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Events

Denbigh townsfolk are an active bunch, so there’s always plenty going on that you’re welcome to join in.
Here is just a sample of what we get up to:

Denbigh Heritage Lectures (20 February – 26 March 2020)

FREE. Denbigh Town Council will once again be holding a series of heritage lectures commencing Thursday 20th February 2020 for a period of seven weeks. 

Doors open: 6:30; Start: 7:00

Town Hall, Crown Lane, Denbigh, LL16 3TB

 

20/02: "Horrible, Humorous History of Denbigh” by Clwyd Wynne

27/02: “Local news from the 1870’s" by Gwyn Jones

05/03: “The Essential Guide to Becoming a Gentry Family in Early Modern Denbighshire" by Sadie Jarrett

12/03: “The Archaeological context of Denbigh: résumé and update" by Fiona Gale MBE

19/03: “The 'Old Boys' of Denbigh County School and the Great War, 1914-18" by Dr Paul Evans

26/03: “Social unrest in North East Wales" by Chris Grier

 

Theatr Twm o’r Nant - Stand up for Denbigh Comedy Club (26 February 2020)

Theatr Twm o’r Nant presents "Stand up for Denbigh Comedy Club"

Stand Up for Denbigh Live Comedy with MC Nia Lloyd Williams. Artistes include Gemma Roberts, Andy Quirk, Anthony Grogan, Natalie Husdan, Jack Kelly, Sarah Lloyd and Allan Lear.

Doors open: 7:30pm; Show starts: 8:00pm

Tickets: £5 from Costellos Florists in Vale Street Denbigh.

Theatr Twm o’r Nant, Station Road, Denbigh, LL16 3DA

Denbigh Film Club - Downton Abbey (2019) (28 February 2020)

Denbigh Film Club presents 'Downton Abbey' (2019)(PG) Drama | Romance

The beloved Crawleys and their intrepid staff prepare for the most important moment of their lives. A royal visit from the king and queen of England soon unleashes scandal, romance and intrigue -- leaving the future of Downton hanging in the balance.

Doors open 7:00pm. Starts 7.30pm.

Tickets: £4 on the door or 01745 813426 / 01745 730111

Bar and Refreshments available.

Theatr Twm o'r Nant, Station Road, LL16 3DA

Denbigh Mayor's Charity Concert (29 February 2020)

Denbigh Mayor’s Charity Concert

Join the Mayor for her Charity Concert at Denbigh Town Hall with Denbigh Male Voice Choir and the soloists Joe Tully, Kate Griffiths  and Dafydd Wyn Jones

Doors open 7:00pm. Concert starts 7.30.

Tickets £10 from Siop Clwyd (01745 813431), Denbigh Chocolate Shop (01745 814864) and the Town Hall.

Town Hall, Crown Lane, Denbigh, LL16 3TB

Celebration of Wales - Denbigh Castle (1 March 2020)

In honour of the patron saint of Wales and to mark Wales' Year of Outdoors, we are offering free entry into our sites for St David's Day. A perfect excuse to explore Denbigh Castle!

Mighty fortress evokes the drama of medieval warfare

Denbigh Castle is all about drama. Cross the drawbridge and you’ll hear the portcullis thundering down, chains rattling and the din of horses and marching soldiers.

It was once the royal residence of Dafydd ap Gruffudd, whose attack on nearby Hawarden Castle provoked the English king Edward I to mount a full-scale invasion. By 1282 Denbigh was the in hands of the king’s commander Henry de Lacy.

He lost no time in building a huge stone fortress with extensive town walls on top of Dafydd’s stronghold. But the Welsh weren’t finished just yet. The half-complete castle was attacked and captured and, by the time they got it back, the English had changed the blueprint.

They made the curtain walls much higher, added the imposing gatehouse and inserted an ingenious ‘sally port’ – a secure secret doorway – so defenders could sneak out in an emergency.

Opening times: 10am - 4pm

Tickets: FREE!!

Theatr Twm o’r Nant - Popeth Cymraeg’s Welsh Learners’ Eisteddfod (6 March 2020)

Popeth Cymraeg’s Welsh Learners’ Eisteddfod. Further details and competition list gwybod@popethcymraeg.cymru  / 01745 812287  

Doors open: 7:00pm; Starts: 7:30pm

Tickets: gwybod@popethcymraeg.cymru  / 01745 812287

Theatr Twm o’r Nant, Station Road, Denbigh, LL16 3DA

Denbigh Film Club - Men Who Swim (2010) (13 March 2020)

Denbigh Film Club - Men Who Swim (2010)(PG) Documentary|Sport

MEN WHO SWIM is a humorous and poignant look at a group of middle aged men who have found unlikely success as members of Swedens all male synchronised swimming team. What began as a weekly escape from the daily grind of work and family responsibilities, gradually evolved into a more serious commitment. Inspired by classical Esther Williams techniques from the 1950s, this group of train drivers and meat buyers, archivists and teachers soon became passionate exponents of the sport.

 

After initially believing that they are the only all male team in the world theyre surprised to discover that other countries also have teams including Japan, Ukraine, Holland, France, Germany, Czech Republic, Italy and Spain. For the first time there is even going to be an unofficial All Male World Championship in the Sport. The team enters the championship scheduled for April 2009 in Milan and quickly realise they will have to train hard if they are to have a chance at the medals. Initially there is resistance amongst the men to the new regime but finally they start to work in-synch and pull together a winning routine. 2009 is also a significant year for many in the team as over half of them will turn 40. It is an age when they must take stock of their lives and ask themselves what they have achieved, and wonder where they are going in the future. Men Who Swim looks at what it means to be part of a team and also what it is to be an individual at a crucial time in life. Funny and poignant ultimately its about realising that maybe youve already got everything you ever wanted. Synopsis from www.imdb.com

Doors open 7:00pm. Film starts 7.30pm.

Bar and Refreshments available. Tickets £4 on the door

See www.denbighfilmclub.co.uk for further details of this and other films

Theatr Twm o'r Nant, Station Road, LL16 3DA

Theatr Twm o’r Nant - Steve Knightley (20 March 2020)

Folk at the Plum presents Steve Knightley who reprises his highly popular 'Songs and Stories' Tour in 2019 with 'Part 2 - Roadworks'

Doors open: 7:00pm; Show starts: 7:30pm

Tickets: to be advised

Theatr Twm o’r Nant, Station Road, Denbigh, LL16 3DA

Theatr Twm o’r Nant - Larks and Magic (26 March 2020)

The Clwyd/Denbigh Federation for WI members and friends present a one act play ‘Larks and Magic’, the story of E Nesbit. Written and performed by Alison Neil.

Doors open: 7:00pm; Show starts: 7:30pm

Tickets: £8 from WI members or 01745 812349.

Theatr Twm o’r Nant, Station Road, Denbigh, LL16 3DA

Theatr Twm o’r Nant - Stand up for Denbigh Comedy Club (27 March 2020)

Theatr Twm o’r Nant presents "Stand up for Denbigh Comedy Club"

Stand Up for Denbigh Live Comedy with MC Nia Lloyd Williams. Artistes include Gemma Roberts, Andy Quirk, Anthony Grogan, Natalie Husdan, Jack Kelly, Sarah Lloyd and Allan Lear.

Doors open: 7:30pm; Show starts: 8:00pm

Tickets: £5 from Costellos Florists in Vale Street Denbigh.

Theatr Twm o’r Nant, Station Road, Denbigh, LL16 3DA

Denbigh Film Club - Coming up Roses (1986) (3 April 2020)

Denbigh Film Club and Theatr Twm o’r Nant present ‘Coming up Roses’ (1986) Comedy

A delightful and warm-hearted tribute to the magical world of cinema in which the projectionist Trevor (Dafydd Hywel) and usherette Mona (Iola Gregory) hatch an audacious plan to try and save their beloved cinema from closure. Presented by Screen and Sound Archive – National Library of Wales. Also short films including ‘Dial a Ride’. A Q & A session follows with Dafydd Hywel, co-star of the main film. (Part of a Wales-wide tour 'Picturing Our Past’, supported by Film Hub Wales.)

Doors open 7:00pm. Film starts 7.30pm.

Bar and Refreshments available. Tickets £4 from 01745 812349 or 813426 or 07792 315723.

See www.denbighfilmclub.co.uk for further details of this and other films

Theatr Twm o'r Nant, Station Road, LL16 3DA

Denbigh Castle - Medieval Eggstravaganza (11 – 12 April 2020)

Join us this Easter for our Medieval Eggstravaganza Weekend!

There'll be an Easter Egg Hunt, where all children are invited to find the Easter clues from Tom, Huw and Eleanor, to help guide them around the castle. If they succeed in the quest, the first 300 children will receive a chocolate Easter Egg.

 

You can find out about Albion Historical Falconry, with historically accurate birds of prey on display. The falconers will regale young and old alike with tales of falconry exploits from the Medieval era.

There's a chance to meet and have a photo with the Easter Bunny!

The Princes Retinue Medieval Living History will also be here, with have-a-go archery, knights and ladies, a combat show and a medieval camp.

Opening times: 10am - 4pm

Admission:

Member - Free

Adult - £4.20

Family* - £12.20

Disabled and companion - Free

Juniors (Aged 5-17) / NUS / Armed Forces and Veterans - £2.50

Seniors (Aged 65+) - £3.40

*Admits 2 adults and up to 3 children

All children under 5 receive free entry.

Denbigh Film Club - White Crow (2018) (17 April 2020)

Denbigh Film Club - White Crow (2018)(12A) Biography|Drama

Director Ralph Fiennes captures the raw physicality and brilliance of Rudolf Nureyev, whose escape to the West stunned the world at the height of the Cold War. With his magnetic presence, Nureyev emerged as ballet’s most famous star, a wild and beautiful dancer limited by the world of 1950s Leningrad. His flirtation with Western artists and ideas led him into a high-stakes game of cat and mouse with the KGB. Synopsis from www.imdb.com

Doors open 7:00pm. Film starts 7.30pm.

Bar and Refreshments available. Tickets £4 on the door

See www.denbighfilmclub.co.uk for further details of this and other films

Theatr Twm o'r Nant, Station Road, LL16 3DA

Theatr Twm o'r Nant - Pryd Mae’r Haf? (28 April 2020)

Theatr Twm o’r Nant presents ‘Pryd Mae’r Haf’  a Welsh-language translation of ‘Christmas is Miles Away’ by Chloë Moss, performed by Criw Byw and the Theatr Genedlaethol Cymru in association with The Other Room and Theatr Soar’.

Luke and Christie are best mates who like to go camping, drink lager and talk about Julie Bridges. But, when they leave school, will Luke, Christie and Julie go their separate way? Set in the south Wales valleys in 1989, this is a touching play about friendship and the hopes and fears of young people.

Throughout the performance, ‘Sibrwd’, the language access app will be available to guide the audience through the story, whatever their level of fluency in Welsh. By means of a voice in the ear, the app conveys in English what is being said on the stage and is available for the audience to use either on their mobile phones or by borrowing a device from the company before the start of the show. (Under the Night Out Scheme)

Doors open 7:00pm. Starts 7.30pm.

Tickets £10 from 01745 812349 or 07792315723 or Siop Clwyd 01745 813431.

Bar and Refreshments available.

Theatr Twm o'r Nant, Station Road, LL16 3DA

Denbigh Film Club - The Boy Who Harnessed The Wind (2019) (8 May 2020)

Denbigh Film Club - The Boy Who Harnessed The Wind (2019)(PG) Drama

“The Boy Who Harnessed The Wind” tells the true story of William Kamkwamba; the young Malawian genius who built a windmill entirely via DIY methods in the early 2000s, to save his family and village from drought and famine. Oscar-nominated actor Chiwetel Ejiofor’s skilled directorial debut is as inspiring and morally upright as you’d expect from a film with such rousing source material drawn from real life.

 

 

While thoroughly traditional with familiar beats of an exceptional child, his disapproving father and an eventual resolution that unites generations, Ejiofor’s movie eloquently harnesses all these customary elements and yields them into an irresistible family film with an urgent human-interest dimension at its heart. Synopsis from www.rogerebert.com

Doors open 7:00pm. Film starts 7.30pm.

Bar and Refreshments available. Tickets £4 on the door

See www.denbighfilmclub.co.uk for further details of this and other films

Theatr Twm o'r Nant, Station Road, LL16 3DA

Theatr Twm o'r Nant - A Wake All Night (14 – 16 May 2020)

Phoenix Players perform ‘A Wake All Night’ by Mike Warrick.

The enigmatic Sir Roger Laughton has died; following his funeral, several select guests are invited to spend the night at his haunted mansion. But why these guests? There’s more than deception practised tonight! 

 

This amateur production is by special arrangement with Lazy Bee scripts.

Doors open 7:00pm. Starts 7.30pm.

Tickets £8, concessions £6 from Denbigh Library or 01745 550354 or www.ticketsource.co.uk/phoenixplayersdenbigh

Bar and Refreshments available.

Theatr Twm o'r Nant, Station Road, LL16 3DA

Theatr Twm o'r Nant - Across the Pond Promotions (30 May 2020)

Gary Edward Jones of 'Something about Simon' presents ‘Across the Pond Promotions’ with special guest David Star from USA and supporting artists. Pre-booking essential!

Doors open 7:00pm. Starts 7.30pm.

Tickets £12 from 01745 812349 or 07792 315723

 

Bar and Refreshments available.

Theatr Twm o'r Nant, Station Road, LL16 3DA

Denbigh Film Club - Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri (2017) (12 June 2020)

Denbigh Film Club - Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri (2017)(15) Crime|Drama

No one does angry better than Frances McDormand, who does her best film work here since Fargo as Mildred Hayes, a recently divorced mother who lost her daughter Angela less than a year ago. Angela was raped and murdered, but the case has gone cold. There was no matching DNA, so the spotlight has dimmed and Mildred is getting no updates. She’s angry. She should be. One day, she sees three barren billboards on a rarely-traveled road, and she rents the space to ask the local chief of police, played by Woody Harrelson, why there are no answers.

 

Local media becomes interested in the billboards, and the attention sparks a series of events involving not only the chief but one of his more loathsome officers, played by Sam Rockwell. Peter Dinklage, Caleb Landry Jones, Abbie Cornish, Lucas Hedges, Clarke Peters, and John Hawkes fill out a ridiculously perfect supporting cast. Synopsis from www.rogerebert.com

Doors open 7:00pm. Film starts 7.30pm.

Bar and Refreshments available. Tickets £4 on the door

See www.denbighfilmclub.co.uk for further details of this and other films

Theatr Twm o'r Nant, Station Road, LL16 3DA

Denbigh Midsummer Festival - Denbigh Carnival & Motor Show 2020 (20 June 2020)

The Eighth annual Denbigh Carnival is taking place on Saturday 20th  June starting with an impressive procession which will see floats, walking parties in fancy dress, marching bands and the Carnival Royal Retinue travel down from Caledfryn (Denbighshire County Council’s offices) on Smithfield Road, across Lenten Pool and the High Street, into Vale Street before turning into the Carnival field (Middle Parc) via Park Street.

Entry to the field is FREE FOR EVERYONE.  So, you don’t need to pay anything to come and enjoy the day.

For more information, check out our website – www.denbighcarnival.co.uk or our Facebook page.

We hope everyone has a great day out!

Location: Middle Park (procession from Caledfryn)

Carnival theme: 70s and 80s

Time: 11:00am - 4:00pm

 

Denbigh and Flint Show 2020 (20 August 2020)

The Denbigh and Flint Show offers a wonderful day out with a variety of attractions and entertainments to suit the whole family on the 3rd Thursday in August each year. Come and join us!

Thursday 20th August promises yet another eventful Denbigh and Flint Show with new classes, many new attractions, a great day out for families, exhibitors and traders alike!

Packed with all you’d expect from a Summer County show – and more. There’s a livestock area, where you can see the best beasts being judged by some of our finest stockmen and women; horse rings where experts demonstrate their skills; a vintage section showing cars, tractors and engines from a bygone age of farming. denbighandflintshow.com/

The Denbigh Show 2020 (29 August 2020)

The Denbigh Show is an outdoor traditional family event held in the beautiful historic market town of Denbigh within the picturesque Vale of Clwyd.

Once again the 2019 Show will be filled with an interesting and varied range of activities and displays to suit all age group.

The much loved flower show celebrates its 77th year, with almost 300 classes will offer all aspects of horticulture, floristry, art, handicraft, cookery and photography.

Gates open from 11am

Lon Felin Field Ystrad Road Denbigh LL16 4RH

SatNav users – use postcode LL16 4RH

Adults £7.00, Concessions £5.00 and Children 16 and Under Free

http://www.thedenbighshow.co.uk/

Ample Free Parking on site, half hourly free shuttle bus throughout Denbigh from 12:30 departing from the Show ground, picking up at Bryn Stanley, Lenten Pool, High Street, Vale Street (Lidl), Rhyl Road (Plas Eleri), Ruthin Road (Trewen).  The last bus from the field is 6pm

Theatr Twm o'r Nant - FIENNA (12 September 2020)

Theatr Bara Caws presents ‘FIENNA’ by Siôn Eirian.

Following the unmitigated successes of Garw (2015) and Yfory (2017) the award-winning playwright Siôn Eirian has been commissioned to write the third in his series of plays for Bara Caws.

 

 

This play will consist of three parts — a triptych — and the themes are race, boundaries, and how people and countries protect and force their identity on others. How has, and does, Central Europe deal with ‘Other-ness’?

This is a Welsh language production

Doors open 7:00pm. Starts 7.30pm.

Tickets: details to follow

Bar and Refreshments available.

Theatr Twm o'r Nant, Station Road, LL16 3DA

Denbigh Open Doors 2020 (18 – 20 September 2020)

A wonderful range of interesting, unusual and beautiful historic homes and buildings will be open to the public for tours and talk this September.
 
This fascinating weekend is part of a European wide programme and brought to you by Denbigh Open Doors Group with the support of Cadw, Denbigh Town Council and Grŵp Cynefin.
 
In addition to these buildings/sites a number of events, exhibitions and tours will be available. Details of all these will be published on this website and in a separate booklet in August.
 
Remember to keep checking this website!

Theatr Twm o'r Nant - From Here to Absurdity (26 September 2020)

Theatr Twm o'r Nant presents ‘From Here to Absurdity’.

Written and performed by Private Eye contributor Richard Kelly, 'From Here to Absurdity' comprises 90 minutes of original comedy sketches in a style that recalls the hey-day of Peter Cook and Beyond the Fringe.

Doors open 7:00pm. Starts 7.30pm.

Tickets: details to follow

Bar and Refreshments available.

Theatr Twm o'r Nant, Station Road, LL16 3DA

Denbigh Plum Feast (3 October 2020)

The Denbigh Plum is a variety unique to the town, so it seems only right for us to honour it with its very own festival!

In 2019 the Vale of Clwyd Denbigh Plum joined the ranks of Champagne and Parma Ham in getting special EU protection against imitation and fraud.

The Denbigh Plum has become the 16th Welsh food product to awarded protected food name (PFN) status by the EC – and the first Welsh fruit.

The feast lasts all day, with a magnificent range of dishes on offer. Come and taste for yourself!

Town Hall, Crown Square, Denbigh, LL16 3TB

Time: 10:00-4:00

Admission: FREE

Boxing Day - Roll the Barrel Races (26 December 2020)

The event starts at about 10.30 with a parade of vintage tractors followed by the arrival of the Flint and Denbigh Hunt at 10.45. Races commence at 11.

Junior races take place in Crown Square with the adult races (men, women and teams of two) staged on the High Street. Registration for the races is on Boxing day only. 

 

Denbigh Country Market, Fridays 9.00am–12.30pm Town Hall, Crown Lane, Denbigh, LL16 3TB

Denbigh Town Hall every Friday morning from March to December. We sell home made cakes and bakes, jams, chutneys, jellies and a wide selection of home made crafts including cards, pictures, knitted  and sewn items also plants.

We also serve tea/coffee, cake, scone and toast

The People's Market, Monthly 9.00am–2.00pm

A monthly market, held on the last Friday of every month at the Market Hall in Crown Square, this is a firm favourite with locals and visitors alike, where home-made produce and crafts are for sale. Occasionally, Denbigh also hosts Welsh, French and other European markets, with music and entertainment as well.