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Scampagnata 2017 Events / key

Save the date; this year’s Scampagnata has been announced! 2017 will see the usual fun and games… Children’s games Tug-o-war Bocce Raffle prizes Location: St.Michael’s Centre, Pen-y-Pound, Abergavenny, NP7 5UD Date: Sunday June 18 2017 Gates open: 10:00 Mass: 11:00 Bocce: 13:45 to 14:00 ’til late Price: £5 per person (free for under 12’s) Update: Get updates via the Facebook event Everyone welcome; no need to have attended an AVC event in the past.


Pranzo Natalizio 2016 Events / key

The second annual Pranzo Natalizio is coming, our Christmas meal is now earlier in the day so our very young members can attend with their families. The usual events can be expected – great food, entertainment and company. This year we also have a very special guest – Babbo Natale will be making an appearance and he promises to come with a sack full of presents for the children!


40th Anniversary Gala Dinner Events / key

40 Years to Remember We are proud to have reached our 40th year, and we would like you to join us on 21st January 2017, at Mecure Cardiff Holland House Hotel and Spa, as we celebrate in style at our Gala Dinner.


Scampagnata 2016 Events

Last years Scampagnata was a fantastic success, and we’re really looking forward to having an even better day this year! 2016 will see the usual fun and games… Children’s games Tug-o-war Bocce (can Rob Jordan and Christian Servini keep hold of the trophy this year?) Raffle prizes Location: St.Michael’s Centre, Pen-y-Pound, Abergavenny, NP7 5UD Date: Sunday June 19 2016 Gates open: 10:00 Mass: 11:00 Bocce: 13:45 to 14:00 ’til late Price: £5 per person (free for under 12’s) Update: Get updates via the Facebook event Everyone welcome; no need to have attended an AVC event in the past.


Briscola Evening – Gara di Briscola 2016 Events

GARA DI BRISCOLA 2016 This year’s Briscola Tournament will be played on SUNDAY 3rd APRIL at ALL HALLOW’S CHURCH HALL, School Road, Miskin, Pontyclun, CF72 8PG Doors open at 6pm so please be on time and tell as many people as possible.


Pranzo Natalizio 2015 Events

The annual Christmas Cena has had a little bit of a facelift… Now know as Pranzo Natalizio, our Christmas meal will be earlier in the day so our very young members can attend with their families. The usual events can be expected – great food, entertainment and company.


Obituary – Colin Hughes Obituaries

It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Colin Hughes. Colin, who died peacefully at home on August 27th aged 87, was a former scientist, senior civil servant and author. Colin’s writings includ: A study of the life and work of Welsh artist and war poet David Jones Mametz Wood – Lloyd George’s Welsh Army at the Battle of the Somme – a study of the Welsh during WWI.


Suor Maria Celestina – 100 years of age! Achievements / Birthdays

Suor Maria Celestina, born in Bardi on the 9th July, 1915, celebrated her 100th birthday recently. When Maria’s family left Bardi and moved to Caerau, Maesteg, South Wales, she remained in Bardi in order to help care for her grandmother who was terminally ill.


Scampagnata 2015 Events / Galleries

This years Scampagnata was a resounding success; the turnout was fantastic and it was great to see so many new faces. We would like to thank everyone who came – without your attendance the Scampagnata wouldn’t be the brilliant day that it is.



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