Ten things to do in South West Wales this weekend, August 31 - September 2
1. Kidwelly Beer Festival takes place for a sixth time on Saturday — with a wide range of Welsh ales, ciders and wines on offer.
Drinkers will be entertained by live music acts performing throughout the day, and chef Anna Brown will be providing sustenance with a variety of Welsh cheeses and hams.
This year’s event, sponsored by Gravells Kidwelly, will take place at the Princess Gwenllian Centre.
It kicks off at 2pm and ends at 11pm, with a free festival glass included in the entry price.
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2. Walkers will step out for the Gower Macmarathon on Saturday in aid of Macmillan Cancer Support.
It has been declared a full house, which just leaves supporters able to pitch up on the day to see the walkers off and welcome them back home again.
Free buses are being laid on for walkers who have booked places on them. They will leave Bracelet Bay at 8.30am for the Rhossili leg, which starts at 9.15am, and at 10.30am for the Port Eynon one, which kicks off at 11.15am. Both walks will end at Mumbles Cricket Club.
3. Enjoy sporting action from the Paralympics on the big screen at Swansea’s Castle Square until September 9.
6. The Proclaimers are set to perform at Pontardawe Arts Centre on Friday at 7.30pm. Tickets £25.
9. Followers of the Vetch Field will know that it has had a new lease of life — an unexpected one following its demise as the home of Swansea City.
And there is a chance this weekend to see how it has been shaping up.
Over the last nine months Owen Griffiths' project Vetch Veg has flourished, creating a thriving urban utopia in the city centre.
Swansea’s Glynn Vivian Art Gallery has now commissioned Owen to further develop the project in two ways as part of its offsite programme.
And this weekend the project's Sandfields Festival of Ideas, including art, cooking, performance and music, will give residents and the public a chance to celebrate the transformation there and mingle with thinkers and artists.
Booking is essential for some workshops during the festival, which runs all day Saturday and Sunday.
10. The inaugural Cardifest will start at 6pm on Friday and promises a great lineup of musical acts.
Even the unpredictable summer weather won't dampen spirits as all four stages will be enclosed in marquees.
Welsh band Goldie Lookin' Chain will be headlining Saturday's performance and Cardigan River and Food Festival winners The Estrons and Claire Axtell will also take the Preseli Main Stage.
Tickets will be on sale at the gate on both Saturday and Friday.
Weekend camping tickets are priced at £30 for adults and £10 for 12 to 16 year olds while under-12s get in for free.
Friday day tickets are £15 for adults and £5 for 12 to 16 year olds. The Saturday equivalents are £20 and £7 respectively.
The festival takes place at Oernant, Caemorgan Road. Maps and full listings for each stage can be found at www.cardifest.co.uk