Ten fun things to do this weekend
1. Oystermouth Castle is holding a ‘Traditional skills’ weekend for locals to enjoy free of charge. On Saturday enjoy traditional Green Wood demonstrations with Dragonfly creations including axe work, turning and cleaving displays. Plus Medieval Apothecary: Niall of Chipesch, a Doctor of Physic and Pawl, will be recreating a 15th century world of medicine and surgery.
On Sunday at the castle Welsh food history displays will take place including tasters and a willow weaving demonstration.
All these events will take place from 11am - 4.30pm on Saturday and Sunday.
2. There is fun for all the Family at the Dylan Thomas festival at Brynmill Park on Saturday. Tom Morgan’s Friends of Brynmill Park have arranged a free family event that includes a host of entertainment from live music to magic shows, games, competitions and even falconry displays.
3. There’s also a chance to see some of Swansea’s most historic buildings, some of which are usually closed to the public, for free this weekend. There will be talks and tours around structures such as The Wave and Swansea Sound studio, the Lord Mayor’s Mansion house and the Swansea Grand Theatre to name a few.
4. Enjoy the final day of the Neath fair on Saturday- stalls are set up throughout the streets and a children’s Fairground will also be open free of charge.
5. Head to the Gwyn Hall in Neath to see the Amateur Operatic Society’s performance of the play Calendar Girls based on the smash hit comedy film.
The Matinee performance begins at 2.15pm on Saturday and 7.15pm in the evening. Tickets cost £8.50 and are available from the box office on 0300 365 667.
6. It’s Roald Dahl Weekend at the National Waterfront Museum. To celebrate the life and times of the author, activities will include storytelling, revolting rhymes, Kooky arts and gallery film screenings, as well as a performance of songs from Matilda the musical by Stagecoach Theatre School.
The events will take place from 11.30am until 4pm at the museum.
7. Get outdoors and help the environment, with the three cliffs Beachwatch on Sunday. The Gower beach will be host to anybody, staff or visitors, willing to help litter pick. There are prizes for the most unusual piece of rubbish and refreshments available from the tea rooms.
To take part meet at Gower Heritage Centre at 11am.
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