Blaenavon World Heritage Site - May 2018 News & Events.
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Events and Attractions

Blaenavon World Heritage Centre and Library
Whitsun Holiday Activities Monday 28th May – Friday 1st June

11am - 4pm
  • Whitsun Challenge Quiz Every Day (£1 entry)
  • Bezerkas Circus Skills Thursday 31st May- Juggling balls and clubs,  twirling staves, ribbons, cigar box tricks, flower stick tricks, Diabolo, handheld stilts, hula hoops, & spinning plates. (£1 entry)
  • Story & Craft in the Library Thursday 31st May at 2.30pm (pre-booking required –free entry)
Further details telephone 01495 742333
e-mail: Website
Big Pit National Coal Museum
Half Term at Big Pit

Join us every day from 26 May-3 June, and become a Big Pit Explorer with our trail and activity boxes. Plus, pop into the Play Lab for some under 5s soft play and adventure. For more details
Big Pit National Coal Museum
For Freedom and Empire Exhibition until 24 June 2018

When the news broke on 4 August 1914 that Britain had joined the war against Germany and Austria-Hungary, many thought it would all be over by Christmas. No-one could have imagined how long the war would last, and how far-reaching its influence would be. The war had an immediate impact on the slate industry.
This exhibition explores the responses within the slate quarrying communities to the First World War recruitment campaign preceding conscription. Free and suitable for all
More information
Blaenavon Workmen’s Hall
Keeping up Appearances – A comedy by Roy Clarke
Stage version of the much loved TV series
Fri 4th May – Sat 5th May - £7
Check out the other events on during this month at the hall.
Blaenavon Workmen’s Hall Cinema
Manon Live from the Royal Opera House – 3 May, 7:15pm
Kennethy MacMillan’s powerful telling of the tragic love story is a masterpiece of modern ballet, set to ravishing music by Massenet.
Ticket Price: £12.50 - £15

The Greatest Showman Sing-Along – 7 May, 7pm 
Come and join us for a feel good sing along evening.
Ticket Price: £4 - £5* Box Office: 01495 792661


Pontypool and Blaenavon Railway

On Sunday 6th and Monday 7th May you will be able to see Marshall and Chase from Paw Patrol when they visit the railway. Space will be limited so advance booking is recommended via our website
On other weekends trains will run as normal from 11.00 with the last train at 3.45. Trains will also run on Wednesday 30th May during school half term.
More information

Summer of Stories - Blaenavon Ironworks
A celebration of Wales's oral traditions, held across several Cadw sites. Come and discover more as part of Summer of Stories at Blaenavon Ironworks on 1 June – 11am – 4pm.  Free Entry.

Listen to stories based on historical characters, legends and myths from across Wales. Drop in to listen to a story based on Welsh culture and heritage. 

Each story can last up to 30 minutes. No booking required.

Blaenavon World Heritage Day 2018
Saturday 30 June 11am – 4pm
Come and join the fun and festivities at Blaenavon Heritage Town.
  • Heritage Costume Parade
  • Craft Stalls
  • Victorian Fun Fair
  • Live Music and street acts
 A great family day out!

Father’s Day Feastival
17 June – 11am – 4pm
Join us at Big Pit for food and drink stalls, free family entertainment, plus a free cuppa and welsh cake for Dad.
Further details


Community News

French students visit Blaenavon Workmen’s Hall
In March a party of French students from College Jules Ferry in Cambrai visited the area. They spent an afternoon at Blaenavon Workmen’s Hall with members of Dawnswyr Blaenafon who were wearing traditional Welsh costume. After initial reluctance from the boys, they spent a happy afternoon of Welsh dancing and had a wonderful time, promising to come back next year.

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