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Whats happening locally…

Porthcawl Jazz on the Sands – 11 April, 2014

Friday 11th – Sunday 13th April

Porthcawl’s annual festival once more delivers a feast of A-List jazz ranging from traditional New Orleans to state of the art Fusion. Headlining this year is Chris Barber, this year celebrating 60 years at the top with the Big Chris Barber Band.

Enjoy also the performances of Italian ace pianist Davide Logiri with his Quintet, the dynamic Cardiff University Big Band, the virtuoso J Word Quintet amongst many more. Friday offers a unique experience: the Rhondda Symphony Orchestra augmented with a driving rhythm section and star soloists. This unlikely proposition really delivers: from awesome power to idyllic warmth.

Please contact the Grand Pavilion box office or visit for full programme details.

Tel: 01656 815995 for further information

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Easter Sunday Fun Day & Teddy Bears Picnic – Sunday 20th of April ’14

Join the fun between 12pm and 4pm. It’s a FREE event at Newbridge Fields, behind the Recreation Centre in Bridgend. There’ll be party games with prizes, Easter Egg give aways, a Wales Air Ambulance mock helicopter. Meet Biggles & Eli the helicopter mascots, meet the giant teddy bears, enjoy the kids rides, craft stalls & refreshments. Everyone’s welcome. For more information call 07854460512.

Newbridge fields, Bridgend

Italian Food Market – Thursday 1 May – Monday 5 May 2014

Visit our Italian Food Market

Offering a wide range of Italian products including:
Italian bread, olive oil, olives, nuts, cheese, salami, dried fruits, arancini, calzone, Italian biscuits, pastries, cannoli, nougat and much much more.

Maesteg Town Centre, Market SquareimageGen

Thursday 1st May 2014
10am – 5pm

Bridgend Town Centre, Caroline Street
Friday – Saturday 2nd – 3rd May 2014
10am – 5pm
Porthcawl Town Centre, John Street
Sunday – Monday 4th – 5th May 2014
10am – 5pm



Plough and Harrow Festival – 10th – 11th May 2014

Every year the Plough and Harrow has a summer festival, but this year they have decided to shake things up a bit and have even more fun. So they have invited down (amongst others) the fantastic local band The Blims and the rip roaring, foot stomping musical magicians Mad Dog Mcrea to play the Saturday afternoon and evening slots to get everyone off their feet!

Monknash, Vale of Glamorgan


Bridgend Mashup – 17 May, 2014

Urban Sports meets the Traditional: in a Street Party like no other

The Bridgend Mashup is an unusual event that will take place in the streets of the town centre and essentially mixes (or “mashes”) traditional athletics in the streets with contemporary urban street culture.

They have introduced some new elements to the event this year including Pentathalon Challenge, Tarp Surfing, Pole Vaulting, Skateboarding, BMX, Free Running, Kick Boxing, Scooter Tricks. Circus Skills, Three Live Music Stages, Singer Songwriters at Bridgend Music Store Stage, DJ Sets and Street Dancing.

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