The goings on in and around Bridgend

Monthly Archives: March 2012

Great House, Laleston

Great House, Laleston

Great House, Laleston

Great House, Laleston, originally uploaded by BridgendBites.

A beautiful 15th century manor house renovated to the highest standards. Easy access to the M4 between Cardiff and Swansea near to the Glamorgan Heritage Coast and championship golf. A warm friendly and welcoming atmosphere. Great food in our award winning restaurant using the finest local and organic products.
Upcoming events at The Great House, Laleston, Bridgend

Bridgend Bombshells

Bridgend Bombshells

Bridgend Bombshells


Bridgend Bombshells, originally uploaded by BridgendBites.

Bridgend's first Roller Derby Team at the Bridgend Mashup. This year's event will take place on Saturday, 19th May from 11am. The Urban sports street party is back! activites include Street Dance, Skateboarding, Pentathalon Challenge, BMX, Free Running, Street Sprinting, Slacklining, Live Music, Pole Vaulting, High Jump, Tarp Surfing, Circus Skills, Scooter Tricks.

Maesteg Tapas Festival

Maesteg Tapas Festival, originally uploaded by BridgendBites.

Maesteg Tapas Festival Friday 11th - Sunday 13th May, 2012 Maesteg Town Hall and Talbot Street

Kenfig Photographic Exhibition 2012

Kenfig exhibition 2012, originally uploaded by BridgendBites.

An exhibition of landscape photographs of South Wales has just opened in Kenfig National Nature Reserve visitor Centre. The exhibition, entitled 'Here & There', is the work of Bryn based photographer, Susanne Durie.
Susanne rediscovered her passion for photography when she and her husband moved to South Wales in 2003. She has spent the last 9 years exploring all aspects of the Welsh landscape and has captured some stunning images of our coastline, valleys and industrial heritage.
Susanne uses a variety of photographic techniques to create her images and tries to capture a unique perspective on the subject. These include using long exposures to blur the passage of time and create tranquil seascapes or combining multiple exposures to create extremely detailed architectural images.
The exhibition has a number of themed panels, including studies of flowers and animals, lighthouses and piers and the decline and regeneration of historic and industrial sites. Additionally there is a panel of images showing the transformation of the Prince of Wales dock in Swansea into the contemporary SA1 development. These are a subsection of the panel that was recognized by the Royal Photographic Society when Susanne became an Associate of the Society in 2008.

Elusive Surf Welsh Open 2012

14th & 15th April 2012, Rest Bay Porthcawl
Check in 8am Saturday 14th April.
Divisions: Open, Boys U18, Girls U18
Entry fee £10 per division, includes FREE contest t-shirt
Open winner receives a weekend’s accommodation at a surf camp in Portugal for 2 courtesy of Errant Surf Travel.
Other prizes include tail pads, board tracker chips and clothing from our friends at Obsessive-Disorder and Surfboard Tracker.
Open division limited to 32, U18’s limited to 16 per division.
Closing date for entries: Monday 9th April.
Full information and entry details can be found at