Year of Legends 2017
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Film and TV Trail
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Big pit Christmas
Want to see something different this Christmas? Ever thought that Father Christmas only went down chimneys? Think again!
Tourism contributes to sustainable economic development – Not only does the sector spearhead growth, it also improves the quality of people’s lives and can champion diverse cultural heritage.
Nye and Jenny
Set between the years 1930 and 1960, Nye and Jennie is a two handed play that details the public and private lives of husband and wife, Nye Bevan and Jennie Lee.
Rhondda sculptor Barry Lewis' new Robo Rhino bike made its debut on the streets of both York and Berlin to the delight of the general public and passing traffic. His escapades went viral on Facebook and is likely to generate even more interest in Caerphilly on Friday 28th July when Barry and his friends take his Robo Rhino, Stag Bol Bike, and Moose Cycle for a collective spin alongside the Castle.
Based in Ynyshir, near Porth in the Rhondda, South Wales the Workers Gallery has developed a reputation for local, national and international art. It is especially recognised for its achievements because it purposefully operates without any public or grant funding.
Nantgarw Chinaworks plans to recreate the famous porcelain that was only made at Nantgarw for four years - could you help?
Great Shows at our Theatres
Live entertainment featuring some of the biggest names in comedy and music are set to appear on stage in Rhondda Cynon Taf.
New season at Lido Ponty
Lido Ponty, the National Lido of Wales, is all set launch its 2017 season and will open to the public on Saturday, April 8.
Blaenavon Workmen’s Hall will host a unique, one-day FREE Family History Fayre on Saturday 22nd April, with a wealth of activities, talks and exhibitions all aimed at sharing some of Blaenavon’s rich history – including some of the legends of the industrial age, and give visitors a chance to get expert help in tracing their own genealogy.
Y Galeri 2017
New exhibition by Mark Youd.
Food Adventures in Wales
FOOD Adventure has teamed up with BBC Food and Farming Best Producer for the UK 2016/17 Charcutier Ltd to offer some uniquely tasty opportunities to learn about butchery and charcuterie in 2017.
Big Pit Apprentice
Big Pit is introducing a new apprenticeship scheme aimed at providing the next generation of staff for the world-famous mining museum.
New attraction for Rhondda Heritage Park in 2017
An exciting new simulator ride is set to open at Rhondda Heritage Park in 2017, enhancing the already popular Black Gold Experience.
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