thSaturday 11 June
10.00am – 12.00pm
To kick –start this years Festival there will be a children‟s entertainer at Somerfield Car Park. There will be plenty of juggling, balloon sculpting and general mayhem brought by one of the performers from NOFit State Circus. There will also be face –painting and live music.
Come on down and find out all the things that are happening during this years Festival. Free
Flower Festival 2005
St Catherine’s Church, Gorseinon ththSaturday 11 – Tuesday 14 June
10.00am – 7.00pm
Call in to enjoy the flower displays, exhibitions by local schools, readings and musical items. Church organisations will also have displays in the Hall and refreshments will be available.
Story Telling Trail
2.00pm – 4.00pm
Come and meet the Crowman and let him enthral you with magical stories around the Druid Stones in Argyle Gardens. Young and old a like will enjoy the old tradition of story telling by one of Wales‟s finest storytellers.
Strictly Come Dancing
Penyrheol Leisure Centre
7.30pm – late
Six local couples have been taking dancing lessons over the last 8 weeks and now in this grand event they will perform all their newly acquired skills for our delights! True to the popular TV series, the couples, which include Kev Johns and his daughter Bethan, will compete against each other in front of a panel of judges and will be gradually eliminated to reveal a winner. Hosted by The Waves Phil Hoyles the evening will provide not only entertainment but also a chance for all to participate in the dancing.
Tickets (including Buffet) ?10, Concessions ?7 or ?70 for a table (8 seats) Dress Code: Evening Attire
A Charity Event in aid of the Cash 4 Kids Appeal
thSunday 12 June
St Catherine’s Church, Gorseinon
A special service to launch the Gorseinon Arts Festival will be held at St Caherine‟s Church with Songs of Praise at 6.00 pm.
Circus Skills Workshop
Penyrheol Leisure Centre
Suitable for children
NoFit State Circus bring their inimitable skills once again to Gorseinon, with a two hour session for children and young people. The emphasis is on fun, and children will have the opportunity to try their hand at juggling, stilt walking, uni-cycling and clowning. We hope that all the children taking part will be able to take part in a small performance of their newly th June. acquired skills in the Carnival on Saturday 18
Places are limited so booking is essential to avoid disappointment.
To book a place for your children contact Penyrheol Leisure Centre on Tel:01792 897039 Tickets : ?5 per child or ?8 for two
West End Pub, High Street,
8.00pm ‘til late
A night of comedy. This is a comedy club with a difference – not only do you get the chance
to see Welsh comedian Noel James you also get to see „Stella Time‟, a new style cabaret performance from Antic Corporation which combines some talented actors with music and comedy to create an hilarious evening‟s entertainment. One of Wales‟ brightest comedians combines with one of Wales‟ most innovative theatre companys.
“Liberates the lunatic side to our personalities - brilliantly!" - Time Out
“Huge Fan” – The Sunday Times
“Absolutely Hilarious” – Wales on Sunday
“… so persuasive and totally off the wall …from a writer with a truly distinctive voice.”
“Clever stuff, veering between moments of broad comedy and heartbreaking poignancy “
Adults Only material contains strong language
Tickets are ?5 and can be purchased from The Development Office and The West End Pub
thMonday 13 June
Private viewing at 6.30pm thPublic viewings Tuesday 15 – Friday 17th
For the second time three art groups have come together to exhibit their work. Llwchwr Arts Group, Welsh Woodcraft Association and the Adult Art Students from Gorseinon College will be exhibiting a range of work from oils to stain glass, woodwork to water- colours.
The exhibition is free and open to all.
Gorseinon Appeal Committee – National Eisteddfod, Swansea and District 2006 Noson Lawen
7.30 pm at the Maerdy Hotel
An evening of Welsh entertainment
Tickets ?3 – available from the Gorseinon Development Trust Office
Pwyllgor Apêl Gorseinon – Eisteddfod Genedlaethol, Abertawe a’r Cylch 2006
Noson Lawen eg Dydd Llun 13Mehefin - 7.30 o’r gloch yng Ngwesty’r Maerdy
Noson o adloniant Cymreig
Tocynnau ?3 – ar gael o Swyddfa Ymddiriedolaeth Datblygu Gorseinon
thTuesday 14 June
Drum and Bass and Graffiti Art Workshop and Jamming session 6.30 – 8.30pm
Gorseinon Youth wing
If your aged between 13 -19 years of age and would like to get involved in a „jamming „session with experience professional musicians and get a chance to create the art work for a
CD cover then this is the event for you.
Places are limited so reserve your place by contacting Community Arts Office Tel: 890722/890745
thWednesday 15 June
BTEC Performing Arts students present
Every wondered what happened after the deaths of the „two star-crossed lovers‟?
After Juliet by Sharman Macdonald explores the aftermath of Shakespeare‟s tragedy. A tense truce holds between the Capulets and Montagues . Benvolio, Romeo‟s best friend, is in
love with Rosaline, Juliet‟s cousin; but Rosaline is bent on revenge.
Free entry with purchase of a programme. Limited seats available: Please Tel: 01792 890745 to reserve your seat.
Poem and Pints Night
The Bryngwyn Pub
After the success of last year‟s event Emily Hinshelwood –winner of 2003 John tripp Spoken Poetry winner, Clare Potter this years winner and Dave Wolley( about to publish his third book)
return with another range of poems to delight and provoke. Peter Read actor and poet,
recently retuned to Swansea after almost three years in exile in N.Wales, will also join them.
A performance by a local singer/song writer will complete the evening.
thThursday 16 June
An evening of Song and Dance
Gorseinon Performing Arts Students
A selection of contemporary dance pieces. The first piece draws inspiration from aspects of the moving images, in particular the early photos of sequential movement by E. Muybridge. The second piece draws ideas from the dynamic movement ideas that are seen in such films as The House of the Flying Dragons.
The programme will also include two pieces based on the work of the two founders of the contemporary dance genre, Martha Graham and Merce Cunningham
„What is this thing called Love?
A musical revue of the music of Cole Porter
Step back in time and enjoy a wonderful evening of Musical Theatre. Experience timeless classics written by one of the most influential Broadway and Hollywood song composers of the twentieth centaury. Enjoy songs performed from shows such as Kiss Me Kate, Can Can, Anything Goes, High Society and many more.
Free entry with purchase of a programme. Limited seats available:
Please Tel: 01792 890745 to reserve your seat.
St Catherine’s Church, Gorseinon
A varied programme of music performed by the Morriston RFC Male Voice Choir, Angharad Lewis and Gorseinon College Performing Arts Students.
Tickets ?5 (?4 concessions)
thFriday 17 June
Drive In Movie –
Somerfield Car Park
Don‟t miss this one-off chance to experience a real drive – in movie here in Gorseinon. Bring
your car, bring some company and sit back and enjoy all the fun of going to the movies in the comfort of your own „automobile‟. With hot-dogs and soda served to your car by roller-skating
waiters, this night promises to be one of the most popular of the Arts Festival.
The Italian Job ( the original)
Book early to avoid disappointment, only limited spaces available.
Tickets ?5 per person
thSaturday 18 June
Carnival and Picnic in The Park
2.00pm – 5.30pm
The Mardi Gras comes to Gorseinon! This years Festival will culminate in real style with the re-instated Gorseinon Carnival. The Parade will leave Somerfield Car Park at 2.00pm and process up the High Street to Parc Y Werin where there will be a host of activities and entertainments including the Gorseinon Town Council‟s Tug-of War Shield. There will be
circus performances, fair ground rides, stalls food and drinks available –fun for all the family.
Please note that the park will close at 5.30pm and re open at 7.00pm for the evening event.
Carnival Party Night
7.30pm ‘til late
Gates open at 7.00pm
After enjoying a day of parades, fun-fairs and performance its time now to let your hair down and continue the Carnival atmosphere with a musical party that begins with a „Big Band‟ tribute to the likes of Frank Sinatra and the other members of the Rat Pack. The party then hots- up with a 10-piece Latin Salsa band who guarantee to get everyone up on their feet to dance the night away.
Tickets ?5 purchased before the event on ?6 on the gate
Available from Gorseinon College Reception, Gorseinon Development trust
thSunday 19 June
A Concert for all the Family
Hosted by Riverside Christian Fellowship.
An event for all the family compered by Gorseinon‟s own Kev Johns, with pop bands, acoustic performers ,drama, and comedy, all with a contemporary Christian feel.
Celebrate life in style in this unique out-door event.