Other Organisations' Events - December


St Fagans National History Musuem
Christmas Nights

6–8 December, 6pm-9pm, Cost £15 adults, £8 children (under 16 years)

If you’re looking for a traditional Welsh Christmas to remember, why not grab a torch, wrap up warm and follow the star to St Fagans this year! There’ll be unmissable performances of Wales' unique Christmas traditions: the Mari Lwyd and The Hunting of the Wren. You’ll find logs on the fire, carols in the chapel, traditional Welsh Plygain singing in the church and a brass band on Gwalia Green. Then as the evening draws to a close we’ll gather together in the Atrium for some carols to gladden your heart - there’s no better way to kick off the Festive Season than the St Fagans Christmas Nights!  https://museum.wales/stfagans/whatson/10114/Christmas-Nights/

Llancaiach Fawr Manor
A Taste of Winter

Saturday 8 to Sunday 9 December, 10am - 4pm, Adults £8.50, concs £6.95
The middle of Winter has traditionally been a time of feast and celebration - something to bring some cheer into a time of dark nights and cold weather. Llancaiach Fawr Manor will be in the historic kitchen creating some of the culinary specialities that were served up in the middle of the 17th century. The Prichard family and their guests expected fine food and drink for their celebrations. Some of the more exotic dishes served to their table would have originated in the Mediterranean and been imported via Cardiff or Bristol. Foodstuffs like oranges and lemons from Spain or spices such as nutmeg and cinnamon from the farthest reaches of the known world, that we now take for granted, were enjoyed on special occasions. You too will have the chance to try the food and drink of the period and explore the Manor with its welcoming glow of fire and candle light. There will also be a chance to buy some unusual and beautiful gifts for Christmas from the free to enter craft fair that will be held in the education centre over the weekend. https://www.caerphilly.gov.uk/Things-To-Do/Events/Regular-Events/A-Taste-of-Autumn.aspx

Big pit
Exhibition: Family of Miners

Until 30 December, 9.30am-5pm, Free
The last few weeks to see a photographic exhibition by Walter Waygood documenting mining and miners of Blaenafon from the 1970s onwards.
https://museum.wales/bigpit/whatson/9642/-Family-of-Miners/

 

Theatre Brycheiniog

Geri Parlby  -  The History & Art of the Nativity Crib

11 December,  2.30pm, £8

Nativity scenes or cribs as we know them today found their roots in the 1300s. They started as display pieces for Italian churches. Often made out of terracotta, these early Nativity sets were displayed year round. Since then they have evolved into a wonderfully diverse variety of artistic scenes. In this lecture we will be looking at the art form of the crib from the carved masterpieces of the medieval era to the extraordinary semi-pagan variations of South America. Christmas will never be the same again! https://theatrbrycheiniog.ticketsolve.com/shows/873592116?_ga=2.100915073.1615439243.1543591873-507236856.1543591873&locale=en-GB

Theatre Brycheiniog

Geri Parlby  -  The History & Art of the Nativity Crib

11 December,  2.30pm, £8

Nativity scenes or cribs as we know them today found their roots in the 1300s. They started as display pieces for Italian churches. Often made out of terracotta, these early Nativity sets were displayed year round. Since then they have evolved into a wonderfully diverse variety of artistic scenes. In this lecture we will be looking at the art form of the crib from the carved masterpieces of the medieval era to the extraordinary semi-pagan variations of South America. Christmas will never be the same again! https://theatrbrycheiniog.ticketsolve.com/shows/873592116?_ga=2.100915073.1615439243.1543591873-507236856.1543591873&locale=en-GB








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