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Ten things to do in South West Wales this weekend, April 19-21

By This is SouthWales  |  Posted: April 19, 2013

By Emma Flanagan

Ten things to do in South West Wales this weekend, April 19-21

Swansea's National Waterfront Museum, in association with Oxfam, is having a book swap this weekend

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1. Relive the days of The Doors this weekend, or experience the closest thing to them, as tribute band The Doors Are Alive perform at Swansea's Sin City this Saturday.

Described by one critic as “sounding more like The Doors than The Doors” this band is sure not to disappoint old fans and maybe convert a few new ones.

2. Enchantment, romance and tragedy are all at Swansea's Grand Theatre this weekend with Beauty and the Beast On Ice. The Russian Ice Stars deliver dazzling performances and incredible aerial acrobatics. The show is on at 7.30pm every evening until Saturday and also has a matinee show on Saturday afternoon at 2.30pm.

If you want to see what’s behind the big red curtain there are behind-the-scenes tours this weekend. Learn about the theatre’s history, the shows which have been put on and some of the stars who have treaded those boards. The tour starts at 10am.

3. BBC National Orchestra of Wales can take you on a fantasy journey this weekend as they perform Mussorgsky's Pictures at an Exhibition at Swansea’s Brangwyn Hall.

4. If National Gardening Week has got you hankering for some home grown fruit and veg and you cannot wait until you grown your own then visit Penclawdd Local Produce and Craft Market on Saturday.

Pick up Gower-grown vegetables, fresh fish, meat and dairy products as well as visiting the many craft stalls. Penclawdd Community Centre, 9.30am to 12.30pm.

5. Get to grips with some sharp-taloned birds of prey this Saturday and Sunday at the National Botanic Garden Of Wales with Black Mountains Falconry.

There will be stunning flying displays from eagle owls, Harris hawks and red-tailed buzzards and visitors can try falconry for themselves.

Shows are at 12pm and 2pm.

6. If you’re a budding foodie or just want to try something new then this is your week as Swansea’s first ever street food festival, showcasing ready to eat food of restaurant quality. Admission is free. It will take place next to the 360 Beach and Watersports Centre on Mumbles Road opposite St Helen's. There will be six stalls open on the day.

7. Is it time for your spring clean? The Swansea's National Waterfront Museum, in association with Oxfam, is having a book swap. Saturday and Sunday anybody can drop-in with books, CDs and vinyl they wish to swap. All donations must be in good, useable condition and there will be a book token system in place. From 11am to 4pm.

8. Join guests from stage and screen for a Monster Mash memorabilia show at Margam Country Park. Suitable for all ages, this event is on Saturday and Sunday from 10am to 4.30pm. 01639 881635 for tickets.

9. The oldest museum in Wales will be exhibiting what Swansea artists can do from Friday. The Llwcher Art Group exhibition features art work by amateur, semi-professional and professional artists who live and work in Swansea. The exhibition opens on Friday April 19 at Swansea Museum.

10. The eleventh annual Welsh Musical Theatre Young Singer of the Year competition will take place at the Taliesin Arts Centre on Saturday from The event starts at 7.30pm. Tickets are £12. To book call 01792 602060.

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