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Line Up for Abergavenny Food Festival 2019 announced

Posted on: May 17th, 2019

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Abergavenny Food Festival has announced a raft of new events and speakers joining the line-up at this year’s event, taking place over the weekend of 21st-22nd September. The festival will welcome some of the most influential figures in British cooking, as Fergus Henderson and St. JOHN co-founder Trevor Gulliver (above) return to Abergavenny. Fergus and Trevor, the team behind St. […]

CLARENCE HALL FUNDRAISING “SEASON” OF EVENTS ABOUT TO GET UNDERWAY

Posted on: May 13th, 2019

An ambitious “season” of fundraising events for Crickhowell Clarence Hall’s renovation fund is about to get underway. The Trustees have announced two big concerts, with all proceeds going to the fund, and with another one being planned for the summer while final details are sorted. Several other organisations have pledged their support and are organising […]

Raglan Music Festival 2019

Posted on: May 9th, 2019

Promoting fab music in the heart of Monmouthshire the Raglan Festival will take place, as always, throughout the second weekend in June: 7-9th June. The boutique music festival takes place across the whole village and will host many varied and exciting gigs, open mics and activities for all ages throughout the weekend; many of which […]

Focus Editions: May 2019

Posted on: May 4th, 2019

  Food is lovely isn’t it? That’s why this month our feature is all about Taste of the culinary type. What do you like to eat and drink? We have fantastic recipes from our friends at Natural Weigh in Crickhowell – why not pay them a visit and buy your ingredients without a load of […]

Crossword Solution: May 2019 issue

Posted on: May 2nd, 2019

The Doll Factory by Elizabeth Macneal

Posted on: April 30th, 2019

The intoxicating story of a young woman who aspires to be an artist, and the man whose obsession may destroy her world for ever. This is an unforgettable piece of chilling and gothic historical fiction, the debut from Elizabeth Macneal, set in the Victorian era. She writes an atmospheric and beautifully constructed story of art, […]

Business of the Week: Crickowell Adventure

Posted on: April 22nd, 2019

Crickhowell Adventure, short listed twice in TGO Magazine’s Outdoor Awards, in the Outdoor Independent Retailer category, started way back in 1977 when Jeff Thomas and John Inns rented the basement of what was then ‘The Cheese Press’, (now Bookish) in the High Street, Crickhowell. Sadly John is no longer with us, so the shop is […]

Abergavenny Writing Festival 2019

Posted on: April 11th, 2019

Lots of possibilities to learn something new at the Abergavenny Writing Festival this month! Some intriguing and enlightening talks from local writers, including Phil Madden’s session on Friday 12th April where he will share his experiences of writing to an inmate on Death Row. This session will be followed by a talk from the film […]

Try Something New: Thoughtful Printmaking

Posted on: April 10th, 2019

A time and space just to be yourself is so important, whether it’s a five minute break, an evening or a weekend – it all adds up to feeling a little more human and a lot more yourself. Something I find particularly fortifying is the process of printmaking and in particular mono print, which, with […]

Solar Medical & Chemical

Posted on: April 9th, 2019

We all know somebody – a relative, a friend, or perhaps even ourselves, who at some point in their life will need to rely on the use of a mobility aid, whether that’s a walking frame, a stick, or a ride on scooter. If that’s the case, it’s highly likely that you may need to […]

Upcoming Events

Mar
12
Tue
all-day Spring Exhibition at Oriel CRiC @ Oriel Cric
Spring Exhibition at Oriel CRiC @ Oriel Cric
Mar 12 – May 21 all-day
Work exhibited from a wide variety of painters, printmakers, sculptors, ceramicists, furniture makers and jewellers. Open Monday to Saturday 10am-5pm, Sunday 10am-1.30pm    
May
13
Mon
2:29 pm Basket Making with Mary Bunney @ Peak
Basket Making with Mary Bunney @ Peak
May 13 @ 2:29 pm – Jun 24 @ 2:29 pm
Basket Making with Mary Bunney @ Peak
Artisan Basket Maker and Willow Craftswoman, Mary Bunney, will introduce you to the skills and techniques of this ancient craft. Using locally grown willow you’ll learn how to design and construct your own basket from[...]
May
21
Tue
1:30 pm Caffi Croeso – Dementia Friendly... @ Crickhowell Parish Hall
Caffi Croeso – Dementia Friendly... @ Crickhowell Parish Hall
May 21 @ 1:30 pm – 4:00 pm
Caffi Croeso - Dementia Friendly Cafe @ Crickhowell Parish Hall
The café is a monthly event, every third Tuesday of the month and welcomes everyone. The cafe offers a fun, welcoming and relaxing environment for people to take part in social activities. The cafe is[...]
May
22
Wed
10:00 am Dementia Action Week – Brecon Ev... @ Brecon Guildhall
Dementia Action Week – Brecon Ev... @ Brecon Guildhall
May 22 @ 10:00 am – 3:30 pm
Dementia Action Week - Brecon Events @ Brecon Guildhall
Dementia Action Week will take place between the 20th – 26th May, 2019 the goal of which is to encourage people to take action to improve the lives of those affected by dementia, working to[...]
10:30 am The Lonely Parents Club @ Abergavenny Community Centre
The Lonely Parents Club @ Abergavenny Community Centre
May 22 @ 10:30 am
The Lonely Parents Club @ Abergavenny Community Centre
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[...]
7:30 pm Crickhowell & District History S... @ Crickhowell Parish Hall
Crickhowell & District History S... @ Crickhowell Parish Hall
May 22 @ 7:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Crickhowell & District History Society Illustrated Talk @ Crickhowell Parish Hall
‘The view from the Rocking Stone, Pontypridd’ by Brian Davies 7.30pm, Parish Hall, Crickhowell
May
23
Thu
8:00 pm Open Mic @ The Hen & Chickens @ Hen & Chickens
Open Mic @ The Hen & Chickens @ Hen & Chickens
May 23 @ 8:00 pm
Open Mic @ The Hen & Chickens @ Hen & Chickens
Every Thursday at the Hen and Chickens from 8pm
May
25
Sat
all-day Crickhowell Open Studios Weekend @ Various Locations
Crickhowell Open Studios Weekend @ Various Locations
May 25 – May 27 all-day
Artists open their doors for the eleventh year, to reveal wonderful art and craftsmanship in and around Crickhowell. Free printed guides are widely available in shops, galleries, libraries, and tourist information centres across the area,[...]
8:30 pm Open Mic session at The Great We... @ Great Western Hotel, Abergavenny
Open Mic session at The Great We... @ Great Western Hotel, Abergavenny
May 25 @ 8:30 pm
Open Mic session at The Great Western @ Great Western Hotel, Abergavenny
Free sausage and chip supper for those attending the Open Mic performances!

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