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City rolls out the red carpet for St David's Day

SEVEN top chefs and two great days of music, entertainment and food will be transforming the city centre to help celebrate St David's Day in Swansea this year.

Croeso Swansea

Great British Bake Off star Jon Jenkins, Beach House chef Hywel Griffith, Masterchef Imran Nathoo and BAFTA-nominated chef Anthony Evans will be among the cooking experts showing off their best moves on Oxford Street as part of this year's Croeso Abertawe event on 1st and 2nd March from 11am - 4pm.

Sophie Faldo, the Great British Bake Off Winner of 2017 will be putting together a melange of great foodie ideas on the Friday and she'll be followed on March 2 by GBBO 2018 finalist Jon Jenkins and Masterchef 2017 finalist Imran Nathoo.

Sophie has appeared on Good Morning Britain with Lorraine Kelly and is virtually a permanent feature of the weekend media magazines like The Telegraph and The Sunday Times as well as in OK! Magazine.

Sophie is currently appearing as a presenter in the adventure food and travel show, Travel With A Goat.  She will appear on the Friday with Head Chef from the Village Hotel and Hywel Griffith from The Beach House on Oxwich Bay.

Chef Jon Jenkins won the hearts of millions of viewers in the Great British Bake Off series last year, while Imran Nathoo turned heads in the Masterchef 2017 competition. Anthony Evans is a well-known figure in Welsh cooking circles too thanks to his BAFTA-nominated cookery programme Stwffio on S4C.

The Croeso event will also be hosting Welsh language music performers such as Ragsy, Brigyn along with Arwel Lloyd, singer-songwriter, co-writer and guitarist for the Al Lewis Band.  Some have performed at The Greenman Festival, Llangollen International Eisteddfod and other Welsh Language Festivals.

There'll also be some also great activities for children and anyone wanting to take the plunge into the Welsh language or immerse themselves in Welsh culture will be able to do that in the 'CWTSH' marquee, supported by Menter Iaith Abertawe

Robert Francis Davies, Cabinet Member for Investment, Regeneration and Tourism, said: "CroesoAbertawe offers a weekend of diverse entertainment for all the family. It has a proper Welsh flavour to it that will appeal to our residents and visitors alike"

"The live cooking demonstrations by top chefs, set-piece music events, didi-rugby and children's walk-about characters will help ensure it's a great event."

Organised by Swansea Council, there will be stalls along Oxford Street exhibiting food, drink and home-made welsh cakes. 

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