The Mikado by the Welsh Musical Theatre Orchestra had a strange effect on me. I walked out of the Congress Theatre with a smile on my face and headed to the John Fielding pub for a pint and a quiet hour to sort out my notes for this review.
A first-time author whose novel has just been published held her book launch at Llanyrafon Manor in Cwmbran. Mary Jones has written Three Times Removed. The genealogy mystery novel is set in and around Cwmbran, particularly the Oakfield area. I went along and interviewed her for this video. She chats about the plot and how it was her research into her family history that uncovered old photos and stories that led to her writing Three Times Removed. Buy the book You can buy the book on Amazon or through her publisher Onion Custard. It’s always available through your local WHSmith and Waterstones shops. Social Media Like Maze Investigation on Facebook Folllow Mary Jones…
A popular Cwmbran care home manager who volunteers with St John’s Ambulance on his days off is in the final of the Wales Care Awards
Tia Leigh has taken her first steps since having her right leg amputated above the knee in July. The Cwmbran teenager has been going to Rockwood hospital in Cardiff for physiotherapy.
Under Milk Wood will be performed outside Llanyrafon Manor next week on Friday 11 September. In a special open air production Dylan Thomas’ words will be brought to life on the lawn outside the manor by actors from Theatr Silures.
Make sure you watch ITV’s The Chase this Thursday 3 September at 5pm to watch Cwmbran man Martin Phillips pit his wits agains TV’s most ruthless quiz genius.
Teachers at Cwmbran High School were in class yesterday to finish off preparations ready for the new school to open its doors for the first time on Monday.
This is Cwmbran’s first parking meter. It has been installed in the car park of The Greenhouse pub to deter non-customers. SA Brain & Co Ltd told Cwmbran Life that no pub customers will lose out as they will get a refund off their food or drinks bill.
A Cwmbran couple have thanked the Red Cross for supporting them at home after hospital treatment. It is part of a new service by the British Red Cross in Torfaen to help people live independently at home and cut the number of hospital admissions.
Cwmbran Shopping’s Summer Carnival is taking place every day throughout August and is packed full of activities that the whole family can enjoy, including circus workshops and activity days.
Hollie Ellis, aged 12, was hanging out with her mates on Tuesday evening at the park in Hollybush near the White Hut when she got in a bit of a pickle.