If you’re at a loose end on Wednesday afternoons, why not pop in to the Melville Centre and have a go at Breton Dance? Mary and William Gilbert are starting up the Abergavenny Breton Dance Group and will be teaching a wide range of dances from the Breton region of France from 2pm-3.30pm every week in the Melville Theatre, starting on Wednesday 16th September. No experience is necessary, total beginners are very welcome and you don’t even need a partner (though partners are equally welcome, of course). Breton Dance is fun and easy to pick up, and it’s good for you (as it involves some exercise – though it’s not like being on a treadmill!).

Mary and William are knowledgeable Breton dancers, with over 15 years of Breton dancing experience. Both are qualified teachers and their aim is to share with you the pleasure of Breton Dance so that you’ll be ready to go to a Breton fest-noz (a bit like a twmpath or ceilidh) the next time you’re on holiday in Brittany. And they’re already planning an Abergavenny fest-noz for 2016.

Membership of the Abergavenny Breton Dance Group costs £4 per session (including tea/coffee). Profits from this year’s lessons will go to the Monmouthshire and District 2016 Eisteddfod Appeal, raising funds for the Eisteddfod which will be taking place in Abergavenny next year. To find out more, contact: [email protected]. Or leave a message on the Melville Centre answerphone (01873 853167).