Wrexham.com Going Out Guide (August 2-8)

There’s a strong Welsh theme to this week’s Wrexham.com Going Out Guide, the National Eisteddfod continues its residency at the Maes and Central Station is also holding a number of Welsh language events to coincide with the festival.

Tuesday 2nd August

Pupils Ysgol Victoria School will be reciting poems, singing and playing the violin at the Wrexham Council Stand at The National Eisteddfod. Starts 1.30pm stall is free to attend although ticket fees apply for entry to the Eisteddfod itself.

Wynne Evans, star of the popular Go Compare adverts, Shan Cothi and Llyr Williams are the stars of the Eisteddfod playing at the pavilion on Tuesday night at The Maes, Lower Berse Farm, off Ruthin Road. Starts 8pm. Box Office: 0845 4090 900 or you can also buy tickets at http://www.eisteddfod.org.uk

Also at 8pm on Tuesday Welsh-language superstar Bryn Fôn will play Wrexham’s Central Station; the king of the pop anthems and reflective ballads who has reached the heights of popularity in the Welsh-language music scene. With 4 support bands including Rhos’ Daniel Lloyd. Tickets £9.

Wednesday 3rd August

On Wednesday afternoon come and help Wrexham Play Network celebrate National Playday at its large-scale, free open access play event on Queens Square. Activities include a water fight, a water slide, an early years area, a ropes course, a giant sand pit, junk modelling and more. All are welcome and the event is free to attend. Starts 12pm.

At the Eisteddfod in the evening you can enjoy an evening of competing on the Pavilion stage, with the Richard Burton Award, Song from the Musicals, Musicians Medal, W Towyn Roberts Vocal Scholarship and the Youth Choir under 25 years old. Starts 6.30pm. Box Office: 0845 4090 900 or you can also buy tickets at http://www.eisteddfod.org.uk

Central Station hosts another Welsh language act evening at 8pm, 60s DJ Mici Plwm will host, in music and film, a celebration of 50 years of Welsh-language rock music and protest. Live sets from 80s super-group Maffia Mr Huws, contemporary bands Gai Toms and Jen Jeniro, and Deeside’s 90s outfit Ian Rush. Tickets £9.

Thursday 4th August

On Thursday morning Street Dance Workshops are going on at Ruabon Community Centre. 5 hours of fun dance activities and games with qualified dance instructors. Starts 9am. Ticket price £12. Contact Sarah Edwards on 07864279475 or email danceextremewrexham@gmail.com

Ysgol Glanaethwy are the stars of the National Eisteddfod’s Thursday night show on the pavilion stage to celebrate the event’s 150th birthday. Starts 8pm. Box Office: 0845 4090 900 or you can also buy tickets at http://www.eisteddfod.org.uk

A Protest Gig against the Cuts with Mr Huw is happening at Central Station at 8pm. His tuneful approach should find a place in the hearts of anyone that hears his music, inhabiting a similar musical landscape to Super Furry Animals. Supporting will be Twmffat (former front man of Anweledig) and electronic bands Llwybr Llaethog, Crash.Disgo!, Dau Cefn and Llyr PSI. Tickets £7.

Friday 5th August

Free basketball coaching will take place at the basketball courts on Ponciau banks. Starts 10.30am, suitable for children 8+.

A full evening of competitions including the Mixed Chorus is the main feature at the Pavilion at the National Eisteddfod on the penultimate night. Starts 6.30pm. Box Office: 0845 4090 900 or you can also buy tickets at http://www.eisteddfod.org.uk

A Peace Gig is the next Welsh language event at Central Station on Wednesday night with a midnight remembrance for the victims of Hiroshima. Headlined by veteran anti-Vietnam war activist Meic Stevens supported by 5 other rock and folk bands. Downstairs Indi Club will join in with a set by Lleuwen with her full band of Welsh and Breton musicians and the next big Welsh language band Sen Segur. Starts 8pm, tickets £9.

Saturday 6th August

Bellevue Park Community Hall is set to host a Cultural Diversity Fun Day running from 12pm to 12am. Includes sports and games, arts and crafts, children’s graffiti, African drumming, bouncy castle and face painting. The African community centre presents a fund-raising BBQ + other food. Entry free.

In what will be memorable concert to end the National Eisteddfod week. Joining the Eisteddfod choir is world-renowned conductor, Owain Arwel Hughes and soloists, Anne Williams King, Ann Atkinson, Geraint Dodd and David Kempster, accompanied by the Wales Chamber Orchestra. So book your seat in the pavilion for a feast of song at the end of a special week for the Wrexham area and the whole of Wales. Starts 8pm. Box Office: 0845 4090 900 or you can also buy tickets at http://www.eisteddfod.org.uk

You can also round off the Eisteddfod with a gig at Central Station, starts off with a Celtic Marching Band. Followed by local band Mother of 6, and then a Martial Arts Display by world-famous local proponent Pol Wong. Then we move into folk-rock with the ever popular Welsh -language bands Geraint Lovgreen and Bob Delyn. Starts 7pm. Tickets £8.

Sunday 7th August

Bring the family to see a demonstration of Wicker Craft & Rattan Cane Furniture at The Plassey Craft and Retail Centre. Items available to purchase. Starts 10.30am, entry free. Contact Sarah Brookshaw on 01978 780277 or email enquiries@plassey.com

In the evening punk rocker Eddie Spaghetti plays Central Station. Starts 7pm, tickets £8.

Monday 8th August

Former Busted and current Fightstar frontman Charlie Simpson plays a solo gig at Central Station supported by local lad Danny Gruff. Starts 7pm, tickets £11.

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