What’s On In Abergavenny June 5th – 18th


Welcome to this week’s look at what’s on in Abergavenny from June 5th – 18th. You can add your own events to our calendar and get featured by filling in our events form.

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Blorenge Films Production Club

5th June 2017 @ 6:30 pm

Come along to the next meeting of our monthly film production club at the Hen & Chicks! Open to people of all ages and skill levels.
This month we’ll be making a film trailer – so bring any ideas you have!
We’ll be watching a few trailers and picking apart what makes them tick – if there are any particular trailers that you love, post them in the event page on Facebook!

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Samba drumming workshop!

5th June 2017 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm

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

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


Ab Fab Afternoon Women’s Institute group

6th June 2017 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Are you interested in…

Arts, Sports, Leisure and Science?
Food and Cookery?
Floral Art and Gardening?
Learning and Development?
Fun, Frolics and Friendship?
If the answer to any of the above is ‘yes’, then join the Ab Fab WI group.

The group meets the first Tuesday of every month from 2pm-4pm at the Abergavenny Community Centre.


Story Telling at Broadleaf Books

6th June 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.


Abergavenny Writers’ Drop-In

8th June 2017 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

The Abergavenny Writers’ Drop-In meet on the first Thursday of every month at the Kings’ Head. If you’re a passionate or aspiring writer it’s worth making the time to go.

For more information contact Cath Barton on 01873 737671 or cath.barton@talktalk.net

Borough Theatre

Arthur Miller’s The Crucible

8th-10th June 2017 @ 7:00 pm

Abergavenny Theatre Group presents Arthur Miller’s classic parable of mass hysteria, mindless persecution and false accusations. The play revolves around the love triangle between John & Elizabeth Proctor and Abigail, as the small town of Salem descends into chaos induced by superstition, paranoia and malice. Watch it at the Borough Theatre June 8th, £8.50 or £7.50 with concessions.

Mrs Sparsit and Bounderby

“Hard Times” by Charles Dickens, presented by Suitcase Theatre Company

8th – 10th June 2017 @ 7:30 pm

Abergavenny’s Suitcase Theatre Company presents a fast-paced adaptation of the Dickens novel, “Hard Times”, dramatised by Stephen Jeffreys. In the Northern town of Coketown, the lives of all are dominated by a Utilitarian philosophy where the Imagination has no place. Into this arid world erupts the travelling circus – Sleary’s Horse-Riding. Louis Gradgrind struggles to find love and freedom in a story of pathos and drama, full of classic Dickensian characters.
This will be taking part at the Melville Theatre from the 8th-10 June.


Open Mic at The Bridge Inn

8th June 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.

Castle Meadows

Flowers and plants Castle Meadows free walk

10th June 2017 @ 10:00 am

See the flowers and plants on the meadows with guide Sheelagh Kerry on Saturday, June 10th. Meet at 10.00am in the Byfield Lane carpark.

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/ OR for more Friends of Castle Meadows walks click here: http://bit.ly/2qe5NTY


Street Food and Night Market

15th June 2017 @ 5:00 pm – 9:00 pm

A lively early evening market suitable for the whole family. There will be food, craft and gift stalls, local brew and live entertainment.


Open Mic at The Somerset Arms

15th June 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.


Coffee morning to celebrate the life of Jo Cox MP

16th June 2017 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

Coffee morning to celebrate the life of Jo Cox MP

Friday 16th June 2017 10 til 12

Methodist Church Hall, Castle St, Abergavenny

To be opened by the Mayor of Abergavenny Cllr David Simcock

Singers from Abercappella and Open Arms will sing Jo’s words

‘We are far more united and have far more in common than that which divides us’

Donations for Hope not Hate http://hopenothate.org.uk/

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Prize Bingo for Adults & Children in Aid of Mia’s Fund

16th June 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 child’s flier.
Raffle tickets £1 a strip.

We also have an extra flyer game to win a brand new Reclining Garden Chair, kindly donated by Lizzie Smith.

We would be very grateful to receive prizes for the bingo and raffle from the public, any new items, unwanted gifts, bottles of wine, chocolates etc. Please contact Cerian on 07891577248 or pop prizes in to the Abergavenny Labour Club. Thank you,

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.

For June we will be supporting the ‘Mia Rainbows Warrior Princess’ fund. Mia, aged 4 from Tredegar was sadly diagnosed with neuroblastoma in 2016 and her family are raising funds for possible treatment abroad in the future. You may have noticed the rainbow car bows that the family have created and sold to raise funds. Angela Watkins of ‘Handbag Heaven’ in Abergavenny precinct has donated some car bows that she sells for the cause via her stall, to use as prizes on the night.

For more info on the cause please visit


Abergavenny Chronicled

16th June 2017 @ 7:30 pm

What is Abergavenny’s link with Buckingham Palace, who is Walter Morgan, why did Abergavenny clash with King William and just who was ‘Bloody Mary’?

Find out the answers to these and many, many more intriguing questions when a cast of well known local performers takes you on a whistle-stop tour of more than 900 years of Abergavenny’s roller coaster history through popular music and songs in Abergavenny Chronicled! – a brand new show performed in aid of the Abergavenny Chronicle’s Sir Ray Tindle Fund.

Set up last year the fund gives out grants to local good causes and all profits from this show will be distributed among organisations in The Abergavenny Chronicle’s area.


Taiko Drumming – introduction to Fukui-style course

16th June 2017 @ 7:30 pm- 9:00 pm

Heather Murray, from Taiko Wales, was awarded a grant this year from the Arts Council Wales to travel to Japan and train with Taiko master Kurumaya-Sensei. Drawing from his wisdom and artistry, the course is based on the unique ‘Hokkuriko’ style of Taiko, developed by Sensei in the Fukui area of Japan. There is an emphasis on etiquette, focus and discipline. We begin with a short, Zazen meditation to connect with our still, creative centres; we then integrate movement, playful sticking and freestyle. You need to bring your enthusiasm, a level of fitness and a sense of timing.
We’ll explore ‘Ki’, the Japanese concept of life force, and ‘Ma’, the concept of silence and space, as we connect with the deeply respectful ways of this tradition.
Suitable for those new to Taiko and for players keen to develop their skills.
This event takes place at Glangrwyney Village Hall


Music For Summer Evening

17th June 2017 @ 7:00 pm

We welcome the acclaimed Unicorn Singers to perform at our annual Summer concert. They will be singing a bewitching mixture of Italian Love Songs, English traditional and modern European music to soothe, amuse and entertain. During the interval there will be light refreshments to enjoy whilst outside in the lovely church with its stunning views of the Usk Valley. St Peter’s Church, Llanwenarth Citra [just west of Abergavenny]Llanwenarth, Abergavenny NP7 7EP


Winners’ Grand Concert – Abergavenny Eisteddfod

17th June 2017 @ 7:00 pm

Your chance to experience the thrill of live competition finals among some of Wales’ best choirs, singers and instrumentalists. With bi-lingual commentary and packed with songs from the musicals, classical arias and traditional favourites.

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

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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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