Artie's news

The formal opening of our new venture Blaenavon's Post Office within Artie Craftie opened its doors on the 18th of September a little later than planned !  

We consider ourselves very privileged that Lynne Neagle AM, Nick Thomas-Symonds MP, Giles Davies Mayor of Torfaen, Gareth Davies Mayor of Blaenavon plus many important guests that attended and enjoyed the opening plus Tea and coffee and biscuits.


Photograph curtsey of Alan Parry Photography


This was the day before the Support Your High Street week campaign started which raises awareness of the High

Street a special place to visit and support.

During the week we had some really good news as we had been shortlisted for two Welsh Government Hero awards in relation to this campaign. One was in the Home, Leisure and Gardens category and the other in the Community Service Provider section. We are delighted to say that we were Highly Commended in the Home Leisure and Gardens and crowned winners of the Community Service Provider which means a lot to us. Our ethos ever since we opened Artie Craftie was to work with the community and raise awareness our World Heritage town of Blaenavon and this aware seals our commitment to this cause.


In the coming months we will be stocking up and preparing for Christmas - Artie has already started ordering some interesting "stocking fillers" and craftie presents for all ages and lots of things you need when it comes to Christmas craft.


A date for diary an open demonstration day with Crafters Companion who will be showing you some new ideas for

Christmas and to carry you into the new year.


We look forward to seeing you soon

Artie, Nick and Wendy