Blaenavon World Heritage Site - September 2016 News & Events.
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Events and Attractions

Wales Valleys Walking Festival 
The 12th Annual Wales Valleys Walking Festival is taking place from 3rd – 18th September 2016. The festival provides walks for everyone right across the South Wales Valleys. Catering for all abilities, from challenging all day treks, to easier strolls and special interest walks.
- 6th September -  Blaenavon - Industrial Town to Nature Reserve - Easy
- 7th September - Moorland, Manufacturing and Mining - Moderate to Strenuous
- 15th September - Industrial Pathways - Llanfoist to Govilon Circular Walk - Easy to Strenuous - The strenuous section is optional.
Booking is essential, so please pre-book on your walks, to avoid disappointment.
Further information on the Festival walks in Blaenavon and Torfaen can be found by clicking here or contact Blaenavon TIC for details on 01495 742333
Blaenavon Heritage Railway
Trains will run every Saturday and Sunday during September with the added attraction on 10th and 11th of a model railway show. Lots of layouts are promised and, if you buy a train ticket, entry is free. More information.

Blaenavon Heritage Community Concert
Blaenavon Heritage Community Concert is being held at the Blaenavon Ironworks on Saturday 10th September, 2016 - 6.30pm till 8.30pm (Gates open 5:45pm)
A whole host of music and dance is lined up:
Blaenavon Male Voice Choir, Blaenavon Ladies Choir, Blaenavon Town Band, Blaenavon Dancers, The Pashy Pops

£3 a ticket - £5 Family (2 adults, 3 children)
Tickets can be bought from Blaenavon Ironworks before the day or at the site on the night. All proceeds going to the Mayor’s Appeal Charities and The Royal British Legion, Blaenavon Branch. Charities will be on site on the evening.   

Blaenavon Market
The monthly Blaenavon markets have been a big success, held between 10am – 2pm either in Bethlehem Court or Moriah (Hope) Chapel opposite depending upon the weather.  There are Bric-A-Brac, Crafts, Bread, Cakes stalls and so much more.
A list of monthly dates is as follows: Saturday: 17 September - 15 October - 19 November Refreshments will always be served in Bethlehem Chapel. For further details please contact Stacey on: 01495 792878.


World Heritage Site

World Heritage Youth Ambassadors
A variety of events will take place at the Blaenavon World Heritage Centre NP4 9AE. Free of charge. Age 13-25
Who is UNESCO?  Tuesday 13th September - 6.30pm – 8.00pm. Join us to become a World Heritage Youth Ambassador and explore the heritage of Blaenavon and who UNESCO are?The World Heritage Convention - Tuesday 20th September - 6.30pm – 8.00pm. Come and have fun with us and become a World Heritage Ambassador! 
Open Weekend - Saturday 24th – Sunday 25th September - 10am – 3.30pm. Join us in our open weekend and see if you want to become a World Heritage Youth Ambassador in Blaenavon!

Community News

Historic Portraits Rediscovered
Fourteen historic portraits were recently rediscovered in the cellar of Blaenavon Workmen’s Hall. The Blaenavon Community Museum has funded their restoration and the splendid images are now, once again, on display in the hall. They depict local dignitaries, including members of the town’s Liberal Association and the Workmen’s Institute. Please visit and learn more about these important people from Blaenavon’s past!

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