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12 GREAT THINGS TO DO THIS WEEKEND.

Byline: with David Powell

Pirate Weekend, Rhyl Enjoy fairground rides, Rhyl miniature railway and Aqua Adventures' family boat trips in a three-day pirate festival.

On Sunday, dancers Splitz-and-Sequins will perform and on Monday Rhyl Marching Band plays pirate themed tunes. Look out for the Battle of the White Swan on Marine Lake each day at 2.30pm. When: Until Monday Where: Marine Lake, Rhyl Cost: Free For more information visit www.rhylminiaturerailway.co.uk Llyn Land and Seafood festival, Pwllheli Check out the champagne and oysters, Welsh Luing Beef, Red Boat ice cream, Caws Rhyd y Delyn Cheese, Eboni ac Eifori, Cwrw Llyn, fruit and veg, wines and spirits, cider, jams, preserves and breads.

When: Today and tomorrow Where: Hafan Pwllheli Marina Cost: Adults PS3, children free. Free parking For more information visit llynlandandseafoodfestival.co.uk Beaumaris Festival 2016 Welsh harpist Elinor Bennett will be playing the opening day concert as she did when the Beaumaris Festival was launched 30 years ago, back in 1986. The festival will showcase a mix of music, talks and artist recitals. From jazz groups to craft fairs and films, there's something for everyone over the five days.

When: Until Tuesday Where: Various locations in Beaumaris, Anglesey Cost: From PS5. For further information visit: www.beaumarisfestival.org The Great Strait Raft Run, Menai Bridge Charity raft run starting from the old slate port of Y Felinheli. Rafts pass historic Plas Newydd and go on towards Menai Bridge. They pass beneath the Britannia and Menai bridges, built by Robert Stephenson and Thomas Telford - then navigate the notorious and occasionally demanding Swellies. When: Sunday Where: Menai Bridge Cost: Free to watch For more information visit www.greatstraitraftrun.co.uk Antique and Collectors' Fair, Betws y Coed Pick up a bargain or simply go for a browse at this event in Betws y Coed. It's worth a day out in one of the most beautiful villages in North Wales. Where: St Mary's Church Hall, Holyhead Road, Betws-y-Coed, LL24 0AD When: Bank Holiday Monday then every Thursday until the end of October.

Cost: Adults 50p. Children free.

For more information ring 01492 518597 or visit www.simplythebestantiquefairs.co.uk Think No Evil Of Us: My Life With Kenneth Williams, Theatr Clwyd This classic one-man show unlocks the character of one of Britain's best-loved and most-missed entertainers. Writer and actor David Benson's uncanny impersonation of the Carry On star has won rave reviews at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival.

Where: Theatr Emlyn Williams, Theatr Clwyd, Mold When: Today (7.45pm) Cost: PS13, Concessions PS11 (excluding Saturday evening), schools/students (5 or more) PS9. For more information visit www.theatrclwyd.com Charity Open Day, Llysfaen Enjoy competitions and games in aid of Ty Gobaith and Hope House children's hospices.

There'll be three special beers on sale, not available anywhere else, and some old favourites plus wood fired pizza from a Welsh oven.

When: Saturday (12.30pm to 7pm) Where: Conwy Bragdy Brewery, off Highlands Road in Llysfaen, Old Colwyn Cost: Free entry Abigail's Party, Holyhead This play by Mike Leigh, famously performed on TV in 1977 starring Alison Steadman, is a wonderfully cringe-making sit com. Beverly and Lawrence invite new neighbours Angela and Tony, along with divorcee Sue, for a soiree. Next door, Sue's daughter Abigail's party gets louder while the grown ups' own gathering degenerates with hilarious results.

Where: Ucheldre Centre, Millbank, Holyhead When: Today (7.30pm) Cost: PS6, concessions PS5 Gwledd Rhuddlan Food & Craft Festival Now in its second year, visitors will find lots of Welsh produce at this festival in Rhuddlan plus bouncy castles and Animals Out the Box to keep children entertained. Let your kids hold snakes, spiders and so much more. Where: Rhuddlan When: Today Cost: Free Aberystwyth Cycle Festival A celebration of cycling in Mid Wales, including town centre criterium racing, downhill mountain biking and a mass participation ride - the Continental Welsh Wild West Sportive, covering all the best roads in Ceredigion.

Festival visitors in and around Aberystwyth can watch some of Britain's top cyclists making a rare appearance in Mid Wales, all the on and off road action and cycle around the lanes themselves. Where: Aberystwyth When: Until Sunday Cost: Free to watch but charges to enter various events For more information ring 01970 833902 or 07967 022303 or email info@abercyclefest.com Flint International Day There's a fun day out for all the family with international food, song, dance and activities in Flint Castle grounds.

Where: Flint Castle grounds When: Sunday (11am- 4pm) Cost: Free entry For more information ring 07969 842499 or visit www.flintinternationalday.org Family Fun Day, Wrexham A fundraising event for Home-Start Wrexham. Everyone can enjoy fairground rides, ice cream, and stalls for families and children in Wrexham.

Where: Bellevue Park, Wrexham When: Monday (from 11am) Cost: Free entry More information, ring Sharon Mason on 01978 366660 or email sharonhscbw@talktalkbusiness.net
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