Grapevine's Pick of the Bunch - May 2018

Every month here at Grapevine Event Management we choose the pick of the bunch out of all the events happening in Wales during May 2018. 

There is so much going on in Wales every month! Here is just a small selection of events for everyone throughout the month.

Here's this month's picks:


What? Urdd National Eisteddfod 2018
Description? The Eisteddfod is a competitive festival with over 15,000 children and young people under the age of 25 competing during the Eisteddfod week in various competitions such as singing, dancing and performing. They are the elite few from around 40,000 competitors across Wales who have won their place following local and regional rounds held in the spring months leading up to the Eisteddfod.
When? 28th May - 2nd June
Where? Royal Welsh show ground, Builth Wells
More info here


What? Volvo Ocean Race, Cardiff Stopover
Description? Last October, the Volvo Ocean Race fleet set off from Alicante, Spain on a race around the world, visiting 12 cities touching six continents - and for the first time in its history the race will stop in Cardiff, Wales from 27th May to 10th June 2018. The Volvo Ocean Race festival site, called the Race Village, will be located on the scenic Cardiff Bay Barrage. The two-week free event will host a variety of entertainment and Volvo Ocean Race-themed attractions.
When? 27th May - 10th June
Where? Cardiff Bay
More info here

What? FOCUS Wales 2018
Description? FOCUS Wales is a not-for-profit organisation, established to provide an annual showcase event for the Welsh Music Industry. Our core work centres around the delivery of our annual multi-venue festival taking place in Wrexham each Spring, which places the music industry spotlight firmly on the emerging talent that Wales has to offer the world.
When? 10th - 12th May
Where? Venues across Wrexham
More info here


What? Cardiff Business Club lunch with the Dutch Ambassador, His Excellency Simon Smits
Description? The annual Ambassadorial Lunch will be taking place at the Marriott Hotel on Wednesday 23rd May 2018 at 12pm. The Dutch Ambassador Simon Smits will be in attendance. Simon Smits was appointed as the Netherlands Ambassador to London in 2015
When? 23rd May 2018
Where? Marriott Hotel, Cardiff
More info here.

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What? BBC Radio 1's Academy
Description? Between Monday 21 and Thursday 24 May, BBC Radio 1's Academy will be based at Swansea Grand Theatre. With a week of free events for 16 - 24 year olds, the Academy aims to provide exciting career advice and inspiration, and includes a host of live broadcasts, performances, star Q&As and workshops with industry professionals and famous faces.
When? 21st - 24th May
Where? Grand Theatre, Swansea
More info here.


What? Hay Festival
Description? The Hay Festival of Literature & Arts is an annual literature festival held in Hay-on-Wye, Powys, Wales. 2018 celebrates the 31st year the festival has taken place in Wales.
When? 24th May - 3rd June
Where? Hay-on-Wye
More info here.