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

Earth Hour at Blaenavon World Heritage Centre and Library
Saturday 25th March, 6.30pm – 9.30pm.
Brought to you by Heads4Arts to raise awareness of climate change. Free family friendly arts activities, silent disco, storytelling and crafts.
Jethro – Bull and Bonkers Tour at Workman’s Hall Blaenavon
Tickets still available.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.
Doors open from 7pm and tickets can be booked at or directly Blaenavon Workman’s Hall on 01495 792661.

Easter Events
There are a variety of events taking place in Blaenavon over the Easter Holidays:
Blaenavon World Heritage Centre - Easter Crafts Tuesday 11th April to Friday 14th April and Tuesday 18th April to Friday 21st April.
 More info
Easter Egg Hunt - 11th April – 23rd April. Story & Craft sessions in the Library Thursdays 13th & 20th April at 2.30pm. Further details available soon via website.
Blaenavon Heritage Railway - Friday 14th – Monday 17th April. Enjoy the Easter Holidays with a family fun quiz and chocolate treat for the children. Tel: 01495 707448.
Blaenavon Ironworks Easter trail and Teddy Bear Picnic – Saturday 15th April. Fun for all the family, with a free egg for the first 200 children to complete the Easter Egg Trail. Tel: 01495 792615. E-mail: blaenavonironworks@wales.GSI.Gov.UK
Blaenavon World Heritage Day 2017

Visit Blaenavon Heritage Town on Saturday 24 June for a fun packed day of family entertainment. 

Community News

New Youth Hub for Blaenavon
Blaenavon’s Neon Youth club is ready to launch a new youth hub for Blaenavon after being successful in gaining over £230,000 from the Big Lottery Fund. The three year project, based at the Doorway facility on Broad Street will provide services for over 600 young people over the next three years. The project, in addition to providing youth based activity, will provide Job Clubs, training and qualifications for those young people furthest from the job market. The project, a partnership led by the Neon and involving many partners including Torfaen Youth Service, Gwent Police, World Heritage Youth Ambassadors and many more.
Read more.

Blaenavon Heritage Railway
After a well-earned break to allow for maintenance and general repairs, the Railway opens for the 2017 season on 1st April with the first train at 11.00. Fares have been held at 2016 prices. Trains will run every weekend until the end of September plus Bank Holidays. So visit the website at for full information.

Blaenavon Academy of Arts at Blaenavon Workmen’s Hall
A launch of our new drama group will take place on Wednesday 15th March at 6.30pm.
This new group in Blaenavon will be mentored by Mr Peter Karrie.
Peter is an honorary fellow of the Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama. He played the lead role in the Andrew Lloyd Webber musical The Phantom of the Opera in London, Toronto, Vancouver, Singapore, and Hong Kong, and on the UK Tour in Bradford, and Manchester. In 1994 and 1995 members of the Phantom of the Opera Appreciation Society voted him their favourite Phantom. He still holds the record for having sung The Phantom more times than any other artiste.
We are lucky to have such a distinguished and experienced West End star to teach all you budding actors and singers.  So come along, hear what we are planning and how you and your children can participate. Facebook

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