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Crossword Solution : June Issue

Posted on: May 28th, 2016

Crossword Solution for June's Issue

Creativity at Abergavenny Community Centre

Posted on: May 14th, 2016

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‘At our heart we hold the idea that, through being creative, people can find solutions to difficulties we face. At the same time we can also find sanctuary, away from our daily worries, and draw strength from our own creativity.’ Abergavenny Community Centre provides a welcoming, nurturing space where there are  opportunities to participate in […]

Fun and Gardens!

Posted on: May 13th, 2016

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For the fourth year running, neighbours in the Cantref area of Abergavenny will be opening their garden gates on June 12th to raise money for the national charity, Target Ovarian Cancer. Some 12 gardens will be open this year, all packed full of colour and ideas to steal.  If having a good nose in other […]

The Abbot’s Garden

Posted on: May 13th, 2016

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The Abbot’s Garden was established in 2008 when the newly restored Tithe Barn was officially opened by H.R.H. Prince Charles. Situated at the N.E. Side of St. Mary’s Priory Church it was to be part of The Tithe Barn Schools’ Learning Service which provides hands-on workshops based on Tudor life. The garden is mainly a […]

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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Upcoming Events

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[...]
7:30 pm Recital & Meet the Artist: Elin ... @ The Chapel
Recital & Meet the Artist: Elin ... @ The Chapel
Jun 11 @ 7:30 pm
Recital & Meet the Artist: Elin Manahan Thomas @ The Chapel |  |  |
Soprano star of the opening ceremony of the Paralympics in London, ELIN MANAHAN THOMAS specialises in baroque music. Tonight, accompanied by ANDREW WILSON-DICKSON, she will give a recital of favourite composers of the era, such[...]
Jun
26
Sun
8:00 pm Abergavenny Symphony Orchestra C... @ Our Lady & St Michael's Church
Abergavenny Symphony Orchestra C... @ Our Lady & St Michael's Church
Jun 26 @ 8:00 pm
Tchaikovsky – Capriccio Italien Beethoven – Symphony No. 8 Weber – Invitation to the Waltz Morricone – Gabriel’s Oboe Rimsky-Korsakov – Capriccio Espagnole Venue: Our Lady & St Michael’s Church Event Date: 26 June 2016[...]
Jun
27
Mon
10:00 am OPEN DAY/ FREE TASTER SESSIONS @ Abergavenny Youth & Community Education Centre
OPEN DAY/ FREE TASTER SESSIONS @ Abergavenny Youth & Community Education Centre
Jun 27 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm
Festival of Learning/ Adult Learners’ week & Monmouthshire Community Learning OPEN DAY/ FREE TASTER SESSIONS Come along, meet the staff and have a go at anything that takes your fancy! Taster sessions include: Introduction to[...]
Jul
7
Thu
7:00 pm Abergavenny Writers’ Drop-in @ King's Head
Abergavenny Writers’ Drop-in @ King's Head
Jul 7 @ 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[...]
Aug
4
Thu
7:00 pm Abergavenny Writers’ Drop-in @ King's Head
Abergavenny Writers’ Drop-in @ King's Head
Aug 4 @ 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[...]
Sep
1
Thu
7:00 pm Abergavenny Writers’ Drop-in @ King's Head
Abergavenny Writers’ Drop-in @ King's Head
Sep 1 @ 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[...]
Oct
6
Thu
7:00 pm Abergavenny Writers’ Drop-in @ King's Head
Abergavenny Writers’ Drop-in @ King's Head
Oct 6 @ 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[...]

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