Blaenavon World Heritage Site - February 2017 News & Events.
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Events and Attractions

Half Term Activities at Blaenavon World Heritage Centre 
Wednesday 22nd – Friday 24th February, 11am - 4pm
A variety of arts, crafts and heritage activities including games and story-telling. Enjoy refreshments in the Heritage Tea Room.  All free of charge, booking for some events essential
For more information Tel: 01495 742333 -
Rhydian Roberts to play Blaenavon Workman’s Hall
Double platinum-selling classical singer Rhydian Roberts will play the Blaenavon Workman’s Hall on Saturday 11 March 2016 after he shot to fame on ITV’s X Factor and working with some of the biggest names in the music industry.
It is Rhydian’s second time performing in Blaenavon – he previously played to sell-out crowds at the Blaenavon Ironworks in 2010 to mark the centenary of the Blaenavon Male Voice Choir, who will be supporting him again for the evening.
Rhydian said: “I had a fantastic time the last time I came to Blaenavon and everyone made me feel so welcome.  I will be singing some of my latest songs from my new album and putting my own spin on some well-loved classics, so there will be something for everyone to enjoy.”
Doors open from 7pm and tickets can be booked at or directly Blaenavon Workman’s Hall on 01495 792661.
Jethro – Bull and Bonkers Tour at Workman’s Hall Blaenavon
Well known comedian Jethro will perform at the Blaenavon Workman’s Hall on Thursday 30 March 2017.
A memorable evening of hysterical nonsense, as we take a peek into the circus lurking deep within the mind of, probably the greatest, comic story teller ever to grace the stage.
Jethro beguiles and befuddles his audience with the endless stream of irreverent twaddle that has created a comedy genius.
Doors open from 7pm and tickets can be booked at or directly Blaenavon Workman’s Hall on 01495 792661.

Community News

Have your say on the future of the Blaenavon World Heritage Site
A series of public consultation events that will allow residents to shape a new Management Plan for the Blaenavon Industrial Landscape World Heritage Site are being held in February.
The informal drop in sessions will allow residents to give their ideas for how the site can be best managed for the benefit of the landscape, building conservation, health and wellbeing, and economic development. 
Sessions will be held on:
• Monday 6 February between 3:30pm – 6:30pm at the Llanfoist Village Hall in Monmouthshire.
• Tuesday 7 February between 3:30pm – 6:30pm at the Blaenavon Workmen’s Hall.

For further details contact Rebecca Hartley on 01633 648293.
Blaenavon Heritage Town secures National Lottery support
Torfaen council has received initial National Lottery funding support of £35,500 from the Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF) for a project to tackle the poor condition of key properties within the town’s main commercial area in Broad Street by offering grant support for conservation based works.
As well as supporting property improvements, the local community will have the chance to get involved in a variety of exciting local volunteer opportunities and community events that explore the rich social history associated with the development of the town. Blaenavon Town Council will also be supporting the project.

Photograph courtesy of Pat Morgan.

Match Funding Bid Success for Blaenavon
Blaenavon Town Council is supporting match funding to help preserve and promote use of historic buildings within the town, at meeting held on 25th Jan the Council supported bids via the Rural Development Programme for Blaenavon Workmens Hall, Bethlehem Chapel and Busy Bees in Park Street Chapel. Mayor of Blaenavon Alan Jones said “It’s vital not only to preserve these landmarks but also to ensure their expanded use within the town”

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