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Your guide to this weekend in Your Pontypridd

  • By James Payne
  • 16 Nov, 2017

SKINNY DOG FRIDAY DISCO TILL 2AM!

2.30PM SATURDAY - WATCH WALES VS GEORGIA LIVE  followed by band The Shakes!

Fairwarning live at the Skinny Dog from 7pm Sunday!

THE GUY THAT GETS THE GIRL AT ALFREDS BARANDGRILL, FRIDAY 9PM. £3 ENTRY!

WATCH WALES VS GEORGIA LIVE Saturday, 2.30PM at Alfreds BarAndGrill – Free curry and rice at half time!

VISIT CHRISTMAS WORLD AT 1 MARKET STREET PONTYPRIDD

Get all your Christmas essentials at the Freeman’s Christmas World shop at 1 Market Street, Pontypridd. 

Open 9.30am-5pm on Friday & Saturday and 10.30am-4pm on Sunday!

CHRISTMAS CRAFTS – FELTING AT PONTYPRIDD MUSEUM – 18TH NOVEMBER

11AM-3PM

Unleash your creative side with our free Christmas crafts, open to all ages!

Explore creative felt making on a Christmas theme with local artist Fiona Cullen. Design and create a picture or decoration using fleece and colourful merino wool and watch the magic happen when it changes from fleece to felt. Suitable for children aged 6 + and their parent/carer.

PONTYPRIDD TOWN COUNCIL CHRISTMAS LIGHTS SWITCH ON – 18TH NOVEMBER

12PM-6PM

Santa will be in Pontypridd town centre to switch on the Christmas lights with a Santa’s grotto open from 12 noon til 5.30pm, and a Snowglobe open from 1pm which includes a free photo. Llwydcoed Brass Band and Tenovus Cancer Care Choir will also be in attendance, along with Maesycoed Primary School Choir. Also available will be a Falconry Display, GTFM Roadshow, Reindeer, Ice Prince and Princess Stilt Walkers, go and say hello to the red and gold skating baubles! There will also be a pyrotechnic display and snow cannons!

PLATFORM 11 PRESENTS 008: LATMUN – 18TH NOVEMBER

6pm-3am

Latmun, the moniker of Joe Bradley is making his mark through a unique interpretation of the Tech House soundscape. Both his DJ sets & own productions have a coherent energy, infectious grooves being the key component for crowds to be captivated worldwide.

Doors Open 6pm - £9 final release tickets available here - https://www.tickettailor.com/checkout/view-event/id/113889/chk/c4e1

VINTAGE KILO SALE AT CLWB - 18TH NOVEMBER 

Vintage kilo sale! Bringing you brand labels at wholesale prices £15 per kilo.
Come and browse our rails select as many items as you wish. We will weigh them and let you know the price. Starting as low as £1.50!

We sell a large selection of shirts, branded, patterned, Hawaiian, checkered, cord, flannel,
Polo shirts, t-shirts, sportswear, knitwear, skirts, dresses, jeans, leather jackets, fur coats, sweatshirts, denim jackets and so much more! 

Brands we sell Tommy Hilfiger, Ralph Lauren, Lacoste, Nautica, Calvin Klein, Kappa, Champion, Levi's, Wrangler, Dickies, Adidas, Reebok, Puma and many more!

FREE ENTRY AND WE TAKE CARD!  

LIVE MUSIC AT CLWB Y BONT – 18TH NOVEMBER

8pm-11pm

A night of acoustic music from Andrew Skelton, Dunkie, Bryony Sier and Violent Hearts plus poetry from Steven Hitchins

JUST SING AT CLWB Y BONT – 19TH NOVEMBER

6-7.30pm

A singing session for secret car singers, karaoke lovers & I really can’t sing at all, but still want to. Age 18+, entry is £4.

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By James Payne 17 Jan, 2018
Gwynns Opticians have sponsored Hawthorn High School's Year 8 and 9 football team, the new kit features Gwynns Opticians logo and the boys are very excited to play in their brand new kits! 

Director Phillip Rees said "It's great to promote Hawthorn High Schools football team, and we are very happy to be sponsoring. We are always keen to work with those in our local community, and this is a great example of that"

Gwynns Opticians is an independent group of optical practices, committed to providing the highest standards of professional eye care and good value for money, combined with a friendly and professional service. For over 50 years, Gwynns Opticians have served the communities of South Wales with quality services and products in eye care.

Visit them at their Pontypridd branch at 72a Taff Street, where a friendly welcome and professional service will be waiting for you. 


Hawthorn High School have a number of sports teams including the football team that regularly compete at local, regional and national level. The school runs teams in football, rugby, netball, hockey, gymnastics, athletics, cross country, rounders, tennis and cricket. The sporting opportunities in Hawthorn High School cover the full range of the National Curriculum and are also complemented by a YEPS programme, Sports Days, Duke of Edinburgh and Mountain Expeditions. They also have a dedicated Welsh Rugby Union officer who is based full time at our school. His role is split across teaching PE and supporting the work of the WRU, the sports department offers GCSE and BTEC qualficiations for Key Stage 4 pupils to help them build and develop knowledge. Hawthorn High School has also had internationals in various sports including athletics, rugby league, netball, football and rounders. 


By James Payne 11 Jan, 2018
Below are some key places in town where you can carry out some services that were provided by the Post Office. 
By James Payne 08 Jan, 2018
A huge thank you to everyone who voted for the Hope Rescue Charity Shop in our competition for the Pontypridd Business Improvement District ‘Best Dressed Window’ award for Christmas 2017.

The winning display was chosen by voters online on the BID's Facebook page, we received a huge response with the post reaching 20,000 users and over 700 people voted, eight businesses in the Business Improvement District participated. 

AM for Pontypridd Mick Antoniw, who presented the award to our Retail Manager, Katy Scourfield said: “Congratulations to Hope Rescue who managed to fend off some fierce completion to win the public vote. Hope Rescue is doing important work by rehoming dogs and promoting responsible dog ownership and I’m delighted to present them with this well-deserved award.”

BID Manager Victoria Pulman said: "Congratulations to Katy and the team at Hope Rescue, this is the first year the BID have run this award and we've had a great response from all the businesses involved. Hope Rescue have beaten strong competition, and we look forward to doing it all again next year'

Katy Scourfield responded:“We’re absolutely thrilled to win this award. Our team of twenty volunteers work incredibly hard to provide high quality displays and a special service all year around, so this award is for the whole team. I’d like to thank all our customers for supporting Hope Rescue.”

Congratulations and well done to the Charity Shop team!
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