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of poetry, literary, music, dance, comedy, science and technology with a warm welcome to non Welsh speakers Brecon: Brecon Jazz	an international festival bringing super- cool jazz from some of the worlds top musicians and performers. Conwy: River Festival Powys:The Green Man Festival: Glanusk Estate
in beautiful Brecon Beacons’ National Park. More than just music ‘Arguably the definitive boutique festival’, Swansea: International Paralympic Committee Athletics European Championships First in UK since 2012 Olympics
22 - 01 June
26 – 31
12 –07 Sept
01 - 12 08 - 12
21 - 24
01 - 09
Basel, Montreux, Zürich, Saint-Gallen all offer Christmas Markets, spicy snacks and drinks, lovely gift ideas.
Hay on Wye: Hay Festival Ten days, 900+ events and, arguably, the world’s greatest gathering of international writers and thinkers. www. Boncath, Pembrokshire :Urdd National Eisteddfod: Europe’s largest youth arts festival celebrating the best talent in song, dance, drama and design
Cardiff Festival : Street theatre, live music, comedy, drama and funfairs www.cardiff-festival. com
Gower :Folk Festival : Churches along the Gower become intimate concert venues Featuring the very best in music.	www.
Llangollen :International Musical Eisteddfod an extraordinary cultural celebration featuring 4,000 competitors - singers, dancers and musicians from over 50 countries worldwide.
Builth Wells:Royal Welsh Show Britain’s most popular agricultural show with a host of attractions - live music, displays, craft stalls, food etc www.
Millennium Coastal Park. Llanelli National Eisteddfod of Wales	The highlight of the Welsh language cultural calendar is and eight day festival
08 -10
10 – 17 14- 17
18 – 23
06	Cardiff: Mardi Gras A week-long arts festival leads up to Wales’s biggest celebration of gay and lesbian
life 20 – 21	Abergavenny: Food Festival One of the biggest UK food events. Celebrity chefs,
master classes, tastings and street stalls. www. 26 - 28	Porthcawl :Elvis Festival ‘The King’ lives on, dozens
of tribute acts from all over the world perform in the biggest Elvis festival in Europe. www.elvies.
11 -12	Anglesey Oyster & Welsh Produce Festival www.
27 – 09	Swansea :Dylan Thomas Festival Readings, talks, performances, music and celebrity guests celebrate
the life and work of Dylan Thomas, Wales’ most famous writer.
NOV/DEC	Cardiff: Winter Wonderland & Swansea Waterfront Wonderland : Outdoor ice skating, funfair,
mulled wine and roasted join in the Christmas festivities chestnuts, in Swanseas’ villages. www.
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