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EVENING MARKET THURSDAY 18th AUGUST 2022 FROM 4PM

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Gower Bluegrass Festival 2022 9th-11th September 2022

TICKETS FOR BLUEGRASS MUST BE PREBOOKED AND ARE ONLY AVAILABLE ONLINE

After 3 years gap ‘in the doldrums’ the 26th Gower Bluegrass Festival returns to the Gower Heritage Centre. After 15 successful years we hope to rekindle the success of previous festivals following the 3 year sabbatical due to the Covid pandemic. We hope our regular supporters over the years will join us as we continue to promote Bluegrass music in a scenic part of South Wales.


Gower Blue Grass Festival 2022 – This quirky and welcoming Festival kicks off the weekend of 9th-11th September at a unique location, the Gower Heritage Centre. A rural life open air museum based around a historic a historic water mill dating back to 1170.

This friendly event has a line-up of bands including Cajun outfit Whiskey River, guitar wizard Chris Moreton, Sisters & Brothers, Western Edge, Jackdawgs, Backroom Bluegrass Band and more to be announced.

This year’s line-up includes:

– Chris Moreton from Usk

– Whiskey River from Hereford

– Sisters & Brothers

– Western Edge from Pembrokeshire

– Jackdawgs from Gower

 The Backroom Bluegrass Band from Gower

 

The Gower Heritage Centre is open from 10am to 5pm – 7 Days a week. Over the summer holidays a number of activities are available for children and Adults. Please contact craftworkers direct via the links shown below to book any activities.

For children, the soft play area, tractor play area and sandpit are open and there are workshops being organised by our resident craft workers, all activities with Craft Workers or any events MUST be pre-booked via the links shown. Duck Pond and Poultry Park is open as normal. Takeaway food and drink is available from the front shop and also if you have paid for entry from the inside takeaway facility- Park Mill Diner when open.

Entry charges for the Centre are currently  £6 per adult (includes parking for one car), Children aged 3 – 17 are £3 each. Children 2 and  under are free. Normal Entry or Car park tickets no longer need to be pre-booked and you can pay for Entry and Parking at our main reception.

Most of our exhibits and attractions are open and you can take a self guided tour using our map on arrival or download the App. Our craft workers offer workshops in a variety of crafts – contact them direct to book any activities.

Our Self-Guided Tour Includes:

  • The Water Wheel – The last intact and working water wheel in Gower, still powering a flour mill and wood lathe
  • The Corn Mill – Still fully functional and powered by the water wheel, the 12th Century corn mill contains original equipment from past centuries including mill stones imported from France. We grind fresh flour most days – ask at Reception for a guided tour.
  • The Mill Cottage –  A replica of living conditions at the Mill from the 18th Century
  • Wood Turner’s Room – a functioning wood work room for our resident carpenter with water wheel powered lathe and hand crafted items for sale
  • Woollen Mill – Featuring a Dob Cross Loom, refurbished from Abbey Woollen Mill in Neath, our mill produces Gower Blankets and other textiles which are on display
  • Farming Museum – Our collection contains some of the oldest agricultural equipment in Wales: motorized, horse powered and hand powered
  • The Blacksmiths – a fully equipped and functioning forge as in use during Victorian times
  • and much more…

Our Resident Craft Workers and Businesses Include:

  • Humanities Health Hub– a new educational facility, providing inspirational school visits. We also offer children’s activities throughout the school holidays. See our website for details- Humanities Health Hub – text 07792829518
  • Little Valley Bakery – a small and passionate artisan bakery, baking quality breads and treats using traditional methods from our bakery in the heart of the Gower open Weds- Sunday 10am to 3pm www.littlevalleybakery.com
  • Front Shop and Tea Garden – are open everyday for snacks and souvenirs
  • Shed Head Cider – has been making cider at the Gower Heritage Centre Since 2011 using apples from our own Orchard and pressed with an ancient Victorian press at the Mill.  100% natural with no additives  https://shedheadcider.co.uk
  • Essential Cycles Gower – Book your bike in for a service with us.  We carry out frame pivot bearing replacement, hydraulic brake bleed, drivetrain upgrade, suspension fork lower leg service or just a set of new tyres.  We also fit upgrades and create new builds to your specification (closed Monday and Tuesday) Essential Cycles Gower – Home | Facebook
  • Little Gem Jewellery Crafts – Arts and Crafts Shop with Roberta (Open by appointment only tel 07713457320) The Little Gem – Home | Facebook
  • Earthly Rebels – hand made soaps for sale and soap making lessons available https://earthlyrebels.co.uk
  • Wobbly Bottom Cheeses – traditional cheeses, made from the milk of our resident goats  tel Alun 07437019440
  • Pa-pa Jewelry Design – award winning sea and beach inspired Jewellery designed and crafted by trained silversmith Pa-pa on the edge of the Gower
  • Park Mill Diner – a local produce food outlet. pre-booking essential. [email protected] ring 07375778343
  • We Are Woven- Botanical workshops in the refurbished Greenhouse with Stacey – contact [email protected]
  • and others…

Services and workshops available by Pre-Booked Appointment Only Are:

  • The Iron Age Round House – available through Gower Unearthed call Helen at [email protected] for full details
  • Traditional Cookery Classes – A Taste of Times Pasthttps://www.facebook.com/Chendoreluan
  • Rachael’s Rights Consultancy – Get in touch for school trips, family activities, children’s parties and teacher training – Humanities Health Hub 07792829518 – The Best You Can Be Humanities Health Hub
  • Art Sessions with Katie tel 07846115419- tailored art sessions https://www.facebook.com/gowerartscentre
  • La Charrette, The Smallest Cinema in Wales – available now for private parties subject to Covid restrictions
  • Cae Tan CSA – subscribe for weekly local produce boxes https://www.facebook.com/caetancsa
  • Campervan Overnight Parking – £10 per night please email us to book- [email protected]

Our car park is open everyday for anyone wishing to park and walk in the local area.  There is a charge of £4 per car if you are parking for longer than 15 minutes –  payable at the main reception or if closed at the collection box on the main entrance door.

Our Holiday Accommodation is not yet available this year as it is being used by essential and other workers. we may have some availability later in the summer.

PLEASE NOTE: all pre-booked tickets for any craft activity or event include entry to The Gower Heritage Centre but not car parking unless otherwise specified- please pay for this at Reception on arrival.

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