For June 2019


This year the annual Gower Agricultural Show, will be held on Sunday, 4 August in the stunning parkland of Penrice Castle Estate near Oxwich Bay.

If you enjoy the countryside, or are looking for a different, fun-filled family day out, you will really enjoy The Gower Agricultural Show – it’s an event not to be missed.

Bay has teamed up with the Gower Show to offer readers the chance to WIN a family entry ticket worth £30.

Simply email putting Gower Show Competition in the subject line giving your name, address and daytime telephone number. Bay never shares emails with 3rd party companies.

Or send the same details to Gower Show Competition, Bay Magazine, 1 Cae Banc, Sketty, Swansea SA2 9DN. Closing date for entries is

19 July 2019. Only one entry per household. No cash alternative. Editor’s decision is final. No correspondence will be entered into.

The first 5 entries drawn will each receive a family ticket of two adults and two children/concessionary.


Due to retirement, BAY is looking for deliverers in the following areas Tycoch, Sketty, Glanmor, Sketty Park and Derwen Fawr.

Many of our deliverers are retired or have school aged children – it’s a great way to earn extra cash while taking some exercise. So great for your health and your wealth!

Delivery of Bay is one of the most important processes in the production, so we need reliable and responsible deliverers.

Candidates need to be 18+, have their own car and like walking.

The average time commitment is approximately 5 – 10 hours per month.

Hours and payment to be discussed

For further info, please call Lesley on 01792 290486 during office hours.


The Gower Chorale’s summer concert this year will take place at St Mary’s Church, Swansea City Centre.

It will feature Gabriel Faure’s Cantique to Jean Racine, a hauntingly beautiful piece and the popular Chichester Psalms by Leonard Bernstein. The programme also includes a lesser known work by the contemporary American composer Morten Lauridsen, Lux Aeterna.

The choir will be led by its musical director Dr William Reynolds and joined by Llewellyn Ifan Jones on the harp and Huw Tregellis Williams on the organ.

The date of the concert is Saturday 22 June and it begins at 19.00

For tickets at £15, contact 01792 404391or 01792 207950.


A Summer mind, body and spirit event will be held on Saturday the 13 July at Hazel Court, Sketty from 10.30 to 16.30.

There will be a broad range of exhibitors including Reiki Healing, Sound Healing, CBT Counselling, Clairvoyance, Astrology, Palmistry, plus the sale of books, costume jewellery and crystals to name but a few. Admission is just £1.00 which includes a free raffle with good quality prizes. Under 16s have free entry.

All enquiries for a stall please ring 07946246016.


On Thursday 13 June 18.00 to 20.00 at Volcano 27-29 High Street, XR Swansea have a public talk and discussion about the climate emergency entitled Heading for Extinction (& what to do about it).

All welcome. Free entry.


A date for your diary, the not to be missed St Peter’s Summer Fayre will take place on 27 July from 10.00 to 12.00 at Newton Village Hall – next door to St Peter’s Church.

With games, bric-a-brac, a raffle with wonderful prizes, delicious cakes, home-made jams and lots more. It’s set to be a really enjoyable morning out for all the family.


LLanmorlais Carnival will take place on Saturday 29 June at 13.30. It’s a traditional carnival featuring Japanese drumming, local choirs, throw the welly competition and a tug-of-war competition. Hearty refreshments will be available along with many stalls and a bouncy castle. It will be a fun filled afternoon for all the family.


Enjoy afternoon tea while viewing a fashion show of the summer collection from Solo, Mumbles, on Wednesday 12th June from 14.30 at Norton House.

Tickets priced at £16 are available from Solo on 01792 366133. Proceeds from the raffle will go to The Pettifor Trust, our local animal welfare charity.


Swansea historian, Gerald Gabb has written the biggest history book on Swansea ever produced – it has 1,635 pages with 2,237 illustrations and is in 3 volumes.

There are launch events and talks in:-

  • Newton Village Hall 8 June00
  • Thomas Primary School 11 June 10.00
  • Tabernacle Mumbles 13 June00
  • Killay Library 28 June00
  • Bishopston Parish Hall 29 June30

For full details of these and other related events, talks and history walks, contact the author: 01792 613262 or


The Dunvant Male Choir’s 40th Annual Patron’s Concert will be held on 6 July at St Mary’s Church from 19.15. Tickets priced at £20 are available from 07935242085/01792 429516.

The concert will feature Ellen Angharad Williams – soprano and Robert Lewis –tenor. Musical director – Jonathan Rogers and accompanists D Huw Rees/Tony Phipps.


Singleton Singers 11th Annual Concert will be celebrated in an evening concert, on Saturday 15 June 2019, at St James’ Church Uplands, Swansea SA1 4QF. Led by musical director Carole Edwards, with deputy conductor Helen Mills and accompanist Jonathan Lycett. The choir will entertain with a varied repertoire covering a mix of musical genres, from the very traditional to songs from the musicals and the world of pop.

Guest artists for the evening are ‘Music for You’ Brass Quintet, an internationally acclaimed quintet who are extremely passionate about brass chamber music. Their repertoire for the concert will be rich and varied and played on 2 trumpets, French horn, trombone and tuba.

Doors open: 19:00 for 19:30 start

Tickets: £10.00 available on the door from choristers or via website:


Dan y Coed, the state-of-the-art school and residential home for children and young people with complex needs associated with autism, welcomed parents, social workers and local authority commissioners to see its facilities last month.

The school at Dan y Coed has been open since late 2017 and can educate 30 children. Now that the multi-million-pound building work on the residential side of the facility is finished and the home has been fully registered, it is inviting prospective residents, parents and commissioners to come and see the facilities at the school and home. The residential part of Dan y Coed, which was a former outdoor pursuits and training centre, will house around 20 young people and, when at capacity, the entire facility will employ around 120.

Mike Currier, CEO of Orbis Education and Care, said: “From our extensive work in the Swansea area we know that there is a great need for a school and residential facility for children aged between five and 19 in the city and surrounding areas.

“The position of the school and residential home is amazing. It is just a stone’s throw away from the local beaches, as well as being just a short drive away from Swansea city itself. We are very proud of Dan y Coed and look forward to settling in our first residents very soon.”

Orbis is currently recruiting specialist staff to join its schools and care homes around Wales. Visit Orbis’ website for more information about the group and the vacancies:


St Gabriel’s Church, Bryn Road, Brynmill SA2 0AP is holding its annual Summer Fete on Saturday 8 June from 12.00 noon.

There will be a grand selection of stalls, BBQ and tea, coffee and soft drinks. All welcome


Are you inspired by the Chelsea Flower Show and find yourself itching to get out and garden?

Why not join the skilled Parks Staff in Swansea’s Botanical Gardens in Singleton Park. You can support their work if you can spare a half or full day, Mondays to Fridays.

Working under their direction you will be helping out with basic maintenance and general upkeep while learning more about the diverse plant collection. At the same time, you will gain new knowledge and skills. And gardening is the hot topic for improving our health and well-being – so what’s stopping you?

If you’d like to find out more, please visit the volunteer’s page on the website and complete the Contact Form to get in touch. 


From the 29 June, the charity’s lifeguards will be providing a daily safety service on all five of Swansea’s busiest beaches between the hours of 10.00-18.00 until Sunday 1 September.

The RNLI have been offering a lifeguard service on Langland, Caswell, Port Eynon and Three Cliffs Bay since early May. Lifeguards will be back at their posts on the fifth beach – Swansea Bay – from Saturday 29 June for the summer season.

Vinny Vincent, RNLI Lead Lifeguard Supervisor, offers the following advice to those heading to the coast over the summer:

‘Whilst we understand that Swansea has a number of stunning beaches to choose from when visiting the area, the charity’s top advice is to always visit a lifeguarded beach. Hopefully you won’t need the lifeguards, but if something was to go wrong or if you needed any help it’s reassuring to know that expert advice and assistance is available if needed. 

‘When visiting a lifeguarded beach always make sure to bathe between the red and yellow flags. 

‘We want people to enjoy the coastline and therefore urge people to respect the water and take extra care when visiting the coast, by taking some basic precautions. Plan your activity – check the weather and tide conditions before going to sea, and make sure your equipment is all in working order. 

‘Carry a means of calling for help should something go wrong.  If you see someone in trouble please don’t attempt the rescue yourself, alert a lifeguard or call 999 and ask for the Coastguard.’

For further safety advice on how to stay safe on the beach this summer please visit






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