Are you up for the challenge of taking part in the Pontypool Relay for Life- taking turns to walk around a track at Pontypool Park? It’s a fundraising challenge for Cancer Research UK.
Heidi Perchard and Lisa Williams have been best mates for around 25 years. Today they turned a dream they’ve had for many years into a reality when they officially opened their new business. The pair run Glow Tanning and Aesthetics in Oakfield Shops. A crowd of around 50 people watched as the Mayor of Torfaen Jessica Powell cut the ribbon.
A thriving gymnastics academy which operates across South Wales has been handed a cash boost by a housebuilder to help pay for new equipment.
A group of year five and six from Ysgol Gymraeg Cwmbran have been working hard over the past few weeks with the support of the Night Out Young Promoters scheme, Arts Council of Wales and Gwent Police and Crime Commissioner’s Partnership Fund and Torfaen Council to organise a show in their school today- Thursday 23 November.
They have been learning everything about promoting and organising an event, including how to sell tickets, invitations, front of house signs and posters, publicity work, and a special trip to see backstage at the Riverfront Theatre, Newport.
The performance of Where’s My Igloo Gone? is a show for all the family about a girl called Oolik, who goes on an amazing adventure to save her home from melting. On the way she meets some friends who are excited to help her.
Sam Frankie Fox, actress from the show and former pupil of Ysgol Gymraeg Cwmbran, said: “What a delight to be visiting my old school to perform ‘Where’s My Igloo Gone’. Ysgol Gymraeg Cwmbrân is known for the giant cast iron ‘Three Bears’ mascots that stand in the front playground. In our theatre production we’ll be adding a few more animals into the mix, with our central character Oolik meeting a walrus and a reindeer on her quest to discover why her home is melting. It’s an icy show that warms the heart!”
What day and time is the show? How much are tickets?
Where’s My Igloo Gone? by The Bone Ensemble is today (Thursday 23 November) at 5.30pm. Tickets price: £5 adult £3.50 child and £13 for a family of four. Only a limited number of tickets are available. Contact the school on 01633 483383.
The 94-year-old man who retired in September from Cwmbran Sainsbury’s after working there since 1981 has passed away.
Reg Buttress was loved by customers who enjoyed seeing him during their shopping trips. He loved wearing fancy dress on special days or charity events and this always made customers smile.
Do you know what help and support is available at Cwmbran’s Jobcentre Plus? Watch Clare Djordjevitch from the centre talks about how they help people get back into work.
A 27-year-old woman who had a leg amputation last year after suffering from tumours for 16 years is fundraising for a lifesaving operation in America. Roxi Cox, who is from Pontnewydd but now lives in Newport, was diagnosed with peripheral arteriovenous malformation when she was a child.