Wrexham.com Going Out Guide (July 26-Aug 1)

There’s an exciting line up of events in Wrexham this week as the National Eisteddfod kick starts it’s residency in the town on Friday with a performance by Wales’ Three Tenors. Check out our Eisteddfod article for more details.

Tuesday July 26th
Create a Welsh Dafoddil Crown at Nant Mill Visitor Centre. Starts 1.30pm. Tickets £1.75. Box Office: 01978 822780

Synchronised Swimming Display and Workshops at Waterworld Wrexham. Come and watch some fantastic synchronised swimmers from Manchester put on a display in Waterworld at 2.00pm and then take the opportunity to have a go yourself with some of the performers and newly qualified synchronised swimming teachers. Aimed at all children & young people. Parents/guardians are welcome to watch (under 8s must be supervised). Event free. Bring a swimming kit.

Wednesday July 27th
Kids Fun Craft Workshop at the Plassey Craft and Retail Centre. Bring the family to a fun Craft Workshop to make spoon puppets, fridge magnets, coasters and rulers. 10.30am. Ticket price £1.50 per craft item. Contact Jean Povey/Sarah Brookshaw on 01978 780277 or email enquiries@plassey.com

Thursday July 28th
Ty Mawr Community Fun Day with lots of activities and children’s entertainment including tractor rides and refreshments all afternoon. Starts 1.30pm. Entry free.

Central Station plays host to London post-punk band Electricity in Our Homes, the show starts at 7.30pm and tickets cost £6 adv.

Friday July 29th
On Friday evening Sense and Sensibility will be performed by the Chapter House Theatre Company in the magical surroundings of Erddig’s beautiful rose gardens for their lively adaptation of Jane Austen’s famous novel. Gates open at 6.30pm. Ticket Price: £12 adults £8 children £35 family. Box Office: 01978 355314

It’s All About The Core: DJ Recon , DJ Kurt and MC Enemy bring the latest UK hardcore tunes to Central Station. Starts 10.00pm, tickets £10.

Also on Friday night the opening night of the National Eisteddfod in Wrexham takes place at The Maes, Lower Berse Farm, off Ruthin Road. In what is set to be an exciting concert Wales’ very own Three Tenors Rhys Merion, Aled Hall and Alyn Rhys Jenkins perform, joined by rising star, Fflur Wyn, local male voice choirs and Wrexham’s Ysgol Morgan Llwyd Choir. Starts 8.00pm. Limited tickets available, see http://www.eisteddfod.org.uk for further details.

Saturday July 30th
To celebrate the presence of the National Eisteddfod of Wales in Wrexham, the Zodiac Club goes to the Fat Cat to spin out some fine summer tunes with a soulful mix of Afro Soul, Northern Soul, funk and reggae. Join DJs Craig Baugh, Bill Black, and Mike Lloyd on the terrace. Starts 5pm, entry free.

Sunday July 31st
A concert of congregational hymn singing, led by experienced conductor, Geraint Roberts, originally from Wrexham, with Robert Parry on the organ will take place at the National Eisteddfod site on Sunday. Starts 8.00pm. Tickets available from http://www.eisteddfod.org.uk

Monday August 1st
Join some of Wales’ top stars, including Bryn Fon, Caryl Parry Jones, Huw Chiswell, Elin Fflur and Al Lewis Band, as they perform all-time Welsh pop classics, by a wide range of artists at the National Eisteddfod grounds. Starts 8.00pm. Tickets available from http://www.eisteddfod.org.uk

Also on Monday night Central Station plays host to an ironic comedy tribute to the Royal Family. A couple of hours of Welsh-language comedy followed by 70s Welsh punk/theatrical rock band revival from Dr Hywel Ffiaidd (Disgusting Hywel) backed by Plant Ffiaidd (The Disgusting Children). Starts at 8.00pm, tickets £8 adv.