A roundup of Gwent fireworks displays on Bonfire Night

A roundup of Gwent fireworks displays on Bonfire Night

A roundup of Gwent fireworks displays on Bonfire Night

First published in News South Wales Argus: Photograph of the Author by

THOUSANDS of people across Gwent will be attending fireworks displays tonight. Emma Mackintosh rounds up the main events.

Monday, November 5

ABERGAVENNY Round Table's firework extravaganza takes place at Belgrave Park on Monday, November 5.

Gates open at 6pm and the professional fireworks display will be synchronised to music.

Refreshments will be available. Please note there is no parking in Belgrave Park and no sparklers are allowed.

Admission for adults is £5, children and concessions £3. Visit www.abergavennyroundtable.co.uk for information on this non profit, charitable event.

TREDEGAR Round Table fireworks display will take place at the Recreation ground near Tredegar Comprehensive School on Stable Lane, on Monday, November 5, with gates opening at 6pm.

A full professional 30 minute display will be delivered. There will also be fairground rides.

CHEPSTOW Round Table will hold their annual fireworks display on the school sports field and leisure centre on Monday, November 5.

Gates open at 6pm with the display starting at 7pm.

Tickets cost £5 for adults, £3 for children or a family ticket can be purchased for £15. Fairground rides will also be available.

MONMOUTH Rotary Club hold their firework and bonfire night at the Rowing Club on Monday, November 5.

Gates open at 6pm, with the bonfire lit by the mayor Gerry Bright at 6.30pm. The firework display will start shortly after.

Tickets cost £6 for adults, £3 for children or a family ticket for two adults and two children can be purchased for £15.

Burgers and other attractions will also be available.

LLANARTH village hall is hosting a fireworks display and traditional bonfire on Monday, November 5, from 7pm. A bar and hot snacks will be available.

PONTYPOOL Round Table will hold their annual fireworks display in Pontypool Park on Monday, November 5.

Gates open at 6pm, entertainment begins at 6.30pm while fireworks start at 7pm.

The fireworks will be synchronised to music and there will be free glow sticks for children.

A 10 minute display for young children will be followed by a break and then the main display, with food and refreshments available. The organisers recommend arriving early.

This is Pontypool Round Table’s largest fundraising event and all money raised will go to local causes.

Admission on the gate is £5 for adults, £3 for children or £15 for a family ticket.

CWMCARN bonfire night walk takes place on Monday, November 5, from 6pm at Cwmcarn Forest Drive and Visitor Centre.

This popular walk to Twmbarlwm features 360-degree panoramic fireworks display. Wrap up warm, wear sturdy boots and bring a flask to warm you up.

On return to the centre, there will be hot dogs or soup to end the evening.

Booking is essential and torches are required. Call Cwmcarn Visitor Centre on 01495 272001 for details.

BLACKWOOD Rugby Club's annual fireworks and laser display will take place on Monday, November 5, from 6pm.

There will be plenty of refreshments with concessions for family groups.

Call Blackwood Rugby Club on 01495 223206 for details.

BETTWS will host 'Streams of Light', a fireworks extravaganza at Newport High School, Bettws Lane, on Monday, November 5. Gates open at 6.30pm for a 7pm start.

ROGERSTONE will celebrate Guy Fawkes' Night on Monday, November 5, with a firework display at Tredegar Park Golf Club, Parc-y-Brain Road.

Gates open at 5.30pm for approximately a 7pm start.

Sunday, November 4

TORFAEN BLAENAVON Blues AFC will put on a fireworks display and party for members and friends at the Memorial Ground on Sunday, November 4.

There will be live music from local group 'Undercover'.

Gates open at 5.30pm for a 6:30pm start. Please note no cars will be allowed in the Memorial ground and those attending should use the car park close to the Riflemans Arms, to the north of the ground, or at the Ironworks to the south.

However, disabled parking is available, please ask at the gate.

A family ticket costs £6 and £1 for each extra child. Under 12's must be accompanied by an adult.

CALDICOT Castle is the scene of a firework spectacular on Sunday, November 4, sponsored by Caldicot Chamber of Trade. Gates open at 5pm.

Admission is £5 for adults, £3 for children aged five to 15 (who must be accompanied by an adult). The under-fives go free. There will be free parking.

EBBW VALE fire station's annual firework display takes place on Sunday, November 4, at Eugene Cross Park.

Gates open at 5.30pm; tickets are £3 (in advance), £3.50 on the gate, or £10 for a family of four (two adults and two children).

This year families can look forward to stilt walker and entertainer Carl John, face-painting, body art and glitter tattoos from Amanda of Masquerade, and up-and-coming band Tone Damage, who played at Merthyr Rocks earlier this year.

Tickets are available from Ebbw Vale fire station and police station; Keith and Phil Furnishers, Bethcar Street; E&S Stores, Badminton Grove; Carini's Shop, Beaufort Rise; and The Beauty Room, Libanus Road.

Call 07969 240274 for more information.

BASSALEG firework display takes place at Whitehead Sports and Social Club, Park View, on Sunday, November 4. Gates open at 6pm for a 7pm start.

Saturday, November 3

USK town council's annual fireworks take place on Saturday, November 3, at Usk Athletic Club.

The display is being put together by Pendragon Fireworks and the event will feature the biggest bonfire in Usk.

Gates open at 5.30pm fo a 6.30pm start. Admission for adults is £5, children under 16 are £2 while a family ticket is £12 and children under four go free.

BEDWELLTY House and Park, Tredegar, will host the Festival of Fire and Light on Saturday, November 3 from 6-8pm.

This is one not to miss, with trees, bushes and the bandstand immersed in enchanted fairy lights.

There will be a large bonfire, and three 20 minute performances by Brighton-based Fire Performers Flaming Fun. Sky lanterns, floating candles and glow-in-the-dark face painting are just some of the activities on offer.

Admission is £4 for adults, £2 for children and concessions. Call Bedwellty House on 01495 353370 for more details.

CAERPHILLY town council's annual fireworks display will take place at Caerphilly Castle on Saturday, November 3, from 7pm. Entry is free.

MARSHFIELD firework display will take place on Saturday, November 3, at Marshfield Village Hall on Wellfield Road. Gates open at 5.15pm for a 6pm start.

CAERLEON AFC and Junior Youth firework display will take place on Saturday, November 3, on Cold Bath Road, Caerleon. Gates open at 6pm.

The Rugby Club firework display takes place the following day (Sunday, November 4) on the Broadway, Caerleon, with gates opening at 6pm for a 7pm start.

THE SIX BELLS will have its firework display on Saturday, November 3, on Broadstreet Common, Peterstone with gates opening from 7pm for an 8pm start.

The firework display at CELTIC MANOR on Saturday, November 3, is sold out and tickets cannot be bought on the gate.

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1:10pm Tue 6 Nov 12

Gareth says...

i don't think tred pk golf club were expecting the level of interest. we were stuck in gridlock just inside their driveway for nigh on an hour before managing to turn around and head home. Shame, but what can ya do!
i don't think tred pk golf club were expecting the level of interest. we were stuck in gridlock just inside their driveway for nigh on an hour before managing to turn around and head home. Shame, but what can ya do! Gareth
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3:09pm Tue 6 Nov 12

schlep says...

Why oh why are fireworks still sold to the public. Lets have organised supervised displays only. its become an absolute nightmare for people with the indiscriminate irresponsible adhoc letting off of the most noisy fireworks in back gardens, public parks etc etc etc.
Why oh why are fireworks still sold to the public. Lets have organised supervised displays only. its become an absolute nightmare for people with the indiscriminate irresponsible adhoc letting off of the most noisy fireworks in back gardens, public parks etc etc etc. schlep
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11:13am Thu 22 Nov 12

Gwenter says...

Gwent does not exist. It was a failed local government experiment. Born 1974 to universal hatred. Died 1996 - SIXTEEN YEARS AGO!
Gwent does not exist. It was a failed local government experiment. Born 1974 to universal hatred. Died 1996 - SIXTEEN YEARS AGO! Gwenter
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