What’s On In Abergavenny April 3rd – 16th


Welcome to this week’s look at what’s on in Abergavenny from April 3rd – 16th. You can add your own events  to our calendar and get featured by filling in our events form.

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Samba drumming workshop!

3rd April 2017 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm

Samba-inspired drumming and percussion workshop. No previous experience necessary, tutors make it fun and accessible for all! Head to the Fairfield Guide Hall if you want to take part.

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


Two Open Meeting to Discuss New Women’s Institute Group in Abergavenny

2pm & 7pm on Tuesday 4th April 2017

Are you from Abergavenny, or do you know someone who is?

A venue has been found for new Women’s Institute group in Abergavenny.

Two open meetings have been arranged to discuss this exciting new venture:

2pm & 7pm on Tuesday 4th April 2017

The WI plays a unique role in providing women with educational opportunities and the chance to build new skills, to take part in a wide variety of activities and to campaign on issues that matter to them and their communities.

Interested? Then please come along to: Abergavenny Community Centre, The Old School, Park Street, Abergavenny NP75YB.

Need a chat or can’t make either meeting? No problem, please contact: Jill Rundle: 01594531196 or email: jillrundle146@btinternet.com

Margaret Power: 01594530333 or email: strosspower@gmail.com

Broadleaf Books

Story Telling at Broadleaf Books

4th April 2017 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Story-Telling for adults occurs on the first Tuesday of each month 7-8pm in Broadleaf Books, 16 Monk Street, opposite St Mary’s Church. A further story-telling session for children is being organised.


Macmillan’s Free Self Management Programme for People Affected by Cancer

6th April 2017 @ 10:00 am – 4:15 pm

Called HOPE, Macmillan’s self-management programme will run for two days at Monmouthshire Golf Club. The programme will be held on Thursday 30 March and Thursday 6 April from 10am to 4.15pm, with a follow-up day on Thursday 25 May from 11am to 3pm.

HOPE is designed to help people affected by cancer manage the day-to-day impact of their condition, learn proactive ways to take control of their health and wellbeing in a supportive environment and set positive goals for the future.

Topics the HOPE programme focuses on include managing fatigue and stress, exploring character strengths and priorities as well as living positively with the fear of recurrence.

People wishing to attend the programme must register in advance.

To register, please contact Genette Webster on 01656 867960 or email gwebster@macmillan.org.uk.


Janet McCarthy’s Charity Memorial Gig

7th April 2017 @ 7:00 pm

Live music, raffle prizes, entry £5, all tickets purchased on the door. In loving memory of the late Janet McCarthy.

Featuring Anthem (formerly known as The Partnership)

All proceeds raised will be donated to Diabetes Wales and All Creatures Great and Small Animal Sanctuary.


The Delivery Girls Jumble Sale

8th April 2017 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Spread the word…. The Delivery Girls are a group of 8 Midwives fundraising,for cancer charities. We are hosting a Jumble Sale on 8th April so please come along and say hello and grab a bargain or two and have a warm drink and some cake!


“Potagers: attractive edible gardens”

8th April 2017 @ 2:30 pm

Interested in plants and gardening?
Beginner or Old Hand?

Chrissy Ching
horticultural lecturer will be talking about

attractive edible gardens”

Saturday, 8th April
at 2:30pm

Visitors welcome: £4 incl. refreshments
Doors open from 2:00pm
Centenary Hall, Maryport St, Usk
(back of the car park opposite the prison)

Another date for your diary, same time, same place:
Sat 13th May, Stuart Senior, HPS Somerset, on
“The man who planted trees and shrubs,
and what he’s learned”

Tangled up with Dylan

Tangled up in Dylan

8th April 2017 @ 7:30 pm – 10:00 pm

Americana musician Steve Page’s performs his new solo project “Tangled up in Dylan”.
Steve Page writes and perform some of the best Americana music in the UK today. For the past two years he has performed Tangled up in Dylan with his band the Open Secrets. Now he will be playing the songs of the world’s greatest living songwriter in the most sensitive and intimate way possible armed only with a guitar and harmonica.
WHERE: The Dance Centre Pen-Y-Pound Abergavenny NP7 7RN UK
COST: £5


The Monmouthshire Games 2017 – Easter Holidays

10th April 2017 @ 8:00 am – 21st April 2017 @ 5:00 pm

The Monmouthshire Games will take place during the Easter Holidays based on learning new skills, developing confidence, meeting new people and most importantly having fun through sport. Each day will be a full day, packed with a range of sporting activities that children and young people (aged 5-12 years) can engage with.

Monday 10th – Friday 21st April (Except bank holidays)

The Monmouthshire Games* 9am-3pm £16/day OR The Monmouthshire Games PLUS 8am-5pm £19.50/day.

Over 30 different sports including:
Swimming**, football, netball, basketball, kayaking**, cricket, goal ball, hockey, dodgeball, hockey, dodgeball, golf badminton, nerf guns, tennis, daily mile (running) rounders, rugby.

*Prepay offer: Book 10 session and receive 25% discount. ** Currently not available in Monmouth Leisure Centre. Subject to terms and conditions.

Find out more: http://www.monmouthshire.gov.uk/abergavenny-leisure-centre-2/childrens-activities-abergavenny-leisure-centre/school-holiday-activities-at-abergavenny-leisure-centre


Art for All – Mixed Media Art Class

10th April 2017 @ 4:30 pm – 6:30 pm

Mixed Media Art Course in Abergavenny. Suitable for Beginners or Improvers.

Every Monday 4.30pm-6.30pm, Starting 12th September’ 16

15 week course.

Spaces are limited, book early to avoid disappointment.

For more information please contact Jemima Jones on 01291 426880 or email jemimajones@monmouthshire.gov.uk

WHERE: Abergavenny Community Learning Centre
Old Hereford Rd
Abergavenny NP7 6EL


Street Food & Night Market

13th April 2017 @ 5:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Kick off the Easter Weekend by joining us for some street food, soak up the atmosphere whilst enjoying a local brew, relax and enjoy live entertainment, browse stalls filled with local produce and hand made crafts.


Open Mic Night at the Market Hall

13th April 2017 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Abergavenny Market are holding an open mic night on Thursday 13th April from 6pm-9pm. To book a 15 minute acoustics slot please contact 01873 735811 or enquire here: http://bit.ly/2omm6y0


Open Mic at The Bridge Inn

13th April 2017 @ 8:30 pm – 10:30 pm

The Open Mic Appreciation Society of Abergavenny hosts open mics in various pubs in Abergavenny.
Join them this week for open mic at The Bridge Inn.


Abergavenny Market Antiques Fair

16th April 2017

The Abergavenny Market Antiques Fair is held in the Market Hall every 3rd Sunday of the month. Experience a wide variety of goods.

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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