BARRY artists are promising residents an art-packed 2013 with a diary of events already released.

Art4U, based off Park Crescent, kicks off with The Coming of the Light at The Shelters, Knap Lake and Gardens, from 4.30pm on Saturday, February 2.

Celebrate the ancient festival of Imbolc and the fist stirrings of spring and take a lantern or torch to help light up the lake.

The Between the Lines exhibition, at Art Central, King Square, Barry, is on from Tuesday, April 16 until Saturday, May 11, and features drawings, photographs and written statements that celebrate the strength of community life in Wales.

It focuses on the contribution individuals make to achieve the community they wish to live in and offers an insight into what motivates them to help and inspire others.

Drum and Art Workshops, in conjunction with the Barry Arts Festival, run at Victoria Park, Cadoxton, from 11am on, Saturday, May 25.

Join the group for Djembe drumming and a creative art workshop in the park, and the group will also run a regular drum circle on the first Saturday of each month from midday at CanonHill Artspace and all are welcome.

The Celebration of the Sky takes place from 6pm on June 21 at Knap Point, above Watchtower Bay. If the weather is not good the event will be held from 2.30pm on Sunday, June 23.

Bring a kite and celebrate the wonderful sky seen at one of the most southerly points in South Wales.

The Friendship Tree Concert at Knap Lake and Gardens takes place from 2.30pm on Sunday, July 28. Join a whole host of local musical talent for a free concert in the park.

Some events might be subject to change.

All events are free, but donations always appreciated.

Further details can be found at