Click, the groundbreaking play written by celebrated writer Daffydd James, is at The Miners’ Theatre, Ammanford (Mon 3-Tues 4 Sep, 7.30pm, tickets: £5/£7.50). The piece features young people from across the globe and aims to highlight the diversity of modern youth culture through tackling hard-hitting issues such as teenage pregnancy, homophobia and young carers.
Welsh pop-folk Singer Louise Latham will be at Ten Feet Tall, Cardiff (Tues 4 Sep, 8pm, admission: £4). Her new album, Reclaimed, has been described as “an effortless, timeless release. Latham has far from followed the current trends, yet still managed to release a fully relevant and provoking debut.”
Blackwood Theatre Group will be performing their own version of the famous Women’s Institute film Calendar Girls at Little Theatre, Blackwood (Tues 4-Sat 8 Sep, 7.30pm, tickets: £15). It will be one of the first amateur stage performances of the play in Britain.
For a bit of culture, head to Africa Express at Cardiff University Students Union (Thurs 6 Sep, 7pm, tickets: £15) to witness a whole host of musical legends, emerging new artists, vocalists and DJs. Africa Express will bring together musicians from all different cultures, including Damon Albarn (Blur) and Jack Steadman (Bombay Bicycle Club) to showcase collaborative talent from Africa and the West.
See the magic of the theatre at your local cinema with The Curious Incident Of The Dog In The Night-Time at venues in Cardiff, Newport, Swansea and Milford Haven (Thurs 6 Sep, tickets: prices vary). This award-winning novel has been transformed into an imaginative and moving performance about a boy with an extraordinary brain taking on a detective role.
If you fancy some comedy, Alan Davies (better known as Jonathan Creek or the curly-haired one on QI) is at St David’s Hall with his new stand-up tour, Life Is Pain (Fri 7 Sep, tickets: £20). With his observational, laidback and sarcastic sense of humour, if you like him on QI, you’ll like his stand-up.
St Fagans Food Festival runs this weekend (Sat 8-Sun 9 Sep, admission: free), showcasing a culinary feast from traditional Welsh produce through to modern cuisine. The historic buildings will be open as normal, intermingled with food exhibitions, demonstrations, samples and activities. Great for all ages, and to make it even better it’s free entry.
For an “eclectic collection of foot-tingling tunes”, head to Fat City with The Bongolian at Gwdihŵ Café Bar (Sat 8 Sep, 9pm, admission: £3). The Bongolian promises a “musical journey” via heavy funk and Latin soul grooves, combined with grinding percussion and Bongo rhythms. Check it out.
The Welsh National Opera’s autumn season officially begins this weekend with La Bohéme (Sat 8 Sept-Fri 5 Oct, £5-£40). Set in Edwardian Paris (the city of love itself), this romantic story has been labelled “one of the greatest love stories ever sung” and runs over seven dates at the Wales Millennium Centre.
And if you’re not ready to finish the festival season just yet, head to Breakin’ Out Festival (Sat 8 Aug, tickets: £20) to see headliners Skepta and Chipmunk as well as other exciting live bands, DJs and Dancers. The festival will also showcase dance, drama and graffiti workshops as well as offering an open mic stage for those who fancy having a go themselves.