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TALGARTH WALKING FESTIVAL 29TH APRIL – 2ND MAY

Posted on: April 28th, 2016

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If you’ve always wanted to walk up the escarpment of the Black Mountains but felt daunted by the rugged terrain there are ample opportunities over the May Bank Holiday. Join a group led by one of our friendly walk leaders who will guide you through some of the most stunning scenery in the Britaom.  These […]

Kenton Cool & the Lonely Shepherd – Crickhowell Adventure

Posted on: April 28th, 2016

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It has been fabulous to see the sunshine at last! The winter seems to have dragged on for ages,  dull, wet and miserable days… no inspiration to get out and do anything! We were lucky to be involved in Crickhowell’s Walking Festival at the beginning of March… it was such a joy to get out […]

Crickhowell Choral Society’s 22nd Music Festival

Posted on: April 28th, 2016

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Crickhowell Choral Society celebrates its 22nd Music Festival as always during the first May Bank Holiday weekend, and it promises to be an occasion with something for everyone whatever your tastes! The festival kicks off in swinging style in the wonderful setting of The Manor Hotel in Crickhowell on Thursday 28 April with the Bristol-based […]

Book-ish named Best Independent Bookshop in Wales & the Midlands!

Posted on: April 28th, 2016

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The region was hotly contested, with the highest number of Welsh bookshops in the award’s history making the shortlist. Judges commended Book-ish as being ‘a small shop that punches well above its weight’. Book-ish owner, Emma Corfield-Walters, said, “We’re over the moon to win this award, it really was a shock to get through in […]

Friends of Cwmdu Music Present The Eilan Quartet

Posted on: April 28th, 2016

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One of the key objectives of FCM is to introduce a series of music programmes employing students and young professional musicians. For our second concert of the 2016 season we are thrilled, therefore, to welcome an exciting young string quartet, the Eilan Quartet, through our trustees’ links with the Royal Welsh College of Music and […]

Crossword Solution: May Issue

Posted on: April 24th, 2016

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Nana’s Kitchen: Beetroot & Chocolate Cake

Posted on: March 30th, 2016

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Don’t let the idea of putting beetroot in a cake put you off – you don’t taste the beetroot but, together with the addition of rapeseed oil and yoghurt, it gives this cake a lovely moist texture. Add the chocolate and icing and you end up with a wonderfully rich, fudge-y flavoured cake. A great […]

Up-Beat ‘Pop-Up Church Abergavenny’ Provides a Welcoming Oasis

Posted on: March 29th, 2016

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Imagine being able to find out about God amongst the shops in your local high street. Or to chat about spiritual matters in a car boot sale. Pop-Up Church Abergavenny is a brand new concept under the Elim Pentecostal Pioneer Church movement. A departure from what we might assume church is, essentially, it’s a roll-up […]

Pictures that spoke 1,000 words

Posted on: March 29th, 2016

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JM Staniforth’s cartoons lightened the dark days and recorded the propaganda of war. Helen Morgan from Abergavenny Local History Society reports One cartoonist more than any other captured the mood of the nation. World War I lasted 1,561 days and during that time Joseph Morewood Staniforth produced more than 1,300 cartoons for the Western Mail […]

Book Review: ‘Our Endless Numbered Days’ by Claire Fuller

Posted on: March 29th, 2016

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Winner of the 2015 Desmond Elliot Prize The heat of the summer in 1976 is evoked in the opening pages as well as the way we all became listless and bored after the initial euphoria of the endless sunny days. Peggy is an eight year old and her parents are an odd combination, though their […]

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Upcoming Events

May
5
Thu
7:00 pm Abergavenny Writers’ Drop-in @ King's Head
Abergavenny Writers’ Drop-in @ King's Head
May 5 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
We meet on the first Thursday of every month at 7pm at the King’s Head – so 7th April, 5th May etc FFI Contact Cath Barton on 01873 737671 or cath.barton@talktalk.net Venue: King’s Head, Abergavenny[...]
7:00 pm Zimele Knit and natter, crochet ... @ Emmeline’s Homebaking
Zimele Knit and natter, crochet ... @ Emmeline’s Homebaking
May 5 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Emmeline’s Homebaking, Baker Street, Abergavenny 7-9pm Contact Rebecca 07443 393 375 or info@zimele.org.uk http://zimele.org.uk/what-s-happening/forthcoming-events
May
6
Fri
7:30 pm Soroptimist Open Evening @ Get Together'coffee and wine bar
Soroptimist Open Evening @ Get Together'coffee and wine bar
May 6 @ 7:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Friday May 6th 7.30 – 8.30 pm. At ‘Get Together’coffee  and wine bar (opposite main Post Office) Come and chat to us, see displays of our work and social activities, explore Soroptimism. Venue: ‘Get Together’[...]
May
14
Sat
7:00 pm Aberhonddu and District Male Cho... @ St Mary's Church
Aberhonddu and District Male Cho... @ St Mary's Church
May 14 @ 7:00 pm
Aberhonddu and District Male Choir in Concert @ St Mary's Church |  |  |
Aberhonddu and District Male Choir abd guest soloists have kindly agreed to perform at St Mary’s Church Brecon.  All the proceeds are in aid of the on going Church Roof Appeal. Tickets £8.00 are on[...]
May
19
Thu
7:00 pm Zimele Knit and natter, crochet ... @ Emmeline’s Homebaking
Zimele Knit and natter, crochet ... @ Emmeline’s Homebaking
May 19 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Emmeline’s Homebaking, Baker Street, Abergavenny 7-9pm Contact Rebecca 07443 393 375 or info@zimele.org.uk http://zimele.org.uk/what-s-happening/forthcoming-events
May
26
Thu
7:00 pm Board Games Evening @ Abergavenny Community Centre
Board Games Evening @ Abergavenny Community Centre
May 26 @ 7:00 pm
Come and join us for a fun evening playing board games, old and new or bring a game to share and make new friends into the bargain. Venue: Abergavenny Community Centre Event Date: Thursday 26th[...]
May
30
Mon
10:00 am Zimele’s Annual Plant Sale and C... @ Aenon House
Zimele’s Annual Plant Sale and C... @ Aenon House
May 30 @ 10:00 am – 1:00 pm
Gardening not your thing? Come along anyway for delicious Fairtrade cake and coffee. If you can’t make it on the day we can try to reserve specific plants for you. Please note new venue of[...]
Jun
2
Thu
7:00 pm Abergavenny Writers’ Drop-in @ King's Head
Abergavenny Writers’ Drop-in @ King's Head
Jun 2 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
We meet on the first Thursday of every month at 7pm at the King’s Head – so 7th April, 5th May etc FFI Contact Cath Barton on 01873 737671 or cath.barton@talktalk.net Venue: King’s Head, Abergavenny[...]
7:00 pm Zimele Knit and natter, crochet ... @ Emmeline’s Homebaking
Zimele Knit and natter, crochet ... @ Emmeline’s Homebaking
Jun 2 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Emmeline’s Homebaking, Baker Street, Abergavenny 7-9pm Contact Rebecca 07443 393 375 or info@zimele.org.uk http://zimele.org.uk/what-s-happening/forthcoming-events
Jun
11
Sat
7:00 pm Jazz in the barn @ The Barn at White House Farm
Jazz in the barn @ The Barn at White House Farm
Jun 11 @ 7:00 pm
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Following the sell-out ‘Cinderella in the barn’ last June, Music in Hospitals is proud to present ‘Jazz in the Barn’ Bring a picnic and come and enjoy students from RWCMD performing light jazz and well-known[...]

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