Theatre is back at the MCA, The Pillowman 29 and 30 October 2021


  In an interrogation room in an unnamed totalitarian dictatorship, Katurian (Andrew Fowler), a writer, is being interrogated by two detectives (Molly Brickley-Clark and Janine Davies). Next door, Katurian’s brother Michal (Luke WIlliams) waits. The detectives want to know why Katurian’s stories feature gruesome plots about child murder and torture, and in particular, why they seem to mirror a string of recent child murders in the area. This brutal dark comedy from Martin McDonagh, the master of the horror-comedy, poses unanswerable questions: Can stories hold the power to cause atrocities? Where is the line between truth and fairy tale? Is a [...]

Theatre is back at the MCA, The Pillowman 29 and 30 October 20212021-10-05T14:43:10+00:00

History made today when Abergavenny Town Council and MCA signed an agreement


Today we signed (by our Company Secretary Ian Smith and the Mayor  Tudor Thomas) an agreement for future collaborations in the name of Art with Abergavenny Town Council. Also present was Ann-Katrin Berggren and David Price, both Directors of the MCA CIC The agreement and the support have made it possible for  us to start looking for a Centre Manager etc. We are very much looking forward working closer together with the Town Council and we are grateful for all the support that they have given us so far. See Ad here  on the web and social media for the Centre [...]

History made today when Abergavenny Town Council and MCA signed an agreement2021-09-02T17:11:11+00:00



Great News!! Melville Centre for the Arts CIC 3 - 5 Pen y Pound, Abergavenny  is calling for  applications for the post of  ARTS CENTRE MANAGER If you have proven skills in venue management, social media and IT sound people skills, creativity   and a background in the arts? The Melville Centre for the Arts is a Community Interest Company based in Pen y Pound Abergavenny and is currently working towards a Community Asset Transfer of the buildings and site of the former King Henry VIII Grammar School. We have ambitious plans, and we have an exciting opportunity for an individual with a background [...]

WANTED ! ARTS CENTRE MANAGER2021-08-19T10:39:27+00:00

WALL2WALL JAZZFESTIVAL , Dom Pipkin Trio and Shez at the Melville 10 August


Filmed today at the Melville for future viewing and playing tonight. For more info see Next week we have a live gig at the Melville, still a few places left! Book now!   Wednesday 4th August: 8pm Dom Pipkin Trio New Orleans Comes to wall2wall FOUR TICKETS AVAILABLE £19 (Friends of BMJ £17) Booking Ref – (DPT) Piano Virtuoso Dom Pipkin is one of Europe’s top exponents of New Orleans rhythm and blues. He breathes new life into the classic funk sounds of The Meters, Dr John, Fats Domino and Professor Longhair, with such influences prominent in his [...]

WALL2WALL JAZZFESTIVAL , Dom Pipkin Trio and Shez at the Melville 10 August2021-08-04T16:43:15+00:00

My Care/My Home


Do you want a career where you can make a real difference to people’s lives? Then a career in care with My Care My Home could be the perfect fit for you!   Join My Care My Home for their Recruitment Open Day! When: Tuesday 13th July 2021 - 9.30am – 2.30pm Where: The Melville Centre for Arts, Abergavenny Address: 2 - 5 Pen y Pound, Abergavenny, Monmouthshire, NP7 5UD   For more information or to book your virtual appointment click here:   Being a Community Support Worker, you will be responsible for delivering first class care to our service [...]

My Care/My Home2021-06-30T10:11:18+00:00



  More Jazz to Lift the Spirits Here is another video from Argentina's “Festival de Jazz en la Playa”. Thanks to our collaboration with the festival, the entire 2021 festival is now being streamed by Black Mountain Jazz from its website and can be accessed until the end of June. The seven excellent videos that make up the festival are all free to access - to view them please visit the 'Club Programme' page of our website via - this link. We hope you enjoy them. Kind regards to all and stay safe Mike 22.05.21  

BLACK MOUNTAIN JAZZ NEWS2021-05-28T11:17:39+00:00

EASTER BONNET by Abergavenny Art Festival


A short film for Abergavenny Art Festival made by Mark Viveash at the Melville Centre, with Russell Jones Jr. and Ella Louise Appleby. All recorded and shot at the Melville Centre!  

EASTER BONNET by Abergavenny Art Festival2021-04-22T13:50:44+00:00



We have recently started a new Facebook group to encourage our community to share their creativity at home with us. From stitching to poetry and photography ...   Welcome to the Melville Centre for the Arts LOCKDOWN ART GALLERY. We were inspired by Debs Hancock who started The Usk Lockdown Creative Art Gallery here on Facebook. During this pandemic we have turned our minds towards being more creative at home. We are noticing wildlife, writing poetry, taking photographs, painting, learning instruments. We have actually had the "time to stand and stare." This page is intended to display our efforts. [...]

LOCKDOWN ART GALLERY2021-03-07T16:22:44+00:00
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