Top events and days out in March
March is one of our favourite months here in Wales. It kicks off with St, David’s Day on the 1st, then the rest of the month has a yellow glow as daffodils grow wherever you turn. Everyone’s spirits are lifted as the promise or warmer weather, making it a great month to take a holiday or arrange some fun family days out. Here is a taste of what is on offer in Wales this month.
Antiques Antics with Eric Knowles, 1 – 2 March
Take a trip to Bluestone for a day of antiques with The Antiques Roadshow’s Eric Knowles. Eric will be providing an insight into his life and work with ‘Antiques Antics’, plus take part in an evening talk about his Lancashire antiques business and humorous stories from his broadcasting days. There will also be a valuation day as part of the Affordable Antiques Fair with Eric and auctioneer and valuer, Nigel Hodson, from Peter Francis auction house.
Sci-fi Weekender, 1 – 3 March
Head to Pwllheli for the ultimate sci-fi event for those who love science fiction and fantasy. The festival includes big-name guests, interviews, Q&A sessions, movie screenings, comic workshops, videogaming, music, book readings and plenty more. It’s all about bringing like-minded people together for a weekend structured around four main events: the entertaining Imaginarium cabaret, the sweeping Maskerade party (with Craig Charles as DJ), and the fiendish Blastermind pub quiz.
Crickhowell Walking Festival, 1 – 10 March
Featuring around 88 guided walks at different levels of duration and difficulty, Crickhowell Walking Festival has something for everyone. A full programme of events will run throughout the Festival, providing weary walkers – and non-walkers – with relaxation in the evenings and alternative day time pursuits. Events include a St David’s Day concert, Welsh cake cooking demonstration and a talk by renowned explorer John Blashford-Snell.
Banff Mountain Film Festival, 7 – 8 March
In Porthcawl on the 7th and Llanelli on the 8th, Banff Mountain Film Festival is the world’s most prestigious mountain film festival featuring a brand new selection of extraordinary short films from the world’s best adventure film makers. Through the big screen, travel to incredible wild places, experience remote cultures and see amazing footage of adrenaline packed action sports – a must-see for anyone with a spirit of adventure.
Bangor Music Festival, 9 – 14 March
Celebrating new and contemporary music, Bangor Music Festival is now in it’s 13th year of promoting artists of the highest caliber. This year’s festival celebrates both contemporary folk music and works inspired by childhood games. Artists to appear at the 2013 Festival include Catrin Finch, Dewi Ellis Jones and ElectroacousticWALES.
Bangor Science Festival, 15 – 22 March
Bangor Science Festival, part of the National Science and Engineering Week offers something for everyone, with activities for families, adults looking for entertainment and stimulating debate, or professionals interested in the latest research.
Wales One World Film Festival, 15 March – 3 April
For the last eleven years WOW has explored the edges of contemporary global films and is the only UK festival that specializes in world cinema. This year WOW will have a particular focus on films from Mexico and from China. From Mexico there is Black Sheep (Oveja Negra), an entertaining look at life in rural Mexico, Circo, a wonderful documentary about a family run Mexican circus, and, Norteado, a charming drama about one man’s increasingly bizarre attempts to cross the border into the USA.
Cardiff Children’s Literature Festival, 20 – 24 March
The first ever Cardiff Children’s Literature Festival is a fantastic celebration of children’s books, taking place all around the city, with loads of your favourite authors and illustrators, including Jacqueline Wilson. They’ll be making their words and pictures come to life with tales of fantastical creatures, rugby zombies, amazing aliens and rainbow fairies. Go and meet singing mermaids, daring dragons, Groovy Greeks, cuddly bears and many more wonderful characters. There will be plenty of chances for you to get involved with writing and drawing too.
Cardiff Astronomical Society will once again be hosting an evening of stargazing at the Visitor Centre. If skies are clear their telescopes will be focused on interesting phenomena in the night sky, including Jupiter, or if cloudy there will be lectures indoors. There couldn’t be a better place to do a bit of stargazing.
Conwy Seed Fair, 26 March
Run by Conwy Bee Keepers, Conwy Seed Fair is a 700 year old charter fair, founded by Edward 1st, held in Conwy High Street and Lancaster Square every 26th March. Have a wander around and take a large shopping bag as there will be plant and seed stalls, local crafts, local produce, honey and home produce.
Search for more eventsDays Out, Wales. You can follow any responses to this entry through the RSS 2.0 feed. Both comments and pings are currently closed.