Ebbw Vale

EVU3A Events

Below is a list of EVU3A events for your diary.
Please check this page regularly as any additions or alterations to these events will be updated promptly and regularly on this site.

Dates for your Diary
Monthly Meetings
Fri Jan 3rd 2020

Speaker: Gareth Thomas General Manager of The Festival Park Ebbw Vale and former bmibaby & McArthurlen Marketing Chief

Subject: Plans for Festival Park Site Ebbw Vale

We have all, I am sure, heard so many rumours regarding the upgrading of the Festival Park, therefore it will be interesting to find out exactly what is in store. To date this site has not been utilised to its full potential, so it will be fascinating to hear from someone who has the vision to develop it to its full capacity.

Venue: The Institute Church Street Ebbw Vale - 2.00 pm Friday 3rd January 2020 - Come and join us.

Fri Feb 7th 2020

Speaker: Tony Wade

Title: My Life in Boots

The Welsh children's hospice Ty Hafen relies heavily on fund raisers for its survival. One such fund raiser is Tony Wade. He is a co-founder of the Dowlais branch of Friends of Ty Hafen. Accompanied by his daughter, Beverley, he has undertaken hiking expeditions across the World to raise funds. Together they twice completed the annual Welsh Three Peaks Challenge. They then widened their horizons trekking to Everest Base Camp; through the Atlas Mountains in Morocco and across the Icelandic Glaciers. With their help The Dowlais branch of Friends for Ty Hafen have raised in excess of £150,000.

With such a wealth of knowledge and experiences, this is a talk not to be missed.

Venue: 2.00 pm at The Institute Church Street Ebbw Vale NP23 6BE

Fri Mar 6th 2020

Speaker: Huw Williams

Title: Dowlais to Ebbw Vale, A historical talk about the Heads of the Valleys area

Huw Williams, a semi retired lecturer and Editor of several collections of "Merthyr Tydfil Histories". He is especially interested in the history of Heads of the Valleys area throughout the 18th, 19th and 20th centuries.

An area that has evolved dramatically over many years, just in our life time we have seen great changes. This should be a fascinating and enlightening subject.

Venue: 2.00 pm The Institute Church Street Ebbw Vale NP23 6BE

Fri Apr 3rd 2020

Speaker: Richard Davies Curator of The Regimental Museum of The Royal Welsh

Title: The History of the Regiment from 1689 to the present day with particular reference to Marlborough's Campaign and the 1879 Anglo - Zulu War.

Richard Davies is a fully qualified museum professional with over twenty years experience in the Sector. Responsible for the collections management, day-to-day operations and on-going development of this important Museum.

This sounds a fascinating subject - not to be missed.

Venue: The Institute Church Street Ebbw Vale. 2.00 pm Friday 3rd April 2020. Come along and join us

Fri May 1st 2020

SPEAKER: Mr Jeff Chard Living Valleys Volunteer for Gwent Wildlife Trust

TITLE: Otter Encounters of my Third Age Kind

This fascinating subject will no doubt be of interest to us all when we hear that otters are vulnerable to extinction because of threats to their habitat from destruction and pollution.

Venue: The Institute Church Street Ebbw Vale NP23 6BE.. 2.00 pm Friday 1st May 2020