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  • Merthyr Tydfil skill seekers to tackle mountain trek to raise funds for humanitarian organisation

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    A group of young people are to tackle a mountain challenge in a bid to raise funds for a humanitarian organisation. The skill seekers from PeoplePlus in Merthyr Tydfil will be scaling Pen y Fan, South Wales’ highest peak, in aid of the British Red Cross on Tuesday, September 19. PeoplePlus provides practical and vocational training and work experience for people between the ages of 16 and 18 in Merthyr, helping them gain the skills they need to enter into work or further education. All the young people are trained in the workplace and the British Red Cross is a ...more
  • Global Village Festival comes to Merthyr town centre

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    Equinox – River of Lights. That’s the theme for this year’s exciting Global Village Festival which takes place on Saturday, September 16th between 10:30 and 4:30 on Penderyn Square and surrounding venues in Merthyr Tydfil. The programme of dance, music, song, performance, film, workshops, art, and craft, with some food thrown in for good measure, raises awareness of world and local cultures and traditions. And this family, fun-packed day of fusion, which promises something for everyone, is free! As committee member Denise Morgan explains the rationale behind the theme. ‘As the summer comes to an end and we approach the ...more
  • Family festival comes to the streets of Merthyr

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    Some of the UK's best street theatre companies will be dropping into Merthyr Tydfil town centre as part of the exciting Merthyr Amazes festival. Add to this a fabuous display of vintage vehicles and Merthyr will be alive with interest on Saturday 19th August.   Visitors to the town can expect to be amazed, amused and astonished as they are treated to a day of street theatre, wacky walkabout characters and live entertainment. Taking place on Saturday 19 August between 10am and 3pm in the town centre, the event is organised by The Big Heart of Merthyr Tydfil Business Improvement ...more
  • Fir Tree Community Association chosen as Merthyr fund winner

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    The Fir Tree Community Association based in Treharris has been chosen as the latest winner of the St Tydfil Cares Community Fund and has received £500 worth of Iceland and Wilko vouchers to help organise a summer event. This is the second of four Community Fund giveaways St Tydfil Shopping Centre will be doing throughout the year to help support local groups, charities, schools and clubs in the area. The Fir Tree Community Association runs a variety of programmes from The Fir Tree Centre for the benefit of the wider Quakers Yard community. The association targets hard to reach and ...more