The Department of Strange Events
The Curious Case of Aberlliw
Return to Aberlliw in 2022 for a bigger and better adventure. We’re going back to Aberlliw this year with REAL LIFE ACTORS (yes, you read that right!) and a new version of the app that can be used in English or Welsh.
Calling all detectives, discoverers and those who dare to dream!
Welcome to the Department of Strange Events. As a new recruit, you are thrown in the deep end with the troubling news that a small town in Wales is suffering from a catastrophic, complete loss of colour! One year ago something stole all the colour and nothing has been the same since. Can you help us solve the Curious Case of Aberlliw?
If you can help the townsfolk bring the colours back to Aberlliw, promotion and a permanent position within the Department are on the cards for sure!
You will receive live video updates from Aberlliw and tasks to complete via an app as you journey around your chosen location.
Good luck Agent – and remember the world is watching.
An outdoor adventure for families about the magic inside all of us.
Here’s how it works:
Step 1: Decide if you would like to complete your trail in English or in Welsh ( both languages are supported by BSL/captioned videos in our app). Book your tickets. You’ll receive info about the location, along with details of the app you will use for your trail. You can either download the app to your own device or use one of our tablets. We recommend using the app on a bigger screen but you can also use it on a phone.
Step 2: The day of the mission – you’ll arrive you’ll arrive at your location at your booked timeslot for your outdoor trail and find out all about the goings on in Aberlliw from our on-site agents. Using the app, you’ll be guided along the trail, completing tasks along the way, with a little help from senior agents from the Department.
Step 3: Go home and have a rest. You deserve it!
Places are strictly limited. Use the links on the right to book your tickets.
A Taking Flight/LAS Theatre coproduction in association with Awen Cultural Trust and Theatrau Sir Gar. The Curious Case of Aberlliw was first experienced at Llyn Llech Owain, Cross Hands and Bryngarw Country Park.
Download the agent access briefing for The Curious Case of Aberlliw here.
Why not dress up as your favourite detective when you complete your trail?
On Tour 2022
15th – 17th April Brecon Canalside
21st – 24th April Dare Valley Country Park
18th June Treborth Botanical Gardens, Bangor
25th June Unity Festival, Cardiff
23rd & 24th July The Big Splash Newport
20th August Pontardawe Riverside
21st August Ystradgynlais
22nd & 23rd August Pembrey Country Park
24th – 26th Bute Park Cardiff
Agents from the Department of Strange Events will also be investigating in Cardiff Bay (24th June), Bangor (29th June) and Llanelli Town Centre (2nd July) as part of the Unity Festival