What’s On In Abergavenny July 31st – August 13th


Welcome to this week’s look at what’s on in Abergavenny from July 31st – August 13th. You can add your own events to our calendar and get featured by filling in our events form.


The Monmouthshire Games 2017

24th July 2017 @ 8:00 am – 25th August 2017 @ 5:00 pm

The Monmouthshire Games 2017 will take place during the summer holidays, based on learning new skills, developing confidence, meeting new people and most importantly having fun through sport. Each day will be a full day, packed with a range of sporting activities that children and young people (ages 5 – 12 years) can engage in.

Monday 24th July – Friday 25th August 2017


Abergavenny Art Group 80 Years Summer Exhibition Celebration

29th July 2017 @ 10:00 am – 5th August 2017 @ 5:00 pm

Celebrating 80 years with a Summer Exhibition, 29th July to 5th August 10am to 5pm, free admission.

At the Scout Headquarters Fairfield, Park Avenue, Abergavenny.


Ab Fab Afternoon Women’s Institute group

1st August 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.

Abergavenny Rhinos Athletics Club

Abergavenny Rhinos Athletics Club

1st August 2017 @ 6:00 pm

Their current age group is 6 to 12.

Find out more about them on their facebook page here: https://www.facebook.com/groups/410817099307374/ or read our article about their launch: http://abergavennynow.com/2017/06/04/successful-launch-for-the-abergavenny-rhinos-athletics-club/


Story Telling at Broadleaf Books

1st August 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

3rd August 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

dads can square

Dads Can Group (Llanfoist)

5th August 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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The Talybont Vintage, Retro & Artisan Fair

5th August 2017 @ 10:00 am – 4:30 pm

Over 20 traders with vintage and retro clothing, kitchenalia, china,Welsh wool blankets, Annie Sloan chalk paints, upcycled furniture, wood and metalwork and featuring the unusual and quirky. Home made preserves and luxury chocolates. Vintage Ice Cream cart. Tea room with home made cakes and scones. And, weather permitting a display of classic cars on the field next to the hall. Charity raffle supporting The Brecon Mountain Rescue Team. Admission £1 adults, free for under 16’s


The Comedy of Errors

5th August 2017 @ 7:00 pm


In the bard’s shortest, funniest and most rumbustious comedy two sets of identical twins, separated at birth, unknowingly end up in the same city, and through a series of chance meetings their lives and sanity begin to unravel. More and more people are sucked into a vortex of mistaken identity including an Officer who is paid per arrest, a Goldsmith who hasn’t been paid at all, a delayed Merchant, an irate Courtesan and a mad Exorcist. To say nothing of a wife who sometimes feels her husband is two different personalities, and a poor Immigrant who is arrested for being the wrong nationality. And what exactly is the Abbess of Ephesus’s dark secret? Will anything ever make sense again?

To cap it all, this year Illyria’s Shakespeare production is re-located to the town of Ephesus, Mexico, and is performed by our very own 5-piece Mariachi band, resplendent in ponchos and sombreros. Ay caramba!


Don’t forget to bring a picnic, warm clothing and something to sit on. Bar and hot drinks available.


The Jiveoholics Summer Concert

6th August 2017 @ 2:00 pm – 4:30 pm

Abergavenny Town Council

Summer Concerts

Sunday, August 6th, 2pm-4.30pm Brewery Yard if fine, Market Hall if weather inclement

Spend an afternoon with The Jiveogolics dancing to tunes from the 40’s, 50’s and 60’s, an era when handbags were not a dancefloor essential and twerking was a misprint.


The Emperor’s New Clothes

6th August 2017 @ 2:30 pm

by Hans Christian Andersen


Based on the timeless Hans Christian Andersen story, Illyria first performed this show in 2000 when it was Critic’s choice at the Edinburgh Fringe festival and attracted multiple 5-star reviews on a sellout UK tour.

The Emperor is a lovely man, but he’s not the best judge of character, and is often surrounded by idiots. What keeps him sane is the monthly Grand Parade at which he wears his newest outfit. When two swindlers spin a yarn and everyone is taken in, what price will he have to pay? Will he end up losing his crown jewels? All will be revealed in Illyria’s cheekiest ever show!

[NB – there is NO nudity in the production. Although one of the actors may be a little chilly…]

Suitable for ages 5+

Running time: 100 minutes including 20 minute interval

Don’t forget to bring a picnic, warm clothing and something to sit on. Bar and hot drinks available.


The Lost World

6th August 2017 @ 7:00 pm

by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle


Illyria has an unmatched reputation for innovation in the open-air touring theatre sector, where they are the first company to tackle a show in this genre and of this scope. Prehistoric thrills, monster laughs and life-size dinosaurs abound in the must-see show of the summer!

Recommended for older children and their families.
Running time: 1 hour 50 minutes including 20 minute interval

Don’t forget to bring a picnic, warm clothing and something to sit on. Bar and hot drinks available.


The Mikado

7th August 2017 @ 7:00 pm


In the town of Titipu flirting has been made illegal. The penalty, by order of The Mikado, is death. Too bad then that the main culprit is the Lord High Executioner Ko-Ko, who wishes to marry his beautiful young ward Yum-Yum, and who has no intention of executing himself. Can the itinerant musician Nanki-Poo be persuaded to be executed in his place? And what would happen if anyone should dare to tell the Mikado that an execution had taken place when in fact it hadn’t…?

Gilbert & Sullivan’s wry comic opera is set in Japan and performed by a cast of 6 actor/singers accompanied by a musical director on keyboards, it gets the complete Illyria treatment, and is produced on a stage boasting a strikingly large (and authentic) Japanese torii gate.

Running time: 140 min including 20-minute interval

Don’t forget to bring a picnic, warm clothing and something to sit on. Bar and hot drinks available.

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! Hatherleigh House, Union Road West, Abergavenny 2-4 p.m.

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.

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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