So far we’ve had contributions ranging from comedians and writers to charities and cyclists but today we break new ground….fashion. It’s all thanks to the support of New York Fashion Director, Emma Pritchard. Emma is from Pontypool and splits her time between Torfaen and New York. As you do. Having worked with everyone from Eva … Continue reading

The Bigger Picture

Tonight we are proud to present the trailer of a documentary we are making in an effort celebrate an authentic picture of the Valleys. Osian Williams from SSP Media will be directing the feature to be released later in the year but we hope this gives you a flavour of the people we’ll be featuring. … Continue reading


Are you fed up of the seemingly endless stream of ‘reality’ TV using twisted stereotypes of areas like Essex (TOWIE), Liverpool (Desperate Scousewives), Newcastle (Geordie Shore) and now Valleys to generate huge profits for media firms? Well this is your chance to do something about it, by signing our petition on  It calls on MTV … Continue reading

Cardiff… filmed by the Valleys

We wanted to share this video with you because its yet another example of the talent we are working with to create The Valleys Are Here – The Film as part of this growing campaign. You will never see this kind of stuff from MTV because it doesn’t fit the story they wrote before leaving … Continue reading

The Valleys Are Here – The Film!

VENUE UPDATE: The trailer shoot will take place at 3:30pm at the Bandstand in Ynysangharad Park (aka Ponty Park) on Saturday 8th September!! We are proud to announce that we have teamed up with Pontypridd’s SSP Media to bring you The Valleys Are Here – the film! Filming will start on Saturday 8th September and this is your invite … Continue reading

The 3rd Half…

Although we don’t want to be pushing cliches (someone else is doing that for us) its about time we had a rugby story on the site! We all know about the recent success of our Grand Slam winning national team and there is little doubt that the current crop are  amongst the best in the … Continue reading

Moving to Our Own Beat

We realise that MTV have moved away from proper music content these days and are instead fumbling about in the murky world of “constructed reality” TV.  So once again we thought The Valleys are Here campaign should step in and lend them a helping hand.  That’s why we’re sharing this little gem before featuring more … Continue reading

Murphy’s Message for MTV

We are chuffed to see an article this morning from Torfaen born and bred MP, Paul Murphy who is lending his full support to ‘The Valleys are Here’ campaign. In a piece for the South Wales Argus, Paul heaped some serious praise on the campaign, saying “I am delighted to support the campaign The Valleys are … Continue reading