Daughter of Bala

The Melville Theatre The Melville Centre, Pen-y-Pound, Abergavenny, Monmouthshire, United Kingdom

Daughter of Bala by Adele Cordner   Dive into the remarkable tale of Betsi Cadwaladr, a name lost in the annals of history but not forgotten on the stage! In this gripping new play, written by Newport playwright Adele Cordner, witness the extraordinary life of a 19th-century Welsh woman whose adventures spanned continents and whose bravery helped reshape the course of wartime nursing history. Join Her Story Theatre Company as we journey through Betsi's captivating life story: from her humble beginnings in Wales to her globetrotting escapades in service, where she encountered fellow Welsh souls in the most unexpected corners of [...]

Get Tickets £12.00 – £15.00

Flamenco Trio – Matinee Show

The Melville Theatre The Melville Centre, Pen-y-Pound, Abergavenny, Monmouthshire, United Kingdom

Members: Jose Almarcha: Guitar Lucia Ruibal: Dancer,Palmas Demi Garcia Sabat: Percussion Don't miss this unique opportunity to see these incredible flamenco artists from Spain. Part of Jose Almarcha's Flamenco Trio UK 2024 Summer Tour. José Almarcha is a superb guitarist and composer from Ciudad Real. José studied flamenco at Córdoba Conservatory of Music in 2009 and with great flamenco masters such as Paco Serrano and Niño de Pura. He has accompanied dancers such as Olga Pericet, Marco Flores and Antonio Canales. After the excellent reception of his first album, Vejézate, he has just released his new album, Alejandra, which will be [...]

Get Tickets £10.00 – £20.00

Flamenco Trio

The Melville Theatre The Melville Centre, Pen-y-Pound, Abergavenny, Monmouthshire, United Kingdom

Members: Jose Almarcha: Guitar Lucia Ruibal: Dancer,Palmas Demi Garcia Sabat: Percussion Don't miss this unique opportunity to see these incredible flamenco artists from Spain. Part of Jose Almarcha's Flamenco Trio UK 2024 Summer Tour. José Almarcha is a superb guitarist and composer from Ciudad Real. José studied flamenco at Córdoba Conservatory of Music in 2009 and with great flamenco masters such as Paco Serrano and Niño de Pura. He has accompanied dancers such as Olga Pericet, Marco Flores and Antonio Canales. After the excellent reception of his first album, Vejézate, he has just released his new album, Alejandra, which will be [...]

Get Tickets £10.00 – £20.00

Poetry Upstairs – June 2024

Melville Centre Cafe-Bar The Melville Centre, Pen-y-Pound, Abergavenny, Monmouthshire, United Kingdom

Robert Sheppard has been publishing poetry since 1979, and he has two retrospective collections, Twentieth Century Blues (Salt 2008) and a selected poems History or Sleep (Shearsman 2015).He has published collaborative work with Bob Cobbing, Patricia Farrell, Pete Clarke. Robert is also a critic and an editor. Robert  Sheppard lives in Liverpool. Abigail Parry’s poems have been set to music, translated into Spanish and Japanese. She has won the Ballymaloe Prize, the Troubadour Prize, and an Eric Gregory Award. Her first collection, Jinx (Bloodaxe) was shortlisted for the Forward Prize and the Seamus Heaney Centre First Collection Poetry Prize. Her second [...]

ALBINO FROGS

The Melville Theatre The Melville Centre, Pen-y-Pound, Abergavenny, Monmouthshire, United Kingdom

SIMPLY KNOWN AS “THE FROGS” THEY WRITE AND PERFORM THEIR OWN TUNES, DRAWING INSPIRATION FROM SUCH GREATS AS STEELYE DAN, AVERAGE WHITE BAND, HEW AND CRY, TO NAME A FEW OF THAT MUSICAL JANRE'. THEY PUNCH OUT SWING FILLED FUNKY GROOVES WITH CATCHY HOOKS AND HUMMERBLE MELODIES, WHICH GET YER FOOT TAPPING AND EARS LISTENING. FOR A FOUR PIECE BAND CONSISTING OF DRUMS, BASS GUITAR AND SAXAPHONE THEY MAKE A SURPRISINGLY POWERFULL AND TIGHT SOUND.

High School Never Ends – The Musical

The Melville Theatre The Melville Centre, Pen-y-Pound, Abergavenny, Monmouthshire, United Kingdom

Jukebox musical based around songs of Bowling for Soup. In 1989, 16-year-old Emily dumped her boyfriend Jaret. Now in 2008, neither of them has got over each other. A chance encounter causes them each to start reflecting on the past. Set between Texas and Ohio, High School Never Ends the Musical is a comedic love story of two high school sweethearts who fall out, part for years, and then have the opportunity to start again when there is a high school reunion. A series of nostalgia-filled flashback scenes to the 1980s highlight the peculiarities of being a high school student – a sense of bewilderment that never truly leaves us when we move into the adult world. [...]

High School Never Ends – The Musical

The Melville Theatre The Melville Centre, Pen-y-Pound, Abergavenny, Monmouthshire, United Kingdom

Jukebox musical based around songs of Bowling for Soup. In 1989, 16-year-old Emily dumped her boyfriend Jaret. Now in 2008, neither of them has got over each other. A chance encounter causes them each to start reflecting on the past. Set between Texas and Ohio, High School Never Ends the Musical is a comedic love story of two high school sweethearts who fall out, part for years, and then have the opportunity to start again when there is a high school reunion. A series of nostalgia-filled flashback scenes to the 1980s highlight the peculiarities of being a high school student – a sense of bewilderment that never truly leaves us when we move into the adult world. [...]

An evening of James Taylor

The Melville Theatre The Melville Centre, Pen-y-Pound, Abergavenny, Monmouthshire, United Kingdom

James Taylor is the encapsulation of the best of American songwriting. His music has touched millions worldwide over his ongoing 55 year strong career and his music still stands up to the test of time. ‘How Sweet It Is’ focuses more on Taylor’s early songwriting career, featuring much loved songs, such as ‘Sweet Baby James’, ‘Something In The Way She Moves’, ‘Fire and Rain’ but also includes more recent classics like the evocative ‘Frozen Man’. Vernon James performs the songs true to how they were written and in the spirit of James Taylor himself, with a soulful lilt. During this two [...]

Word Paintings – The Keith James Songbook

The Melville Theatre The Melville Centre, Pen-y-Pound, Abergavenny, Monmouthshire, United Kingdom

A unique voice within the fabric of music in the UK WORD PAINTINGS THE KEITH JAMES SONGBOOK A long awaited Concert tour Mature, insightful and intriguing - sensitive and honest Spanning the past 50 years, Keith has performed thousands of enthusiastically received shows in Arts Centres and Theatres throughout the UK. Thoughtful, interpretive concerts devoted to the writing of visionary Songwriters and Poets who he has always admired. The success of these concerts has been such, that it has somewhat eclipsed Keith’s own material (which has mostly been heard on his 12 Album releases) so the writing and release of this [...]

Exposing History

The Melville Theatre The Melville Centre, Pen-y-Pound, Abergavenny, Monmouthshire, United Kingdom

Re-examining the past: A Sifting of the Layers of Welsh History Archaeology, acting, music and comedy combine to form a unique perspective on Welsh history Come watch a family orientated experience centred around Britain’s forgotten past in our 'sights', wherein we visit a number of places, exciting archaeological sites and expose the real evidence at Paviland Cave, the Mold Cape, Maen Llia Stone, Caerleon Amphitheatre, Eliseg Pillar,  and more. Come see a historical spectacle that just might, or might not, change your own perspective of your past. With actors: Karl-James Langford, Clarissa Raven, Sarah Clare, Ella Osa, and Musician Jamie Paul

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