Look through the calendar to see what is going on in and around the Blaenavon area.
The events listed are no more than 1 hours drive from the World Heritage Site so why not use Oakfield B&B as your base?
Hopefully there is something for everyone!

Apr
4
Sat
Railway Volunteer Recruitment @ Blaenavon Heritage Railway
Apr 4 @ 11:00 am – 5:00 pm

volunteer recruitmentEver wanted to work on a steam or diesel train?

Blaenavon’s Heritage railway are holding a volunteer recruitment weekend 4th & 5th April dedicated to giving potential volunteers a taster for the railway. There be representatives from all departments on hand to answer questions and show people around the site and railway. There are plans to have one steam and one diesel locomotive in use.
Trains will be running on the normal 4 train timetable.
Pop along and see for yourself what it’s all about.

For up to date information go to pbrly.co.uk

Apr
5
Sun
Railway Volunteer Recruitment @ Blaenavon Heritage Railway
Apr 5 @ 11:00 am – 5:00 pm

volunteer recruitmentEver wanted to work on a steam or diesel train?

Blaenavon’s Heritage railway are holding a volunteer recruitment weekend 4th & 5th April dedicated to giving potential volunteers a taster for the railway. There be representatives from all departments on hand to answer questions and show people around the site and railway. There are plans to have one steam and one diesel locomotive in use.
Trains will be running on the normal 4 train timetable.
Pop along and see for yourself what it’s all about.

For up to date information go to pbrly.co.uk

Apr
10
Fri
Easter Bunny Arrives By Train @ Pontypool & Blaenavon Railway
Apr 10 @ 11:00 am – 4:30 pm

Steam Train Easter Bunny arriving by steam train!

Every year the Easter Bunny pays a visit to see the families on board the steam trains at Pontypool & Blaenavon Railway.
This year is no exception.
There will be an Easter egg/chocolate treat for every child too.

Buy a Day Rover Ticket and travel all day on the train.
You can travel from our main station at Furnace Sidings to the Big Pit National Mining Museum for an underground tour. Our second journey takes you to Coed Avon and Blaenavon (High Level) where you can alight to explore the Heritage Town and Ironworks.

Friday 10th, Saturday 11th, Sunday 12th & Monday 13th April.

Why not catch the train to Big Pit station and enjoy some time underground?

For more information, updates and detailed timetables go to http://pontypool-and-blaenavon.co.uk

 

Apr
11
Sat
Easter Bunny Arrives By Train @ Pontypool & Blaenavon Railway
Apr 11 @ 11:00 am – 4:30 pm

Steam Train Easter Bunny arriving by steam train!

Every year the Easter Bunny pays a visit to see the families on board the steam trains at Pontypool & Blaenavon Railway.
This year is no exception.
There will be an Easter egg/chocolate treat for every child too.

Buy a Day Rover Ticket and travel all day on the train.
You can travel from our main station at Furnace Sidings to the Big Pit National Mining Museum for an underground tour. Our second journey takes you to Coed Avon and Blaenavon (High Level) where you can alight to explore the Heritage Town and Ironworks.

Friday 10th, Saturday 11th, Sunday 12th & Monday 13th April.

Why not catch the train to Big Pit station and enjoy some time underground?

For more information, updates and detailed timetables go to http://pontypool-and-blaenavon.co.uk

 

Apr
12
Sun
Easter Bunny Arrives By Train @ Pontypool & Blaenavon Railway
Apr 12 @ 11:00 am – 4:30 pm

Steam Train Easter Bunny arriving by steam train!

Every year the Easter Bunny pays a visit to see the families on board the steam trains at Pontypool & Blaenavon Railway.
This year is no exception.
There will be an Easter egg/chocolate treat for every child too.

Buy a Day Rover Ticket and travel all day on the train.
You can travel from our main station at Furnace Sidings to the Big Pit National Mining Museum for an underground tour. Our second journey takes you to Coed Avon and Blaenavon (High Level) where you can alight to explore the Heritage Town and Ironworks.

Friday 10th, Saturday 11th, Sunday 12th & Monday 13th April.

Why not catch the train to Big Pit station and enjoy some time underground?

For more information, updates and detailed timetables go to http://pontypool-and-blaenavon.co.uk

 

Apr
13
Mon
Easter Bunny Arrives By Train @ Pontypool & Blaenavon Railway
Apr 13 @ 11:00 am – 4:30 pm

Steam Train Easter Bunny arriving by steam train!

Every year the Easter Bunny pays a visit to see the families on board the steam trains at Pontypool & Blaenavon Railway.
This year is no exception.
There will be an Easter egg/chocolate treat for every child too.

Buy a Day Rover Ticket and travel all day on the train.
You can travel from our main station at Furnace Sidings to the Big Pit National Mining Museum for an underground tour. Our second journey takes you to Coed Avon and Blaenavon (High Level) where you can alight to explore the Heritage Town and Ironworks.

Friday 10th, Saturday 11th, Sunday 12th & Monday 13th April.

Why not catch the train to Big Pit station and enjoy some time underground?

For more information, updates and detailed timetables go to http://pontypool-and-blaenavon.co.uk

 

Apr
21
Tue
Royal Opera House – Live Streaming at Blaenavon Workmen’s Hall Cinema @ Blaenavon Workmen's Hall
Apr 21 @ 6:45 pm – 9:30 pm

Royal Opera House Live Streams 2020 Season

Live streaming of the performances outlined below can be seen at Blaenavon Workmen’s Hall cinema.

A fantastic season of LIVE broadcasts from the Royal Opera House in London’s Covent Garden, featuring Operas and Ballets. The season includes an exciting range of new commissions, world premieres and much-loved revivals

New and highly anticipated opera productions of Beethoven’s Fidelio and Elektra, plus ballet World Premieres from choreographers Cathy Marston, Liam Scarlett and Wayne McGregor.
Damiano Michieletto’s ambitious award-winning production of Cavalleria Rusticana and Pagliacci, two classic operas drawn together, with thrilling singing and intense drama, for a wonderful night of Italian opera in its most familiar form.
A revival of Liam Scarlett’s glorious 2018 production of Swan Lake.

25th February (Ballet) = Cellist / Dances At A Gathering
17th March (Opera) = Fidelio
1st April (Ballet) = Swan Lake
21st April (Opera) = Cavalleria Rusticana / Pagliacci
28th May (Ballet) = The Dante Project
18th June (Opera) = Elektra

For more information click here

May
3
Sun
Dawn Chorus – An Early Morning Walk (Very Early!!) @ Start at Blaenavon World Heritage Centre
May 3 @ 6:30 am – 8:00 am

Dawn Chorus WalkWake Up With The Dawn Chorus!

The walks leaves Blaenavon World Heritage Centre at 6:00am on Sunday 3rd May.

Yep! That early. Literally up with the early birds.

Join International Dawn Chorus Day with a short walk from the World Heritage Centre to Forgeside Woodlands to hear our resident birds and summer visitors at their best. Learn to identify common birds by song from our experts.

This walk is part of the walking programme for 2020 being led by volunteers from Blaenavon World Heritage Environment Group – BWHEG for short.

It would be great for people to support this knowledgeable group of volunteers (Oakfield B&B proprietors are active members of BWHEG)

For more information go to BWHEG.Wales

May
8
Fri
VE Bank Holiday Weekend At The Railway @ Pontypool & Blaenavon Railway
May 8 @ 11:00 am – 5:15 pm

VE Bank Holiday weekendVE Bank Holiday Wartime Weekend

An event with demonstrations from WWII re-enactors and locals.  There will be lots of displays, activities and many military vehicles.

Get into the spirit of the 1940s and celebrate the 75th anniversary of Victory in Europe by joining in and dressing up in the fashions of the era.

For more information on the weekends activities go to
http://pontypool-and-blaenavon.co.uk or

 

May
9
Sat
VE Bank Holiday Weekend At The Railway @ Pontypool & Blaenavon Railway
May 9 @ 11:00 am – 5:15 pm

VE Bank Holiday weekendVE Bank Holiday Wartime Weekend

An event with demonstrations from WWII re-enactors and locals.  There will be lots of displays, activities and many military vehicles.

Get into the spirit of the 1940s and celebrate the 75th anniversary of Victory in Europe by joining in and dressing up in the fashions of the era.

For more information on the weekends activities go to
http://pontypool-and-blaenavon.co.uk or