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What’s happening in Your Pontypridd this Easter!

  • By James Payne
  • 05 Apr, 2017

There are plenty of activities and Easter festivities in Y our Pontypridd in the next couple of weeks. Live music with Pitchforks performing in Clwb y Bont on the 7th of April, Arcade So 80’s playing in Alfred’s this Friday! A lunchtime recital with Sam Hickman takes place in Pontypridd Museum on Saturday between 1 and 2pm! Then the boys are back in town with Limehouse Lizzy performing in the Muni Arts Centre at 7.30pm!

Easter festivities begin on Saturday with an Eggcellent Easter Fun Day & Cake Sale at Pontypridd Temple Baptist Church between 12 and 4pm! Then on the 10th of April there is Toddler Time in Pontypridd Library and the Your Pontypridd Easter Egg Trail begins! The Egg trail will take place between the 10th and 13th of April, and between the 18th and 22nd April - leaflets will be available in Pontypridd Library or can be printed from the resources section on our website, enjoy great family fun finding the twenty bunnies across Pontypridd Town Centre and be in with a chance of winning an Easter hamper! Families can also enjoy free Easter Crafts at Pontypridd Museum on the 12th and 19th of April between 11am and 3pm!

There are also services taking place across Pontypridd with a Good Friday Service in Temple Baptist Church on the 14th of April between 6-7pm. There will also a Good Friday Service and Easter Sunday Service in St Catherine’s Church on the 14th at 7pm and 16th of April at 8am, 11am & 6pm. St David’s Uniting Church will also have a service on the 16th of April between 10.45am and 12pm!

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