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Abergavenny Arts Festival - Cancelled

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Abergavenny Arts Festival The third annual Abergavenny Arts Festival will be filled with inspiring, inclusive and affordable events for the local community and visitors of all ages and backgrounds.
Abergavenny Castle grounds and nearby venues, Castle Street, Abergavenny NP7 5EE
Sat 20 Jun 20

James Arthur Live After Racing

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James Arthur will be performing live after racing at Chepstow Racecourse on Saturday 6th June. With stunning views across the Welsh countryside, the sun shining down (we hope!
Chepstow Racecourse NP16 6BE
Sat 6 Jun 20

HPS Plant Fair and Open Garden - Cancelled

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Organised by the Hardy Plant Society Monmouthshire Group, this new Plant Fair features about 14 specialist nurseries and growers, including Chelsea Gold Medal winners.
Highfields Farm, Star Road, Goytre NP4 0AA
Sun 24 May 20

HPS Talk: ‘Garden design ideas’ - Cancelled

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Lynne Allbutt, the well-known gardener, writer and broadcaster will talk about all aspects of garden design, answering questions from the audience as she goes along.
Centenary Hall, Maryport Street South, USK NP15 1AD
Sat 9 May 20

The Kymin - Georgian Spinning Demonstration - Cancelled

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Join us at The Kymin in Monmouthshire for a chance to have a go at drop spindling or hand carding with our resident spinner Annie.
The Kymin, The Round House, Monmouth NP25 3SF
Sat 18 Apr 20

The Kymin - 23rd Royal Welch Fusiliers Re-enactment Society Camp - Cancelled

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Why not come and meet the dynamic 23rd Royal Welch Fusiliers Napoleonic Re-enactment Society, including soldiers’ wives, as they have their training weekend at the Kymin.
The Kymin, The Round House, Monmouth NP25 3SF
Sat 18 Apr 20

Abergavenny Fashion, Arts and Music Extravaganza - Postponed

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Abergavenny Fashion, Arts and Music Extravaganza This fundraising evening promises to be a night to remember, with a sparkling reception and a taste of the Abergavenny Arts Festival on Saturday June 20th.
The Angel Hotel, 15 Cross Street, Abergavenny NP7 5EN
Thu 16 Apr 20

Chepstow Walking Festival

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Join us for this popular walking festival which has become firmly established on the walkers calendar!
Chepstow NP16 5EY
Wed 15 Apr 20

The Kymin - Family Animal Trail - Cancelled

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Animals from around the world will be hiding in the Kymin grounds this Easter Bank Holiday. Why not come and see if you can spot them all.
The Kymin, The Round House, Monmouth NP25 3SF
Fri 10 Apr 20

HPS Talk: ‘Plants from the Himalayas – for the love of blue poppies’ - Cancelled

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Marion Stainton, Horticultural consultant and writer will describe the historical introduction of many very familiar plants, and tell us more about those who collected them and the influence they
Centenary Hall, Maryport Street South, USK NP15 1AD
Sat 4 Apr 20

Novello & Son

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Novello & Son It’s 1938. Ivor’s mother, the indefatigable Madame Clara Novello Davies, sings his best-loved-songs - and sings her own praises, painfully aware that the world, so besotted by Ivor, has forgotten her...
THE SAVOY THEATRE Church Street Monmouth NP25 3BU
Fri 20 Mar 20

HPS Talk: ‘Gardening with grasses’

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Jack Willgoss of Wildegoose Nursery in Shropshire will describe the beauty and variety of perennial grasses and how to combine them with other plants.
Centenary Hall, Maryport Street South, USK NP15 1AD
Sat 14 Mar 20

How to remain Happy ALL the time

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If anyone feels it is impossible to remain happy ALL the time, this Talk is for YOU! We have been conditioned from childhood to think that happiness is reserved for those special occasions like...
Chepstow Library, Chepstow Hub, Manor Way, Chepstow NP16 5HZ
Sat 14 Mar 20

The Opposite Sex by David Tristram

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Off Centre Theatre is pleased to present the adult-themed domestic comedy THE OPPOSITE SEX written by David Tristram, who was voted UK’s most popular comedy playwright in 2015.
Monmouth Savoy Theatre, Church Street, Monmouth NP25 3BU
Thu 12 Mar 20

International Women’s Day Event

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International Women’s Day Event Join us to celebrate women’s strength, resilience and survival with speakers from Palestine, Zimbabwe, XR Rebellion, Youth Parliament, Syria and the Modern Slavery Unit.
Melville Centre, Pen y Pound, Abergavenny NP7 5UD
Sun 8 Mar 20

Fundraising Coffee Morning, 10:30 - 12

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Cyril and Margaret Reece invite you to a coffee morning at their home, Pinewood. This is a fundraising event for St James Church, Devauden Bring and Buy sale of cakes and preserves
Pinewood, Devauden NP16 6PE
Sat 7 Mar 20

Talk: Megan Watts Huws, vocal pioneer from Dowlais

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Megan Watt-Hughes was a renowned vocalist from Dowlais in Merthyr Tydfil. Eventually she would give up the stage and become the first person to visualise the human voice and the first woman to...
Borough Theatre Abergavenny NP7 5HD
Wed 4 Mar 20

Celebration of Wales at Chepstow Castle

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In honour of the patron saint of Wales, we are offering free entry into our sites for St Davids Day. Explore the historic treasures of Wales to celebrate St Davids Day and to mark Wales’ Year...
Chepstow Castle (Cadw) Town Centre, Chepstow, Monmouthshire NP16 5EY
Sun 1 Mar 20

Sunday Cafe Service, 4pm

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Join the congregation of St James church, at Devauden’s Village Hall for a café service - tea, coffee, cake and company while we think about creation, Adam and Eve, and whether you can ever
Hood Memorial Hall, Devauden NP16 P
Sun 1 Mar 20

Celebration of Wales at Tintern Abbey

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In honour of the patron saint of Wales, we are offering free entry into our sites for St Davids Day. Explore the historic treasures of Wales to celebrate St Davids Day and to mark Wales’ Year...
Tintern Abbey (Cadw) Tintern, Chepstow, Monmouthshire NP16 6SE
Sun 1 Mar 20

Celebration of Wales at Raglan Castle

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In honour of the patron saint of Wales, we are offering free entry into our sites for St Davids Day. Explore the historic treasures of Wales to celebrate St Davids Day and to mark Wales’ Year...
Raglan Castle (Cadw) Raglan, Monmouthshire NP15 2BT
Sun 1 Mar 20

A Horse’s head in the Frost

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In the dark winter streets and countryside of south Wales a spectral figure appears, the Mari Lwyd or Grey Mare.
Chepstow Museum NP16 5EZ
Tue 18 Feb 20

HPS Talk: ’Understanding soils, growing media and fertilisers’

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Chris Whitelock, Horticultural consultant and trainer will explain how the different types of soils, growing media and fertilisers can all help (and hinder) the growth of plants and make all the
Centenary Hall, Maryport Street South, USK NP15 1AD
Sat 8 Feb 20

Life after Wheels

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In conjunction with Time to talk this week we feel the importance of spreading the word and have had requests to talk locally.
Usk Conservative Club, The Grange, 16 Maryport Street, Usk NP15 1AB
Wed 5 Feb 20

Superstars of wrestling

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2 hours of live family entertainment with wrestlers from all over the world taking on the very best of Great Britain. Tickets on sale now or on the door on the night
Larruperz centre Ross on wye HR9 7QD
Fri 31 Jan 20

Christmas Trail

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Come and follow our fun festive trail around the castle! Trail available between 10am – 4pm Monday to Saturday, and 11am - 4pm on Sunday.
Chepstow Castle (Cadw) Town Centre, Chepstow, Monmouthshire NP16 5EY
Thu 2 Jan 20

Christmas Trail

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Come and follow our fun festive trail around the castle! Trail available between 10am – 4pm Monday to Saturday, and 11am - 4pm on Sunday.
Chepstow Castle (Cadw) Town Centre, Chepstow, Monmouthshire NP16 5EY
Thu 2 Jan 20

Great Gatsby Gala Ball

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From the roaring 1920’s to the 2020’s! Ladies and Gentleman... You are invited to the party of the year, complete with a live band playing the classics of the era and some modern tunes...
Glen Yr Afon House Hotel, Pontypool Road, Usk NP15 1SY
Tue 31 Dec 19

Cinderella

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The biggest family pantomime in Monmouthshire. Spontaneous Productions bring you their 10th consecutive show.
Savoy Theatre Church Street, Monmouth NP25 3BU
Sat 28 Dec 19

Shirenewton Christmas Market

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Shirenewton Village Market does Christmas! Lovely locally grown, produced and handcrafted items, including cakes, honey, preserves, cards, bags, jewellery, ceramics, knitted goods, Christmas trees...
Shirenewton Recreational Hall Earlswood Road, Shirenewton, Chepstow NP16 6QP
Sat 21 Dec 19

ABBA Tribute Night

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Here for one night only, join us and one of the UKs premier Abba tribute bands for a night of singing and dancing to Abba’s greatest hits!
Glen Yr Afon House Hotel, Pontypool Road, Usk NP15 1SY
Sat 21 Dec 19

Santa Specials

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You will enjoy a train ride to Blaenavon High Level, where, next to a roaring fire, you will meet the big man himself in the station grotto!
Pontypool and Blaenavon Railway Blaenavon, Pontypool NP4 9ND
Sat 21 Dec 19

Santa Specials

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You will enjoy a train ride to Blaenavon High Level, where, next to a roaring fire, you will meet the big man himself in the station grotto!
Pontypool and Blaenavon Railway Blaenavon, Pontypool NP4 9ND
Sat 21 Dec 19

Rock n Romance - Dirty Dancing & Grease tribute Act

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A ‘tribu-tastic’ movie double date! The evening kicks off with Dirty Dancing as their very own Johnny and Baby re-live the greatest moments from the film.
Glen Yr Afon House Hotel, Pontypool Road, Usk NP15 1SY
Fri 20 Dec 19

A Horse’s head in the Frost

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In the dark winter streets and countryside of south Wales a spectral figure appears, the Mari Lwyd or Grey Mare.
Chepstow Museum NP16 5EZ
Fri 20 Dec 19

Welcome Yule! Sunday 15th December, 3pm

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Please join us at St James, Devauden at 3pm on Sunday 15th December for our concert of Music to Welcome Yule!
St James Devauden NP16 6NN
Sun 15 Dec 19

Festive Family Lunch

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This year take a break from the Christmas rush and meet up with friends and family for a delicious Christmas family lunch in our Ballroom.
Glen Yr Afon House Hotel, Pontypool Road, Usk NP15 1SY
Sun 15 Dec 19

Carmina Band Christmas Concert with buffet

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Featuring the core Carmina Band: Pippa Marland vocal/saxophones. Rob King guitar. Geoff Castle piano. Paul Bradley guitar.
Part Y Seal Tea room, Grosmont NP7 8LE
Sat 14 Dec 19

HPS Talk: ’Foraging & making alcoholic/non-alcoholic concoctions’

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Liz Knight of Forage Fine Foods will be giving a seasonal talk and demonstration about ’Foraging & making alcoholic/non-alcoholic concoctions’.
Maryport Street, USK NP15 1AD
Sat 14 Dec 19

Murder Mystery Dinner - A Christmas Sleighing

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Strawberry Productions are celebrating a hit this Christmas with their cartoon, Kris Mass - The Elf Who Saves Christmas.
Glen Yr Afon House Hotel, Pontypool Road, Usk NP15 1SY
Thu 12 Dec 19

Only Fools and Horses - The (Cushty) Dining Experience

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This fully immersive show transports audiences to The Nags Head to meet the pride of Peckham in a night of wheeling, dealing and eating.
Glen Yr Afon House Hotel, Pontypool Road, Usk NP15 1SY
Mon 9 Dec 19

Rotary Torchlight Carol Service at Tintern Abbey

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On Saturday 07 December the Chepstow Rotary Club will stage its annual Torchlight Carol Service at Tintern Abbey.
Tintern Abbey (Cadw) Tintern, Chepstow, Monmouthshire NP16 6SE
Sat 7 Dec 19

Xmas indoor car boot

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A message to all Car Boot Sellers. We are having a Xmas Indoor Car Boot at the Caerwent Community centre on the 7th of December and would like to invite all sellers to join us in this forth coming...
Lawrence Cres Caerwent NP265ns North side of A48 NP26 5NS
Sat 7 Dec 19

Coffee Morning

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Come along for an informal get-together and to meet Yvonne Murphy, Labour’s candidate for Monmouth constituency.
Kings Arms 29 Neville Street, Abergavenny NP7 5AA
Tue 3 Dec 19

Festive Afternoon Tea

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Our festive afternoon tea is a beautifully presented selection of festive fancies, mince pies, freshly cut sandwiches and homemade cakes.
Glen Yr Afon House Hotel, Pontypool Road, Usk NP15 1SY
Sun 1 Dec 19

Lantern Making Workshop

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Please book a place in advance but pay on arrival in cash. Materials provided. An adult may accompany and help children, the price is per maker/lantern and includes a drink and snack per maker.
Tintern Abbey (Cadw) Tintern, Chepstow, Monmouthshire NP16 6SE
Sat 30 Nov 19

Chepstow’s Christmas Extravaganza

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Come to Chepstow for our fantastic Christmas Extravaganza, including musical performances at the Palmer Centre, the Christmas Market & Light Switch On on the High Street and Christmas Trails on St
Chepstow Monmouthshire NP16 5EY
Sat 30 Nov 19

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