What’s Occurrin’ in Torfaen

Written by on 10th May 2019

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If you are organising an event, fund-raiser or know of something going on in and around the Torfaen community, then please don’t hesitate to get in touch with us here at Vitalize Radio via our contact page on our website at vitalize.org.uk. Also, if you’d like to come into the studio and promote your event, we’d love to hear from you.

Make sure you tune into The Brunch Show with Carty every Saturday and Sunday from 9am-noon on Vitalize for a comprehensive round up of the What’s On events listed below.

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IMPORTANT DATES

  • Summer Bank Holiday Mon 26th August 2019
  • Christmas Day Wed 25th December 2019
  • Boxing Day Thu 26th December 2019
  • New Year’s Day Wed 1st January 2020

SCHOOL HOLIDAYS

  • Summer – Mon 22nd Jul until Fri 30th Aug 2019 (2/9 start)
  • Autumn Half Term – Mon 28th Oct until Fri 1st Nov 2019
  • Winter Holidays – Mon 23rd Dec until Fri 3rd Jan 2020
  • Spring Half Term – Mon 17th Feb until Fri 21st Feb 2020

Wednesday 5th June 2019

Back In The Day with Ray Uren – Vitalize Radio

Take a trip back to the 50s, 60s and 70s with Ray Uren, live from the Vitalize studio from 10am-noon.

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Rugbytots Free Taster Sessions – Griffithstown

Rugbytots is the world’s favourite rugby play programme. Their dynamic weekly sessions enable boys and girls aged 2-7 to develop their social and physical skills in a positive environment.

The next sessions are on Wed 5th June. For 2-3½ year olds from 3:15pm, 3½-5 year olds from 4pm, and 5-7 year olds at 4:45pm, and every Wednesday at that time at St Hilda’s Church Hall in Griffithstown.

Book your free session by calling 0345 313 0282 or email [email protected]


Under 10s Rugby – Cwmbran

If your child is currently in year 5, going in to year 6 in Sept, and would love to play rugby, then read on. Cwmbran RFC are looking for boys and girls to join their Under 10s club. They’re a family club with fully trained WRU coaches, fully DBS checked. They train on Wednesdays from 6pm-7:30pm at the Northfields in Cwmbran (next to the Olive Tree). For more details, contact Team Manager Sarah on 07947 332775.


Wednesday Babbles with Jan Thomas – Vitalize Radio

Tune in every Wednesday evening from 6-8pm, for two hours of music, requests and babbles! Featuring the Not Harriet Fact and the Soap Spoilers, there’s no stopping Jan Thomas on Vitalize Radio!

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Thursday 6th June 2019

Kym & Coral – Vitalize Radio

The legendary Kym Frederick is joined by her partner in crime Coral for another round of studio guests, music, chat and shenanigans (whatever they are).  Live on Vitalize from 5-7pm.

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Pre-Kend Vibes with Chris Jones – Vitalize radio

Join Vitalize’s own Mr Cool, as he bring the weekend forward to a Thursday with his selection of the best RnB.  Live on Vitalize from 9-11pm.

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Friday 7th June 2019

A Leap Forward with Ray Uren – Vitalize Radio

Another two hours of classic tunes, requests and shout-outs from our very own Ray Uren, live from the Vitalize Studios.

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Family Poundfit – Griffithstown

Time for a family workout every Friday with Go2gether in Griffithstown! They’re a community group supported by Bron Afon. Everyone is welcome for the next session on Friday 7th June at 5pm at St. Hilda’s Church Hall, in Griffithstown.

It’s a fun, sweat dripping workout, so pop along alone, with friends, or workout as a family. Just £3 for adults and £2 for children.

More info HERE!


Graveyard Shift with C L Raven – Vitalize Radio

Our very own twins, Cat and Lynx (C L Raven) give you their spin on the mysterious and the fascinating, with a sprinkling of Gothic Horror and lots of wonderful chat. Every Friday evening from 7-9pm on Vitalize

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Underground Sound with Lodewijk – Vitalize Radio

Two hours of the best in Trance, House, Progressive, Techno and EDM in the mix, every Friday night 9-11pm, on Vitalize, with Lodewijk.

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Saturday 8th June 2019

The Brunch Show with Carty – Vitalize Radio

From 9am-noon on Vitalize Radio, the Saturday edition of The Brunch Show includes: What’s On In Torfaen, last night’s Lottery Numbers, the brand new Current Top 5 At 10, Sports Update, Monro O’Clock, and a Carty Mix.

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Saturday Night Vitalize with Jonezy – Vitalize Radio

Your weekend party is about to move up a gear, as Jonezy digs out those dance classics from the 80s, 90s and beyond, along with your cheesiest requests. The only radio DJ who doesn’t need a mic to be heard. From 6-8pm, every Saturday, on Vitalize Radio.

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Trancescension with Vorcera – Vitalize Radio

For the very best in Trance, live from The Netherlands and in the mix, join Vorcera every Saturday night, from 9-10pm, exclusively to Vitalize Radio

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Sunday 9th June 2019

The Brunch Show with Carty – Vitalize Radio

From 9am-noon on Vitalize Radio, the Sunday edition of The Brunch Show includes: What’s On In Torfaen, last night’s Lottery Numbers, the Classic Top 5 At 10, from this day in 1970, Sports Update, Monro O’Clock, and a Carty Mix.

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Gav’s Good ‘Uns with Gavin Andrew – Vitalize Radio

Tune in from 7-10pm every Sunday evening for three hours marvellous music, live from the Vitalize Studios with our very own Gavin Andrew.

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Monday 10th June 2019


Bank Holiday Monday 27th May 2019

Whitsun Holiday Activities – Blaenavon

There is a variety of family activities to keep you occupied all week, from 11am-4pm, this Whitsun Half Term, at the Blaenavon World Heritage Centre, Church Road, Blaenavon. On Bank Holiday Monday 27th May there will be:

Whitsun Challenge Quiz – (£1 entry)

More information HERE!


Tuesday 28th May 2019

Whitsun Holiday Activities – Blaenavon

There is a variety of family activities to keep you occupied all week, from 11am-4pm, this Whitsun Half Term, at the Blaenavon World Heritage Centre, Church Road, Blaenavon. On Tuesday 28th May there will be:

Whitsun Challenge Quiz – (£1 entry)

More information HERE!


Wednesday 29th May 2019

Whitsun Holiday Activities – Blaenavon

There is a variety of family activities to keep you occupied all week, from 11am-4pm, this Whitsun Half Term, at the Blaenavon World Heritage Centre, Church Road, Blaenavon. On Wednesday 29th May there will be:


Whitsun Challenge Quiz – (£1 entry)
Dino Day – Wednesday 29th May. With T Rex, Triceraptops, Raptors, fossil tables, Rangers & more! Dino themed bites in the Heritage Cafe. Free entry.

More information HERE!


Thursday 30th May 2019

Whitsun Holiday Activities – Blaenavon

There is a variety of family activities to keep you occupied all week, from 11am-4pm, this Whitsun Half Term, at the Blaenavon World Heritage Centre, Church Road, Blaenavon. On Thursday 30th May there will be:

Whitsun Challenge Quiz – (£1 entry)

More information HERE!


Friday 31st May 2019

Whitsun Holiday Activities – Blaenavon

There is a variety of family activities to keep you occupied all week, from 11am-4pm, this Whitsun Half Term, at the Blaenavon World Heritage Centre, Church Road, Blaenavon. On Friday 31st May there will be:

Whitsun Challenge Quiz – (£1 entry)

More information HERE!


Glitz & Glamour – Blaenavon

The Carrie School Of Dancing presents Glitz & Glamour at Blaenavon Workmans Hall on Friday 31st May, Saturday 1st June and Sunday 2nd June.

Adults £8.50. Children (under 16) £7. Booking details on the poster below.

Glitz & Glamour, Blaenavon Workmens Hall, 31st May-2nd June

Thursday 13th June 2019

Mediumship Charity Event – Greenmeadow/St. Dials

There will be an evening of Mediumship with Sue Michelle on Thursday 13th June 2019 at the Greenmeadow & St Dials Community Hall, raising funds for Action On Pre-eclampsia.

Tickets are just £5 per person.

(More details on this HERE and to follow)


Saturday 6th July 2019

Summer Fun Day – Cwmbran

Greenmeadow Community Group have organised a Fun Day on Saturday 6th July at Cwmbran High Fields, with fire engines, face painting, bouncy castles, crafting stalls, food stalls, entertainment dog shows and a band/talent open mic.

The organisers are looking for local bands and artists to perform, giving you an opportunity as an up and coming artist to perform to the general public. Stage and PA equipment is available on the day, hosted by JP Entertainment. (Book your place by emailing [email protected])

The fun starts at 12 noon until 5pm.


Sunday 14th July 2019

Party In The Park – Old Cwmbran

Party In The Park is back at Old Cwmbran Park, Henllys Way in Cwmbran on Sunday 14th July. Entry is just 1p!! See the Dog Show, free putting, bouncy castles, wrestling, funfair and much much more. Organised by St Dials Ward Community Group.


Saturday 10th August 2019

Charity Family Fun Day – Pontypool

Chi is holding another Charity Family Fun Day. This year’s charity is The Samaritans

Chi is holding another Charity Family Fun Day at the Pontypool United RFC Memorial Ground on Conway Road, Pontypool on Saturday 10th August. This year’s charity is The Samaritans. There will be plenty to do and lots of fun to have for all the family including their Big Win Raffle. More info will be updated closer to date.

If you run your own business and would like to go along to the event please contact Chione Matthews. And if you are able to provide a raffle prize that would be a great help also. Last year they managed to raise £800 and are hoping for bigger this year.

More information HERE.


Tuesday 17th September 2019

An Evening Of New Writing – Cwmbran

Writing Opportunity! Theatre AdHoc is a community theatre group in the Greater Gwent area. With an excellent reputation for producing well known plays, for 2018, the company took a leap of faith and held a new writings night where they showcased the writing talents of two of their members. The night was so successful that they want to do it again in 2019 – and this time include the talents of another emerging writer.

They are looking for a one act play of between 20-30 minutes that has not been produced elsewhere and has a maximum of 5 cast members. The successful play will be performed by Theatre AdHoc as part of the 2019 New Writings night on 17th September 2019 at the Congress Theatre in Cwmbran.

More details HERE.


Saturday 12th October 2019

The Jam Tribute – Pontypool

There’s a Jam tribute band playing in Pontypool on Sat October 12th. A Band Called Malice perform at the Dragonffli, on Crumlin Street in Pontypool. Doors open at 7pm, show starts at 9:15pm until 1.30am. Tickets £10 advance.


Thursday 7th November 2019

Michael Jackson ‘The Return’ – Cwmbran

Rory Jackson, who was a semi-finalist of Series 10 of Britain’s Got Talent stars as the legendary King Of Pop, Michael Jackson at the Congress Theatre in Cwmbran on Thursday 7th November.

Tickets are priced at £15 for adults, and £12 for 12s and under. Doors open at 7pm, performance begins at 7:30pm.

More details on the Congress Theatre website HERE.


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