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Abergavenny Focus September 2018

Abergavenny Focus SEPTEMBER 2018

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Crickhowell & Brecon Focus September 2018

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The Valleys Focus AUGUST 2018

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CRICKHOWELL SHORTLISTED FOR GREAT BRITISH HIGH STREET AWARD

Posted on: September 17th, 2018

Crickhowell High Street has been shortlisted for a national award. It’s one of only four towns in Wales to go forward to the finals of the Great British High Street Awards. If Crickhowell wins the Wales category, the town could receive £5,000 to spend in the community with an additional £10,000 if it is judged […]

James McIlroy: Tutor

Posted on: September 4th, 2018

Another academic year comes around so quickly. While this is time for a fresh start, and this education supplement covers all aspects of the modern education setting, almost immediately there are exams on the horizon with GCSEs and resits in October which is only one month away. Within the education system, while teachers and schools […]

Cancer Research Wales Brecon and Sennybridge Branch raises £185,000 in ten years

Posted on: September 1st, 2018

Cancer Research Wales’ Brecon and Sennybridge committee has raised a whopping £185,000 for Wales’ leading cancer research charity since 2008. This staggering amount has been raised thanks to the hard work and determination of the women within the group and all the funds have gone towards supporting Cardiff, Swansea and Bangor universities as they contribute […]

Crossword Solution: September 2018 issue

Posted on: August 31st, 2018

October 2018 : Animal Magic

Posted on: August 29th, 2018

We are a nation of animal lovers! Big or small and no matter what it is from spider to horse, our pets matter to us and make themselves part of our family. In October we’ll be celebrating our pets in all shapes and sizes as well as looking at those organisations concerned with animal welfare […]

8 Successful People Who Didn’t Get Good Exam Results

Posted on: August 16th, 2018

A Level results day for students, teachers and parents begins with worry, expectation and nerves. It either turns out to be a day of joy and excitement or one of disappointment and feelings of despair. If you’re one of those people who hasn’t done as well as you’d hoped, it may well feel like the […]

Wisdom, Quackery and Science… and a Brief History of Pottery

Posted on: August 13th, 2018

Members of Abergavenny U3A  gathered recently for a feast of cream scones and fresh local strawberries and a good chat over tea. There were also sales of plants, homemade cakes and preserves donated by members to raise funds for the U3A group.   Two weeks later the group met for the monthly meeting at which […]

A Primary School Without Walls

Posted on: August 4th, 2018

Based in Crickhowell, InterHigh is the UK’s leading independent online secondary school. This month it launches its primary school – InterHigh Juniors, which will offer the same quality, flexible, accessible and positive education online as its secondary school, for Year 5 and Year 6 pupils. Established in 2005, InterHigh was founded by former secondary school […]

Award-Winning Rural Pub Making all the Right Noises

Posted on: August 3rd, 2018

As many country pubs close-down across the UK, the Goose & Cuckoo in Upper Llanover, is not only surviving but is going from strength to strength. Run and owned by friends Susan Finch and Rhiannon Chandler and Rhiannon’s son Morgan, Gwent CAMRA’s Country pub of the year 2018, has built up a reputation as a […]

Crossword Solution: August 2018 issue

Posted on: August 3rd, 2018

Upcoming Events

Sep
17
Mon
7:00 am Carbon Monoxide Awareness Campaign. @ At your home
Carbon Monoxide Awareness Campaign. @ At your home
Sep 17 @ 7:00 am – Sep 23 @ 5:00 pm
Carbon Monoxide Awareness Campaign. @ At your home
Carbon Monoxide Awareness Campaign. FREE Audible Carbon Monoxide Alarm Installation! With Gas Safety Week 2018 quickly approaching on 17th to 23rd September. Black Mountains Plumbing and Heating want to give you the opportunity to win[...]
Sep
20
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8:00 pm Open Mic @ The Hen & Chickens @ Hen & Chickens
Open Mic @ The Hen & Chickens @ Hen & Chickens
Sep 20 @ 8:00 pm
Open Mic @ The Hen & Chickens @ Hen & Chickens
Every Thursday at the Hen and Chickens from 8pm
Sep
22
Sat
10:00 am Life Drawing with Tony Tribe @ Peak Cymru
Life Drawing with Tony Tribe @ Peak Cymru
Sep 22 @ 10:00 am – 3:00 pm
Life Drawing with Tony Tribe @ Peak Cymru
Life Drawing with Tony Tribe A monthly class concerned with the importance of observation of the human figure. You will work directly from the life model with artist, Tony Tribe, on hand to provide individual[...]
10:00 am McMillan Coffee Morning at CRiC @ Crickhowell Resource and Information Centre
McMillan Coffee Morning at CRiC @ Crickhowell Resource and Information Centre
Sep 22 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm
McMillan Coffee Morning at CRiC @ Crickhowell Resource and Information Centre
Proceeds from coffee and cake will be donated to this worthy cause. It is also the ideal occasion to enjoy the autumn exhibition at the oriel CRiC gallery and perhaps give in to the temptation[...]
10:30 am Strolls ‘n’ Stories: Tintern’s T... @ Lower Wyndcliff car park
Strolls ‘n’ Stories: Tintern’s T... @ Lower Wyndcliff car park
Sep 22 @ 10:30 am – 4:00 pm
Strolls 'n' Stories: Tintern's Tantalising Tales - Walking in the Wye Valley @ Lower Wyndcliff car park
A circular walk including part of the Wye Valley walk and an old medieval route from Tintern to St Arvans. See: One of the best views in the Wye Valley from the Eagles Nest, including[...]
Sep
23
Sun
10:30 am Strolls ‘n’ Stories: The DEVILS ... @ Brockweir Inn
Strolls ‘n’ Stories: The DEVILS ... @ Brockweir Inn
Sep 23 @ 10:30 am – 4:00 pm
Strolls 'n' Stories: The DEVILS of the WYE @ Brockweir Inn
Walk: The easier route up to the devils pulpit along Offas Dyke Path from Brockweir to Tintern and back along the river. SEE: The Devils pulpit rock with its famous beautiful view down to Tintern[...]
Sep
26
Wed
10:30 am The Lonely Parents Club @ Abergavenny Community Centre
The Lonely Parents Club @ Abergavenny Community Centre
Sep 26 @ 10:30 am
A friendly group run for parents of children of all ages, who may feel isolated, lonely or simply be struggling a bit with parenthood and who would like to meet other like-minded parents in a[...]
6:45 pm Abergavenny Film Society New Sea... @ Melville Centre
Abergavenny Film Society New Sea... @ Melville Centre
Sep 26 @ 6:45 pm – 7:45 pm
Abergavenny Film Society New Season Launch: Human Flow @ Melville Centre
Human Flow is a 2017 German documentary co-produced and directed by Ai Weiwei about the current global refugee crisis. In the film the viewer is taken to over 20 countries to understand both the scale[...]
7:30 pm Crickhowell & District History S... @ Crickhowell Parish Hall
Crickhowell & District History S... @ Crickhowell Parish Hall
Sep 26 @ 7:30 pm
Crickhowell & District History Society Talk: The Romans and the Usk Valley @ Crickhowell Parish Hall
Talk given by Jeremy Bosanquet  
Sep
27
Thu
9:30 am ABERGAVENNY FARMERS’ MARKET @ Abergavenny Market Hall
ABERGAVENNY FARMERS’ MARKET @ Abergavenny Market Hall
Sep 27 @ 9:30 am – 2:30 pm
ABERGAVENNY FARMERS’ MARKET @ Abergavenny Market Hall
Regular monthly market selling locally produced food and crafts. 9:30am-2:30pm. Abergavenny Market Hall

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