What’s On In Abergavenny March 20th – 26th


Welcome to this week’s look at what’s on in Abergavenny from March 20th – 26th. You can add your own events  to our calendar and get featured by filling in our events form.

Community centre

Food, Wales and Brexit

22nd March 2017 @ 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm

‘FOOD, WALES & BREXIT’: 7.30pm – 9.00pm
Abergavenny Community Centre, Park Street, Abergavenny
Talks by Pamela Mason and Catherine Fookes about the impact of Brexit on our already
broken food system, followed by a discussion. Is there an opportunity to build a better future?

Pamela Mason is a public health nutritionist with a MSC in Food Policy from City
University in London. She has recently co-authored a book on sustainable diets
and food systems with Prof. Tim Lang. Pam is a member of the Just Food group
and is keen on contributing to Abergavenny and Monmouthshire having a healthier,
more enviromentally friendly, socially just food system.

Catherine Fookes has worked as a Food Campaigner at ActionAid, the Soil
Association and Sustain: the alliance for better food and farming. At Sustain, she
was Co-ordinator of the Organic Targets Bill Campaign, a Parliamentary campaign,
leading to an Action Plan and greater support for organic farmers and recognition
from Government that organic farming provides more jobs, is better for the
environment and better for animal welfare.

Currently she is the Campaign Manager for the Organic Trade Board and has raised
the funding for three organic promotion campaigns, the latest in December 2016
when the EU confirmed funding of 10.4 million Euros to promote organic food and
drink in the UK and Denmark.

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Samba drumming workshop!

20th March 7.30pm-9.30pm

Samba-inspired drumming and percussion workshop. No previous experience necessary, tutors make it fun and accessible for all!

Find out more here: https://musicandthemuse.com/


Three Peaks Trial 2017

25th March 2017 All Day

The Three Peaks Trial is an organised challenge walk arranged each year in March by the Cardiff Outdoor Group. Since 2010 Longtown Mountain Rescue Team provide support with marshalls on all the mountain top checkpoints.

The Walk was first held in March 1963 and was designed for less experienced walkers who wanted to test their powers of endurance and skill at map reading. It is now the oldest challenge walk in the UK. Find out more.

Holy Trinity Church

Community Kitchen at Holy Trinity Church Hall

25th March 2017 @ 7:00 pm

“Our next Community will be on Sat Mar 25th at 7 for 7-30pm at Holy Trinity Church Hall.

We will be having a dish with puy lentils, basil & balsamic vinegar with seasonal vegetables, rice & salad. This will be followed with apple crumble.

We’ll be raising money to meet the costs of an event to be held during the summer at the Community centre to celebrate our local community. At the Canteen we’ll be seeking your views on how this might look like and we are hoping to have a speaker on the topic of Wales and Diversity.

Please book early to avoid disappointment as places are limited. (I shall be away from Mar 9th to 20th so do not be concerned if your booking is not acknowledged during that time). When booking please let me know if you have any allergies/dietary needs and if you’d like to help with chopping vegetables and/or setting up the room. We begin the preparations at 3pm.”


Open Mic at the Great Western Hotel

25th March 2017 @ 8:30 pm – 10:30 pm

The Open Mic Appreciation Society of Abergavenny hosts open mics in various pubs in Abergavenny.
Join them for open mic at The Great Western.


Black Mountain Jazz March 2017 Club Night

26th March 2017 @ 8:00 pm

Black Mountain Jazz’s next club night is Sunday 26th March, starting at 8pm – with an exciting double bill programme:

8pm – Sarah Meek
9pm – The Guy Shotton Trio

200 Club

The latest 200 Club Lottery draw took place at our February club night and it was won by Francis Buxton.

The next draw will be at our March club night and tickets are priced £12 for twelve monthly draws.

Please support the 200 Club Lottery as the proceeds will help meet some of our key targets for the 2017 wall2wall Jazz Festival and also support the club.

Details are on our website and tickets can be bought online – please click here.

Recurring events

ACLC Square

Job Skills Club

Every Tuesday 2:15pm–4:15pm

Drop in for help and support with:
Creating an email account, registering and using Universal Jobmatch, CV writing, searching and applying for jobs online, covering letters for job applications, Form filling and letter writing and advice on qualifications and available courses.

So Artrageous Square

So Artrageous! Arts & Crafts Session

Every Tuesday 2pm–4pm

Tuesday afternoon drop in craft session at So Artrageous! Station Enterprises, Station Road, Abergavenny. 2-4 p.m.

Meet at So Artrageous! Station Enterprises, Station Road, Abergavenny, NP7 5HY

Food @ ACC

Weekly 2 course meal at Abergavenny Community Centre

Every Wednesday 12.30pm-1.30pm

Abergavenny Community Centre are holding a weekly 2 course meal every Wednesday.

Book your place by midday Tuesday by email: aber.hub@gmail.com or by phone: 07751666481.


Quiz Night at the Station Hotel

Every Wednesday from 8.30pm

Don’t miss the Wednesday night quiz, EVERY WEDNESDAY at The Station Hotel – 37 Brecon Rd, Abergavenny NP7 5UH.

Minecraft Club square

Minecraft Club at Abergavenny Library

Every Friday 10am-12pm

£8 per session. Book online at www.milittlepad.com

Baker St, Abergavenny NP7 5BD

7corners Square

7 Corners Cafe Film Friday

Every Friday 7pm-9pm

The 7 Corners Cafe hold a film night for young people every Friday. Be sure to check out their Facebook page on Friday for a cryptic clue of what will be shown.

The night begins 7pm and finishes 9pm.

Open Mic Night Square

Open Mic Night at Get Together

Every Friday from 8pm

Kick off the weekend with live music at Get Together’s Friday Open Mic nights starting from 8pm.

Get Together, Nevill St, Abergavenny NP7 5AA

The Farmers Arms Square

Open Mic at the The Farmers Arm

Every Sunday 2016 4:30pm

Join the Farmers Arms every Sunday from 4.30pm for open mic.

The Farmers Arms, 34 Lion St, Abergavenny NP7 5NT

The Grofield Square

Grofield Pub Quiz

Every Sunday 9pm-10pm

Head to the Grofield Pub every Sunday from 9pm to test your knowledge at their weekly quiz.

Baker St, Abergavenny NP7 5BT


Abergavenny Community Centre – Various Activites

The community centre hosts an ever changing and growing series of activities every week day and Saturday.

To check out what’s on be sure to visit their website for the full list.

They are based in the old Park Street School opposite the Somerset Arms.

Abergavenny Market

Markets in the Market Hall

The market is based in the heart of the town and is always busy.

The general market is held every Tuesday, Friday and Saturday from 9am-5pm.
The Bric-a-Brac antiques fair will be held Wednesdays.

For more information about the market click here.

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Founder of Abergavenny Now and History graduate from Bath Spa University. I was born in Abergavenny and have lived there for most of my life.

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