Entertainment & Events The Big Cheese • 26 - 28 July • Caerphilly and Caerphilly Castle

Rediscover The Big Cheese! This year’s new look festival will have a new layout and new feel with Street Food Vendors, Giant Urban Beach, Live Lounge Bar Area, THREE Huge Food Halls and Live Cookery Demonstrations. Caerphilly Castle, the second largest Castle in Britain still remains the star of the festival with free entry all weekend. With an entertainment program that’ll stretch from morning until evening, there’ll be medieval re-enactments within the Castle grounds, live music and a packed program in The Great Hall. The Big Cheese Festival brings together local and regional Welsh food & drink producers in three massive food halls, possibly the largest in the country. With a dedicated cheese market featuring quality cheese producers from all over the country, this really is a food lovers paradise. Exciting new street food vendors will be dotted around the site with show cooking and some unusual and exotic tastes. From noodles to crepes, there’s a feast to be had! The Big Cheese is a FREE event. For more information visit Barry Fringe Festival • 17-21 July • The Small Space

British Transplant Games • 25-28 July • Newport

Running for over 40 years, The Westfield Health British Transplant Games are a celebration of life. Teams from hospitals across the UK come

together 1000 to

compete in a medley of sports. The 4-day event attracts around


The inaugural event promises to showcase incredible magicians, comics, and musicians. There are several Britain’s Got Talent 2018 live semi-finalists to see including off-the- wall Welsh comic Noel James and comedy magician Mandy Muden who sported leopard print attire and came out with great one-liners. Also featured are regional stand-ups Robin Morgan and Ignacio Lopez, one of Europe’s best card magicians, Daniel Chard who hails from Bristol, Victorian-style magician Sylvia Sceptre (alter ego of performer Careena Fenton) and Channel 4’s original street magician Paul Zenon will also be making an appearance. Soul and jazz singer Louise Clare Marshall, best knowm with singing with Jools Holland and many others, wil be making an appearance as highlight of the festival.

5 Island Road, Barry CF62 7AR

Merthyr Tydfil Food Festival • 20 July • Merthyr Town Centre

Back by popular demand after a very successful first outing last year, our Pop Up Vegan Fest will take place in the nearby St Tydfil Shopping Centre with a fabulous mix of vegan food, creafts and gifts. New for 2019 will be the Bitesize Science Fest in and around St David’s Church - full of workshops, exhibitions and activities with a science based food theme! With some 50 food stalls, foodie themed entertainment, chef demos, Capital FM street stars and children’s activities, there is plenty for all to enjoy. Entry is free and the main festival takes place in Penderyn Square in the heart of Merthyr Tydfil from 10am-5pm.

Merthyr Tydfil Town Centre festival

athletes and more than 1500 supporters. The British Transplant Games held in Newport this year, will make use of some of the outstanding facilities across the compact city including the Newport International Sports Village, home to the Geraint Thomas National Velodrome of Wales, Celtic Manor Resort and Rodney Parade.

Marvel’s Avengers S.T.A.T.I.O.N. • until 9 September • St David’s Centre

S.T.A.T.I.O.N. is an acronym for Science T r aining and Tactical Intelligence Operat iv e Net work, and is where guests can step inside the popular films and become part of the Marvel Cinematic Universe, whether trying to lift Thor’s Hammer or taking a sneak peek at Bruce Banner’s Lab. As part of their training, fans will get the opportunity to interact with props and costumes straight from the big screen.

St David’s Centre, Civic Centre, Cardiff.

For More Events Visit: Cardiff & South Wales Advertiser - Friday 5th July 2019 - 29

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