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We are looking for crafty people to come together to make a giant gift for Man Engine, the giant miner who will be visiting Tredegar this Spring.

The Tredegar leg of the Man Engine Cymru tour will celebrate the Tredegar Workingmen’s Medical Aid Society, the fore-runner and blueprint for the National Health Service. Local Miners, Iron workers and Quarrymen clubbed together to provide medical assistance for their families. When the local MP Aneurin Bevan became Minister of Health, he used the Tredegar Workingmen’s Medical Aid Society as the inspiration for National Health Service that celebrates its 70th birthday this year.

Bevan and the NHS gave the gift of health to the nation and we will be making a symbolic gift to present to Man Engine to celebrate this anniversary year and a legacy of our industrial heritage that often goes unnoticed.

Man Engine, the huge mechanical puppet, which resembles a giant miner, is set to visit seven of south Wales’s most important industrial heritage towns for a week of celebrations from April 8-12, 2018.

On April 9th, the Man Engine will visit Parc Bryn Bach in Tredegar — Parc Bryn Bach has a long and proud mining history and has now been transformed into a beautiful country park. Here the Man Engine will come face to face with Aneurin Bevan MP and the miners, colliers, quarrymen and ironworkers who clubbed together to form Tredegar Workingmens Medical Aid Society in a pageant of music, drama and culture.

Visitors will be encouraged to raise their voices in song and watch as we wake the Man Engine and watch as he transforms to his towering 11.2 metres and receives a gift of health from Nye himself.

We are looking for crafty people to come and help us make a large scale willow structure Medicine Bottle and Love Spoon. You can spend all day with us or just drop in for an hour or so at Bedwellty House in Tredegar on the 3rd & 10th March between 10:00 and 16:00.  The sessions are tailored for adults and older children who have a creative interest.

If you would like to join us at these drop in sessions please contact Bedwellty on 01495 353370 or 01495 353397 or at sarah.jacob@aneurinleisure.org.uk . Refreshments will be available from the Orchid House Tea Rooms or you can bring a packed lunch.

Cllr David Davies Executive Member for Regeneration & Economic Development said, "We want as many people as possible to be part of the Man Engine event in Blaenau Gwent and this is a great way for people who enjoy arts and crafts to get involved."

Tickets for the Man Engine visit to Parc Bryn Bach, Tredegar are available from www.themanengine.co.uk/cymru . Earlybird tickets are £3.00 for the Parc Bryn Bach event on 9th April 2018. Book today to avoid disappointment.
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Banish those back to school blues with our amazing range of fun and exciting activities for children of all ages this February Half Term at our Aneurin Leisure venues across Blaenau Gwent!

Throughout the Half Term week our six libraries across Blaenau Gwent will be offering a range of free art workshops and craft activities with a special Harry Potter theme for children of all ages.  Abertillery Library will also be hosting a new Lego Club on Wednesday 21st February from 2pm – 4pm, 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/

Come and join Mowgli and his friends Baloo the bear and Bagheera the panther on a madcap adventure in a brand new musical adaptation of The Jungle Book at The Met on Tuesday 20th February at 1.30pm and 4.30pm.  Funny, exciting and wildly entertaining, this larger than life musical promises to be the perfect treat for families of all ages.  Tickets are £6.50 each – call the Box Office on 01495 355945 or book online at https://aneurinleisure.ticketsolve.com/shows

Discover adventure at Parc Bryn Bach this half term with our exciting range of Adventure Activities from 19th – 23rd February.  Each day we have a thrilling choice of activities to choose from including canoeing, bush craft, climbing, archery, caving and gorge walking.  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

If you’re looking for something to keep your little one’s entertained this February, Bedwellty House & Park have a wonderful range of activities for children aged 3+ that will capture their imagination; from our Pancake Day Story & Trail with Louby Lou on 13th February, a special Monster Mash themed fun day on 20th February, The Gingerbread Man Story & Trail with Louby Lou on 21st February (at Parc Bryn Bach) and our Mini Movers parent and toddler session 21st February.  For older children aged 8+ there’s also the hugely popular Nerf Wars on 22nd February and Tasty Treats Chocolate Workshops on 23rd February.  For more information call 01495 353397 or visit www.bedwelltyhouseandpark.co.uk

If your children are excited for this year’s Six Nations, be sure to get them booked onto our Rugby Fun Days at Tredegar and Abertillery Sports Centres on 22nd February.  We’ll also have Football Camps at Abertillery and Tredegar Sports Centres on 20th February, and a Cardiff City Football Camp Ebbw Vale Sports Centre on 21st & 22nd February.  For younger children, Abertillery Sports Centre will also be hosting a fun filled Parent & Toddler Fun Day on 19th February. 

Our popular Playschemes will also run throughout the week at all three Sports Centres providing a mix of activities including netball, basketball, racquet sports and much more!  For more information visit www.bglife.co.uk or call Abertillery on 01495 357779, Ebbw Vale on 01495 357777 and Tredegar on 01495 353395.

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With the holiday season just a distant memory and the New Year well underway, people everywhere are focused on improving their health and well-being, with ‘lose weight’ and ‘get in shape’ topping the list of this year’s most popular New Year’s resolutions.


But if you’re one of the 88% of people who struggle to maintain their good intentions and eventually abandon their resolutions – we can help you make 2018 the year you achieve your goals!

At Aneurin Leisure we have a fantastic range of facilities and services that can help you to achieve all of your health and well-being goals for 2018; whether that’s to lose weight, get more active, improve your general health or even step up your current fitness regime.

Our three Sports Centres each have a dedicated team of qualified and enthusiastic fitness professionals and with locations at Abertillery, Ebbw Vale and Tredegar, residents of Blaenau Gwent are never more than 5 miles away from getting the help and support they need to start a more healthy and active lifestyle.

With our life membership scheme starting from as little as 58p per day, customers can access over 100 Group Exercise Classes (including world class Les Mills), state of the art gyms, free weights, swimming pools, racquet sports and a health suite.

As a life member you can also access our brand new Activate Life programme which makes it even easier to track your progress and receive ongoing support from our team of fitness professionals.  Through our Taneta System we can provide an in-depth and truly personalized health and fitness consultation which records detailed statistics such as BMI, body fat, blood pressure, muscle mass, metabolic age, water weight, physique rating, bone mass plus much more.  We can then track your progress every four weeks and provide you with ongoing support on advice to help you achieve your goals.

Anthony Hughes, Managing Director of Aneurin Leisure said of the initiative; “At Aneurin Leisure we feel passionately about helping people to lead healthy and active lifestyles, and we want to provide as much support as we can to anyone who’s interested in taking the first steps to improve their health and well-being.” 

To start your new life journey with us simply call our Customer Advisor team on 01495 368015 or email info@aneurinleisure.org.uk

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If you’re looking for some tips and advice on healthy living for 2018 then pop along to your local library!

In partnership with our Inspire GP Referral team, all our Libraries throughout Blaenau Gwent are offering FREE health checks for visitors next week at a number of free drop in sessions:

  • Brynmawr Library: Monday 15th January from 10.30am – 11.30am
  • Abertillery Library: Wednesday 17th January from 11am – 12pm
  • Ebbw Vale Library: Friday 19th January from 9.30am – 10.30am
  • Cwm Library: Friday 19th January from 10am – 11am
  • Tredegar Library: Friday 19th January from 2pm – 4pm
  • Blaina Library: Friday 19th January from 2pm – 4pm
During these free sessions visitors can receive an in-depth and truly personalized health and fitness consultation, which accurately measures body composition, blood pressure, height, weight and BMI. 

Our GP Referral team can then use this information to provide helpful advice and tips on how they can improve their health and well-being and even identify and set wellness goals.

In addition to these free health check sessions, both Ebbw Vale and Tredegar Libraries will also be hosting mood boosting free complimentary health taster sessions on Monday 15th January, a day that has been dubbed ‘Blue Monday’ for being the most depressing day of the year.

  • Tredegar Library: Monday 15th January from 9.30am – 12.30pm (Call 01495 357869 for more info)
  • Ebbw Vale Library: Monday 15th January from 2pm – 5pm (Call 01495 355055 for more info)
Visitors to the library on these days can access free taster sessions with a qualified complementary therapist ranging from a desk back massage, Indian head massage, facial reflexology and foot reflexology.  Sessions are free but it is advisable to book in advance as places are limited.

For more information on any of these sessions contact your local library:

Abertillery 01495 355646 • Blaina 01495 290312 • Brynmawr 01495 357743 • Cwm 01495 370454 •
Ebbw Vale 01495 355055 • Tredegar 01495 357869
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Sport Awards Poster

Next month we'll be hosting the first annual Aneurin Leisure Sports Awards of the Year at Bedwellty House & Park in Tredegar to recognise the fantastic work individuals and sports clubs do to promote and deliver sport to the people of Blaenau Gwent.

Do you know an individual or sports club that could be nominated for one of the following categories?

Outstanding Achievement Award

This for an individual who has demonstrated great enthusiasm, dedication and commitment to making a significant impact on the provision of sport within their community.

Club of the Year

This award recognises the work that clubs within the community are doing to provide opportunities and provision of sport for everyone.

To download a nomination form click here.

All nominations should be for achievements between 1st January – 31st December 2017.

For more information contact Neil Vincent on 01495 354716 or email neil.vincent@aneurinleisure.org.uk

The Closing date for nominations is Monday 29th January 2018.
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