HELFA GELF ART TRAIL
Saturday – Sunday – 11 – 5 – All across the county of Conwy and beyond!
Every weekend this September, forge your own art trail around the area, calling in on painters, sculptors, photographers, jewellery makers, woodworkers, potters, textile workers, glass makers, basket weavers, printers, each one with a highly individual skill. Seeing an artist in action, chatting over a cup tea amongst the paints, clay and saw-dust gives you a real insight into the artistic process. And with over 250 to choose from there’s definitely something for everyone.
Take this great opportunity to hunt down those undiscovered art treasures and see how they’re made – whether you are just curious about what artists and craftspeople do in their studios, or want to start your own collection of interesting artworks bought direct from the makers.
For more info go to : https://helfagelf.co.uk/
Incredible Edible Hedgerow Planting
Saturday 10 – 2 – Llandudno Junction
Come along to Bryn Eglwys off Victoria Drive – help plant an edible hedgerow, bring your own apples for pressing and have fun with this exciting new projet.
All ages welcome!
Drysau Agored/Open Doors
Sunday – 9 – 4 – Gwrych Castle, Abergele
Gwrych Castle is a Grade I listed country house in North Wales, one of the first attempts at replicating true medieval architecture in Europe. It stands in 250 acres of gardens and grounds. Free access to parkland only from 9am to 4pm;
Sunday – 2 – 4 – St Benedict’s Church, Gyffin, Conwy
Visit this charming small church on an ancient site, part of which date to the 12th century. Open 2pm to 4pm;
Saturday and Sunday – 10 – 4 – Conwy Castle
Entry charges apply. Phone: 01492 592358. Web: www.cadw.gov.wales/ -Conwy Castle.
Admission is free.
Saturday and Sunday – Plas Mawr, Conwy
Plas Mawr stands as a symbol of a prosperous, buoyant age. The Elizabethan era. The finest town house of its period in Britain.
Its owner Robert Wynn, an influential merchant of great repute, was particularly fond of grandeur and colour. He also liked entertaining lavishly. Behold his finest hour, a grand house built between 1576 and 1585 in the heart of medieval Conwy’s narrow cobbled streets. A house which more than matched his grandiose ambitions.
Particularly exquisite is the ornamental plasterwork in the hall, now repainted in vivid original colours. There’s not an inch that doesn’t impress, from plasterwork ceilings to friezes and skilful carpentry. Look out for the initials ‘RW’ on various crests and coats of arms, lest you forget the master of the mansion and payer of all bills.
Tours at 11am, 1pm and 3pm
Booking is essential. Please phone 01492 580167 to book your place.
Saturday and Sunday – 10 -4 – Rhuddlan Castle
Am ganrifoedd, bu Castell Rhuddlan yn lleoliad strategol a welodd lawer o frwydrau gwaedlyd. Llwyddodd Edward I i atal yr ymosodwyr yn ddigon hir i adeiladu castell cymesur cadarn gan ddefnyddio’r dechnoleg ‘muriau o fewn muriau’ ddiweddaraf. Roedd angen i Edward I gael mynediad i’r môr er mwyn cyflenwi ei gastell felly dargyfeiriodd Afon Clwyd am dros 2 filltir er mwyn darparu sianel dŵr dwfn ar gyfer llongau. Mae olion porth afon amddiffynnol i’w gweld o hyd yng nghylch allanol y muriau. Chwaraeodd y castell rôl allweddol hefyd yn hanes Cymru: dyma lle y cafodd system newydd o lywodraeth Seisnig ei sefydlu dros lawer o Gymru gan Statud Rhuddlan (1284) – cytundeb a barhaodd tan y Ddeddf Uno yn 1536. Ar ôl y Rhyfel Cartref, ystyriwyd bod y castell yn anghynaliadwy – dyna’r rheswm dros ei gyflwr heddiw.
Cyfarwyddiadau – Ffordd: Rhuddlan ar hyd yr A525 neu’r A547. Rheilffordd: 4 milltir/6km Rhyl, Caer – llwybr Prestatyn/Llandudno. Bws 250 llath/220 metr Gwasanaethau 35/36 y Rhyl – Rhuddlan/ Prestatyn, a gwasanaeth 51, Dinbych – y Rhyl.
Dyddiadau, amseroedd a phrisiau
29 Med – 30 Med 2018
10.00am – 4.00pm
Oedolyn – Am ddim / free
Teulu – Am ddim / free
Pensiynwyr, myfyrwyr a phlant o dan 16 – Am ddim / free
Aelod – Am ddim / free
Pobl anabl a chydymaith – Am ddim / free
1 to 30 September – Llangelynnin Old Church – Enjoy the very special setting of this 12th century
church, 900 feet above Henryd, alongside the ancient St Celynnin’s Well with the beauty and
serenity that captures the pilgrim heart. Open 9am to 6pm.
• 1 to 30 September – St Mary’s Church, Conwy – Older than Conwy Castle itself, this historic and
vibrant church in the heart of the town originated as a Cistercian Abbey in the 12th century and was
the burial place of Llywelyn the Great. Open weekdays 10am to 4pm; weekends 10am to 12pm;
• 1 to 30 September – Dolgarrog Community Centre – A museum/exhibition to commemorate the
1925 Dam Disaster and history of the village. Open 1pm to 5pm;
1 to 30 September – St Mary’s Church, Trefriw – A church was built here around 1220. Legend
has it that Llywelyn the Great built the church for his English wife, Joan, and the church features
a lovely Llywelyn and Joan stained glass window. Open 10am to 4pm;
• 1 to 30 September – St Michael’s Old Church, Betws-y-Coed – A Grade II* listed building from
the 14th century, standing on the site of a much earlier church. Open 10am to 5pm throughout
September with Flower Festival 7-9 September from 11am to 2pm;
• 1 to 30 September – St Rhychwyn’s Church, Llanrhychwyn, Trefriw – Parts of St Rhychwyn
are thought to date to the 11th century. Experience the sense of antiquity in this beautiful rural
church, thought to be the oldest in Wales. Open 10am to 4pm;
• 1 to 30 September – Zion Chapel, Rowen – Built in 1819 and extended in 1864. With its
square plan and three aisles rising to the rear of the building, it is a fine example of a traditional
nonconformist chapel. Open 10am to 5pm;
Thursday – Pontio, Studio – Bangor
Co-host of the Rhod Gilbert Radio Show
“Brilliant, Charming, Understated”
“One of the sharpest comedic minds on the circuit”
“Tiernan boasts a magnificent curl in her lip and snarl in her voice”
The Sunday Times
“The fastest-rising comedy talent in the country”
“A distinctive, inspired comic mind”
“His innate comic timing, insightful digressions and ability to think on his feet puts him alongside the most talented and genuinely funny comedians.”
“An assured delivery and a pleasantly boisterous demeanour”
Tel: 01248 38 38 28
Macmillan Coffee Mornings
Saturday – 10am – Colwyn Bay
The Denbighshire Arts Society will be hosting a MacmillanCoffee morning/day to raise funds for Macmillan. Cakes and refreshments available for the day for donations/sale to help this amazing cause that support so many through difficult times. Coffee Morning event at the Studio, on Penrhos Road, Colwyn Bay from 10 am on Saturday – all are welcome.
As well as tea, coffee, biscuits and homemade cakes, there will be examples of members artwork on view.
Friday 10 – 12 – Rhos-On-Sea
On Friday Rhos on Sea Country Market will be supporting the Macmillan Coffee Morning alongside The Alzheimer Society. We will be open 10 – 12 as normal with all our usual stalls. Our bakers will be donating cupcakes to support Macmillan. Please come along and give us your support.
Tel: 07540 274495
Saturday – 10:30 – 4 – Colwyn Bay – Bespoke Crafts and gifts
Coffee morning/day to raise funds for Macmillan. Cakes and refreshments available for the day for donations/sale to help this amazing cause that support so many through difficult times.
at 26 Sea View Rd, Colwyn Bay LL29 8 DG
Thursday – 11 – 2 – Llanfairfechan
Key Training Academy are holding a MacMillan Coffee Morning Event on Thursday 27th September. 11am-2pm. Please pop into the Office on Station Rd for Coffee/Tea & Cake to support this worthy cause. We look forward to seeing you. ☕️🍰
Saturday – 10 – noon – Llanelian
All welcome at Llanelian church for coffee, cake and good company
Friday 10:30 – noon – Llandudno – Holy Trinity Church Hall
Every £1 raised will help make sure no one faces cancer alone in North Wales and across the UK.
Seaside Follies – Free Family Entertainment
Saturday – 11 – 4:30 – Llandudno
Join Venue Cymru at Llandudno promenade Saturday, 29 September for a special, FREE celebratory day of Pierrots, storytelling, songs, magic and more.
To mark the culmination of a six-month project to reawaken the Pierrots of Llandudno, in particular troupes run by the famous Will Catlin, we’ve organised a FREE day of traditional seaside entertainment that will take place on the stretch of the promenade from Venue Cymru to the Pier, focused mainly around the bandstand and entrance to Pier.
Llandudno Town Hall Flea Market
Llandudno’s very popular Indoor Flea Market crammed with Vintage, Antiques, Curios, Collectables, Crafts, Clothes and so so much more
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.
Tel: 0798 995554
Feathered Friends Food Festival
Saturday 11 and 3pm
feeders to take home. A small charge will apply for activities. Join us between 11am and 3pm.
Saturday and Sunday 10 – 4
and felt animals. Come and join us in The Lookout from 10am to 4pm. Free event.
Under One Rock Storytelling and activities
Sunday – 11 – 12:15
living under one rock before you go on a minibeast hunt yourself and make bug environmental art!
Suitable for ages 3-6 years. From 11am to 12.15pm.
Saturday – 12 – 10pm -Llanrwst
Join us for a great day in Llanrwst, filled with the best food, drink, arts, crafts, music, and entertainment North West Wales has to offer!
Ymunwch â ni am diwrnod yn Llanrwst llawn bwyd, diod, celf, chrefft, cerddoriaeth, ac adloniant gorau sydd gan Gogledd Cymru i gynnig!
Tickets available in advance: http://themovablefeast.org/en/tickets/
Tickets are £6.50/ Concessions £4.50- Children under 14 go FREE!
Dogs on leads are welcome.
Main Stage line up includes:
Billy Bibby & The Wry Smiles – https://www.billybibby.com
Rodney Brannigan – http://www.rodneybranigan.com
Band Pres Llareggub – https://bandpresllareggub.bandcamp.com
Sera & The Suspects – https://serasongs.com
Castles – http://www.castlesofficial.com
Omaloma – https://m.soundcloud.com/omaloma
Bardd – http://martindaws.com
Gintis – https://soundcloud.com/gintis
Ghost Buskers – http://tapemusicandfilm.co.uk/whats-on/ghostbuskers
Saturday 29th Sept
Courteous Thief – https://www.courteousthief.co.uk
Colossous – https://cegrecords.com/colossous
Yuke Waves – https://www.facebook.com/ukewaves
+ CEG’s – Yn y Golau Young Artists
The local food & drinks vendors and producers joining us will be:
Anglesey Brewing Company
The Little Food Hut
Flour&Flame Wood Fired Pizza
Maggies Exotic Foods
Alot of Waffle
Aber Falls Distillery
Army Benevolent Fund
Ruby Turner at Theatr Colwyn
Saturday – 7:30 – Colwyn Bay
Theatr Colwyn – Abergele Road, Colwyn Bay. Phone: 01492 577888/872000. Web:
Saturday – 12 – 10pm – Llanrwst
Snowdonfest is amaxing value. A quality line up of Welsh acts on two stages for only £6.50 for an adult!
Music on the main stage;
12pm – Alys Williams
1.15pm – Bardd
2.30pm – Gintis
3.45pm – Sera a’r Suspects
5pm – Band Pres Llareggub
6.15pm – Rodney Brannigan
7.30pm – Omaloma
8.45pm – Castles
Plus an acoustic stage.
The event page is here https://m.facebook.com/events/1500426600055897/
The Retro Brothers
Saturday- 8:30 – Llandudno Junction Community Club
A Celebratory Concert
Friday – 8pm – Bangor
To celebrate the opening of the refurbished Gorad restaurant and the success of local talents, we will be holding a special concert at Theatr Bryn Terfel in the company of Côr Ieuenctid Môn, Gruffydd Wyn Roberts – a former member of the choir and who reached the final of Britain’s Got Talent- Aelwyd JMJ at Bangor University and Band Pres Llareggub.
Côr Ieuenctid Môn has now been performing for over twelve years. By now it has over 150 members and three choirs who enjoy singing under the musical direction of the choir, namely the Junior Choir, the Youth Choir and Coda. The choir has performed at some of Wales’ principal venues and beyond, including London’s Albert Hall and Birmingham Symphony Hall. Their highlights in recent years included celebrating their first decade, singing with Bryn Terfel, winning the Côr Cymru Youth Choir Championship, and successes at the National Eisteddfod, including being crowned Choir of the Festival at the National Eisteddfod at Bodedern in 2017.
Gruffydd Wyn Roberts was an ardent member of the choir and they look forward immensely to sharing the stage with Gruff again. Pontio is also very glad to give this opportunity to perform to a member of its front of house staff and is very proud of his recent success.
Following the success of Aelwyd JMJ at the Urdd National Eisteddfod at Llanelwedd this year, they will be joining us to perform a selection of their programme. At the festival they were awarded three first prizes, three seconds and one third, the Aelwyd’s greatest success to date.
Band Pres Llareggub is the original concept of Owain Roberts who thought about the idea as he pined for home in faraway London. Based on the brass band traditions of the Snowdonia district, you will hear Band Pres Llareggub blowing, shouting, jumping and dancing their way to your ears by combining various genres to provide an energetic and memorable experience. By combining elements of Hip Hop, Drum’n’Bass and New Orleans Jazz with Welsh hymns and Dafydd Iwan’s anthems, you will undoubtedly savour something new in their live performances!
Tel: 01248 38 38 28
Carmen – Russian State Opera
Friday – 7:30 – Venue Cymru – Llandudno
The most powerful, enjoyable and tuneful opera.
“Always top-quality productions from this producer”
Stage Talk Magazine
Featuring an impressive cast and accompanied by a live Orchestra numbering over 30 musicians
After its successful season of Madama Butterfly and Tosca last year, Russian State Opera returns to delight you with the powerful and dramatic production of Carmen – feel the thrill of fiery passion, jealousy and violence of 19th century Seville Bizet’s most popular opera.
Carmen tells the story of the downfall of Don José, a naïve soldier who falls head over heels in love with Carmen, a seductive, free-spirited femme fatale. The infatuated Don José abandons his childhood sweetheart and neglects his his military duties, only to lose the fickle Carmen to the glamorous toreador Escamillo.
The music of Carmen has been widely acclaimed for the brilliance of its melodies, enthralling atmosphere and orchestration, as well as for the skill with which Bizet musically represented the emotions and suffering of his characters.
The Toreador Song is among the best known of all operatic arias.
The rich and colourful vigour of the gypsies’ scenes will have you on the edge of your seat, the vibrancy, enthusiasm and intensity of the performances will reverberate long after the final curtain has fallen.
Love, treachery, passion and betrayal, Carmen has it all.
For more information, please visit out website www.russian-state-opera.co.uk
Tel: 01492 872000
Conwy Real Ale Trail
Saturday 11 – 11 – Llandudno – Llysfaen – Llandudno
This one-day event allows you and your friends to have an awesome day out without the worries of who’s gonna be the designated driver! We’re taking care of the transport and the hospitality, all you have to worry about is knowing where you’re meeting your friends!
Visit 7 Real Ale pubs and 2 special microbreweries.
Hop on and off anytime you want between 11am and 11pm!
Gwyl Bach Mihangel – Little Michaelmas Festival
Friday – 7pm – Penmachno
@ St Mary’s Church – Cor Penmachno with Dafydd Huw, Cerrigydrudion Band and local talent Concert.
Saturday – 6pm – St Michael’s Church –
Service and Talk on Palestine by Rev John P Butler7.30pm @ St Mary’s Church – In the Psalm of her Hand performance by Jane Sutcliffe followed by 9pm @ St Mary’s Church – Music by Cath Meurig from her new album ‘Taith’
Sunday- 9:30 AM 9.30am
@ St Gwyddelan’s Church, Dolwyddelan – Joint service for Harvest
8pm @ St Mary’s Church – Cor Meibion Caernarfon close the 2018 Male Voice Choirs Concert Season
Cruse Bereavement Care Annual Concert
Saturday – 7pm – Rhos-On-Sea
Ocean Film Festival
Saturday – 7pm – Venue Cymru – Llandudno
Calling all ocean lovers! The annual Ocean Film Festival is sweeping towards Llandudno with a brand new selection of the world’s most amazing ocean films, from both above and below the surface.
Brought to you by the team behind the Banff Film Festival UK Tour, this collection of short films celebrates divers, paddlers, surfers and oceanographers who live for the sea’s salt spray. Be wowed at the mind blowing marine life; exhilarated by the power of the waves, and inspired by the characters who dedicate their lives to answering the call of the ocean.
Visit www.oceanfilmfestival.co.uk for more.
Photograph by Eusebio Saenz de Santamaria
Age Guidance: 12A*
* Under 12s can attend if they are accompanied by an adult.
Tel: 01492 872000
Sunday – 12 – 6pm – Llandudno
Jabberwocky are a four piece band playing classic
pop, blues and soul from the 1960s 70s, 80s on the North Shore Promenade Bandstand, Llandudno. Phone:
01745 550564. Web: www.jabberwockygroup.com/
Snowdonia Endurance Trail
Saturday – Llanrwst
Weekend in Llanrwst. The course itself will be made up of an exhilarating 5km ‘loop’ and runners
can choose between a 1 hour, 2 hour or 3 hour long option to complete as many laps in that time
as possible. From Gwydir Park, Llanrwst. See website for event information and registration details:
Cars & Coffee on the Prom
Sunday – 9 – 2 – Rhos-On-Sea
summer from April to September for owners and lovers of classic and vintage cars. Attendance is free, so come along and meet like-minded enthusiasts to share stories, boast or covet. Everyone is welcome. On the Promenade, Rhos-on-Sea from 9am to 2pm. Phone: 07962 421417. Web: www.facebook.com/groups/272196209803253/
Classic Movie Club
Every 1st and 3rd Friday of the month – 2pm – Llanrhos
Come along to Llanrhos Old School and see a classic movie twice a month.
Cakes and drinks from 2:00
Rhos-on-Sea Country Market
Every Friday until 21 December – 10 – 12
everyone welcome. At the United Reformed Church, Colwyn Avenue, Rhos-on-Sea
Phone: 01492 544920
Male Voice Choir Concerts
Every Tuesday and Thursday until 18 October -8pm – Llandudno
Enjoy the wonderful sound of Wales in the beautiful atmosphere of St John’s. Singing in both Welsh and
English. At St John’s Methodist Church, Mostyn Street, Llandudno from 8pm.
Tickets: £7 (£1 discount for Conwy card holders).
Phone: 01492 860439. Web: www.stjohnsllandudno.org/
Antique, Collectors and Vintage Fair
Every Thursday in September – 9 – 4 – Betws-Y-Coed
A very popular Antique and Collectors Fair in the Snowdonia National Park. We have on sale a wide variety of
goods with prices to suit everybody. At St Mary’s Church Hall, Holyhead Road, Betws-y-Coed
from 9am to 4pm.
Admission: adult 50p, child under 16 free.
Phone: 01492 518597. Web:
Male Voice Choir Concerts
Every Tuesday and Thursday until 18 October -8pm – Llandudno
English. At St John’s Methodist Church, Mostyn Street, Llandudno from 8pm. Tickets: £7 (£1
discount for Conwy card holders). Phone: 01492 860439. Web: www.stjohnsllandudno.org/
15 September to 20 October – 11 – 5 – Conwy
Phone: 01492 593413. Web: www.rcaconwy.org
MOSTYN – Llandudno
Arney; Phil Green; Janet Roberts; Dorothy Taylor. The exhibition is curated
by Barry Morris.
works from the David Roberts Collection. This exhibition explores shifts in perception of objects and
materials from contemporary daily life.
Sunday, 10.30am to 4pm. Phone: 01492 879201. Visit the website
for details of more activities at this site: www.mostyn.org
Conwy Country Market
Every Tuesday – 9:45 – noon – Conwy
We have a fabulous range of unique handmade crafts, including jewellery, greeting cards, knitted, crocheted, sewn and wooden items, along with seasonal plants, vegetables and fresh flowers. We also sell delicious home baking including cakes, biscuits and savouries and also preserves, jams and marmalade. Orders can be taken. Our café offers a very good selection of teas, coffees and snacks. As well as Facebook you can find us on Line-Up.
Country Markets members are of all ages and from all walks of life, but they are all passionate about offering the best quality local produce. All products sold at a Country Market are made by the members themselves in their own kitchens, grown in their own gardens or crafted in their own homes.
Every Tuesday at the Conwy Comrades Club.
Lots of delicious home-made food – all welcome!
We are situated opposite the Conwy Visitor’s Centre near the Conwy Castle car park. Look for our flags and signs!
Wildlife Art Exhibition
Wed- Sunday ( until end of Sept ) – 11 – 5 – Pensychnant – Conwy
Over 200 prints and originals by local artists – tea and coffee and cakes available in the lounge or on the lawns.
Visit the beautiful wildlife garden – donations appreciated.
For more info go to:https://www.facebook.com/Pensychnant/