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Do you have the drive, vision and ambition to help shape the future for wellbeing across Blaenau Gwent and the Heads of the Valley region?


Aneurin Leisure is seeking to recruit four new Trustees to help lead the organisation in redesigning the business model during an exciting period of transitional change.

Our new Non-Executive Directors will bring breadth to our Board’s expertise.

For one of the roles we are looking for candidates with recent and significant financial leadership experience with a relevant professional qualification.

For the second, we are seeking candidates with Board level experience in either Strategic Human Resources or Organisational Development experience, again with a relevant qualification.

For the other two positions we are particularly keen to hear from candidates with Board level experience in either: Digital Transformation, Commercial Marketing, Facilities & Safety Management, or strong Service/Process Improvement expertise.

For all four positions we are seeking inspirational and resilient leaders who can bring robust challenge, support, innovation and energy to our ambitious team.  An understanding of corporate governance and an absolute commitment to our values and vision will be essential.

Aneurin Leisure exists to improve community life by delivering activities that promote sustainable health lifestyles. The Trust is responsible for the operation, management and development of indoor and outdoor sport and Leisure facilities, arts and culture, country parks, libraries and community learning centres across Blaenau Gwent.


Click on the following link to view the full Role Description & Person Specification

Click on the following link to view the full Duties & Responsibilities of Trustees


For an informal discussion or further information about these vacancies, please contact: Nichola Morden-Tew on 01495 355952.

To request an application form please contact Dione Morris on 01495 355606 or email dione.morris@aneurinleisure.org.uk 

The closing date for return of applications is Friday, 13th December 2019
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Ebbw Vale Library has been chosen to host a moving community display of ‘Cascading Poppies’ created by residents of The Rookery and Red Rose Care Homes in Ebbw Vale.

The community display forms part of a joint project between Four Seasons Health Care and Creative Mojo, a company that provides all-inclusive dementia friendly craft experiences for the elderly.

The project saw the care home residents and their families crafting and painting hundreds of individual poppies that were then put together in a stunning 6-metre-long display that spans the balcony at the library.

On Tuesday 5th November residents, family and staff from the care homes, made a special visit to the library to see their artwork on display and enjoy some refreshments.

Kerrie Davies, Home Manager at Red Rose Care Home, said of the project: “This has been a wonderful activity for our residents. Sitting round the table together painting is incredibly relaxing, as well as being great for dexterity and concentration, and has also prompted reminiscence and conversations about shared wartime memories. We’re all so proud to see the fruits of our effort on show in the local library, and would like to thank Sarah from Creative Mojo for leading the project and pulling it together into such a fantastic display.”

Sarah Craig from Creative Mojo added: "It was an absolute pleasure to work on this project with the residents and staff of The Rookery and Red Rose Care Homes. The residents were thrilled to see their beautiful poppies on public display. We are most grateful to the staff at Ebbw Vale library for making us feel so welcome and providing the opportunity for our artwork to be enjoyed by the whole community as we pay our respects on Remembrance Sunday."

Tracy Jones, Library Services Manager for Aneurin Leisure said; “We are very pleased that Ebbw Vale Library was chosen to host this fantastic piece of community art. The project has provided a great opportunity for the residents to get involved in local activities and to have their beautiful tribute showcased within the community.”

The exhibition will stay in Ebbw Vale Library until the end of November for anyone wishing to see this beautiful banner for themselves.

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If it’s non-stop laughter you’re after, then book your seats for Aladdin, this years’ fun-packed pantomime at The Met, Abertillery from 22nd November to 1st December!

Rainbow Valley Productions are returning to The Met this November with a brand new colourful adaptation of the much-loved classic fairy tale and pantomime Aladdin; starring one of Wales’ best loved entertainers, Owen Money; along with a fabulously talented cast.

Journey with us to the old walled city of Peking, China: a place full of mystery – the biggest one being “Why does everyone talk in a Welsh accent?”

Into the city arrives Abanazar, self-proclaimed ‘King Of Magicians and Magician Of Kings’ looking for someone gullible enough to help him retrieve his lost magic lamp from The Cave of One Thousand Terrors.

He is delighted to find that the two sons of eccentric, impoverished laundry owner Widow Twankey - the adventure-seeking romantic Aladdin and his none-too-bright brother Wishee Washee - can easily be talked-into helping him achieve his aims!

Between the jokes and japes, witty wordplay and silly slapstick, there’ll also be enough singing, dancing, romance, magic, mystery and excitement to entertain audiences of all ages!

Tickets are priced at 15.00 Full / £12.00 Concessions / £48.00 Family / £6.50 Groups and can be purchased from the Box Office on 01495 355945 or online at www.the-met.co.uk

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We’ve got lots of great thrills and chills for families and children of all ages at our Aneurin Leisure venues this October Half Term. Whether you’d like to get creative with some creepy craft activities, enjoy some storytelling, go to a Halloween party, discover some outdoor adventures or get sporty, we’ve got something for everyone at Aneurin Leisure!

Looking for a spooky read to enjoy with your family this Halloween? We have a fantastic range of free books and e-books for children of all ages at our six Blaenau Gwent Libraries! When you visit your local library be sure to join in with our free Halloween Treasure Hunt and Craft Activities. Blaina Library will also have a free Welsh Family Fun Session on 28th October from 2.30pm – 4pm, and Brynmawr Library will be supporting Scare on the Square on 31st October from 4pm with trick or treat and Halloween activities. Contact your local library for more information or visit our facebook page at www.facebook.com/BlaenauGwentLibraries/

Come along to The Met in Abertillery and make a spooktacular Halloween mobile with the Head4Arts team to get you ready for Halloween. Our Creepy Crafty Activities are suitable for children aged 4 - 9 years (please note children must be accompanied by an adult) Tickets are £4 and can be purchased from the Box Office on 01495 355945 or book online at www.the-met.co.uk

There’s a jam-packed programme of special Halloween themed fun at Bedwellty House & Park this October. Bring your little monsters along to our Fang-tastic Halloween Fun Day for children aged 2+ on Monday 28th October, and enjoy lots of tricks and treats – including, crafts, face paints, food related crafts, party games and of course lots of fun! Are you feeling good or bad this Halloween? No matter which side you choose you’ll have a spook-tacular time at our Hallowishes Ball on Tuesday 29th October with party games, singing, dancing, glitter tattoos, snacks, face painting and a chance to have a photograph with some of your favourite characters! On Thursday 31st October we’ll also have a spellbinding Witches vs Wizards story trail with Louby Lou that will see your children hunting down hidden clues, searching for magical objects and racing against time to determine whether team witches or wizards are the best team around! To book a place on any of these activities call 01495 353397 or for more information visit www.bedwelltyhouseandpark.co.uk

Discover adventure at Parc Bryn Bach this autumn with our exciting range of Adventure Activity Days for children aged 8 – 12 years. Choose from exciting activities such as canoeing and kayaking, bush craft and archery or bush craft and climbing. Activities cost just £15 per person and include all equipment and expert tuition from our instructor team. For more information or to make a booking call 01495 355920 or visit www.parcbrynbach.co.uk

Our hugely popular Playscheme sessions are back at all three of our Sports Centres at Abertillery, Ebbw Vale and Tredegar this October, offering children aged 8 – 12 years a fun mix of sports and activities including netball, football, basketball, racquet sports, inflatable fun, swimming and more. Each session costs £7 per child and includes lunch. Our Sports Centres will also be offering some Halloween hijinx with our Under 10’s Halloween Party on 31st October at Abertillery Sports Centre and Freaky Friday Family Night on 1st November at Tredegar Sports Centre.

Looking to improve your sporting skills over Half Term? Ebbw Vale Sports Centre will be hosting another Cardiff City FC Foundation Soccer School on 31st October and 1st November for boys and girls aged 4 - 14 years of any ability. Tredegar Sports Centre will also have a Football Fun Day on 28th October and Abertillery Sports Centre have a Racket Sports session on 29th October.

For more information on any of these 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 events can be found on our Aneurin Leisure website at https://aneurinleisure.org.uk/

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As the weather changes to chilly winds, and parents wonder what to do with the kids during half term – Head4Arts has the answer: dig out the wellies, wrap up warm and join Arty Parky.

As featured recently on BBC Wales’ Off the Beaten Track presented by Kate Humble, this free outdoor event takes place at four beautiful parks in Tredegar, Pontypool, Merthyr Tydfil and Caerphilly.

Back by popular demand for its sixth year, families forage natural materials: fallen leaves, sticks, conkers and seeds.  Alongside environmental artist Kate Raggett, everyone makes them into spectacular land drawings.  The more people join in, the bigger the results.

Participants can take part in Welsh or English – and drop in or stay the day.  Most of the park cafés have a special offer on hot drinks or cake as a well-deserved treat.

The events will run from 10:30am to 3pm on the following dates:

·         Saturday 26th October – Bedwellty Park, Tredegar, Blaenau Gwent

·         Sunday 27th October – Pontypool Park, Torfaen

·         Thursday 31st October – Cyfartha Park, Merthyr Tydfil

·         Friday 1st November – Morgan Jones Park, Caerphilly

Arty Parky events will still take place in light rain but may be postponed in the event of severe weather conditions.

More information - and weather updates - can be found on the Head4Arts website and social media pages


www.head4arts.org.uk / Facebook: Head4Arts / Twitter: @Head4Arts #ArtyParky

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