Monday, September 25, 2017

Special award for the Winding House

Blackwood Miners’ Institute has a huge selection of hilarious acts and breath taking shows on offer throughout September, from the famous ‘Stute Comedy Nights to Mynyddislwyn Male Voice Choir –there really is something for everyone!

The ‘Stute Comedy Nights are set to return on Friday 8th September, with top class comedians putting on a hilarious show for the audience to enjoy. Compere for the evening will be Blackwood Miners’ Institute regular, James Cook. Kicking off the evening will be Otiz Cannelloni, who combines the illusion of magic and the wit of stand up to produce a fantastic comic creation! Gerry K is also on the bill, bringing truly original insights into life in rural England.

Poggle, a captivating and imaginative show for young children, comes to Blackwood Miners’ Institute on Saturday 16th September. This warm-hearted and funny sensory dance theatre show follows Vince who wants to go into the forest but is too scared to go all on his own – until he meets Poggle who takes him on an adventure! Suitable for children age 6 months to 4 years.

Not About Heroes depicts the story of the friendship between World War I poets Wilfred Owen and Siegfried Sassoon, which was over shadowed by an appalling war. This is a potent exploration of courage and humanity to be shown at Blackwood Miners’ Institute on Wednesday 20th September.

Join Mynyddislwyn Male Voice Choir on Thursday 21st September at 7pm for a wonderful evening of music and entertainment, as they perform in their 47th annual concert! The choir will be joined by special guests Mezzo Soprano, Joanne Thomas and Caerphilly Young Musician of the Year, violinist Nick Francis.

For more information on any shows at Blackwood Miners’ Institute or to book tickets, please visit www.blackwoodminersinstitute.com or call the box office on 01495 227206.

Source: http://www.caerphilly.gov.uk/News/News-Bulletin/August-2017/Special-award-for-the-Winding-House (Thu Aug 31st 2017)

Leanne Hughes
Leanne Hughes
Local News & Events, Welsh Politics
Caerphilly & Merthyr Tydfil

Let's Get Digital, Digital!

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All things digital will be celebrated in a ‘festival' at Central Library Hub next week.

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No wellies or glow-sticks are required for Digifest, a special event on Saturday, September 9 organised by Cardiff Library Service and Adult Community Learning Service.

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The digital fun from 10am to 5pm will include information stalls, seminars and workshops with activities available to suit a variety of ages and capabilities.

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The day will also provide an opportunity for people to enrol on a wide variety of Adult Community Learning courses including courses for help people gain skills they need to get back into work, exciting courses from crafts to computers and as well as accessible learning opportunities for adults with additional needs.

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Workshops in the festival include an ‘Appy hour' for all those confused by just what their smartphone or tablet can do, Minecraft club for children to build and explore their own world in a safe, offline environment, a local ancestry and family history workshop with Glamorgan Family History Society, a social media seminar, 3D printing demonstration, digital garden design and much more.

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Visitors to the library will also be able to find out about the latest cutting edge photography equipment available, learn about the latest virtual reality technology to help people gain an understanding of what it is like to suffer from dementia and lots of information about the activities and resources on offer in Cardiff Libraries.

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Cabinet Member for Housing and Communities, Cllr Lynda Thorne, said: "Digifest is a great initiative by Cardiff Libraries and Adult Community Learning to help people find out more about every day technology, how to get the best out of it and how to enjoy using it. There's a packed schedule of innovative activities running throughout the day for real novices to those who already embrace technology in their lives but want to learn more.

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Let's get digital, digital! ; All things digital will be celebrated in a ‘festival' at Central Library Hub next week. ; No wellies or glow-sticks are required for Digifest, a special event on Saturday, September 9 organised by Cardiff Library Service and Adult Community Learning Service. ; The digital fun from 10am to 5pm will in...

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