What’s On In Abergavenny July 17th – 30th


Welcome to this week’s look at what’s on in Abergavenny from July 17th – 30th. You can add your own events to our calendar and get featured by filling in our events form.


Landscape Painting at Treberfydd Walled Garden

17th July 2017 – 21st July @ 9:30 am – 4:00 pm


This course is for beginners to advanced.

A comprehensive introduction to landscape painting using sight size. Using a limited landscape painting palette learn the basics behind mixing greens and creating depth. We will explore composition and the importance of light and atmosphere in landscape painting.

In the mornings we will be painting in the beautiful surroundings of Treberfydd Walled Garden

The afternoons will be spent painting landscapes nearby.

If students would like to have lunch in the gardens Alison can provide a simple 2 course lunch – usually smoked fish, Walled Garden salad leaves and bread from the Mill, followed by a fruit based desert again using Walled Garden produce, with wine or elderflower cordial. The charge for this is £15.

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 and a list will be provided on receipt of payment.

Tuition Fees £255

Materials Charcoal and Oil Paint


Please see Terms & Conditions for more detail.


Llangenny Flutes Summer School 10th Year

17th July 2017 @ 7:30 pm

Concerts for Flutes and Piano

Monday 17th July (Recital)
Friday 21st July (Student Concert)

School Hall, Llangenny, Nr. Crickhowell, Powys NP8 1HD

Tickets on the door, £8 each or £12 for both tickets.


Friends of Bailey Park Annual Monthly Meeting

19th July 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/


Gunter Mansion Pop-up Shop Opening

21st July 2017 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm

The Friends of Gunter Mansion will be having a formal opening of the Pop Up Display in the old Janus shop building on Friday July 21st, from 5 – 7pm, by the Mayor & Mayoress of Abergavenny, to which all supporters are most welcome.

The Pop Up space will open to the public on Tuesdays, Fridays and Saturdays, from July 14th. The Friends of Gunter Mansion would really welcome some more volunteers to help with running the displays – please contact us on info@thegunterproject.org.uk if you would like to know more.

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July Fundraising Family Bingo for Adults & Children

21st July 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 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 Jones at the Labour Club on 01873 853291.

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.

This month we are raising funds for the local organisation ‘Abergavenny Crafty Women’. These ladies provide much needed support for ladies and use the therapeutic benefits of arts & crafts to help them through the ‘stuff life throws at them’.

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Strolls ‘n’ Stories: Capel-y-ffin Monastery in Llanthony Valley

22nd July 2017 @ 10:30 am – 1:30 pm

Walking meets theatre in this unique experience from Strolls ‘n’ Stories. Join Jan Little as she takes you on a walk through picturesque Llanthony Valley with stops along the way where Jan will become a character from the past! Through short performances, Jan will share with you the intriguing history of the location. Listen to the boys who saw visions in the fields. See the ruins of the monastery established by Father Ignatius — one of the most controversial religious figures of his time with his strange religious practices. Hear about Eric Gill who developed a commune nearby and had some interesting practices of his own involving his daughters.

Register early. Spaces are limited.


Illyria – Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen

22nd July 2017 @ 2:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Book your seats for an outdoor garden performance of Pride and Prejudice by renowned theatre company, Illyria.

It’s back! Illyria’s production of Jane Austen’s glorious social comedy attracted sell-out audiences for 4 consecutive years. It toured throughout the UK and Europe, attracted nationwide critical acclaim and at its run at the 2003 Edinburgh Fringe the queue for returns stretched around the block.

In a social whirlwind of balls, dinners and very eligible officers, Lizzie Bennett and Fitzwilliam Darcy stand alone as the only sane people – and they hate each other! Or do they? Can she see beyond his pride, and can he overcome her prejudice, in order to achieve their mutual happiness?

If your idea of Jane Austen is costume-drama, empire-lines and tea-parties, then this sparkling adaptation, based entirely on the original novel, is something to make you change your mind. Bring a picnic and have a ball as the irrepressible Illyria sharpen their claws to bring you Jane Austen at her vibrant, pacy, forthright, bitchy best!

Performance 3pm to 5pm.

Gates open for the performance from 2pm.

Illyria tours top quality open-air theatre to the most prestigious and stunning locations throughout the UK and beyond and we are delighted they will be performing Pride and Prejudice at Glanusk.

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Live Professional Family Wrestling

22nd July 2017 @ 7:00 pm

Join us for the 2nd Anniversary of Monmouthshire Championship Wrestling.

Doors open at 7pm, matches start at 7.30pm.

Family Fun with a full sized ring! Meet the wrestlers and enjoy a range of matches.

Reserve your tickets now at a discounted price of: £6 child, £8 adult or a family ticket (2 adults 2 child) for £25!
Ring 07545 237 930 to reserve tickets.

Pay on the door (tickets limited to entry is not guaranteed): £8 child, £10 adult or a family ticket (2 adults 2 child) for £32!


Summer Concert

28th July 2017 @ 7:00 pm

Abergavenny Friends of Tenovus Cancer Care Summer Concert will be taking place at the Gateway Church (Christian Gateway Centre) NP7 5ND.

– Beaufort Male Voice Choir
– Sing with Us Abergavenny Choir
– Jacqueline Hill 0 Soprano Soloist

Tea, coffee and cupcakes available at the interval.

Tickets £8
For more tickets or information, please contact Marion Ashton: 07835 952754 / marion.ashton@tenovuscancercare.org.uk


Party in the Park

30th July 2017 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Party in the Park celebrating the 60th Anniversary of the Brecon Beacons National Park Authority.

Taking place at The National Park Visitor Centre, Libanus LD3 8ER and Craig-y-now County park, Pen-y-Cae, SA9 IGL

Pick a venue, bring a picnic and come celebrate with us!

Activities – all free but must be booked on the day at the welcome desk.

Decorate a cupcake, family arts and crafts activities, have a go at geocaching or orienteering, pond dipping, walks wit wardens and much more!

Visit the website for a full programme of activities: www.breconbeacons.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.

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So Artrageous! Arts & Crafts Session

Every Tuesday 2pm–4pm

Tuesday afternoon drop in craft session at So Artrageous! Hatherleigh House, Union Road West, Abergavenny 2-4 p.m.

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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/

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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

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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.

The Farmers Arms Square

Open Mic at The Farmers Arms

Every Sunday 4:30pm and Thursday 8pm

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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Abergavenny Now founder and History graduate from Bath Spa University. I was born in Abergavenny and have lived in the town for most of my life.

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