Cwm a Mynydd Creatives Arts Week 2016 will be kicking off from the 9th of July until the 15th of July for a week-long festival which celebrates the area’s finest creative talent!

Potters, artists, carvers, glass artists and animators will be popping up at a number of locations throughout the valleys during the week, with local businesses keen to show their support by offering their premises as popup galleries including Ystrad Mynach Dentist Phillip Davies, M and R Barbers and St David’s Hospice.

Caerphilly County Borough Council’s Ty Penallta building will also host an exhibition in the atrium, while Parc Penallta will host a local artist painting in the wild.

Further afield, The Living Room in New Tredegar will open its doors for members of the public to view their exhibitions while Argoed Chapel will host open workshops on the 11th July, where the public can see the artists at work while they demonstrate a range of techniques and styles.

As part of the week, a number of the Cwm a Mynydd Creatives will be opening their workshop doors to allow visitors to see the creative magic as it happens.

This event is supported by Cwm a Mynydd, a project funded through the Welsh Government Rural Communities – Rural Development Programme 2014-2020, which is funded by the European Agricultural Fund for Rural Development and the Welsh Government.

Cllr Ken James, Cabinet Member for Regeneration, Planning and Sustainable Development said:

I am delighted that Arts Week is back for 2016. The week-long event provides members of the public with a fantastic opportunity to view a range of art throughout the borough that has been created using a variety of techniques. I would also like to say thank you to the local businesses who will be hosting a number of pop up displays during Arts Week.


  • The Family Dental Health Centre, 19 Bedwlwyn Rd, Ystrad Mynach, Hengoed CF82 7AA on the 11, 12, 13, 14 and 15th July!
  • M&R Barbers, 3 Penallta Road, Hengoed, CF82 7, United Kingdom Monday – on the 9th, 11, 12,13, 14 and 15th July!
  • Open Studios – Chris’s Mosaics -13th and 14th July, Chris’ Mosaics, 39 Park Road, Newbridge, NP11 4RD
  • Open Studios – Mid Valleys East Art Society – Argoed Chapel, Argoed, High Street, Argoed, Gwent, NP12 0HQ. Open on 11th July 10-8pm
  • Park Penallta – Penallta Rd, Ystrad Mynach, Hengoed CF82 7GN Artist Gigi will be paining onsite on the 11 & 12th and 14 & 15th July
  • Open Studios Lynda T Fused Glass Art – Rear of Penylan Road, Argoed, NP12 0AU on the 11, 12, 13, 14 & 15th July 1-4pm
  • Rachel Morris-artist – Rachel will be exhibiting and demonstrating at Argoed Chapel on the 11th July between 11-1 & 6-8pm
  • Papur Pinc will be joining Lynda T Fused Glass Art in the studio – Rear of Penylan Road, Argoed, NP12 0AU on the 11, 12, 13, 14 & 15th July 1-4pm
  • St David’s Hospice Care Shop, 1-3 Pier Head Buildings 1 Bedwlwyn Road, Ystrad Mynach, CF82 7AA on the 9th, 11, 12,13, 14 and 15th July
  • Caerphilly County Borough Council, in the Atrium at Ty Penallta, Tredomen Park, Ystrad Mynach, Hengoed. CF82 7PG on the 9th, 11, 12,13, 14 and 15th July
  • Workers Gallery & Workshops, 99 Ynyshir Road, Ynyshir, CF39 0EN on Saturday 9th, Thursday 14th and Friday 15th July
  • The Living Room Yr Ystafell Fyw, White Rose Way, New Tredegar NP24 6FA on 11th, 12th and 14th July

For more information, please visit search for Cwm a Mynydd on Facebook and Twitter to find out where and when the exhibitions will be popping up!


Original Article