Blaenavon World Heritage Site February News & Events.
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Make and Take It!
At the World Heritage Centre

Join us during February half term for some family friendly ‘make & take’ workshops, where we will be getting creative with 'Artie Craftie.' Try your hand at decoupage, get creative with ceramics or mould a pencil topper with silk clay. There will be lots of crafty things to do for all the family for just £1 per make!
Tuesday 17th - Silk Clay and Mask Making
Wednesday 18th - Decoupage Day
Thursday 19th - Celtic Ceramics– Painting Dragons, Daffs & Leeks
Friday 20th - Beads & Bracelets
Sessions: 10am, 11am, 1pm and 2pm, spaces are limited in each session so arrive early to avoid disappointment. 
For further information contact 01495 742333 or email
Big Pit - Activities
Sat 14 February – Sun 6 September

When Dai became Tommy Exhibition
A look at the personal stories of miners who went to war as tunnellers. 
Festival of Dangerous Ideas
Monday 16 February – Friday 20 February, 12pm-4pm

Big Pit is renowned for its safety as a working coal mine so join us for something completely different with activities for all ages with a twist! Small charge may apply for some activities.

Blaenavon Vintage Festival
A mini vintage day out in Blaenavon Heritage Town on Saturday 4 April 2015, 11am-4pm with vintage fashion show and champagne afternoon tea, vintage clothing and jewellery, workshops and live music!  For more information please contact 01495 742333 or 01633 648319.


Blaenavon Clean Up
The Blaenavon Town Team, Keep Wales Tidy and Torfaen County Borough Council are arranging a town clean up on Tuesday 10 February from 10am to 2pm.  Local business owners, residents and children will take to the streets armed with litter pickers and bags to tidy away litter in town.  All equipment will be provided but attendees are advised to come along in warm clothing with sturdy footwear.  We will be meeting at the Blaenavon World Heritage Centre at 9.30am.  For more information please contact Thom Board - or Kate Fitzgerald -

Superfast Broadband
Residents and businesses in Blaenavon and Talywaun will be able to access superfast, fibre broadband from the end of March.
Fibre broadband is already available in many parts of Cwmbran and Pontypool, and most of Torfaen should be covered by mid 2016.
It is faster and more reliable than traditional broadband and allows faster web browsing, downloading, and access to services such as on-demand TV.
For more information, and to be kept up to date with the roll out of fibre broadband in Torfaen, visit


Town Centre Website and App
The Blaenavon Town Team is developing a Town Centre Website and App which will include information on local shops/businesses, clubs, groups, events, local news and services. Further details will be available in the coming months. 
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