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McArthurGlen's Bridgend Designer Outlet

McArthurGlen's Bridgend Designer Outlet

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The pop-up chill out space will be at the centre throughout August providing respite to Bridgend shoppers during the summer, providing a designated area with Astroturf, quaint Musical prodigies from the Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama will entertain shoppers during the warm summer nights every Thursday evening in August from 4.30-6.30pm at the centre's pop-up chill out space.

white picket fencing, comfortable seating, fun family games and a Clarks fitting shoe service to ensure little ones have the perfect footwear just in time for school.

World renowned Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama has partnered up McArthurGlen Designer Outlet Bridgend to showcase their next generation of musical talent this August. Producing some of the world's most talented students who have gone on to be stars in the fields of theatre, television and music; musical prodigies from the college will entertain shoppers during the warm summer nights every Thursday evening from 4.30-6.30pm at the centre's pop-up chill out space. Specially created just for the summer, this tranquil space will allow shoppers to preview the 'next big thing' in music.

Founded just after the Second World War, RWCMD is the National Conservatory of Wales and the UK's leading Drama School that has seen superstars walk through their doors including Anthony Hopkins, Ruth Jones, Rob Brydon. Currently, HRH The Prince of Wales is the Patron.

Full schedule as follows:
Each act playing from 4.30 - 6.30pm

Thursday 6th Aug - Joshua Heaton
Thursday 13th Aug - James Clark
Thursday 20th Aug - Tom Ollendorff
Thursday 27th Aug - James Clark

James Clark is gifted jazz pianist, accordionist and arranger and a well-known Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama student who's played at the London Jazz Festival, Southbank Centre and appeared in SC4's Band Cymru as a finalist. He leads multiple bands from a duo with saxophonist Rob Griffin to his own original big band, James Clark's Lonely Hearts Rugby Clwb. Playing the accordion alongside a drummer and bass, Bridgend Designer Outlet will be entertained with uplifting, classic music from the 'American Songbook' along with James' original compositions influenced from music from all over the world from Brazil to Bulgaria.

Josh Heaton and Zach Breskal are a saxophone and drum duo hailing from Lancashire and North London respectively, becoming firm friends and musical colleagues whilst studying, listening to, and playing music together in Cardiff at the Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama. Aiming to express themselves through natural improvisation in a jazz context, a personal conversation is had between the two musicians on their instruments; one which is, they hope, exciting to overhear and exhilarating to perform.

Tom Ollendorff is a recent graduate of the prestigious Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama, specialising in the complexities of jazz guitar. Alongside a saxophonist, Tom will lead this duo through stimulating renderings of original jazz pieces and fine standards. With standout performances at the renowned Jazz Heritage Wales & Brecon Jazz Club, Silvershine Jazz Club and The Guildhall Welsh Jazz Club Concerts, Tom showcases jazz guitar in its purest art-form.

Baby changing facilitiesCash PointCoach parties acceptedCredit cards accepted (no fee)Disabled toiletsFacilities for groupsOn-site cateringOn-site light refreshmentsPostboxPublic toiletsTelephone (public)Welcome HostWheelchairs availableAccepts groups

Open all the time

Address

The Derwen,
Bridgend,
Mid Glamorgan,
CF32 9SU

Location

Directions

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Map reference: SS 906826  Lat: 51.53167 Long: -3.57855

Exit the M4 at junction 36 and follow the signs to the 'Designer Outlet'. Look out for additional road markings stating 'shops'. Bridgend Designer Outlet offers 2000 free parking spaces.

Bridgend Railway Station is a five minute drive from the centre. Simply catch a bus or taxi from the front of the station.

The First Bus service runs every 10 minutes, seven days a week from Bridgend town centre

Parking: free

Accessible by Public Transport: 0 miles from Bridgend station

Facilities

  • Baby changing facilitiesBaby changing facilities
  • Cash PointCash Point
  • Coach parties acceptedCoach parties accepted
  • Credit cards accepted (no fee)Credit cards accepted (no fee)
  • Disabled toiletsDisabled toilets
  • Facilities for groupsFacilities for groups
  • On-site cateringOn-site catering
  • On-site light refreshmentsOn-site light refreshments
  • PostboxPostbox
  • Public toiletsPublic toilets
  • Telephone (public)Telephone (public)
  • Welcome HostWelcome Host
  • Wheelchairs availableWheelchairs available
  • Accepts groupsAccepts groups