What’s On In Abergavenny June 19th – July 2nd


Welcome to this week’s look at what’s on in Abergavenny from June 19th – July 2nd. You can add your own events to our calendar and get featured by filling in our events form.


Still Lift Drawing/Painting (5 Day Workshop)**

19th – 23rd June 2017 @ 9:30 am – 4:00 pm

WHEN: 19/06/2017 – 23/06/2017 — 9:30 AM – 4:00 PM


This course is for beginners to advanced.

Beginners will use charcoal throughout the course.

Those being introduced to still life painting will draw in the morning and paint in the afternoon.

Advanced students will paint all day.

This workshop will be concentrating on florals, taking advantage of the flowers in bloom at this time of year.

All materials will be available to buy from the shop.

Tuition Fees £245

Materials Charcoal or Oil paint (depending on skill level)


Please see Terms & Conditions for more detail.


FREE TASTER SESSIONS – Festival of Learning/Adult Learners’ Week with Monmouthshire Community Learning

21st June 2017 @ 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Come along and try our wonderful selection of courses.
Wednesday 21st June from 5-8pm

Art & Craft Taster Sessions
5-6pm -Introduction to Watercolour
6-7pm -Introduction to Acrylic Painting
6-7pm-Decoupage Pots (Interior Design)
7-8pm-Drawing for Beginners
7-8pm-Gilding Pots (Interior Design)

Language Taster Sessions
5.30-6.30pm –French Beginners
6-7pm -Spanish Beginners
7-8pm – Italian Beginners

Plus Art Exhibition and Refreshments. Come along, meet the staff and have a go at anything that takes your fancy!

Abergavenny Youth & Community Education Centre, Old Hereford Road, NP7 6EL
For more information or to book onto a taster session please contact Jemima Jones on 01291 426880 or jemimajones@monmouthshire.gov.uk


Friends of Bailey Park Annual Monthly Meeting

21st June 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/


Jesus Christ Superstar

22nd June 2017 @ 6:30 pm

Molly Brickley-Clark and a cast of talented local performers present the fabulous rock spectacle at the Borough Theatre. A global phenomenon that has wowed audiences for over 40 years, Jesus Christ Superstar is a timeless piece of musical theatre.

All proceeds to Acting 4 the Borough


Summer Spirit Drum Circle

23rd June 2017 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

A drum circle is any group of people playing (usually) hand drums and percussion in a circle. They are distinct from a drumming group or troupe in that the drum circle is an end in itself rather than a preparation for a performance. They can range in size from a handful of players to circles with thousands of participants.

Join them in the Muse in Brecon on Friday 23th June 7-9pm.


Hog Roast at the Sugarloaf Vineyard

24th June 2017 all-day

Come to the Sugarloaf Vineyard on Saturday 24th June for a hog roast in aid of St Peter’s Church.

Where: Sugarloaf Vineyard, Dummar Farm, Pentre Ln, Abergavenny NP7 7LA UK


Monmouthshire Multi Sports in Bailey Park

24th June 2017 @ 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Come and try a sport in Bailey Park for free!

There will be:

An inflatable pitch for games and activities
Tennis specific activities
Inflatable pitch for rugby specific Games
Crazy Golf course
Climbing Wall – Cycling activities

Castle Meadows

Pond dipping session with Rebecca Ward

24th June 2017 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

There’s fun for the whole family with a pond dipping session with Rebecca Ward on Saturday, June 24th between 2.00pm and 4.00pm. Meet at 2.00pm at the Mill Street entrance.

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/


Deri Dash Hill Climb 2017

24th June 2017 @ 4:30 pm

The Deri Dash will allow participants the challenge of a 600m climb with a serious ‘sting’ at the end!
Event open to all ages – the climb will be on a fully closed road.
Participants will need to park at Abergavenny Leisure Centre (NP7 6EP) and follow the climb for approx 500m until reaching the start area.
Road closed from 4.30pm for practice, with racing from 5.00pm.
Sign on at finish (follow road!)
Read more at https://www.britishcycling.org.uk/events/details/163911/The-Deri-Dash-Hill-Climb-2017#mPSEqG28ezD5uTQG.99

AMSND Llanvihangel Court

A Midsummer Night’s Dream – the Handlebards

24th June 2017 @ 5:00 pm – 25th June 2017 @ 8:00 pm

Join us in the Tudor gardens of LLanvihangel Court for a riotous performance of Shakespeare’s a Mid Summer Night’s Dream, on Midsummer’s Eve! Performed by a cylcling troupe, the Handlebards, described by Sir Ian McKellan as ‘uproariously funny’ Llanvihangel Crucorney, Abergavenny NP7 UK


Kings Arms Monthly Pub Quiz

29th June 2017 @ 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!


Taiko Drumming – introduction to Fukui-style course

30th 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.

Dads Can WP

Dads Can Group (Llanfoist)

1st July 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.

Broadleaf Books

Story telling for Children

1st July 2017 @ 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm

STORY TELLING FOR CHILDREN The next evening of story telling is Saturday 1 July 5-6pm
with Alison Newsam and Helen Cotterill at Broadleaf Books. Come and listen to stories and make a story
yourself. All art materials are provided. A free event with contributions welcome.
All enquiries to Broadleaf Books, 16 Monk Street, Abergavenny
broadleaf12@aol.com www.broadleafbookshop.co.uk 01873 857127

Recurring Events9

Shire Horse Show 2017

1st July 2017 all-day

The South Wales Shire Horse Show happens in Bailey Park every year and aims to improve the breed and promote the breeding of Shire Horses. If you love horses this is something you cannot miss!

This year’s event will be on July 1st

Prices are £5 Children 12-16 years: £3


Dance Blast Annual Showcase

1st July 2017 @ 7:00 pm

Dance Blast presents its annual performance showcasing youth dance from across Monmouthshire.

This years showcase includes performances from our super cute Mini Blasters over 25 young dancers aged 4-7years and from our Boys Blast, Blasters (12yrs+) our wonderful ATOMIC (street dance), Monmouthshire Youth Dance Company and our wonderful Monmouthshire Connected Dance Company, our company for people with a range of additional needs.

It promises to be an exciting evening of dance, a real testament to the energy, commitment and enthusiasm of Monmouthshire young people.

Come and join us for a Blast!!!

Dance Blast runs regular weekly provision at its base The Dance Centre, Pen Y Pound, Abergavenny (behind Melville Theatre) and throughout the county. For more details check out the website www.dance-blast.org

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

a rhinos

Abergavenny Rhinos Athletics Club

Every Tuesday from 6pm

The Abergavenny Rhinos Athletics Club meet at the Pavilion next to the bowls club at 6pm every Tuesday.

Their current age group is 6 to 12.

Find out more about them on their facebook page here: https://www.facebook.com/groups/410817099307374/

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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