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‘Let Paul Robeson Sing’ Exhibition

When is it?

1st - 5th August

How much is it?

FREE

Throughout our Open Week, EVI will host an inspirational exhibition about the life of actor, singer, and civil rights activist Paul Robeson. This exhibition chronicles Robeson’s struggle against prejudice and intolerance, his connection with the miners of South Wales, and his work to promote diversity and racial equality. One of his first appearances was at the Ebbw Vale National Eisteddfod in August 1958. 64 years on, Robeson’s story returns to Ebbw Vale. All ages can pop in any day during our opening hours for free to learn about Robeson’s fascinating life and important impact in Wales. Try out our new Café at EVI while you’re at it!

“There is no place in the world I like more than Wales.” – Paul Robeson  

This Open Week is funded by the UK Government through the UK Community Renewal Fund.


All our upcoming classes

Head 4 Arts – Performance Arts Summer School

16th, 17th & 18th August | 10am - 12.30pm

FREE

Afternoon Tea and Film

Monday 1st August | 2.30pm

FREE

EVI OPEN WEEK

1st - 5th August

FREE Join us for a week full of free activities and food to celebrate EVI opening its doors again!

Singing for Beginners

Monday 1st August | 1.30pm-2.30pm

FREE

Driftwood Craft, Pyrography, Pebble Art & Seed Bomb Making

Tuesday 2nd August | 11am - 4pm

FREE (This event is now fully booked)

Youth Entrepreneur Session

Tuesday 2nd August | 1.30pm - 3.30pm

FREE

Silk-Painting for Families

Thursday 4th August | 10am - 12pm / 1pm - 3pm

FREE (Only afternoon session space available)

Perfect Pollinators: Bug Home Making

Friday 5th August | 10am - 12.30pm

FREE (this event is now fully booked)

Creative Writing Workshop

Friday 5th August | 11am - 12pm

FREE

Owl Sanctuary Visit

Friday 5th August | 1pm - 2pm

FREE

Hospitality Training Programme

9 training sessions taking place from 21st June - 14th July

FREE Whether you are planning to renew your basic skills, looking for a career change, or hoping to start a career in hospitality then this is the programme for you.

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED: EVI Repair Cafe

If you have the skills to help repair bicycles, jewellery, IT/tech, clothing, woodwork and more- we'd love to hear from you. Help us reduce waste and bring the community together!

PAST EVENT: Coffee Morning At EVI: Dementia UK

Tuesday 17th May 10.30am - 12.30pm

(This event has passed. Keep up to date on our upcoming events via our website and social media! Get in touch if this is an event you would be interested in attending in the future.)

PAST EVENT: Ebbw Vale Speak-Easy: Helping you say what you mean and mean what you say!

Thursday 12th May 1pm - 2.30pm

FREE (This event has passed. Keep up to date on our upcoming events via our website and social media! Get in touch if this is an event you would be interested in attending in the future.)

Foundation Funders:

National Lottery Community Fund Logo
Welsh Government Logo

Current Funders:

Lloyds Bank Foundation Logo
Landfills Tax Scheme Logo
WCVA Logo
Blaenau Gwent County Council Logo
UK Gov Wales