Events — July 23, 2013 at 12:48 pm — Updated: July 23, 2013 at 4:46 pm

Cadw’s Legendary Summer – Events


Find a list of events organised from July 2013 – September 2013 by Cadw below:


Tours and festivals:


A Midsummer Night’s Dream

  • 04 July, 7pm, Beaumaris Castle
  • 09 & 13 July, 7pm, Valle Crucis Abbey
  • 11 July, 7pm, Rhuddlan Castle
  • 12 July, 7pm, Denbigh Castle

Spend a summer’s night surrounded by laughter, music and magic in one of Shakespeare’s best loved plays, set against the backdrop of some of Wales’s most dramatic sites.


Babe the Sheep-Pig

  • 06 July, 6pm, Beaumaris Castle
  • 14 August, 6pm, Harlech Castle

Dick King-Smith’s heart warming tale of friendship, courage and determination is vividly brought to life by Illyria, the same creative team behind the sensational 2012 production of The Twits.


Festival of Archaeology – A Roman Invasion!

  • 13 & 14 July, 10am – 5pm, Segontium Roman Fort

Come and meet Roman characters and learn the fascinating truth about how they lived. Meet a Roman doctor, see what Roman cookery smells like, or try your hand at a mystery excavation.


Festival of Archaeology – Heritage Arts and Crafts

  • 22 July, 11am – 4pm, Beaumaris Castle
  • 23 July, 11am – 4pm, Rhuddlan Castle
  • 24 July, 10:30am – 4pm, Denbigh Castle

The Festival of Archaeology is an annual extravaganza of hands-on historical workshops and demonstrations. Families are invited to learn about their heritage and try their hand at an ancient craft, or learning from history experts.


Illyria: As You Like It

  • 31 July, 7pm, Harlech Castle

This summer, open-air theatre company, Illyria, will perform Shakespeare’s famous comedy, As You Like It, set in the magnificent surroundings of HarlechCastle.


The Lord Chamberlain’s Men: As You Like It

  • 29 August, 7:30pm, Caernarfon Castle
  • 30 & 31 August, 7:30pm, Conwy Castle

The Lord Chamberlain’s Men return with their all male production of Shakespeare’s mysterious and romantic comedy, As You Like It.


Other events:


July 2013


The Mikado

24 July, 7pm, Harlech Castle

This wonderful comic opera, although set in Japan, is very much a parody of British politics, institutions and public life – and although written in the 19th century is surprisingly relevant in the 21st! A Gilbert & Sullivan production gets an Illysia make over.


August 2013


History Chef

10 & 11 August, 11am – 4pm, Denbigh Castle

Experience history through your senses. See authentic period food in historic sites. Hear about who ate it and when. Smell and taste the food. Touch and take a recipe card away with you.


Beaumaris Medieval Festival

24, 25 & 26 August, 10am – 5pm, Beaumaris Castle

Step back in time to enjoy a range of family friendly activities this Bank Holiday weekend. Join the knight school and take part in squire training, spear drill, archery or be the fastest in the dragon land-speed race.


Bank Holiday Fun

25 & 26 August, 11am – 4pm, Denbigh Castle

Step back in time and meet medieval characters and watch as the history of this medieval castle come alive with the sights, sounds and smells of the period. Family activities include basket and tablet weaving, wood carving and whittling and smelting and casting demonstrations.


September 2013


Celebrating Owain Glyndwr

15 & 16 September, 10:30am – 4pm, Rhuddlan Castle

VisitRhuddlanCastle to discover the story of Owain Glyndwr and the legends surrounding him. Learn about how his life impacted the local area, what life was like for children in medieval times, what jobs people did and the musical instruments they played. Family activites include storytelling, music, singing and flag making.


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