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The Laugharne Weekend, West Wales

01 - 03 October 2021.  The Laugharne Weekend is a celebration of all things Dylan Thomas. It is a leftfield literary and musical talent from around the world.

Find out more about The Laugharne Weekend.

Performers in the street at Laugharne.

Laugharne Weekend, West Wales

Aberystwyth Comedy Festival, Mid Wales

01 - 03 October 2021.  The Aberystwyth Comedy Festival is made up of around 40 individual shows which take place in venues near Aberystwyth's seafront. The full line up will be announced nearer the time.

Iris Prize Festival, Cardiff, South Wales

05 - 10 October 2021. Cardiff’s international gay and lesbian shortfilm prize welcomes the best new filmmaking talent to the capital. This year it's online and free!

Find out more about the Iris Prize Festival.

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Focus Wales, Wrexham, North Wales

07 – 09 October 2021.  Three days of music showcasing 200+ bands using 20 stages. There's no place like Wrexham during FOCUS week. 

Find out more about FOCUS Wales.

Eye Cymru, Cardiff Castle, South Wales

14 - 31 October 2021. Eye Cymru is pure cosmic light sorcery - a transformational and immersive laser and sound spectacular. Experience Cardiff Castle like never before with revolutionary light artist Chris Levine, joined by multi-million selling award-winning performers. A unique event occasion: a harmonisation of laser, sound, people and place, EYE Cymru will lighten your world.

Wild Thoughts Festival, North Wales

15 - 17 October 2021. This brand new festival of the outdoors, launching at Llechwedd in Snowdonia, will celebrate wild running and culture. Taking place across three days, it is the first in a planned UK-wide series of Wild Thoughts festivals.  The festival will include guide-led trail running routes, plus a programme of music, theatre, poetry (and more) and many events across the site will feature high-profile guest speakers. Find out more and book tickets on the Llechwedd website.

ABP Newport Wales Marathon and 10K

24 October 2021. Run in one of the flattest marathons in the UK.

Find out more about ABP Newport Wales Marathon and 10K

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Athletes running at the start of Newport Marathon and 10K.

Newport Marathon

Autumn Internationals, Cardiff, South Wales

30 October plus 6, 14 and 20 November 2021.  The first Autumn International game in Principality Stadium is Wales v New Zealand on 30 October. 

Purchase tickets for this games on Principality Stadium's website.

Ron Skilton Memorial Half Marathon

24 October 2021.  This memorial half marathon takes place in mid Wales, with magnificent scenery, this is  a challenging run in a mountainous area.

Find out more about the event on the Green Events website

Cardiff Half Marathon, South Wales

TBC October 2022. (the postponed 2021 event will take place on 27 March 2022). Competitors race right through Cardiff city centre past some iconic locations, with beautiful scenery and historic buildings, starting at Cardiff Castle, and passing the Millennium Stadium, Penarth Marina, before crossing the Cardiff Barrage and racing through Cardiff Bay before finishing close to Cardiff City Hall.  

Find out more about the Cardiff Half Marathon

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