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Following the huge success of Owen Money’s Jukebox Heroes in 2016, Owen Money is back at The Met in Abertillery with another talent packed live show featuring the music of his popular weekend radio shows on BBC Wales; and of course his unique style of comedy and Welsh wit!

Joining Owen on stage is his fantastic band The Travelling Wrinklies, who will accompany the four featured icons of the 60’s and 70’s to bring the music and passion of their musical heroes to life!

The evening will start with the adorable Sami Broad as the unforgettable Karen Carpenter, David Rhys–Morris then plays tribute to the legend that is Neil Sedaka. The powerful and distinctive voice of Frankie Valli will be wonderfully portrayed by Alex John and with a little help, the sounds of the ‘Four Seasons’ are not forgotten. Finally, the sensational Li Harding will take to the stage as the one and only Dame Shirley Bassey, and will undoubtedly ‘get this party started!’

Owen Money’s Juke Box Heroes II Tour 2018 comes to the Met, Abertillery on Friday 25th and Saturday 26th May at 7.30pm. Tickets are £15 and available from the Box Office on 01495 355945 or online at www.aneurinleisure.ticketsolve.com/shows

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With the worst of the winter weather now behind us, we’re looking forward to a Spring season packed full of exciting adventure activities at Parc Bryn Bach.

Kicking things off on the first weekend of May is our Bronze National Navigation Award Course on 5th and 6th May. This practical course if great for anyone interested in hill walking and will use countryside paths, tracks and linear features to teach basic compass and map skills. This course also provides a perfect starting point for Duke of Edinburgh Award students, scouts, guides and cadets who would like to develop their skills.

This year Visit Wales is celebrating our outstanding Welsh coastlines and inviting people of all ages to discover epic new experiences around our shores and inland water ways. With this in mind we have a great selection of water based activities that not only offers adrenaline packed adventure, but can also develop your skills and lead to an accredited qualification.

Join our experienced PBB Adventure Team on Saturday 12th or Sunday 13th May for a day of thrilling Gorge Walking within the spectacular surroundings of the Sychryd and Mellte rivers in Glyn Neath. This fun filled activity will have you climbing, caving, jumping waterfalls, enjoying water slides and much more, all under the guidance of our experienced and dedicated instructors.

Looking to develop your Stand Up Paddle Boarding skills with the hopes of becoming a SUP instructor? On 19th and 20th May we have a WSA Adventure Guide SUP Instructor Training Course, which is the next progression for people who have already completed the WSA Foundation Course and the WSA SUP Safety and Rescue course. The WSA Adventure Guide is a leadership award that will equip you to coach, lead or guide in open water and hazardous environments.

If you have completed your British Canoeing 1 Star Award and would like to further develop your skills in the water, we will be offering a British Canoeing 2 Star Award Course on 26th and 27th May. This two day course will enable you to use fundamental skills on flat water to control movement of both canoes and kayaks, and teach an understanding of how the paddle, boat, and water interact. Please note that in order to eligible for this course candidates must be able to swim 25 metres wearing a buoyancy aid and must also have experience of British Canoeing 1 Star Skills in both kayak and open canoe.

For more information on any of these activities call us on 01495 355920 or email adventure@aneurinleisure.org.uk.

Information on all our courses, activities and events can also be found on our website at www.parcbrynbach.co.uk


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Here are the opening times for all our Aneurin Leisure venues over the Easter weekend:

 
  Good Friday

Saturday 31st March

Easter Sunday

Easter Monday

Abertillery Sports Centre

Closed

Open as normal

Gym: 8am – 4pm

Pool: 9am – 1pm

Closed

Ebbw Vale Sports Centre

Gym:

7.30am– 4pm

Pool: 10am – 3pm

Gym:

7.30am– 4pm

Pool: 10am – 3pm

Gym:

7.30am– 4pm

Pool: 10am – 3pm

Gym:

7.30am– 4pm

Pool: 10am – 3pm

Tredegar Sports Centre

Closed

Open as normal

Open as normal

Closed

Bedwellty House & Park

Open as normal

Open as normal

Open as normal

Open as normal

Learning Action Centres

Closed

Closed

Closed

Closed

Libraries

 

Closed

Closed

Closed

Closed

Parc Bryn Bach

 

Open as normal

Open as normal

Open as normal

Open as normal

The Met

 

Closed

Closed

Closed

Closed

 

For more information call:

Bedwellty House: 01495 353397

Abertillery Sports Centre: 01495 357779

Ebbw Vale Sports Centre: 01495 357777

Tredegar Sports Centre: 01495 353395

Parc Bryn Bach: 01495 355920

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Children of all ages are in for an egg-citing time with our fantastic range of Easter holiday activities at all of our Aneurin Leisure venues this April.

Ahoy there me hearties! Join us on a magical voyage of fun and adventure to the legendary Treasure Island at The Met on Tuesday 10th April at 1.30pm. Packed full of puppets, magic, comedy, song and illusions this is a perfect treat for all the family! Tickets are £7 each – call the Box Office on 01495 355945 or book online at https://aneurinleisure.ticketsolve.com/shows

Throughout the Easter holidays our six libraries across Blaenau Gwent will be offering a range of free Easter Egg Hunts and Craft Activities. Abertillery Library will also be hosting a free Lego Club on Wednesday 4th April from 2.30pm – 3.30pm, which is suitable for children aged 6+. For more information on these activities ask at your local library or visit our facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/BlaenauGwentLibraries/

At Bedwellty House & Park We have a fun filled fortnight of activities for children of all ages, including Easter themed experiences like Breakfast with the Easter Bunny and Tea with the Easter Bunny which are available until 2nd April. Louby Lou will also be returning with her hugely popular themed Story Trails for children aged 3+ on 11 & 12 April and we’ll also have a special Mini Movers & Little Learners Messy Play session on 4 & 11 April. If you’re looking for something a bit different this Easter why not come along to one of our exciting new workshops; Lush Workshop (4 April), Mad Science Interactive Workshop (5 April), Ceramics Workshop (11 April), Nerf Wars (12 April) and CSI Kids Workshop (13 April). For more information call 01495 353370 or visit www.bedwelltyhouseandpark.co.uk

Discover adventure at Parc Bryn Bach this Easter with our exciting range of Adventure Activities from 2nd – 13th April. Choose from a thrilling range of activities including canoeing, bush craft, climbing, archery, caving and gorge walking for an Easter break your children won’t soon forget. The activity days are suitable for ages 8 - 12 years and cost just £15 per person. For more information call 01495 355920 or visit www.parcbrynbach.co.uk

This Easter our hugely popular Playschemes will return at all three Sports Centres offering a mix of activities including netball, football, basketball, racquet sports, inflatable fun, swimming and much more for children aged 8 – 12 years. Activity days cost just £7 per child, which includes lunch. For younger children aged 5 years and under, Abertillery Sports Centre will also be hosting two fun filled Parent & Toddler Fun Days on Thursday 5th and Monday 9th April from 10am – 12pm.

If your little one’s would like to develop their football or rugby skills this Easter, we have a great variety of Rugby and Football Camps available, including the Cardiff City FC Foundation Soccer School at Ebbw Vale Sports Centre from 11th – 13th April. For more information on any of our Easter activities please visit www.bglife.co.uk or call Abertillery on 01495 357779, Ebbw Vale on 01495 357777 and Tredegar on 01495 353395.

A full list of all our activities can be found on our Events page at https://aneurinleisure.org.uk/events/month.calendar/2018/03/27/-

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Head4Arts is hosting four family friendly Earth Hour events across the South East Wales Valleys region this year.  The events will include a mix of craft activities, storytelling and live music by starlight and lantern light – each with a local flavour.

Earth Hour is a WWF global campaign during which millions of people turn of their lights to raise awareness of climate change.  Earth Hour 2018 will take place between 8.30-9.30pm on Saturday 24th March 2018.

As Wales is celebrating the year of the sea in 2018, Head4Arts is focussing this year’s activities on the effects of climate change on our ocean environments. Each of the events will take place in the early evening and are designed to encourage families to take a lantern away to mark Earth Hour in their homes.

During the events, that are free to attend, families will have the opportunity to take part in craft activities such as lantern making and rock painting.  Entertainment will be provided by storytellers, including Louby Lou’s Interactive Storytelling in Blaenavon World Heritage Centre and Mike Church in Dowlais Community Centre.  Local group Abertillery Youth Drama And Musical Society will be performing at The Met, Abertillery and a lantern parade featuring giant sea creatures will take place in Penallta Park.

A special motion graphic film using artwork created by school children from across the region will be launched at the events.  The film will be created during a series of outreach sessions where children will work alongside professional artist and environment specialists to learn about the effects of increased water temperatures on sea creatures.

These “Under the Sea” themed events will be taking place on Saturday 24th March at the following venues:

The Met, Abertillery
5pm – 7pm

Dowlais Community Centre
5pm – 7pm
(Please note the change of venue from the one advertised in our flyer, as Dowlais Library is temporarily closed owing to problems following the recent bout of severe weather)

Blaenavon World Heritage Centre
5.30pm – 8pm

Park Penallta
7pm – 8.30pm

For more information on these events, please visit the Head4Arts website and Facebook page (www.head4arts.org.uk).  
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