Thursday, 27 July 2017

What's on around here this summer 2017!

You probably just want to chill out and relax when you arrive at your chosen holiday destination but after you've cracked open a bottle or two, or had a cup of tea and slice of Bara Brith, then the first thing you'll probably want to do is have a stroll around the village of Llwyngwril to view all the wonderful woolworks created by the clever ladies (and men) of the village.
There's the Llwyngwril Garden Club Show on Saturday the 12th of August and Llwyngwril Art Club exhibition over the weekend of the 26th and 27th of August. Two events not to be missed! 

Then what to do? Well you can go and laze on one of the many beautiful beaches that are only a short drive away, or if you're feeling more energetic then you can take to the mountains or hire a bike and ride the Mawddach Trail. You can go fishing out of Barmouth or Aberdyfi, try out Stand Up Paddleboarding along the Mawddach Estuary or go further afield to try surfing at Surf Snowdonia.
But for something different here are some events you might like to attend this summer:

Barbeque Special at Bala Lake Railway 3rd August to 17th August 
Booking essential!

Race the Train! 34th Annual Race at Rheilffordd Talyllyn Railway 19th August

Pirates weekend at Corris Steam Railway & Museum 5th August - 6th August

Superheroes Week at Llanberis Lake Railway
Kids come dressed as your favourite hero or cartoon character and travel free!

Dare to meet Dwynwen and the Baby Dragons 
 01 August – 13 August 2017
 Harlech Castle

Silent Discos at Harlech
Something for everyone - Enjoy!

Tuesday, 25 July 2017

Witches, wizards and weird and wonderful aliens!

If you go down to the woods around Llwyngwril today , you're sure to see some weird and wonderful things!
The ladies  of the village (and the odd man!) have been wildly working with wool to create some more wow factor wonders.  Enough of the alliteration!
Since the end of May if you dared to walk down to the beach, up to the woods at the top of God'r Gaer or wander round the back streets of the village, you might be surprised to come across a red dragon/loch ness monster, a gingerbread house, a swarm of butterflies being looked after by a pink parrot, an alien driving a tractor or a monk in a fishing boat!

 To find out exactly where to find these bewitching and enchanting works of genius , go buy a map/guide from Riverside Stores, then you won't miss any of these delightful creatures. There are also  boxes around the village where you can donate something (preferably money!) if you have been inspired by what you've seen.
This is the third year of the Llwyngwril Yarnbombing Project in aid of Y Ganolfan Llwyngwril and you mustn't miss visiting the village, if you're in the area. You're sure to be amazed at what these clever ladies (and odd man) have created by knitting or crocheting. This year's theme is Myths. Legends and Beyond.
Passengers on the Cambrian Line are warned to look out for certain woolly characters on Llwyngwril station platform as they pass through and various television companies have been to the village to film the unusual oddities that have appeared in all sorts of places. Look out for Llwyngwril on your tellyboxes later in the year!