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Tour of Britain
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Exciting news for cycling fans… The prestigious Tour of Britain cycle race will return to Caerphilly for a third time in 2013 on Thursday 19th September for the finale to Stage 5 of the tour. Celebrating its 10th anniversary, the Tour of Britain organisers are hoping to make this year’s race the best yet with a record number of teams taking part, which will see 114 of the Worlds best riders battling 8 challenging stages between the 15th and 22nd September. Stage 5 will see riders depart from Machnylleth at 11am on a testing 177km course through the length of Wales, to its finale in Caerphilly, which is set to be the most challenging part of the Welsh element of the tour. Estimated Arrival Times The tour is expected to enter the county borough between 2.20pm – 3pm with its arrival in Deri and will then make the descent to Caerphilly passing Bargoed (2.24pm – 3.06pm) and then through Glan Y Nant & Tir-y-Berth (2.28pm – 2.51pm) before embarking on the Yodel Sprint through Ystrad Mynach (2.34pm – 3.19pm) and then onto Llanbradach (2.36pm – 3.21pm). Riders will enter Caerphilly at Pontygwindy Road (2.41pm – 3.27pm) making their ascent against the flow of traffic up Cardiff Road, embarking on the first testing ‘Skoda King of the Mountains’ climb up Caerphilly Mountain (2.43pm – 3.30pm). The 114 professional riders, which include Sir Bradley Wiggins and Mark Cavendish will then descend at astonishing speeds down the rear of the mountain leading them onto Watford Road (2.47pm – 3.34pm) where they will be…
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Proms in the Park 2013
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BBC Cymru Wales has revealed a star-studded line-up for BBC Proms In The Park 2013, which takes place on Saturday, September 7th in Caerphilly. West End singing stars John Owen Jones and Sophie Evans will be joined on stage by trumpet soloist Alison Balsom, all of them accompanied by BBC National Orchestra and Chorus of Wales under the baton of Grant Llewellyn at the open-air event supported by Caerphilly County Borough Council. Celebrating the Last Night of the Proms along with parks across the UK, the event held at Owain Glyndwr Playing Fields is themes ‘A Night at the Musicals’. Carmarthenshire-born West End and Broadway actor John Owen Jones, known for his outstanding lead roles in Les Miserables and The Phantom of the Opera will be joined by Tonypandy’s Sophie Evans, who has moved on from her role as Dorothy in The Wizard of Oz to delight audiences around the country during her national tour. Alison Balsom – recently nominated for Gramophone Artist of the Year 2013 and described as one of the world’s finest trumpeters – will be performing fresh new arrangements for trumpet and orchestra of well-known and much loved songs from stage and screen. Tim Rhys-Evans and Connie Fisher will co-present this year’s Prom bringing the summer festivities to a close. Music lovers are invited to come with picnics and flags to celebrate at this open-air event culminating in the traditional sing-along featuring the popular You’ll Never Walk Alone this year. Proms goers can also capture the atmosphere from the comfort of their own home, with live…
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Meet The Buyer Event – Bargoed Cinema Development on Thursday 8th August 2013
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Caerphilly County Borough Council in conjunction with Business Wales (Welsh Government) are holding a Meet the Buyer Event to engage with the five relevant Contractors that have been selected to the Invitation to Tender stage for the forthcoming contract opportunity associated with the Bargoed Cinema Development. The Authority has invited experienced contractors to tender for the construction of a multiplex Cinema on Colliers Walk, Bargoed, Caerphilly. The project includes for the provision of cinema shell construction with internal cinema fit out, highway access road and associated car parking facilities, foul and surface water drainage supplies (including on site attenuation), kerbing, footway works and permeable paving, high ball and spectator rail fencing, earthworks excavation incorporating remediation treatment of known ground contamination and associated infrastructure services and connections. Also included in the works are street lighting and floodlighting provision, masonry walling, hard landscaping and other miscellaneous accommodation works, together with all other associated ancillary works. Caerphilly County Borough Council has agreed Heads of Terms with Odeon Cinema Operator and secured a budget of circa GBP 6,000,000.000 million to deliver a state-of-the -art Multiplex Cinema at Bargoed. Set on a 0.27ha site, the Multiplex Cinema will house 5 screens providing seating for 857 users. It will also house a Costa Coffee and Ben and Jerry’s Ice Cream offer. The Multiplex Cinema will be designed and built to the highest standards of quality and environmental performance. Please note that none of the contractors have yet to be appointed as the preferred contactor for this procurement and are still involved in a competitive tendering process. The Authority…
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National Play day Caerphilly 2013
National Play Day – Free family fun day Wednesday 7th August at Morgan Jones Park, Caerphilly
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Free Family Fun Day at Morgan Jones Park (whatever the weather!). Water slides, Early years, Fire building / marshmallows, Den building, Messy play, refreshments, tree cargo nets and a whole lot more free family activities. 12:00 noon until 16:00. Very well attended last year so get in early. Supported by Caerphilly County Borough Council, Friends of Morgan Jones Park, GAVO, Welsh Assembly Government, Flying Start and Family First. For more information view the Family Fun Day event PDF document
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Part funded Marketing & Social Networking workshop on Thursday 11th July 2013
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Get up to 70% funding towards our social media training for business   The GO2 Project have teamed up with The Centre for Business  to bring you the latest training opportunities to take advantage of social media for your business and link it in with your GO2 website. If you haven’t already got a GO2 website you can apply today for up to 50% funding towards your new site. Facebook alone has over 1 billion active users making it the ultimate marketing tool but do you know how to use it and other social media platforms such as Twitter, LinkedInand Google+ to your advantage? We are pleased to announce that we are running a Marketing on a Budget / Social Networking workshop on Thursday 11th July, which will is potentially part funded by the European Social Fund through the Welsh Government and costing from £42 per person for SME’s with less than 250 employees and £70 for businesses with more than 250 employees instead of the normal price of £140. The aims of the workshop is to bring you and your business up to speed with the must have social media channels to allow you to tap into the endless opportunities to grab new customers, increase sales and engage with them to build brand loyalty so they keep coming back for more repeat business. Where is the workshop? The Social Networking workshop will be taking place our office based in Tredomen Business and Technology Centre, Ystrad Mynach, CF82 7FN. The class starts at 9.30am and runs through till 4.30pm with lunch included and vegetarian options available too. What will you learn? What is a post – good…
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Blackwood Summer Festival June 29th & 30th 2013
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Last year our second summer festival was held in Blackwood High Street. Traders, funfair rides, music, dance and children’s costumed characters all took to the high street delivering a fun packed family themed event, which attracted thousands of visitors. Due to its success it’s back again for 2013 but this year it’s bigger and better. Children and the young at heart will be descending on the town centre to meet up with some of TV’s most popular characters. Thrown into the mix will be some high quality children’s funfair rides, music, street entertainment, food and craft stalls as well as Punch and Judy, children’s workshops and face painting.
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60’s, 70’s, 80’s Charity Night
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Charity Night to suppoert 3 local charities. POPSY – Parents of Partially Sighted Youngsters, Disability Sports and Friends of Trinity Fields School. Evening will be a 60, 70 & 80’s disco and raffle draw. Fancy Dress optional! Price of entry is £5 which includes a free raffle. For more information or to purchase a ticket please contact Ruth Seymore 01633 440843 or Michelle Jones 07873 131101 over 18’s only. For further details please telephone Penallta Rugby Club 07984 664783
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Charity walk and funday with Ruth Jones, star of “Stella” and Gavin and Stacey’s “Nessa”
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Welsh TV star Ruth Jones who is most recently known for her the main character in hit comedy Stella and previously as Nessa in Gavin and Stacey is set to lead the charity one mile walk in in of the “Lullaby Trust” to raise awareness and funds for Foundation for the Study of Infant Deaths (FSID). The charity walk is set to start off 11am on Saturday 11th May from the Fly in Bedwas with Ruth being on hand to sign autographs and have pictures taken from 10am.   The charity walk will then be followed by live entertainment including games, toy stalls, a barbecue and performances from the young street dance world champions from Ebbw Vale, Kemistry, Louise Hall, one of Wales’ top female vocalists, and contributions from many other professional artists. The charity was set up by Allison Hall in memory of her son that she lost suddenly 24 years ago. Tickets for the event will cost £4 with proceeds going to the Lullaby Trust and it is hoped that this years event will smash last year’s £6,000 raised for the charity with £1,200 being raised already in last weeks charity bike ride.
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Caerphilly Food Festival
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The second Caerphilly Food Festival is pulling out all the stops to make it an event to remember, and one that will draw visitors from near and far! This year, when the festival comes to town on Saturday 4 May, to ensure that the event reaches its full potential, following a high footfall in 2012, which was aided by the Olympic Torch Relay, celebrity chef Jean Christophe Novelli will be onsite for the duration of the event to add some European culinary skills into the mix. The well known chef, who has a 5 out of 5 AA Rosette and Michelin star to his name, will be on hand at the Caerphilly Food Festival to carry out cookery demonstrations throughout the day and will also give visitors an opportunity for autograph and book signings. Dubbed “the nations favourite French chef”, Caerphilly cannot wait to welcome Jean Christophe Novelli into town! As well as the cookery demonstration programme, the event will include over 60 stalls, farmers market, animal displays, children’s activities and lots more. Cllr Ken James, Cabinet Member for Regeneration, Planning and Sustainable Development said, “This excellent event promises to offer a vast array of culinary delights and fun for all the family. Set in the heart of Caerphilly town centre, I would encourage as many people to come along and enjoy this event as possible”. Caerphilly is cooking up a storm on Saturday 4th May 2013 between 10am – 5pm. Miss it and certainly miss out!! For further information on the Caerphilly Food Festival, please call 029 20 88 00…
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