What’s Occurrin’ in Torfaen

Written by on 9th August 2019

BRUNCH SHOW UPDATE – Defibrillator Donations Details

As mentioned duing Carty’s Brunch Shows, if you want to help fund the £3000 needed to locate the 2 defibrillators needed for the New Inn Community, then please visit the donations page HERE.


Vitalize Radio cannot be responsible for any errors on this page.

Please make sure you check with the event organisers before attending. 🙂

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.

http://vitalize.org.uk/how-to-listen/

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

Torfaen Summer Playschemes 2019 [Mon 29 Jul – Thu 22 Aug]

Playschemes Morning Sessions 10am-noon (5-12 years)

Blaenavon, Trevethin, Abersychan, Upper Cwmbran, Henllys, Llantarnam, New Inn, Wainfelin

Playschemes Afternoon Sessions 1-3pm (5-12 years)

Abersychan, Penygarn, Two Locks, St Dials, Coed Eva, Llanyrafon, Pontnewydd, Blaenavon, Pontnewynydd

Welsh Medium Provision (5-12 years)

Ysgol Gymraeg – St Dials (10am-noon), Ysgol Panteg – Panteg (1-3pm)

Party In The Park Sessions (5-12 years)

Fishponds Park – Panteg (1-3pm), Flower Gardens – Blaenavon (2:30-3.30pm)

Activities Sessions for Children & Young People 10am-3pm (5-11 years)

Cwmbran Stadium, Fairwater Leisure Centre

Learn, Laugh & Get Active Camp 10am-1pm (5-11 years) (referral via school)

Nant Celyn Primary, Garnteg Primary, Blenheim Road Primary, Coed Eva Primary, Cwmbran High School (moving on up – transition project – yr 6 only)

Specialist Respite/Short Breaks Support (referral only for children and young people with complex needs)

Pontypool Active Learning Centre (5+), Youth Inclusion Zone – Fairwater (11+), Cockerel Stay & Play Sessions – Greenmeadow (5-11), Victory Church Stay & Play Sessions – Pontnewydd (5-8)

More details on the Torfaen Council website HERE.


Sunday 18 August 2019

The Brunch with Carty – Vitalize Radio

Carty is back again from 9am for three hours of Brunch, featuring What’s On in Torfaen, National Lottery update, the Classic Top 5 At 10 from 1981, Sport On The Box, today’s famous musical birthdays, Monro O’clock and maybe a Carty Mix. Every Sunday from 9am-noon. On Vitalize Radio.


Rugby Tots Sessions – Pontypool
[DO NOT READ ON SUNDAY BRUNCH]

Rugbytots is the world’s favourite rugby play programme. Their dynamic weekly sessions enable boys and girls aged 2-5 to develop their social and physical skills in a positive environment. The next sessions are Sun 18 Aug. For 3½-5 year olds from 9:20am, and 2-3½ year olds from 9:45am, and every Sunday at those times at Pontypool Active Learning Centre.


Just Jesse with Jesse Davies – School Radio on Vitalize

Jesse is on holiday for the next 2 weeks, He’ll be back after his break, every Sunday evening, 6-7pm on Vitalize.


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

Gavin’s fleeing the studio for two weeks and will be back on Sep 1st


The Vitalize Love Hour with Gavin Andrew – Vitalize Radio

Gavin’s fleeing the studio for two weeks and will be back on Sep 1st.


Monday 19 August 2019

Yoga – Griffithstown

The twice-weekly yoga class returns on Mon 19 Aug from 6-7pm at St Hilda’s Church Hall, Kemys St, Griffithstown.


Girls Rugby Sessions – Pontypool

Torfaen Arrows Hub Sessions – training is held at Pontypool RFC every Monday @ 6pm. Their coaches are WRU registered and all volunteers are enhanced DBS checked.

They are a summer rugby hub and their season runs from 1 April to 31 August. Their U9s team play tag rugby; and our older age groups have the opportunity to play contact rugby or touch rugby. They encourage inclusive play and all abilities are welcome. They accept girls from the age of 6-18. All new and experienced players welcome. Next session is on Mon 19 Aug at 6pm.


Graham’s Golden Soul Show with Graham Stowell – Vitalize Radio

The best in soul, northern soul, Motown and Funk with Graham Stowell, live every Monday evening from 7-9pm on Vitalize.


Tuesday 20 August 2019

Tots Group – Penygarn

Parents! Why not take your little ones along to the Wild Tots group at the American Gardens in Penygarn, Pontypool? It costs just £2 per family and runs from 9:30-11am. Take along some wellies, a drink, snack as some wipes as things can get muddy! For more info, visit Facebook.com/wildamericangardens


Hard Of Hearing Support Group – Greenmeadow

A new, small & friendly group promises a warm welcome with lots of useful information and support to manage hearing loss. They meet at Fairhill Methodist Church, Fairhill Rd, Greenmeadow, on the first and third Tuesday of the month and the next one is on Tue 20 Aug, from 10-11:30am. Admission £1


Graham’s Greats with Graham Stowell – Vitalize Radio

Two solid hours of classic number ones with Graham Stowell, every Tuesday afternoon from noon-2pm on Vitalize.


Meditation Class – Griffithstown

Dreamstone Holistics are running two meditation classes each week at St Hilda’s Church Hall in Griffithstown. The first one is on Tue 20 Aug, from 1:30-3pm in the afternoon.


Story & Craft – Pontypool

Keep your child’s mind active this summer as Pontypool Library are hosting Story & Craft Sessions for 5-10 year olds at 2:30pm each Tue afternoon until the end of this month. Book your place at the library, or call 01495 742803.


Mindmagic Session – New Inn

Clarity In Mind are hosting another Mindmagic session this Tuesday. It’s a free self-esteem and resilience building programme for children that teaches them to recognise their feelings and thoughts and how it affects their behaviour. It all takes place at St. Mary’s Church Hall, The Highway, New Inn, on Tue 13 Aug, from 16:30-18:30pm. More info https://www.facebook.com/events/540323420126214/


Jo & Vick’s Pick ‘n’ Mix with Joanna & Vikki – Vitalize Radio

Part of Vitalize Radio’s latest intake of new presenters let you into their own world of music and chat. Tune in to Joanna & Vikki every Tuesday evening from 6:30-8pm.


Vitalize Rock & Metal with Steve Jenkins – Vitalize Radio

Tune in from 8-10pm for 2 hours of ear-drum-bashing, and horn-raising rock and metal with our very own Steve Jenkins, live from Studio 1 at Vitalize Radio every Tuesday evening.


Wednesday 21 August 2019

Sewing Club – Griffithstown

The Fifty-Thrifty Sewing Club meet again this Wed 21 Aug from 10am-noon at St Hilda’s Church Hall, Kemys St, Griffithstown.


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.


Rugby Tots Sessions – Griffithstown

Rugbytots sessions in Griffithstown enable boys and girls aged 2-7 to develop their social and physical skills. The next sessions are on Wed 21 Aug. 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 those times at St Hilda’s Church Hall in Griffithstown.


Under 11s Rugby – Cwmbran

If your child is interested in rugby then pop along to and join Cwmbran RFC Under 11s at the Northfields at 6pm on Wed 21 Aug. NO KNOWLEDGE OF THE GAME IS NEEDED! Their coaches will be there to help. Get them excited for the Rugby World Cup by getting them involved with the game


Under 6s Football – Griffithstown/New Inn

If you know of any boys or girls who would like to join a fun football team, please pop along with the Griffithstown Junior Football Club on Wed 21 Aug, and every Wednesday from 6-7pm, at the Polo Grounds sports fields in New Inn.


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!


Midweek Beats with Phil Sharman – Vitalize Radio

One of our new recruits Phil Sharman takes to the Torfaen airwaves every Wednesday from 8-10pm with his selection of dance tunes, featuring the Throwback Mix, Midweek Hot Mix and a featured Guest Mix.


Thursday 22 August 2019

Story & Craft – Blaenavon

Keep your child’s mind active this summer as Blaenavon Library are hosting Story & Craft Sessions for 5-10 year olds at 2:30pm each Tue afternoon until the end of this month. Book your place at the library, or call 01495 742803.


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.


U9s Rugby – Cwmbran

Is your child in year 4 this September? Cwmbran RFC U9s are looking for players. This is the first year of contact rugby. Training at Northfields Thursday evenings from 5:30pm.

Contact Donna Louise for more information on 07968 293296


U9s Rugby – New Inn

New Panteg RFC Under 9s are looking for boys & girls to play for their team during their 2019/2020 season. They train on a Thu from 6-7pm and open to all, from those who have never picked up a ball before, to those who have played mini rugby and fancy joining a new team. Training takes place this Thu 22 Aug at the Polo Grounds sports fields on New Road, New Inn. All coaches are WRU qualified and DBS certified.


Music Mayhem with Rosie Fish – Vitalize Radio

Join Rosie for her Theme Of The Week, Cheeky Mayhem and Rosie’s Riddles – Thu 7-9pm.


Yoga – Griffithstown

The twice-weekly yoga class returns on Thu 22 Aug from 7-8pm at St Hilda’s Church Hall, Kemys St, Griffithstown.


Pre-Kend Vibes with Chris Jones – Vitalize Radio

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


Friday 23 August 2019

Summer Holiday Workshops – Cwmbran

Every Friday during the Summer Holidays Llantarnam Grange Arts Centre will be running workshops for 11-16 year olds. This coming Friday’s class, 23 Aug, will include Textile Tote Bags. Workshops run from 10am-12pm and the price is £8.00 (£6.00 for ‘Friends’ of LGAC). Prior booking is essential as places are limited. Visit us or call 01633 483321 to book


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 from 10am-noon.


Ballyhoo Stage Arts – Griffithstown

There are two meetings every Friday evening at St Hilda’s Chruch Hall, Griffithstown. For ages 3-7, they run from 4-5pm. And for ages 7 or above, from 4:30-6pm. The next sessions are on Fri 23 Aug.


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 Fri 23 Aug 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.


Meditation Class – Griffithstown

Dreamstone Holistics are running two meditation classes each week at St Hilda’s Church Hall in Griffithstown. We’ve told you about the one on a Tuesday afternoon…the other one is on Fri 23 Aug, from 6-7:30pm.


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 (and sometimes the poles!), with a sprinkling of Gothic Horror and lots of wonderful chat. Every Friday evening from 7-9pm on Vitalize Radio.


Friday Night Vitalize with Jonezy – Vitalize Radio

Your weekend party is about to move up a gear, as Jonezy digs out those dance classics, working his way through the 70s, 80s and 90s from 9pm. Followed by serious dance tunes during his Essential Beats hour at 10pm. The only radio DJ who doesn’t need a mic to be heard. From 9-11pm, every Friday, on Vitalize Radio.


Saturday 24 August 2019

The Brunch Show with Carty – Vitalize Radio

Carty is back from 9am for three hours of Brunch, featuring What’s On in Torfaen, National Lottery update, the brand new current Top 5 At 10, the Sport On The Box, today’s famous musical birthdays, Monro O’clock and maybe a Carty Mix. Every Saturday from 9am-noon. On Vitalize Radio.


Tiny Crows Rugby – Cwmbran

If your child is between 2-5 and fancies giving rugby a go, then Tiny Crows runs a session every Saturday morning at Cwmbran RFC from 10-11am. The next session is Sat 24 Aug.


Vitalize Radio Roadshow – Cwmbran Centre

Head off for The Beach at Cwmbran Centre as part of their summer long activities. Vitalize Radio and the team will be there from 10-5pm on Sat 24 Aug, playing those summer tunes to make your suntan last longer.


Carty In The Mix Live with Carty

Tune in for 3 hours of dance tunes, all mixed live on the decks from our studio with our very own Carty. Send in your dance request and have that mixed in live too. From 7-10pm every Saturday on Vitalize.


Sunday 25 August 2019

The Brunch with Carty – Vitalize Radio

Carty is back again from 9am for three hours of Brunch, featuring What’s On in Torfaen, National Lottery update, the Classic Top 5 At 10 from 1971, Sport On The Box, today’s famous musical birthdays, Monro O’clock and maybe a Carty Mix. Every Sunday from 9am-noon. On Vitalize Radio.


Rugby Tots Sessions – Pontypool
[DO NOT READ ON SUNDAY BRUNCH]

Rugbytots is the world’s favourite rugby play programme. Their dynamic weekly sessions enable boys and girls aged 2-5 to develop their social and physical skills in a positive environment. The next sessions are Sun 25 Aug. For 3½-5 year olds from 9:20am, and 2-3½ year olds from 9:45am, and every Sunday at those times at Pontypool Active Learning Centre.


Family Fun Day – Griffithstown

Panteg House in Griffithstown will be holding a family fun day. Phil Fest takes place on Sun 25 Aug from 1:30pm.


Just Jesse with Jesse Davies – School Radio on Vitalize

Jesse is still on Holiday and will be back next week at 6pm on Vitalize.


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

Gav’s having too much fun on holiday to be here this week…but he will be back next Sunday at 7pm


The Vitalize Love Hour with Gavin Andrew – Vitalize Radio

Gav’s having his own little love hour while he’s on vacation, but will be back to make you cry next Sunday from 9pm.


Bank Monday 26 August 2019

Family Fun Day – Two Locks, Cwmbran

You are all invited to the TLC Community Church‘s Family Fun Day on August Bank Holiday Monday. They have a great day planned and there is something for everyone from free children’s games, stalls, traditional fete games, prizes, puppets and live music. They have a free BBQ and plenty of surprises being planned to make it an unforgettable day at TLC. The day starts at 12.00 noon. Watch out for further posts and live updates on this event from their page HERE!


Slimming World Launch Night – New Inn

Julie is launching her Slimming World group on Mon 26 Aug at the Greenlawn Social Club, The Highway, New Inn from 5:30pm.

For further information, visit her Facebook Event page here.


Yoga – Griffithstown

The twice-weekly yoga class returns on Mon 26 Aug from 6-7pm at St Hilda’s Church Hall, Kemys St, Griffithstown.


Girls Rugby Sessions – Pontypool

Torfaen Arrows Hub Sessions – training is held at Pontypool RFC every Monday @ 6pm. Their coaches are WRU registered and all volunteers are enhanced DBS checked.

They are a summer rugby hub and their season runs from 1 April to 31 August. Their U9s team play tag rugby; and our older age groups have the opportunity to play contact rugby or touch rugby. They encourage inclusive play and all abilities are welcome. They accept girls from the age of 6-18. All new and experienced players welcome. Next session is on Mon 26 Aug at 6pm.


Graham’s Golden Soul Show with Graham Stowell – Vitalize Radio

The best in soul, northern soul, Motown and Funk with Graham Stowell, live every Monday evening from 7-9pm on Vitalize.


Tuesday 27 Aug 2019

Tots Group – Penygarn

Parents! Why not take your little ones along to the Wild Tots group at the American Gardens in Penygarn, Pontypool? It costs just £2 per family and runs from 9:30-11am. Take along some wellies, a drink, snack as some wipes as things can get muddy! For more info, visit Facebook.com/wildamericangardens


Bingo Morning – Griffithstown

There’s morning bingo to be played St Hilda’s Church Hall on the second and last Tuesday of each month. Entry is free, and all you have to do is pay and play! The next one will be on Tue 27 Aug, from 10am-noon.


Graham’s Greats with Graham Stowell – Vitalize Radio

Two solid hours of classic number ones with Graham Stowell, every Tuesday afternoon from noon-2pm on Vitalize.


Meditation Class – Griffithstown

Dreamstone Holistics are running two meditation classes each week at St Hilda’s Church Hall in Griffithstown. The first one is on Tue27 Aug, from 1:30-3pm in the afternoon.


Story & Craft – Pontypool

Keep your child’s mind active this summer as Pontypool Library are hosting Story & Craft Sessions for 5-10 year olds at 2:30pm each Tue afternoon until the end of this month. Book your place at the library, or call 01495 742803.


Jo & Vick’s Pick ‘n’ Mix with Joanna & Vikki – Vitalize Radio

Part of Vitalize Radio’s latest intake of new presenters let you into their own world of music and chat. Tune in to Joanna & Vikki every Tuesday evening from 6:30-8pm.


Vitalize Rock & Metal with Steve Jenkins – Vitalize Radio

Tune in from 8-10pm for 2 hours of ear-drum-bashing, and horn-raising rock and metal with our very own Steve Jenkins, live from Studio 1 at Vitalize Radio every Tuesday evening.


Wednesday 28 August 2019

Sewing Club – Griffithstown

The Fifty-Thrifty Sewing Club meet again this Wed 28 Aug from 10am-noon at St Hilda’s Church Hall, Kemys St, Griffithstown.


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.


Rugby Tots Sessions – Griffithstown

Rugbytots sessions in Griffithstown enable boys and girls aged 2-7 to develop their social and physical skills. The next sessions are on Wed 28 Aug. 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 those times at St Hilda’s Church Hall in Griffithstown.


Under 11s Rugby – Cwmbran

If your child is interested in rugby then pop along to and join Cwmbran RFC Under 11s at the Northfields at 6pm on Wed 28 Aug. NO KNOWLEDGE OF THE GAME IS NEEDED! Their coaches will be there to help. Get them excited for the Rugby World Cup by getting them involved with the game


Under 6s Football – Griffithstown/New Inn

If you know of any boys or girls who would like to join a fun football team, please pop along with the Griffithstown Junior Football Club on Wed 28 Aug, and every Wednesday from 6-7pm, at the Polo Grounds sports fields in New Inn.


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!


Midweek Beats with Phil Sharman – Vitalize Radio

One of our new recruits Phil Sharman takes to the Torfaen airwaves every Wednesday from 8-10pm with his selection of dance tunes, featuring the Throwback Mix, Midweek Hot Mix and a featured Guest Mix.


Thursday 29 August 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.


Story & Craft – Blaenavon

Keep your child’s mind active this summer as Blaenavon Library are hosting Story & Craft Sessions for 5-10 year olds at 2:30pm each Tue afternoon until the end of this month. Book your place at the library, or call 01495 742803.


U9s Rugby – Cwmbran

Is your child in year 4 this September? Cwmbran RFC U9s are looking for players. This is the first year of contact rugby. Training at Northfields Thursday evenings from 5:30pm.

Contact Donna Louise for more information on 07968 293296


U9s Rugby – New Inn

New Panteg RFC Under 9s are looking for boys & girls to play for their team during their 2019/2020 season. They train on a Thu from 6-7pm and open to all, from those who have never picked up a ball before, to those who have played mini rugby and fancy joining a new team. Training takes place this Thu 29 Aug at the Polo Grounds sports fields on New Road, New Inn. All coaches are WRU qualified and DBS certified.


Music Mayhem with Rosie Fish – Vitalize Radio

Join Rosie for her Theme Of The Week, Cheeky Mayhem and Rosie’s Riddles – Thu 7-9pm.


Yoga – Griffithstown

The twice-weekly yoga class returns on Thu 29 Aug from 7-8pm at St Hilda’s Church Hall, Kemys St, Griffithstown.


Pre-Kend Vibes with Chris Jones – Vitalize Radio

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


Friday 30 August 2019

Summer Holiday Workshops – Cwmbran

Every Friday during the Summer Holidays Llantarnam Grange Arts Centre will be running workshops for 11-16 year olds. This coming Friday’s class, 30 Aug, will include How To Bullet Journal. Workshops run from 10am-12pm and the price is £8.00 (£6.00 for ‘Friends’ of LGAC). Prior booking is essential as places are limited. Visit us or call 01633 483321 to book


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 from 10am-noon.


Ballyhoo Stage Arts – Griffithstown

There are two meetings every Friday evening at St Hilda’s Chruch Hall, Griffithstown. For ages 3-7, they run from 4-5pm. And for ages 7 or above, from 4:30-6pm. The next sessions are on Fri 30 Aug.


Rugby Tots Sessions (FREE TASTER DAY) New Inn

Rugbytots sessions in New Inn enable boys and girls aged 2-7 to develop their social and physical skills. The next sessions are on Fri 30 Aug. For 2-3½ year olds from 3:45pm, 3½-5 year olds from 4:20pm, and 5-7 year olds at 5:05pm, and every Friday at those times at New Inn Community Hall in New Inn.


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 Fri 30 Aug 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.


Meditation Class – Griffithstown

Dreamstone Holistics are running two meditation classes each week at St Hilda’s Church Hall in Griffithstown. We’ve told you about the one on a Tuesday afternoon…the other one is on Fri 30 Aug, from 6-7:30pm.


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 (and sometimes the poles!), with a sprinkling of Gothic Horror and lots of wonderful chat. Every Friday evening from 7-9pm on Vitalize Radio.


Friday Night Vitalize with Jonezy – Vitalize Radio

Your weekend party is about to move up a gear, as Jonezy digs out those dance classics, working his way through the 70s, 80s and 90s from 9pm. Followed by serious dance tunes during his Essential Beats hour at 10pm. The only radio DJ who doesn’t need a mic to be heard. From 9-11pm, every Friday, on Vitalize Radio.


Saturday 31 August 2019

The Brunch Show with Carty – Vitalize Radio

Carty is back from 9am for three hours of Brunch, featuring What’s On in Torfaen, National Lottery update, the brand new current Top 5 At 10, the Sport On The Box, today’s famous musical birthdays, Monro O’clock and maybe a Carty Mix. Every Saturday from 9am-noon. On Vitalize Radio.


Tiny Crows Rugby – Cwmbran

If your child is between 2-5 and fancies giving rugby a go, then Tiny Crows runs a session every Saturday morning at Cwmbran RFC from 10-11am. The next session is Sat 31 Aug.


Carty In The Mix Live with Carty

Tune in for 3 hours of dance tunes, all mixed live on the decks from our studio with our very own Carty. Send in your dance request and have that mixed in live too. From 7-10pm every Saturday on Vitalize.


Elvis & Tom Jones Tribute Night – Cwmbran

There’s an Elvis & Tom Jones tribute night on Sat 31 Aug, at Cwmbran Workingmen’s Club, Oldbury Rd, Cwmbran, from 6:30pm. It’s only £2 for members and £5 for non-members on the door into the big hall. There will also be bingo and tote, with bingo tickets on sale from 7:15 (eyes down at 8pm). Non-members welcome, and they must be signed in.


Sunday 1 Sep 2019

Car Boot Sale – Griffithstown

Get along to the Fishponds Park, Griffithstown for a car boot sale on Sun 1 Sep, starting at 9am.


The Brunch with Carty – Vitalize Radio

Carty is back again from 9am for three hours of Brunch, featuring What’s On in Torfaen, National Lottery update, the Classic Top 5 At 10 from 1961, Sport On The Box, today’s famous musical birthdays, Monro O’clock and maybe a Carty Mix. Every Sunday from 9am-noon. On Vitalize Radio.


Rugby Tots Sessions – Pontypool
[DO NOT READ ON SUNDAY BRUNCH]

Rugbytots is the world’s favourite rugby play programme. Their dynamic weekly sessions enable boys and girls aged 2-5 to develop their social and physical skills in a positive environment. The next sessions are Sun 1 Sep. For 3½-5 year olds from 9:20am, and 2-3½ year olds from 9:45am, and every Sunday at those times at Pontypool Active Learning Centre.


Just Jesse with Jesse Davies – School Radio on Vitalize

On hour of Welsh language chat and Welsh music from our youngest presenter, Jesse Davies. Every Sunday evening, 6-7pm on Vitalize.


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

Tune in from 7-9pm every Sunday evening for two hours marvellous music, live from the Vitalize Studios with our very own Gavin Andrew, including the Top 7 @ 7, Jesse’s Question, and the Song Of The Week.


The Vitalize Love Hour with Gavin Andrew – Vitalize Radio

Gavin plays 60 minutes of the most emotional and heartstring-tugging tunes to make you reach for the tissues, every Sunday from 9pm.


Monday 2 September 2019

School Radio Torfaen – Vitalize Radio

The pupils of Torfaen schools take to the airwaves every Monday afternoon, from 1:30pm.


Yoga – Griffithstown

The twice-weekly yoga class returns on Mon 2 Sep from 6-7pm at St Hilda’s Church Hall, Kemys St, Griffithstown.


Girls Rugby Sessions – Pontypool

Torfaen Arrows Hub Sessions – training is held at Pontypool RFC every Monday @ 6pm. Their coaches are WRU registered and all volunteers are enhanced DBS checked.

They are a summer rugby hub and their season runs from 1 April to 31 August. Their U9s team play tag rugby; and our older age groups have the opportunity to play contact rugby or touch rugby. They encourage inclusive play and all abilities are welcome. They accept girls from the age of 6-18. All new and experienced players welcome. Next session is on Mon2 Sep at 6pm.


Graham’s Golden Soul Show with Graham Stowell – Vitalize Radio

The best in soul, northern soul, Motown and Funk with Graham Stowell, live every Monday evening from 7-9pm on Vitalize.


Tuesday 3 Sep 2019

Tots Group – Penygarn

Parents! Why not take your little ones along to the Wild Tots group at the American Gardens in Penygarn, Pontypool? It costs just £2 per family and runs from 9:30-11am. Take along some wellies, a drink, snack as some wipes as things can get muddy! For more info, visit Facebook.com/wildamericangardens


Craft & Coffee Morning – Griffithstown

If you fancy some friendly company while you partake in your favourite arts & craft hobby (such as kinitting, painting by numbers, crochet, card-making), then pop along to St Hilda’s Church Hall on the first Tuesday of each month. The next one will be on Tue 3 Sep, from 10:30am-noon.


Hard Of Hearing Support Group – Greenmeadow

A new, small & friendly group promises a warm welcome with lots of useful information and support to manage hearing loss. They meet at Fairhill Methodist Church, Fairhill Rd, Greenmeadow, on the first and third Tuesday of the month and the next one is on Tue3 Sep, from 10-11:30am. Admission £1


Graham’s Greats with Graham Stowell – Vitalize Radio

Two solid hours of classic number ones with Graham Stowell, every Tuesday afternoon from noon-2pm on Vitalize.


Meditation Class – Griffithstown

Dreamstone Holistics are running two meditation classes each week at St Hilda’s Church Hall in Griffithstown. The first one is on Tue3 Sep, from 1:30-3pm in the afternoon.


Story & Craft – Pontypool

Keep your child’s mind active this summer as Pontypool Library are hosting Story & Craft Sessions for 5-10 year olds at 2:30pm each Tue afternoon until the end of this month. Book your place at the library, or call 01495 842803.


Jo & Vick’s Pick ‘n’ Mix with Joanna & Vikki – Vitalize Radio

Part of Vitalize Radio’s latest intake of new presenters let you into their own world of music and chat. Tune in to Joanna & Vikki every Tuesday evening from 6:30-8pm.


Vitalize Rock & Metal with Steve Jenkins – Vitalize Radio

Tune in from 8-10pm for 2 hours of ear-drum-bashing, and horn-raising rock and metal with our very own Steve Jenkins, live from Studio 1 at Vitalize Radio every Tuesday evening.


Wednesday 4 September 2019

Sewing Club – Griffithstown

The Fifty-Thrifty Sewing Club meet again this Wed 4 Sep from 10am-noon at St Hilda’s Church Hall, Kemys St, Griffithstown.


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.


Rugby Tots Sessions – Griffithstown

Rugbytots sessions in Griffithstown enable boys and girls aged 2-7 to develop their social and physical skills. The next sessions are on Wed 4 Sep. 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 those times at St Hilda’s Church Hall in Griffithstown.


Under 6s Football – Griffithstown/New Inn

If you know of any boys or girls who would like to join a fun football team, please pop along with the Griffithstown Junior Football Club on Wed 4 Sep, and every Wednesday from 6-7pm, at the Polo Grounds sports fields in New Inn.


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!


Midweek Beats with Phil Sharman – Vitalize Radio

One of our new recruits Phil Sharman takes to the Torfaen airwaves every Wednesday from 8-10pm with his selection of dance tunes, featuring the Throwback Mix, Midweek Hot Mix and a featured Guest Mix.


Friday 6 September 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 from 10am-noon.


Rugby Tots Sessions – New Inn

Rugbytots sessions in New Inn enable boys and girls aged 2-7 to develop their social and physical skills. The next sessions are on Fri 6 Sep. For 2-3½ year olds from 3:45pm, 3½-5 year olds from 4:20pm, and 5-7 year olds at 5:05pm, and every Friday at those times at New Inn Community Hall in New Inn.


Superstars In The Making – Griffithstown

Superstars In The Making will meet at St Hilda’s Church Hall, Griffithstown, Fri 6 Sep from 4-6pm.


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 Fri 6 Sep 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.


Meditation Class – Griffithstown

Dreamstone Holistics are running two meditation classes each week at St Hilda’s Church Hall in Griffithstown. We’ve told you about the one on a Tuesday afternoon…the other one is on Fri 6 Sep, from 6-7:30pm.


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 (and sometimes the poles!), with a sprinkling of Gothic Horror and lots of wonderful chat. Every Friday evening from 7-9pm on Vitalize Radio.


Friday Night Vitalize with Jonezy – Vitalize Radio

Your weekend party is about to move up a gear, as Jonezy digs out those dance classics, working his way through the 70s, 80s and 90s from 9pm. Followed by serious dance tunes during his Essential Beats hour at 10pm. The only radio DJ who doesn’t need a mic to be heard. From 9-11pm, every Friday, on Vitalize Radio.


Ghost Tour – Llanyravon

On Fri 6 September, there is a ghost tour at Llanyrafon Manor. There will be cameras set up around the manor and displayed onto a big screen. You will be able to view the manor as you wait for the tour to start. Also if you have friends or family who don’t feel brave enough to take the tour they can watch the whole thing from outside.

Tour 1 is from 7-9pm and Tour 2 is from 9:30-11:30pm.
On each tour, guests will get a tour of the manor and get a small equipment demonstration. In each room the guests will hear about the history and haunting of that particular room and area, plus throughout the tour the guests will hear about the general history of the manor and area. The guests will have the chance to try out experiments used on paranormal investigations. Tickets are £15 plus booking fee, from TicketSource.co.uk


Saturday 7 Sep 2019

Vitalize Radio Roadshow – New Inn

Vitalize Radio hit the road again on Sat 7 Sep at New Panteg RFC for a night of epic dance bangers to keep your feet dancing, with Vitalize Discos. Only £5 entry, including a raffle strip. Doors open 7pm.


Sunday 8 Sep 2019

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There a fabtastic day out promised on Sun 8 Sep at the Greenmeadow Show at Greenmeadow Community Farm. There will be Children’s Races, a Cuddle Corner, Woodland Walk, a Craft & Horticultural Show…and much much more to see and do.

It runs from 10am-5pm and it’s half price admission on the day!


Thursday 12 Sep 2019

Gwent Police Surgery – New Inn

The Pontypool Neighbourhood Policing Team have announced a Police Surgery for the New Inn Ward, giving YOU the chance to raise concerns and speak to police about issues with your community. The next one is Thu 12 Aug, at New Inn Community Centre, New Road, New Inn from 78pm.


Clairvoyance Fundraiser – Pontypool

There will be an evening of Clairvoyance with Lyndsey Shankland, in aid of the new Breat Care Centre at Ysbyty Ystrad Fawr (old Miners’ hospital, Caerphilly). The event will take place on Thu 12 Sep, at the Pontypool Utd Memorial Ground, Pontypool at 7pm. Tickets £10 – lite bite provided. Please support the cause now and keep up to date with their efforts, by liking their FB page at facebook.com/turnpinkABUH


Friday 13 September 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 from 10am-noon.


Rugby Tots Sessions – New Inn

Rugbytots sessions in New Inn enable boys and girls aged 2-7 to develop their social and physical skills. The next sessions are on Fri 13 Sep. For 2-3½ year olds from 3:45pm, 3½-5 year olds from 4:20pm, and 5-7 year olds at 5:05pm, and every Friday at those times at New Inn Community Hall in New Inn.


Superstars In The Making – Griffithstown

Superstars In The Making will meet at St Hilda’s Church Hall, Griffithstown, Fri 13 Sep from 4-6pm.


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 Fri 13 Sep 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.


Meditation Class – Griffithstown

Dreamstone Holistics are running two meditation classes each week at St Hilda’s Church Hall in Griffithstown. We’ve told you about the one on a Tuesday afternoon…the other one is on Fri 13 Sep, from 6-7:30pm.


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 (and sometimes the poles!), with a sprinkling of Gothic Horror and lots of wonderful chat. Every Friday evening from 7-9pm on Vitalize Radio.


Friday Night Vitalize with Jonezy – Vitalize Radio

Your weekend party is about to move up a gear, as Jonezy digs out those dance classics, working his way through the 70s, 80s and 90s from 9pm. Followed by serious dance tunes during his Essential Beats hour at 10pm. The only radio DJ who doesn’t need a mic to be heard. From 9-11pm, every Friday, on Vitalize Radio.


Saturday 14 Sep 2019

Live Music – Pontypool

It’s time for Simply Jackson (Michael Jackson Tribute) at The Dragonffli, Crumlin Road, Pontypool on Sat 14 Sep. Doors open at 7pm until x.30am. Tickets available from The Dragonffli priced £10 or £10 on the door.


Friday 20 September 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 from 10am-noon.


Rugby Tots Sessions – New Inn

Rugbytots sessions in New Inn enable boys and girls aged 2-7 to develop their social and physical skills. The next sessions are on Fri 20 Sep. For 2-3½ year olds from 3:45pm, 3½-5 year olds from 4:20pm, and 5-7 year olds at 5:05pm, and every Friday at those times at New Inn Community Hall in New Inn.


Superstars In The Making – Griffithstown

Superstars In The Making will meet at St Hilda’s Church Hall, Griffithstown, Fri 20 Sep from 4-6pm.


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 Fri 20 Sep 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.


Meditation Class – Griffithstown

Dreamstone Holistics are running two meditation classes each week at St Hilda’s Church Hall in Griffithstown. We’ve told you about the one on a Tuesday afternoon…the other one is on Fri 20 Sep, from 6-7:30pm.


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 (and sometimes the poles!), with a sprinkling of Gothic Horror and lots of wonderful chat. Every Friday evening from 7-9pm on Vitalize Radio.


Friday Night Vitalize with Jonezy – Vitalize Radio

Your weekend party is about to move up a gear, as Jonezy digs out those dance classics, working his way through the 70s, 80s and 90s from 9pm. Followed by serious dance tunes during his Essential Beats hour at 10pm. The only radio DJ who doesn’t need a mic to be heard. From 9-11pm, every Friday, on Vitalize Radio.


Tuesday 24 September/Wednesday 25 September 2019

Dear Zoo production – Cwmbran

The Children’s classic is coming to the Congress Theatre, Cwmbran, on Tuesday 24 Sept and Wednesday 25 Sept. Tickets are priced at £13 each, or £46 for a family ticket. Group discount is available. Book at congress.theatre.co.uk


Friday 27 September 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 from 10am-noon.


Rugby Tots Sessions – New Inn

Rugbytots sessions in New Inn enable boys and girls aged 2-7 to develop their social and physical skills. The next sessions are on Fri 27 Sep. For 2-3½ year olds from 3:45pm, 3½-5 year olds from 4:20pm, and 5-7 year olds at 5:05pm, and every Friday at those times at New Inn Community Hall in New Inn.


Superstars In The Making – Griffithstown

Superstars In The Making will meet at St Hilda’s Church Hall, Griffithstown, Fri 27 Sep from 4-6pm.


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 Fri 27 Sep 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.


Meditation Class – Griffithstown

Dreamstone Holistics are running two meditation classes each week at St Hilda’s Church Hall in Griffithstown. We’ve told you about the one on a Tuesday afternoon…the other one is on Fri 27 Sep, from 6-7:30pm.


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 (and sometimes the poles!), with a sprinkling of Gothic Horror and lots of wonderful chat. Every Friday evening from 7-9pm on Vitalize Radio.


Friday Night Vitalize with Jonezy – Vitalize Radio

Your weekend party is about to move up a gear, as Jonezy digs out those dance classics, working his way through the 70s, 80s and 90s from 9pm. Followed by serious dance tunes during his Essential Beats hour at 10pm. The only radio DJ who doesn’t need a mic to be heard. From 9-11pm, every Friday, on Vitalize Radio.


Saturday 28 September 2019

Live DJs – Pontypool

It’s time for Unity at The Dragonffli, Crumlin Road, Pontypool on Sat 28 Sep, featuring Dave Jones, Oliver HarveyandGreg Baker. Playing the best in House, Tech House and Techno. Doors open at 9pm until1am. Priced £3 on the door, or free before 10pm.


Saturday 12 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 7 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 7 November.

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


Thursday 5 Dec 2019

Gwent Police Surgery – New Inn

The Pontypool Neighbourhood Policing Team have announced a Police Surgery for the New Inn Ward, giving YOU the chance to raise concerns and speak to police about issues with your community. The next one is Thu 5 Dec, at New Inn Community Centre, New Road, New Inn from 78pm.


Wednesday 11 December 2019

Christmas Family Film Night – St Dials/Greenmeadow

6:30pm at St Dials & Greenmeadow Community Hall.



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