10 things to do in South West Wales this weekend, October 4-6
1. The Neath Food and Drink Festival returns this weekend at various locations throughout the town centre.
From Welsh to Spanish to Jamaican, more than 60 exhibitors will line the town’s streets to show off the best of fresh, local produce on Friday, October 4 and Saturday, October 5 from 10am to 5pm.
A feast of other activities are also on the menu, with live music, cookery demonstrations, children’s activities, produce shows and community projects all helping to make this a true celebration for all the senses.
New events for this year include a Vintage Pinny making workshop in Angel Square and Cask Ale Tasting in Neath Town Hall. There will also be a programme of entertainment in Victoria Gardens and Gwyn Hall.
2. One of the biggest antiques fairs Carmarthenshire has seen takes place this Saturday and Sunday at the National Botanic Garden of Wales.
A huge range of stalls in the surrounds of the Great Glasshouse, the regency splendour of Principality House and in the Garden marquee. Plus some rare Nantgarw porcelain on display.
From 10am until 4.30pm, £4.
3. Take a tour behind the scenes at Swansea’s Grand Theatre on Saturday and get an insight into the theatre's history, shows and some of the stars who have performed on stage.
Tours start at 10am and will last around 60 – 90 minutes. £4 adults, £2.50 children. Booking is essential.
4. Visit Llanelli’s Ffwrnes to relive the hits from Dirty Dancing in an ultimate tribute show performed by Easy Theatres. It takes place from 7.30pm on Saturday.
5. The Ospreys take on Ulster at the Liberty Stadium on Friday (7:05pm) and The Scarlets go head to head with Glasgow Warriors at Parc y Scarlets on Saturday (6.30pm).
6. Fluellen Theatre Co present a special Theatre-in-Focus to celebrate Cymmer-born writer Gwyn Thomas on Saturday at the Dylan Thomas Centre from 1pm, featuring scenes from his major plays and excerpts from his prose. Preceded by a talk about the playwright. £5
7. The comedian, journalist, novelist and activist Robert Newman makes a hotly anticipated return to comedy with his first show in seven years at Swansea Grand Theatre Arts wing on Saturday, 8pm. £12.50.
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