R Escape Reality Cardiff Escape Reality, John Street, Cardiff. Mon-Fri Sun 1.30-9pm; Sat 12-9pm, £16-£20 per player. Info 029 2132 3120 / firstname.lastname@example.org. Escape room setup where players have an hour to solve puzzles and exit the room in question. Offers each day for hen/stage parties, corporate events etc.
R NoFit State Circus Classes And Courses Four Elms Road, Adamsdown, Cardiff. £4-£12 per class. Info 029 2022 1330 / www.nofitstate.org. Classes for various age groups on every day; check the website for full details.
R Up Side Down Circus Classes Cave Venture Workshops, Tremorfa Industrial Estate, Cardiff. Info 029 2048 8854 / email@example.com. Classes for various skill levels on every day; check the website for full details.
R Adult Give It A Go Climbing Session Boulders, St Catherine’s Park, Cardiff. 6.30-7.50pm, £15. Info 029 2048 4880. Every Tuesday to Thursday.
Beginners Ballet Dance House, Wales Millennium Centre, Cardiff Bay. 6.15-7.30pm, £6. Info 029 2063 5614. Covering key ballet principles including developing core strength, improving posture, basic steps, flexibility and coordination. Hosted by National Dance Company Wales.
Beginners Contemporary Dance Dance House, Wales Millennium Centre, Cardiff Bay. 7.30-8.45pm, £6. Info 029 2063 5614. Exploring the basic principles of contemporary dance through a set of exercises. Hosted by National Dance Company Wales.
Caban Sgriblio Brecon Library. 4-6pm, free. Info 01873 811579. Drop-in creative writing sessions led by Uschi Turoczy. Running throughout summer but with no set finish date at present.
English Conversation Group For Beginners M.A.D.E. Gallery & Shop, Cardiff. 11am, free. Info 029 2047 3373. Led by a qualified English language teacher.
Mid Wales Dance Academy Theatr Brycheiniog, Brecon. Info 01874 623219. With Lesley Walker. Also on Thursdays, Fridays aand Saturdays.
Open Mic Night Porter’s, Cardiff. 8pm. Info firstname.lastname@example.org.
R SeeWales Sightseeing Day Tour National Museum Cardiff (pickup point). 9am-5.30pm, £5 off if you present this magazine. Info 029 2022 7227 / www.seewales.com. Tuesdays and Fridays: Mines & Mountains, visiting Big Pit Mining Museum and Brecon Beacons National Park. Wednesdays and Saturdays: Romans & Ruins, visiting Caerleon, Caerwent, Tintern Abbey, the Wye Valley, Abbey Mill Craft Centre and Raglan Castle. Thursdays and Sundays: Golden Gower, visintg visits the Gower, Swansea Bay, Parc-Le-Breos, the Dylan Thomas Centre and more.
Djembe Drumming Workshops Ocean Arts Cardiff, Cardiff Bay. 6.30-9.30pm, £5/£3. Info
email@example.com. 6.30-8pm: beginners (£3); 8.15-9.30pm: intermediate/ advanced (£5). Drop-in classes.
Welsh Conversation For Learners M.A.D.E. Gallery & Shop, Cardiff. 10am, free. Info 029 2047 3373. Led by a qualified Welsh language teacher.
FAN Group Meeting Cardiff Central Library. 5.30pm, free. Info www.thefancharity.org. Meet new people, make friends and get to know your neighbours.
Learn To Roller Skate Cardiff Central Youth Club, Cardiff. 6-7.30pm, £4/£40 for eight weeks at two sessions per week. Info www.brawlers.co.uk. With Cardiff roller derby team Tiger Bay Brawlers; fully coached and with veteran skater lead. Also on every Sunday.
Mid Wales Dance Academy Theatr Brycheiniog, Brecon. Info 01874 623219.
Singing For Lung Health Bridges Centre, Drybridge House, Monmouth. 11am-12pm, £3. Info 03000 555555. New singing group set up by the British Lung Foundation and open to anyone living with a lung condition.
Yinyasa Yoga Class Cathays Community Centre. 1.05-1.55pm, £5. Info facebook.com/yinyasacardiff.
Yoga First Floor, 3 Assembly Square, Britannia Quay, Cardiff Bay. 12.30-1.15pm, £5. Info firstname.lastname@example.org. With Mat Roblin.
Bingo Lingo The Depot, Cardiff. 6pm, £5. Info www.depotcardiff.co.uk. Features street food, a wheel of fortune and “rubbish prizes”. Also in Newport on Sat 29 this month.
English Conversation Group For Advanced Adult Learners M.A.D.E. Gallery & Shop, Cardiff. 11am, free. Info 029 2047 3373. Led by a qualified English language teacher.
Mid Wales Dance Academy Theatr Brycheiniog, Brecon. Info 01874 623219.
Rhiwbina Farmers Market The Butchers Arms, Rhiwbina. 10am-1pm, free. Info 029 2022 7982.
Mid Wales Dance Academy Theatr Brycheiniog, Brecon. Info 01874 623219.
Roath Real Food Market Mackintosh Sports Club Car Park, Roath, Cardiff. 9.30am-1pm, free. Info 029 2022 7982.
Cooper’s Quiz Porter’s, Cardiff. 8pm, £1 to play. Info email@example.com. Hosted by Ben Cooper.
Draw Somebody’s Sunday Body Little Man Coffee Co, Cardiff. 1.30-3.30pm, £7.50. Info 07830 381930. Hosted by Cardiff Life Model.
Learn To Roller Skate Cardiff Central Youth Club, Cardiff. 12-1pm, £3/£40 for eight weeks at two sessions per week. Info www.brawlers.co.uk. Uncoached session hosted by Tiger Bay Brawlers.
Riverside Farmers’ Market Fitzhammon Embankment, Cardiff. 10am-2pm, free. Info 029 2022 7982. Always worth a trip.
Sunday Board Games Cardiff Chapter Arts Centre, Cardiff. 3pm, free. Info 029 2030 4400. Weekly session featuring a mixture of competitive and co-operative games.
MONDAY 1 JULY
Blink In Mirrors: Those Glorious Imperfections Shift, Cardiff. 7pm, free. Info firstname.lastname@example.org. Poetry night, tkaing place here on the first Monday of each month.
R Have Fun / Meet New People Grangetown Community Choir Cornwall Street Baptist Church Hall. Grangetown, Cardiff. 7.30-9.30pm, £10 per session/£80 for 12 sessions. Info email@example.com. With Pauline Down, every Monday this summer.
Live Poets Society Cinema & Co, Swansea. 7pm, free (£4 donation welcomed). Info 07982 624959. Poets this evening include Gemma June Howell, Phil Knight, Rhoda Thomas, Iqbal Malik, Matt and Tim Evans.
Paul Harrison Glee Club, Cardiff Bay. 7pm, £20. Info 0871 4720400. Talk, Inside The Mind Of The Serial Killer, whose content is presumably explained by its title.
R Piggy Walking With A ‘Pig-Nic’ Senni Valley, Brecon Beacons. £30/£20 under-16s. Info 01874 749092. Take a pair of friendly Kune Kune pigs (from New Zealand, look a bit like Ewoks) for a walk, then return to the smallholding for refreshments. Also on Tue 9, Mon 22 and Fri 26.
R Toddler Time National History Museum, St Fagans. 1.30pm, free. Info 029 2057 3500. Themed toys and activities with Museum staff. Also on Mon 8 and Mon 15 this month.
TUESDAY 2 JULY
Board Games The Gate, Cardiff. 6.30-11pm, £3.50. Info 029 2048 3344. Hosted by Rules Of Play on the first Tuesday of every month.
Chapter Readings: Cicadas Chapter Arts Centre, Cardiff. 6.30pm, free. Info 029 2030 4400. Spoken word/recital evening featuring James Tyson and hosted by Valmai Jones.
R Explore Books National Waterfront Museum, Swansea. 10.30am, free. Info 029 2057 3600. Discuss authors and books old and new, the theme this month being biographies. Also on Tue 9.
Leather Espadrille Sandal Making Workshop M.A.D.E. Gallery, Cardiff. 10.30am-1.30pm 6.30-9.30pm, £30 per session. Info firstname.lastname@example.org. Lark Design Make craft workshop.
Life Writing Peak, The Old School, Crickhowell. 2-4pm, £45. Info 01873 811579. With Renée Stanton. Every Tuesday until 16 July.
R Uplift Singing Sessions Theatr Brycheiniog, Brecon. 12.30-1.30pm, £5/£4. Info 01874 611622. Every Tuesday this month.
WEDNESDAY 3 JULY
Gardens Walk And Talk: Summer National History Museum, St Fagans. 11am, £2. Info 029 2057 3500. Join members of the St Fagans gardening team for a tour of the gardens looking at plants of interest this season, with tips about how to grow them.
R Hedgehog Experience West Wales Hedgehog Rescue, Lampeter. £45. Info 01874 749092. Be a volunteer at a hedgehog rescue for three hours as part of a very small group. A Good Day Out event. Also on Wed 17, Sat 27 and Wed 31 this month.
Jill Furmanovsky Art Shop & Chapel, Abergavenny. 7.30pm, £11. Info 01873 852960. Talk by rock photographer to the stars, who’s been in the biz since the 70s.
Reminiscence Monthly Museum Of Cardiff, The Hayes, Cardiff. 11am-1pm, free. Info 029 2034 6214. Come to the museum and share your memories of Cardiff, on the first Wednesday of every month. Museum Of Cardiff is the new name for Cardiff Story.
R Scandinavian Language Meetup Group The Philharmonic, Cardiff. 7pm, free. Info meetup.com. Every three weeks; also on Wed 24 this month.
Wasteless Garden Little Man Coffee Co, Cardiff. 6.30-9pm, £11. Info email@example.com. Hosted by Green City.
THURSDAY 4 JULY
Bridgend Writers’ Circle Carnegie House, Bridgend. 7pm, free. Info 01656 815757. Meeting here on the first Thursday of every month.
First Thursday Chapter Arts Centre, Cardiff. 7.30pm, £2.50. Info 029 2030 4400. New poetry and fiction, this month hosted by Seren’s poetry editor Amy Wack.
Imperfect Wasters The Gate, Cardiff. 8-10pm, £6. Info 029 2048 3344. An interview/Q&A with Sophie Rae from Ripple Living, a sustainable shop in Roath quite near to this venue.
R Japanese Language Meetup Group The Philharmonic, Cardiff. 7pm, free. Info meetup.com. Every three weeks; also on Thurs 25 this month.
Macrame Bottle Holder Workshop M.A.D.E. Gallery, Cardiff. 6.30-8.30pm, £12. Info firstname.lastname@example.org. Lark Design Make craft workshop aimed at anyone over 11.
Open Mic Night Druidstone Hotel, Narberth. 8pm, free. Info 01834 869323. Hosted by Span Arts and National Theatre Wales and featuring at least 15 performers in various artistic disciplines.
R Tuneless Choir Cardiff Pontcanna Scout Hall, Cardiff. 7.30-9.30pm, £10 first session/£7 drop-in/£40 for eight weeks. Info 07745 683723. Choir, led by Laura Woodford, for people who want to sing but can’t carry a tune. Also on Thurs 11 and Thurs 18 this month.
FRIDAY 5 JULY
An Evening With Ray Parlour Barry Island Sports & Social Club. 8pm, £25 adv/£55 VIP. Info 01446 737339. Ex-Arsenal and England player takes time out from tweeting photos of bottles of lager to tell some anecdotes here. Hosted by comedian Lenny Dee. Presented by Mack Events.
R Bingo Lingo The Depot, Cardiff. 6pm, £5. Info www.depotcardiff.co.uk. Features street food, a wheel of fortune and “rubbish prizes”. Every Friday this month.
R Cardiff International Food & Drink Festival Oval Basin, Cardiff Bay. 12-7pm, free. Info 029 2087 2087. Annual weekender. There’s normally some nice stuff to eat and drink here, as well as live music and street entertainment. This year is the 20th festival as well. (Until Sun 7)
Cardiff Inter Varsity Club Meeting Park Plaza Hotel, Cardiff. 8.30pm, £5 (three-month trial membership). Info 07526 141392 / www.cardiffivc.org.uk. Meeting here on the first Friday of each month.
Cathy Ace Worm’s Head Hotel, Rhossili, Gower, Swansea. 3pm, £10. Info email@example.com. Gower Festival presents a talk by Swansea-born crime writer.
How Wales Turned Green Insole Court, Llandaff, Cardiff. 7.15pm, £5. Info 029 2116 7920. Talk by Dr Chris Cleal about about the available evidence for the early evolution of plant life in Wales.
R International Ceramics Festival 2019 Aberystwyth Arts Centre. 10am, £100-£150 weekend/£90-£100 Sat 6 only/£80-£90 Sun 7 only. Info 01970 623232. Annual weekend here featuring live demonstrations, talks, performances and kiln firings by ceramicists from China, France, Italy Japan, Latvia, the USA, Uzbekistan and the UK. More info at www.internationalceramicsfestival.org. (Until Sun 7)
Meet The Maker: Verity Pulford Craft In The Bay, Cardiff Bay. 2.30pm, free. Info 029 2048 4611. North Wales-based glass artists talks about her work.
Swansea Poetry Slam 2019 Cinema & Co, Swansea. 7.30pm, free/£5 to compete. Info 07982 624959. Hosted by Iqbal Malik and with a prize of £100.
R The Gin To My Tonic Show Motorpoint Arena Cardiff. 6.30-10.30pm, £16.50/£38.50 connoisseurs package. Info 029 2022 4488. “Not”, according to the blurb for this touring spirit showcase, “your typical gin event,” although everything they go on to list sound like things which also feature at your typical gin event. On tomorrow also, at 12pm-4pm and 6pm-10pm.
SATURDAY 6 JULY
R Caravan & Motorhome Show Chepstow Racecourse. 10am-5pm. Info 0844 2491000. Might jack it all in and become a practical caravanner. On tomorrow also, from 10am-4pm.
Enfys Craft Fair St. Francis Millennium Centre, Barry. 10am-4pm. Info 01446 792149. Every first Saturday of the month.
Gardeners’ Question time And Plant Fair Insole Court, Llandaff, Cardiff. 10am-4pm, free (suggested donation for Question Time £2). Info 029 2116 7920.
Glamorgan Vintage Iron Horse Society Display Of Tractors Margam Park, nr Port Talbot. 10am, free. Info 01639 881635.
R Good Morning Family Yoga National Waterfront Museum, Swansea. 10am, £4/£1.50 kids. Info 029 2057 3600. Also on Sat 20.
Lit On The Lawn Priory Hotel Festival Marquee, Caerleon. 11am-5pm 7.30pm, £20/£10 day only/£15 evening only. Info 01633 430194. Caerleon Arts Festival event featuring readings, discussion etc.
Mini Mono Workshop The Printhaus, Canton, Cardiff. 1-5pm, £35. Info 029 2022 0349. One-day course on the first Saturday of every month this year.
Monmouthshire Show Monmouthshire Showground, Monmouth. 9am-6pm. Info 01873 890365. Ostensibly an agricultural show but with a bunch of other stalls plus live music etc.
Shibori (Indigo Dye) Workshop M.A.D.E. Gallery, Cardiff. 2-4pm, £25. Info firstname.lastname@example.org. Lark Design Make craft workshop.
Snapped Up Summer Market The Printhaus, Canton, Cardiff. 11am-5pm, free. Info 029 2022 0349. Try your hand at T-shirt printing, pop in to open artist and makers’ studios and browse the stalls full of local arts and crafts.
The Bone Yard Big Summer Bash The Bone Yard, Pontcanna, Cardiff. 12-7pm, free. Info 07738 092524. A bumper version of the regular market here on the first Saturday of the month.
R Wales National Airshow Swansea Bay. Free. Info 01792 637300. Annual event with lots of airplanes doing loops the loops and so forth, plus various other family attractions. On tomorrow also.
SUNDAY 7 JULY
Cardigan Bay Seafood Festival Aberaeron seafront. 10am-4pm, free. Info www.aberaeronfishfest.com. Food demos from noteworthy chefs, free samples, stalls, art.
R Dinky Donkey Walking Venue TBC, Brecon Beacons. £35/£25 under-16s. Info 01874 749092. Spend a couple of hours with a pair of Miniature Mediterranean Donkeys. Also on Sat 13, Thurs 18, Sat 27 and Wed 31 this month.
Echoing Sound & Weave Course Mission Gallery, Swansea. 11am-4pm, £150 (four sessions). Info 01792 652016. Adult workshop, also on Sun 4 Aug.
Healthspan Porthcawl 10k 2019 Porthcawl Pavilion (start and finish point). 9am, £5-£22 to enter/free to spectate. Info www.porthcawl10k.co.uk. Organised by Run 4 Wales.
Taiko Taster Sessions Theatr Brycheiniog, Brecon. 10.30-11.30am 11.45am-1.15pm, £7/£5 kids. Info 01874 611622. Taiko Mynydd Du with a Japanese drumming session. Organised Kaos Circus Masterclasses: Open Door Event Organised Kaos HQ, Heol-Cae-Gurwen, Ammanford. 11.30am-6pm, free. Info 07799 266505. Meet the trainers, watch performances and try some circus skills in an informal setting.
Tough Runner UK: Cardiff Epic 10k Fforest Fawr, nr Cardiff. 10am, £24 to enter/free to spectate. Info email@example.com. Second annual Cardiff date for this national trail race org, this one is in/near the Tongwynlais/Castell Coch type area.
Vertigo Pro Wrestling Jac’s, Aberdare. 2.30-5.30pm, £9 adv/£6 kids. Info 01685 879491. Including a royal rumble type match plus free doughnuts (while stock lasts).
MONDAY 8 JULY
R Cardiff Humanists Event Cardiff Quaker Meeting House, Charles St, Cardiff. 7.30-9.30pm, £2/£1. Info www.cardiffhumanists.co.uk. Taking place on the second Monday of each month; July’s topic is based on a film Morality Of The Tribe, which asks whether it’s possible to treat all people equally.
Gypsy, Roma & Traveller History Month Children’s Festival 2019 St David’s Hall, Cardiff. 10.30am-3pm, free. Info 029 2087 8444.
R Pam Ayres Torch Theatre, Milford Haven. 7.30pm, £25. Info 01646 695267. As interviewed in the June issue of this magazine, cementing our position on the cutting edge of culture. On tomorrow also; in Llanelli on Wed 10.
Soulful Storytelling Little Man Coffee Co, Cardiff. 7pm, £15 adv. Info 07830 381930. Hosted by Soulful Sunrise and also featuring live music. Price includes a drink.
Storytime with Louby Lou Bedwellty House, Tredegar. 11am, £7. Info 01495 355945. Interactive storytelling for kids.
TUESDAY 9 JULY
The Neuroscience Of Love Portland House, Cardiff Bay. 7-9pm, £12 adv. Info 029 2048 7602. Funzing talk by evolutionary anthropologist Dr. Anna Machin.
WEDNESDAY 10 JULY
An Evening with Pam Ayres Y Ffwrnes, Llanelli. 7pm, £25.50. Info 0845 2263510.
R Scriveners Writers’ Group The Badminton Club, Ebbw Vale. 8pm. Info 01495 309863 / firstname.lastname@example.org. Also on Wed 24 this month.
The FIFA Ramble Charity Football Quiz & Live Podcast Little Man Coffee Co, Cardiff. 7pm, £10 adv. Info 07830 381930. In aid of MIND. Organisers do not appear to be affiliated with the international football federation of the same name.
THURSDAY 11 JULY
Company Of Words Showcase Little Man Coffee Co, Cardiff. 6.30pm, £3 (suggested donation). Info 07830 381930. Featuring poet Olivia Tuck and publishing company Black Rabbit Press.
R Craft Night M.A.D.E. Gallery, Cardiff. 6-8.30pm, free. Info email@example.com. Hosted by Lark Design Make; also on Thurs 25 this month.
FRIDAY 12 JULY
R Bridgend County Show Country Showground, nr Pencoed College Campus, Bridgend. 10am-5pm, free. Info 01656 651749. Entertainment, trade stands, horticulture, food, equestrian events and a lot more over three days. (Until Sun 14)
Caitlin Moran Sherman Theatre, Cardiff. 7.30pm, £27. Info 029 2064 6900. Latest show from CM, titled How To Be Famous and based on her book of the same name. Sold out.
R NRT Fest Cwrt Herbert Playing Fields, Neath. 6pm, £20 both days/£14.30 adv. Info 0300 3656677. Two-day event formerly known as Neath Carnival and featuring live music (tonight: The Feeling, The Hat & The Fiddle Band and I Digress; tomorrow: B*Witched, Underline The Sky and The Reflex), a funfair and various stalls.
Penned On The Bont Carnegie House, Bridgend. 7.30pm, £5. Info 01656 815757. Irregular literature event with guest Jonathan Edwards and Zoe Brigley Thompson.
R Ucele Yoga: Yin Yoga Class Natural Health Service, Swansea. 7.30-9pm, £8/£4 for your first class. Info facebook.com/victoriauceleyoga. Quiet, mindful yoga open to all. Here every fortnight; also on Fri 26 this month.
R Vintage For Victory Library Gardens, Whitchurch Village, Cardiff. £40 both days/£25 per day/£30 kids both days/£20 kids per day/free under-12s. Info www.vintageforvictory.co.uk. “Set in the past it celebrates all that was great from the 1940s 50s & 60s”. Gag me with a prison-sharpened spoon. Dance lessons, replica fighter planes, vintage clothing and music. Tonight has an introductory set from Route 403; Sat 13 (starting at 12pm, as does Sun 14) features The Jive Aces, The Satin Dollz, Sarah Collins & Keep The Faith, All That Soul, The London Belles, Elle & The Pocket Belles, Glas, The Hot Rods and Madassa Soul Band; Sun 14 features Big Mac’s Wholly Soul Band,Miss Annie & The Midnight Shift, Jackson Sloan & The Rhythmtones, My Favourite Things, Mr B The Gentleman Rhymer, Glas, The Hot Rods and The Bluejays. (Until Sun 14)
SATURDAY 13 JULY
R Ceramics Workshop UWTSD College Of Art, Swansea. 10.30am-3.30pm, £75 (two days). Info 01792 652016. With Dan Butler. On tomorrow also.
Chilli & Chutney Food Festival Insole Court, Llandaff, Cardiff. 12-6pm, free. Info 029 2116 7920. I think this is based around Indian food but the people organising it aren’t very specific.
Creative Writing Workshop M.A.D.E. Gallery & Shop, Cardiff. 10am-2pm, £35/£25 unwaged. Info 029 2047 3373. With Briony Goffin. Book in advance please.
Dye Garden Walk, Talk And Afternoon Tea National Wool Museum, Dre-fach Felindre. 2-4pm, free. Info 029 2057 3600.
R Edge Of The World Party The Shed At Mwnt, Cardigan. 5-11.30pm, £20 adv. Info 07929 168994. Featuring music from Nigel Clark, Kenneth J Nash, Jack Blackman, The Woo Town Hillbillies, UnPunkt and Dom James; soundtracked silent movies form The Harcourt Players; and a community art piece on the beach tomorrow at 1pm, courtesy of Marc Treanor. Was hoping this was a flat earther festival but I don’t think it is.
Exposure Wrestling; LuchaMania Dolman Theatre, Newport. 6.30pm, from £5. Info 01633 263670. Featuring Lucky Bowden, Axel Carter, Casey Wild, Jay J Roberts and many more.
Funky Craft Fayre Ostreme Centre, Mumbles, Swansea. 10am-4pm. Info firstname.lastname@example.org. Second Saturday of every month.
Fleece To Felt Shearing Experience Brecon Beacons National Park. £90/£45 kids. Info 01874 749092. Full day small group session including shearing and felting with the wool. Price includes lunch. A Good Day Out event.
R Golf: The Celebrity Cup Celtic Manor, nr Newport. 9am, from £22. Info 01633 413000. Annual two-day event (on tomorrow also) where teams of slebs form golf teams to represent Wales (inc. Scott Quinnell), England (inc. Bradley Walsh), Scotland (inc. Jenni Falconer0 and Ireland (inc. Brian McFadden, emulating the leisure activities of Donald Trump instead of spending his day tweeting about how great he is).
R Have A Go Archery Caldicot Castle & Country Park. £1.50 per four arrows. Info 01291 420241. On tomorrow also, plus Sat 27 and Sun 28.
Life Drawing Evening: Dance Days Special National Waterfront Museum, Swansea. 6.30pm, £7.50. Info 029 2057 3600.
Local Archaeology Day: Discover Merthyr’s Hidden Past Cyfarthfa Castle, Merthyr Tydfil. 2pm, free. Info 01685 727371. Talks by various archeological and historical experts. Book in advance please.
Miss Universe GB 2019 The Riverfront, Newport. 7.30pm, £30. Info 01633 656757.
Nimble Fingers Craft Fayre Victoria Hall, Mumbles, Swansea. 10am-4pm, free. Info 07790 298913. On the second Saturday of every month.
Paper Sculpture Craft In The Bay, Cardiff Bay. 10.30am-1pm, £45. Info 029 2048 4611. Create a floral sculpture or tiara,using reclaimed books. With Danielle Sullivan.
R Penarth Summer Festival 2019 The Esplanade, Penarth. 12-7pm, free. Info www.
valeofglamorgan.gov.uk. Today: “the famous” Downhill Derby, entertainment, street food, games, live music and fireworks. Tomorrow: Perarth’s traditional carnival day with free family activities.
Pontypool Party In The Park Pontypool Park. 11am-5pm, free. Info 01495 742805. Featuring live music from Big Mac’s Wholly Soul Band, market stalls, a dog show, a funfair, farm animals and more.
Small Press Day Book & Zine Fair ArcadeCampfa, Cardiff. Info email@example.com. Event designed to spotlight the possibilities of small press publishing and to introduce its practitioners.
Spoken Word Saturday Y Ffwrnes, Llanelli. 3pm, £3. Info 0845 2263510.
Street Food And Live Music Kings Road Yard, Pontcanna, Cardiff. 4-10pm, free. Info 07773 348655. Every second Saturday of the month until October.
Talk At 4 Chapter Arts Centre, Cardiff. 4pm, free. Info 029 2030 4400. This month concerning the exhibition currently running here, Freya Dooley’s The Song Settles Inside Of The Body It Borrows.
Ynyswen Craft Show Ynyswen Welfare Hall, Treorchy. 9am-4.30pm, £5 to set up a table. Info 01443 520299.
Young Writers Squad Dylan Thomas Centre, Swansea. 10am, free. Info 01792 463980. Workshop for 8-11-year-olds, hosted by Emily Vanderploeg.
SUNDAY 14 JULY
Dilys Price OBE Ffresh, Wales Millennium Centre, Cardiff Bay. 7pm, £25/£20. Info 029 2063 6464. See Upfront for an interview with eightysomething skydiver who I imagine has been called a national treasure by someone at some point.
Full Steam Ahead National Waterfront Museum, Swansea. 12-3.30pm, free. Info 029 2057 3600. See the Penydarren steam locomotive replica drive down a track.
Make A Mosaic! Cyfarthfa Castle, Merthyr Tydfil. 1-4pm, £10. Info 01685 727371. A Festival Of British Archaeology 2019 event. All materials provided.
Marina Market Dylan Thomas Square, Swansea. 10am-3pm, free. Info 029 2057 3600. Monthly event selling handcrafted goods and fresh food.
Singalonga Grease Sophia Gardens, Cardiff. 8.30pm, £17/£14 under-16s/free carers. Info 0333 6663366. Cardiff Open Air Theatre Festival screening.
R Walk A Sheep Crai, Brecon Beacons National Park. £35/£25 under-16s. Info 01874 749092. Take a sheep for a walk on a lead in a 200-acre organic farm. A Good Day Out event. Also on Sun 21, Sat 27 and Sun 28 this month.
MONDAY 15 JULY
Dementia Friendly Underground Tours Big Pit National Coal Museum, Blaenafon. Free. Info 029 2057 3650. Book in advance please.
Singalonga Rocky Horror Sophia Gardens, Cardiff. 8.30pm, £17/£14 under-16s/free carers. Info 0333 6663366. Cardiff Open Air Theatre Festival screening.
TUESDAY 16 JULY
Life Drawing Carnegie House, Bridgend. 6.30-8.30pm, £10. Info 01656 815757.
Susie Dent Sherman Theatre, Cardiff. 7.30pm, £22. Info 029 2064 6900. Quiz show doyen with a show titled The Secret Lives Of Words. See Upfront for an interview.
Van Gogh: A Lullaby With Colour The Drill Hall, Chepstow. 7.30-9.30pm, £10/£7. Info 01291 625981. Illustrated talk by Eleanor Bird.
WEDNESDAY 17 JULY
Gill Sims Glee Club, Cardiff Bay. 6.15pm, £15. Info 0871 4720400. A show titled Why Mummy Doesn’t Give A ****, based on a book of the same name which I imagine really stands out in Waterstones thanks to the large implied swear word on the jacket.
Michael Palin: The Quest For Erebus Torch Theatre, Milford Haven. 7.30pm, £20. Info 01646 695267. One-man show in which Palin, presumably more with his travel programme hat on than his Python one, tells the story of the ship which launched near this town nearly 200 years ago and sank about a century laer in the Arctic.
Pointillism Art And Wellbeing Workshop The Gate, Cardiff. 2-3pm, free. Info 029 2048 3344. Hosted by Cerys Knighton, whose art exhibition is currently showing here. Book in advance please.
Simon Weston CBE Theatr Brycheiniog, Brecon. 7.30pm, £20. Info 01874 611622. Interviewed in June’s issue of Buzz.
Wildlife Walks: Brilliant Bumblebees National History Museum, St Fagans. 2-3.30pm, free. Info 029 2057 3500. With the Wildlife Trust Of South & West Wales.
THURSDAY 18 JULY
Book Club The Gate, Cardiff. 8pm, free. Info 029 2048 3344. Third Tuesday of every month.
Espadrille Shoe Making Workshop M.A.D.E. Gallery, Cardiff. 10.30am-1.30pm 6.30-9.30pm, £30 per session. Info firstname.lastname@example.org. Lark Design Make craft workshop.
Lates: Space National Museum Cardiff. 6.45-11pm, £23 adv. Info 029 2039 7951. This is co-presented by Blue Honey and Tactilebosch and features international DJs, video, performance, live music, dance, participatory art and theatre, all taking place amidst the museum’s display of moon rock etc. First event under the Lates banner, assume they’re hoping to do more.
LBT Speed Dating Night Beelzebubs, Cardiff. 7pm, £5 adv. Info email@example.com. Charity night in aid of Cardiff-based LGBT domestic violence service Rainbow Bridge.
NES, Nibbles & Boardgames Night Ocean Arts Cardiff, Cardiff Bay. 8-11.30pm, free. Info
firstname.lastname@example.org. Retro social event – other consoles are available (Xbox and Gamecube, specifically).
Open Mic Poetry Night Imperial Hotel, Merthyr Tydfil. 7.30pm, free. Info 01685 722555. With Jonathan Richards and Wendy Holborow.
Open Space Central Library, Cardiff. 5.45pm, free. Info 029 2038 2116. Readings from poets Katherine Stansfield and Stephen Payne’s latest works, respecvtively titled All That Was Wood and Pattern Beyond Chance. Book in advance please.
Ten Stories High Beelzebub’s, Cardiff. 7pm, free. Info email@example.com. Spoken word meets comedy type night hosted by Dan Mitchell. Each month’s edition has a different theme, July’s is ‘skeleton’.
Thrifty Sew ‘n’ Sews Club Ocean Arts Cardiff, Cardiff Bay. 7-11.30pm, free. Info
firstname.lastname@example.org. Sewing and altering social event, aiming to stop people buying sweatshop clothes and generally be more sustainable.
FRIDAY 19 JULY
Antiques Roadshow National Botanic Garden Of Wales, Llanarthne, Carmarthenshire. Free. Info 01558 667149. Fiona Bruce et al are taping an episode here today, come along and thrust your tat at the BBC ‘sperts.
Bingo Boogie Vale Sports Arena, Cardiff. 7pm, £12 adv. Info 029 2240 4901. Bingo with a club night of sorts thrown in.
R Dubs At The Castle 2019 Caldicot Castle. 9am-6pm, £10 per day/free under-16s. Info 07583 105849. Annual festival based around the display of Volkswagen vehicles while also featuring live music, stalls, food and drink and kids’ activities. Finishes at 4pm on Sun 21. (Until Sun 21)
Peter Brock: Playford Dancing Rhys Pritchard Hall, Llandovery. 7.30pm, £5. Info www.llandoveryfolkdancing.co.uk. A Llandovery Folk Dancing night.
SATURDAY 20 JULY
Apollo And Saturn: America’s Race To The Moon National Museum Cardiff. 11am, free (£2 refundable deposit). Info 029 2039 7951. Talk by Phill Wallace of Cardiff Astronomical Society. One of various moon landing-related events here today.
R Big Splash Various outdoor locations, Newport. Free. Info 01633 656757. Street theatre, music, kids’ activities and more over two days, in several different places but with the Riverfront venue as its ‘hub’. Acts/performances confirmed so far: Project_Vee, Mystic Myfanwy, Do What Ya Mama Told Ya!, Topiary Trauma, Whimsy and The Hunt For The Twrch Trwyth. On tomorrow also.
Brecon Craft Fair Market Hall, Brecon. 9am-4.30pm. Info 01495 753782. Every third Saturday of the month.
Craft Fair St Davids Church, Neath. 10am-4pm. Info email@example.com.
Did We Really Land On The Moon? National Museum Cardiff. 3pm, free (£2 refundable deposit). Info 029 2039 7951. Talk by Phill Wallace of Cardiff Astronomical Society. I assume he would answer in the affirmative so, in the manner of the BBC’s ‘get an idiot with a ridiculous opinion for balance’ approach to panel shows etc, they should really have a flat earther to argue for the other side.
R Isle Of Fire Barry Island seafront. 7.30-10.30pm, free. Info 01446 704737. Annual event in which Barry Island is transformed into a firey landscape, in a good way, with a lantern parade, flaming Viking ship, live music and street entertainers. On tomorrow also.
Karen Wilson Cathays Sports & Social Club, Cardiff. 7.30pm, £10 adv. Info 029 2022 0906. Spirit medium who is making a face like this :s on the poster.
Midsummer’s Family Fun Day Glynn Vivian Art Gallery, Swansea. 10am-4pm, free (suggested donation £3). Info 01792 516900. Drop-in events comprising Shakespearian storytelling-themed activities and specially selected family films, inspired by some of Shakespeare’s most famous plays.
Organised Kaos Circus Masterclasses: First Look Pirates Teasers – Acrobatics Organised Kaos HQ, Heol-Cae-Gurwen, Ammanford. 11.30am-2pm 3.30-6pm,. Info 07799 266505.
R Planetarium In The Great Hall Caerphilly Castle. 10am-4pm, £5.30-£8.90/free members, disabled people and their companions. Info 0300 0256000. Another moon landing anniversary event, featuring hour-long ticketed sessions. On tomorrow also.
St Fagans Real Food Market National History Museum, St Fagans. 11am-4pm, free. Info 029 2057 3500. With Riverside Real Food.
Swansea’s Street Tramway National Waterfront Museum, Swansea. 11am, free. Info 029 2057 3600. Lecture by David Beynon looking back on the history of Swansea’s passenger tramcar system.
Tenby Prosecco & Gin Festival De Valence Pavilion, Tenby. 12.30 6.30pm, £12.50 adv per session. Info 01834 218228.
The Moon Landing 50th Anniversary National Museum Cardiff. 11am-4pm, free. Info 029 2039 7951. Games and activities, display of moon rock and similar objects plus a display from Cardiff Astronomical Society.
Unicorn & Prosecco Festival Tramshed, Cardiff. 12-4pm, £15 adv/£20 adv including t-shirt. Info 029 2023 5555. “World’s Largest Inflatable Unicorn Unicorn Rodeo Enchanted Photo Mirror Unicorn Performers/Dancers Unicorn Glitter station UNICORN EVERYTHING.” Find these things a bit puzzling but I think their audience is that conceptual demographic the ‘hun’, and I don’t mean Rangers supporters.
SUNDAY 21 JULY
Pan-Musicale 5.0: Sounds Of The Equator The Andrew Buchan, Cardiff. 7pm, free. Info 029 2021 2509. Fifth in a series of events in which attendees will “focus upon the music of a particular territory or genre and engage in open cultural conversation.”
Rock On The Rooftop Celtic Manor, nr Newport. 2-10pm, £50/£20 under-12s. Info 01633 413000. Held on the rooftop terrace here, this event in aid of St David’s Hospice Care features music from Big Mac’s Wholly Soul Band, Brotherhood Band, The Apple Tree Theory and some choirs; two meals, a raffle, a live auction and some other stuff.
MONDAY 22 JULY
R Royal Welsh Show Royal Welsh Showground, Llanelwedd, Builth Wells. 8am, £25 adv Mon-Wed/£23 adv Thurs only/£5 ages 5-16/under-5s free. Info 0844 5450517. Family-friendly livestock competitions, forestry, horticulture, crafts, countryside sports, shopping and food and drink. (Until Thurs 25)
TUESDAY 23 JULY
Capturing The Voices Of The Welsh Jewish Community Museum Of Cardiff, The Hayes, Cardiff. 2pm, free. Info 029 2034 6214. Talk by Katherin Williams relating to a week-long exhibition which launched here yesterday (see Art listings).
Ekphrastic Writing Group The Gate, Cardiff. 7-45-9.30pm, free. Info 029 2048 3344. Readings and discussions. On the fourth Tuesday of every month.
Holiday Memory: Journals Dylan Thomas Centre, Swansea. 1-4am, free (£3 suggested donation). Info 01792 463980. Family drop-in workshop. There are Holiday Memory workshops running all summer here, until Sun 1 Sept to be exact.
R Summer Holiday Free Activities Glynn Vivian Art Gallery, Swansea. 10am-4.30pm, free (suggested donation £1). Info 01792 516900. A week and a bit of drop-in self-led activities based around the Hand Drawn Action Packed exhibition, including a Giant Magnet Board, a collaborative drawing conveyor belt, a three-dimensional world-building project and a competition to draw yourself as a dog. Plus craft stuff and activity packs. (Until Thurs 1 Aug)
WEDNESDAY 24 JULY
R Family Crafts Museum Of Cardiff, The Hayes, Cardiff. 10am-3pm, £1. Info 029 2034 6214. Drop-in activies, also on Wed 31.
Morriston Orpheus Choir Open Evening The Calon Lan Centre, Mynyddbach Chapel, Swansea. 7-9pm, free. Info 07854 883469. Featuring solo and choir performances plus a chance to meet the choir and the people of this chapel.
R Wildlife Wednesday Parc Bryn Bach, Tredegar. 10am-2pm, free. Info 01495 355945. Blaenau Gwent Council’s Green Team present nature-related activities including pond dipping and a nature walk. Also on Wed 31, from 10.30am-2.30pm.
THURSDAY 25 JULY
Lyrical Miracles NosDa, Cardiff. 8pm, free. Info 029 2037 8866. Spoken word.
FRIDAY 26 JULY
An Evening with Justin Tipuric The Hyst, Swansea. 7pm, £40 adv. Info 01792 654366. Welsh rugby international talks to compere Lenndy Dee and answers questions. Price includes a two-course meal.
Charity Fashion Show Savoy Theatre, Monmouth. 7pm, £5. Info 01600 772467. Raising funds for this venue.
R Living Seas Roadshow National Waterfront Museum, Swansea. 11am-4pm, free. Info 029 2057 3600. Look at Welsh marine wildlife using the Sea Wales 7D VR technology. On tomorrow also.
R The Big Cheese Town centre, Caerphilly. 3-10pm, free. Info 029 2088 0011. Popular annual event. Today featuring the Great Cheese Race at 6.30pm, live music, funfair and a firework display at 10pm. Tomorrow and Sun start at 10am and features reenactment displays, live music in domes dotted around the area, three large food halls, a cheese market etc. (Until Sun 28)
The Welsh Cheese Company Pop-Up Cheeseboard Little Man Coffee Co, Cardiff. 7-10.30pm, £25. Info 07830 381930. New monthly cheese/wine/beer tasting event, your outlay getting you nine cheeses, two wines and a beer, plus a cheeseboard afterwards and bubbly/canapes on arrival.
SATURDAY 27 JULY
Archaeology At St Fagans National History Museum, St Fagans. 10am-4pm, free. Info 029 2057 3500. Talks, tours and activities focusing on this museum’s collections, as part of the UK-wide Festival Of Archaeology.
Back To Basics Course The Printhaus, Canton, Cardiff. 10am-4pm, £60. Info 029 2022 0349. One-day course, on the last Saturday of every month this year.
Bite! Food Festival Insole Court, Llandaff, Cardiff. 10.30am-10pm, free. Info 029 2116 7920. Outdoor all-dayer which launched last year and sold small innovative dishes by respected chefs, as opposed to the same 10 or so stalls who occupy every other middlemarket food gathering in south Wales. They were also priced at £3 a throw, although the copy for this year’s event seems to tiptoe around the question of whether that will remain the case.
R Homeless World Cup Bute Park, Cardiff. Free. Info homelessworldcup.org. See Upfront for an article on this and an interview with its ambassador Michael Sheen. In addition to a week of football matches featuring some 500 homeless players, there’ll be an area hosted by Green Man with music, family activities, theatre, art, workshops and debate. (Until Sat 3 Aug)
Landscape Photography Brecon Beacons National Park. £65. Info 01874 749092. Three-hour small group session with local photographer Sean Crawford. A Good Day Out event.
Let’s Talk Research National Museum Cardiff. 12-4pm, free. Info 029 2039 7951. An afternoon presented by Health And Care Research Wales, offering family-friendly activities and talks by their researchers about their experiences.
Life Drawing Glynn Vivian Art Gallery, Swansea. 2-4pm, £5. Info 01792 516900.
Life Drawing Peak, The Old School, Crickhowell. 10am-3pm, £25. Info 01873 811579. With Tony Tribe. Also on Sat 24 Aug.
R Makers Market National History Museum, St Fagans. 10am-5pm, free. Info 029 2057 3500. Also featuring workshops and demonstrations as well as wares for sale. (Until Sun 11 Aug)
Martyn Joseph Masterclass Acapela, Pentyrch, Cardiff. 10.45am, £50/£30 under-18s. Info 01524 840539. Songwriting and guitar-playing tutorials from noted folk-rocker. That phone number is for Image Acoustic who are the people putting this on.
R Monmouth Festival Chippenham Fields, Monmouth. Free. Info www.monmouthfestival.co.uk. Annual event, on this site as opposed to the town centre for the first time this year. Not clear exactly what’ll be on offer, apart from no music in the main bit as in previous years. (Until Sat 4 Aug)
Owl Encounter Brecon Beacons National Park. £30/£20 under-16s. Info 01874 749092. Two-hour session in a barn in the Beacons handling and flying at least four owl species under the guidance of a conservation enthusiast. A Good Day Out Event.
Pig Street Craft Fair The Queens Hall, Narberth. 10am-4pm, free. Info firstname.lastname@example.org. Selling original arts and crafts here most months until Christmas; this month’s instalment is for charity.
R Pirate Week Gower Heritage Centre, Swansea. 10am-5.30pm. Info 01792 371206. Kids’ activities such as gold panning, bouncy castle, craft activities, movies held in Wales’ smallest cinema La Charrette, and the opportunity to cross swords with Captain Jack Sparrow and Captain Charlotte Duberry. (Until Sun 4 Aug)
R Rope Making National Waterfront Museum, Swansea. 12.30-3.30pm, free. Info 029 2057 3600. Using a replica 19th century rope-making machine. On tomorrow also.
Weaving Rush & Bark Handbag/Kindle Case Craft In The Bay, Cardiff Bay. 10.30am-4.30pm, £85. Info 029 2048 4611. With Clare Revera.
Weekend Adult Workshop Glynn Vivian Art Gallery, Swansea. 10am-1pm, £5. Info 01792 516900. A class for people of all abilities to create art in a relaxed and friendly atmosphere. This month participants can try experimental drawing, taking inspiration from the Hand Drawn Action Packed exhibition currently showing here.
SUNDAY 28 JULY
Dinosaur Spectacular Margam Park, nr Port Talbot. 10am-5pm, £7.65/£5.95 kids. Info 01639 881635.
Pontcanna Brocante Kings Road Yard, Pontcanna, Cardiff. 10am-4pm, free. Info 07773 348655. Vintage flea market, every last Sunday of the month until October.
Sheepdog Experience Venue TBC, nr Crickhowell. £25. Info 01874 749092. Learn how to command a Welsh collie moving sheep around a field with a young local shepherd who competes nationally in sheepdog trials and trains young dogs. A Good Day Out event.
MONDAY 29 JULY
Gay Men’s Book Club Chapter Arts Centre, Cardiff. 7.30pm, free. Info 029 2030 4400. Discussing a different book on the last Monday of each month; for June it’s Daphnis And Chloe by Longus.
TUESDAY 30 JULY
Holiday Memory: Puppets And Theatres Dylan Thomas Centre, Swansea. 1-4am, free (£3 suggested donation). Info 01792 463980. Family drop-in workshop.
WEDNESDAY 31 JULY
R Bat Walks National History Museum, St Fagans. 9pm, £5. Info 029 2057 3500. Afterdark journey looking for bats. Dress up sensibly and bring a torch. Also on Wed 7, Wed 14, Thurs 22 and Wed 28 Aug.
Diarmis McCulloch Art Shop & Chapel, Abergavenny. 7.30pm, £11. Info 01873 852960. Talk by a fella who holds the position of Professor Of The History Of The Church at Oxford University and has written various books and appeared on TV talking about related subjects.
Sunset Cinema: Dirty Dancing Pembroke Castle. 7pm, £13/£11 adv. Info 01646 695267. Classic movies screened outdoors (they have Jurassic Park on Wed 14 Aug also).