Comedy Workshops


Staring January 22nd, for 4 weeks. 7pm to 9pm Have you thought of becoming a comedian? would you like to just dip your toe in? Perhaps doing a comedy gig is on your bucket list... This course is for you. Led by Britain's Got Talent semi finalist, 25 years pro comedian, Noel James, this course provides a safe space with positive, constructive feedback. Accompanied by a 30 page booklet Noel will guide the student through the different performance techniques, delivery, and writing of material necessary for public comedic performance. He will touch upon many ways of making the audience laugh: misdirection, [...]

Comedy Workshops2024-01-07T14:37:47+00:00

Stand-Up Comedy Writing Workshop


Ever fancied doing Stand-Up? Noel James is a professional comedian.  His stand up comedy workshop does not teach people how to be funny, but instead provides the tools needed by a new act to deliver their material, to sell their performance to the audience, and to overcome fear and anxiety. Included in this two hour taster session is a 30 page booklet which outlines the history as well as various aspects of comedy. What techniques can be used to make a joke funny? Misdirection/reveal, wordplay, juxtaposition, transposition. How should a comedian address a crowd ?  Head up, face towards the back [...]

Stand-Up Comedy Writing Workshop2023-11-22T07:22:26+00:00

New Poets Poetry Cafe


With the renowned and charismatic Ric Hool, The New Poets Poetry Cafe is a series of 4 sessions  hosted in The Melville Cafe/Bar.  For the writer, this series is for anyone interested in developing their poetry. This group is also open to those poetry enthusiasts that do not write but want to learn and share in their passion.  

New Poets Poetry Cafe2022-11-30T13:23:29+00:00

TANGO JAZZ QUARTET; Black Mountain Jazz


TANGO JAZZ QUARTET BMJ CLUB PROGRAMME Sunday 28th August 2022: 8pm Bar opens at 7.30pm   Melville Theatre: Pen-y-Pound, Abergavenny, NP7 5UD Jazz Quartet have played at our club and festival several times over the past years. In 2020, the pandemic scuppered any thoughts of a live festival and a virtual event evolved. One of the videos included, which was produced in Argentina for us by Tango Jazz Quartet, explores the blending of the two genres of music. We are delighted to be part of their 2022 European tour and very much look forward to their visit to Abergavenny. WORKSHOP In [...]

TANGO JAZZ QUARTET; Black Mountain Jazz2022-08-24T14:22:58+01:00

Willow Birdfeeders Workshop (free workshop)


Willow Birdfeeders Workshop (free taster workshop) You will be learning how to weave a willow birdfeeder for you to take home - with Helen Munday, experienced and fun willow tutor. This is a free taster workshop to all abilities, running from 10am until 2pm. All tools and materials provided, just book your place and have a fun morning weaving a bird feeder to take home with you. Bring a packed lunch, teas and coffees are free.

Willow Birdfeeders Workshop (free workshop)2022-04-29T11:10:26+01:00

Wednesday Workshops for Volunteers


      A day to connect, receive free training, meet new friends, and share skills and ideas over a complimentary lunch and refreshments. Organised by The Melville Centre and GAVO, with training provided by MCC and Cwtch Angels, this day is open to current or future volunteers! You can choose from: Food & Hygiene Certificate, Customer Care or basic Health & Safety certificate (other days will be available to take all options) To register, please click here to fill in the form for your free ticket: Any issues, please email Chris:  

Wednesday Workshops for Volunteers2022-04-27T20:41:12+01:00

Drypoint Etching


Please join Rachel Cadman, one of The Big Skill tutors, for a FREE printmaking workshop exploring drypoint engraving. It is a lovely technique and very easy to learn, so no previous experience or drawing skill is needed. As you will be using ink, it would be good to wear old clothes and bring along an apron if you can. You will guided you through the process, from making your design through to the printing using an etching press, and go home with a series of prints you will be proud of.   Maximum of 8 people.  age 8 plus. . Book via [...]

Drypoint Etching2022-04-28T19:41:22+01:00
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