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Coming up...in north west Wales

Opera singer Christopher Purves
Christopher Purves in Wozzeck with the Welsh National Opera.


Twice a year there's a week of world class opera in Llandudno when the Welsh National Opera visit Venue Cymru. Choose from La Traviata, Madam Butterfly or Wozzeck from Tuesday to Saturday, 13-17 October.

Ensemble Cymru, the chamber music group, is touring Amlwch, Holyhead, Bangor, Caernarfon, Pwllheli, Llandudno and Colwyn Bay with a programme of music by Beethoven, Louis Spohr, Simon Rigby and William Mathias. They'll be back in the same venues again with a different programme in November.

Arts & Culture

Readings of prose and poetry from Shakespeare's Macbeth, Romeo and Juliet and The Tempest - all on the National Curriculum - make up the evening's entertainment at Theatr Fach, Dolgellau, on Friday 16 October.

You've heard of the Venice Biennale. Well now it's Harlech's turn. Artists from Hungary, Romania, Austria, Spain, Italy, England and Wales are in the area creating work in the landscape which will then be exhibited in Theatr Harlech and Harlech Memorial Hall from 5 to 17 October, as well as online to other galleries around Europe.

Community events

This weekend sees the big celebrations of Bangor University's 125th anniversary. Special events include Mary Black and Meinir Gwilym in concert on Friday, 16 October.

Get ready for the candyfloss and carousels, the waltzers and weirdness. It's October, so it's fair time. The big one, Ffair Borth, rolls into Menai Bridge on Wednesday for four days.

Learn how to cook the local seafood in a cookery demonstration at the Ship Hotel in Aberdaron on Tuesday 20 October at 7pm. It's one of a series of cookery workshops organised by the National Trust.

Nature & outdoors

Autumnwatch is back on BBC2 and they're full of ideas for you to get involved with local wildlife. Suggestions range from bat counts to wildflower walks.

The new Snowdonia Walking Festival kicks off on Friday (16 October), a great way to enjoy the autumn colours and explore new routes with a knowledgeable guide and the company of others.

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