Press release 2017

Velvet Coalmine arts festival in Blackwood and Blackwood Little Theatre have launched a one act amateur playwriting competition to inspire writers from across Wales. Velvet Coalmine, a music, literature and arts festival now in its fourth year, take...
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BLACKWOOD’S COALMINE OF MUSIC, FILM AND POETRY CLOSES FOR 2015

Velvet Coalmine, the multi-arts festival which took place across Blackwood, south Wales, from 1 – 6 September 2015, has closed for its second year, with legendary American band Meat Puppets playing to a packed-out Blackwood Miners' Institute crowd....
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The Carling Stage set times & Glen Matlock announcement

The Carling Stage: Set times FRIDAY Dub War 9.45 - 11pm Voyeurs 8.35 - 9.15 Gwenno  7.30 - 8.10 Doors: 7.00pm SATURDAY Slaves 9.45 Henrys Funeral Shoe 8.35 - 9.15 Sick Livers  7.45 - 8.15 Dead Shed Jokers 7.00 - 7.30 Don Letts DJ Set...
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Dead Shed Jokers

Described as "a head-on collision between The Doors and QOTSA", Dead Shed Jokers take a range of influences from the past to create a unique brand of original alternative rock consisting of dark twisting riffs, intricate arrangements and authentic st...
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Heavy Flames

Raised by wolves, in a shed. There was nothing to report for many years until Lee Harvey picked up a guitar and scared off the mother wolf. Then we looked after ourselves in a shed. https://www.facebook.com/heavyflames @heavy_flames https://...
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FRINGE VENUES AND SET TIMES ANNOUNCED

Stage Times for The New Foresters: Thursday 3rd September – Pity My Brain Stage 7.30pm – 8.15pm Aled Clifford (from HFS) 8.30pm – 9.15pm Dead Shed Jokers 9.30pm – 10.15pm Heavy Flames Friday 4th September – Joe Strummer Foundatio...