Gripping Mountain Tales from Reel Rock in Ebbw Vale

South Wales Argus: The film Spice Girl will feature in the Reel Rock Film Tour

10:47am Friday 20th September 2013

The Reel Rock Film Tour is one of the world’s fastest growing short film festivals and is ready to once again thrill audiences across the UK this October with more than 25 screenings.

Singing together in Abertillery with Metropole Scratch Choir

10:45am Friday 20th September 2013

Don't miss out on a chance to spend the day with a group of like-minded people who enjoy singing together.

Ray Mears to give tips in surviving in the wild

South Wales Argus: Ray Mears

10:00am Friday 20th September 2013

THIS autumn Ray Mears brings his brand-new theatre show, An Evening with Ray Mears - The Outdoor Life! to Wales Millennium Centre next month.

Storytime and crafts events at Gwent libraries across half-term

5:16pm Friday 24th May 2013

CHILDREN in Newport are invited to their local library during the May half-term to find out what toys get up to when they are not around.

Writing skills are discovered

South Wales Argus: Children at book presentations across Gwent this week: picture courtesy of Sarah Hopkins

5:12pm Friday 24th May 2013

A NEW book featuring stories created by children and their families in Newport will be kept with other treasures in one of the city’s libraries.

Art auction proceeds will go to hospice

South Wales Argus: Breathe Some Cleaner air by Sarah Wright

2:01pm Friday 10th May 2013

THIS Sunday, an art auction will be held at Barnabas Arts House, Newport, with all money raised going to St. Anne’s Hospice.

Storm the castle battlements this Bank Holiday

South Wales Argus: Raglan Castle, picture provided by Cadw

9:36am Friday 3rd May 2013

SOPHIE BROWNSON takes a look at Castle events over the forthcoming Bank Holiday weekends

Victoria Wood to host Slapstick Festival

South Wales Argus: Victoria Wood will host this years Slapstick Festival

1:54pm Friday 4th January 2013

THE team who run Bristol’s annual Slapstick Festival are smiling, after Victoria Wood agreed to take over as host of the event’s biggest attraction and fund-raiser, the Slapstick Gala, at Colston Hall on Friday January 25.

Cosmic Yoga classes across Newport

1:51pm Friday 4th January 2013

FOR those who want to make a fresh start in 2013, Cosmic Yoga is providing a variety of classes across the Newport area.

Christmas TV Preview: Doctor Who - The Snowmen

South Wales Argus: Matt Smith and Jenna Louise Coleman in Doctor Who: The Snowmen

12:16pm Friday 21st December 2012

Andy Howells takes a sneak peek into the future at the Christmas day episode of Doctor Who.

Audiobook Review: Doctor Who: Invasion Earth / Dalek Attack!

12:04pm Friday 21st December 2012

Review of the latest Doctor Who audio collections Dalek Attack and Invasion Earth.

In The Spotlight: Laura Parfitt

South Wales Argus: Laura Parfitt

4:25pm Friday 7th December 2012

THESE are exciting times for young Risca soprano Laura Parfitt. I met up with her on a ‘day off’ between auditioning in London for Glyndebourne Opera (returning home at 2am) and flying off to Germany at 7am the following morning on her next great adventure.

Caerphilly Castle gets ready for medieval mayhem

South Wales Argus: Everything from street entertainment to school art will feature in the festivities.

4:23pm Friday 7th December 2012

CAERPHILLY Medieval Christmas Fayre this Saturday and Sunday is set to be a feast of festive frolics and medieval madness, as street entertainment brings the town of Caerphilly to life.

Christmas Stars: Meet Joe Pasquale

South Wales Argus: Joe Pasquale will star in Sleeping Beauty at The New Theatre, Cardiff

4:46pm Friday 30th November 2012

COMEDIAN Joe Pasquale heads the cast of this year’s Cardiff New Theatre pantomime Sleeping Beauty. Joe shares some of his thoughts on the world of panto, his dog and I’m a Celebrity...

Storyteller Cat Weatherill kicks off the entertainment at Usk Festival and Christmas Market

South Wales Argus: Cat Weatherill

4:39pm Friday 30th November 2012

THIS weekend Usk Festival and Christmas Market takes place with the Centerpiece of the Winter Festival, the Christmas Market open both days between 10am and 7pm, focussing on quality food, drink, crafts and gifts.

172 years of Protest Christmas Cards on show in Newport exhibition

South Wales Argus: ALTERNATIVE CHRISTMAS MESSAGE:An example from Llew and Pam Smith’s collection

2:33pm Monday 26th November 2012

AN EXHIBITION, Glad Tidings of Struggle and Strife: A history of protest Christmas cards is currently on show at Newport Art Gallery.

Grimm tales come to life at Blackwood Miners Institute for half term

South Wales Argus: Theatre Iolo present some stories by the Brothers Grimm

4:08pm Friday 26th October 2012

EVERYONE knows that the Brother Grimm’s fairy tales are the best fairy tales, and following the success of their previous productions of Grimm Tales, Theatr Iolo has created a brand new performance to celebrate its 25th birthday, which will be showing at Blackwood Miners’ Institute next week.

Half term fun at Newport Riverfront

South Wales Argus: The sea show is one of many events aimed at children during the half term

4:05pm Friday 26th October 2012

HALF-term is nearly upon us and there’s an action-packed week of hands-on workshops, musical theatre and kids shows lined up at The Riverfront to keep little ones and teenagers entertained and the grown-ups happy.

Artist Jamie Routley profiled in Newport exhibition

9:54am Friday 28th September 2012

NEWPORT-born artist Jamie Routley is one of the artists currently profiled in the Wonderful Wales exhibition on show at Barnabas Arts House.

Classical music stars on the way to Cardiff

South Wales Argus: Joshua Bell will feature as part of the International Concert Series

9:49am Friday 28th September 2012

CARDIFF’S St David’s Hall’s 2012/13 International Concert Series starts in October featuring concerts by top conductors, soloists and orchestras, ranging through Renaissance music and romantic masterworks to music from iconic minimalist composer Steve Reich.

Cardiff Music Festival to offer a variety of genres

South Wales Argus: Connie Fisher will perform at Cardiff Music Festival

9:53am Friday 14th September 2012

AFTER its inaugural season in 2011, the Cardiff Music Festival is back this October with an impressive line-up of world-class performers in a variety of genres.

Usk Show all set for the weekend

South Wales Argus: Many of Usk shows popular events will still go ahead despite following a wet summer

4:18pm Friday 7th September 2012

DESPITE the country suffering the wettest summer in 100 years, Usk Show is still going ahead on Saturday. Members of the committee and other volunteers are working tirelessly to help dry the ground, including pumping off standing water and using a Water Hog Blotter, like the ones used at cricket grounds.

Forecast looking good for Caerphilly Proms In the Park

South Wales Argus: Wynne Evans will perform at Proms In The Park

4:15pm Friday 7th September 2012

BBC Proms in the Park comes to Owain Glyndwr Playing Fields tomorrow and the skies are set to be sunny.

Weekend family fun at Rogerstone canal centre

4:13pm Friday 7th September 2012

THE Fourteen Locks Heritage weekend begins tomorrow at the canal centre, Rogerstone, with a range of activities aimed at the whole family.

Art of listed building to exhibit at Newport Riverfont

South Wales Argus: Glass Dome by Jo Haycock

2:47pm Friday 31st August 2012

NEWPORT Riverfront’s gallery area will play host to a free exhibition during September capturing chaotic echoes of a prominent building of Newport’s history taken almost a decade ago.

Classic car day at Tredegar House

South Wales Argus: Over 1,500 exhibits will be on display at the vintage rally.

2:42pm Friday 31st August 2012

THE 32nd Annual Vintage Rally for Leukaemia and Lymphoma Research takes place at Tredegar House Park on Sunday, September 16.

In The Spotlight: Tredegar Town Band

2:26pm Friday 31st August 2012

BRASS bands are something that, for many people, conjure up stereotypes. Whether it be the marching band at the head of a parade, playing on the bandstand in the park on a balmy Sunday afternoon, or as a musical link back to our industrial heritage – an anachronism in the 21st century – a symbol of amateur music-making.

Music star Wynne Evans joins Caerphilly Proms In The Park line-up

South Wales Argus: Wynne Evans will perform at Proms In The Park

11:12am Friday 24th August 2012

CAERPHILLY is all set to host BBC Proms in the Park next month.

Welsh Warrior Festival all set for Bank Holiday Weekend

11:08am Friday 24th August 2012

THOUSANDS of visitors are expected to attend a two-day festival, held in memory of an Abergavenny soldier, over the Bank Holiday weekend.

Town and country united for Monmouthshire Show

11:04am Friday 24th August 2012

THE MONMOUTHSHIRE Show, which takes place next Thursday (August 30), annually attracts around 20,000 visitors from town and country and is one of Wales’ largest one-day country shows.

Monmouth Festival ends with something for everyone

South Wales Argus: Martin Turner's Wishbone Ash will play Monmouth Music Festival

11:02am Friday 24th August 2012

MONMOUTH Festival ends this weekend with acts that include contemporary folk ‘bad boys’, prog rock legends Wishbone Ash, local stalwarts The Ronaldos, a male voice choir and a Latin nine-piece.

Peppa Pig's day at Chepstow Racecourse

10:59am Friday 24th August 2012

VISITORS to Chepstow Racecourse on Bank Holiday Monday can expect a little more than horses as the stars of the day as the racecourse will also play host to a famous pig.

Operatic line-up for Dore Abbey

South Wales Argus: Carleen Ebbs headlines Dore Abbey in September

10:58am Friday 24th August 2012

SOPRANO Carleen Ebbs, runner up in the 2011 Handel Singing Competition will join three other young opera singers for an opera gala, Venus and Mars, in Dore Abbey on Friday, September 7, at 7.30pm.

Fun for all at Monmouth Music Festival

South Wales Argus: Martin Turner's Wishbone Ash will play Monmouth Music Festival

9:32am Friday 17th August 2012

MONMOUTH’S free nine day music festival starts today and continues until Saturday, August 25.

A weekend of Roman activity in Caerleon

9:29am Friday 17th August 2012

EXCITING Roman re-enactments awaits visitors to Caerleon this weekend when Empire: A Roman Spectacular takes places in Caerleon Amphitheatre and the National Roman Legion Museum between 11am and 5pm on tomorrow and Sunday.

Enjoy a great day out at Bedwellty show

South Wales Argus: There will be fun for all at Bedwellty show

9:25am Friday 17th August 2012

BEDWELLTY Show takes place tomorrow at the show field, Cefn Forest, Blackwood, from 9am until 5pm.

Pooling talents for Newport Aquatic Festival

9:23am Friday 17th August 2012

THE ANNUAL Newport Community Aquatic Festival event will be held on Friday August 31, from 9.45am to 3pm, at the Newport International Sports Village and will be the culmination of the Free Swim activities that have taken place in pools in council-run leisure centres across Newport.

Countdown to Cwmbran's big event

3:28pm Thursday 16th August 2012

THE countdown has started for this year’s Cwmbran Big Event – TakeTwo.

Retrospective photo exhibition on show in Penarth

2:52pm Thursday 16th August 2012

A MAJOR retrospective exhibition by pioneering photographer, documentarian and digital story-teller Daniel Meadows is currently on show at Ffotogallery in Penarth.

Cardiff art on show to suit every pocket

2:45pm Thursday 16th August 2012

THIS year’s Summer Show at the Martin Tinney Gallery, Cardiff, features excellent examples of work by Wales’ leading 20th-century artists including Gwen John, Augustus John, Ceri Richards, Sir Kyffin Williams, Josef Herman, Peter Prendergast, John Elwyn, George Chapman and others.

Caerphilly Proms night will be rousing affair

2:43pm Thursday 16th August 2012

BBC One Show presenter Alex Jones and Only Men Aloud musical director Tim Rhys-Evans will co-present a magical evening of music at this year’s BBC Proms in the Park, in Caerphilly’sOwain Glyndwˆr Playing Fields, on Saturday, September 8, at 7.45pm.

Books are fun in Newport Library summer reading challenge

11:01am Friday 27th July 2012

SUMMER holidays are here and children can beat the boredom blues by visiting their local library and taking up a reading challenge or attending an exciting event.

Winding House summer programme is fun for all

11:00am Friday 27th July 2012

THERE are plenty of free events to keep young and old occupied this summer at the Winding House in New Tredegar.

Caerleon prepare for Roman Spectacular

9:00am Tuesday 17th July 2012

A weekend of Roman re-enactment awaits visitors to Caerleon this August when Empire: A Roman Spectacular takes places in Caerleon Amphitheatre and the National Roman Legion Museum on Saturday, August 18, Sunday, August 19, between 11am and 5pm.

Tobias set to join in Big Splash fun

2:36pm Friday 13th July 2012

TALENTED singer-songwriter Tobias Robertson will be playing the main stage of the Big Splash tomorrow afternoon.

Big Splash 2012 launches at Newport Riverfront

South Wales Argus: The Big Splash festival takes place in Newport in July

2:33pm Friday 13th July 2012

Today sees the beginning of Big Splash 2012 with much to do and see around the seven fun zones in the centre of Newport over the weekend.

Arts scene overview: Making a drama out of competition

South Wales Argus: Blackwood Little Theatre's Biscuits can be seen this weekend

9:25am Friday 13th July 2012

The Guide’s Geraint Davies takes a weekly look at the arts scene. This week he caught up with a winning local theatre group.

Caerphilly Castle is inspiration for Awen Festival

South Wales Argus: Awen Festival is set to inspire all visitors to Caerphilly Castle.

4:24pm Thursday 5th July 2012

Awen at Caerphilly Castle is part of Cauldrons & Furnaces, which is a series of eight events taking place at Cadw sites across Wales as part of the Welsh Government’s Cultural Olympiad celebrations.

New venue for St Mellons show

South Wales Argus: There will be lots of events at St Mellons show

11:48am Friday 22nd June 2012

IT’S been two years since St Mellons & District Farmers Association held a show at Tredegar House in Newport and this year, the organisers are trying something totally new.

Join in the fun with Newport's Big Splash Festival 2012

South Wales Argus: The Big Splash festival takes place in Newport in July

11:41am Friday 22nd June 2012

ORGANISERS of the Big Splash 2012 are inviting local people to join in the fun and become part of the launch of this year’s festival.

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