The goings on in and around Bridgend

You won’t want to miss this sizzling new festival in Porthcawl

Did you know Porthcawl is hosting a brand new fire and water festival this half term? The sizzling event will celebrate the spirit of the sea, jam-packed with flaming excitement. From world record attempts, to fire eating, dancing and juggling, here's what you won't want to miss.

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Witness a world record attempt on water

Watch history unfold as 200 surfers attempt to break the world record for the most people surfing at once. Kicking off Porthcawl's Fire and Water event, this world record attempt is not to be missed. With the current record standing at 120, there's never been a better reason to come along and hop on a surf board!27th October, 9am, Sandy Bay. Time will be weather and surf permitting.

Enjoy an afternoon of beach themed adventure

Join SeaQuest and National Marine Aquarium for an afternoon of family fun on 27th. Toast up a marshmallow for an indulgent smore, learn to build your own beach shelter, discover fascinating marine artefacts washed ashore and take part in an epic beach clean blitz! If you've still got energy, why not get hands on and make a microbead mosaic?1pm-5pm, times may vary according to weather.

Everything from street theatre to wellie wanging

Enjoy an afternoon jam-packed with entertainment. Keep your eye on the beach for sand art bought to you by the Awen Cultural Trust, or test yourself with a flags competition hosted by Sker and Pink Bay SLSQ. If you'd like to try something new, get your boots on and try a wellie wanging competition later in the day!All taking place between 1pm and 5pm. These times are weather dependent and may be subject to change.

Seaquest Night Surf

See the action as surfers battle it out on the floodlit waves. 6pm-9pm

Feel the heat with a night of flames and Grand Finale

Porthcawl's Fire and Water event will continue with a night of flames. Expect an extravagant firework display and performances from world-travelled FlameOz, throughout the course of the evening. FlameOz will not only be dancing and juggling with fire - they'll even be eating it! 27th October, 8.30pm, Sandy Bay.

Immersive surf experience

Step on a virtual surfboard and try virtually riding the waves of Rest Bay without getting wet! If paddle boarding is more your thing, SUP through the harbour in the stunning autumn sunshine. This innovative immersion room experience will come to Trecco Bay for half term from 27th October.

Snap away with Porthcawl's brand new selfie-board!

To get you warmed up for the event, Porthcawl is launching a brand new selfie-board nearby. Take a selfie in front of a giant 10m x 2.4m selfie board at the Rest Bay Watersports Centre site, when it launches this weekend. Snap away in front of the brand new feature and use the hashtags #DiscoverPorthcawl and #DarganfodPorthcawl to share it with your friends. 

The Porthcawl Seascape project has received funding via the Regional Tourism Engagement Fund (RTEF) and supported through the Welsh Government Rural Communities - Rural Development Programme 2014-2020, which is funded by the European Agricultural Fund for Rural Development (EAFRD) and the Welsh Government, the Fund to improve the visitor experience and create stronger destinations by working together

 

Fyddwch chi ddim eisiau methu'r ŵyl newydd hon ym Mhorthcawl...

Oeddech chi'n gwybod bod Porthcawl yn cynnal gŵyl tân a dŵr newydd sbon dros wyliau'r hanner tymor? Bydd yr ŵyl danbaid hon yn dathlu ysbryd y môr a bydd yn llawn cyffro tanllyd. O syrffwyr yn ceisio gosod record byd i bobl yn jyglo, dawnsio ac yn bwyta tân, fyddwch chi ddim eisiau methu'r cyfle.

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Ceisio gosod record byd ar y dŵr

Dewch i wylio 200 o syrffwyr yn ceisio gosod record byd am y nifer fwyaf o bobl yn syrffio ar yr un pryd. Yr ymgais fythgofiadwy hon i osod record byd fydd yn dechrau'r digwyddiad Tân a Dŵr. 120 yw'r record ar hyn o bryd, felly mae hwn yn rheswm gwell nag erioed dros ddod draw a neidio ar fwrdd syrffio!27 Hydref, 9am, Sandy Bay. Bydd yr amser yn dibynnu ar y tywydd a'r tonnau.

Dewch i fwynhau prynhawn llawn antur yn seiliedig ar thema'r traeth

Ymunwch â SeaQuest a'r Acwariwm Morol Cenedlaethol am brynhawn o hwyl i'r teulu ar 27 Hydref. Cewch dostio malws melys a mwynhau smores blasus, dysgu adeiladu eich cysgodfan traeth eich hun, darganfod arteffactau morol diddorol sydd wedi'u golchi ar y lan a chymryd rhan mewn sesiwn glanhau traeth epig! Os oes gennych chi ddigon o egni ar ôl hynny, beth am greu mosäig gyda gleiniau bychan?1pm-5pm, gall yr amseroedd amrywio gan ddibynnu ar y tywydd.

Popeth o theatr stryd i daflu welis

Dewch i fwynhau prynhawn llawn adloniant. Gwyliwch ddetholiad o theatr stryd yn cael ei pherfformio gan Ymddiriedolaeth Ddiwylliannol Awen, neu rhowch gynnig ar gystadleuaeth baneri, sy'n cael ei chynnal gan SLSC Sger a Pink Bay. Os hoffech chi roi cynnig ar rywbeth newydd, gwisgwch eich esgidiau glaw a chymryd rhan yn y gystadleuaeth taflu welis yn nes ymlaen yn y diwrnod!Bydd hyn i gyd yn digwydd rhwng 1pm a 5pm. Mae'r amseroedd hyn yn dibynnu ar y tywydd ac mae'n bosib y byddan nhw'n newid.

Sesiwn Syrffio Min Nos Seaquest
Dewch i wylio'r hwyl wrth i'r syrffwyr syrffio'r tonnau dan olau'r llifoleuadau. 6pm-9pm

Pethau'n poethi gyda noson o fflamau a diweddglo mawreddog

Bydd digwyddiad Tân a Dŵr Porthcawl yn parhau gyda noson o fflamau. Disgwyliwch arddangosfa tân gwyllt anhygoel a pherfformiadau gan FlameOz drwy gydol y noson. Nid yn unig y bydd FlameOz yn dawnsio ac yn jyglo gyda thân - byddan nhw'n bwyta tân hefyd!27 Hydref, 8.30pm, Sandy Bay. 

Profiad syrffio rithwir
Camwch ar fwrdd syrffio rhithwir a syrffio tonnau Rest Bay heb wlychu hyd yn oed! Os yw'n well gennych chi badl-fyrddio, gallwch badl-fyrddio ar eich traed yn heulwen yr hydref. Bydd y profiad ystafell ymgolli arloesol hwn ym Mae Trecco yn ystod gwyliau'r hanner tymor, o 27 Hydref ymlaen.

Tynnwch ddigon o luniau gyda bwrdd hunluniau newydd Porthcawl!

I baratoi ar gyfer y digwyddiad, mae Porthcawl yn lansio bwrdd hunluniau newydd gerllaw. Dewch i dynnu hun-lun o flaen bwrdd hunluniau anferth 10m x 2.4m ar safle Chwaraeon Dŵr Rest Bay, sy'n cael ei lansio y penwythnos hwn. Gallwch dynnu lluniau o flaen yr adnodd newydd sbon hwn, gan ddefnyddio'r hashnod #DarganfodPorthcawl a #DiscoverPorthcawl er mwyn eu rhannu gyda'ch ffrindiau. 

Cyfle i ENNILL sesiwn syrffio neu sesiwn padl-fyrddio ar eich traed

Bydd yr ymwelwyr sy'n dod i'r digwyddiad Tân a Dŵr hefyd yn cael cyfle i ENNILL sesiwn padl-fyrddio neu sesiwn syrffio am ddim drwy lenwi arolwg i ymwelwyr ar-lein. Peidiwch â cholli'r cyfle!  

Mae prosiect Morlun Porthcawl wedi cael cyllid gan Y Gronfa Datblygu Cymunedau Gwledig a chefnogaeth drwy Gymunedau Gwledig Llywodraeth Cymru - Rhaglen Datblygu Gwledig 2014-2020, sy'n cael ei hariannu gan Gronfa Amaethyddol Ewrop ar gyfer Datblygu Gwledig a Llywodraeth Cymru, er mwyn gwella profiad ymwelwyr a chreu cyrchfannau cryfach drwy gydweithio.

 

Six Reasons to Visit Europe’s Largest Elvis Festival

The King is back and he is ready to party in Porthcawl! Join thousands of Elvis lookalikes around the seaside town of Porthcawl from 28th-30th September, for a truly rock 'n' roll weekend. With a brand new stage, 100s of Elvis inspired events and award winning acts, this year's Elvis Festival is set to be a show stopping weekend you won't want to miss.

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Join the single largest Elvis event in Europe!

Did you know Porthcawl Elvis Fest is the single largest Elvis gathering in Europe (arguably the world)? Visitors can expect loads of free events including over 100 shows from the Elvis Fringe Festival taking place around Porthcawl. The bonkers event has even broken numerous world records, including the record for 814 Elvises singing 'Hound Dog' together in 2012!

 

Find out who will be crowned this year's Best Elvis

Throughout the weekend Elvises from all over will be battling it out to become the Festival's Best King. You can watch the first heat onFriday 28th at 2.30pm,followed by the second heat and grand finale onSaturday 29th from noon.For more live music head to the iconic Grand Pavilion on Friday at 7.30pm to dance the night away with The Three Kings. Find out which Elvis will become the King on Saturday evening with the grand Elvies awards - the Oscars of the Elvis World!  

Best Festival Elvis Heat 1: Friday 28th at 2.30pm, Porthcawl Grand Pavilion

Heat 2 and Grand Finale: Saturday 29th from noon, Porthcawl Grand Pavilion

 

Join the Usherettes in Hawaiian Paradise 

Join Porthcawl's fabulous Usherettes for a unique screening of Elvis' no.1 hit film, Blue Hawaii. Hosted by Kitsch n Sync comedy trio, The Usherettes, guests can expect plenty of entertaining surprises along the way! Take in the beauty of the Hawaiian islands, Oahu and Kauai while marvelling at the King, all ahead of Porthcawl's very own Elvis fest to begin the following day.

Thursday 27th September at 5.30pm  http://www.grandpavilion.co.uk/events/3671/film-blue-hawaii-u/ 

 

Put on your blue suede shoes for the win

Dogs, children and adults will all be invited to dress up like the King, with plenty of prizes for the best dressed to be won. Take on the Ty Hafan Fancy Dress Contest or join the Priscilla, Queen of The Promenade Parade in your best vintage dress. At Midday on the Saturday Elvies can also try their luck for the legendary Best Dressed Hound Dog event, where pooches will be judged on categories like Best Dressed Priscilla, Waggiest Tail and of course, the Best Dressed Hound Dog.

 

Run like the King

If you're up for a challenge, take on The Elvis Park Run - a 5km run, jog or crawl up to Rest Bay and back. Make sure you come fully clad in your royal attire, as the best dressed 'King' will receive an award. This run is free to enter but all Elvies should pre-register on the Porthcawl Park Run website.

Porthcawl Esplanade, Saturday 29th September, 9am

 

Look up to the heavens with rooftop performances

Watch your favourite Elvis acts on this year's new rooftop stage. Performers will be gracing the roof of the Porthcawl Grand Pavilion, overlooking the family zone hosting loads of Elvis inspired events. Listen to finalists from Rhonnda Cynon Taff Does Elvis, contestants from this years' Best Festival Elvis, Darren 'Graceland' Jones, Reggae Elvis and even the best Tom Jones Tribute act in Wales!

Porthcawl Grand Pavilion, 28th-30th September 

For more info go to: http://www.elvies.co.uk and find ticket details here.

 

Chwe Rheswm i Ymweld â Gŵyl Elvis Fwyaf Ewrop

Mae'r Brenin yn ei ôl ac mae'n barod am hwyl a sbri ym Mhorthcawl! Ymunwch â miloedd fydd yn edrych yr un ffunud ag Elvis o gwmpas tref glan môr Porthcawl o 28 i 30  Medi, i gael penwythnos o roc a rôl. Gyda llwyfan newydd sbon, cannoedd o ddigwyddiadau wedi'u hysbrydoli gan Elvis a sioeau sydd wedi ennill gwobrau, mae Gŵyl Elvis eleni yn argoeli'n benwythnos a hanner. Peidiwch â'i golli.

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Ymunwch â'r Wŷl Elvis Fwyaf yn Ewrop!

Wyddech chi mai Gŵyl Elvis Porthcawl yw'r digwyddiad mwyaf o'i fath yn Ewrop (gellid dadlau yn y byd). Gall ymwelwyr ddisgwyl llwythi o ddigwyddiadau am ddim yn cynnwys dros 100 o sioeau o Wŷl yr Ymylon Elvis sy'n cael ei chynnal o gwmpas Porthcawl. Mae'r dathliad arbennig hwn wedi torri sawl record byd, yn cynnwys y record ar gyfer 818 o Elvisiaid yn canu 'Hound Dog' gyda'i gilydd yn 2012!

 

Mynnwch wybod pwy fydd yn cael ei goroni fel Elvis Gorau'r ŵyl eleni

Trwy gydol y penwythnos bydd Elvisiaid o bob rhan o'r wlad yn cystadlu ar gyfer Brenin Gorau'r Wŷl. Gallwch wylio'r rownd gyntafddydd Gwener 28 am2.30pm,yna ar ôl yr ail rownd cynhelir y rownd derfynolddydd Sadwrn 29 o hanner dydd.I glywed mwy o gerddoriaeth fyw anelwch am neuadd fawr Pafiliwn y Grand ddydd Gwener am 7.30pm i ddawnsio drwy'r nos gyda'r Tri Brenin. Mynnwch wybod pwy fydd y Brenin nos Sadwrn gyda gwobrau mawreddog Elvies - Osgars Byd Elvis!  

Elvis Gorau'r Wŷl Rownd 1: dydd Gwener 28 am 2.30pm, Pafiliwn y Grand Porthcawl

Rownd 2 a'r Rownd Derfynol: dydd Sadwrn 29 o hanner dydd, Pafiliwn y Grand Porthcawl

 

Ymunwch â'r Usherettes ym Mharadwys Hawäi 

Ymunwch ag Usherettes anhygoel Porthcawl i wylio ffilm lwyddiannus Elvis, Blue Hawaii.  Y triawd Kitsch n Sync, yr Usherettes, sy'n cynnal y noson, a gall y gwesteion ddisgwyl digon o syrpreisys i'w diddanu! Ymhyfrydwch yn harddwch ynysoedd Hawäi, Oahu a Kauai a rhyfeddu ar y Brenin, cyn i ŵyl Elvis Porthcawl ddechrau ar y diwrnod canlynol. 

Dydd Iau, 27 Medi am 5.30pm  http://www.grandpavilion.co.uk/cy/digwyddiadau/3671/film-blue-hawaii-u/ 

  

Gwisgwch eich sgidiau swêd glas i ennill

Gwahoddir cŵn, plant ac oedolion i wisgo fel y Brenin, gyda digonedd o wobrau i'w hennill i'r goreuon. Beth am gystadlu yng Nghystadleuaeth Gwisg Ffansi Tŷ Hafan neu ymunwch â Priscilla, Brenhines Parêd y Rhodfa yn eich gwisg vintageorau. Am hanner dydd, ddydd Sadwrn gall Elvisiaid hefyd gystadlu yn y digwyddiad  Best Dressed Hound Dog, lle bydd cŵn yn cael eu beirniadu mewn categorïau felBest Dressed Priscilla,Waggiest Tail ac wrth gwrs,Best Dressed Hound Dog.

 

Rhedwch fel y Brenin

Os ydych eisiau her, ewch ar Ras y Parc Elvis - gallwch redeg, loncian neu gerdded 5km i Fae Rest ac yn ôl. Gwnewch yn siŵr eich bod yn eich gwisg orau, gan y bydd y 'Brenin' sydd wedi'i wisgo orau'n derbyn gwobr. Mae'r ras hon am ddim ond dylai pob Elvis gofrestru ymlaen llaw ar wefan Ras y Parc Porthcawl.

Rhodfa Porthcawl, dydd Sadwrn 29Medi, 9am

 

Edrych tua'r nefoedd gyda pherfformiadau ar ben to

Gwyliwch eich hoff ddigwyddiadau Elvis eleni ar lwyfan newydd ar ben to. Bydd perfformwyr yn canu ar ben to Pafiliwn y Grand Porthcawl, gan edrych dros yr ardal i deuluoedd lle cynhelir nifer o  ddigwyddiadau wedi'u hysbrydoli gan Elvis. Gwrandewch ar enillwyr oRhondda Cynon Taff Does Elvis, cystadleuwyr oBest Festival Elviseleni,Darren 'Graceland' Jones,Reggae Elvisa hyd yn oed y digwyddiad Teyrnged Tom Jones yng Nghymru!

Pafiliwn y Grand Porthcawl, 28-30 Medi

 

Am fwy o wybodaeth ewch i: http://www.elvies.co.uk ac mae manylion am docynnau yma.

 

The unique buildings opening their doors in Bridgend County this month

Ever wanted to learn the secrets behind Bridgend County's most intriguing buildings? Throughout September, some of our most historic spots will be offering first hand access to their ancient sites and unique stories. From Grade II listed buildings to Police Headquarters, here's all you need to know about Open Doors Month this September.

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Image Credit: Cadw.gov.wales 

Discover the ancient spot St Cein settled

Spend a September weekend exploring St Cein's Church in Llangeinor. This Norman build was built on an early 6th century Christian heritage site where St Cein herself set up her cell. Learn about the journeys of the saint herself and how she at last came to the picturesque Llangeinor. To top it off, enjoy tasty refreshments and ancient stories from the church and surrounding area.

1st-30th September. 12pm-3pm.

 

Experience life inside a Victorian Police Cell

Ever wanted to see inside the headquarters of a police station?This September, visitors are invited to delve deep into the basement of South Wales Police headquarters. Experience life in a Victorian police cell, complete with resident prisoner, and take a peek into an Edwardian charge room. You can even explore the newly re-opened Heritage Centre to get a first look behind the world of policing in South Wales.

21st - 22nd September. Each visit takes between 1 - 1.5 hours, booking required.

 

Learn about the tragic Parc Slip mining disaster of Tondu

Discover the tragic story of the Parc Slip mining disaster at the Wesley Church Centre, Tondu. The Tondu church will commemorate the tragic explosion of 1892, which saw 112 men and boys from the area die. Visitors will have the opportunity to unravel the events which took place that day, while learning all about the village of Tondu's industrial heritage. For some light refreshment, head to the Parc Slip Nature reserve nearby.

28th September. 10am -3pm

 

Unveil the unique history of Bridgend at St John's House

The oldest dwelling of its type in town, St John's House, will be unveiling a History of Bridgend at the end of the month. Feast your eyes on informative maps from long ago and gather unique information from the town. The Grade II listed building, which was built in around 1511, has been described by the Royal Commission as a high-status house and of great significance - come and see for yourself!

29th September, 11am - 3.30pm