January Open Mic Night at The Old Library in Caerphilly

The Old Library in Caerphilly invites you to join them for another one of their popular new Open Mic Nights this January!

Please see here for the information on the January Open Mic Night!

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**Cancelled** Oasish (Wales) – Fab tribute to Oasis at Caerphilly Workmen’s Hall

  1. Wales’ first tribute to Oasis is playing at Caerphilly Workmen’s Hall this June !

Doors open at 7.30 with local support (to be arranged) opening the show at 8pm.

Tickets are just £10 advance (Ents24.com from 19th Feb and from Ed’s Attic Records from 1st March) and £12.50 on the door.

Please note, the Hall is fully licensed so under 18s must be accompanied by an 18+ responsible adult.

So, if you don’t want to look back in anger, book you tickets soon before they sell out!

Blackwood RFC Cider Festival 2018 at Blackwood Rugby Club

Blackwood RFC invite you to their fantastic Cider Festival this May!

This event is perfect for the bank holiday weekend (Saturday 26th & Sunday 27th May 2018) as it will feature live music from a range of bands and fifteen different ciders to try. There will also be a bouncy castle, barbeque and children’s entertainment too!

Musicians Against Homelessness

If you fancy having a great night and helping support an important cause at the same, then check this event out in Machen!

Musicians Against Homelessness is an initiative set up by Emma Rule in 2016 with a twofold aim: to raise money for the homeless and to help young musicians to get gigs and exposure for their music. This grass roots rock music movement has already raised more than £100,000 for homelessness charities since it started. Why not head along and help them raise some moire?

With some great bands and musicians there, this is going to be a fantastic night for everyone!

Children must leave by 8pm.


Suggested donation of £3 on the door.

Ross Leadbeater’s Piano Legends at Blackwood Miners’ Institute

Lovers of music everywhere will be looking to get tickets for this fantastic event with Ross Leadbeater’s Piano Legends at Blackwood Miners’ Institute this May! With Live Band and Special Guest X Factor finalist Holly Tandy.

Following his Top Ten Christmas hit single and chart-topping debut EP, former Only Men Aloud member turned BBC Radio Wales presenter Ross Leadbeater takes you on a musical journey honouring the careers of some of the biggest selling piano legends of all time!

Featuring the timeless classics of Neil Sedaka, Barry Manilow, Billy Joel and Andrew Lloyd Webber, alongside some original material, there is something for everyone in this unmissable celebration of massive hits and forgotten gems.

“An extremely entertaining evening!” – BBC Radio 2

“A very talented young man” – Paul O’Grady

Prices include a booking fee of 50p per ticket.

There will be two  performances. 2.30pm and 7.30pm

Book online here!


Caerphilly Food Festival 2018 in Caerphilly Town Centre

The popular Caerphilly Food Festival is back on Saturday 12th May 2018 and is sure to delight locals and visitors alike!

There will be over 100 stall holders coming this year bringing a wide of delicious food and drink samples to please us all and give us the opportunity of trying some of the fantastic products that are made locally. There will also be cake demonstrations, activities for little ones, street shows and live music from RecRock!  Additionally, there are lots of wonderful local places to eat and relax in (please see our Big Phill Guide to look at the local places recommended by our followers) – the perfect day to head to the wonderful town of Caerphilly!

Would you to find out more? Well, here’s a review of last year’s event. Alternatively, please look below for information taken from the council website.

Over 100 stall holders will tempt visitor’s taste buds with samples of their delicious goods to try and buy – along with a wide range of unique crafts. This year the event will also feature exciting demonstrations from Broil King BBQ Theatre and some top class cake decorating workshops.

There’ll be plenty on offer for the little ones too, with numerous activities scheduled for throughout the day, including puppet shows and workshops, animals displays and craft workshops. Among the demonstrations and workshops, walkabout acts and street shows will be parading the town, entertaining the crowds, as well as RecRock Music who will offer live performances from local singers and groups.

Eating Out

The town centre is host to a number of high quality public houses, cafes and fast food outlets. Go to the Visit Caerphilly website to find out where to eat.

If you would prefer to bring your own food to the event, take advantage of the picnic area in Dafydd Williams’ Park (located to the side of Caerphilly Castle) and other places around the beautiful medieval castle.  Alternatively, head to Morgan Jones’ Park (a short stroll along Crescent Road), where there is a children’s play area and splash zone and lots of open spaces for picnics – pack the children’s costumes and let them have a bit more free fun!


Caerphilly County Borough provides a wide choice of accommodation, from luxury hotels to bed and breakfasts and guest houses. Whether you are visiting for an overnight stay or a short break, there is an excellent choice of accommodation available to suit all tastes and budgets. Go to the Visit Caerphilly website to view the accommodation available.

Contacts and useful information


If you would like to be involved in the event and provide sponsorship towards improving / enhancing the event, we welcome local and regional businesses to be involved in the event.
We can offer the following basic packages for the event but are open to offer and suggestions:-

  • Banner erected in a key location (Maximum banner size 2m by 1m) – £100
  • ​Logo and official website link on website – £200
  • Logo and official website link on website and a banner erected in a key location (Maximum banner size 2m by 1m) – £250

Event application forms (for exhibitors)

If you would like to apply for a pitch at this event, please read the ‘Conditions Of Acceptance & Event Safety Management’ document and the ‘Event Application Letter’. After reading these documents you can then complete and return the ‘Event Application Contact Sheet’ and the ‘Caerphilly Food Festival – application form’ to be considered for a pitch.

Tribute afternoon with music from Olly Murs at Llancaiach Fawr Manor

Llancaiach Fawr invite you to afternoon of fun and music with this tribute event to celebrate the music of Olly Murs!

“Join us for an Olly Murs Tribute for the whole family!
3pm – 6pm at Llancaiach Fawr Manor
£10 per person ticket (includes a burger / hotdog).

Tickets MUST be bought in advance call 01443 412248 for more information or to book.

Hope to see you soon!”

Looking for other great events in March? Then, click here!

Into the Ark and Special Guest at Blackwood Miners Institute

If you love The Voice (and have a soft spot for Tom Jones), you’re going to love this!

Following a summer of touring across UK and Europe which included Latitude Festival and The Great Escape, plus an invite from their friend and mentor Sir Tom Jones to support him on his UK tour, Into The Ark have cemented themselves as one of the fast-rising acts to watch.

After starting out busking in Cardiff, Into The Ark decided to build their reputation by hitting the road in the time- honoured tradition. They acquired an old van and toured the UK doing whatever gigs they could land, regardless of the town or the venue.

Two years and over 200 shows later, and their approach has been vindicated as they’ve developed into a live band that are able to rise to any occasion.  Don’t miss this homecoming gig from Blackwood’s very own Into the Ark.


Doors 7pmTickets £12.50

Book your tickets

Love a great night out? Then, don’t miss out on the early bird tickets to this great event in March, please click here for more information!