words: LAUREN GOFFIN
Wildlife Photographer Of The Year (Sat 16 June-Wed 19 Sept, admission: free) is an international showcase for the best wildlife photography from around the world. Now in its 48th year, a collection of this year’s shortlisted entrants and winners will be displayed at The National Museum And Gallery, Cardiff.
Cardiff’s Full Moon and Moon Club venues host Glasnost this week (Wed 20-Sun 24, tickets: prices vary). A brand new city festival offering the best in music, art and performances, Glasnost fills the hole that Glastonbury has left this year with local bands and D.J’s taking to the stage to entertain and enthral until Sunday.
In a week of inclusive performance, Unity Festival (Thurs 21-Sat 30 June, tickets: free-£14) at the Wales Millennium Centre in Cardiff Bay plays host to a range of home-grown and international theatre at the height of the Cultural Olympiad.
BayArt Gallery concludes its Dal/Hold exhibition this week (Until Fri 22 June, admission: free). The exhibition brings together a number of artists reflecting on the theme of identity and holding on to childhood.
There will be four fantastic D.J’s Floating Points/Andrew Weatherall/ Ben UFO/Braiden (Fri 22 June, tickets: £10) entertaining electronic music fans on Friday. ‘Post-dubstep’ producer Floating Points tops the bill.
The annual event Old Town Festival (Sat 23 Admission: Free Daytime/£10 St Peter’s Hall/£5 The Parrot) in Carmarthenshire Town Centre will be taking place on hosting live performances until early hours of the morning.
For the third year Ya Don’t Stop BBoy Burnout 2012 competition returns (Sat 23 June. Tickets: £5.) with dancers from all over the world battling it out for the 2012 Young Blood and Burnout titles at the Muni Arts Centre, Pontypridd.
If you’re a fan of opera then Wales Millennium Centre sees the return of Porgy and Bess (Sat 23-Sun 24 June. Tickets £16) from when they last hit the capital in 2009, with a few familiar faces will be singing songs you will no doubt remember.
At Fonmon Castle this Sunday will be bringing the best polo experience to the Vale of Glamorgan with the St. David’s Polo: Wales V South America (Sun 24th June Tickets: From £20) why not make a day of it with the number of hospitality options that are available.
For the best art and culture from all over Wales and the world, Adain Avion launches on Sun 24-Sat 30 at Swansea’s National Waterfront Museum, and then continues at Ebbw Vale, Steelworks Road (Sun 1-Sat 7 July. Admission: free).