Goings-on in Gower

Calan headlining at the Gower Folk Festival/Photograph © Calan

Calan headlining at the Gower Folk Festival/Photograph © Calan

Bryn-y-mor Cottage enjoys a secluded location and sea and rural views to die for and it’s sometimes easy to forget that it’s less than a thirty-minute drive to take advantage of all Swansea – Wales’ city by the sea – has to offer. If you’re looking for theatre, cinema, music, shopping and restaurants, it’s all there.

But then again, you might not want to even go that far. And why would you when Gower offers so much all year long?

A stroll to the village of Llangennith will give you a local produce market once a month on a Saturday morning in the village hall. The village hall also hosts a monthly Film Club run by villagers and showing latest releases. Sometimes, the Llangennith Male Voice Choir puts on performances there too, or in the church, or King’s Head pub on the village green.

If you’re around on July 5th,, that’s Mabsant Day celebrating the local saint, Cenydd and you’ll get to see the effigy of a seagull hoisted up the church tower and the reason why explained!

Gower has events galore. You have just missed the cider and honey festival at the Gower Heritage Centre www.gowerheritagecentre.co.uk in May but there’s the Gower Folk Festival  at the Greyhound Inn www.thegreyhoundinnoldwalls.co.uk  weekend  of June 14th -16th when acclaimed folk acts from all corners of the UK will be performing. You can book tickets on line at www.gowerfolkfestival.co.uk

July 1st sees the beginning of the Gower Festival – classical music performed in beautiful locations, including churches all over the Gower peninsula.  For a full programme visit www.gowerfestival.org

We’d love you to base yourself at Bryn-y-mor Cottage at any time of the year. You’ll get a warm welcome and plenty to do. Check availability at www.brynymorcottagegower.co.uk or ring Ann on 01792 386259. And watch this space for more goings-on in Gower later in the year.