What’s On In Abergavenny May 22nd – June 4th


Welcome to this week’s look at what’s on in Abergavenny from May 22nd – June 4th. You can add your own events to our calendar and get featured by filling in our events form.


Figure and Landscape Drawing/Painting**

22nd – 26th May 2017 @ 9:30 am – 4:00 pm

This course is for beginners to advanced.

Depending on ability students will either draw or paint the figure.

All students will landscape paint.

Landscape painting from 9.30 – 12.30

Figure drawing from 1.30 – 4pm

Students will be responsible for their own transport though car sharing is a likely possibility.

All materials will be available to buy from the shop.

Tuition Fees £245

Model Fees £30


Please see Terms & Conditions for more detail.


Khamira at the Borough Theatre

22nd May 2017 @ 7:30 pm

An Official UK/India 2017 Event.

Khamira is a new World Music band, featuring musicians from India and Wales fusing elements of Welsh folk, Indian Classical, jazz and rock – a truly unique World Music experience!

Four musicians from Wales join three of India’s genre-breaking musicians to create Khamira. Suhail Yusuf Khan’s virtuosic Serengi and vocals dovetails with Tomos Williams’ trumpet, Vishal Nagar’s tabla joins in a feast of rhythms and syncopations with Mark O’Connor’s drum kit, while Aditya Balani’s soaring guitar solos are supported by Dave Jones’ keyboard and Aidan Thorne’s bass.

Having toured and headlined major festivals in India in 2015, Khamira will be playing Borough Theatre on the first night of a prestigious week long tour of Wales – this will be the bands first ever performance in Wales and the UK.

Bailey Park

Abergavenny Rhinos Athletics Club Launch

23rd May 2017 @ 6:00 pm

Abergavenny Rhinos are expanding to launch the “Abergavenny Rhinos Athletic Club” on May 23rd in Bailey Park at 6.00 for the 8 to 12 year age group.

Their mission is to eventually provide coaching and facilitate athletics participation for all age groups and abilities.

For more information click here: http://bit.ly/2qG9Eg7

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Arts get together discussion at the Abergavenny Community Centre

24th May 2017 @ 7:00 pm

After over 40 people of all ages and backgrounds attended the first discussion of the future of the arts in Abergavenny and the surrounding area, there will be another meeting on 7pm Wednesday May 24th at the Abergavenny Community Centre.

Following an accumulation of ideas from the first meeting relating to Working towards an Arts Festival, Keeping in touch Arts Hub – virtual or physical, Pop up Gallery/Shop and Public Art & Wellbeing the second meeting will be geared towards discussing and agreeing on some of the next steps in moving towards an Arts Festival and consolidating the hub/communication networks.

If you’re coming along please message artsabergavenny@gmail.com to make sure there’s enough coffee to go around and join the ‘Arts Abergavenny’ facebook group.

Read the full write up for the first meeting here: http://bit.ly/2q4OUvu


Kings Arms Monthly Pub Quiz

May 25 @ 8:00 pm

The Kings Arms are hosting a monthly quiz on the last Thursday of every month! So put your quiz hat on and join them for what is sure to be a great night!


Open Mic at The Bridge Inn

25th 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.

Pensioners Afternoon

Pensioners Afternoon

26th May 2017 @ 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm

The pensioners afternoons at Abergavenny Labour Club fall on the last Friday of every month.

Join us for live entertainment, dancing, a buffet lunch, hot beverages, bar, bingo, tote and raffle. A social afternoon from 1pm – 5pm, open to the public.

Entry costs £5 and this includes your buffet lunch, hot beverages and entertainment. There is an optional additional charge if you choose to play the bingo, tote, raffle or drinks from the bar.

For more information, please ring the club on 01873 853291


Dire Streets at the Borough Theatre

26th May 2017 @ 7:30 pm

Plus Special Guest Steve Wiltshire on Saxophone and Flute.

Dire Streets perfectly capture the distinctive, authentic sound of one of the biggest guitar bands of all time.

Fronted by finger picking guitar ace John Brunsdon and his band of accomplished musicians, they play with an attention to detail and musicianship that marks them as the stand-out Dire Straits tribute in the UK.
Dire Streets cover tracks from early classics like Sultans of Swing and Lady Writer, through to the mega-hits of the 80s and Brothers in Arms, taking in all the classic album and live versions from the legendary Alchemy, Live Aid and Mandela concerts.

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Mid Wales Gin Festival

27th May 2017

A Gin Festival in Mid Wales with a difference. Set in the heart of beautiful Mid Wales, we will be celebrating gins from across Wales and The Borders. There will be a chance to meet and learn from the distillers.

The theme of the festival will be swingtime with music, dancing and dress from this era.
Mid Wales Pavilion (a commuity run orgaisation) will also be running a full bar at the event in case you fancy something other than gin!


Saturday 27th May 2017 – Afternoon Session – 12.30pm – 5pm
Saturday 27th May 2017 – Evening Session – 6.30pm – 11pm


Open Mic at the Great Western Hotel

27th 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 for open mic at The Great Western.

Abergavenny Steam Rally

Abergavenny Steam, Veteran & Vintage Rally 2017

28th May 2017 – 29th May

For the two days of the year Abergavenny is redolent with the sounds, smells and sights of a bygone era. Mighty steam traction engines, respendent in their colourful liveries, with smoke belching from their chimneys, pistons clanking and hissing steam, are still the flagships of a fantastic day out within the Seven Hills of Abergavenny.

Steam organs are an unusual sight these days. Abergavenny regularly hosts three different machines, one of which is used as the accompaniment to can-can girls dancing to a mighty steam organ, providing yet another splash of colour in a field of redolent colours.

This year’s Steam Rally will take place on Sunday 28th and Monday 29th May 2017

Bailey Park, Park Road, Abergavenny, Monmouthshire NP7 5PR
Adults £7, Secondary School Children and OAPs £4. Younger Children Free


Abergavenny Walkers Re-Launch

1st June 2017 @ 6:30 pm

Hi all, we are looking to re-launch the Abergavenny Walkers are Welcome Group we are going to hold a meeting to firm up ideas and get things started on Thursday 1st June, 6.30pm it is going to take place at the Kings Arms Hotel, Abergavenny, light refreshments will be served. We have some victims willing to be on the committee and are really looking for people to take the occasional guided walk, suggest ideas for self-guided walking routes, and route checking etc. You can contact me (Julie) in the TIC to find out more Tel. 01873 853254, Email abergavennyic@breconbeacons.org or pop in if you are passing by we are open 10-4 Mon- Sat. Please share details of the meeting with anybody you think might be interested.
Many thanks


A Midsummer Night’s Dream at the Borough Theatre

2nd June 2017 @ 7:30 pm

Award Winning Ballet Cymru return to the Borough with a stunning version of Shakespeare’s most magical play.
This funny and heart-warming adaptation features vibrant classical choreography danced by some of the finest dancers around. Mendelssohn’s joyous music is interpreted by Artistic Director Darius James and highlights radiant costumes, sets and video projection.
A world of magic and mayhem.
“Impressively able dancers and a choreographer who can make use of every gift they have.”
The Sunday Telegraph on A Midsummer Night’s Dream


Morning! FREE business networking, Abergavenny

2nd June 2017 @ 7:45 pm – 10:00 pm

Morning! is a non-membership business networking group that meets at the Kings Arms, Nevill Street, Abergavenny, NP7 5AA usually on the first Friday of every month. The meetings are free to attend Coffee, tea and breakfast sandwiches can be bought at the venue. Arrive from 7:45 am for an 8:00 am start. Finish at 9:15 am with the option to carry on networking until 10:00 am.

Morning! offers a fantastic opportunity to meet and connect with all types of business, from far and wide, at no cost, in a friendly and relaxed environment.

dads can square

Dads Can Group (Llanfoist)

3rd June 2017 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

Dad’s group running the first Saturday of every month at Llanfoist Village Hall.

Book your place now: 01600 715608 / 07703 611860.

Contact: charlottecook@homestartmonmouthshire.org.uk


Tel: 01495 767187 (ext. 7187) 07794953780

Breakfast is available

Also a variety of children’s activities at different sessions such as a Bouncy Castle, Soft Play, Arts & Crafts and Face Painting.

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Introduction to Shamanism – Two day course

3rd – 4th June 2017 @ 10:30 am – 4:00 pm

Shamanism is a time-tested system for gaining clarity on pressing concerns, healing the Self, the community and our planet. It can be traced back through time to the period of our earliest ancestors and this 100,000 year old practice is seeing a resurgence. Shamanism allows us to access a state of awareness in which we can feel and be informed by Spirit and perceive the interconnectedness with each other and the greater universe. Shamanism re-connects us to our oneness with everything. But how do we access this elusive state of mystical awareness? Through the Shamanic Journey.

For many the Shamanic journey brings about a sense of joy – the joy of coming home. It offers a body of practical methods which enable us to connect with and thereby express our own spirit. We can rediscover our own spiritual authority; through communing with ancestral spirit teachers in non-ordinary reality who come to offer us guidance, support and love. Our spirit help may come in the form of an animal, a human, a known figure or loved one.
The Introduction to Shamanism two day course starts at 10.30am on the Saturday and finishes at 5pm On the Sunday we start at 10.30am and finish up at 4.00pm. We break for one hour. Please bring something to share for lunch or there are local cafes nearby if preferred.

Once we have received payment we will send you full joining details and directions to the venue. Please be aware of our cancellation policy.


Roller Disco at the Abergavenny Leisure Centre

3rd June 2017 @ 2:30 pm – 4:30 pm

**Abergavenny Monthly Roller Disco**


Book now!


Recurring events and activities in Abergavenny:


Pop-up cafe

Every Monday @ 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

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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