NEWS: Poetic start to @velvetcoalminer

Velvet Coalmine, the Blackwood festival of writing, rock & roll and coal, has officially begun with a set of outstanding lyrical poets from Wales, the UK and Africa. Velvet Coalmine, which takes place from 7 to 16 September in multiple venues across Blackwood, will bring the best in arts, literature and music to the town to …

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NEWS: 80 more tickets on sale for @Intothearkmusic as change of date announced for @velvetcoalminer

Velvet Coalmine, the Blackwood festival of writing, rock & roll and coal has announced that Into The Ark’s headline gig will now take place on Friday 1 September, with 80 more tickets available to fans. Into The Ark, originally from Blackwood, were planned to perform on Friday 8 September, but due to a change in …

NEWS: @velvetcoalminer announce @Intothearkmusic @thevoiceuk as headliners for #Blackwood festival

Today (30 June) Velvet Coalmine, the Blackwood festival of writing, rock & roll and coal, announce The Voice UK finalists, Into the Ark as headliners for the event taking place 7-16 September 2017. Velvet Coalmine is now in its fourth year, bringing the best in arts, literature and music to Blackwood to inspire the community …

NEWS: The search is on for Welsh amateur playwrights @velvetcoalminer #Blackwood #VelvetGoldmineArts

Velvet Coalmine, a music, literature and arts festival now in its fourth year, takes place between 7 – 16 September 2017 in Blackwood. As part of this year’s festival it has teamed up with Blackwood Little Theatre to find the newest and boldest playwrights from across Wales to write a one act play which will be read and appraised by four experienced and published authors.

NEWS: @thecentre gives Welsh artists a global platform via its live streaming capability

Wales Millennium Centre gives Welsh artists a global platform via its live streaming capability Wales Millennium Centre has launched a new online streaming service which means that audiences can now watch regular live performances from the comfort of their own home or on the move with their smart phone or tablet devices.  The Centre Connected …

NEWS: Handpicked performances at the Weston Studio @thecentre

A handpicked variety of shows promises a fun new season in the Weston Studio at Wales Millennium Centre this spring. Shows for families, circus-theatre performances and improvised comedy will ensure laughter and entertainment ensues.  Highlights of the season include: Stori: A Retelling [22 March]. This season will see a variety of art forms at the …