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9.30AM

Dina Williams: Anansi stories Play in a day

Originally from Blackwood Dina Williams returned 3 years ago after 28 years spent in London. During that time Dina joined Chickenshed, an inclusive theatre company in North London, as a Youth Theatre member and then a junior member of artistic staff. Fulfilling her dream, she won a scholarship to London Contemporary Dance School where she gained her BA (hons) in Contemporary Dance. Dina will be launching a new theatre company initially in the borough of Caerphilly, Valley Inclusive Performance (V.I.P) and is excited to by this opportunity to be part of the Velvet Coalmine festival, returning to Blackwood where her story began. With Blackwood Primary School.

Blackwood Little Theatre

9.30AM

clare e. potter

Poet-in-residence at Llwyn Celyn medieval house, for Wales Arts Review, and recently Moravian Academy Pennsylvania. Translated poems for Wales’ National Poet. Collaborates in community projects, acted in two films and dance production Coal. Published widely in UK and USA, Faber & Faber, Seren, Mslexia. Second poetry collection on the way.

Ysgol Bro Sannan


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School Day


Taekwon-do Wales
Taekwon-do demonstration with the founder of Taekwondo-Wales Peter Kent Marrast.
9.30am – 3pm
Ysgol Bro Sannan 

Burst Publishing Presents Pat Roper
9.30am
Blackwood Primary School

Trouble Comes to Town
930am and 11am
Libanus Primary School

Lesotho Rugby Academy
Iain Richards talks about Rugby in Africa and presents a coaching session as used in the mountainous Kingdom of Lesotho!
11am
Libanus Primary School

Burst Publishing Presents Pat Roper
Planet Adventures: The Lost Moon book reading/signing
11am
Blackwood Primary School


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Gwent Archives
Gwent Archives is a local authority archive that collects and preserves any documents that relate to the old county of Gwent. Featuring photographs, maps, adverts and more, the Archives will demonstrate Blackwood and the surrounding areas from a hundred years ago, the impact of the First and Second World Wars and the changing face of Blackwood High Street.

11am  Fleur-de-lis Primary School


Burst Publishing Presents Pat Roper
1pm
Libanus Primary School

Lesotho Rugby Academy
1.30pm
Cefn Fforest Primary School

Gwent Archives
1.30pm
Pengam Primary School

Trouble comes to Town
1.30pm
Libanus Primary School

Burst Publishing Presents Pat Roper
2pm
Libanus Primary School


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2PM

Marty Jopson

He’s back! BBC’s The One Show science presenter returns to Blackwood. Marty is doing three shows through the day, the first for school only (but you can buy tickets for the 5 and 7.30 shows here!)
Blackwood Primary School 

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