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Monthly Archives: August 2017

Brecon Drink Can Recycling are looking for your help

Brecon Drink Can Recycling has set up crowd funding in the hope that they will be able to purchase much needed equipment – a can crusher and compactor. What we do: We collect from the public, local bars and cafes around Brecon. Collected drinks cans are then separated by hand and crushed under foot, then […]

Crickhowell Library Garden

“If you have a garden and a library, you have everything you need.” Cicero Recent visitors to Crickhowell Library may have noticed some changes outside. A group of enthusiastic volunteers has cleared an unloved and underused space to create a community garden. With support from Crickhowell High School, Crickhowell District and Community Partnership, the Friends […]

wall2wall Jazz Festival to be Live Streamed

Now in its fifth year, for the first time much of Abergavenny’s wall2wall Jazz Festival will be live streamed, making the programme available to jazz fans far and wide. The event starts on Thursday 31st August with the Festival Dinner at the Angel Hotel, with Moscow Drug Club providing the after-eats music. The fine food/great […]

The Building Bridges Project

The Building Bridges Project brings together young people with additional needs from across Monmouthshire. It is searching for a new source of money as its current funding is set to finish in December this year. The Project was set up in November 2013 to run for four years with a grant from the Big Lottery; […]

Bring Back Bailey Park Pool

Some of you may have recently heard the buzz about Bailey Park Pool and the campaign to Bring It Back. This is the brainchild of Craig Titchener who runs the online Facebook Page; Abergavenny Voice. We invited Craig to put pen to paper so we could learn about it first hand. Here at the Focus, […]

Abergavenny Music Closes its Doors

Abergavenny’s specialist classical music shop, Abergavenny Music, closed its doors on 29 July owing to the illness of the owner and founder, James Joseph. For more than quarter of a century it has been a big part of the lives of both the town itself and a world-wide community of music enthusiasts. James established Abergavenny […]

Midwives@Ethiopia

Report by Hannah Merret A few months ago, two of our local midwives asked whether I would be able to accompany them on a trip to Ethiopia to photograph the work of their charity Midwives@Ethiopia. In May of this year, what started off as a light-hearted conversation over coffee became a reality, as I joined […]

Consecutive Award Win for Miles Morgan

Focus Regulars, Monmouthshire travel agent and travel specialists, Miles Morgan Travel have been awarded the prestigious Agent Achievement Award for South West and South Wales – Large Agency for 2017. Not only does this mark the second consecutive year the travel specialists have won the award, having also won the award in 2016, it also […]

Jazz Impressions: for the love of art, music and sponsorship!

Brecon Jazz Festival this year is special – so every year is special for this iconic festival! As last year, the programming and organization is planned by local groups, many of them volunteers. But the energy is tremendous. Some highlights of this year’s festival on Fri-Sun 11-13 August are below, but we actually launched the […]

Tower Gallery showing Michael Howard

The Tower Gallery in Crickhowell is rapidly building a reputation for showing exciting, first rate Welsh Art. The latest exhibition from this local Art Co-operative is a one person show featuring Michael Howard; a Brecon artist who seems obsessed with the hills and fields that surround his home in Trallong. His colourful landscapes in oil […]