10 Feet Tall, 11a + 12 Church Street, Cardiff
(Tue 6 10pm-3am, Tickets: £5/£4adv)
Named after the birthplace of Fela Kuti, the pioneer of modern Afrobeat music, Ogun State is a night at The Big Top commemorating afro-infused music. The night features DJ sets from Viewpoints and The Milkshake Boys playing exclusively, afrobeat and Afro-inspired funk, soul and disco. Ogun State is a night suited to all those who appreciate the ever-present rhythm in music of black origin. All proceeds go towards Voluntary Service Overseas (VSO) a charity that recruits professionals as volunteers to live and work alongside local populations in developing countries
Wales Millennium Centre, Cardiff Bay
(Thurs 1-Wed 7 June 11am-5pm Tickets: Free)
Coinciding with the annual celebration of Volunteers’ Week and Refugee Week, Nigel Pugh’s exhibition presents a series of new photographic portraits and texts documenting volunteers working with refugees across Wales. Creating Sanctuary intends to illustrate the volunteers work as ‘sanctuary makers’ who are assisting in the recreation of refugees lives.
(Tue 6 June Llandeilo,10.30am-5pm. Admission:Free)
A mixed-media exhibition displaying new work from the Fountain Fine Art gallery artists.
IAP Fine Art, 15 Church Street Monmouth.
(Thurs 8 June 11am-5pm Admission: Free)
This exhibition displays the etchings of Graham Sutherland, a renowned artist that had worked as part of the War Artists’ Scheme. Many of Sutherland’s pieces take inspiration from landscapes of by Pembrokeshire coast, which he described to be characterised by an ‘exultant strangeness’. An unmissable exhibition filled with surreal appreciation of Pembrokeshire.
Workers Gallery, Ynyshir, Rhondda
(Wed 7 Jun 7-9pm, Admission: £10)
Explore your hidden or non-existent artistic capabilities in a one-off Drawing workshop session with art tutor Chris Williiams. Takes place every Wednesday, if you wish to proceed developing your skill.
Pontardawe Arts Centre
(Fri 9 Jun 7:30pm, Tickets: £12.90)
Canadian folk music trio from Prince Edward Island, take on Pontardawe Arts Centre. With a contemporary twist on traditional Celtic music, The East Pointers promise an intimate and extraordinary presence for their 120 minutes on stage.
Grand Theatre Arts Wing, Swansea
(Sat 10 Jun, 8.00pm, Tickets: £15.50)
A night at the theatre filled with an eclectic mix of comedy, neo and classical burlesque and cabaret. Performances from Mister Meredith, DeeDee La Rouge and more.
(Sat 10 Jun, 10am- 5pm Admission:Free)
A day of chilli themed food and just chilli themed food, as the website proclaims, “THIS EVENT IS ALL ABOUT CHILLI AND NOTHING ELSE, SO DON’T EXPECT BURGERS, CHIPS OR HOTDOGS”. The fest will provide chilli themed beverages such as Tequilla Chilli Beer and Chilli Cocktails as well as live music and the yearly “Clash Of The Titans Chilli Eating Contest”
9. Chepstow Farmers Market
High St Chepstow (Cas-gwent)
(Sat 10 Jun, 9am-1pm)
Held on the morning of the second and fourth Saturdays of the month, Chepstow Farmers Market provides the opportunity to support local organic produce. Chepstow itself is a town filled with a range of independent, locally run specialist shops to browse through.
City Hall, Cardiff
(Sat 10 Jun, 18:00 – 22:30,Admission: £10)
This festival provides the opportunity to rake through and learn about a selection of 80 Gins and 40 unique Vodkas, all to find the one that caters to your taste buds the most. Tickets provide 4 free samples from the assortment and a souvenir glass. The festival takes place two times in the day, one afternoon session at 12:00 – 16:30 and an evening session from 18:00 – 22:30, allowing you to choose the time most suited to you (No morning session available).