Business + Art + Rugby = Garw Valley

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Business + Art + Rugby = Garw Valley

On Saturday 14th October 2017 four organisations came together in an old Welsh mining Valley in a show of community spirit which they hope can be the start of something within the valley. Oxford House Menswear had the idea to promote designer rugby brand Eden Park Paris using local art gallery Studio 18 as their backdrop, local photographer Tim Dobbs and the models supplied by Pontycymer Rugby of Division 3 West Central A.

Oxford House/Eden Park Paris

Oxford House Menswear in Pontycymer is celebrating its 45th Year of business this year, located in the heart of a former mining village in South Wales. It has been 12 months since we became South Wales’ only independent supplier of French designer rugby brand Eden Park and we are extremely proud of its initial success with people in the locality and further afield. We look forward to new ventures with this brand and involving the community more in future. Facebook & Twitter: @ohmenswear Instagram: oxfordhousemenswear

Kevin Sinnott/Studio18

Kevin Sinnott a local artist who has artwork on display from New York to London and Pontycymer at the heart of his work. Kevin is a contemporary Welsh painter known for his landscapes and emotionally-charged studies of people in groups. His work is exhibited internationally in major galleries and museums, including the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City and The British Museum and Royal College of Art in London. Instagram: Kevin_Sinnott Twitter: @BerrystraBe

Tim Dobbs Photography

Tim is a local photographer who has a candid eye for detail. His portfolio ranges from portraits, photographing the local rugby side to photography for commercial premises and everything in between. Twitter: @timdobbsphoto

Pontycymer RFC

Pontycymer RFC was established in October 1887 and since its inception has been supported by a huge pot of players wanting to get their first step on the rugby ladder. Pontycymer supplied the models for the photo shoot to which we are thankful for and provide a special mention to Thomas Davies, Scott Forester, Nathan Silverthorne and Kyle Galtry (You never know this could be the start of a new career for the boys!!). As most clubs do, Pontycymer rely on the continued support of the community to keep rugby alive in the valley. They welcome players of all standards to come along to training at their base at Lawrence Park, Pontycymer on Tuesday & Thursday evenings. Facebook: Pontycymmer RFC

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