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Date/Time Event
11/10/2017 - 06/12/2017
2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Drawing and Portrait Drawing for Beginners
Old Hall, cowbridge
his course is aimed at complete beginners and will introduce you to drawing. You will learn how to use various drawing techniques and exciting drawing media. Working in pencil, charcoal, graphite and expressive media you will capture a range of still-life objects, learning the fundamentals of proportion, light and shade, and simple perspective. Once you...
30/10/2017 - 06/01/2018
10:00 am - 1:00 am
Picture the Vale - Past Times
Art Central Gallery, Barry
Celebrating the 10th Anniversary, of Barry Library and Art Central Gallery, on show, is a collection of digitalised images of library archives and pictures contributed by local people from the five Vale towns. It is part of the ‘Peoples Collection Wales’ held at the The National Library, Aberystwyth. This is a fantastic opportunity to see...
10/11/2017 - 01/12/2017
All Day
Techniquest Toddler Day
Techniquest, cardiff
Their first steps in science  Little ones and not-so-little ones just love Toddle Day! Pre-school children have their run of the exhibits with activities on a special theme. -Toybox Trouble -Snowflakes & Sparkles    
24/11/2017
4:30 pm - 8:00 pm
High Street Shopping Events & Lights Switch On
High Street Shopping Quarter, Barry
Following the success of the Summer Fayre, the High Street Traders have decided to try something different this Christmas. Friday 24th November, the High Street Traders will be hosting an exclusive shopping event, during which the lights will be switched on. There will be lots of fun & promotions in all your favourite independent shops,...
25/11/2017 - 17/12/2017
All Day
Ice Central
Central Park, Barry
Enjoy a wonderful winter adventure with festive skating as the ice rink returns to Central Park, Barry. The real ice, undercover rink will open on Saturday 25 November after the Christmas Lights are switched on on King Square at 5.00pm. The rink will then be open every day thereafter until Sunday 17 December, with later...
25/11/2017
9:00 am - 10:00 am
Barry Junior Park Run
Romilly Park, Barry
Barry Junior Park run is a series of 2k runs for children aged between 4 and 14. They are held in areas of open space around the UK. They are open to all, free, and are safe and easy to take part in. The essence of every parkrun is that it’s a community-led event. They...
25/11/2017
10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Llantwit Major Christmas Light Switch On
Llantwit Major Town Centre, Llantwit Major
Charity and Food Stalls, entertainment, live music, Santa in his Grotto from 4pm, lantern parade - all leading up to the light switch on at 7pm Town Hall Car Park.
25/11/2017
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Family Fun Day including the Vale Timebanking Launch
Coastlands Family Church, Colcot, Barry
25/11/2017
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Vale Timebanking Family Fun Day
Coastlands Family Church, Colcot, Barry
26/11/2017
11:00 am - 4:00 pm
Penarth's Handmade Market Christmas
Paget Rooms, Penarth
Choose from a large selection of high quality handmade goods on display from some of Wales' finest makers and food producers. Penarth's Sew Lovely will be running sewing workshops throughout the day. No experience is necessary and you can have a go at making a Christmas robin pin cushion, a needle case or a scissors...
26/11/2017
12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Cowbridge Reindeer Parade
Cowbridge, Cowbridge
The Parade with Father Christmas and his reindeers starts at 12 noon. Christmas Lights switch on and fireworks at 5pm
28/11/2017
10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Christmas Fayre
Art Central Gallery, Barry
Admission £1.50 (Children free) which in includes tea, coffee and biscuits. To be opened by the Mayor Cllr Janice Charles. Various attractive cakes and preserves Bric -a-Brac, Tombola, Craft, Floral Gifts & Bargains for all! Refreshments avaliable and Grand Prize Draw tickets 20p  
28/11/2017
7:15 pm
Oscar Wilde Season Live: A Woman of No Importance
Memo Arts Centre, Barry Vale Of Glamorgan
Olivier award-winner Eve Best and BAFTA-nominated actress Anne Reid star in this new production of Oscar Wilde’s glittering and witty comedy directed by Dominic Dromgoole, and classically staged at the Vaudeville Theatre in London’s West End Tickets: Full £15.00 / Concession £14.00 (if applicable U16s £11.00) https://www.memoartscentre.co.uk/events/oscar-wilde-season-awoni/
30/11/2017
10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Coffee Morning
Art Central Gallery, Barry
The Mayor Charity Woody’s lodge will hold a Coffee Morning on 30th November 2017 10am – 12pm. The event will be held in King Square Art Central Gallery all are welcome. Entry will be £1.50 includes tea or coffee and biscuits all proceeding will go towards the Mayor Charity Woodys Lodge, Woody’s Lodge, based in...
01/12/2017 - 21/12/2017
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Dickensian Christmas Fayre
The Old Village Square, Dinas Powys, Dinas Powys
Browse a great selection of stalls selling crafts, cards, food & drink and gifts just in time for Christmas from 6pm
02/12/2017 - 22/12/2017
All Day
Visit Santa at IKEA Cardiff for Noah,s Ark Charity
IKEA Cardiff, Cardiff
Visit Santa at IKEA Cardiff between 2nd & 22nd December for the Noah's Ark Charity, Tiny Lives Appeal supporting the life-saving care of premature and critically ill babies. Admission is £8 for a visit and gift or £10 for a visit, gift and photo. For more information visit www.noahsarkcharity.org
02/12/2017
9:00 am - 10:00 am
Barry Junior Park Run
Romilly Park, Barry
Barry Junior Park run is a series of 2k runs for children aged between 4 and 14. They are held in areas of open space around the UK. They are open to all, free, and are safe and easy to take part in. The essence of every parkrun is that it’s a community-led event. They...
02/12/2017
9:00 am - 11:00 am
Foodbank Fun Run
Barry Island, Barry Island
02/12/2017
10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Christmas Festival Market & Santa’s Grotto
Memo Arts Centre, Barry Vale Of Glamorgan
Our annual Christmas Festival offers a day of traditional Christmas festive fun, food, film, Santa's Grotto and children activities with free parking for all the family to enjoy. Browse the Christmas Market, with over 30 fantastic stalls laden with wonderful gifts, hand-made craft as well as market food produce. Your Grotto ticket includes a stop-off at Santa’s Post...
02/12/2017
1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Dinas Powys Voluntary Concern Table Top Sale
Murchfield Community Centre, Dinas Powys
Dinas Powys Voluntary Concern Minibus Fundraising Appeal presents a Table Top Sale on Saturday 2nd December from 1pm - 4pm. The event includes Gifts, Crafts Books and more, with free admission. Tables are £5 for non commercial groups and £10 for commercial groups. To book a table contact DPVC by Friday 24th November on 02920513700...
02/12/2017
6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Amici Christmas Choral Concert at All Saints' Church
All Saints Church, Barry
Amici Christmas Choral Concert at All Saints' Church The Amici Choral Group returns to All Saints’ Church, Barry in aid of the All Saints' Church  Roof Restoration Project.   A concert to put you in the mood for Christmas this local choral group are back for the fourth time to All Saints’ by popular demand!   A...
03/12/2017
10:30 am - 4:30 pm
Crafts for Christmas St Donats Castle
St Donats, St Donats Vale of Glamorgan
Enjoy over 50 stalls including jewellery, wood, glass, ceramics, textiles, craft and so much more! £6 per car. £2 per person on foot.
03/12/2017
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Barry Town Council's Santa Fun Run
Barry Island, Barry Island
The Santa's Fun Race comes back to Barry Island this Christmas on Sunday 3 December 2017. This is an event for the family so it's for every abilities, whether you want to run or walk. This year adults are £6 each and children (under 16) are free! All adult participants will receive a free Santa...
03/12/2017
3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
St Athan Christmas Lights Switch On
St Athan, St Athan
Santa’s Grotto with Brass Bands, face painting and fairground Rides. Lights Switched on at 5pm. 3pm to 5pm
05/12/2017
1:00 pm
Santa in Love
Memo Arts Centre, Barry Vale Of Glamorgan
Festive musical fun for ages 2+, perfect for school group bookings Join Santa and his friends in this fun filled musical complete with games, giggles and your favourite Christmas songs. Santa will be available after the show to meet your little ones and give them a present, so don’t forget to bring your camera to...
05/12/2017
7:15 pm
Royal Ballet Live: The Nutcracker
Memo Arts Centre, Barry Vale Of Glamorgan
A young girl’s enchanted present leads her on a wonderful Christmas adventure in this beautiful classical ballet, danced to Tchaikovsky’s magnificent score. It is Christmas Eve and Drosselmeyer the magician sweeps young Clara away on a fantasy adventure through the Land of Snow to the Kingdom of Sweets. Tickets: Full £15.00 / Concession £14.00 / U16s £11.00...
05/12/2017
7:15 pm
Royal Ballet Live: The Nutcracker
Memo Arts Centre, Barry Vale Of Glamorgan
A young girl’s enchanted present leads her on a wonderful Christmas adventure in this beautiful classical ballet, danced to Tchaikovsky’s magnificent score. It is Christmas Eve and Drosselmeyer the magician sweeps young Clara away on a fantasy adventure through the Land of Snow to the Kingdom of Sweets. Tickets: Full £15.00 / Concession £14.00 / U16s £11.00...
07/12/2017
10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Coffee Morning
Art Central Gallery, Barry
Barry Ladies Choir will hold a Coffee Morning on 7th December 2017 10am – 12pm. The Event will be held in King Square Art Central Gallery all are welcome. Entry will be £1.50 includes tea or coffee and biscuits all proceeding will go towards Barry Ladies Choir. Barry Ladies Choir has been an important part...
07/12/2017
7:00 pm
NT Live: Young Marx
Memo Arts Centre, Barry Vale Of Glamorgan
1850, and Europe’s most feared terrorist is hiding in Dean Street, Soho. Rory Kinnear (The Threepenny Opera, Penny Dreadful, Othello) is Marx, in this new comedy written by Richard Bean and Clive Coleman. Broadcast live from The Bridge Theatre, London, the production is directed by Nicholas Hytner and reunites the creative team behind Broadway and...
09/12/2017
9:00 am - 10:00 am
Barry Junior Park Run
Romilly Park, Barry
Barry Junior Park run is a series of 2k runs for children aged between 4 and 14. They are held in areas of open space around the UK. They are open to all, free, and are safe and easy to take part in. The essence of every parkrun is that it’s a community-led event. They...
09/12/2017
11:00 am - 4:00 pm
Christmas Fair at Amelia Trust Farm
Amelia Trust Farm, Barry
Many Christmas stalls for gifts, street food, Christmas music, jumping castle, face painting, meeting the animals, and of course, meet Santa. Free admission £3 car parking donation
09/12/2017
7:00 pm
Hollywood Christmas Party Night
Memo Arts Centre, Barry Vale Of Glamorgan
Hollywood comes to the Memo for a dazzling night of glitz, glamour and festive food followed by live band, disco and casino tables to help you party like a star. Tickets: £40 per person https://www.memoartscentre.co.uk/events/hollywood-christmas-party/
12/12/2017
5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Festive Evening with The Vale Tourism Association
Penny Farthing, Cowbridge Vale of Glamorgan
Enjoy canapes, some sparkling Prosecco and the chance to network with fellow tourism professionals. Learn how to make Christmas a ‘wrap’ with Eclipse Wrapping, whilst being entertained with live festive music. Meet and be inspired by fellow business owners from across the Vale, and to top it all, take home a goodie bag! Don’t miss...
14/12/2017
10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Coffee morning
Art Central Gallery, Barry
The Mayor of the Vale of Glamorgan Cllr Janice Charles will be holding a Coffee Morning on 14th December 2017. 10am – 12pm.  The event will be held in King Square Art Central Gallery all are welcome. Entry will be £1.50 includes tea or coffee and biscuits all proceeding will go towards the Mayor charities....
14/12/2017 - 17/12/2017
7:30 pm
The Snow Queen “A Frozen Tale”
Memo Arts Centre, Barry Vale Of Glamorgan
Following last year’s smash hit pantomime, the Snow Queen “A Frozen Tale” promises to continue with BillBoard Ensemble’s great tradition of staging family friendly traditional pantomimes with hilarious comedy, lavish costumes and set, live orchestra and featuring some of the songs from the hit Disney film Frozen. Tickets £13.00 Full Price, £11.00 Concession, £45.00 Group...
16/12/2017 - 24/12/2017
All Day
Christmas Gift Wrapping service
Queens Arcade shopping centre, Cardiff
Volunteers and Choirs needed for the Christmas Gift Wrapping Service. If you would like to volunteer please contact Cancer Research Wales on crw@wales.nhs.uk or call 02920316976
16/12/2017
9:00 am - 10:00 am
Barry Junior Park Run
Romilly Park, Barry
Barry Junior Park run is a series of 2k runs for children aged between 4 and 14. They are held in areas of open space around the UK. They are open to all, free, and are safe and easy to take part in. The essence of every parkrun is that it’s a community-led event. They...
22/12/2017
7:00 pm
Memo Big Christmas Bash
Memo Arts Centre, Barry Vale Of Glamorgan
It’s the last Friday before Christmas, the presents are wrapped, out of office alert set... Christmas Jumpers at the ready - it’s time to PARTY! Tickets: £15 in advance, £18 on the door
23/12/2017
9:00 am - 10:00 am
Barry Junior Park Run
Romilly Park, Barry
Barry Junior Park run is a series of 2k runs for children aged between 4 and 14. They are held in areas of open space around the UK. They are open to all, free, and are safe and easy to take part in. The essence of every parkrun is that it’s a community-led event. They...
30/12/2017
9:00 am - 10:00 am
Barry Junior Park Run
Romilly Park, Barry
Barry Junior Park run is a series of 2k runs for children aged between 4 and 14. They are held in areas of open space around the UK. They are open to all, free, and are safe and easy to take part in. The essence of every parkrun is that it’s a community-led event. They...
16/01/2018
7:15 pm
Royal Opera Live: Rigoletto
Memo Arts Centre, Barry Vale Of Glamorgan
David McVicar’s acclaimed production of Verdi’s potent and tragic opera is conducted by Alexander Joel, with an excellent cast led by Dimitri Platanias, Lucy Crowe and Michael Fabiano. Rigoletto, court jester to the libertine Duke of Mantua, is cursed by the father of one of the Duke’s victims for his irreverent laughter. When the Duke...
07/02/2018
7:15 pm
Royal Opera Live: Tosca
Memo Arts Centre, Barry Vale Of Glamorgan
Drama, passion and fabulous music – Puccini’s operatic thriller is one of the great opera experiences. A candle-lit church, Scarpia’s gloomy study with its hidden torture chamber and the false optimism of a Roman dawn: this handsome production throws into relief the ruthlessly taut drama, as the tension is wound up towards a fateful conclusion. ...
14/02/2018
7:00 pm
RSC Live: Twelfth Night
Memo Arts Centre, Barry Vale Of Glamorgan
Following Caesar’s assassination, Mark Antony has reached the heights of power. Now he has neglected his empire for a life of decadent seduction with his mistress, Cleopatra, Queen of Egypt. Torn between love and duty, Antony’s military brilliance deserts him, and his passion leads the lovers to their tragic end. Tickets: £15.00 Full /£12.50 Concession...
21/02/2018
6:30 pm
The Little Mix Experience
Memo Arts Centre, Barry Vale Of Glamorgan
If you’re a fan of one of X Factor’s finest exports you’re sure to L.O.V.E. the Little Mix Experience! Four hugely talented girls pay tribute to one of the UK’s finest Girl-Bands. With breathtaking dance moves, replica costumes and some of the finest vocals in the UK, this is a high-energy show from beginning to...
22/02/2018
7:00 pm
NT Live: Cat on a Hot Tin Roof (15)
Memo Arts Centre, Barry Vale Of Glamorgan
Sienna Miller stars alongside Jack O’Connell in a searing, poetic story of a family’s fight for survival. Cat on a Hot Tin Roof is Tennessee Williams’ twentieth century masterpiece. Tickets: £10 https://www.memoartscentre.co.uk/events/nt-live-cat-on-a-hot-tin-roof-15/
24/02/2018
7:30 pm
Dance to the Music
Memo Arts Centre, Barry Vale Of Glamorgan
Starring Kristina Rihanoff, Robin Windsor, and Oksana Platero from Strictly Come Dancing. Joining them sana are a full cast of dancers, plus two amazing singers; Chris Maloney (X Factor finalist), and singer/songwriter, Beth Sherburn. Experience the evolution of dance through musical eras, starting from the roaring twenties, with tap and Charleston, going through every decade...
28/02/2018
7:15 pm
Royal Ballet Live: The Winter’s Tale
Memo Arts Centre, Barry Vale Of Glamorgan
Shakespeare’s tale of love and loss becomes compelling dance drama in Christopher Wheeldon’s ballet adaptation, with music by Joby Talbot .The story follows the destruction of a marriage through consuming jealousy, the abandonment of a child and a seemingly hopeless love. Yet, through remorse and regret – and after a seemingly miraculous return to life...
06/03/2018
6:45 pm
Royal Opera Live: Carmen
Memo Arts Centre, Barry Vale Of Glamorgan
Bizet’s classic French opera stars Anna Goryachova in Barrie Kosky’s intense production. Carmen is the best-known work by French composer Georges Bizet, and one of the most famous operas in the entire art form – numbers such as the Habanera and the Toreador Song have permeated the popular consciousness as little else has. Tickets: Full £15.00 /...
16/03/2018
8:00 pm
Magic of Motown
Memo Arts Centre, Barry Vale Of Glamorgan
Prepare yourself for back-to-back classic Motown hits, glittering costume changes, dazzling dance moves and outstanding musicianship in this explosive concert experience. This breath-taking concert spectacular takes you on a musical journey through all your favourite songs, including: Ain’t No Mountain, Signed Sealed Delivered, Dancing In The Streets, My Cherie Amor, Heatwave and many more. Tickets:...
20/03/2018
7:15 pm
Oscar Wilde Season Live: Lady Windermere’s Fan
Memo Arts Centre, Barry Vale Of Glamorgan
A new production of Oscar Wilde’s social comedy, Lady Windermere’s Fan, staged at the Vaudeville Theatre in London’s West End, and directed by award-winning writer, actor and director Kathy Burke. Tickets: Full £15.00 / Concession £14.00 (if applicable U16s £11.00) https://www.memoartscentre.co.uk/events/oscar-wilde-lwf/
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