Celebrating Christmas Crafts with Wye Valley Women 20 November

The nextChristmas Decorations Wye Valley Women meeting will be at 7.30pm on Tuesday November 20th.

We will be celebrating Christmas Crafts with an exhibition of items made by members, demonstrations of Christmas crafts, an opportunity to have a go and make a pine cone “Christmas cuties” and other decorative items, together with Mulled Wine, or soft drink, tea or coffee and mince pies.

If you have any of your own crafts that you would like to include in the exhibition please bring them along. There may also be small items to buy.

All welcome


Village Christmas Card Delivery

ChristmasCardAs  usual, the Village Hall committee are offering a delivery service for your village Christmas cards again this year, in return for a small donation to Hall funds.  This is a useful fundraiser for the hall so please join in if you send cards to friends locally.

Bring your cards to the hall on Sunday 16th December between 10.00 and noon.  Cards will be delivered in the following few days, before Christmas, by our team of volunteers. Continue reading

The Narth Singers Christmas Concert

XmasSingers2018Thursday 13th December 7.30pm at Pelham Hall

You may remember the disastrous hurricane that struck south-east Asia 5yrs ago. Super-typhoon Haiyan was one of the strongest tropical cyclones ever recorded. It killed at least 6,300 people in the Philippines alone. At that time the Narth Choir raised nearly £1,000 towards Monmouth Rotary Club’s ShelterBox Appeal. Each ShelterBox provides all the needs for a displaced family – food, water, shelter even games for the kids. And through the world-wide Rotary network, they get there very quickly.

The Narth Choir is hoping, through your generosity, to raise enough for another ShelterBox at their Christmas Concert on Thursday 13th December 7.30pm in the Pelham Hall, Penallt.

They plan to entertain you in a stunning Christmas concert with some exciting new pieces plus many old favourites.

Come along, enjoy the singing, enjoy that Christmas feeling and feel good about supporting a super, world-helping Charity.

Don’t forget, Thursday 13th December 7.30pm in the Pelham Hall, Penallt with retiring donations for ShelterBoxes.

Tai Chi for Beginners & Over 50s

Tai chiThe Age Cymru Local Links club on Wednesday afternoons is offering Tai Chi for absolute beginners, with a class a month during their club session.  You don’t have to join the rest of the club – you can come just for the session – but you are very welcome to join the rest of the members with refreshments and other activities if you wish.  The club is very informal – just turn up.  It’s £3 a session.

Tai Chi is a gentle form of exercise which helps to improve balance and mobility.  The class will be conducted by a qualified trainer.

The club runs from 1.30pm to 3.30pm every Wednesday.  The special Tai Chi sessions are 2pm to 3pm on

  • Wednesday 14th November
  • Wednesday 12th December

Age Cymru logoFor more information contact Monmouthshire Community Support Services, telephone 01291 673300.

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Black is the Colour of my Voice

Apphia CampbellUPDATE: This event is close to being sold out. Please call Stephen Dix on 01600 860664 to confirm availability.

A very special Night Out featuring acclaimed singer Apphia Campbell, at the hall on Saturday 10th November

American singer Apphia Campbell has appeared on stages in New York and Shanghai, and at the Edinburgh Fringe.  This is her first UK tour and thanks to funding from the Welsh Arts Council we are able to see her at our local village hall. Continue reading

Autumn Village Walk: Sunday 14 October – Cancelled

Spring village walk cropped

Village Walk, spring 2018 – remember the sunshine?

CANCELLED: With apologies for  any disappointment but the walk has been cancelled due to the bad weather and dangerous conditions. 

The Footpath Project is organising the next Village Walk on Sunday 14th October.  The arrangements follow the successful format of previous village walks, but with new routes that will be revealed on the day.

This will be the fourth of these social walks, which have proved to be a great way to get to know your neighbours while appreciating the beautiful countryside around our village.  Newcomers will be made very welcome by the regular walkers.

There will be the usual choice of a longer walk (about 5 miles or so) and an easier short walk (around 2 miles on flatter ground). Continue reading

Wye Valley Women talk by Jeff, the Otterman

Otter 1

Photo: Jeff Chard

The Wye Valley Women meeting on Tuesday 18th September features a talk by Jeff Chard “Otter Wonderful World“.

Jeff is based in the Rhymney Valley of the county borough of Caerphilly, South Wales, and explores rivers looking for the Eurasian Otter (Lutra Lutra).  His illustrated talks are about his experiences and encounters with these fascinating animals.

Non members welcome £3.
Doors and bar open from 19:15.

Garden Club Talk: Grassland Fungi

GrasslandFungiThe next meeting of The Narth Garden Club includes a talk by Elsa Wood and Jon Dunkelman An Introduction to Grassland Fungi and to Species found Locally. 

Last year Elsa and Jon’s book Grassland Fungi: A Field Guide was published.  Elsa is a professional ecologist and also the county flower recorder.  Jon lives on The Narth and is a fungi enthusiast and member of Monmouthshire Meadows Group.

Tuesday 25th September at the Village Hall

Doors open 7.30pm for 8pm