|Below you find information on local club's in
the Tredegar area.
We set up in 2004 in order to raise much needed funds for equipment and training for the people in our area. Since that time we have raised in excess of £80,000, run various projects and provided training and activities for many members of the community, young and old!
Our objectives are to further the benefit of Tredegar and surrounding community through the creation of opportunities for education and life-long learning and to promote social inclusion, bilingualism and community participation through various activities.
We are becoming increasingly involved in larger projects and would like to hear from anyone who would be interested in joining us. So, if you have time to spare and would like to be involved please contact us by e-mail email@example.com
Friends of TCS
Parc Bryn Bach Running Club
The very successfully Parc Bryn Bach
Running Club meet every Thursday evening at 18:30 at the park all
abilities catered for. The club train in different groups to accommodate
all. The club race at all distances and support all athletic events at the
park including the prestigious British Triathlon.
Tredegar Camera Clubs every
Friday (7:00 -9:00) in the Guides Hut, just off the end of the prom.
The Tredegar Camera Club has been in existence since the early
1980's, and always warmly receives new members.
Kidz R Us
It is a non-profitable organisation, which provides over 170 Tredegar children between the ages of 3 and 19 with weekly dance, singing and drama lessons. It is fast becoming the most popular children’s group in the area. All of the weekly contributions the children pay are fed back into the society and used to develop its resources. The teachers are all professional and work with the children to enable them to regularly perform shows, concerts and pantomimes for the public. They also use the talents they develop to do a lot of fund-raising for other local groups and charities. They have recently secured an opportunity to perform at the Edinburgh Festival in 2006.
Kidz-R-Us have been lucky enough to purchase Park Place Chapel in Georgetown, Tredegar as their own building. Not only will this be the new home for Kidz-R-Us, but they hope with a bit of vision that it will become a Performing Arts centre for all the Children of Tredegar.
Dance and drama classes meet on a Saturday between 10am and 3pm depending on age...turn up at any time for a visit!
or ring 01495 724532 on a Saturday between 10am and 3pm
Singing lessons: Wednesday 6-7pm (7-10yr old), 7-8pm (11yrs-adult)
THE HEADS OF THE VALLEYS GATEWAY CLUB
Thanks for reading this and I hope we will be seeing some of you at the Gateway Club
|Tredegar Youth Band
We are looking to reform a youth band in the town for concert work and to take part in local youth competitions throughout the year . Any players under 18 are welcome to come along and have a blow with us (or play percussion).
We currently have 16 members and are hoping to have 25-30 under-18 ' s to compete in local competitions starting from next year.
Anybody interested should phone Matt on (01495) 303089 or come to the band-room on:-
Mondays 5.30pm - percussion
Mondays 6.00pm - Advanced class
Thursdays 6.15pm - Learner class
|Tredegar School of
Weekly classes in the following dance disciplines:
Ballet, Modern Stage, Tap, boys & girls from 2 Years old. Exceptionally high standard of teaching. Shows and Exams.
Please contact miss Rachael on 0845 224 2814 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
|BLAENAU GWENT OTTERS SWIMMING CLUB
FOR THE DISABLED
The Blaenau Gwent Otters meet in Tredegar Leisure Centre every Wednesday
night at 8 p.m. The Otters are a swimming club for the disabled and we are
always on the look-out for new helpers. If you enjoy swimming and
socialising with a great bunch of people please come along, or if you
require further information please telephone the secretary Mrs. Donna Brown on 01495 212157 or the .Chairman Mr. Derrick Brown on 01495 305331.
|TREDEGAR THESPIAN PLAYERS
The Society was founded in 1945 by a small group of drama enthusiasts, with rehearsals held in a room at the rear of the Castle Hotel, under the control of the first producer, John Morris.
Initial performances were held at the Workman’s Hall, but soon it was decided to enter drama festivals which were held annually at up to thirty different venues across South Wales.
The first play to travel was “Dangerous Corner” by J. B. Priestly, but with Bert Burrows’ production of “Frieda” by Ronald Miller, the Society became a major winner on the circuit. The most successful play being “Anna Christie” by Eugene O’Neil, with many best acting awards won by Shirley Wring and Ray Yabsley.
Then in 1956, the players felt a need for a home of their own, and nine members made personal loans of £180 each for the purchase of the derelict pub, “The Freemasons’ Vaults” in Coronation Street.
For the next six years, members shared the work of refurbishing the building, whilst continuing to travel to drama festivals. Their prize monies augmented grants from Tredegar Urban District and Monmouthshire Councils and one for £700 from the Caoustie Gulbenkian Foundation.
Eventually on 30th October 1962, The Little Theatre opened with a
performance of “Serious Charge” by Philip King. To quote Philip Price,
our chairman at that time
An example of this was the formation of our Youth group by Sharon James, developed by Pamela Cheung and continuing under the guidance of Mary Evans.
In 1983, the pantomime “Red Riding Hood” was produced by the versatile Gwyneth Jones of Ebbw Vale, which established the tradition of our annual Christmas shows, which were overseen by Basil Jones, one of the nine members who had financially supported the purchase of “The Vaults”
In the ensuing years, the theatre has seen a diversity of productions, including plays, serious, romantic, comic and farcical. Music Hall and vaiety shows have been enthusiastically received by our loyal audiences.
In 1990 we were delighted to accept an invitation to perform at Theatre
Canada’s Festival 90 held in Regina Saskatchewan, by the host chairman
Margaret Woodward, who had developed her interest in drama, as a girl in
Another highlight was our successful application in 1996, to the Art’s Council of Wales for a grant to upgrade the theatre with new seating, electrics, a balcony bar, hearing loop system and wheelchair access.
The society continues to provide live theatre in the spirit of its original objectives set out in 1945. Its future depends on the support of the people of north Gwent and the active and continued participation of successive enthusiasts.
We meet in St John Ambulance Hall, Tredegar on Sunday evening between
4pm and 7pm.
Casualties Union (CU) was founded by Eric Claxton on
22nd November, 1942, to provide an organization that would look after the
interests of volunteers who were trained as casualties.
In early 1942 rescue operations were looked upon as unskilled pick and
shovel work, just digging out bodies from piles of rubble. To counteract
this a course was set up for Local Authority Rescue Services where acting,
made-up casualties were introduced to demonstrate as vividly as possible
the need for skill in reaching injured people, assessing and tending to
their wounds and handling them gently, but with sufficient firmness.
In November 1942, it was decided to offer the opportunity of training
as a casualty to the Surrey Civil Defence Service. Some 350 attended
the inaugural meeting, 120 of whom became involved in the birth of
Early in 1943, the SCCDRS took over training Civil Defence Rescue
Leaders from neighbouring counties, as well as military personnel from
both the British and Canadian armies. In early 1944, the SCCDRS moved
exclusively to training members of the Allied Armies. During
the war all members of the CU were also members of the Civil Defence, but
after the dissolution of the Civil Defence and subsequently the
SCCDRS in 1945 the necessity of the CU was questioned. However,
medical advisers pressed the CU to continue in order to serve the needs of
peace-time first aid training. Unfortunately, those members who looked
upon casualty duties as simply part of their war-time Civil Defence work,
resigned. But this left a dedicated nucleus of about 100 volunteers
who continued to develop their techniques for use in peace-time accident
It was no easy task to project the concept of Casualties Union among
the voluntary aid societies in a country where all were weary with the
privations of five years of wartime conditions. But the idea had been born
and was cherished by those who had made it
The C.U. depends for its funds on the financial support given by its
members, friends and organizations that use its services. Funds are
spent on training, dissemination of information and research into casualty
Donations, both large and small, are most welcome.
|1st Tredegar Brownies and Guides
1st Tredegar Brownies and Guides meet on Wednesday evening - Brownies 5- 6:30 pm, Guides - 6:45- 8:15 pm, Rainbows meet on Thursday nights 6-7 pm. Helpers are always wanted, please contact 01495 717120
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