Posts Tagged ‘evening’

Cherry Rebels to play free concert at View Cafe Bar, Chepstow – Sat 17 May 2014

Saturday, April 19th, 2014

Cherry Rebels Free Gig at the View Cafe Bar Chepstow

On Saturday 17th May 2014, we have alternative rock covers band Cherry Rebels playing a FREE concert at Chepstow’s View Cafe Bar.

Cherry Rebels are a four piece Alt Rock cover band based in the Rhondda Valleys. They play a wide variety from rock classics and new smash hits!

Their aim is to please the crowd and get
everyone up singing and dancing by bringing you a versatile
set ranging from ACDC, Rolling Stones, Beatles to
Foo Fighters, the Strokes and Kings of Leon, plus many more.

This is a free event and everyone is welcome, you can join the event on Facebook here.

Hot food is available from the View Cafe Bar until 9pm.

Some of the bands Cherry Rebels cover:

Cherry Rebels    •   Foo Fighters
    •   Stereophonics
    •   The Beatles
    •   Black keys
    •   Rolling stones
    •   Kings Of Leon
    •   Blur
    •   Pulp
    •   ACDC
    •   The Strokes
    •   Thin Lizzy
    •   Jet
    •   T Rex
    •   Black Sabbath
    •   Kaiser Chiefs
    •   Billy Idol
    •   David Bowie
    •   Metallica
    •   Steppenwolfe

Plus many more……..

Watch the Cherry Rebels in action

Location

The View Cafe Bar can be found on the A48, just outside Chepstow at the National Diving & Activity Centre.

Location of View Cafe Bar Chepstow

Detailed map and directions to View Cafe Bar>

We look forward to seeing you

Franklin’s lost expedition – A Free Presentation at the View Cafe Bar

Wednesday, September 25th, 2013

Franklin Expedition

Franklin’s lost expedition – Scurvy, cannibalism and death in the arctic

A free talk by GUE Instructor Gareth Burrows

7pm on Saturday the 26th October 2013
In the View Cafe Bar, NDAC, Chepstow

In 1845, the British empire equipped two large, modern ships and
sent them into the arctic with 129 men to put to rest once and for all the question of the northwest passage.

They were never seen again.

They left behind mummies, bones, and a mystery that has
persisted 150 years.

Gareth Burrows presents the horrific story of the expedition, explains how the men lived and died in the extreme cold, with images and video of the latest research and theories.

This free presentation is not for the faint of heart, but demonstrates the lengths men will go to survive against the odds, and the tenacity of life in the extreme places of the world.

Join and share this FREE event on Facebook here >

View Cafe BarWith breathtaking views overlooking our Chepstow quarry, the View Café Bar serves an extensive range of hot & cold meals as well as a wide selection of beers, wines and soft drinks from the licensed bar.

Location of the View Cafe Bar, Chepstow>

Accommodation is available in our Wigwam Village >

If you would like to host an event at the View Cafe Bar in Chepstow, please get in touch

 

Live music Free at the View Cafe Bar Chepstow

Tuesday, August 6th, 2013

The Avenue, live music Chepstow

We’re really pleased to announce that we’ve an Autumn/Winter of live music coming up at the View Cafe Bar, free for everyone.

The Avenue, a four piece covers band, will be playing live concerts at the View Cafe Bar, Chepstow on the following dates:

• Sat Sept 7th
• Sat Oct 12th
• Sat Nov 23rd
Sat Dec 14th. Unfortunately the December Date has been cancelled. The band will return to the NDAC in April 2014.

They will be great shows and the perfect way to spend the evening after a day of diving or activities.

If you want to make a weekend of it, overnight accommodation is available at our Wigwam Village.

The Avenue Gig Dates

Free Presentation at View Cafe Bar: “pushing the easy button – taking the stress out of diving”

Tuesday, June 25th, 2013

Tips and tricks for diversGUE

Pushing the easy button
Taking the stress out of diving

Saturday 27th July 2013
A FREE presentation in the View Cafe Bar at the National Diving & Activity Centre, Chepstow
Starts at 7pm – all welcome
GUE Instructor Gareth Burrows

A multi media exploration of stress in diving, and how to eliminate it

In a free presentation, Instructor Gareth Burrows explains how divers make life difficult for themselves and, more importantly, how to avoid the same mistakes and push the easy button to remove all stress from diving. Uses video and practical demonstrations.

We are also hosting a GUE Experience Day

Equipment Selection

How to avoid the same purchasing mistakes made by everyone else, save a fortune,
and ensure your equipment never lets you down when you need it most.

How to decide what you need, and what to buy.

How to select emergency and backup equipment.

How to become totally relaxed with your equipment.

Diver Trapped in a Wreck

In-water skills

How to become a buoyancy control god andtake the fear and worry out of ascents and SMB work.

Learn how to hugely reduce the amount of gas you use.

Learn how to minimise the risks of panic and rapid ascents and have longer, more relaxed dives.

Diver entangled in fishing line

Eliminate surface stress

How to take the stress out of dive planning, kitting up, kitting down, and moving equipment around.

How to work as a team to plan and execute completely stress free dives

scuba diver run out of gas

View Cafe BarWith breathtaking views overlooking our Chepstow quarry, the View Café Bar serves an extensive range of hot & cold meals as well as a wide selection of beers, wines and soft drinks from the licensed bar.

Accommodation is avaialable in our Wigwam Village >

If you would like to host an event at the View Cafe Bar in Chepstow, please get in touch

Cherry Rebels to play free concert at View Cafe Bar, Chepstow

Wednesday, May 8th, 2013

Cherry Rebels Free Gig at the View Cafe Bar Chepstow

On Thursday 30th May, we have alternative rock covers band Cherry Rebels playing a FREE concert at Chepstow’s View Cafe Bar.

Cherry Rebels are a four piece Alt Rock cover band based in the Rhondda Valleys. They play a wide variety from rock classics and new smash hits!

Their aim is to please the crowd and get
everyone up singing and dancing by bringing you a versatile
set ranging from ACDC, Rolling Stones, Beatles to
Foo Fighters, the Strokes and Kings of Leon, plus many more.

This is a free event and everyone is welcome.

Some of the bands Cherry Rebels cover:

Cherry Rebels    •   Foo Fighters
    •   Stereophonics
    •   The Beatles
    •   Black keys
    •   Rolling stones
    •   Kings Of Leon
    •   Blur
    •   Pulp
    •   ACDC
    •   The Strokes
    •   Thin Lizzy
    •   Jet
    •   T Rex
    •   Black Sabbath
    •   Kaiser Chiefs
    •   Billy Idol
    •   David Bowie
    •   Metallica
    •   Steppenwolfe

Plus many more……..

Watch the Cherry Rebels in action

Location

The View Cafe Bar can be found on the A48, just outside Chepstow at the National Diving & Activity Centre.

Location of View Cafe Bar Chepstow

Detailed map and directions to View Cafe Bar>

We look forward to seeing you

Free Presentation – Learn from your mistakes, better still, learn from someone else’s! Sat 4th May 2013

Tuesday, April 9th, 2013

Learn From Your Mistakes

Improving Diving Safety Through A Change in Just and Reporting Cultures

Saturday 4th May 2013, Start 19:30 – All Welcome

A FREE Presentation at the View Café Bar, National Diving & Activity Centre, Chepstow

As divers we are very good at telling others about our exploits and how we survived after getting into a dodgy situation. But how could someone else’s incident help prevent you from making a similar mistake or error in the future? How can letting other divers know how you got out of the mess you ended up in can directly contribute to improving diver safety?

Recently there has been much talk in the diving community about developing a safety culture to prevent accidents from occurring. However, solving this problem is not a simple task for a variety of reasons, not least because of the lack of an independent and open reporting system which is free from commercial and legal biases.

DISMSGareth Lock, a military aviator, accomplished underwater photographer, advanced trimix diver and PhD candidate who has been looking into the role of Human Factors in Diving Incidents and has developed a confidential, open reporting system for divers modeled on ‘near miss’ reporting systems present in aviation, the Diving Incident and Safety Management System (DISMS).

Gareth’s presentation at the NDAC’s View Cafe Bar will go through how incidents and accidents occur. Most importantly he will discuss why incidents should be captured, the challenges faced in gathering these reports and some potential solutions. He will review actual case studies showing the value of detailed reporting and how the community can help improve safety by using a truly independent reporting tool.

We can all learn from others’ mistakes, but only if as a community we can talk openly about them. Come along, you will likely learn something which may change your behaviour pre-dive or on the dive to make your diving safer.

You can join the event on Facebook here>

With breathtaking views overlooking our Chepstow quarry, the View Café Bar serves an extensive range of hot & cold meals as well as a wide selection of beers, wines and soft drinks from the licensed bar.

Glamping accomodation is available in our Wigwam Village if you would like to make a weekend of it.

If you would like to host an event at the View Café Bar in Chepstow, please get in touch

 

The View Cafe Bar Chepstow

 

Free GUE Presentation – Tips and tricks for divers 30th March 2013

Thursday, February 14th, 2013

Tips and tricks for divers

GUE

Getting out of the Sh*t

Tips and tricks for surviving diving’s little dramas

Saturday 30th March 2013 A FREE presentation in the View Cafe Bar at the

National Diving & Activity Centre, Chepstow

Starts at 7pm – all welcome

GUE Instructor Gareth Burrows

A multi media journey around the world discussing diving incidents and how they were survived.

In a free presentation, Instructor Gareth Burrows explains how divers get themselves into trouble and, more importantly, how they get themselves out of it.

We are also hosting a GUE Experience Day as part of our various Easter weekend of events.

Trapped inside a Wreck

A horrifying tale of what happens when overconfidence
leads to disaster, Gareth explains
how a diver found themselves trapped inside a
wreck at 45 metres, alone and without a torch,
and involves the audience in answering the

question “how could this have been avoided”.

Diver Trapped in a Wreck

Entangled in the shallows

Imagine how terrifying it must be to be totally
entangled in fishing line, unable to get free,
able to see the surface only a few feet away.
Learn what tools to take with you, and what to
leave at home. Learn how to get yourself free if
you become entangled, and how to avoid
getting into trouble in the first place.

Diver entangled in fishing line

Sucking the Reg dry.

It’s everyone’s nightmare, but it’s still the
biggest cause of diving fatalities. Learn the
truth behind how it feels to run out of gas,
what to do if it happens, and how to avoid it
happening in the first place. Learn how to keep
cool and save your life, or someone else’s.

scuba diver run out of gas

View Cafe BarWith breathtaking views overlooking our Chepstow quarry, the View Café Bar serves an extensive range of hot & cold meals as well as a wide selection of beers, wines and soft drinks from the licensed bar.

If you would like to host an event at the View Cafe Bar in Chepstow, please get in touch

Technical Diving Social Thu 14 March 2013

Saturday, February 2nd, 2013

Mark Powell Technical Diving Event at the NDACTechnical Diving Instructor, Mark Powell, will be hosting the next Technical Diving Social event at the View Cafe Bar at the National Diving & Activity Centre in Chepstow.

The event will take place on Thursday 14th March 2013 from 6pm until 10pm.

Mark Powell is the resident Technical Instructor at Dive-Tech and author of Deco for Divers: Decompression Theory and Physiology.

This is open to anyone who is interested in Technical Diving – Whether you are just thinking of buying your first twinset, are regularly diving to beyond 100m or just want to have a sociable beer with some other like minded divers.

Mark PowellIt doesn’t matter what agency or instructor you trained with, all are welcome. This event is not associated with any club, shop or agency so everyone is welcome to attend.

The NDAC will be serving food and drink at the View Cafe Bar so why not make a day and night of it and come for a dive before it all starts or even stay over make an extra long weekend of it we have accommodation available in our Wooden Wigwam Village>

Mark will also be showing a few videos on the night and planning a few trips.

We look forward to seeing you all there

Join the event on Facebook >

Technical Diving Social Thu 10 May 2012

Sunday, April 29th, 2012

Mark Powell Technical Diving Event at the NDACTechnical Diving Instructor, Mark Powell, will be hosting the next Technical Diving Social event at the newly opened View Cafe Bar at the National Diving & Activity Centre in Chepstow.

The event will take place on Thursday 10th May 2012 from 6pm until 9pm.

This is open to anyone who is interested in Technical Diving – Whether you are just thinking of buying your first twinset, are regularly diving to beyond 100m or just want to have a sociable beer with some other like minded divers.

It doesn’t matter what agency or instructor you trained with, all are welcome. This event is not associated with any club, shop or agency so everyone is welcome to attend.

The NDAC will be offering a special deal at the View Cafe Bar so you can get a pint and a curry for a bargain price.

Mark will also be showing a few videos on the night and planning a few trips. If you want to make an extra long weekend of it we have accommodation available in our Wooden Wigwam Village>

We look forward to seeing you

Wigwam accommodation available at NDAC

Monday, April 11th, 2011

Wigwams now available at NDAC

We are pleased to announce that our Wooden Wigwam site is now open and available for bookings.Wigwam View Over Tiddenham Quarry

Based at the National Diving and Activity Centre in the Royal Forest of Dean you can experience a touch of luxury in the great outdoors at an unbeatable price!

Sleeping up to five adults, Wigwams are the ultimate eco cabin; double-glazed, secure, cosy and warm whatever the time of year. A low cost alternative to hotels and B&Bs, our Wigwams truly offer all year round camping, and the best bit, no pitching a tent in the rain!

Our Wigwam site is set in an area of outstanding natural beauty and offers a fantastic base to experience the spectacular and varied landscapes and all the activities Chepstow and the Forrest of Dean has to offer. Whether you are interested in walking, horse riding and cycling or something more adventurous such as climbing, mountain biking and scuba diving, the Forest area has something to offer everyone. 

You’re only a click of the mouse away from toasting marshmallows round your own camp fire and sleeping under the stars in the heart of the countryside. Book a Wigwam now>

We aim to offer a low cost alternative to hotels and B&Bs that is affordable, comfortable and clean. Our wooden Wigwams are geared towards the outdoor market and provide a fantastic base to experience the local area and a range of activities.

Most bookings are made online, however bookings can also be made through the NDAC shop by calling us on 01291 630 046. We operate a first come first serve basis and will not reserve or hold a Wigwam without full payment.Wigwam View Over Tiddenham Quarry

Prices as of 07 April 2011

  • £40.00 per unit per night (based on 2 people sharing)

  • £17.50 per night per person extra (based on 3, 4 or 5 sharing the same unit)

  • £10.00 per night for Children under 12

You will need to bring your own sleeping bags, towels and pillows with you during your stay, but we can hire items out if you don’t have them.

We would like to take this opportunity to thank you in advance for your custom and we look forward to meeting you on your stay. 

Wigwams Book a Wigwam Now

 


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