Folk pioneers set for Pontardawe art centre return

South Wales Guardian: Performing traditional and contemporary roots-based folk songs and music, Bear Bones will support Rag Foundation.

5:10pm Thursday 18th September 2014

CRITICALLY acclaimed South Wales alt-folk pioneers Rag Foundation returns to Pontardawe Arts Centre next Friday, September 26, with their new album ‘The Sparrow and the Thief’.

West End star set to perform at anniversary concert

South Wales Guardian: CLASS ACT: John Owen-Jones.

2:02pm Monday 15th September 2014

CÔR Meibion Llanelli’s extra special guest at their annual concert on Saturday, September 20, will be the award-winning and record-breaking West End and Broadway performer John Owen-Jones.

'Pits and Perverts' at Ammanford Miners' theatre

South Wales Guardian: Pits and Perverts tells the unbelievably uplifting true story of an unlikely alliance during the miners strike.

3:46pm Monday 8th September 2014

AMMANFORD Miners' theatre is set to stage the critically acclaimed Pits and Perverts as part of their Welsh tour marking the 30th anniversary of the Miner's strike.

Towy Valley festival announces major headline act

South Wales Guardian: Baritone Roderick Williams is set to perform at next year's Llandeilo festival.

3:27pm Monday 8th September 2014

LLANDEILO Festival’s Artistic Director has just announced that one of Britain’s most distinguished Lieder singers, the baritone Roderick Williams, will be gracing next year’s Festival with his formidable presence.

Sultans set to put the Grand in a swing

South Wales Guardian: Money for Nothing was formed in 2000 as a tribute to one of the world's premier rock bands - Dire Straits

5:05pm Tuesday 2nd September 2014

Money for Nothing is Europe’s premier tribute to Dire Straits and are performing at Swansea Grand Theatre on Saturday, September 20.

Artist captures changing face of mining

South Wales Guardian: TINA FRANCIS: Exhibiting her work in Ammanford Library.

3:52pm Friday 29th August 2014

A self-taught portrait artist from Gwaun cae Gurwen is to exhibit her work in Ammanford Library.

Je m’accuse – I Am Marcus

South Wales Guardian: MARCUS BRIGSTOCKE: Je m’accuse – I Am Marcus Autumn Tour 2014 ©Huw Jennings.

11:33am Friday 29th August 2014

The Ffwrnes in Llanelli is hosting the 2013 Edinburgh Fringe critically acclaimed show, Je m’accuse – I am Marcus.

TV star Ragsy set to dazzle at fundraiser

South Wales Guardian:

4:48pm Tuesday 26th August 2014

THE Voice star Ragsy is set to perform during a charity night in Betws this weekend.

Top Abba tribute act prepares for Grand Theatre gig

South Wales Guardian:

1:43pm Tuesday 26th August 2014

IT’S 40 years since Abba swept to superstardom with their Eurovision winning Waterloo, and four decades later the song and the band remain as popular as ever.

Celt festival welcomes music legends

South Wales Guardian: Bay City Rollers star Eric Faulkner.

5:12pm Monday 18th August 2014

THIS weekend Upper Cwmtwrch welcomes the Festival of the Celts featuring Bay City Rollers star Eric Faulkner and multi grammy nominee and Ireland’s favourite fiddle player Joe O’Donnell.

Marc Bolan tribute set for Swansea Grand Theatre show

South Wales Guardian:

2:52pm Tuesday 19th August 2014

ON September 8, 1972 a record that would inspire future generations was released by the one of the most flamboyant and charismatic bands of the original glam rock era.

Get set for charity fundraiser for Alfi

South Wales Guardian: The charity night at Betws RFC will raise vital funds for Alfi Morris, who has Neonatal Marfan Syndrome.

2:46pm Thursday 7th August 2014

A CHARITY night is set to take place later this month to raise money for youngster Alfi Morris.

Rockin’ back to era of greats

South Wales Guardian: Don’t miss out on this chance to go through the ages of rock ‘n’ roll.

10:47am Tuesday 5th August 2014

THIS summer get ready to experience the ‘Time-Space Continuum’ at Swansea Grand Theatre, as some of the starts of the past are transported through time and brought back to the future.

Join in a talk on red squirrels in the Tawe Valley

South Wales Guardian: The talk will encourage you to take action to save red squirrels.

10:29am Tuesday 22nd July 2014

A TALK on action for red squirrels in the area is set to take place in Rhandirmwyn, Llandovery this weekend.

Dance show heralds a new era in Irish entertainment

South Wales Guardian: The National Dance Company of Ireland, featuring The Young Irish Tenors.

12:21pm Wednesday 16th July 2014

The National Dance Company of Ireland, featuring The Young Irish Tenors are at Swansea Grand Theatre in the resplendent and rousing new stage production, Rhythm of the Dance.

That was then...

South Wales Guardian: OLD SCHOOL TIES: In the first decade of the 20th century youngsters from Ammanford attended a day school at Nebo in Heol Ddu.

1:18pm Wednesday 11th June 2014

These were the stories that were hitting the headlines in the South Wales Guardian 50 years ago on June 18, 1964.

World opera star set to perform at Llandeilo Fawr Festival of Music

South Wales Guardian: OPERA STAR: Nuccia Focile will perform at Llandeilo festival of music.

5:37pm Monday 9th June 2014

THE vocal highlight of this year’s Llandeilo Fawr Festival of Music will be a visit from one of the world’s leading operatic sopranos.

Weatherman Derek to give talk at Miners' theatre

South Wales Guardian: WEATHERMAN TALKING: Derek Brockway.

12:08pm Monday 9th June 2014

For the last event of their current season Ammanford Arts Club welcome the much-loved weatherman and TV personality, Derek Brockway, who will be at the Miners Theatre on Friday, June 20 at 7.30pm.

Charity to host musical extravaganza

South Wales Guardian: (6958036)

12:03pm Monday 9th June 2014

Amman Valley Mencap is set to host a musical extravaganza this Friday, June 13 at the Amman Centre, Ammanford.

Enjoy a host of treats at tea party for Marie Curie

South Wales Guardian: Enjoy a host of treats at the Blooming Great Tea Party.

12:35pm Wednesday 4th June 2014

AMMAN Valley Volunteer group for Marie Curie are set to host a Blooming Great Tea Party on Saturday, June 21 for the cancer charity.

Party on the Pitch set to be bigger and better than ever

South Wales Guardian: Party on the Pitch is set to take place on June 7 featuring ten hours of live music.

1:14pm Monday 26th May 2014

PARTY On The Pitch is back and it’s bigger.

An exhibition of unique jewellery comes to Llandeilo

South Wales Guardian: UNIQUE: Delicate leather, combining sterling silver and unusual layering in bright, natural and pastel colours.

12:01pm Friday 23rd May 2014

A unique and exclusive collection of contemporary jewellery will be showcased in Llandeilo throughout June.

Top musicians head to Llandeilo festival

South Wales Guardian: 2012 BBC Young Musician winner Laura van der Heijden.

10:41am Wednesday 21st May 2014

THE past thirteen summers has seen Llandeilo become ever more established as a place music lovers must visit, for one magical week in July.

Get set to race through the Amman Valley - in a wheelbarrow

South Wales Guardian: Get set to race through the Amman Valley - in a wheelbarrow

12:56pm Tuesday 13th May 2014

WHEELS are in motion as the Amman Valley prepares for its charity wheelbarrow race.

Ground-breaking band set to perform at Pontardawe Arts centre

South Wales Guardian: Red Snapper are to take to the stage at Pontardawe Arts Centre next week.

4:48pm Monday 28th April 2014

RED Snapper - described as one of the most forward thinking and ground-breaking bands in the UK are set to perform at Pontardawe Arts Centre next Friday, May 9.

The Vamps add extra Cardiff date to autumn tour

South Wales Guardian: The Vamps

4:08pm Monday 28th April 2014

POP-ROCK sensation The Vamps have added an extra Cardiff date to their massive autumn tour.

Psychic Medium Tony Stockwell set for Llanelli date

South Wales Guardian: PSYCHIC MEDIUM: Tony Stockwell.

3:46pm Monday 28th April 2014

ONE of the country's most well known mediums is set to bring his tour to Llanelli on May 15.

Get ready for the time of your life

11:44am Tuesday 15th April 2014

A brand new sing-a-long screening of the classic film Dirty Dancing (15+) is at Swansea Grand Theatre.

Ben will rock your world at Jackson Live concert

South Wales Guardian: Tickets are on sale now for Jackson Live at Swansea Grand Theatre.

11:26am Tuesday 15th April 2014

THERE will only ever be one Michael Jackson and though he is sadly missed his legacy will continue well into the future. He was the greatest entertainer, a creative genius and is a musical legend who will continue to inspire countless people across the world for generations to come.

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Tycroes author takes tour through Tudor Wales

South Wales Guardian: Tudor Wales: A Guide, written by Tycroes author Nathen Amin has been released by Amberley Publishing.

11:05am Tuesday 18th March 2014

A Tycroes author has written a book exploring one of the most intriguing periods of Welsh history.

Drama takes to the Arctic skies

South Wales Guardian: New Inernational Encounters bring their new production North North North to Pontardawe Arts Centre.

12:32pm Tuesday 18th March 2014

NEW International Encounters are set to bring their theatre production of North North North to Pontardawe Arts Centre on Thursday (March 20).

Riverdance are back with their 20th anniversary tour

South Wales Guardian: Riverdance are back with their 20th anniversary tour

9:00am Monday 17th March 2014

CELEBRATING 20 years at the top, Riverdance are set to bring their anniversary tour to the Welsh capital this September.

Singing Welsh brothers will put chills down your spine

South Wales Guardian: BRITAIN'S GOT TALENT FINALISTS: Brothers Richard and Adam.

11:56am Friday 14th March 2014

PORT TALBOT’S Princess Royal Theatre welcomes Welsh brothers and Britain’s Got Talent finalists, Richard and Adam to the stage next week.

Garnswllt activity centre plans quiz night

South Wales Guardian: Chariaty Quiz Night

2:02pm Wednesday 5th March 2014

Garnswllt Activity centre is set to hold a quiz night on Wednesday, March 12 from 7pm to 9pm.

Evening of top dance with Strictly stars

South Wales Guardian: Pasha and Katya

8:00am Wednesday 5th March 2014

STRICTLY stars Pasha Kovalev and Katya Virshilas will appear at Swansea Grand Theatre later this month.

Charity gala pulls in popular baritone

South Wales Guardian: Baritone: Gary Griffiths

1:56pm Tuesday 4th March 2014

ALL roads lead to Llandybie on March 22, where a charity gala concert will take place in the village Memorial hall.

Ruby Wax is still a gem

South Wales Guardian: Ruby Wax

1:28pm Tuesday 4th March 2014

COMEDIAN Ruby Wax is set to bring her new show - Sane New World - to the Princess Royal Theatre, Port Talbot.

Get set for biggest dance festival in Wales

South Wales Guardian: Jason Thomas, Promotions Director of the Together Festival, is geared up for the biggest dance event on the Welsh calendar.

9:12am Tuesday 18th February 2014

A BRAND new dance festival will be taking over Carmarthen showground in May.

Go Ga Ga at Swansea Grand Theatre

South Wales Guardian: GA GA: The ultimate Queen tribute band.

5:01pm Monday 3rd February 2014

The multi-award winning Queen tribute band, Ga Ga has been booked to appear at Swansea Grand Theatre with its Best of Queen show later this month.

Capture the Magic of the Beatles at Swansea Grand Theatre

South Wales Guardian: Capture the magic of the Beatles at Swansea Grand Theatre.

12:03pm Tuesday 28th January 2014

CELEBRATING the 50th anniversary of A Hard Day’s Night, the Magic of the Beatles will hit Swansea Grand Theatre this spring.

Tickets are going fast for X Factor stars Carmarthen show

South Wales Guardian: Joe McElderry

12:03pm Tuesday 28th January 2014

FANS of Joe McElderry are in for a treat when the X Factor star brings his nationwide tour to The Lyric in Carmarthen this June.

The Lion King roars into Wales Millennium Centre

South Wales Guardian: Lion King Nicholas Nkuna as Simba and the Original UK touring company.JPG

12:01pm Tuesday 21st January 2014

WALES Millennium Centre has announced that Disney’s award-winning production of The Lion King is coming to Wales this November, with tickets going on sale next week.

Celebrate St Dwynwen with Welsh comedians

South Wales Guardian: Celebrate St Dwynwen with Welsh comedians

12:02pm Wednesday 15th January 2014

LOVE is in the air for some of the best comedians in Wales as they prepare to celebrate the Welsh patron saint of lovers, St Dwynwen.

Musical Towy Valley siblings add extra date to fundraising tour

South Wales Guardian: The Meadows are set to bring winter cheer to fundraising concert.

12:02pm Tuesday 14th January 2014

FOLLOWING their well-received mini concert tour in Carmarthenshire for Velindre Cancer Centre Fundraising, Towy Valley group The Meadows have been invited back to add another date at the Llansteffan Memorial Hall this Saturday (January 18).

Popular Welsh choir to perform at Miners' theatre

2:08pm Monday 13th January 2014

AMMANFORD Miners' Theatre welcomes popular Cardiff-based choir CF1 to the venue later this month for a special performance in support of the Carmarthenshire National Eisteddfod 2014.

Pink Floyd Experience to play Swansea Grand Theatre

South Wales Guardian: FRONTMAN: Paul Andrews.

9:00am Tuesday 7th January 2014

PINK Floyd fans are in for a treat on Friday, January 17, at 7.30pm when Swansea Grand Theatre plays host to one of the UK’s top tribute bands, the UK Pink Floyd Experience.

Vintage weekend in store at Botanic Gardens

2:10pm Monday 6th January 2014

WELSH pottery, paintings and textiles take centre stage at the National Botanic Garden’s Antiques Fair weekend (January 11 & 12).

Manics return for Cardiff show

10:16am Monday 23rd December 2013

MANIC Street Preachers have announced a UK tour for Spring 2014, their first arena dates since a one off singles show in 2011. The band recently released their 11th studio album which entered the charts at number four and played a handful of sold out intimate shows after a lengthy break.

Still time to hook a ticket to Peter Pan panto

South Wales Guardian: Jimmy Osmond takes on the role of Captain Hook.

9:57am Monday 23rd December 2013

THERE is still time to join in the panto fun with tickets still available for Swansea Grand Theatre's swashbuckling adventure, Peter Pan.

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