If you fancy a quick getaway to a place where you're sure to feel like a foreigner, but not a stranger why not jump in the car, point it west and drive the couple of hours along the M4 to Swansea in Wales, the land of song.
It started last night with Katherin Jenkins giving it her all and goes on all week. It is a festival of Welsh culture, but no-one need be left out, with the translation service on hand and a welsh learners tent too.
There are the usual festival type opportunities to buy goodies of all descriptions and the chance to see some of the best up and coming performers, albeit in another language.
Welsh is not as difficult to understand as you might think, so why not have some fun and give it a try - of course everyone is going to speak english too, but having a go is what makes it fun!
Can't miss the pink pavilion on the side of the M4 motorway. Here's a couple of handy links from BBC and the official website: