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Abergavenny Focus October 2018

Abergavenny Focus October 2018

Crickhowell & Brecon Focus Oct 2018

Crickhowell & Brecon Focus October 2018

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Clare Johnson, Podiatrist

Posted on: October 12th, 2018

2018 Focus Advent Calendar

Posted on: October 11th, 2018

Would you like to advertise your business for FREE during December? This year we will be launching the very first Focus Magazines Online Advent Calendar. Visitors to our site will be able to open a new advent door every day of December until Christmas Day where they can win daily prizes offered by local businesses. […]

Local shop, Natural Weigh, needs your votes

Posted on: October 10th, 2018

An organisation from Crickhowell has made it through to the finals of the Sustainable Wales Awards.  Natural Weigh, Wales’ first zero waste shop, is a finalist in the Sustainable Business category in the new Sustainable Wales Awards, which celebrate excellence, innovation and leadership in the sustainability and green energy sectors in Wales. Natural Weigh Ltd […]

CRICKHOWELL VOTING IN PURSUIT OF GREAT BRITISH HIGH STREET AWARD

Posted on: October 9th, 2018

Crickhowell has been consumed by “civic pride and community spirt” as people take to social media to vote in large numbers in support the town’s bid to win a Great British High Street award.  At one point, the town (population 2,000) had more votes than major cities like Altrincham in Greater Manchester (population 50,000) and […]

A New Abergavenny Artwork by Jeremy Thomas

Posted on: October 9th, 2018

Local artist, Jermey Thomas has shared with us his latest artwork; a beautifully detailed ink drawing of Abergavenny landmarks, woven together into an Escher-esque landscape. Jeremy tells us a little more about it: “It has been a busy time since I last had work printed in the Abergavenny Focus. Since Christmas I have been working […]

Crickhowell based charity encourages volunteering to combat loneliness

Posted on: October 8th, 2018

Tools for Self Reliance Cymru (TFSR Cymru) were recently awarded grant funding from Age Cymru as part of ongoing work to tackle loneliness in rural communities. Loneliness and isolation are a daily reality for many older people – 75,000 older people in Wales have reported ‘always or often’ feeling lonely. The main work of TFSR […]

Business of the Week: Paw to Palm

Posted on: October 5th, 2018

A Year of anniversaries!

Posted on: October 4th, 2018

Teslin Davies, Mayor of Abergavenny, tells us what she has been up to since coming to office in May this year Having been installed as the Mayor of Abergavenny in May, life has been hectic! I’ve chosen a year when all the significant anniversaries end with a zero: it’s the 100th anniversary of the end […]

What type of advertising is best?

Posted on: October 2nd, 2018

It’s true; we live in an ever increasing digital age where distraction levels are high and attention spans are low. If you own a business or have a service to promote, you’ll know how important it is to make the right decision about how best to advertise it. Something we hear a lot about is […]

Pets of Abergavenny

Posted on: October 1st, 2018

Last month we asked you to post photos of your pets to Abergavenny Voice’s Facebook Page and, as ever, you did not disappoint! There were so many photos to go through and we couldn’t possibly fit all of your lovely pets in…but we tried to put in as many as we could. Can you spot […]

Upcoming Events

Oct
1
Mon
10:00 am South Wales Potters Annual Exhib...
South Wales Potters Annual Exhib...
Oct 1 @ 10:00 am – Oct 20 @ 5:00 pm
Selling exhibition 22 South Wales Potters will be showing their work at CRiC Studio Oct. Each day one of the exhibitors will be present to demonstrate or talk about their work. Opposite Crickhowell Information Centre,[...]
Oct
17
Wed
10:30 am The Lonely Parents Club @ Abergavenny Community Centre
The Lonely Parents Club @ Abergavenny Community Centre
Oct 17 @ 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[...]
7:30 pm Hiking the Pilgrims’ Way to Sant... @ The Bear Hotel
Hiking the Pilgrims’ Way to Sant... @ The Bear Hotel
Oct 17 @ 7:30 pm
Hiking the Pilgrims' Way to Santiago @ The Bear Hotel
Roger White’s illustrated talk for the Brecon Beacons Park Society tells of the remarkable people and places he encountered when he hiked through Spain for 500 miles to Santiago de Compostela and on to Cape[...]
Oct
18
Thu
7:00 pm The Somerset Family (Dukes of Be... @ Llangynidr Village hall
The Somerset Family (Dukes of Be... @ Llangynidr Village hall
Oct 18 @ 7:00 pm
Elizabeth Herbert’s marriage in 1492 to Sir Charles Somerset is of major importance for South Wales, their descendants, successively the earls of Worcester and dukes of Beaufort, held significant roles at local and national levels.[...]
8:00 pm Open Mic @ The Hen & Chickens @ Hen & Chickens
Open Mic @ The Hen & Chickens @ Hen & Chickens
Oct 18 @ 8:00 pm
Open Mic @ The Hen & Chickens @ Hen & Chickens
Every Thursday at the Hen and Chickens from 8pm
Oct
19
Fri
10:00 am The League of Friends of Brecon ... @ Bishop Bevan Hall, Brecon
The League of Friends of Brecon ... @ Bishop Bevan Hall, Brecon
Oct 19 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
The League of Friends of Brecon Hospital Autumn Fayre @ Bishop Bevan Hall, Brecon
Cake, Produce, Bric a Brac, Christmas stalls, raffles. 10am – 12 noon, Bishop Bevan Hall, Brecon. Admission £1 including coffee
Oct
20
Sat
7:30 pm Zervas & Pepper: The Priory Sess... @ Priory Centre, St Marys
Zervas & Pepper: The Priory Sess... @ Priory Centre, St Marys
Oct 20 @ 7:30 pm
Zervas & Pepper: The Priory Sessions @ Priory Centre, St Marys
The exciting new monthly live music club launches in Abergavenny, starring Cardiff based Americana six-piece Zervas and Pepper.
Oct
24
Wed
10:30 am The Lonely Parents Club @ Abergavenny Community Centre
The Lonely Parents Club @ Abergavenny Community Centre
Oct 24 @ 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[...]
7:00 pm Friends of Brecon & District Min... @ Ysgol Mynydd Du
Friends of Brecon & District Min... @ Ysgol Mynydd Du
Oct 24 @ 7:00 pm
Friends of Brecon & District Mind: Caring for the Wye and Usk @ Ysgol Mynydd Du
Misha Pedersen, education officer with the Wye & Usk Foundation will talk about its work and support for members of Mind’s Talgarth Outreach to whom John Muir awards will be presented.
7:30 pm Crickhowell & District History S... @ Parish Hall
Crickhowell & District History S... @ Parish Hall
Oct 24 @ 7:30 pm
‘Why Ebbw Vale?’ A talk by Mel Warrender. New members always welcome.  

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