The goings on in and around Bridgend

Monthly Archives: August 2011

Pontypool Walking Tall

Pontypool Walking Tall.

Bridgend Giggles

Bridgend Giggles, originally uploaded by Tourism Bridgend.

Join us for celebration of all things funny, Bridgend Giggles will provide you with a series of hilarious events on various dates and venues across the area.
17th August – 22nd September
01656 654906
24th August 8pm HaHaHa@Hobos Bridgend
26th August 7.30pm Taffy Shakespeare Comedy play Grand Pavilion Porthcawl
27th August 12pm Giggles on the Bridge Bridgend Town Centre
16th September 7pm Stand-up Comedy Berwyn Centre, Nantymoel
16th September 7pm Comedy, Cabaret & Song Blaengarw Workmen's Hall
17th September 7pm Mundo Jazz @ Blaengarw Workmen's Hall
20th September 7.30pm Blues Brothers Comedy Film Grand Pavilion, Porthcawl
21st September 7pm Open Mic Youth Comedy Night Blaengarw Workmen's Hall
21st September 7.30pm Segue Sisters Maesteg Town Hall
21st September  A Touch of Class - a Fawlty Towers sketch Maesteg Town Hall
22nd September 7.15pm Bottoms Up Comedy Drama Maesteg Town Hall
22nd September 8pm Finals Night Comedy Comp Hobos, Bridgend
23rd September 7pm Max Boyce Maesteg Town Hall

Join Derek Smith and friends at Bryngarw

Derek Smith

Derek Smith

Bryngarw has a series of fab free events on Sunday's in August, pay for car parking only. The 'Music in the Garden' event on the 21st August  stars one of Bridgend's most successful guitarists, Derek Smith performing live at Bryngarw Country Park in Brynmenyn, Bridgend from 2.30 - 4.30pm.
Derek will be joined by two of his Mabon musicians, Jasper Salmon on fiddle and Tim Orrell on wooden flute and whistles. Come and enjoy a family day out for an acoustic performance of the interceltic roots fusion music that is the trademark of this internationally successful band.
Join us and enjoy outdoor live music being performed upon the lawn in front of Bryngarw House, with this year's line-up offering sounds to suit everyone's taste:
 Sunday 21 August - Roots fusion with Derek Smith (Mabon) and friends
Sunday 28 August - Light classical with Absolute Zero Viola Quartet
Please note that there is no wet weather cover or seating provided, but you are welcome to bring your own chairs or picnic rugs. Due to this being an outdoor event; it is weather dependant, therefore we advise you to contact Bryngarw House on 01656 729009 prior to starting your journey.
 There will be children's entertainers including balloon modelling and stilt walking. Light snacks available at the park café.
 Admission is free with a car park charge of £2.50 for all events which are set on the beautiful lawns at the award-winning 113 acres of spectacular parkland that boasts Bridgend County Borough Council's largest picturesque landscape.
BryngarwCountryPark is part of the 'OneHistoricGarden' project linking heritage, gardens and opportunities acrossSouth Wales, and is part-funded by the EU's Convergence European Regional Development Fund through Visit Wales and the Welsh Government and supported by The Valleys Heart and Soul of Wales campaign.
For more information, contact Corporate Marketing Assistant Kelly Jones on (01656) 642094. Email: Website:

Rioja Wine Tasting Evening Friday 23rd September

The children and grand children have all gone back to school, so why not come and enjoy a Spanish Rioja evening with one of our wine suppliers.
There will be an opportunity to buy wine at a special price for one evening only!!!!!   Only £33.50pp to include a glass of wine with each course.
Dare you stay the night in this 15 century house?????  Double/twin £69 with breakfast, Single £39 with breakfast!!!!
T: 01656 657644

Marvellous Manmoel

Pen y Fan Pond, Manmoel

Marvellous Manmoel.