What’s On In Abergavenny April 17th – 23rd


Welcome to this week’s look at what’s on in Abergavenny from April 17th – 23rd. 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!

17 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/


The Monmouthshire Games 2017 – Easter Holidays

17th 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


Friends of Bailey Park Annual Monthly Meeting

19th April 2017 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Do you have some spare time and would like to help with one of Abergavenny’s most important voluntary organisations?

If so head on down to Friends of Bailey Park’s annual meeting held on the third Wednesday of every month at the Conservative Club.

Any help is appreciated and provides an invaluable service to our community.

If you would like to support the group you can also contact them on their facebook page below, or call them via this number: 01873 854477.

For the latest from Friends of Bailey Park, check out their Facebook page here: https://www.facebook.com/Friends-of-Bailey-Park-467179100154439/

Abergavenny Writing Festival

Abergavenny Writing Festival 2017

20th April 2017 – 23rd April 2017

Abergavenny Writing Festival is an event for anyone who loves writing and the written word. Held for the first time, during April 2016 at the Kings Arms Hotel. The festival’s aim is to bring people of all ages and backgrounds together to get writing. Returning for our second year 20, 21 and 22 April 2017.

Old or young, published writer or aspiring novelist we have something for everyone. The first festival included workshops for adults and children, talks and discussions about books and writing, a poetry open mic night, competitions, readings, talks, and lots of chances for people to take part, put pen to paper and exchange feedback and ideas.

Tickets for the first 3 events are available here: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/d/united-kingdom–abergavenny/abergavenny-writing-festival/ or you can book through the Borough Theatre in person or over the phone: 01873 850805.

To find out more visit their website here: http://abergavennywritingfestival.com/2017-line-up/

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24 Hour Film Challenge (Abergavenny Writing Festival with Blorenge Films)

21st April 2017 @ 12:30 pm

Are you the next Spielberg, Coppola or Cuarón? Fancy being a filmmaker for a day?
The premise is simple; small teams have 24 hours to write, film, and edit a short film. The submissions are then screened in a mini film festival & awards ceremony.
No experience required! The challenge will be prefaced with a short talk on the basic skills and techniques needed for making short films. Bring your camera, phone, & laptop – ‘proper’ equipment appreciated but not required!

Under 16s must be accompanied by an adult.

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April Fundraising Prize Bingo For Adults & Children

21st April 2017 @ 5:30 pm


Come and join us for a fun evening of bingo for all of the family, with prizes for adults and children. Play the main games as well as a cash flier for over 16s and a chocolate flier for under 16s, plus a raffle and refreshments.

ADULTS: £1 a strip or £5 for a full book of 6 strips. £1 for a cash flier.
CHILDREN: 50p per strip and 50p for a chocolate cash flier.
Raffle tickets £1 a strip.

Every Line & Full House has 1 adult winner and 1 child winner – plus EVERY child leaves with a small prize!

Entry from 5.30pm. eyes-down at 6pm.

Please remember to bring along your bingo pens and mascots!

This month we are raising funds for a 2 day outdoor learning experience for the children of Llantilio Pertholey school, with https://www.outdoorcoachinguk.co.uk/


Black Mountain Jazz Club Night: Azhaar Saffar

23rd April 2017 @ 8:00 pm

After her absence travelling and touring South America, Azhaar Saffar returns with her new project Global Wave, described as new world jazz. Based on her original compositions, inspired by her travels, the music follows on from Sirius B and embraces Latin, Brazilian , African, Arabic and Funk.

The programme also includes the Debs Hancock duo, with an advance performance of her forthcoming Ella at 100 gig. She is accompanied by pianist Guy Shotton, who played at our March gig.

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.

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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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