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					Vale of Glamorgan Events
     June & July 2008
Date              Time          Event

Tues 3rd June     7pm           Keep on Moving, Barry Island Community Centre
                                Gloucestershire based professional theatre company, Fairgame
                                Theatre, bring their fantastic show about a Victorian carnival show
                                family to Barry Island. Taking inspiration from the fairgrounds of
                                bygone times and the lives of those who lived and worked them.
                                Tickets: £4 & £2.50, includes tea and cake. Tel: 01446 735428.
Thurs 5th – Sat   10am –        Centenary Flower Show, All Saints’ Church, Barry
7th June          8pm
                  (5pm Sat)
                                This flower show will celebrate the Centenary of All Saints’ Church.
                                Free admission. Refreshments available. For more details visit:
                                www.barryallsaints.org.uk
Sat 7th June      10am –        Cowbridge Farmers’ Market
                  1pm
                                Arthur John’s car park. Tel: 01656 729305.
                  Various       Balmoral Sailings from Penarth Pier
Sat 7th
&                               Enjoy a relaxing day out aboard the Balmoral. Visit Ilfracombe,
Sun 8th June                    Lynmouth, Lundy Island or cruise the Exmoor coast and take in the
                                magnificent coastline views. Tickets can be bought in advance (by
                                cash or cheque) at Penarth Pier and Barry Island Tourist Information
                                Centres. To buy tickets by credit card or for more details call
                                0845 130 4647. www.waverleyexcursions.co.uk
Sat 7th June      First train   DMU Running Day, Barry Island Railway
                  9.56am
                                "The first DMU event of the year". Come along for our special
                  Last train    enthusiasts day. Class 108, Class 117 and Class 115 units will all be
                  5pm           running, some in four-car formation. Tail loads will be attached on
                                some workings. Selected trains running on the new extension to
                                Gladstone Bridge Halt. Tel: 01446 748816 for more information.
Sun 8th June      10am –        Barry Transport Festival
                  5pm
                                Buses, cars and motorcycles with FREE classic bus rides around
                                the local area. Both steam and diesel hauled trains will be in
                                operation on an intensive service linking Barry Island, Hood Road
                                and Woodham Halt. Call 01446 748816 for more information.

Sun 8th June         6pm        Summer Champagne & Strawberries Concert
                                St Donats Arts Centre
                                World-renowned soprano, Emma Kirkby, and lute player Anthony
                                Rooley promise a champagne-fizzed summer evening of songs and
                                dances. Tickets: £20 & £19. Tel: 01446 799100 to book or visit:
                                www.stdonats.com
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Wed 11th June    7.30pm    The Knicker Lady, Memorial Hall & Theatre, Barry
                           This show by Vicarage Productions romps through the history of the
                           humble knicker, with a tempo and hilarity that leaves audiences,
                           male and female, spellbound and dying for more! Tickets: £7 & £5.
                           Tel: 01446 738622 or email boxoffice@barrymemo.co.uk
Sat 14th June    2.30pm    Little Howard & The Magic Pencil of Life & Death
                           Memorial Hall & Theatre, Barry
                           A brand new show for all the family from Big Howard and Little
                           Howard, the world’s first and award-winning man-and-cartoon
                           double act! Suitable for aged 6 and over. Tickets: £5.
                           Tel: 01446 738622 or email boxoffice@barrymemo.co.uk
Sat 14th - Sat   Tues –
                 Sat
                           Barry College Art & Design Final Exhibition 2008
28th June                  Barry Town Hall
                 11am –
                 4pm       Final year Art & Design students’ exhibition of textiles, fashion,
                           ceramics, graphics, printmaking, photography and fine art. Free
                           entry. Tel: 01446 709805.

Mon 16th – Sun   Various   Midsummer Festival of Music & Theatre,
29th June                  Dyffryn Gardens
                           The festival of music and theatre returns to Dyffryn’s open-air
                           theatre garden. Productions include Madam Butterfly, Pirates of
                           Penzance, Pinocchio, Comedy of Errors, and WNO Three Tenors
                           opera evening in aid of the Princes Trust. For details and prices call
                           029 2077 9511 or visit: www.midsummerfestival.co.uk
Fri 20th June    7.30pm    Thank You For The Music, Memorial Hall & Theatre, Barry
                           Prepare yourselves for a sequin-studded, white-suited, platform-
                           booted spectacular evening, reviving the entire glittering careers of
                           ABBA and the Bee Gees. Tickets £12.75 & £10.75.
                           Tel: 01446 738622 or email boxoffice@barrymemo.co.uk
Sat 21st June    10am –    Cowbridge Farmers’ Market
                 1pm
                           Arthur John’s car park. Tel: 01656 729305.

Sat 21st & Sun   11am –    Rail Ale, Barry Island Railway
22nd Jun         5pm
                           Come and taste Vale of Glamorgan's Grog-y-Vog and other beers
                           and enjoy a ride on a train. Tel: 01446 748816 for more information.
Sat 28th June    10am –    Penarth Farmers’ Market
                 1pm
                           NFU Car Park, Victoria Road, Penarth. Tel: 01656 729305
Sun 29th June    10am      Plants Fair, Dyffryn Gardens
                           Dyffryn Gardens is pleased to be hosting a Plant Fair this summer,
                           where you will be able to purchase a collection of rare and unusual
                           plants. The fair will take place before the pay point near the main
                           car park. Tel: 029 2059 3328.
Sun 29th June    2.30pm    Garden Walk, Dyffryn Gardens
                           Let Dyffryn’s gardener take you on a guided walk amongst the
                           herbaceous border plants. Admission £6 adults, £2 children, £15
                           family (2 adults & 4 children). Call 029 2059 3328 for more details.



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Sun 29th June     12 noon –   Fun Day, Ty Hafan, Hayes Road, Sully
                  6pm
                              Come and join us this year for an even bigger fun-filled day!
                              Featuring The Quack Pack, Stormtroopers, fairground attractions,
                              craft stalls, face painting, giant games and bouncy castle. Free
                              entry. For more information call 029 2067 2060.
Thurs 3rd –       Various     Penarth Summer Festival
Sun 13th July                 A variety of events for the whole family including a fun day, parade
                              and fireworks display on Saturday 12th July. Call 029 2070 0721 for
                              more details or visit: www.penarthsummerfestival.com
Sat 5th July      10am –      Cowbridge Farmers’ Market
                  1pm
                              Arthur John’s car park. Tel: 01656 729305.

Sat 5th July      1.30pm      Scouts & Guides Fete, Romilly Park, Barry
                  Gates
                              The theme for this year’s annual fete will be ‘Cartoons’ and the main
                  open        attraction is to be Team M.A.D. Motorcycle Stunt Team. Admission:
                  12.30pm     £2, children under 8 years free. For more information visit:
                              www.barryscouts.org
Sun 6th July      10.30am -   Model Railway Exhibition, The Paget Rooms, Penarth
                  4.30pm
                              Barry & Penarth Model Railway Club are holding an exhibition
                              featuring layouts built by the late Brian Scoulding of Penarth. This
                              event will raise money for the Motor Neurone Disease Association.
                              Admission: £2 adults, £1.50 children / senior citizens. For more
                              information visit: www.BPMRC.org.uk
Sat 12th July     2pm         St Bridget’s Church Summer Fayre,
                              St Brides Major Church Hall
                              Come along to the Summer Fayre and enjoy the barbecue, bar and
                              fun. Many stalls including cakes and local crafts. Admission: £1.
                              Tel: 01656 881981 or 01656 880680.
Sat 12th          11am –      Day Out with Thomas, Barry Island Railway
&                 4pm
                              A great opportunity to meet the cheeky chappie “Thomas” the Tank
Sun 13th July     On the      Engine. “Daisy” the DMU will be available to shuttle Thomas’ friends
                  hour        from the Waterfront to Barry Island. Advanced booking is strongly
                              advised. Ticket £10 adults, £7 children and senior citizens, £30
                              family (2 + 2). Tel: 01446 748816.

Sat 12th July –               ‘Team Read’, Vale of Glamorgan Libraries
6th September                 This year’s Summer Reading Challenge begins in all Vale of
                              Glamorgan libraries with events throughout the summer. For more
                              details contact your local library or check out the website:
                              www.valeofglamorgan.gov.uk/libraries
Wed 16th July     2pm         Archaeology Talk & Walk, Dyffryn Gardens
                              Revealing Dyffryn’s past: from the Bronze Age to the 20th century.
                              Please book in advance on 029 2059 3328.
Thurs 17th July   7.30pm      Adam Khan Classical Guitar Concert, Ewenny Priory
                              Tickets £7.50 & £5.00, available from Ewenny Pottery on 01656
                              653020. Alternatively, call Mari on 01656 664105 or Helen on 01656
                              667047. www.ewennyfestival.co.uk.


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 Sat 19th July          10am –       Cowbridge Farmers’ Market
                        1pm
                                     Arthur John’s car park. Tel: 01656 729305.
 Sat 19th -             11am –       Day Out with Thomas, Barry Island Railway
 Mon 21st July          4pm
                                     A great opportunity to meet the cheeky chappie “Thomas” the Tank
                        On the       Engine. “Daisy” the DMU will be available to shuttle Thomas’ friends
                        hour         from the Waterfront to Barry Island. Advanced booking is strongly
                                     advised. Ticket £10 adults, £7 children and senior citizens, £30
                                     family (2 + 2). Tel: 01446 748816.
 Fri 25th July –        Various      Balmoral Sailing Excursions, Penarth Pier
 Mon 22nd Sept                       Enjoy a relaxing day out aboard the Balmoral and take in the
                                     magnificent coastline views, or have a ‘great night out’ on one of the
                                     evening showboats. Tickets: from £15.95. Under 18 years half
                                     price. Under 5 years free. Tickets can be bought in advance (by
                                     cash or cheque) at Penarth Pier and Barry Island Tourist Information
                                     Centres. To buy tickets by credit card or for more details call
                                     0845 130 4647. www.waverleyexcursions.co.uk
 Sat 26th July          10am –       Penarth Farmers’ Market
                        1pm
                                     NFU Car Park, Victoria Road, Penarth. Tel: 01656 729305.
 Sun 27th July          2.30pm       Garden Walk, Dyffryn Gardens
                                     Let Dyffryn’s gardener take you on a guided walk amongst the
                                     champion trees. Admission £6 adults, £2 children, £15 family
                                     (2 adults & 4 children). For more information call 029 2059 3328

 Mon 28th July          2pm –        Circus Workshop, Dyffryn Gardens
                        4pm
                                     Try your hand at juggling, unicycling, plate spinning, and much more
                                     under the expert guidance of the specialist tutors from NoFit State
                                     Circus. Adults £8. Children £6. Tel: 029 2059 3328 to book.
 Wed 30th July –        7.30pm       Thoroughly Modern Millie, Memorial Hall & Theatre, Barry
 Sat 2nd August         Wed – Fri
                                     A high-spirited musical romp filled with frisky flappers, dashing
                        2.30pm       leading men and a dragon-lady of a villainess, audiences will love to
                        Sat          hate. Tickets: £8 & £7.
                                     Tel: 01446 738622 or email boxoffice@barrymemo.co.uk
 Mon 28th July –        Various      Summer ‘Open Access’ Play
 22nd August                         Free fun activities for those aged 5 to 14 years. Various dates and
                                     venues in the Vale. For more information contact Play Development
                                     Officers: 01446 704809 / 07816 958193 for Barry and Penarth or
                                     01446 704738 / 07702 678328 for Llantwit Major and rural vale.
                                     www.valeofglamorgan.gov.uk/playdevelopment

                   For more ideas on things to do visit: www.visitthevale.com

We are collecting information on 2008 events for inclusion on our website. If you wish to contribute please contact:

Vale of Glamorgan Tourism Unit.             Tel: 01446 704867.             Email: tourism@valeofglamorgan.gov.uk

The Vale of Glamorgan Council accepts no liability for any errors, omissions or changes to the events listed, or for any
matters arising from this publication.




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