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Closing date for entries to Crickhowell U3A’s Anthology @ Writing for Pleasure SIG
Apr 3 – Jun 30 all-day

The Writing for Pleasure Group of Crickhowell U3A are publishing an anthology of work to celebrate U3A’s 10th anniversary in Crickhowell. Entries invited from members of Crickhowell U3A. Closing date 30th June 2018

FREE Creative Writing Workshops for Young People @ Brecon Library
May 10 @ 3:15 pm – Jul 5 @ 12:00 am
FREE Creative Writing Workshops for Young People @ Brecon Library


The FREE Caban Sgriblio creative writing project for ages 12-18 will be held in Brecon Library every Thursday afternoon. Each weekly session will develop participants’ creative writing skills and confidence in a supportive, collaborative and relaxed environment. The workshops will consist of writing exercises designed to challenge and inspire writers; the chance to read, discuss and be inspired by poems, other works of writing and art; and plenty of opportunity to write, develop and share work produced during the sessions. The workshops will encourage creativity and individual voice while exploring the local landscape, culture and own experience.

Learn more about the project via our webpage:

Contact Uschi Turoczy at / 01873811579 to reserve your place.

Brecon Town Open Studios
Jun 23 – Jun 24 all-day

A walking art trail around the lovely Welsh market town of Brecon, taking in the studios of several of Brecon’s resident artists. 1pm -7pm. For more information visit



Open Garden @ Glanusk
Jun 24 all-day

A two acre garden on the River Usk, featuring a steep bank with grasses & perennials. Flower & rose borders, topiary, specimen trees & rose pergola. Garden open by kind permission of Lorraine & Mike Lewis. 11am-5pm, plants for sale & refreshments available. Entry £5, children free. Proceeds to St David’s “Hospice at Home” service in Powys.

Summer Bands Concerts @ Bedwellty House & Park, Tredegar
Jun 24 @ 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Free concerts in the Bandstand at Bedwellty House. Refreshments available at the café, or bring along a picnic.


Caban Crefft – creative sessions for young people in Abergavenny aged 16 – 25 @ Abergavenny Community Centre
Jun 27 @ 11:00 am – Jul 25 @ 1:00 pm
Caban Crefft - creative sessions for young people in Abergavenny aged 16 – 25 @ Abergavenny Community Centre

Caban Crefft is an Arts and Well Being initiative funded by the Health Lottery and run by Peak, offering weekly creative sessions for groups of young people in Abergavenny aged 16 – 25.

We are running weekly workshops with professional artists on Wednesday mornings at Abergavenny Community Centre. These sessions will be led by you – and supported by us. This means that you, as a group, get to contribute creatively to the mediums/techniques we explore. We can do anything from pottery and printmaking to animation and film.

Please join us for FREE workshops at Abergavenny Community Centre from 11am-1pm on Wednesdays.

This group is for Young People aged 16-25 to learn new transferable skills, make friends and gain confidence whilst enjoying exciting workshops and working alongside professionals.

To sign up please contact: Seren Fenoulhet, Project Co-Ordinator / 01873 811579

Health Control is a Community Interest Company committed to raising money to address health inequalities in South East Wales.

The Health Lottery is operated for and on behalf of 51 Community Interest Companies across England, Scotland and Wales, all holding society lottery licenses issued by the Gambling Commission.

People’s Health Trust is an independent charity addressing health inequalities across Great Britain. It works closely with each Community Interest Company distributing grants.


Mae Caban Crefft yn fenter Celf a Lles a ariennir gan y Loteri Iechyd sy’n cynnig sesiynau creadigol wythnosol i grwpiau o bobl ifanc yn y Fenni.

Mae Peak yn cynnal gweithdai wythnosol gydag artistiaid proffesiynol bob dydd Mercher yng Nghanolfan Gymunedol y Fenni rhwng 11am – 1pm. Bydd y sesiynau hyn yn cael eu harwain gennych chi – ac yn cael eu cefnogi gennym ni.

Mae hyn yn golygu eich bod chi, fel grŵp, yn medru cyfrannu’n greadigol i’r cyfryngau/technegau y byddwn yn eu harchwilio. Medrwn wneud unrhyw beth o grochenwaith a chreu printiadau i animeiddio a ffilm.

Ymunwch â ni am weithdai AM DDIM yng Nghanolfan Gymunedol y Fenni o 11am-1pm ar ddydd Mercher.

Mae’r grŵp hwn ar gyfer Pobl Ifanc rhwng 16 a 25 mlwydd oed er mwyn iddynt ddysgu medrau y gellir eu trosglwyddo, er mwyn gwneud ffrindiau a meithrin hyder ac ar yr un pryd fwynhau gweithdai cyffrous a gweithio ochr yn ochr ag artistiaid proffesiynol.

I gofrestru cysylltwch â: Seren Fenoulhet, Cyd-lynydd y Prosiect: / 01873 811579

Mae Health Control yn Gwmni Buddiant Cyhoeddus sydd wedi ei ymrwymo ei hun i godi arian er mwyn mynd i’r afael ag anghydraddoldeb iechyd yn ne-ddwryain Cymru.

Mae The Health Lottery yn cael ei weithredu ar ran ac er budd 51 o Gwmnïau Buddiant Cyhoeddus ar draws Lloegr, yr Alban a Chymru gyda phob un ohonynt yn dal trwydded loteri wedi ei godi gan y Comisiwn Gamblo.

Mae Ymddiriedolaeth People’s Health yn elusen annibynnol sy’n mynd i’r afael ag anghydraddoldeb iechyd led-led Prydain. Mae’n gweithio’n agos â phob un o’r Cwmnïau Buddiant Cyhoeddus sy’n dosbarthu grantiau.

Jun 28 @ 9:30 am – 2:30 pm

Regular monthly market selling locally produced food and crafts.
9:30am-2:30pm. Abergavenny Market Hall

Open Art Group @ Abergavenny Community Centre
Jun 28 @ 1:30 pm – 3:30 pm

Come and join this informal, non-tutor led group, attended by artists of all abilities – to share skills and learn from each other. All materials provided. £3 per person. 1.30-3.30pm Abergavenny Community Centre

A Midsummer Night’s Dream @ Llanthony Priory
Jun 28 @ 7:45 pm – Jul 1 @ 7:45 pm
A Midsummer Night's Dream @ Llanthony Priory

Abergavenny’s Suitcase Theatre Company presents Shakespeare’s best-loved comedy in the spectacular ruins of Llanthony Priory. No seating provided, bring picnic chairs or blankets. If wet, in Court Farm Barn, Llanthony Priory. Tickets £10 (u18 £5) available from the Borough Theatre Box Office (01873 850805).

A Midsummer Night’s Dream @ Llanthony Priory
Jun 28 @ 7:45 pm – Jul 1 @ 12:00 am

Suitcase Theatre Company presents an open-air production of William Shakespeare’s best-loved comedy performed in the spectacular setting of the ruins of Llanthony Priory. Seating not provided – bring camping chairs/blankets. If wet, performance in Court Farm Barn.

Open Mic @ The Hen & Chickens @ Hen & Chickens
Jun 28 @ 8:00 pm

Every Thursday at the Hen and Chickens from 8pm

Abergavenny Arts Festival
Jun 29 – Jul 1 all-day

Celebrating the arts in their broadest sense, the festival aims to be as inspiring, inclusive and affordable as possible. The Festival will showcase amateur and professional artists from the vibrant local arts scene as well as inviting some exciting talent and interest from further afield.

Our programme includes paintings, dance, drawing, sculpture, jewellery, collage, felting, theatre, photography, performance, film, poetry, pottery, procession, ceramics, music and comedy as well as site-responsive art, choirs singing, street art, knitting and some experimental art work. We’ll also be displaying the results of several competitions. There may be some surprises too!

As well as exhibitions and performances, there will be plenty of opportunities to ‘have a go’ with workshops and short ‘make it/take it’ sessions. To keep us all fed and watered, there are lots of excellent cafes, pubs and restaurants to visit and we hope also to feature some delicious street food with locally sourced produce.

For ticketed events you may obtain your tickets from the Borough theatre

Talgarth Mill Gardens Open @ Talgarth Mill
Jun 30 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
Blaenavon World Heritage Day @ Blaenavon World Heritage Centre
Jun 30 @ 11:00 am – 4:00 pm

A fun packed day of family entertainment.  Throughout the day enjoy a traditional Victorian fun fair, dancers, live music, various craft stalls and the shops in town, and a craft fayre and children’s activities at the Blaenavon World Heritage Centre.

Messy Church Fun Afternoon @ Llanfoist Village Hall
Jun 30 @ 2:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Messy Church Fun Afternoon @ Llanfoist Village Hall

A “Messy” fun packed afternoon. Craft activities, stories and games ( outdoor games also, weather permitting) All finished off with a BBQ tea.
A family event, children must be accompanied by an adult.
Completley free (though donations are welcome and could help to fund the next big Messy event )
Do come and join us for a session of fun, friendship and food!

Castle Meadows Summer Walks: Bug Hunting! @ Byefield Lane Car Park
Jun 30 @ 2:30 pm

Explore Castle Meadows with experts in the latest series of spring and summer walks organised by the Friends’ Group. Meet Steve Butler, 2.30pm, Byefield Lane Car Park.

Walks may be cancelled if weather is unsuitable. Check Friends of Castle Meadows’ website or Facebook page for updates

Dance Blast Showcase @ Borough Theatre, Abergavenny.
Jun 30 @ 7:00 pm

This year’s showcase includes performances from our super cute Mini Blasters (more than 25 young dancers aged 4-7years),Boys Blast, Blasters (12yrs+), ATOMIC (street dance), Monmouthshire Youth Dance Company and  Monmouthshire Connected Dance Company.

Tickets £8 (£5 concessions) 7pm, Borough Theatre, Abergavenny. Box Office: 01873 850 805

Crickhowell Choral Society Summer Concert @ Clarence Hall, Crickhowell
Jun 30 @ 7:30 pm

A wonderful night of uplifting Welsh music for choir, soloists and harp to celebrate the beauty of our national culture and landscape. We will be joined by talented young local musicians and very much hope that you will be able to come along for this special evening.

7.30pm, Clarence Hall, Crickhowell. Tickets £8 (children/students free) available from Webbs of Crickhowell or by phoning 01873 810935 and on the door


Talgarth Mill Gardens Open @ Talgarth Mill
Jul 1 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
Tapas Night at 1849 Café @ 1849 Bistro
Jul 4 @ 6:00 pm

1849 bistro based at Ebbw Vale Institute Presents Tapas Night. Choice from either a set 3 course menu or out great offer on 4 Tapas for £12 per person. Booking essential and you can book your table at a time to suit you.