The Congress Youth Theatre is putting on Urinetown. It’s the first time the musical has been produced in Wales.
A popular care home manager who volunteers with St John’s Ambulance on his days off has won a national award in recognition of his commitment.
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.
Cwmbran Stadium is the home of Torfaen Pickleball Club. The racquet sport has been played in America since the 1960s but this is the only club in Wales.
A support group for parents of children with diabetes is looking for new members. Gwent Dia-Beat-Ing-It meet on the third Wednesday of every month at Malpas Community Centre (NP20 6WG) from 7pm to 8.30pm. Cwmbran mum Kate Edwards helped set up the group with two friends Vicki Allcock and Vicki Daunter and the help of Diabetes UK. Her two youngest children have type one diabetes. They offer support in a friendly and informal setting where parents can ask each other questions and queries about the condition. Children and Young People’s Wales Diabetes Network (and Brecon Group) The Parkway Hotel was the venue in October for the Aneurin Beavan University Health…
A car has been driven around Penlyan Fields in Coed Eva, the home of Cwmbran Town AFC youth section.
The new play area Cwmbran Park funded by a £103,000 grant from the Big Lottery Fund opened last Saturday. Volunteers arrived at the field at 8.15am and it was a tough decision whether or not to postpone the day due to the wet weather. But the show went on and it was the right decision. Apart from a five-minute downpour at 1.30pm the weather was bearable and didn’t deter around 600 to 700 people enjoying the day. There was excellent feedback from visitors and stall holders. Here are some videos and photos from the day. I’ve been told the park has been busy every day since the opening with children…
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.