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We are thrilled to be hosting one of four creative and community events which are taking place across the Eastern Valleys to encourage people to turn off the lights for Earth Hour to show their concern for the planet.
 
Head4Arts is spearheading activities on Saturday 30th March in Parc Bryn Bach Park in Tredegar, Blaenavon World Heritage Centre, Cyfarthfa Park and Castle in Merthyr Tydfil, and Parc Penallta in Ystrad Mynach.

Participants will be encouraged to pledge one thing they can change to slow down climate change. The pledges will be written on an origami crane and then strung together and become the central focus of a lantern parade at Parc Penallta.

“In Japan, the crane is a mystical creature and is believed to live for a thousand years,” said Head4Arts Manager Kate Strudwick. “Traditionally, it was believed that if one folded 1,000 origami cranes, one’s wish would come true. It has become a symbol of hope and healing during challenging times.”

With support from WWF, Head4Arts has set up lots of activities in Tredegar, Blaenavon, and Merthyr Tydfil during the day, leading up to the event in Ystrad Mynach:

  • In Parc Bryn Bach they will be making mini-gardens for bees to pollinate and floating them off across the lake. 
  • At the World Heritage Centre in Blaenavon there will be lots of eco-friendly food and storytelling.
  • In Cyfarthfa Park, children will be shown how to make healthy food to feed to the ducks and can follow a penguin trail.

At the end of the day, people will bring their lanterns to Parc Penallta for a big lantern parade with live music and willow sculptures. Everyone will then take their lanterns home to use from 8.30pm – 9.30pm – the time when lights are switched off across the globe.

To get involved visit www.head4arts.org.uk email info@head4arts.org.uk or phone 01495 357816.
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If your New Year’s Resolution was to get more active this year or to step outside of your normal routine and do something different, we have just the thing for you at Parc Bryn Bach!

We specialise in a wide range of exciting outdoor adventure activities, and now thanks to our brand new online booking feature on our website, you can find your next adventure and book online from the comfort of your own home or on the go!

Our selection of activities, courses and trips offer a wonderful range of experiences for people of all ages and ability levels, and with expert tuition and support provided by our highly experienced AALA qualified instructors, you’re guaranteed to have an unforgettable experience.

Our range of activities and expeditions include:

  • Navigation
  • Gorge Walking
  • Introduction to Climbing
  • Introduction to Caving
  • Introduction to Stand Up Paddle Boarding (SUP)
  • Stand Up Paddle Boarding (SUP) Safety and Foundation Courses
  • Stand Up Paddle Boarding Coastal Tours (Pembroke)
  • Wye Valley Canoe Adventure
With the versatility to tailor all our activities to suit the ages and abilities of the participants, we are able to provide a range of fun and challenging activity days that can be enjoyed with family, friends or even team mates and work colleagues. We also cater for Hen and Stag weekends.

In addition to fun days out, we also provide expert tuition in a number of disciplines such as climbing, canoeing, navigation and stand up paddle boarding, which can develop your skills and lead to you achieving an accredited qualification.

To view our full range of activities and make a booking visit our website at parcbrynbach.co.uk or call us on 01495 355920

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Let us re-ignite your commitment to your 2019 health and wellbeing goals with our fantastic new life membership offer, buy a single life membership on 1st March and pay nothing until April 2019!

A life membership gives you access to all three Sport Centres in Blaenau Gwent at Abertillery, Tredegar and Ebbw Vale and unlimited use during public hours of all our facilities:

3 Swimming Pools
Hydroslides
100+ Group Exercise Classes
Gym
Free Weights
Health Suite
Racquet Sports
Free Induction
Free Parking

If you’ve started the year with specific health and fitness goals in mind, we have a range of services that can help you to stay focused and achieve success:

  1. Track your progress with our FREE Activate Life member benefit and get an in-depth and personalised health and fitness check with follow up sessions to track your progress.

  1. Get expert help from one of our resident personal trainers – find out more here

  1. Choose from over 100 group exercise classes to keep your fitness routine fresh and energised.

Call us on 01495 355958 and use promo code FREEMARCH19. This fantastic offer is valid from 1st to 15th March, but to maximise this amazing offer be sure to call us and join on Friday 1st March to get a whole month FREE!  Terms and conditions apply.

For more information on our facilities and range of classes visit www.bglife.co.uk

 

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With effect from Monday 25th February 2019, a revised admissions policy for our Aneurin Leisure Swimming Pools will be implemented.

These changes are based on national recommendations and guidelines from CIMPSA (Chartered Institute for the Management of Sports and Physical Activity), which are being adopted throughout the UK and are already in place in many of our neighbouring local authorities across Wales.

Revised Admission Policy: -

  • Children under the age of 8 years will not be permitted entry to any of the pools unsupervised; they must be accompanied by a responsible person over the age of 16.
  • Children aged 3 and under must be accompanied by a responsible person over the age of 16 on a 1 to 1 basis (1 adult to 1 child).
  • Children aged 4 to 7 years must be accompanied by a responsible person over the age of 16 on a maximum 1 to 2 basis (1 adult to 2 children).

The ratios relate to casual public swimming sessions. They do not apply to school swimming lessons, centre-run swimming lessons or club sessions.

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Join the The Counterfeit Stones as they celebrate over a quarter century of master forgery with their Street Fighting Sham tour at The Met on Saturday 2nd March at 8pm.

Described by Sir Mick Jagger as “the most famous Stones band in England”, the Counterfeit Stones latest tour offers the audience a new riff packed show that’s set to leave their fans gasping. This skillfully mixed cocktail of classic hits, retro costumes and humour continues to intoxicate young and old alike – 100% proof that a good shot of copy-rock always hits the target.

The show is essentially a mockumentary of the Rolling Stones’ colourful history and as well as perfect renditions of their greatest hit songs, it includes a series of spoof film clips depicting real and imagined events featuring Nick Dagger, Keef Rickard, Bill Hymen, Charlie Mott and the Unholy Trinity of Bryon Jones/Mick Tailor-Made/ Ronnie B. Goode.

“They’re hilarious.” – Jerry Hall

“The music and satire are spot on… I know which band is more fun!” – Daily Express

“Better than the originals.” – The Guardian

“Your contribution was much remarked upon.” - Buckingham Palace

“If I close my eyes, it’s like hearing a fresh and young version of the real thing.” - Tom Cox, Observer

So come on all you Honky Tonks, join us at The Met on Saturday 2nd March and enjoy an evening of phoney rock ‘n’ roll that’s a real bargain! Tickets are priced at £20 in advance and £22.50 on the door. Call the Box Office on 01495 355945 or book online at www.the-met.co.uk

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