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NORTH WALES WHAT’S ON

WHAT’S ON IN BRIEF 28TH JULY-7TH AUGUST

Top-class blues and soul

28th July, Holyhead Festival Colour Run Run 2.5k or 5k in this relaxed family-friendly event while being doused from head to toe in paint. The route starts from Newry Promenade at 2.30pm. All finishers receive a medal and refreshments.

28th July, Cymru Knievels’ One Day North Wales Coast Run A fun three-hour ride from Deeside Industrial Estate to South Stack Lighthouse, finishing at the Holyhead Festival. The ride starts at 10am and is open to all, with a donation of £10 per bike in aid of Wales Air Ambulance. 2nd-10th August, Eisteddfod, Llanrwst The National Eisteddfod attracts around 150,000 people and this year comes to Llanrwst. Steeped in tradition, it also embraces all that’s new and youthful in Welsh culture. Everyone is welcome, with translation facilities available to non-Welsh speakers.

An incredible line up awaits visitors to the North Wales Blues & Soul Festival from 2nd to 4th August, including British harmonica player Paul Lamb, who has collaborated with some of the world’s greatest rock stars, Kyla Brox, US swamp blues band Delta Moon and rising star Elles Bailey. Other acts confirmed for 2019 include The Colin Hinds Band, The Rumblestrutters, Rob Heron &

Discover Paul Simon in Colwyn Singer-songwriter Gary Edward Jones brings the life and songs of Paul Simon to Theatr Colwyn on 5th July with Something About Simon. In this poignant and critically acclaimed show, Gary not only recites the music of one of his idols, but also tells the unique story of Paul Simon, combining visuals, stage design and, of course, great music. The show starts at 7.30pm and tickets cost £14. www.theatrcolwyn.co.uk

Colour and pageantry come to Chirk castle Pikes, muskets and armour will be at the ready for a dramatic reenactment of the Civil War at Chirk Castle on 20th to 21st July. The company of Pikemen & Musketeers will be entertaining visitors to Chirk Castle with colour, pageantry and loud bangs as they demonstrate how an army fought in the 1640s. The Pikemen & Musketeers are a ceremonial unit of the Honourable Artillery Company (the ‘HAC’), the oldest regiment in the British Army, which traces its origins back to a charter granted by King Henry VIII.

4th August, North Wales Half Marathon, Conwy This incredible race starts and finishes on the beach next to the Mulberry Marina and crosses into the Snowdonia National Park along the way. This half marathon may not be the easiest you ever do, but it will be one of the most stunning. 9am. www.runwales.com

7th August, Stories Of The Seashore, Nova Centre, Prestatyn Join the North Wales Wildlife Trust for a familyfriendly selection of seashore activities, including a virtual reality experience. 10am-2pm.

The Tea Pad Orchestra, One Eyed Crow, Forty4, Skariad, Yubaba and Wrexham-based Delta Radio. The festival, which is in its sixth year, takes place on the fields of Theatr Clwyd, overlooking the beautiful market town of Mold, with artists performing on an outside stage and in the theatre. Camping is available on-site, including boutique glamping chalets. www.nwbluesandsoul.co.uk

What’s On at William Aston Hall The Warrior Monks, 7th July Direct from China, The Warrior Monks of The Southern Shaolin Temple are back with their highoctane kung fu mastery. 7.00pm Tickets £27.50 Jimmy Carr: Terribly Funny, 19th July Famous stand-up comedian, presenter and actor Jimmy Carr is back with his hilarious new tour. 7.00pm Tickets £32.45 Wrexham Symphony Orchestra, 20th July Richard Howarth conducts the Wrexham Symphony Orchestra in a special concert marking 50 years since man’s first walk on the moon. The programme includes Shostakovich’s Festive Overture, Sibelius’ Violin Concerto and Holst’s The Planets and features prizewinning concert violinist Sophie Rosa. 7.30pm Tickets £11.

Saddle up for the Denbigh & Flint Show Stunt riders Atkinson Action Horses are just one of the attractions at the annual Denbigh & Flint Show on 15th August. Gates open at 8.30am and tickets cost from £15 for adults and £3.50 for children. www.denbighandflintshow.com

Fun on the rails at Llangollen Llangollen Railway is holding a Classic Transport Weekend from 6th to 7th July, with a timetable of steam, diesel and heritage railcars and a classic bus service, while Thomas the Tank Engine visits from 9th to 11th August. www.llangollen-railway.co.uk

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