“Developing Our Community Together”

Open Day - 16th August 2014 - Sponsored by Tudor Trust

Our annual open day this year was a tremendous success and was our best attended event to date!  We would like to thank all of our friends and partners for their hard work in helping us to make the day an enjoyable one.  Well over 100 people came through the centre and took part in the attractions on offer.

New this year was our first ever ‘Great CoStar Cake off” where all the budding bakers out there were challenged to a competition.  All the cakes were delightful and the judges enjoyed their task of deciding the winners.  Prizes were awarded to Mandy Cousins and PhBanner01illipa Lewis who both won ASDA vouchers for their cakes.

We also had a visit from Peppa Pig who delighted (and terrified!) the children at the event.  Peppa Pig gave out sweets to the children as she wondered around being hugged and kissed and posing for photographs.

Other animals who joined us included rabbits, chickens and guinea pigs from Greenmeadow Community Farm!  We are grateful to their handlers who spent the day with us watching over the ‘cuddle corner’ where children (of all ages) could come and cuddle the animals.

Those with a creative streak could try their hand at spinning and weaving on the equipment provided by Gwent Spinners and Weavers who kindly came along to demonstrate these traditional activities and give people a chance to have a go.

Our resident Digital Music tutors Chris and Darran from Able Music were on hand with their equipment to give a taster of what young people can expect at our weekly music workshops and Art Tutor Val Stewart also brought along some of the paintings done by her students at our popular weekly art class.  In addition local stall holders provided a variety of trinkets, jewellery,  cakes and jams at very reasonable prices.

One of our main attractions was the presentation of our All our Histories project which has been put together by Beverley Huish. Our thanks go to everyone who has taken part and shared their stories with us.  You can read all about this project on our All our Histories page.

Special thanks go to Kyran and Karen who worked very hard in the kitchen all day providing tea, coffee and all day breakfasts for our visitors.  (You can enjoy Kyran’s breakfast each Tuesday at our late breakfast cafe from 12.00 till 1.00.)

The day was rounded up with a visit from the King himself!  Elvis was in the building from 3.30 till 4.30 and treated us to a performance of all his greatest hits!  We were delighted to welcome Dean Mack, award winning Elvis tribute artist to the Threepenny Bit to close the day’s activities for us.

Finally special thanks go to the Tudor Trust who kindly sponsored the day for us.  It was certainly a day to remember!


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CoStar Partnership The Threepenny Bit Community Hall, Deerbrook, Greenmeadow, Cwmbran, NP44 4SX 01633 869227
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