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News & Other Events


May is when our AGM takes place. It doesn't usually take very long and will leave plenty of time for us to enjoy the excellent Madeleine Gray's lecture. It will be in the Borough Theatre with no Zoom link so we are hoping for our usual good turnout of members for this event. Despite the near-continuous rain in April the theatre was pretty full for Christopher Parry's entertaining talk about the education setlements set up in the Valleys during the Depression years.


We would like our members to contribute articles for the next edition of the Gobannium Gazette. For more information click here.



Other Organisations' Events in May


Blaenau Gwent Heritage Forum

Talk: John Evan Thomas

9 May at Bedwellty House Tredegar, free

John Evan Thomas was born in Brecon and was on of Wales’ leading sculptors in the 19th Century. The speaker is William Gibbs.


Newport Museum

Sudbrook, its Shipyard and South America

11 May, 11-12.30, free

Join us at our latest Newport Transporter Bridge Project 'Bridge Talk', exploring a forgotten industry on our Severn Estuary. Join speaker Richard Clammer, author of a carefully-researched and beautifully-illustrated book, as he tells the fascinating story of Sudbrook village, its forgotten shipyard and the many vessels built there.*krgi3l*_up*MQ..*_ga*ODU2NjYyMjI2LjE3MTQ0MDY2MTU.*_ga_TQVES5V6SH*MTcxNDQwNjYxNS4xLjAuMTcxNDQwNjYxNS4wLjAuMA..


Waterstones Abergavenny

From Welsh Myths to the Myths of Mental Health

16 May, 7pm, free

Join us in store for an evening event with welsh author, Horatio Clare, as he discusses all things Welsh Myths to the Myths of Mental Health*xb4s2j*_up*MQ..*_ga*ODU2NjYyMjI2LjE3MTQ0MDY2MTU.*_ga_TQVES5V6SH*MTcxNDQwNjYxNS4xLjAuMTcxNDQwNjYxNS4wLjAuMA..


Friends of Forgotten Churches

Talk: The repair project at St James’s, Llangua

16 May at 6.15pm at the Melville Centre (doors 6pm),

In 2023 FoFC secured a grant that has enabled us to adopt and repair St James’s, with work starting on site soon.  There’s more information about the church and the project our website

where people can find out more. Our Director, Rachel Morley, will speak about the FoFC and its work, and architect Andrew Faulkner will cover the repairs we’re doing at St James’s.  The talk is free to attend, but space is limited so we advise that people reserve their place(s) in advance. There’s more information and a booking form here.