What’s On In Abergavenny May 8th – 21st

0

Welcome to this week’s look at what’s on in Abergavenny from May 8th – 21st. You can add your own events to our calendar and get featured by filling in our events form.

Pop up cafe

Pop-up cafe

8th May 2017 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm

Pop-up cafe every Monday 10-2pm at Abergavenny Community Centre. Proper, wholesome nosh, at a price that suits your budget. Sit in or take away.

ACLC Square

Flower Arranging

8th May 2017 @ 7:00 pm

Flower Arranging with Spring Flowers
Monday 7-9pm starting 8th May.

4 week course, costing £32.00
For more details or to book a place please contact Jemima Jones.

Market

General Market

May 9th all-day

Abergavenny’s historical market is in the heart of the town and is always bustling with locals and visitors. Find out more here: http://abergavennynow.com/abergavenny-market/

So Artrageous Square

So Artrageous! Arts & Crafts Session

9th May 2017 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

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

ACLC Square

Job Skills Club

9th May 2017 @ 2:15 pm – 4:15 pm

Drop in for help and support with:
Creating an email account
Registering and using Universal Jobmatch
CV writing
Search and applying for jobs online
Covering letters for job applications
Form filling and letter writing
Advice on qualifications and available courses

Every Tuesday, 2.15pm-4.15pm.

Cooks Galley

‘Sourdough’ class at Cooks Galley

9th May 2017 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Tuesday 9th May – ‘Sourdough’
On this class it will be all about the Sourdough.
Find out all the steps to make a classic sourdough in this two hour session.
On this class you have the option of buying a sourdough starter kit, it will have the essentials you need to create your own sourdough at home.

All of our classes are 7 – 9 pm and take place in our classroom above the shop.

The demonstrations are £25.00 per person, per class; £30.00 with the sourdough ingredients pack (optional).
You will get to sample all of the food produced on the evening along with a glass (or two!) of wine.

If you have any dietary requirements then please tell us at the time of the booking, and we will try our best to accommodate you within our menu plan.

Booking – If you would like to book on any of these classes, please call: 01873 854060

Full payment is required at the time of the booking to secure your place!

The payment is non refundable and non transferable.

Food @ ACC

Weekly 2 course meal at Abergavenny Community Centre

10th May 2017 @ 12:30 pm – 1:30 pm

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.

Suggested donation £5 per head.

18136323_10154367060795776_690320510_n

Bereavement Friendship Circle

10th May 2017 @ 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Bereavement Friendship Circle every Wednesday 3-4pm at the Abergavenny Community Centre – all welcome.

meetfred-500x400

Meet Fred

10th May 2017 @ 7:30 pm

At the Borough Theatre, Abergavenny

From Hijinx Theatre in association with Blind Summit

“Prejudice against puppetry is the only acceptable form of prejudice”
(David Sefton, Artistic Director, Adelaide International Festival)

Meet Fred, the two foot tall cloth puppet who fights prejudice every day. He just wants to be a regular guy, part of the real world, to get a job and meet a girl, but when threatened with losing his PLA (Puppetry Living Allowance), Fred’s life begins to spiral out of his control.

Hijinx is an inclusive theatre company based in Cardiff. All of their productions include learning disabled performers alongside performers without learning disability. Meet Fred features three performers with learning disabilities, all of whom were heavily involved in the devising of the production.

Contains strong language and puppet nudity.
Age guidance 14+

Edinburgh Festival Fringe 2016 sell-out show Meet Fred is ‘sharp, funny and vastly entertaining’ (Lyn Gardner, The Guardian).

“Packed full of first-rate theatrical invention, irreverent revelling, and with an urgent human story at its heart, Meet Fred is a real marvel. Essential viewing for humans and puppets everywhere.”
Total Theatre

★★★★★
“The humour here is brilliantly black with mordant social and political relevance”
The Herald

★★★★★
“A terrifically funny no holds barred subversive satire”
Edinburgh Guide

★★★★★
“If you only see one show at the Ed Fringe this year, make sure you see Meet Fred”
Fringe Review

17190639_1963689373855016_3896944941793508819_n

Quiz Night at the Station Hotel

10th May 2017 @ 8:30 pm

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

Community Kids

Community Kids Parents and Toddler Group

11th May 2017 @ 10:30 am – 12:00 pm

Community Kids Parents and Toddler Group Thursday Mornings 10.30am-12 noon for children 0-4 years.
£1.50 for first child, 50p for each additional child.

18155288_10154367063720776_1203635195_n

Chair Yoga led by Cathy Genevie

11th May 2017 @ 11:30 am – 12:30 pm

Chair Yoga led by Cathy Genevie at the Abergavenny Community Centre every Thursday from 11.30am-12.15pm.

Barron-Knights-500x400

Barron Knights at the Borough Theatre

11th May 2017 @ 7:30 pm

They’re back!!

Probably the most entertaining group to come out of the 60’s and 70’s. Their musicianship, harmonies and of course their humour make them, as their peers say, ‘The Guvnors’.

You will be rocking and laughing as well as rolling to their new show ‘The Soundtrack Of Our Lives’. Featuring ‘Afternoon Delight’, Ray Stevens version of Misty and the ever-popular William Tell Overture.

You are guaranteed to leave a Barron Knights show with the feeling that you have had a tremendous night out.

the-bridge-inn-550x336

Open Mic at The Bridge Inn

11th May 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.

Market

General Market

May 12 all-day

Abergavenny’s historical market is in the heart of the town and is always bustling with locals and visitors. Find out more here: http://abergavennynow.com/abergavenny-market/

13866830_1054155887954635_1364284914_n-1469616514827-9454be65b55809ceb7e71258e2b139fe2cbd438d-256w

Minecraft Club at Abergavenny Library

12th May 2017 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

2 hour Minecraft Club in Abergavenny Library for £8 per session every Friday!

Book online www.milittlepad.com

18109785_10154367063755776_2095738390_n

Coffee Morning

12th May 2017 @ 11:00 am

Coffee Morning every Friday at the Community Center at 11am.

18143141_10154367063670776_1316039338_n

Friday Night Knitting Club

12th May 2017 @ 5:00 pm – 6:30 pm

Friday Night Knitting Club every Friday 5-6pm at the Abergavenny Community Centre.

7corners Square

7 Corners Cafe Film Friday

12th May 2017 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

The 7 Corners Cafe show a different film every Friday with fish and chips. Check out their Facebook page for a cryptic clue of what film they’ll be showing this week.

For more information about 7 Corners check out our article here: http://abergavennynow.com/2015/06/18/7corners-spotlight/

Craft_Fair-1462827104977-40030adda1d8f73dd4fdbf7c8e07fcbcce8c14d1-256w

Abergavenny Market Craft Fair

13th May 2017 all-day

A group lively creative artists sharing their work with the community every second Saturday of the month.

groups & organisations page focm

Bird walk with Steve Butler

13th May 2017 @ 9:00 am

Bird walk with Steve Butler and (we hope) a chance to see sand martins feeding their young. Meet at 9.00am in the Byfield Lane car park.

All walks are free and usually last between two and three hours. Please wear suitable footwear. Dogs on leads only. Mobility scooters can be booked in advance from Abergavenny Shopmobility on 0800 298 3656. Walks may be cancelled due to weather conditions. For updates, please check https://friendsofcastlemeadows.wordpress.com/

G & T Event

Give and Take Event

13th May 2017 @ 10:30 am

You may know Bring and Buy or Car Boot sales or e-Bay, but this is different.

This very first Give & Take event in Abergavenny involves no money. It’s Free Entry as well!

It’s spring cleaning time, clearing out the clutter.You brings things, you take other things away if you need them.

Don’t bring anything you cannot carry by yourself from, or to, your car.

Don’t bring anything your very best friend wouldn’t be happy to take away.

There will be refreshments and cakes for a small contribution.

Most important don’t park on Park Street; come to Merthyr Rd car park entrance.

(Those trading in second-hand goods will be turned away.)

We look forward to seeing you at 10.30am May 13th. Abergavenny Community centre. Park Street. NP7 5YB

FB_IMG_1490964961311

Push the Boat Out

13th May 2017 @ 10:30 am – 4:00 pm

Push The Boat Out
An opportunity for families, couples or individuals to come down and experience a ‘taster’ in a training dinghy. Llandegfedd Reservoir, Coed-y-paen, Pontypool NP4 UK

HPS May

Hardy Plant Society session about planting trees and shrubs

13th May 2017 @ 2:30 pm

Interested in plants and gardening?
Beginner or Old Hand?

Stuart Senior of HPS Somerset Group will be talking about

“The man who planted
trees and shrubs…
and what he’s learned”

Saturday, 13th May
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)

Contact: monmouthshirehps@gmail.com

Another date for your diary:
On Sat 24th June, why not come along
to our HPS stand in the Gardener’s Market
during Usk Open Gardens

unnamed

Open Garden

14th May 2017 @ 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm

This private 1½ garden is open for the first time to raise funds for St Peter’s Church which needs over £500,000 to carry out urgent repairs to the roof and tower. Plants and teas. It is about 2½ miles west of Abergavenny just off the A40. Turn down the lane by Pyscodlyn Farm Caravan site and follow signs. Pant yr Onen, Llanwenarth Citra, Pant yr Onen, Llanwenarth Citra.

The Farmers Arms Square

Open Mic at the The Farmers Arms

14th May 2017 @ 4:30 pm – 6:30 pm

The Open Mic Appreciation Society of Abergavenny hosts open mics in various pubs in Abergavenny.
Join them every Sunday for open mic at The Farmers Arms.

The Grofield Square

Sunday Quiz at the Grofield Pub

14th May 2017 @ 9:00 pm – 10:00 pm

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

samba poster spring 2017 jpeg

Samba drumming workshop!

15th May 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!

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

Market

General Market

May 16 all-day

Abergavenny’s historical market is in the heart of the town and is always bustling with locals and visitors. Find out more here: http://abergavennynow.com/abergavenny-market/

So Artrageous Square

So Artrageous! Arts & Crafts Session

May 16 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

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

ACLC Square

Job Skills Club

May 16 @ 2:15 pm – 4:15 pm

Drop in for help and support with:
Creating an email account
Registering and using Universal Jobmatch
CV writing
Search and applying for jobs online
Covering letters for job applications
Form filling and letter writing
Advice on qualifications and available courses

Every Tuesday, 2.15pm-4.15pm.

Food @ ACC

Weekly 2 course meal at Abergavenny Community Centre

May 17 @ 12:30 pm – 1:30 pm

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.

Suggested donation £5 per head.

18136323_10154367060795776_690320510_n

Bereavement Friendship Circle

May 17 @ 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Bereavement Friendship Circle every Wednesday 3-4pm at the Abergavenny Community Centre – all welcome.

16002965_593202550885426_8373523292481561480_n

Friends of Bailey Park Annual Monthly Meeting

17th May 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.

mappa-500x400

The Trials of Oscar Wilde

17th May 2017 @ 7:30 pm

Thursday 14 February 1895 was the triumphant opening night of The Importance of Being Earnest and the zenith of Oscar Wilde’s career. Less than 100 days later he found himself a common prisoner and bankrupt, sentenced by the Crown to two years hard labour for homosexuality. But what happened during the trials and what did Wilde say? Was he harshly treated or the author of his own downfall? Using the actual words spoken in court, we can feel what it was like to be in the company of a flawed genius – as this less than ideal husband was tragically reduced to a man of no importance.

Mappa Mundi give audiences a chance to see the real Oscar for the first time, fighting for his art as well as his life as we get a real sense of Oscar’s intellect at full stretch – his complexity, wit and deep humanity.

Co-written by John O’Connor and Merlin Holland; the grandson of Oscar Wilde.

A Theatr Mwldan Co-production supported by the Arts Council of Wales, Welsh Government and the National Lottery.

17190639_1963689373855016_3896944941793508819_n

Quiz Night at the Station Hotel

May 17 @ 8:30 pm

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

Community Kids

Community Kids Parents and Toddler Group

May 18 @ 10:30 am – 12:00 pm

Community Kids Parents and Toddler Group Thursday Mornings 10.30am-12 noon for children 0-4 years.
£1.50 for first child, 50p for each additional child.

18155288_10154367063720776_1203635195_n

Chair Yoga led by Cathy Genevie

May 18 @ 11:30 am – 12:30 pm

Chair Yoga led by Cathy Genevie at the Abergavenny Community Centre every Thursday from 11.30am-12.15pm.

150-1

Open Mic at The Somerset Arms

18th May 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 Somerset Arms.

Market

General Market

May 19 ALL-DAY

Abergavenny’s historical market is in the heart of the town and is always bustling with locals and visitors. Find out more here: http://abergavennynow.com/abergavenny-market/

13866830_1054155887954635_1364284914_n-1469616514827-9454be65b55809ceb7e71258e2b139fe2cbd438d-256w

Minecraft Club at Abergavenny Library

May 19 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

2 hour Minecraft Club in Abergavenny Library for £8 per session every Friday!

Book online www.milittlepad.com

18109785_10154367063755776_2095738390_n

Coffee Morning

May 19 @ 11:00 am

Coffee Morning every Friday at the Community Center at 11am.

18143141_10154367063670776_1316039338_n

Friday Night Knitting Club

May 19 @ 5:00 pm – 6:30 pm

Friday Night Knitting Club every Friday 5-6pm at the Abergavenny Community Centre.

7corners Square

7 Corners Cafe Film Friday

May 19 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

The 7 Corners Cafe show a different film every Friday with fish and chips. Check out their Facebook page for a cryptic clue of what film they’ll be showing this week.

For more information about 7 Corners check out our article here: http://abergavennynow.com/2015/06/18/7corners-spotlight/

abba1000x500px-500x400

Abba Mania

19th May 2017 @ 7:30 pm

It is just over 40 years since ABBA won Eurovision and now it’s your chance to thank ABBA for the music!

ABBA MANIA is accepted as the world’s number one touring ABBA tribute production.

Featuring a special concert presentation, which celebrates the music of ABBA in a respectful and enjoyable way, reviving special memories of when ABBA ruled the airwaves.

ABBA MANIA brings ABBA fans old and new a night not to be missed. If you’re looking for an excuse to party, reminisce or simply be entertained by the best music ever, then ABBA MANIA is for you!

So dig out those platforms, dust down those flares, join in and enjoy all of your favourites including: ‘Mamma Mia’, ‘Voulez Vous’, ‘Dancing Queen’, ‘Winner Takes It All’, ‘Super Trouper’ and much more.

Market

General Market

May 20 ALL-DAY

Abergavenny’s historical market is in the heart of the town and is always bustling with locals and visitors. Find out more here: http://abergavennynow.com/abergavenny-market/

FB_IMG_1493842808137

Degsy of ‘The Oasis Experience’ tribute LIVE

20th May 2017 @ 7:30 pm

Degsy Williamson

Lead singer of the best Oasis tribute band ‘The Oasis Experience!’

Degsy used to rub shoulder with Chris Hutton – lead singer of a band called “The Rain”. Chris was later to be replaced Liam Gallagher and “The Rain” became OASIS!

Degsy met Liam on the streets of Levenshulme and Burnage before Oasis became massive!

In the Words of Alan McGee “the best tribute to Oasis in the world”

Tickets £5.
Buy in advance from the club or pay on the door.

Antiques_Fair-1462827632298-f3472ffddbbded5a79474c221eceb36aabfe036e-256w

Abergavenny Market Antiques Fair

21st May 2017 all-day

Held in Abergavenny Market Hall, the Antiques Faire takes place every third Sunday of the month.

The Farmers Arms Square

Open Mic at the The Farmers Arms

May 21 @ 4:30 pm – 6:30 pm

The Open Mic Appreciation Society of Abergavenny hosts open mics in various pubs in Abergavenny.
Join them every Sunday for open mic at The Farmers Arms.

black-mountain-club-programme-fb-pocket-orchestra

FB Pocket Orchestra

21st May 2017 @ 8:00 pm

The very popular FB Pocket Orchestra takes its listeners back to the hot jazz, blues, ragtime & popular dances of the 1920/30s and earlier.

The members originally began playing together in various FB Music & Media Projects and officially began playing as The FB Pocket Orchestra in 2012.

“Atmospheric, yet vibrant, this charming collection of songs will make you wish you had been born some 100 years ago. The style, glamour and ‘fabulousness’ of this era is captured beautifully on the album.” Claire Anderson Jazz FM

£10 Standard

£8 Friends of BMJ

Students £3 on the door

The Grofield Square

Sunday Quiz at the Grofield Pub

May 21 @ 9:00 pm – 10:00 pm

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

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.

17190639_1963689373855016_3896944941793508819_n

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

v6Fo1lj4_400x400-1461769415089-054e07a79f8b650bddde28cc7e99b83528d73196-256w

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.

For information, events and more in Abergavenny subscribe to our newsletter. You can also submit your own events here!

Share.

About Author

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.

Leave A Reply