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Capturing the Crawshay’s: Family photographs from 1855-1879Capturing the Crawshay’s: Family photographs from 1855-1879Take a peek
The Big SparkleThe Big SparkleTake a peek
River of Light Lantern ParadeRiver of Light Lantern ParadeTake a peek
Nos Galan Road Race - 31 DecemberNos Galan Road Race - 31 DecemberTake a peek
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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Capturing the Crawshay’s: Family photographs from 1855-1879

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

08 October 2019 - 01 March 2020

This exhibition will display photographs of the Crawshay family, many of which have never been publ...

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Location Drawings by Allaster Grant

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

15 October 2019 - 18 November 2019

Merthyr artist Allaster Grant exhibiting some of his location drawings from Cardiff and the surroun...

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Gwent Archives - Journey to Democracy

The General Office, Steelworks Road, Ebbw Vale,

22 October 2019 - 09 November 2019

This free exhibition explores the political and social background to the UK’s Journey to Democracy....

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Circus Funtasia Merthyr Tydfil

Cyfarthfa Park, Brecon Road, Merthyr Tydfil,

23 October 2019 - 27 October 2019

Circus Funtasia is bringing their action-packed show to Merthyr Tydfil from 23rd-27th October, for ...

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Ghost Tours of Cyfarthfa Castle Museum & Art Gallery

Cyfarthfa Castle Museum, Brecon Road, Merthyr Tydfil,

23 October 2019 - 24 October 2019

FULLY BOOKED! This is a guided tour around Cyfarthfa Castle Museum and Art Gallery by torchlight. G...

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Discover Local History - Bleanavon

General Offices - Gwent Archives, Steelworks Road, Ebbw Vale

24 October 2019

Discover Local History - The Value of Local and Community History - Blaenavon A comprehensive work...

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Historic Winding Engine Running

Winding House, Cross Street, New Tredegar,

26 October 2019

See our historic winding engine in action.

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The South Wales Steampunk Halloweenarium!

RedHouse Cymru, Old Town Hall, High Street, Merthyr Tydfil

26 October 2019 - 27 October 2019

You can expect a very warm welcome from some lovely eccentrics, and a menagerie of madness, mirth, ...

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St John's House Open Days

26 October 2019

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

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Ghost Trains At Blaenavon Heritage Railway

Blaenavon's Heritage Railway, Blaenavon,

26 October 2019 - 27 October 2019

Trains are running from our Spooky Furnace Sidings station at regular intervals from 4pm through to...

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