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EVERY MONDAY

Beat It: Drumming For Dementia Theatr Brycheiniog, Brecon. 10.30am-12.30pm, free. Info beatitpercussion@gmail.com. Hosted by Lynn – contact her on the above email.

Bharatanatyam Dance Classes For Adult Beginners Bayview House, Cardiff Bay. 8.15-9.15pm. Info 029 2075 1158.

Brecon Town Band Rehearsals Theatr Brycheiniog, Brecon. Info 01874 623650. Hosted by Dave Jones – contact him on the above number.

Cardiff Inter Varsity Club Meeting The Plum Tree, Canton, Cardiff. 8.30pm, £5 (three-month trial membership). Info 07526 141392. A friendly social group offering the chance to “liven up your social life and meet new friends” through a varied events programme including theatre, live music, walks, badminton, table tennis and pub nights. More info at www.cardiffivc.org.uk.

Cardio Climb Boulders, St Catherine’s Park, Cardiff. 6.30-7.15pm, £5. Info 029 2048 4880. High intensity workout combining cardio and climbing.

Ceroc The Gate, Cardiff. 7.45-10.45pm, £8/£6 NUS. Info 029 2048 3344. A fusion of salsa, ballroom, tango, hip-hop and jive. Classes are easy and relaxed.

Children’s Ballroom Dancing Classes Memorial Hall, Newbridge. 7-9pm. Info 01495 243252.

Community Choir Rehearsals Clwb Y Bont, Pontypridd. 7-9pm, free. Info 01443 491424.

Community Choir Sessions Cornwall Street Church Hall, Cardiff. 7.30-9.30pm, free. Info 07952 752823. Led by Pauline Down and taking place every Monday during term time.

Drop-in Meditation And Mindfulness Classes The Boneyard, Pontcanna, Cardiff. 7-8.30pm, £5/£3 unwaged. Info 01792 458245. New weekly class led by Mike Garside, Resident Teacher of Dharmavajra Kadampa Buddhist Centre in Swansea.

Freestyle Fitness Yoga Pontcanna Dojo, Cardiff. 6-7pm, £7/£6. Info sarasclasses4@gmail.com.

Funkypump Fitness Various venues across south Wales. 6am-8pm. Info www.funkypumpfitness.co.uk. Boxing-based high-intensity workout with a house soundtrack. Today’s lineup looks like this. Ware-house, Swansea: Bootcamp 6-7 + 10-11am; Funkypump 5-6 + 6-7pm; Warehouse ABC 5-7pm.Ware-house, Port Talbot: HIIT 5-5.45pm. Rainbow Rooms, Gorseinon: Funkypump 6-7pm. First Choice Fitness, Llantrisant: Funkypump 6-7 + 7-8pm. Funkypump Fitness, Ammanford: Funkypump 6-7pm. Elympia Fitness, Ely, Cardiff: 6.15-7.15pm. Funkypump Fitness, Carmarthen: Funkypump 6.15-7.15pm.

Musical Theatre The Riverfront, Newport. 5.45-8pm, £6/£5. Info 01633 656757. 7-11 years old: 5.45-6.45pm; 12 and up: 6.45-8pm.

Newport Badminton Club Bettws Active Centre, Newport. 7-8.30pm. Info 07789 965285. One of the largest badminton clubs in south-east Wales. Also on Thursdays.

NoFit State Circus Classes And Courses Four Elms Road, Adamsdown, Cardiff. £4-£12 per class. Info 029 2022 1330 / www.nofitstate.org. Today’s schedule looks like this. 4.30-6pm:Youth: Wookies (7-9 years); Youth: Padawans (9-11 years). 6-8pm: Aerial Hoop Level 4, Static Trapeze Level 3. 7.45-9.45pm: Aerial Hoop Level 2, Aerial Hoop Level 3, Static Trapeze Level 4.

Qigong Class The Sunhouse, Gwaelod-y-Garth, Cardiff. 6-7.15pm, £5. Info 07779 151916. More at www.bringingbalance.co.uk.

Ruff Folk Dance Club St Andrew’s Methodist Church Hall, Birchgrove, Cardiff. 8pm. Info 029 2051 3440. With Ian Lewis.

Salsa Classes Horse & Groom, Cowbridge. 8-10pm, £5/£4 NUS. Info 07800 565651. Beginners for the first hour, then improvers/intermediate.

St Donats Atlantic Chorale St Donats Arts Centre, Vale Of Glamorgan. 7.30pm. Info 01446 799100. Choir rehearsals.

Tango Dancing Argentine Barocco, Cardiff. 8-10.45pm, £3/£1. Info 029 2023 7332.

Tang Soo Do Chapter Arts Centre, Canton, Cardiff. 7-9pm. Info 07734 557767. Learn traditional Korean karate; beginners welcome.

Yoga Norwegian Church Arts Centre, Cardiff Bay. 12.30-1.15pm. Info 029 2087 7959. On tomorrow also.

Yoga With Valerie Price St Mary’s Church Hall, Canton, Cardiff. 6.30-9.30pm. Info admin@yoga-works.co.uk. 6.30-8pm: intermediate; 8.10-9.30pm: beginners.

EVERY TUESDAY

A Ballroom Dance Memorial Hall, Newbridge. 7-11pm. Info 01495 243252.

Adult Give It A Go Climbing Session Boulders, St Catherine’s Park, Cardiff. 7-8.30pm, £10. Info 029 2048 4880. Every Tuesday to Thursday.

Aikido Village Hall, Heol Syr Lewis, Morganstown. 8-10pm. Info 07790 167560. Every Tuesday and Friday.

Beginners Ballet Dance House, Wales Millennium Centre, Cardiff Bay. 6.15-7.30pm, £6. Info 029 2063 5614. Covering key ballet principles including developing core strength, improving posture, basic steps, flexibility and coordination. Hosted by National Dance Company Wales.

Beginners Contemporary Dance Dance House, Wales Millennium Centre, Cardiff Bay. 7.30-8.45pm, £6. Info 029 2063 5614. Exploring the basic principles of contemporary dance through a set of exercises. Hosted by National Dance Company Wales.

Bellydance Class Insole Court, Llandaff, Cardiff. 7.15-8.45pm, £7. Info 07824 784436.

Funkypump Fitness Various venues across south Wales. 6am-8.15pm. Info www.funkypumpfitness.co.uk. Ware-house, Swansea: TRX & Kettlebell 6-7am; Buggy Blast 10.30-11.30am; HIIT 1.15-1.45pm; Funkypump 5.15-6 + 6-7pm; Funkypump Kidz 5.15-6pm; White Collar Boxing Training 6-7pm; Funky Pump Lite 7-8pm. Ware-house, Port Talbot: HIIT 6.30-7.15pm. Rainbow Rooms, Gorseinon: Bootcamp 6-7am. Funkypump Fitness, Ammanford: Bootcamp 6.15-7.15pm; Bags 7.15-8.15pm. Ufit, Cardiff: Funkypump 6-7pm. Daleon Fitness, Merthyr: Funkypump 6-7pm.

Gitananda Yoga St David’s Uniting Church, Pontypridd. 7-8.30pm, free. Info 01443 408065.

Glam Dram St Donats Arts Centre, Vale Of Glamorgan. 7pm. Info 01446 799100. Amateur theatre company for adults.

India Dance Wales Classes Rubicon Dance, Adamsdown, Cardiff. 6.30-8pm. Info 029 2075 1158. From beginners to grade 2 and for all ages and abilities.

Jazz Workshops For Beginners Atradius Offices (4th floor), Cardiff Bay. 6.20-8pm, £10. Info 07806 625717. All instruments and ages welcome.

Karate Classes Norwegian Church Arts Centre, Cardiff Bay. 7.15-8.15pm. Info 029 2087 7959. With Emma Robins.

Knap Art Group All Saints Church Hall, The Knap, Barry. 2-4pm. Info glyn@glynpooley.com. Hosted by Glyn Pooley. Get in touch if you are interested in developing your creativity through learning to draw or paint.

Laughter Yoga Llandaff North Community Centre, Cardiff. 7.15-8.15pm, £5 (suggested donation). Info www.sparklylaughter.co.uk. “No experience required, no stretching and no mats needed,” promise the organisers.

Learn To Rock’n’Roll 50s Style Kenfig Hill Rugby Club, Bridgend. 8-10.30pm, £5. Info 07400 080101. Hosted by Frank. Lessons are from 8.15-9pm; there’s a disco from 9-10.30. First dance lesson free.

Life Drawing Little Man Coffee Co, Cardiff. 6-8pm, £7.50. Info 07830 381930. Hosted by Cardiff Life Model.

Lindy Hop Dance Classes & Social Swing Dancing The Garage, Swansea. 6-10pm. Info 01792 475147.

Morning Yoga Dance House, Wales Millennium Centre, Cardiff Bay. 8-9am, £6. Info 029 2063 5614. A Vinyasa flow class, aimed to develop functional, athletic abilities and maximise strength. Hosted by National Dance Company Wales.

Music Tots The Riverfront, Newport. 9.45am-1.45pm, £3 per session. Info 01633 656757. Music and movement class for babies aged eight weeks to five years.

NoFit State Circus Classes And Courses Four Elms Road, Adamsdown, Cardiff. £4-£12 per class. Info 029 2022 1330 / www.nofitstate.org. Today’s schedule: 5-6pm: Youth: Ewoks (5-7 years). 6-7pm: Hula Hoop. 6-8pm: Supervised Training, Creative Circus. 7.45-9.45pm: Mixed Aerial.

Open Mic Night Porter’s, Cardiff. 8pm. Info info@porterscardiff.com.

Pregnancy Yoga Om Studio, Partridge Lane, Cardiff. 6-7.15pm, £35/£30 (five-week blocks). Info kalavathi@omstudio.co.uk.

Qigong & 24 Step Form St Mary’s Church Hall, Canton, Cardiff. 6.30-7.45pm. Info 07772 657692.

Qigong Class Bute Park, Cardiff. 6-7pm, pay by donation. Info 07779 151916. More at www.bringingbalance.co.uk.

Salsa Classes Kapu, Cardiff. 7.30-10.30pm, £5/£4 NUS. Info 07800 565651. Beginners’ class starts 7.30pm; improvers 8.30; bachata 9.30.

SeeWales Sightseeing Day Tour: Mines & Mountains National Museum Cardiff (pickup point). 9am-5.30pm, £5 off if you present this magazine. Info 029 2022 7227 / www.seewales.com. Every Tuesday and Friday. This one visits Big Pit Mining Museum of Wales and Brecon Beacons National Park (including BBNP visitors centre).

Student Night Cardiff City Table Tennis Club, Maindy Road Cardiff. 7-9pm, £2. Info 01446 412352. Featuring 16 table tennis tables; players of all ages and abilities are welcome. Check in advance on the sessions as the hall is occasionally booked by someone else.

Yoga Norwegian Church Arts Centre, Cardiff Bay. 5.30-6.30 + 6.45-8pm. Info 029 2087 7959.

Yoga Classes Om Studio, Partridge Lane, Cardiff. 7-8.30pm, £9. Info 07727 139379 / www.omstudio.co.uk. With Kalavathi Devi.

Yoga Share M.A.D.E. Gallery & Shop, Cardiff. 5-7pm, £4 (suggested donation). Info 029 2047 3373. Led by Ashtanga practitioner Sarah Cleary.

Yoga With Tori Boulders, St Catherine’s Park, Cardiff. 7-8pm, £5. Info 029 2048 4880. Every Tuesday and Wednesday.

Yoga With Valerie Price Llandough Institute, Penarth. 8.30-9.30pm. Info admin@yoga-works.co.uk. Mixed level class.

Zhan Zhuang Qigong Norwegian Church Arts Centre, Cardiff Bay. 12.30-1.30pm, £12/£10 adv. Info 029 2087 7959. New weekly class, ZZQ being an ancient Chinese health system based on a series of static postures.

Zumba: Dance Exercise Classes Fairwater Social & Athletic Club, Cardiff. 6-7pm. Info 07891 712344. Led by Irene Davies, as is…

Zumba: Dance Exercise Classes St Faith Church Hall, Llanishen, Cardiff. 8-9pm. Info 07891 712344.

EVERY WEDNESDAY

Adult Give It A Go Climbing Session Boulders, St Catherine’s Park, Cardiff. 7-8.30pm, £10. Info 029 2048 4880.

A Tea Dance Memorial Hall, Newbridge. 2-4pm. Info 01495 243252.

Ceramics For Adults The Riverfront, Newport. 6-8pm. Info 01633 656757.

Ceroc Dance Class Dockers Club, Swansea. 7.45pm-12am, £6/£8 freestyles. Info cerocsouthwales@gmail.com.

Cheer Tots The Riverfront, Newport. 9.30-10.15am, £3. Info 01633 656757. Movement session for babies.

City Of Cardiff Rotaract Meeting Refectory Cafe, Windsor Place, Cardiff. 6.30pm. Info 07768 108394. An 18-30s community group that integrates young professionals, students and refugees through community projects and social events.

Drop-in Exploring Drawing Workshop Workers Gallery, Ynyshir, Rhondda. 7-9pm, £10. Info 01443 682034. With tutor Chris Williams.

FAN Group Meeting Temple Of Peace, Cardiff. 3pm, free. Info 07512 638792. FAN (Friends And Neighbours) groups offer the chance to meet people, speak about a chosen topic for one hour, and have a chat and a cuppa. More FAN meetings are elsewhere in Cardiff every Thursday and Saturday.

Funkypump Fitness Various venues across south Wales. 6am-8pm. Info www.funkypumpfitness.co.uk. Ware-house, Swansea: Bootcamp 6-7 + 10-11am; Bag Circuit 5-6 + 6-7pm; Warehouse ABC 5-7pm; Abs 7-8pm. Ware-house, Port Talbot: HIIT 6.30-7.15pm. Rainbow Rooms, Gorseinon: Bootcamp 6-7pm. First Choice Fitness, Llantrisant: Funkypump 6-7 + 7-8pm. Funkypump Fitness, Ammanford: Funkypump 6-7pm. Funkypump Fitness, Carmarthen: Funkypump 6.15-7.15pm.

Newport Youth Dance The Riverfront, Newport. 4.15-6.15pm, £3 per session. Info 01633 656757. 7-10 years old: 4.15-5.15pm; 14-18: 5.15-6.15pm.

NoFit State Circus Classes And Courses Four Elms Road, Adamsdown, Cardiff. £4-£12 per class. Info 029 2022 1330 / www.nofitstate.org. Today’s schedule: 4.15-6pm: Youth: Jedi Acrobatics (11+); 6-8pm: Adult Acrobatics; 8-9.30pm: Handstands.

Pub Quiz The Pilot, Penarth. 8pm. Info 029 2071 0615. With Hayley.

Qigong Class The Hub Community Centre, Llandaff North, Cardiff. 2-3pm. Info 07772 657692.

Salsa Classes Rhiwbina Recreational Club, Whitchurch, Cardiff. 8-10pm, £5/£4 NUS. Info 07800 565651.

SeeWales Sightseeing Tour: Romans And Ruins National Museum Cardiff (pickup point). 9am-5.30pm, £5 off if you present this magazine. Info 029 2022 7227 / www.seewales.com. Day tours from Cardiff, every Wednesday and Saturday. This one visits Caerleon, Caerwent, Tintern Abbey, the Wye Valley, Abbey Mill Craft Centre and Raglan Castle.

Toddler Time Redhouse, Merthyr Tydfil. 10-11am. Info 01685 384111. Pre-school stories, rhymes and crafts for toddlers.

Yoga Classes Om Studio, Partridge Lane, Cardiff. 9.30-11am, 1-2.15pm + 7-9pm, £9/£8. Info 07727 139379 / www.omstudio.co.uk.

Yoga Trwy Gyfrwng Y Gymraeg Insole Court, Llandaff, Cardiff. 7-8.30pm. Info admin@yoga-works.co.uk.

Yoga With Tori Boulders, St Catherine’s Park, Cardiff. 7-8pm, £5. Info 029 2048 4880.

Yu-Gi-Oh Tournaments The Freaks Geeks and Autographs Store, Swansea. 5.30pm, £3.50. Info 07914 683534.

EVERY THURSDAY

Adult Give It A Go Climbing Session Boulders, St Catherine’s Park, Cardiff. 7-8.30pm, £10. Info 029 2048 4880.

Alexander Technique & Yoga M.A.D.E. Gallery & Shop, Cardiff. 11.30am-1pm, £16/£80 for six sessions. Info 029 2047 3373.

Art Club Penarth Pier Pavilion. 4.15-5.15pm, £5. Info 0844 8700887. Creative fun for 5-11-year-olds with tutor Becky.

Ballet Academy Wales Classes – Children 6-11 Chapter Arts Centre, Cardiff. 4-5pm, £4.95. Info 07837 937351.

Bingo Market Street Club, Barry. 8.30pm. Info 01446 733863.

Biodanza Bishop Of Llandaff High School, Cardiff. 7-9pm, £6/£5. Info antoinette@biodanza4all.com. “A fusion of music, movement and feeling” taught here by Antoinette Lorraine.

Breakdance The Riverfront, Newport. 6.30-7.30pm, £3.50 per session. Info 01633 656757. Learn break dancing styles, uprock, freezes and power moves. For ages 8-18.

Ceroc Dance Class Lysaght Institute, Newport. 7.30-10.45pm, £8/£6 NUS. Info cerocsouthwales@gmail.com.

Children’s Latin/Ballroom Classes Memorial Hall, Newbridge. 4.30-8pm. Info 01495 243252.

FAN Group Meeting Cardiff Central Library. 5pm, free. Info 07512 638792. Make friends and practise English. More info at www.thefancharity.org.

Fitsteps FAB The Riverfront, Newport. 10-11am, £4. Info 01633 656757. Low intensity dance fitness workout.

Funkypump Fitness Various venues across south Wales. 6am-8.15pm. Info www.funkypumpfitness.co.uk. Ware-house, Swansea: TRX & Kettlebells 6-7am; Buggy Blast 10-11.30am; HIIT 1.15-1.45pm; Funkypump 5-6 + 6-7pm; White Collar Boxing Training 6-7pm; Funkypump Lite 7-8pm. Ware-house, Port Talbot: HIIT 6.30-7.15pm. Rainbow Rooms, Gorseinon: Bootcamp 6-7am. Ufit, Cardiff: Funkypump 6-7 + 7.15-8.15pm. Elympia Fitness, Ely: Funkypump 7.15-8.15pm. First Choice Fitness, Llantrisant: Funkypump Lite 6-7pm. Funkypump Fitness, Ammanford: Funkypump 6-7pm. Funkypump Fitness, Carmarthen: Funkypump 6.15-7.15pm.

Hand Drumming Group Canton Uniting Church, Cardiff. 6-7pm, £25 (five weeks). Info 07980 742328. Hosted by Ronald Macauley.

Hatch Youth Theatre The Riverfront, Newport. 4.30-6.30pm. Info 01633 656757. Hosted by Tin Shed Theatre.

Learn To Roller Skate Cardiff Central Youth Club, Cardiff. 6-7.30pm, £3. Info www.brawlers.co.uk. With Cardiff roller derby team Tiger Bay Brawlers. Also on every Sunday.

Newport Badminton Club Pill Millennium Centre, Newport. 8-10pm. Info 07789 965285. Coached by Rhys Pritchard who represented Wales at the Junior Commonwealth Games.

Newport Junior Badminton Club Pill Millennium Centre, Newport. 7-8.30pm. Info 07789 965285. Coached by Rhys Pritchard.

NoFit State Circus Classes And Courses Four Elms Road, Adamsdown, Cardiff. £4-£12 per class. Info 029 2022 1330 / www.nofitstate.org. Today’s schedule: 6-8pm: Ropes & Silks Level 2, Static Trapeze Level 2. 7.45-9.45pm: Static Trapeze Level 2, Ropes & Silks Level 3, Ropes & Silks Level 4.

Pilates Pontcanna Dojo, Cardiff. 6.15-7.15pm, £7/£6. Info sarasclasses4@gmail.com.

Pilates Tramshed Studio, Cardiff. 12.30-1.30pm, £10/£8. Info www.tramshedstudio.com.

Qigong Albert Rd Methodist Church Hall, Penarth. 6.30-7.30pm. Info 07772 657692.

Quiz Night NosDa, Cardiff. 8pm, £1. Info 029 2037 8866. With money, beers and pizza to be won.

Salsa & Bachata Classes Kapu, Cardiff. 7pm-2am, £4-£7. Info 07800 565651. Beginners 7.30pm; improvers/intermediates 8.30. Free bachata dancing from 9.45pm.

Salsa Dancing Classes Revolucion De Cuba, Cardiff. 8-10pm, £6/£5 NUS. Info 029 2023 6689. Salsa, bachata, zouk and kizomba.

SeeWales Sightseeing Day Tour: Golden Gower National Museum Cardiff (pickup point). 9am-5.30pm, £5 off if you present this magazine. Info 029 2022 7227 / www.seewales.com. Thursday and Sunday. This one visits the Gower, Swansea Bay, Parc-Le-Breos, the Dylan Thomas Centre and more.

Story And Rhyme Time In Welsh For Babies Big Pit National Coal Museum, Blaenafon. 10-11.30am, free. Info 029 2057 3650. Every Thursday during term time; aimed at 0-4 years.

The Alexander Technique M.A.D.E. Gallery & Shop, Cardiff. 11am-12pm, £16. Info info@yogaskies.co.uk. Small group class hosted by Mike Young.

University Of The 3rd Age Theatr Brycheiniog, Brecon. Info richard-walker@live.co.uk. Hosted by Richard Walker – contact him on the above email.

Yoga Classes Cardiff Steiner School, Llandaff North, Cardiff. 6-7 + 7-8pm, £8/£6.50. Info info@yogaskies.co.uk. Hosted by Mike Young.

Yoga Classes Om Studio, Partridge Lane, Cardiff. 7-8am + 1-2.30, 6-7.15 + 7.30-8.45pm, £9/£8. Info 07727 139379 / www.omstudio.co.uk. 11am: Mums & Baby yoga; 7.30pm: Pregnancy yoga.

EVERY FRIDAY

Aikido Village Hall, Heol Syr Lewis, Morganstown. 8-10pm. Info 07790 167560.

Bingo Lingo The Depot, Cardiff. 6pm, £5. Info www.depotcardiff.co.uk. This is now on every Friday and features street food, a wheel of fortune and “rubbish prizes”.

Cardiff Aikikai The Dojo, Roath, Cardiff. 6.30-10pm. Info mcaluan@cardiffaikikai.co.uk.

Cardiff Table Tennis Community Club Upper Hall, Sport Wales, Sophia Gardens, Cardiff. 7-9pm. Info 01446 412352. Featuring 16 table tennis tables; players of all ages and abilities are welcome. Check in advance on the sessions as the hall is occasionally booked by someone else.

Children’s Tap/Ballet Classes Memorial Hall, Newbridge. 10.30-11.30am. Info 01495 243252.

Community Choir Chapter Arts Centre, Cardiff. 9.45-11.45am, £72/£48 (12 weeks). Info 01446 401209.

Dance Tots The Riverfront, Newport. 9.30-10.05am + 10.15-10.50am, £3 per session. Info 01633 656757. Parent/toddler dance and exercise session.

Funkypump Fitness Various venues across south Wales. 6am-7pm. Info www.funkypumpfitness.co.uk. Ware-house, Swansea: Bootcamp 6-7 + 10-11am; ABC 5-7pm; Kettlebell 5.15-6pm; Bag Circuit 6.15-7pm. Ware-house, Port Talbot: HIIT 6-6.45pm. Funkypump Fitness, Ammanford: Funkypump 6-7pm. Rainbow Rooms, Gorseinon: Bag Circuit 6-7pm.

India Dance Wales – Bharatanatyam Classes Wales Millennium Centre, Cardiff Bay. 5-6pm. Info 07410 977427. Beginners’ class with Megan Lloyd.

Movement And Music For A Fuller Life Bishop Of Llandaff High School, Cardiff. 7.45-9.30pm, £5. Info 07726 360584. Biodanza session, on most weeks (ring ahead to check) aiming to help you “discover the joy of living, feel better and happier, benefit from more energy, and be more flexible”.

Newport Photographic Club Skip Jennings Hall, Maindee, Newport. 7.30pm. Info 01633 400685.

NoFit State Circus Classes And Courses Four Elms Road, Adamsdown, Cardiff. £4-£12 per class. Info 029 2022 1330 / www.nofitstate.org. Today’s schedule: 4.15-6pm: Youth: Jedi Aerial Skills (11+)

Older Adult Dance/Exercise The Riverfront, Newport. 11am-12pm, £3. Info 01633 656757. Low impact dance and exercise class aimed at the over 50s.

Rhiwbina Farmers Market The Butchers Arms, Rhiwbina. 10am-1pm, free. Info 029 2022 7982.

SeeWales Sightseeing Day Tour: Mines & Mountains National Museum Cardiff (pickup point). 9am-5.30pm, £5 off if you present this magazine. Info 029 2022 7227 / www.seewales.com.

Tango Argentine Chapter Arts Centre, Canton, Cardiff. 7.30-8.45pm, £7/£4. Info 029 2023 7332. No experience or partner required.

Zumba: Dance Exercise Classes Sbectrwm Community Centre, Fairwater, Cardiff. 1-2pm. Info 07891 712344. With Irene Davies.

EVERY SATURDAY

African Drumming Sessions Penarth Pier Pavilion. 10.30-11.30am, £5. Info 0844 8700887.

Ballroom Dancing Class Redhouse, Merthyr Tydfil. 10am kids / 11am adults, £4 per class. Info 01685 384111. 10am: kids; 11am: adults; 12pm: private tuition.

Children’s Climbing Classes Boulders, St Catherine’s Park, Cardiff. 10-11.30am, £15. Info 029 2048 4880. Every Saturday and Sunday.

Family Give It A Go Climbing Session Boulders, St Catherine’s Park, Cardiff. 12, 2 + 4pm, £15. Info 029 2048 4880. Every Saturday and Sunday.

Family Saturdays Foyer, Wales Millennium Centre, Cardiff Bay. Free. Info 029 2063 6464. Craft workshops for kids and parents.

FAN Group Meeting United Reformed Church Cafe, Windsor Place, Cardiff. 11am, free. Info 07512 638792. Make friends and practise English. More info at www.thefancharity.org.

Funkypump Fitness Various venues across south Wales. 6am-7pm. Info www.funkypumpfitness.co.uk. Ware-house, Swansea: Abs 8-9am; TRX & Kettlebells 9.15-10.15am; Funkypump Kidz 10.30-11.30am; Bag Circuit 10.30-11.30am. Ware-house, Port Talbot: Bag Circuit 10.30-11.30am. Ufit, Cardiff: Bag Circuit 9.30-10.30am. Funkypump Fitness, Ammanford: Bag Circuit 10.30-11.30am. Funkypump Fitness, Carmarthen: Boot Camp 8-9pm.

Hard Côr Sony Room, Wales Millennium Centre, Cardiff Bay. 11am, free. Info 029 2063 6464.

India Dance Wales Classes Lewis Street Methodist Church, Ystrad Mynach. Info ym.natyam@gmail.com. New classes from beginner to Grade 3 level, every Saturday morning – email to confirm specific times.

Movement For Children Volcano, Swansea. 10am-12pm, £4. Info www.volcanotheatre.co.uk. Energetic classes with a focus on creativity, supporting physical development and building confidence. Ages 4-7: 10am; 8-12: 11am.

NoFit State Circus Classes And Courses Four Elms Road, Adamsdown, Cardiff. £4-£12 per class. Info 029 2022 1330 / www.nofitstate.org. Today’s schedule: 10-11.30am: Youth: Wookies (7-9 years); 11.30am-12.30pm: Youth: Ewoks (5-7 years); Youth: Padawans (9-11 years); 12-1.45pm: Youth: Jedi Balance & Manipulation (11+ years); 2-4pm: Youth: Jedi Performance Skills (11+); 4-6pm: Youth: Jedi General Skills (11+).

Performance Academy Redhouse, Merthyr Tydfil. 10am-1pm, £10. Info 01685 384111. Offering professional theatre and performance coaching in dance, acting, musical theatre and singing.

Roath Real Food Market Mackintosh Sports Club Car Park, Roath, Cardiff. 9.30am-1pm, free. Info 029 2022 7982.

SeeWales Sightseeing Tour: Romans And Ruins National Museum Cardiff (pickup point). 9am-5.30pm, £5 off if you present this magazine. Info 029 2022 7227 / www.seewales.com.

Sewing Workshops Barnabas Arts House, Newport. 10am-1pm. Info 01633 673739. Hosted by Ellery Design – see www.ellerydesign.com for details of how to book and/or contact them.

St Mary Street Cardiff Market St Mary Street, Cardiff. 11am-5pm, free. Info 029 2019 0036. Selling artisan foods, vintage clothing, antique furniture and bric-a-brac.

Yoga Classes Om Studio, Partridge Lane, Cardiff. 8-9.30am, £8. Info 07727 139379 / www.omstudio.co.uk. With Kalavathi Devi.

EVERY SUNDAY

Ballet Academy Wales Classes – Adults Chapter Arts Centre, Cardiff. 12-1pm, £6.50. Info 07837 937351.

Bridgend Undercover Car Boot Sale Multistorey Car Park, Bridgend Town Centre. 7am-12pm, free (selling cars £6; selling cars with trailers £10). Info 01656 661338.

Children’s Climbing Classes Boulders, St Catherine’s Park, Cardiff. 10-11.30am, £15. Info 029 2048 4880.

Cooper’s Quiz Porter’s, Cardiff. 8pm, £1 to play. Info info@porterscardiff.com. Hosted by Ben Cooper.

Draw Somebody’s Sunday Body Little Man Coffee Co, Cardiff. 1.30-3.30pm, £7.50. Info 07830 381930. Hosted by Cardiff Life Model.

Family Give It A Go Climbing Session Boulders, St Catherine’s Park, Cardiff. 12, 2 + 4pm, £15. Info 029 2048 4880.

Learn To Roller Skate Cardiff Central Youth Club, Cardiff. 6-7.30pm, £3. Info www.brawlers.co.uk.

Lindy Hop Dance Classes & Social Swing Dancing Pontardawe Arts Centre. 6-10pm. Info 01792 863722.

NoFit State Circus Classes And Courses Four Elms Road, Adamsdown, Cardiff. £4-£12 per class. Info 029 2022 1330 / www.nofitstate.org. Today’s schedule: 3-4.30pm: Handstands; 3-5pm: Flying Trapeze Level 1; 5-7pm: Flying Trapeze Level 2 + 3.

*Riverside Farmers’ Market Fitzhammon Embankment, Cardiff. 10am-2pm, free. Info 029 2022 7982. Always worth a trip.

Relaxing Sunday Yoga Class Parkminster United Reform Church, Roath, Cardiff. 6-7.30pm, £8.50. Info facebook.com/cardiffyoga.

SeeWales Sightseeing Day Tour: Golden Gower National Museum Cardiff (pickup point). 9am-5.30pm, £5 off if you present this magazine. Info 029 2022 7227 / www.seewales.com.

Sunday Board Games Cardiff Chapter Arts Centre, Cardiff. 3pm, free. Info 029 2030 4400. Weekly session featuring a mixture of competitive and co-operative games.

WEDNESDAY 1

RArt Trolley Glynn Vivian Art Gallery, Swansea. 10am-12pm, free. Info 01792 516900. Drop-in activities in thge gallery, for ages 4-13. On tomorrow also, plus Sat 4.

RBeginners Burlesque Course Talent Shack, Penarth Road, Cardiff. 6.30-7.45pm, £7/£60 for 10-week course. Info www.cardiffcabaretclub.com. With Stephanie. Every Wednesday until 1 Nov.

RChair Dance Talent Shack, Penarth Road, Cardiff. 8-9.15pm, £7/£60 for 10-week course. Info www.cardiffcabaretclub.com. With Stephanie. Every Wednesday until 1 Nov (ie finishing today) and then starting again from 15 Nov until 13 Dec.

Creative Writing Workshop For 11-16 Year Olds Dylan Thomas Centre, Swansea. 1.30-3.30pm, free. Info 01792 463980. With Sophioe McKeand. Book in advance please.

Creepy Crawlies Cardiff Castle. 10.15am-3.30pm, £3. Info 029 2087 8100. Look at/handle snakes, lizards and spiders. It’s my view that only the latter of those qualify as ‘creepy crawlies’.

RExplore Acting Chapter Arts Centre, Cardiff. 7-9pm, £185 full course. Info 029 2030 4400. Actors Workshop course, running every Wednesday until 29 Nov.

Gardens Walk And Talk: Autumn National History Museum, St Fagans. 11am-12pm, £2. Info 029 2057 3500. With members of the St Fagans gardening team.

RGlynn Vivian Young People Glynn Vivian Art Gallery, Swansea. 11am-12pm, free. Info 01792 516900. Anyone aged 16-24 can participate in discussing plans and organising events for other young people in Swansea. Also on Wed 15 and Wed 29.

RGraham The Ghost Techniquest, Cardiff Bay. £1.50 after admission fee. Info 029 2047 5475. Use science to help Graham get back his glow. Suitable for under-7s. (Until Sun 5)

Half Term Activities National Wool Museum, Dre-fach Felindre, Llandysul. 11am-4pm, free Info 029 2057 3070.

RElliecoptor Hoops Hoop Jam / Skill Share Cardiff & Vale College, Cardiff. 7-8pm, £5. Info 07934 011061. Also on Wed 8, Wed 15 and Wed 22.

Kev F’s Comic Art Masterclass Maesteg Town Hall. 10am + 1.30pm, £6.50. Info 01656 733269. Beano and Marvel comic artist tells of his craft

RLearn To Swing Dance Ex-Servicemen’s Club, Penarth. 7.30pm, £4 adv. Info donnie@donniejoemusic.com. Entry level Lindy Hop class with Ollie Parham, before a live band (see Live Music listings). Also on Wed 15.

Magical Machines Cardiff Story, The Hayes, Cardiff. 10am-3pm, free. Info 029 2034 6214. Half-term drop-in event aimed at 4-7-year-olds.

RMakers’ Market National History Museum, St Fagans. 10am-5pm, free. Info 029 2057 3500. (Until Sat 4)

RMe And My Pet Portrait National Museum Cardiff. 11.30am, 1.30am + 3.30pm, free. Info 029 2039 7951. Come and see the portrait of Catrina Hooghsaet with her pet parakeet and draw your own portrait with favourite pet (real or imaginary). (Until Fri 3)

Mollie’s Vintage Fair Rhiwbina Baptist Church, Cardiff. 10am-3pm. Info info@cityhospice.org.uk. A City Hospice (name recently changed from George Thomas Hospice Care) event.

RMuseum Ghost Walk National History Museum, St Fagans. 7.15pm, £15. Info 029 2057 3500. Presented by Cardiff History & Hauntings. Also on Fri 10 and Fri 24

ROctober Half Term National Roman Legion Museum, Caerleon. 11am-4pm, £2. Info 029 2057 3550. Make an antefixa, a Roman tile with a scary face on it, out of clay. (Until Fri 3)

Open Art Crit The Andrew Buchan, Cardiff. 7-9.30pm, free. Info 029 2021 2509. This event is hosted by Ffangai and you are invited to bring along something creative you’ve been working on to be assessed/talked about by fellow artists.

Open Space: Rev Lionel Fanthorpe Central Library Hub, Cardiff. 6.30pm, £4 adv. Info 029 2038 2116. Author, paranormal investigator and priest discusses his latest books and varied career.

RPilates The Gate, Cardiff. 7pm, £5.50-£7.50. Info 029 2048 3344. Advanced session. Runs until Wed 20 Dec.

RProject: Oggbots Blackwood Library (starting point). 10am-4pm, £6.50. Info 01495 227206. This is an event for kids that combines street theatre, gaming and electronic engineering, and takes place on the mean streets of Blackwood in 15-minute sessions. On tomorrow also.

Reminiscence Monthly Cardiff Story, The Hayes, Cardiff. 11am-1pm, free. Info 029 2034 6214. Come to the museum and share your memories of Cardiff, on the first Wednesday of every month.

RScriveners Writers’ Group The Badminton Club, Beaufort, Ebbw Vale. 8pm. Info 01495 753629. Also on Wed 15 and Wed 29 this month.

RSpooky Science Techniquest, Cardiff Bay. £1.50 after admission fee. Info 029 2047 5475. Halloween ushers in a half-term week of scary applications of science. Come in fancy dress if you like. (Until Sun 5)

RStar Tours Techniquest, Cardiff Bay. £1.50 after admission fee. Info 029 2047 5475. Find out more about some familiar constellations, the planets, how stars are born and how they die, in the Digital Planetarium. Suitable for over-7s. (Until Sun 5)

Superstars Of Welsh Wrestling The Riverfront, Newport. 7pm, £13/£10 kids. Info 01633 656757.

RTales And Limericks With Blandaff The Baard Big Pit National Coal Museum, Blaenafon. 12-4pm, free. Info 029 2057 3650. Family activities based on traditional Wales. Also on Fri 3.

RWeird Science National Waterfront Museum, Swansea. 12.30-3.30pm. Info 029 2057 3600. Drop in to watch weird demos, take part in mystifying experiments and make some gross slime to take home. (Until Sat 4)

Wildlife Explorers: Spying On Spiders! Margam Park, nr Port Talbot. 11am, free. Info 01639 881635. Half-term event.

Youth Get Scary Halloween Screening Riverside Warehouse, Cardiff. 6-9pm, free. Info 07539 076680. WOW Film Club and Gentle/Radical present a night of food, short films and discussion about spaces for young people and related topics!

THURSDAY 2

Activist Print Making Mission Gallery, Swansea. 11am-2pm, £6. Info 01792 652016. For ages 7+.

After Dark In The Museum National Museum Cardiff. 6-9pm, free. Info 029 2039 7951. Fun activities, mysteries, experiments and torch-lit tours.

RAmerican Line Dance The Gate, Cardiff. 1.15-3pm, £3.50. Info 029 2048 3344. Runs until Thurs 19 Dec.

An Evening With Monty Don St David’s Hall, Cardiff. 7.30pm, £18. Info 029 2087 8444. Gardening pontificator. This might be sold out but it’s worth checking.

Arty Parky: Creative Half Term Activities Cyfarthfa Park, Merthyr Tydfil. 10.30am-3pm, free. Info www.head4arts.org.uk. Participants will work alongside environmental artist Kate Raggett to create spectacular land drawings made entirely from natural materials foraged in the parks, such as fallen leaves, twigs, conkers and seeds. In Caerphilly tomorrow.

Automata Workshop Cardiff Story, The Hayes, Cardiff. 10am-12pm + 1-2pm, free. Info 029 2034 6214. Half-term drop-in event aimed at 7-11-year-olds. Create an automata inspired by Charles Byrd’s magical machines.

Clothes Swap Castle Emporium, Cardiff. 5pm, £2. Info www.thecastleemporium.co.uk. Bring as many items as you like, swap them for tokens then buy other clothes with those tokens.

Doug Scott Theatr Mwldan, Cardigan. 7.30pm, £13.50/£12. Info 01239 621200. British mountaineer talks about his hair-raising experience climbing the Baintha Brakk mountain, aka The Ogre, in 1977. In Builth Wells tomorrow; Swansea Sat 4; Aberystwyth Thurs 9.

RDrawing Carmarthen Community Education Centre. 2.30-4.30pm, £65 (10 weeks). Info 01550 777933 / sheridanjulieann@gmail.co.uk. With Julie Ann Sheridan. Every Thursday until 30 Nov.

First Thursday Chapter Arts Centre, Cardiff. 7.30pm, £2.50. Info 029 2030 4400. New poetry and fiction, this month with Mike Jenkins and Robert Walton.

Hans Rey Princess Royal Theatre, Port Talbot. 7.30pm, £17. Info 01639 763214. World champion mountain biker talks about himself and the sport. In Newtown on Sat 25.

RHappy Birthday Dylan Dylan Thomas Centre, Swansea. 10am-4pm, free. Info 01792 463980. Self-led family activities including creative writing, making a mini comic, puppets, games, reading corner, crafts and dressing-up costumes, all inspired by Dylan Thomas. Also on Sun 5.

Introbiz Expo 2017 Motorpoint Arena Cardiff. 9am, free. Info 029 2022 4488. This is one of the largest business expos in the UK and you know what that means – dozens of poor quality complimentary pens. Book your ticket in advance ifg you want in.

Kemi’s Storytelling Suppers Kemi’s, Pontcanna, Cardiff. 7pm, £14. Info 029 2037 2055. Monthly gathering, this edition featuring guest storyteller David Ambrose from Beyond The Border. Price includes food.

RLecture: Early Painted Views Of Cardiff Cardiff Castle. 6pm, £8. Info 029 2087 8100. By Matthew Williams. Also on Tue 7.

Make A Bonfire Night Tea Light Holder Margam Park, nr Port Talbot. 10am, free. Info 01639 881635.

RPavilion Kids Art Club Penarth Pier Pavilion. 4.15-5.15pm, £5 per session. Info 0844 8700887. Weekly events for ages 5-11, every Thursday until 14 Dec. This month: Wire Craft (today), Create Your Own Logo (Thurs 12), Party Masks (Thurs 19) and Natural Wall Hanging (Thurs 26).

Scrappy Sheep Club: Pinecone Pals National Wool Museum, Dre-fach Felindre, Llandysul. 12-3pm, free Info 029 2057 3070. Craft activities.

Sleepout Cardiff City Stadium, Cardiff. 7pm-7am, £25 to register. Info sleepout@llamau.org.uk. This isa a charity event organised by homelessness organisation Llamau, where participants raise £250 or more and then kip under the stars that sit perpetually above Cardiff City’s ground.

The Museum In Focus National Museum Cardiff. 10am-4pm, free. Info 029 2039 7951. Photography-themed day highlighting the work of the people behind the scenes here

RWatercolours Carmarthen Community Education Centre. 12-2pm, £65 (10 weeks). Info 01550 777933 / sheridanjulieann@gmail.co.uk. With Julie Ann Sheridan. Every Thursday until 30 Nov.

Young Art Force Glynn Vivian Art Gallery, Swansea. 11am-2pm, free. Info 01792 516900.

FRIDAY 3

AiR In Progress Glynn Vivian Art Gallery, Swansea. 12.30-2.30pm, free. Info 01792 516900. Meet artist in residence Andreas Rüthi.

Angela Cooks The Book: A Special Book Launch Pop Up Restaurant Angela Gray’s Cookery School At Llanerch Vineyard, Hensol, Vale Of Glamorgan. 6.30pm, £65. Info 01443 222716 / www.angelagray.co.uk.

Arty Parky: Creative Half Term Activities Morgan Jones Park, Caerphilly. 10.30am-3pm, free. Info www.head4arts.org.uk.

Banner And Sign Design Mission Gallery, Swansea. 11am-2pm, free. Info 01792 652016. Aimed at kids but they must be accompanied by an adult.

Cardiff Inter Varsity Club Meeting Park Plaza Hotel, Cardiff. 8.30pm, £5 (three-month trial membership). Info 07526 141392 / www.cardiffivc.org.uk. Meeting here on the first Friday of each month.

RDo Not Go Gentle Festival Various venues, Swansea. £30 weekend (£15 Fri 3 only/£20 Sat 4 only). Info 01792 655264. Annual art and culture weekender, named after Dylan Thomas’ most famous line (maybe?). Lineup today: Attila The Stockbroker, Luke Wright, Iain Sinclair, Vernon Watkins 50 with Jeff Towns, Iain Sinclair and Richard Ramsbotham, Oliver James Lomax and Poets On The Hill (Cinema & Co, from 6pm); Adwaith, Soundwire, The Balkaneers, King Goon and DJ Eugene (The Last Resort, from 6pm). Sat 4: Tony Law, Raoul Martinez, Brian Bilston and Peter Finch (Cinema & Co, from 2pm); Francesca Martinez and Helen Griffin (Unit Nineteen, from 7pm); Phil Kay, Mr B The Gentleman Rhymer, Captain Cat & The Sailors, Mudskippers, Rufus Mufasa & Karl Beer, Little Folk, Uplands Poetry Collective  and Scrabble Saturday (The Last Resort, from 12pm); Susie Wild & Emily Blewitt, Natalie Ann Holborow and a poetry workshop with Glyn Roberts (No Sign Bar, from 1pm).

Doug Scott Wyeside Arts Centre, Builth Wells. 7.30pm, £15/£12. Info 01982 552555.

Farmers Market High Street, Merthyr Tydfil. Free. Info 01685 725106. Quality produce from no more than 50 miles away, on the first Friday of each month.

Fireworks Skyshow 2017 Cyfarthfa Park, Merthyr Tydfil. 5.45-9pm, £3/£2.50 kids. Info 01685 727371.

Guy Fawkes Fun Margam Park, nr Port Talbot. 11am. Info 01639 881635. Make a card firework, try out a Guy Fawkes mask, find out about wildlife safety for bonfire night and more.

Little Mice Club: Fireworks National Waterfront Museum, Swansea. 10.30am-12pm, free. Info 01792 463980. Bilingual playtime for babies/toddlers.

RMade By Hand City Hall, Cardiff. £13/£11. Info www.madebyhand-wales.co.uk. Annual weekend of Welsh craft showcasing approx 135 artists and creators spanning jewellery, pottery, textiles and ceramics. (Until Sun 5)

TEDXSwanseaWomen: Inspiring Women To Be Inspiring Women National Waterfront Museum, Swansea. 6-9pm, £10. Info 01792 463980.

The Lute In Art National Museum Cardiff. 1.05pm, £5. Info 029 2039 7951. Talk by Simon Rees, with Luke Starkey playing the lute.

Tiger Bay Presents: Songs And Stories Octavo’s Wine Bar, Cardiff Bay. 8pm, free. Info 029 2049 1220. Mike Johnson and Keith Murrell, present an evening inspired by the music and hearsays of Tiger Bay. Book in advance please (via www.wmc.org.uk).

RWorkshop Bike Sale Cardiff Cycle Workshop, Gabalfa, Cardiff. 1-5pm. Info www.cycletrainingwales.org.uk. Adult bikes on sale from £60; kids’ bikes from £10. Also on tomorrow, from 10am-12pm, and every Friday this month.

SATURDAY 4

Adult Workshop: Objects And Heirlooms Mission Gallery, Swansea. 11am-4pm, £25. Info 01792 652016. With Shellie Holden.

RBotanical Art Workshop Insole Court, Llandaff, Cardiff. 10am-4pm, £35. Info 07549 526527. With Debbie Devauden. Also on Sat 25.

Cardiff Mini Con 2017 NosDa, Cardiff. 2-11pm, free. Info 029 2037 8866. Comic con type event showcasing independent artists, writers and musicians from South Wales.

Craft Fair Coffee Cove Cafe Bar, Barry Island. 10am-3.30pm, free/£10 to set up a stall. Info 07948 399111. Every first Saturday of the month.

Craft Fayre St Hillary’s Church, Swansea. 11am-3pm. Info pearl.heenan4@hotmail.co.uk.

Cwmbran Craft Fayre Our Lady’s School Hall, Cwmbran. 1-4pm. Info cwmbran_crafts@hotmail.co.uk. Every first Sunday of the month.

Cyffiniau’r Bargod National Wool Museum, Dre-fach Felindre, Llandysul. 11am-4pm, free Info 029 2057 3070. Print workshop – make a giant map of the neighbourhood.

Dewch i Ganu National Waterfront Museum, Swansea. 11am, free. Info 029 2057 3600. Join musician Delyth Jenkins and learn Welsh through song.

Dylan Thomas Walking Tour: Uplands National Waterfront Museum, Swansea (starting point). 11am, free. Info 01792 463980. Literary tour led by Peter Thabit Jones.

Eclectic Crafters Centenary Hall, Maryport Street, Usk. Info eclectic.crafters@gmail.com. Craft fair held on the first Saturday of each month.

Enfys Craft Fair St. Francis Millennium Centre, Barry. 10am-4pm. Info 01446 792149. Every first Saturday of the month.

Football: Barclays Premier League – Swansea City v Brighton & Hove Albion Liberty Stadium, Swansea. 3pm. Info 0870 400004.

Ice Hockey: League – Cardiff Devils v Sheffield Steelers Ice Arena, Cardiff Bay. 7pm. Info 029 2038 2001.

Jane Eyre: An Autobiography Taliesin Arts Centre, Swansea. 7.30pm, £12/£10. Info 01792 602060. In Abertillery tomorrow.

RJunior Actors Workshop Chapter Arts Centre, Cardiff. 10am-1pm, £115/£70 full course. Info 029 2030 4400. Actors Workshop course, every Saturday until 2 Dec.

Michael Portillo The Riverfront, Newport. 7.30pm, £18. Info 01633 656757. I guess this is one of those ‘an evening with’ chats. It’s called Life, A Game Of Two Halves. As in the half where everyone hates you and then the half where you become mildly liked somehow.

Life Drawing Classes Oriel Davies, Newtown. 10.15am-1.30pm, £20. Info 01686 625041. With Caroline Ali, every first Saturday of the month.

Painting With Water Mixable Oils Carmarthen Community Education Centre. 1-4pm, £25. Info 01550 777933 / sheridanjulieann@gmail.co.uk. With Julie Ann Sheridan.

Paint Like Turner Carmarthen Community Education Centre. 9.30am-12.30pm, £25. Info 01550 777933 / sheridanjulieann@gmail.co.uk. With Julie Ann Sheridan.

Craft Fair Coffee Cove Cafe Bar, Barry Island. 10am-3.30pm, free/£10 to set up a stall. Info 07948 399111. Every first Saturday of the month.

Open Haus The Printhaus / The Boneyard, Canton, Cardiff. 10am-2pm, free. Info 029 2022 0349. Monthly open studios here, an opportunity to meet the artists and makers in this creative community. On the first Saturday of every month.

RPig Street Craft Fair The Queens Hall, Narberth. 10am-4pm, free. Info enquiries@pigstreetcrafts.co.uk. Selling original arts and crafts. Also on Sat 18 this month.

Poem On His Birthday Blackout Poetry Workshop Dylan Thomas Centre, Swansea. 1-4pm, free. Info 01792 463980. Drop-in poetry-creating session for families.

Saturday Adult Art Classes Glynn Vivian Art Gallery, Swansea. 1-4pm, free. Info 01792 516900.

Saturday Craft Workshop For Adults Dylan Thomas Centre, Swansea. 10.30am-1pm, free. Info 01792 463980.

Sparks In The Park Coopers Field, Cardiff. 4-7pm, £10/£5 kids. Info cardiff.roundtable.co.uk. Annual fireworks display in the capital, featuring a bonfire, funfair, food stalls etc.

Swansea Vegfest Market Takeover Swansea Indoor Market. 11am-4pm, free. Info 07891 619388. A celebration of World Vegan Month. Strictly speaking they’re just taking over the middle of the market, not all of it, but they say: “The event aims to offer shoppers vegan versions of their market must-haves and will feature a dozen local, independent vendors.”

RTalks At 4 Chapter Arts Centre, Cardiff. 4pm, free. Info 029 2030 4400. With Larissa Sansour, currently exhibiting in the main gallery here. Also on Sat 18.

RVintage Kilo Sale Cathays Community Centre, Cardiff. 10am-6pm, free. Info 029 2037 3144. Designer labels at £15 a kilo they’re saying! On tomorrow also.

SUNDAY 5

Artist Film Club Glynn Vivian Art Gallery, Swansea. 3-5pm, free. Info 01792 516900. Guest artists are invited to share a special film selection of their choice.

Cardiff Storytelling Circle Chapter Arts Centre, Cardiff. 8pm, £4. Info 029 2030 4400.

Cheeki Monkeys BIG Baby & Children’s Christmas Market Cowbridge Leisure Centre. 11am-1pm, £10 to set up a stall. Info www.cheekimonkeys.co.uk. Buy and sell babies’ and children’s toys, clothes and equipment.

Dylan Thomas Walking Tour: Marina National Waterfront Museum, Swansea (starting point). 2pm, free. Info 01792 463980. Literary tour led by Peter Thabit Jones.

Family Film Club Glynn Vivian Art Gallery, Swansea. 10.30am-12.30pm, free. Info 01792 516900.

Fireworks Caldicot Castle & Country Park. 4.30-8.30pm. Info 01291 420241. Also featuring a funfair, fire dancers, a bar and Capital FM DJs.

Game Of Thrones Quiz The Pit, Swansea. 5pm, £1 to enter. Info facebook.com/thepitswansea.

Guided Tour; Dylan’s Swansea Dylan Thomas Centre, Swansea (starting point). 10.30am-1.20pm, £4-£10. Info 01792 463980. Hosted by Fluellen.

ICW: The Road To Fear & Loathing Tramshed, Cardiff. 1-5pm, £20/£18.50. Info 029 2023 5555. Afternoon show of wild indy wrestling before WWE later.

RPiggy Walking With A ‘Pig-Nic’ Senni Valley, Brecon Beacons. £25/£10 under-16s. Info 01874 749092. Take a pair of friendly Kune Kune pigs (from New Zealand, look a bit like Ewoks) for a walk, then return to the smallholding for refreshments. Also on Sun 12 and Sun 19.

Weber Winter Warmer Llanerch Vineyard, Hensol, Vale Of Glamorgan. 10am-2pm, £99. Info 01443 222716.

WWE Live Motorpoint Arena Cardiff. 3.30pm, from £25. Info 029 2022 4488. Top billed match in this one is Roman Reigns v Braun Strowman but there are several others.

MONDAY 6

R6 Week Art Course The Gate, Cardiff. 7-9pm, £65 (six weeks). Info 029 2048 3344. Learn about different art styles and how to develop your own unique style. The focus for this course is landscapes, seascapes and mixed media. Every Monday until 6 Nov (ie finishes today).

RAdvanced Cabaret Choreography Conway Road Methodist Church Hall, Cardiff. 8-9.15pm, £7/£60 for 10-week course. Info info@burlesquecardiff.co.uk. With Stephanie. Every Monday until 11 Dec. Suitable for dancers who have been in three or more of Stephanie’s shows before.

RBallet The Gate, Cardiff. 4-6.45pm, £6.50/£5.50/£3 taster. Info 029 2048 3344.  Pre-primary (4-6 year olds) 4pm; primary (6-8 year olds) 4.45pm; grade 1 5.45pm. Tutor: Miriam Riseborough. Runs until Mon 18 Dec.

BA Music Business Course Lecture: Estelle Wilkinson Atrium, Cardiff. 2-4pm, free. Info 0345 5760101. First of three lectures this month which are open to all, not just students (book in advance via Eventbrite please). Wilkinson managed Coldplay from 2000-06 and will talk about that and The Biz in general. Other lectures are on Thurs 16 and Thurs 30 this month.

RBeginners Belly Dance Conway Road Methodist Church Hall, Cardiff. 6.30-7.4pm, £7/£30 for 5-week course. Info info@burlesquecardiff.co.uk. With Stephanie. Every Monday until 11 Dec.

Chapter Moviemaker Chapter Arts Centre, Cardiff. Info 029 2030 4400. Regular showcase for short films by independent filmmakers.

Class: The Elephant In The Room Chapter Arts Centre, Cardiff. 6-7.30pm, free. Info 029 2030 4400. First of five talks, on each day until Fri 10, as part of the Cardiff Festival Of Social Science: a programme of public-facing events aimed at better engaging communities with social science research.

Gwd Mondays: Musical Bingo Gwdihw, Cardiff. 7.30pm, free. Info 029 2039 7933.

RJoy Of Living Mindfulness Group Meeting Gaia Yoga Studio, Roath, Cardiff. 7.30-9pm, free (donations welcome). Info 07412 346054. On the second and fourth Monday of every month (also on Mon 20 in November).

RPilates The Gate, Cardiff. 10.30am-1.30pm, £5.50-£7.50. Info 029 2048 3344. Gentle fitness for the first hour, general for the second two. Every Monday until Mon 18 Dec.

RWrite On Writers Morganstown Village Hall. 6.30-8.30pm. Info 07512 235758. An open group of writers who encourage others to write and also critique work. Also on Mon 20 (it takes place here every first and third Monday of the month).

TUESDAY 7

RExplore Books National Waterfront Museum, Swansea. 10.30am, free. Info 01792 463980. Discuss books and authors in a casual setting (no obligation to have read the books in advance). Every Tuesday this month.

RLittle Monkey Club Old Church Rooms, Radyr, Cardiff. 9.45am. Info 01656 649190. Children’s music classes, which have been going in Bridgend and the Vale for 10 years and are now launching in Cardiff. 9.45 + 11.05am: Rock’n’Roll; 10.25am: Jiggety-Jig. Every Tuesday until 12 Dec.

RPainting For Pleasure Carmarthen Community Education Centre. 10am-12pm + 1-3pm, £65 (10 weeks). Info 01550 777933 / sheridanjulieann@gmail.co.uk. With Julie Ann Sheridan. Every Tuesday until 28 Nov.

RPilates The Gate, Cardiff. 6.30pm, £5.50-£7.50. Info 029 2048 3344. Beginners session. Runs until Tues 19 Dec.

RRoath Writers The Gate, Cardiff. 7.30pm, £3. Info 029 2048 3344. A space for writers of all levels to write, develop and share their work in an informal workshop environment..Every first two Tuesdays of the month.

Tea Dance Miners Theatre, Ammanford. 2.30pm, £5 adv. Info 0845 2263510.

The Arts Society Brecknock: Children’s Book Illustration Theatr Brycheiniog, Brecon. 2pm, £8. Info 01874 611622.. Talk by John Ericson.

Uncomfortable Conversations: Confronting Northern Ireland’s Troubled Past Council Chamber, Glamorgan Building, Cardiff University. 6-7.30pm, free. Info 029 2087 4616. Cardiff Festival Of Social Science talk.

RWatercolour Art Class Penarth Pier Pavilion. 10am-12.30pm, £105 (10 weeks). Info 0844 8700887. A range of techniques, taught by Pauline Williams every week until Tue 21 Nov.

WEDNESDAY 8

Adam Henson Savoy Theatre, Monmouth. 7pm, £9. Info 01600 772467. Bloke off Countryfile plugs his new book. Apparently you have to get tickets from Rossiter Books whose number is 01600 775572. Isn’t it great how this shop, which I have never heard of before, autocompletes in my search bar due to me reading a page that mentioned it in another tab.

Ask The Expert Glynn Vivian Art Gallery, Swansea. 2-3pm, free. Info 01792 516900.

RAutumn Afternoon Racing Chepstow Racecourse. 11.55am, £18/£15 adv. Info 01291 622260. Also on Wed 22.

Bwydiful Kitchen Takeover Brewdog, Cardiff. 5-8pm, free. Info 029 2023 1684. Burger specialists pop in to grill for you.

Craft Swap Mission Gallery, Swansea. 6-8pm, £5. Info 01792 652016. Bring five or more pieces of unwanted craft supplies with you.

Imagining The Future – Balancing Hope And Anxiety The Gate, Cardiff. 8-10pm, free. Info 029 2038 3344. Cardiff Festival Of Social Science talk.

RMead Making Little Man Coffee Co, Cardiff. 6.30-9pm, £12. Info hannah@greencityevents.co.uk. Hosted by Green City Events.

The Art Of Conservation Glynn Vivian Art Gallery, Swansea. 11am-2pm, free. Info 01792 516900.

THURSDAY 9

Doug Scott Aberystwyth Arts Centre. 7.30pm, £14/£12. Info 01970 623232.

RHowl Mozarts, Swansea. 8pm, free. Info 01792 649984. Poetry open mic, every second and third Thursday of the month (also on Thurs 16 in November).

Magic Rock & DEYA Brewing Co. Beer Dinner Small Bar, Cardiff. 7-10pm, £27.50. Info 029 2023 2199. This features a four-course dinner with two beers from one of these two breweries paired with each course. Actually sounds like good value for what I’d expect you to get.

Open Mic Night Imperial Hotel, Merthyr. 7.30pm. Info mjenkins1927@gmail.com. With special guest John Williams, reading from his new book Another Empty Chair.

Magu Plant Amlieithog / Raising Multilingual Children Committee Room 1, Glamorgan Building, Cardiff University. 8-10pm, free. Info 029 2087 4616. Cardiff Festival Of Social Science talk.

Takeover Day Cardiff Story, The Hayes, Cardiff. 10am-3pm, free. Info 029 2034 6214. Young people take over various roles in the museum for a day.

The Arts Society Cardiff Chapter Arts Centre, Cardiff. 2pm, £6. Info 029 2030 4400. Lecture titled Angels: Glad Tidings, Doom, Gloom or Perdition? by Caroline Holmes.

RWinter Wonderland Civic Centre, Cardiff. 5pm, £8.50/£7 under-16s. Info 0333 6663366. Multiple-times-per-day ice skating sessions. After today’s opening sessions, they’re every Monday to Saturday (before and after Christmas) at 9.45am (from Mon 27 Nov), 11am, 12.15pm, 1.30, 2.45, 4, 5.15, 6.30, 7.45 and 9pm. Sun 12: 1.30-7.45pm. All Sundays after that: 11am-7.45pm. Sat 25: 9.45am-10.15pm. (Until Sun 7 Jan)

RYoung Actors Workshop Chapter Arts Centre, Cardiff. 7-9pm, £200 full course. Info 029 2030 4400. Every Thursday until 7 Dec.

FRIDAY 10

RCastle Ghost Tour St Fagans Castle. 7.30pm, £11.25. Info 07538 878609. Presented by Cardiff History & Hauntings. Also on Wed 15, Thurs 16, Fri 17 and Fri 24.

Dinky Dragons Cardiff Story, The Hayes, Cardiff. 10am-3pm, free. Info 029 2034 6214. Family fun day for 0-5-year-olds on the second Friday of every month.

Folli Fest Castell Coch, Tongwynlais. 5.30-9.30pm, free. Info 029 2081 0101. Cardiff Youth Council present an evening of hip-hop, ska, rock, spoken word, installations, art, theatre, film and more.

Friday Talk: Fossils Fuel The Future National Museum Cardiff. 1.05pm, free. Info 029 2039 7951. With Dr Chris Cleal.

RLittle Monkey Club Chapter Arts Centre, Cardiff. 9.30am. Info 01656 649190. 9.30am: Heigh-Ho; 10.25am: Rock’n’Roll; 11.05am: Jiggety-Jig. Every Friday until 15 Dec.

Lunch Club Angela Gray’s Cookery School At Llanerch Vineyard, Hensol, Vale Of Glamorgan. 10.30am-2.30pm, £37. Info 01443 222716 / www.angelagray.co.uk.

Mi Casa Exchange Hotel, Cardiff Bay. 7.30pm, £10. Info 029 2063 6464. Night celebrating the old Tiger Bay nightclub the Casablanca, via stories, photos, a DJ set and live music.

RPremium Ghost Tour Cardiff Castle. 7.15pm, £15. Info 07538 878609. Presented by Cardiff History & Hauntings. Also on Fri 17, Sat 18, Thurs 23 and Thurs 30.

Significantus: A Keyboard Conversation About Climate Change St David’s Church, Cardiff. 8-9.30pm, free. Info 029 2056 3834. Cardiff Festival Of Social Science talk.

Tea Dance St Donats Art Centre, Vale Of Glamorgan. 2pm, £5. Info 01446 799100. With Alan Taylor.

Toddler Days Techniquest, Cardiff Bay. Info 029 2047 5475. Monthly term-time events for toddlers and their parents, this month’s theme being ‘toybox trouble’.

SATURDAY 11

R10 Minute Musicals The Other Room at Porter’s, Cardiff. 10am-5pm, £80. Info 029 2128 0189. Third (the first having been in January, the second in July) in a series of workshops aiming to “encourage and nurture new and existing creatives to write for musical theatre in Wales”. This one will be conducted in both English and Welsh. On tomorrow also, then Sun 26 (from 10am-6pm, at which time there’ll be a general sharing of work).

Artists In Conversation: Jacqueline Alkema, Mabli Jen Eustace, Llinos Thomas BayArt, Cardiff Bay. 5-6pm. Info 0239 2065 0016. A talk from/with the three artists currently exhibiting at this gallery (see Art listings).

Caerwent Craft Fayre Caerwent Village Hall, Monmouthshire. 2.30-4.30pm. Info cwmbran_crafts@hotmail.co.uk. Every second Saturday of the month.

RChepstow Farmers’ Market Cormeilles Square, Chepstow. 8.30am-1pm, free. Info 01291 626370. Every second and fourth Saturday of the month (also on Sat 25 in November).

Christmas Gift Fayre Trallwn Community Centre, Pontypridd. 11am-3pm, £10 to set up a table. Info leah-mariee@outlook.com.

Christmas Wreath The Boneyard, Pontcanna, Cardiff. 2-5pm, £15. Info twinmadethings@gmail.com. Create cool things under the tutelage of Twin Made, who have more classes here on Sun 12, Sat 18, Sun 19, Sat 25 and Sun 26.

RColourful Chemistry Techniquest, Cardiff Bay. £1.50 after admission fee. Info 029 2047 5475. Take part in some colourful chemical reactions on stage in Techniquest’s Science Theatre. Suitable for over-7s. (At weekends until Sun 26)

Craft Fayre St. Marys Catholic Church Hall, Bridgend. £10 to set up a table. Info 07791 507823.

Drop-In Knotwork & Beadwork Craft In The Bay, Cardiff Bay. 10.30am-4pm, £5. Info 029 2048 4611. Monthly class, normally on the second Saturday of the month.

Farmers’ Market Twyn Community Centre, Caerphilly. 9.30am, free. Info 01656 658963. Every second Saturday of the month.

Funky Craft Fayre Ostreme Centre, Mumbles, Swansea. 10am-4pm. Info nigel.mason@ntlworld.com. Taking place here on the second Saturday of each month all year.

Italian Tasting Evening By Angelina Wines The Tabernacle, Talgarth. 7pm, £15. Info info@thetabernacle.co.uk. Featuring a three-course meal, an 80s disco and the chance to buy wine and olive oil direct from the vineyard.

Level 1 Bike Maintainance Cycle Training Wales, Gabalfa, Cardiff. 9.30am-4pm. Info www.cycletrainingwales.org.uk.

Lia’s Kitchen: Get Your Greek On Penarth Pier Pavilion. 7-11pm, £35 adv. Info www.liaskitchen.com. Supper club type night with three courses of food made from Greek and Welsh produce.

RLights In The Sky Techniquest, Cardiff Bay. £1.50 after admission fee. Info 029 2047 5475. Look up into the night sky to explore the many lights that have fascinated humans for centuries. Suitable for over-7s. (At weekends until Sun 26)

Mumbles Produce Market Seafront Car Park, Mumbles. 9am-1pm, free. Info 01792 361012. Every second Saturday of the month.

Newport Craft Fayre The Gallery, Newport Indoor Market. 9am-4.30pm, free. Info 01633 656656. Every second Saturday of the month.

Nimble Fingers Craft Fayre Victoria Hall, Mumbles, Swansea. 10am-4pm, free. Info 07790 298913. On the second Saturday of every month until the end of the year.

RPawprints In The Winter Sky Techniquest, Cardiff Bay. £1.50 after admission fee. Info 029 2047 5475. Learn about the animals that you can find amongst the stars. Suitable for under-7s. (At weekends until Sun 26)

Preloved Kilo Vintage Fair National Waterfront Museum, Swansea. 10am-5am, free. Info 01792 463980.

Quilting Workshop National Wool Museum, Dre-fach Felindre, Llandysul. 10am-4pm, £30. Info 029 2057 3070.

Remembrance Service National History Museum, St Fagans. 10.50am-1pm, free. Info 029 2057 3500.

Rugby Union: Under Armour Series – Wales v Australia Principality Stadium, Cardiff. 5.15pm, £15-£70. Info 08442 777888. The first of four matches in this series, the others being on Sat 18, Sat 25 and Sat 2 Dec.

Saba Douglas-Hamilton The Riverfront, Newport. 7.30pm, £18/£16. Info 01633 656757. TV-featured elephant conservationist talks about her work. In Swansea on Tue 14.

Saturday Kitchen Book Launch Extravaganza Angela Gray’s Cookery School At Llanerch Vineyard, Hensol, Vale Of Glamorgan. 10.30am-1pm, £27. Info 01443 222716 / www.angelagray.co.uk.

Spoken Word Saturday Y Ffwrnes, Llanelli. 3pm, £3. Info 0845 2263510.

RViking Weekend Gower Heritage Centre, Swansea. 10am-5pm. Info 01792 371206. A Viking battle and lots more is promised here. On tomorrow also.

SUNDAY 12

Africa Day Chapter Arts Centre, Cardiff. 2pm. Info 029 2030 4400. This all-day event will feature a market selling clothing, arts and crafts, jewellery etc; African food laid on especially and screenings of the following films: Liyana (12pm), Nawara (2pm), Shores (6pm) and Félicitê (7.45pm).

Angela’s Freezable Festive Showstoppers Angela Gray’s Cookery School At Llanerch Vineyard, Hensol, Vale Of Glamorgan. 9.30am-3.30pm, £185. Info 01443 222716 / www.angelagray.co.uk.

Barry Island Handmade Market Barry Island train station. 11am-3pm, free. Info facebook.com/barryislandhandmademarket. Every second Sunday of the month.

Curator’s Cabinet Of Curiosities – WW1 National Waterfront Museum, Swansea. 12.30-2.30pm, free. Info 029 2057 3600.

Death Of Distance: A People’s Symposium SKLP Samaj Community Centre, Grangetown, Cardiff  2-6pm, £5-£15. Info 07539 076680. Gentle/Radical and WOW Film Club present a ‘people’s symposium’, bringing together archival films, invited speakers and panel discussion around two key footnotes in British colonial history: the Partition of India in 1947, and the Palestinian ‘Nakba’ (‘Catastrophe’) of 1948.

Ice Hockey: League – Cardiff Devils v Edinburgh Capitals Ice Arena, Cardiff Bay. 6pm. Info 029 2038 2001.

Marina Market National Waterfront Museum, Swansea. 10am-4pm, free. Info 029 2057 3600.

Mindfulness For Communities Retreat Day Insole Court, Llandaff, Cardiff. 10.15am-4pm, £25. Info 07905 055437. With Clare McRobbie.

Pinwheel Poppies National Waterfront Museum, Swansea. 12.30-3.30pm, free. Info 029 2057 3600. Remembrance Sunday-related craft event.

Remembrance Sunday National Museum Cardiff. 10am-4pm, free. Info 029 2039 7951.

Sparkly Bumbag The Boneyard, Pontcanna, Cardiff. 2-5pm, £25. Info twinmadethings@gmail.com.

RTuneless Choir Cardiff Aspire Fitness, Canton, Cardiff. 7.30-9.30pm, £10 first session/£7 drop-in/£40 for eight weeks. Info 07745 683723. Choir, led by Mei Gwynedd, for people who want to sing but can’t carry a tune. Also on Sun 26, plus Sun 10 Dec and Sun 17 Dec.

MONDAY 13

RBeginners Saxophone Class Upstairs at The Park Hotel, Barry. 7-9pm, £15. Info 07806 625717. With Beverley from Sax For Fun. Every other Monday; also on Mon 27 this month.

Wales Book Of The Year Awards 2017 Tramshed, Cardiff. 7pm, £6. Info 029 2023 5555.

TUESDAY 14

RAbertoir Aberystwyth Arts Centre. £60 (six days). Info 01970 623232. Annual horror film festival. Full details TBC at the mo but the marquee names are Italian directors Lamberto Bava and Sergio Martino. (Until Sun 19)

RArt Babas Glynn Vivian Art Gallery, Swansea. 10.30-11.30am, free. Info 01792 516900. A guided play session for ages 0-3. Also on Tue 28.

Football: Friendly – Wales v Panama Cardiff City Stadium, Cardiff. 7.45pm. Info 0845 3451400.

Saba Douglas-Hamilton Taliesin Arts Centre, Swansea. 7.30pm, £17.50/£15.50. Info 01792 602060.

Spirituality Cafe The Gate, Cardiff. 7.30pm, pay by donation. Info 029 2048 3344. Second Tuesday of every month.

West Wales Decorative And Fine Arts Society Lecture Queens Hall, Narberth. 11am, £10. Info 01834 869323. Anna Hallett, Have You Seen My Hobby Horse?

WEDNESDAY 15

Christmas With A WOW! Congress Theatre, Cwmbran. 7pm, £10. Info 01633 868239. Floral display by Pontypool And District Floral Art Society.

Oasis Cardiff Quiz Night The Gate, Cardiff. 7.30pm, £5. Info 029 2048 3344. Fundraiser night for Oasis Cardiff, a centre aiming to help refugees and asylum seekers integrate.

The Clod Ensemble Music Workshops The Moon, Cardiff. Info info@themooncardiff.com. Organised by Wales Millennium Centre.

THURSDAY 16

BA Music Business Course Lecture: Adam Biddle Atrium, Cardiff. 2-4pm, free. Info 0345 5760101. A guide to understanding the ‘content revolution’ with Biddle, CEO of brand/celebrity production agency GH05T. Open to all but book in advance please.

Beaujolais At The Brangwyn Brangwyn Hall, Swansea. 12pm, £39.95 adv. Info 01792 475715. Featuring a three-course French-inspired lunch, cabaret with X-Factor and Dancing On Ice star Chico.

Elusive v Siren Tap Takeover Brewdog, Cardiff. 5pm, free. Info 029 2023 1684. Both these brewers are from Wokingham and I only know Siren really but they do some good stuff. Had a 16.3% one of theirs the other day, it was pretty hairy.

Jon Ronson’s Psychopath Night St David’s Hall, Cardiff. 7.30pm, £17.50. Info 029 2087 8444. Popular author discusses his book The Psychopath Test and its background.

Open Space: Rhiannon Hooson, Emily Blewit & Fran Murphy Central Library Hub, Cardiff. 5.45-7pm, free. Info 029 2038 2116. Poetry evening.

Pontypridd Film Forum Screenings Clwb Y Bont, Pontypridd. 7pm, free. Info 01443 491424. WOW Film Festival apresent a free screening of the award-winning sustainability documentary Tomorrow.

Steve Lamacq: Going Deaf For A Living Glee Club, Cardiff Bay. 7pm, £15. Info 0871 4720400. Indie-playing radio staple talks about his career.

FRIDAY 17

Artist In Residence: Andreas Rüthi Glynn Vivian Art Gallery, Swansea. 12.30-1.30pm, free. Info 01792 516900. Rüthi discusses his practise and work created during his residency. Book in advance please.

Bikeology The Riverfront, Newport. 7.30pm, £21. Info 01633 656757. A talk about the recent history of professional cycling, especially the myriad dramas related to it, hosted by former Tour de France winner Ned Boulting.. In Brecon tomorrow.

Off-Centre Film Screenings Caerphilly Castle. 2.30pm, £8/£6 day / £10/£8 evening. Info 029 2030 4400. Presented in conjunction with Chapter, whose phone number that is there (should you wish to book tickets), today features Despicable Me 3 (2.30pm), Beauty And The Beast (5pm) and Young Frankenstein (8pm). On tomorrow also.

So You Think You’re Smart? Memorial Hall, Newbridge. 7pm, free. Info 01495 243252. Quiz night, every third Friday of the month.

Talk: Bacon To Doig National Museum Cardiff. 1.05pm, free. Info 029 2039 7951. An introduction to this exhibition by Nick Thornton.

Wine Tasting Talk – Italian Wines For The Festive Season National Waterfront Museum, Swansea. 7pm, £15/£12.50. Info 029 2057 3600.

SATURDAY 18

Bay Of Plenty: Stories Of The City, Campus And Culture National Waterfront Museum, Swansea. 1.30-3.30pm, free. Info 029 2057 3600. As Swansea University approaches its centenary in 2020, explore 100 years of Swansea’s human stories.

Bikeology Theatr Brycheiniog, Brecon. 7.30pm, £20. Info 01874 611622..

Bob Gelsthorpe And Andrew Cooper: Talk And Tour Glynn Vivian Art Gallery, Swansea. 4.30-5pm, free. Info 01792 516900. Book in advance please.

Botanical Painting Carmarthen Community Education Centre. 9.30am-12.30pm, £25. Info 01550 777933 / sheridanjulieann@gmail.co.uk. With Julie Ann Sheridan.

RBoutique Gift Markets Norwegian Church Arts Centre, Cardiff Bay. 10.30am-5.30pm. Info 029 2087 7959. On tomorrow also.

Brecon Craft Fair Market Hall, Brecon. 9am-4.30pm. Info 01495 753782. Every third Saturday of the month.

Brecon With Bells On!  Brecon town centre. 12-7pm, free. Info 01874 749092. Featuring a Christmas market, live entertainment and Joanna Lumley switching the Christmas lights on at 6pm. Didn’t really think of her as someone who does gigs like this.

Cardiff Festival Of Wellbeing City Hall, Cardiff. 10.30am-5pm, £5. Info www.visionforliving.co.uk. “A dynamic mix of lectures, workshops, music and demonstrations bringing together a community of amazing teachers, authors, therapist and retailers,” is what they’re calling this.

Chilli Experience Day Humble By Nature, Penalt, nr Monmouth. 10am-4pm, £75. Info 01600 714595.

Cook From Angela’s Festive Collection Angela Gray’s Cookery School At Llanerch Vineyard, Hensol, Vale Of Glamorgan. 9.30am-3.30pm, £185. Info 01443 222716 / www.angelagray.co.uk.

Curators Walk And Talk G39, Cardiff. 2pm. Info 029 2047 3633.

Darkened Rooms: King Kong Caerphilly Castle. 5.30pm, £15/£12. Info 029 2030 4400.

Dungarees Dress The Boneyard, Pontcanna, Cardiff. 10am-1pm, £25. Info twinmadethings@gmail.com.

Fill-A-Frame Gallery Fundraiser M.A.D.E. Gallery & Shop, Cardiff. 6pm. Info 029 2047 3373. Live art auction event with bidding starting at 7pm.

Football: Sky Bet Championship – Cardiff City v Brentford Cardiff City Stadium, Cardiff. 3pm. Info 0845 3451400.

RGreen Fayre National Waterfront Museum, Swansea. 10am-5pm, free. Info 029 2057 3600. Organic, fair trade, recycled and locally produced goods. On tomorrow also.

Ice Hockey: League – Cardiff Devils v Fife Flyers Ice Arena, Cardiff Bay. 7pm. Info 029 2038 2001.

Kidsmarkets Family Sale Cowbridge Leisure Centre. 11am-12.30pm, £1.50/kids free. Info 07760 802088. Featuring 40 stalls of great quality new and pre-loved baby and children’s items.

Learning From Sabrina: The Great Severn Flood Of 1607 National Waterfront Museum, Swansea. 11am, free. Info 029 2057 3600. Talk by Dr Mark Lewis.

LouLou’s Vintage Fair Brangwyn Hall, Swansea. 11am-5pm, £2.50/free under-12s. Info 01792 475715.

Made It Market St David’s Church, Neath. 10am-3pm, from £15 to set up a stall. Info 07971 242730. Quarterly craft and produce fair.

Mixed Media Carmarthen Community Education Centre. 1-4pm, £25. Info 01550 777933 / sheridanjulieann@gmail.co.uk. With Julie Ann Sheridan.

Off-Centre Film Screenings Caerphilly Castle. 12pm, £8/£6 day / £10/£8 evening. Info 029 2030 4400. Today features Despicable Me 3 (12pm), Beauty And The Beast (2.30pm), King Kong (5.30pm) and The Song Remains The Same (8pm).

Pedal Power Craft and Vintage Fair Scout Hall, Pontcanna Fields, Cardiff. 11am-4pm, £10 first session/£7 drop-in/£40 for eight weeks. Info director@cardiffpedalpower.org.uk.

Pennant Flag & Pin Holder The Boneyard, Pontcanna, Cardiff. 2-5pm, £15. Info twinmadethings@gmail.com.

Real Ale Wobble Llanwrtyd Wells, Powys. 8am, £18 adv. Info 01591 610270. Non-competitive cycling’n’drinking event, hosted by Green Events and marking the beginning of a 10 day Mid-Wales Beer Festival. 8am is the check-in time, not when they expect you to start knocking them back.

Rugby Union: Under Armour Series – Wales v Georgia Principality Stadium, Cardiff. 2.30pm, £10-£35. Info 08442 777888.

Trefest Winter Festival Fluidity Freerun Academy, Cardiff. 12pm-3am, £5 adv. Info 07747 888931. Featuring live music, DJs, circus and cabaret style performances , parkour and circus workshops, clothes stalls and food and drink. Family-friendly from 12-7pm; later in the evening there’ll be a live set from dub-rock festival faves Dr Meaker.

Young Makers Glynn Vivian Art Gallery, Swansea. 2-4pm, free. Info 01792 516900.

SUNDAY 19

Brecon Artisan Christmas Crafts Market Market Hall, Brecon. 10.30am-4.30pm. Info 01495 753782. Twice-yearly event featuring a wide range of handmade work from independent craftsfolk and artists.

Christmas Market Paget Rooms, Penarth. 11am-5pm, £1/free kids. Info 029 2070 0721. Featuring home interiors, jewellery, ceramics, kids’ stuff, coffee and craft beer.

Poetry Writing Workshop Octavo’s Wine Bar, Cardiff Bay. 11am-1pm, £15. Info 029 2049 1220. With performance poet Glyn Roberts, who is also the guest poet at the later event here today.

The Sunday Sessions: Poetry Readings Octavo’s Wine Bar, Cardiff Bay. 2-4.30pm, free. Info 029 2049 1220.

Roast! Angela Gray’s Cookery School At Llanerch Vineyard, Hensol, Vale Of Glamorgan. 9.30am-3.30pm, £185. Info 01443 222716 / www.angelagray.co.uk.

Simple Skirt The Boneyard, Pontcanna, Cardiff. 2-5pm, £25. Info twinmadethings@gmail.com.

MONDAY 20

Gwd Mondays Music Quiz Gwdihw, Cardiff. 7.30pm, free. Info 029 2039 7933.

Science Cafe Aberystwyth Arts Centre. 7.30pm, free. Info 01970 623232. With Liam Thomas.

TUESDAY 21

Philosophy Cafe The Gate, Cardiff. 7.30pm, pay by donation. Info 029 2048 3344. Third Tuesday of every month.

WEDNESDAY 22

RItalian Film Festival Cardiff Chapter Arts Centre, Cardiff. 6pm. Info 029 2030 4400. Five days of screenings which you can read more about on the front page of this listings section. Today features a showing of 1955’s Together at 6pm. Thurs 23: Red Desert (2pm). Fri 24: A Ciambra (5.45pm); Emma (8.15pm, includes poist-screening Q&A). Sat 25: The Bear’s Tale (3.30pm); The Gospel According To Mattei (5.30pm, includes post-screening Q&A); The Stuff Of Dreams (8pm, includes post-screening Q&A). Sun 26: Maria Per Roma (2pm); Easy (5.15pm); At War For Love (8pm, includes post-screening Q&A). (Until Sun 26)

Skill Builder: Five Festive Treats To Freeze Ahead Angela Gray’s Cookery School At Llanerch Vineyard, Hensol, Vale Of Glamorgan. 6-9pm, £90. Info 01443 222716 / www.angelagray.co.uk.

Spice Preview Night Chapter Arts Centre, Cardiff. Info 07376 604291. Monthly evening offering a chance for you to go along and see what you might get out of this adventure, activity, sports and social group.

Upcycled Christmas Crafts Little Man Coffee Co, Cardiff. 6.30-9pm, £12. Info hannah@greencityevents.co.uk. Hosted by Green City Events.

THURSDAY 23

Alun Havard Congress Theatre, Cwmbran. 7.30pm, £10. Info 01633 868239. Spirit medium.

An Audience with Kev Johns Grand Theatre Arts Wing, Swansea. 6.45pm, £25.50. Info 01792 475715.

Royal Institution Of South Wales Lecture Swansea Museum. 7.30pm, free. Info 01792 653763. ‘Revealing the archaeology of Swansea and south Wales from the air’ by Toby Driver.

FRIDAY 24

Arcade Cafe The Gate, Cardiff. 7pm, £3.50. Info 029 2048 3344. Hosted by the Arcade Vaults and featuring lots of retro consoles, computers and games.

Artist’s Film Screening G39, Cardiff. 6.30pm. Info 029 2047 3633. Showing of Claire Hooper’s Aoide.

Celebrity Coffee Morning Mansion House, Cardiff. 10am-12pm, £10 adv. Info info@cityhospice.org.uk. A City Hospice charity event.

An Evening With Eddie Hall Vale Sports Arena, Cardiff. 8-10.30pm, £30-£75. Info 07955 270870. Eddie is the world’s strongest man and for your ticket price (the top end of which is VIP) he’ll be demonstrating his strength, taking questions and not being a part of the other live entertainment.

French Christmas Kitchen Angela Gray’s Cookery School At Llanerch Vineyard, Hensol, Vale Of Glamorgan. 9.30am-3.30pm, £175. Info 01443 222716 / www.angelagray.co.uk.

Incandescent Hibiscus Lounge, Waterloo Tea, Wyndham Arcade, Cardiff. 5.30pm, free. Info 029 2037 6249. Poetry/literature meetup. No specific theme this month.

RMidnight Ghost Tour Cardiff Castle. 10.15pm, £15. Info 07538 878609. Presented by Cardiff History & Hauntings.

RStreet Food Warehouse / Carmarthen Christmas Lights Switch On St Catherine’s Walk, Carmarthen. 12-10pm, free. Info info@streetfoodwarehouse.co.uk. Featuring 12 street food vendors including Fritti Italian, Ele’s Little Kitchen, Brewstone and The Thirsty Elephant. This evening the lights will be switched on at 5.30pm and tomorrow there’ll be a reindeer parade through the town centre from 11am-3pm.

The Cellar Bards Cellar Bar, Cardigan. 7.30pm, £3. Info 07818 056599. Monthly poetry session.

Valleys Folk Ceilidh Bethlehem Chapel, Blaenavon. 7.30-10pm, £3. Info 01495 790446. With caller Rod. Moved from its previous venue of Blaenavon Rugby Club.

Volunteer Quiz Night Ty Hobsis, Park Road, Cardiff. 7-10pm. Info info@cityhospice.org.uk. A City Hospice charity event.

Weave A Willow Christmas Tree Humble By Nature, Penalt, nr Monmouth. 10am-1pm, £50. Info 01600 714595.

SATURDAY 25

A Child’s Christmas In Wales Drop In Family Art Session Dylan Thomas Centre, Swansea. 1-4pm, free. Info 01792 463980. Create a snow globe.

RChepstow Steampunk Winter Festival The Drill Hall, Chepstow. £15 adv (two days). Info 01291 627122. Steampunk weekend with markets, teapot racing, contraptions, a fashion parade and an evening event (on Sat 25) with The Sweetchunks Band and The Curious Sounds. More info at www.chepstowsteampunk.org.

Christmas Around The World Trail National Waterfront Museum, Swansea. 10am-4pm, free. Info 029 2057 3600.

Christmas Craft Fair National Wool Museum, Dre-fach Felindre, Llandysul. 10am-3pm, free. Info 029 2057 3070.

RChristmas Craft Fayre Gower Heritage Centre, Swansea. 10am-5pm. Info 01792 371206. Local produce and crafts. On tomorrow also. This weekend also marks the first appearance of Father Christmas here this year, who will be here every weekend until Sun 24 Dec.

Christmas Fayre Memorial Hall, Newbridge. 11am, free. Info 01495 243252.

Christmas Papercraft Course National History Museum, St Fagans. 10.30am-4pm, £60/£45. Info 029 2057 3500. One-day course in which Becky Adams teaches you to make exquisite paper decorations in time for Christmas.

Code Your Own Computer Game! National Waterfront Museum, Swansea. 10.30am + 1.30pm, free. Info 029 2057 3600. For ages 8+ and hosted by Technocamps.

Cowbridge Christmas Market Cowbridge Leisure Centre. 11am-3pm, £15-£20 to set up a stall. Info www.cheekimonkeys.co.uk.

Craft Fair Community Hall, Neath. 10.30am-3.30pm, free. Info ariancrafts@hotmail.co.uk.

Craft Fair Garth Olwg Community Campus, Church Village, nr Pontypridd. 10am-2pm, £15 to set up a table. Info jaynecollier@campwsgartholwg.org.uk.

Curing For Christmas: Ham & Bacon Humble By Nature, Penalt, nr Monmouth. 9.30am-1pm, £75. Info 01600 714595. FYI you get to #BringHomeTheBacon as part of the price.

Explore Your Archive – Folklore, Myths And Stories National History Museum, St Fagans. 10am-4pm, free. Info 029 2057 3500. Look through the folklore items in the museum in this family-friendly event.

Festive Make Ahead And Freeze Angela Gray’s Cookery School At Llanerch Vineyard, Hensol, Vale Of Glamorgan. 9.30am-3.30pm, £185. Info 01443 222716 / www.angelagray.co.uk.

Food & Craft Show Trallwn Community Centre, Pontypridd. 12-3pm. Info brownowlkerri23@gmail.com.

Football: Barclays Premier League – Swansea City v AFC Bournemouth Liberty Stadium, Swansea. 3pm. Info 0870 400004.

Hans Rey Theatr Hafren, Newtown. 7.45pm, £18/£17. Info 01686 614555.

Kidsmarkets Family Sale Howells School Sports Hall, Llandaff Road, Cardiff. 11am-12.30pm, £1.50/kids free. Info 07760 802088. Featuring 45 stalls of great quality new and pre-loved baby and children’s items.

Lazy Crafternoons: Scandi Style Leather Tree Decorations National Waterfront Museum, Swansea. 1.30pm, £5. Info 029 2057 3600.

Llansannor Christmas Fair Llansannor Village Hall, nr Cowbridge. 10am-1pm, £10 to set up a table. Info karen.thomas17@tesco.net.

Pet Bandana The Boneyard, Pontcanna, Cardiff. 11am-1pm, £15. Info twinmadethings@gmail.com.

RReal Ale Ramble Town Square, Llanwrtyd Wells, Powys (starting point). £18 (two days)/£11 (one day). Info 01591 610270. Part of the Mid-Wales Beer Festival, this is a more or less informal walking event offering distances of 10, 15 or 25 miles, with free ale at various checkpoints.

Rugby Union: Under Armour Series – Wales v New Zealand Principality Stadium, Cardiff. 5.15pm, £40-£95. Info 08442 777888.

Thrifty Kids: Pinecone Decorations National Waterfront Museum, Swansea. 10.30am-12.30pm, free. Info 029 2057 3600.

Totally Awesome Tote Bag The Boneyard, Pontcanna, Cardiff. 2-5pm, £25. Info twinmadethings@gmail.com.

SUNDAY 26

Cardiff Fairy Awards 2017 Minsky’s Showbar, Cardiff. 6.45pm. Info 029 2023 3128. Not sure exactly what the awards will be for but it’s a collaboration between all the gay venues in Cardiff and it’s hosted by Dr Bev with DJ Sugar.

Felt Bags Craft In The Bay, Cardiff Bay. 10.30am-4pm, £90. Info 029 2048 4611. With Claire Cawte.

How To Have A Vicxtorian Christmas National Waterfront Museum, Swansea. 2.30pm, free. Info 029 2057 3600. With Ruth Goodman.

Ice Hockey: League – Cardiff Devils v Belfast Giants Ice Arena, Cardiff Bay. 6pm. Info 029 2038 2001.

Just Sing! Sessions Clwb Y Bont, Pontypridd. 6pm, £4. Info 01443 491424. Monthly event offering “a fun, friendly environment where you can sing your heart out alongside likeminded people”.

Scandinavian Christmas Market The Old Church Rooms, Radyr, Cardiff. 11am-3pm, free. Info www.radyr.org.uk. Gifts, art and craft stalls and nice food.

Transform Your Jeans The Boneyard, Pontcanna, Cardiff. 2-5pm, £20. Info twinmadethings@gmail.com.

Weber Essential Course Llanerch Vineyard, Hensol, Vale Of Glamorgan. 10am-2pm, £99. Info 01443 222716.

Wenvoe Christmas Craft Fair Wenvoe Community Centre. 10am-4pm, free. Info 07922 109721. Work by local crafters. Purchase unique gifts and decorations for Christmas and beyond.

Xiaolu Guo: Once Upon A Time In The East Great Hall, Swansea University Bay Campus. 7.30pm, £8/£5 NUS. Info 01792 475715. Award-winning author and filmmaker Guo reads from her memoir.

MONDAY 27

Newport & Gwent Literary Club Holiday Inn, The Coldra, Newport. 6.30pm, £25/£20 members. Info 01633 841467. Literary dinner, featuring special guest Valerie Bloom.

Poems & Pints Queens Hotel, Carmarthen. 7.30pm, £3. Info 01633 841467. Monthly spoken word open mic event, this time with special guest Menna Elfyn.

The Gay Men’s Book Club Chapter Arts Centre, Cardiff. 7.30pm, free. Info 029 2030 4400. This month discussing Cinnamon Gardens by Shyam Selvadurai.

TUESDAY 28

Script Slam Heat 3 Pontardawe Arts Centre. 7.30pm, £5/£3.50. Info 01792 863722. Third and final heat before the, er, final, which is on Tue 30 Jan.

WEDNESDAY 29

Aidan Sheehan’s Harmonica Workshop Pontyclun Institute Athletic Club. 7.30pm, £3. Info 01443 226892. A Llantrisant Folk Club night.

Elliecoptor Hoops Hoop Class Cardiff & Vale College, Cardiff. 7-8pm, £5. Info 07934 011061.

Poetry & Place Aberystwyth Arts Centre. 7.45pm, £5. Info 01970 623232. Poetry night with guests Caroline Clark and Ann Matthews. Not familiar with Ann’s poetry but she was in the bands Ectogram and Fflaps and is generally great.

Reading Between The Wines Book Club The White Hart, Llangybi. 7.30pm, free. Info www.readingbetweenthewinesclub.com. Monthly book club of an informal nature. This month’s book is Brooklyn by Colm Toibin.

Science Cafe National Waterfront Museum, Swansea. 7.30pm, free. Info 029 2057 3600.

Skill Builder: Festive Gifts To Treat Friends Angela Gray’s Cookery School At Llanerch Vineyard, Hensol, Vale Of Glamorgan. 6-9pm, £90. Info 01443 222716 / www.angelagray.co.uk.

THURSDAY 30

BA Music Business Course Lecture: Jesse Grushack Atrium, Cardiff. 5-7pm, free. Info 0345 5760101. Lecture will explore the use of blockchains as a platform for releasing music. Open to all but book in advance please.

BlackOnBlack Book Club Little Man Coffee Co, Cardiff. 5-6pm, free. Info blackonblackpublishing@gmail.com. First of a planned monthly event aiming to highlight and discuss literary works by people of colour. Book in advance (on Eventbrite) please.

Taith Iaith National Museum Cardiff. 1.05pm, free. Info 029 2039 7951. Welsh learners session.

The Bad Ideas/Chemicals Cosmic Re-Launch Variety Night The Moon, Cardiff. 6pm, £4. Info info@themooncardiff.com. Readings by Crystal Jeans, Sion Tomos Owen, Sara Annwyl, Susie Wild and Lloyd Markham; music by Deep Hum, Tom Emlyn, and Obey Cobra.

The Origins Of A Modern Christmas Cardiff Castle. 6pm, £12.50. Info 029 2087 8100. Interactive session with The History Chefs.

Wordcatcher Publishing Book Fair Norwegian Church Arts Centre, Cardiff Bay. 10.30am-3pm. Info 029 2087 7959.

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