Ten things to do in South Wales this weekend, November 2-4
1. The sacrifices of the brave men and women who serve and have served in our Armed Forces will be remembered with the Royal British Legion’s Festival of Remembrance at Swansea’s Brangwyn Hall.
Saturday’s festival begins at 7pm and tickets are free, but must be reserved.
2. Swansea City take on Chelsea at the Liberty Stadium on Saturday, while the Ospreys host Leinster on Sunday and the Scarlets look to maintain their league challenge against Zebre at Parc y Scarlets on Saturday.
3. There are plenty of sparkling fireworks displays lined up this weekend and next week.
Swansea: At Dunvant RFC the action unfolds on Friday, November 2, with the gates opening at 6pm and the display kicking off at 7.15pm, and all money raised going towards junior rugby
Joe McElderry, from Popstar to Operastar, is set to perform at St Helen’s Rugby Ground, from 6.30pm on Monday, November 5. Dance group Nu Sxool — who came third in Britain’s Got Talent this year — will join the singer.
Reynoldston’s King Arthur Hotel’s firework display lights the touch paper on Monday with a barbecue and outside bar open from 6pm and the display starting at 7pm.
Carmarthen: X Factor winner Matt Cardle will perform at Carmarthen Park on Monday.
Llanelli: Frances Wood, from BBC’s The Voice show, will perform at the Parc y Scarlets display on Sunday.
And over at Bynea’s Gate Park there will be a full family day on Saturday.
4. Journalist, author and television pundit Graham Hunter will be at the Dylan Thomas Centre tomorrow to give a talk entitled 'Swansea City and FC Barcelona'.
Much of the discussion will revolve around their kindred footballing philosophies and beliefs but, for Hunter, the connection with Swansea was formed generations before Brendan Rodgers's class of 2011 reached the Premier League. Read an interview with Hunter here.
5. Head to Swansea's National Waterfront Museum for their monthly upcycling workshops for adults.
At 1.30pm on Saturday, cosy winter warmers will be on the agenda, including handmade water bottle covers from wooly jumpers and draft excluders from upcycled fabric. Materials supplied, £5.
6. Enjoy some family fun at the Animal Antics Bush Tucker Trials events over at Plantasia, in Swansea’s Parc Tawe, until Saturday.
7. The Isle of Wight’s Newchurch Choir will share some songs at the National Botanic Garden Of Wales on Sunday between noon and 2pm.