The Winterland Wonderland will open on the Friday, November 18th and will run untill January 8th 2017.
THE massive club and bar complex had 5 themed bars and 2 nightclubs, VIP facilities and restaurant. The Oceana Night club on the Kingsway had the canopies removed on Sunday. The inside has been completely gutted, all that remains to do now is demolish the building. External demolition work will start towards the end of March. Scaffolding will go up and expert demolition equipment will arrive a few weeks beforehand. The building, originally constructed by the Rank Organisation in 1967 for a cinema, has been home to a number of bars and nightclubs over the years, including Ritzy and Icon, Time and Envy, and Oceana. The club’s owners blamed falling customers numbers as the reason for closing.
The pupils of the new Ysgol Bae Baglan put on a Christmas Extravaganza show for their parents and invited guests on Thursday evening. The show opened with a 40 piece orchestra with christmas tunes and was followed with many acts depicting the Christmas theme. The highlight act was that of the WW1 Christmas truce. Two senior pupils narrated while other pupils acted out the iconic truce in British and German uniforms. The show ended with the orchestra and the audience in a singalong.
300 SANTA'S IN FUN RUN
The organisers closed the registration at 300 leaving dozens who still wanted to take part in this annual fun run on Aberavon Promenade. The weather was just right for this event, it started with a kids run first, dozens of young boys and girls pulled their parents along on the 1km course. And then it was the turn of their mums and dads for the 5km course. It was an amzing sight to see all the runners all dressed in Santa outfits. At 11am they were off, all finished the run and the first home was Ian Harris with a time of 16:04. 2nd was Gareth Ayres 17:16 and 3rd was Nathan Flear 18:00.
GREAT CHRISTMAS FUN RUN
The LGBT (Lesbian, Gay, Bi-sexual, Transgender) event at the National Waterfront Museum had hundreds of people turn up for this very colourful occasion. South Wales Police, Polititions and representatives from the Army, South Wales Fire and Rescue Service were all there to lend their support to the event.