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Never a dull day

Our communities have a strong and vibrant cultural life, born of shared experiences in the industrial days of old.

The Valleys of south Wales are a place where people matter - a place where people get together for all kinds of festivals and events.  There's an annual programme, from our famous Nos Galan Road Race which welcomes in the New Year, to atmospheric Christmas festivities. And in the months in between there's a whole host of craft fairs, heritage days and historical re-enactments, and festivals that celebrate everything from food to literature and music to walking in our great outdoors.

Come along and join in!


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100 Years Ago – Merthyr Tydfil and the Great War

Cyfarthfa Museum & Art Gallery, Cyfarthfa Park, Brecon Road, Merthyr Tydfil

14 February 2018 - 16 July 2018

This exhibition will highlight Merthyr Tydfil’s involvement in WWI. It will feature films, artwork,...

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AYDMS Annual Summer Concert

Metropole Cultural and Conference Centre , 2 Mitre St, , Abertillery,

22 May 2018 - 23 May 2018


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Merthyr Rising

Penderyn Square , High Street, Merthyr Tydfil,

25 May 2018 - 27 May 2018

Merthyr Rising is a music, arts and ideas festival that celebrates working class culture and resist...

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Owen Money Jukebox Heros II Tour 2018

Metropole Cultural and Conference Centre NP13 1AE, 2 Mitre St,, Abertillery,

25 May 2018 - 26 May 2018

Following the Jukebox Heroes’ very successful tour in 2016, Owen Money takes Jukebox Heroes II on...

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St John's House Open Days

26 May 2018

St John's House is an exceptionally well-preserved late medieval building set within the historic N...

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A Weekend with Bowlore

Caerphilly Castle, Castle Street, Caerphilly,

26 May 2018 - 28 May 2018

A weekend of medieval fun and mayhem with the good people of Bowlore. Heart-stopping moments gua...

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Hope Rescue: Fun Dog Show

Parc Bryn Bach, Merthyr Road, , Tredegar

28 May 2018

Join Hope Rescue for the annual Spring Bank Holiday fun dog show at Parc Bryn Bach. Entry is £1 pe...

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Make your own Victorian Toy Theatre!- Family workshop

Cyfarthfa Museum & Art Gallery, Cyfarthfa Park, Brecon Road, Merthyr Tydfil

29 May 2018 - 30 May 2018

May 29 – 30 – Make your own Victorian Toy Theatre! The Victorians loved the theatre and Victoria...

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Adventure Bear Hunt

Cwmcarn Forest, Cwmcarn Forest VC, Cwmcarn,

29 May 2018

Join us at Cwmcarn Forest and follow the bear prints around The Valley, crossing wild ponds and sno...

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Come and meet the Dragon Whisperer!

Caerphilly Castle, Castle Street, Caerphilly,

30 May 2018 - 31 May 2018

Enjoy dragon-themed stories and activities, as well as learning how to care for and train dragons –...

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