What’s On In Abergavenny August 1st – 7th


Welcome to this weeks look at what’s on in Abergavenny from August – 1st. You can add your own events  to our calendar and get featured by filling in our events form.


Monmouthshire and District 2016 National Eisteddfod

Fri Jul 29th 9:00am – Sat Aug 6th 10:00pm

The Eisteddfod will begin at Castle Meadows, attracting around 150,000 visitors to over 250 tradestands and stalls celebrating Wales’ performance and art. Join the festivities every day from July 29th – August 6th.


Ar Yr Ymylon / On The Edge
a fringe programme of cultural talks from borderland

Sat 30 July – Fri 5 August 2016 – Everyday 11am-1pm

The Cabin of Curiosities, 15 Nevill Street, Abergavenny, NP7 5AA

£3 suggested donation on the door. Places are limited. First come first serve.

30/07 artist in residence Rebecca Chesney & geologist Alan Bowring discuss art and environment
For full details visit www.peakart.org.uk


Lost Library – Border Country

Fri Jul 29th 11:00am – Sat Aug 6th 1:00pm

Performances start at 11am on 29 and 30 July and 2,3,4,5 and 6 August at Abergavenny Library and finishes in the Visual Arts area of the Monmouthshire and District National Eisteddfod festival site.

Sponsored by the Friends of Abergavenny Library. Friends of Abergavenny Library Service (F.O.A.L.S.) is heavily involved in consulting about the future of the library building, generating publicity and planning promotional activities.

Local artist Catherine Wynne-Paton seeks to highlight the changes being made to our public libraries and questions what kind of libraries we need for future strength.


Catrin Finch Presents – Serenestial

Tuesday August 2nd 8pm – 11pm

Catrin Finch curates a special evening on Tuesday night, Serenestial: Adventure through Time and Space, a light classical evening with world music influences, awakening the senses through music, dance and literature.

Joining Catrin are Elin Manahan-Thomas, Ballet Cymru, Charlie Lovell-Jones, and actress, Sara Lloyd-Gregory, will read poems especially commissioned for the evening by poet, Eurig Salisbury.


Abergavenny Cycle Group – “Up the gorge to drink tea in a member’s garden”

Sunday August 7th 10am

“20 km 250m, Cycle path suitable for children but steady steep climb.
Start at 10am at St John’s Square or 10:30am at Llanfoist Crossing car park, bring picnic and cakes!”

See Facebook event for more details.

Recurring events:


7 Corners Cafe Film Friday

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.


Get Together – Open Mic night

Friday 5th August 2016 at 8:00 pm – 11:00 pm

Love live music?

Join us at Get Together on Friday evening for our FREE OPEN MIC night!

Free – no ticket required.

27 Nevill St Abergavenny NP7 5AA.


Minecraft Club @ Abergavenny Library

Friday 5th August 10am – 12pm

2 hour Minecraft Club in Abergavenny Library every Friday – £8

Book online www.milittlepad.com


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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Economics and Politics student at the University of Edinburgh. Outside of term time I live in Llanfair Kilgeddin.


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