Blaenavon World Heritage Site - July 2018 News & Events.
View this email in your browser

Events and Attractions

Blaenavon World Heritage Centre and Library
Join us at the Blaenavon World Heritage Centre & Library this summer to enjoy a wide range of events and activities for all the family to enjoy.
Summer Sundays in July
Come and join us for live music in the picturesque grounds of the Blaenavon World Heritage Centre.  Listen to the brass bands and enjoy refreshments from the Heritage Tea Rooms. 
Blaenavon Town Band on 22nd July 2pm – 4pm
Cwmbran Brass Band on 29th July 2pm – 4pm
Further details will be available at
Telephone: 01495 742333

Velethon Wales
The Velothon Wales returns to south Wales on Sunday 8 July 2018 and will welcome thousands of recreational riders and charity fundraisers, who will be completing 60km, 125km and 140km routes on completely closed roads through south Wales.
The race will start in Cardiff before travelling through Newport, Monmouthshire, Torfaen and Caerphilly, and finish back in Cardiff city centre.
After tackling the Tumble, the riders will enter Torfaen in Blaenavon before travelling through Pontypool and onwards via the A472 to Caerphilly. An interactive map of the route can be viewed on the Velothon Wales website. If your medical appointment, holiday travel, or carer responsibilities will be affected on the day please contact the event organisers via or by calling 02921 660 790.

Blaenavon World Heritage Environmental Group
Bat & Nocturnal Bird Evening. Sat 14th July 2018 starting at 9:15pm. Look and listen for the mysterious Nightjars emerging from the woods to hunt over the moor, as well as owls and other birds. Suitable for all, the event will involve a little walking on the road.
“Canada Tip Bioblitz” Sat 28th July 10:00am. The Canada Tips are the result of indiscriminate opencast coal mining. Areas of bare shale spoil are gradually being reclaimed by wildlife but little has been recorded about what is actually there. Join us and share in finding the unexpected!
"Garn y Gorfydd" guided walk. 28th July 2018 at 2:00pm. A short circular walk of about 4 km (2½ miles), starting from the Foxhunter Car Park, we will be skirting Mynydd y Garn Fawr and descending to visit the woodlands of Nant Llanelen.  Further information:
or to keep updated on these events.
Dance on the Mountain - A celebration of dance in Blaenavon
Saturday 21st July 11am – 4pm at Blaenavon Town Centre
This will be the fourth year that this festival has been held in Blaenavon.  FREE entry to this great event ... all are welcome ... join us for an inspiring day.
Blaenavon Workmen’s Hall
Welsh Musical Theatre Orchestra: Direct from the West End – 25th July
Their sparkling new programme of favourites from the very best West End musicals including Half a Sixpence and Wicked.
Ticket Price £15.00* plus booking fee
Check out the other events at the Workmen’s hall.
Box Office: 01495 792661
Come and enjoy our Steampunk weekend at Blaenavon Ironworks!
Saturday 14th & Sunday 15th July – 10am – 5pm – Free admission This is a Steampunk themed event looking at the influence of Victorian style on the modern world. Today's technology in Victorian style tells the story of industry through fun and games, music and fashion, art, comedy and good Victorian manners. Enjoy tea duelling and the Steampunk Olympics, as well as talks, rapping, demonstrations and craft stalls.
More information


Pontypool and Blaenavon Railway
Are you looking for a gift for the person who has everything to celebrate a special occasion? Or perhaps you’d like to treat yourself?
Why not consider a Heritage Railway Experience at Pontypool & Blaenavon Railway?
The Experience, is suitable for persons aged 18 or over, more information


Copyright © 2018 -Torfaen County Borough Council, All rights reserved.
You are receiving this e-newsletter because you opted in at our website.
Our mailing address is:
Torfaen County Borough Council, Ty Blaen Torfaen, Panteg Way, New Inn, Pontypool, Torfaen.

This email was sent to <<Email Address>>
why did I get this?    unsubscribe from this list    update subscription preferences
Torfaen Economy & Enterprise · Torfaen County Borough Council, Ty Blaen Torfaen · Panteg Way, New Inn, Pontypool · Torfaen, Tof NP4 0LS · United Kingdom

Email Marketing Powered by Mailchimp