WNO Chorus and Orchestra will entertain with a variety of music and song, including some operatic favourites. If you are a lover of light and/or classical music this event is a must!
It’s only £5 ( cash only ) payable at the door – all profits go to supporting the work of the WNO
ONGOING AND REPEATED EVENTS
Multi-disciplinary Art Exhibition
Sunday 13th – April 28th – Plas Bodfa, Llangoed – Anglesey
65 projects from 61 creatives fill the entirety of Plas Bodfa, a currently empty manor house on the Isle of Anglesey in Wales. This remarkably multi-disciplinary group art exhibition explores the idea of ‘sui generis’, a Latin phrase meaning “of its (his, her, their) own kind; in a class by itself; unique”. It has been adopted by the legal profession for unusual buildings, properties that fall outside normal designation.
What are the possibilities of a house? With performance and painting, collage and ceramics, skateboarding and singing, poetry and polyrhythmic drumming, fairytales and photography, games and gramophones, sculpture and storytelling, re-enactments and a retroscope, this exhibition is a one-time opportunity to fill the currently vacant 36 room / 1,000 sqm space with creative acts, before complete renovation begins.
Alan Whitfield, Andy Hodges, Anna Mitchell, Anne Weshinskey, Arni Gudmundsson, Belit Sağ, Cathy Wroble, Christopher Bond, Clare Brumby, David Garner, Debbie Budenberg, Fiona Davies, Genesis Dove, Georgia Colman, Harri Carmichael, Heather AdHudson, Helen Birnboum, Helen Danson, Helmet, Ioan Griffith, Jan Hale, Jane Ross, Jayne Lawless, Jennie Halloway, Jonathan Lewis, Jonathan Smith, Josie Jenkins, Justine Montford, Karen Ankers, Ken Davies, Lara Usherwood, Lee Duggan, Lin Cummins, Marirose Pritchard, Martin Daws, Mel Roberts, Michael Prince, Mishelle Kit, Nellie Mann, Ness Owen, Nicola Carter, Ol Guse, Pat Arnao, Peter Appleton, Peter Hughes, Philip Cassidy, Remy Dean, Rhona Bowey, Rhys Trimble, Sarah Bowker-Jones, Secil Yayali, Stephen Green, Sterly and Snell, Tammy Woodrow, Thomas Witherick, Trish Bermingham, Ülgen Semerci, Veronica Calarco, Wanda Garner, Wendy Dawson
Sui Generis is a project of Julie Upmeyer, an artist and initiator.
The exhibition is part of the Anglesey Art Week’s – Open Studios and Galleries 2019.
Llanddulas Male Voice Choir Concerts
9, 16, 23 and 30 April – The ever popular, internationally
famous Llanddulas Male Voice Choir will perform concerts with both piano and harp accompaniment at
Gloddaeth United Church, Llandudno (corner of Chapel Street and Gloddaeth Street) from 8pm. Tickets
£6 (payable on the door). Phone: 01745 823791. Web: www.llanddulaschoir.co.uk
Rhos-on-Sea Country Market
Every Friday until 20 December (except Good Friday) – 10 -12
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
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________________________________________________________________________________________________________
Queens Hotel Llandudno.
Every Thursday 2pm til 4pmwith Jill & Alan (Queens Hotel Entertainers)Bingo, Nostalgia Music Quiz, Spot prizes, and then MIXED dancing for all including Party Dances, Line Dances, Pop and Sequence etc. You don’t have to dance just soak up the atmosphere and fun. Meet new friends. Open to all local hotel guests on holiday and local residents alike. £2.00 admission for all. Licensed bar, wheelchair access + lifts. Due to a number of people recently not able to get in due to arriving at 2pm we recommend arriving at around 1.30pm to secure your seats. We apologise to anyone who didn’t get seats due to the enormous popularity of this long running event.
Come along and listen to some beautiful music and enjoy a great afternoon out. Now the busiest afternoon on the N. Wales Coast. Party booking enquiries most welcome.Every Thursday ongoing all yearThe Queens Hotel Llandudno Conwy LL30 2LEThu 28 Mar, Thu 4 AprA 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
Conwy Community Wellbeing Activities
Colwyn Bay and Surrounding Area
Llanfairfechan and Surrounding Area
Llandudno and Surrounding Area
Conwy Valley and Surrounding Area
Abergele and Surrounding Area
Rural Abergele and Surrounding Area
MOSTYN – 12 Vaughan Street, Llandudno.
• Until 28 April – In-sight 16 – A new collection of work by artists from North Wales upstairs at MOSTYN,
in partnership with Helfa Gelf Art Trail: Niki Cotton; Nader Kohbodi; Susie Liddle; Hilary Reed; Amanda
Shields; Geraldine Swatridge. The exhibition is curated by Barry Morris.
• Until 5 May – Spatiality – Theresa Taylor and Nigel Morris – The combined exhibition of Theresa
Taylor and Nigel Morris presents to the viewer a continued development of their printmaking practices.
• Until 2 June – Folded Forest – Sky on high to burrow below – Folded Forest is the creative
partnership of Ruth Viqueira and Sarah Peel, founded in 2016. Together they design and make limited
edition prints, homewares and textiles.
• Until 30 June – Derek Boshier: It’s Only When the Tide Goes Out… Selected works and ephemera,
1976 – 2018 – We are pleased to present works by English pop artist Derek Boshier who first came to
prominence as part of the British Pop Art movement in the early 1960s.
• Until 30 June – S Mark Gubb: The Last Judgement – Taking Michelangelo’s Sistine Chapel painting
of the same name as a starting point and reference, the exhibition includes a range of new and existing
sculptural works exhibited as an installation.
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: www.mostyn.org
Royal Cambrian Academy – Crown Lane, Conwy.
• Until 27 April – Andrew Smith RCA: Colourscapes – For Andrew Smith, the process of making over
time, has led to colour being the only real direction for his painting.
• Until 27 April – Keith Gardner RCA: Retrospective ‘Forty Years a Member’ – Best known for his
impressionistic oil paintings of the North Wales landscape, Keith Gardner has been a member of the
RCA for 40 years. We celebrate his work in this exhibition featuring over 120 paintings.
• Until 27 April – Wil Rowlands RCA: Erosion 2 – Elected to the RCA in 2017, this is Wil Rowlands’ first
exhibition at the Cambrian. His luminous work explores the Anglesey landscape.
. Open Tuesday to Saturday from 11am to 5pm. Phone:
01492 593413. Visit the website for details of more activities at this site: www.rcaconwy.org
Simply the best Antique Collectors and Vintage Fairs
Mondays and Thursdays from 22nd – 9 – 4 – Betws-Y-CoedIt is a small busy friendly Fair, located in a Church Hall in the centre of Betws-y-Coed, North Wales. A village in Snowdonia National Park with beautiful surroundings, many shops and surrounding cafes and restaurants. Close to the Station and bus stops. Maximum 15 stalls, no dateline but preferably no new goods. Established over 30 years. Selling a wide variety of goods with prices to suit everybody china, glass, jewellery (both costume and fine) books, paintings and prints, postcards, silver, linen and other weird and wonderful things. Stalls £15, please check for availability. Footfall usually over 300
£15 single stall.9 am – 4 pm approx £15 a single stallSt. Mary’s Church Hall, Betws-y-Coed, Conwy LL24 0AAThu 25 Apr, Mon 27 May, Thu 30 May, Thu 6 Jun, Thu 13 Jun, Thu 20 JunContact telephone: 07581397721Call to check latest times or cancellations
We look in detail about an event or issue in the Conwy area
The RYA’s Push the Boat Out (PTBO) campaign is set to return next month, with four venues across North Wales offering free or low cost, sailing and windsurfing taster sessions.
RYA Cymru Wales are heavily involved in the national participation campaign which aims to get more people sailing, windsurfing, having fun and getting active outdoors, with PTBO open days providing visitors with an opportunity to get out on-the-water and to find out more about their local club or training centre
Getting active outdoors has been proven to positively impact physical and mental health. An escape from modern day life, getting out on-the-water is something the whole family can benefit from.
PTBO open days are aimed at complete novices, as well as more experienced sailors, everyone is welcome. All kit and safety equipment will be provided, visitors just need to bring a pair of old trainers they don’t mind getting wet, and a sense of fun and adventure.
There are 20 clubs and watersports centres around Wales who will be offering free or cheap sailing opportunities through the month of May.
North Wales is well catered for with Pwllheli, Colwyn Bay Watersports, Llandudno and Port Dinorwic all involved.
Port Dinorwic will be offering free taster sessions in a variety of dinghies and small cruisers on May 10 and 28, from 6.30pm to 8.30pm, with buoyancy aids, wetsuits and other equipment available for free use. Changing and refreshment facilities in a centrally heated clubhouse (with free WiFi) are also available.
Pwllheli will be offering taster sailing for the opportunity to try yachts or dinghies between midday and 4pm on May 11, open to everyone including children and young people, friends and family of existing members or customers.
Colwyn Bay Watersports will be offering free kayak hire on the May 11, from 10.15am to 6pm, then a sailing and windsurfing taster on May 12 at 9.30am until around midday. It is open to anyone.
Llandudno will hold a club open day with instructor lead dinghy sailing experiences, open to all ages, on May 18, from 10am to 4pm.
RYA Cymru Wales acting chief executive Mike Butterfield welcomed the involvement of the clubs around Wales. “It is great to see so many clubs in Wales opening their doors to give people the opportunity to try sailing through the month of May.
“There will be a wide variety of opportunities from the traditional dinghy sailing, to larger boats, powerboating and other watersports.
“RYA Cymru Wales are committed to trying to expand the opportunities to take part in sailing through schemes such as Push the Boat Out and our charity All Afloat.”
RYA Programmes Manager, Michelle Gent commented: “We are delighted that for the second year running, Push the Boat Out will be returning for the whole of May. Open days are a fantastic day out for the whole family and a brilliant opportunity to have a go at some on-the-water activity. Many venues will also be organising tea, cake and barbeques so it’s a real opportunity to appreciate the club hospitality and get stuck in.
“We are encouraging as many people as possible to give it a go and are asking the sailing community to spread the word and invite colleagues, friends and family to come along. Whether you’re a beginner or a seasoned sailor looking for a way back in, there will be something for everyone – find out what’s going on in your local area and get involved.”
Last year, more than 39,000 people across the UK attended a PTBO open day, inspiring thousands of new sailors to join their local club.
Find out more about the Push the Boat Out campaign and events near you atwww.rya.org.uk/ptbo.
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