BBC National Orchestra of Wales at the Brangwyn Hall
Saturday 6 October 2012 from 7.30pm
Daniel Jones Symphony No 11, Elgar Cello Concerto in E minor
Vaughan Williams Symphony No 2 (A London Symphony)
Conductor Owain Arwel Hughes, Cello Julian Lloyd Webber
Tickets: £20, £15 or £12
Welsh National Opera at Swansea Grand Theatre
Wednesday 10 – Saturday 13 October 2012
Wednesday 10 October: Welsh National Opera – Pre-performance Talk (Grand Theatre Arts Wing, 6pm)
Pre-performance talk by Simon Rees of the Welsh National Opera. Free entry.
Wednesday 10 October: Handel’s Jephtha (Grand Theatre ,7pm)
Handel’s sublime music and Thomas Morell’s exquisite words are infused with almost unbearable pathos. Katie Mitchell’s electrifying staging of Handel’s searing oratorio is a heart -stopping and poignant experience.
Thursday 11 & Saturday 13 October: Puccini’s La Boheme (Grand Theatre, 7pm)
This beautiful production firmly evokes a time and place amongst the starlit garret rooftops and the bustling streets of Paris. Prepare to be deeply moved.
Friday 12 October: Mozart’s Cosi Fan Tutte (Grand Theatre, 7pm)
Benjamin Davis’s warm and funny Così fan tutte, is one of the most purely entertaining productions of this great opera. The setting of a British seaside in the early 1960s offers a combination of saltiness and sweetness which perfectly complements the opera’s mixture of pleasure and pain.
Tickets: £5.00 – £37.50
Funky Craft Fair- Ostreme Centre, Mumbles. 10am-6pm
13th October 2012
The Funky Craft Fayre is a friendly and lively fair with many young talented artists.The popular demand for a stall makes it easy to have a rich diversity of high quality, unusual and very attractive crafts. Refreshments are available from the Fayre kitchen. It is indoors, so no worries about rain, but has a lovely seating area outside with a view of the Mumbles promenade and Oystermouth Castle
London Philharmonic Orchestra at the Brangwyn Hall
Saturday 13 October 2012, from 7:30pm
Prokofiev Symphony No 1 (Classical),Mendelssohn Violin Concerto in E minor
Sibelius Symphony No.2 in D, Conductor Vassily Sinaisky, Violin Chloe Hanslip
Tickets: £25, £18 or £15
Gower Cider weekend @ The Gower Heritage Centre
13th-14th October 2012
Cider making demonstrations using a traditional 150 year old technique and local apples.
Mumbles Oyster Fair- Mumbles Promenade and Village
19th-20th October 2012
The Festival will celebrate the Heritage of the local Mumbles Oyster and Inshore fisheries of Mumbles, Gower and Swansea Bay.
There will be many events, including cooking demonstrations and competitions, street entertainment and activities taking place throughout the village over the duration of the festival. The themed festival mascot ‘Ollie the Oyster’ will be joining in the fun – there will be something for everyone!
Sleeping Beauty at Swansea Grand Theatre
Saturday 20 October 2012, 7.30pm
The Premiere of Sleeping Beauty transforms the classical ballet into a fairy-tale. Featuring a timeless score from incredible composer Tchaikovsky.
Tickets: £22.00, £20.00 concessions.
Halloween Party nights @ The Gower Heritage Centre,
29th-31st October 2012 beginning at 6pm
Spooky disco, pumpkin carving, bat hunts and lots more, for children and adults!
Plantasia’s Halloween Spook Night
Tuesday 30 and Wednesday 31 October, 5.30pm – 7pm 2012
Enjoy Halloween activities in Plantasia’s spooky forest, dress up and join in the fun!
£4.50 entry for both children and adults, please pre book. www.plantasia.org for more information.
Dylan Thomas Festival
27 October – 9 November 2012, Swansea Grand Theatre
The Annual Dylan Thomas Festival, welcomes talent from Wales and beyond, in this multi-arts celebration of Swansea’s most famous son, his friends, contemporaries, and those he has influenced.
book by ringingand by ringing the Dylan Thomas Centre on 01792 463980.