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10 great things to do in Wales this weekend


There’s loads of things to do in Wales this weekend, and in honour of getting out more, we’ve pulled together the best events from around Wales.

So if you’re looking for things to do around Wales this weekend, look no further, grab your coat and head out for…


Swn Presents Tribes

: 23:30, Fri 12 Apr

: Cardiff University Students’ Union

: £13.50 (General Ad)


In the Great Hall 2

Plus Special Guests £12.50 (+ £1.00 booking fee) Strictly 14+ (ID Required)

Tribes are a four-piece rock band from Camden, London. Formed in 2010, the band consists of Johnny Lloyd (formerly of Operahouse), Jim Cratchley, Dan White (formerly of Operahouse) and Miguel Demelo.


Sessions Open Mic Night Boutique Market Stalls

: Fri 12 Apr – Fri 12 Jul

: The Riverfront Theatre Arts Centre, Newport

Boutique Stalls adorn the foyer from 5pm until 11pm and performance fills the air in the café from 7pm.

All types of performers are welcome to come along from comedians to poets and musicians and all you need to do is turn up on the night.

If you’re a local creative person and would like to sell your wares, be it hand-made jewellery, bespoke fashion, vintage vinyl, artwork or something completely unusual, please get in touch to pre-book a stall. Previous stalls have included vinyl, vintage, hand-made toiletries, home-made cakes, hand-made clothing, jewellery, accessories and cards, unusual one-off gifts and more. Sessions will take place either in the café/bar and outside on the terrace or in the upstairs bar, depending on weather.

The Open Mic part of the event is open to everyone to perform. We do not discriminate against any type of performer and all genres are welcome. We particularly want to support up and coming, new and young talent. This event is not aimed at under 16s, acts after 9pm may become very unsuitable for children and may use material that may cause offence.

All performers, stall holders and audience members will be charged a £1 entry fee.


Cloud Atlas

: Fri 12 Apr – Wed 17 Apr

: Clwyd Theatr Cymru, Mold

An ambitious adaptation of David Mitchell’s sci-fi novel of six tales spanning 5 centuries moving from 1930s Cambridge to a world of interplanetary settlers far into the future and exploring how everything is connected over time. Directed by Tom Tykwer the Wachowski Brothers (Matrix) Starring Tom Hanks, Halle Berry, Jim Broadbent, Hugh Grant 3 hrs.


Enter Shikari

: Fri 12 Apr

: Brangwyn Hall, Swansea

Enter Shikari *Limited tickets remaining* Doors open 7.30pm Tickets: £15 in advance 01792 637300 (booking fee applies).


Stars of Strictly Come Dancing

: 19:30, Fri 12 Apr

: The Pavilion Theatre, Rhyl

Pasha Kovalev Katya Virshilas have devised a sensational new ‘live’ show that will tour the UK in the Spring of 2013.

The production will feature them along with their guest dancers, all beautifully costumed, demonstrating a series of stunning dance routines, accompanied by a full audio-visual backdrop, a Q A section plus an appearance by a local dance school.


Lady In The Van by Alan Bennett

: 19:30, Fri 12 Apr – 19:30, Sat 13 Apr

: Torch Theatre, Milford Haven

This autobiographical play by one of our leading playwrights tells the story of Alan Bennett’s complicated relationship with Miss Mary Shepherd – an eccentric, cantankerous and very smelly old lady living on the streets of Camden in the 1970s.

She and her ancient van took refuge in Alan Bennett’s garden -originally for three months, but she ended up staying for FIFTEEN years! This is a sad, humane, funny and spectacular play which doesn’t have an MOT.



: Tue 09 Apr – Sat 13 Apr

: Clwyd Theatr Cymru, Mold

Set in a hedge school in Ballybeg, in Ireland in 1833,Translations sets the scene for the appearance of members of the British Army who have been tasked to translate place names in the area from ancient Irish Gaelic to the King’s English.

This clash of cultures results in a series of misunderstandings and misinterpretations that indicate that without a shared method of communication, chaos will prevail and instability will rule the day.


Sat 13 Apr The Best In Live Stand-up Comedy

: Sat 13 Apr

: The Glee Club, Cardiff

: £17.50 Full Price

The Best In Live Stand-up Comedy – 4 brilliant comics from the top of the UK International comedy circuit

Times: Doors open 7:15pm, last entry 8:00pm


Amy Wadge and Pete Riley – Saturday 13th April : 7.45pm

: 19:45, Sat 13 Apr

: Swansea Grand Theatre

‘Afterglow’ fuses the musical chemistry between two captivating artists and the show is a unique opportunity to enjoy highlights of the new album alongside more familiar work.

Amy Wadge is widely regarded as one of the country’s most successful female singer/songwriters. Over the course of five solo albums, two collaborations, numerous compositions for other artists and hundreds of live performances all over the globe, she has established an outstanding body of work. Her voice is simply amazing with a breathtaking range and emotional impact while her songwriting continues to surpass most of her contemporaries.


British Sea Power

: Sun 14 Apr

: The Coal Exchange, Cardiff

The now legendary indie band perform at one of Cardiff’s most magical music venues. Sharp sounds in an historic venue.



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