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Digital Parenting

Posted on: January 12th, 2017

An exclusive talk by therapist and behaviour consultant NICKY HUTCHINSON. Wednesday 22 February, 7pm, Abergavenny Community Centre. While there are positives, you will also have heard many reports talking about the negative effects of social media. The NSPCC recently said that social media is helping fuel a nation of “deeply unhappy” children, as it published […]

Abergavenny Single Parents Group

Posted on: January 11th, 2017

Welcome to Abergavenny Single Parents Group (ASPG) – If you are a single parent looking for something fun but FREE to do on a Sunday afternoon. Then we are the group for you. There are only two qualifications you need to have. Firstly you are a single parent. Secondly you bring your children with you […]

Paradise Regained

Posted on: January 11th, 2017

Middleton Hall’s landscape is being restored to its Regency glory. Helen Morgan from Abergavenny Local History Society reports It is now better known as the site of the National Botanic Garden of Wales, but Middleton Hall was once a magnificent mansion with one of the finest waterparks in Britain. Its story begins in the early […]

Book Review : Swimming Lessons by Clare Fuller

Posted on: January 11th, 2017

Ingrid Coleman writes letters to her husband, Gil, about the truth of their marriage, but instead of giving them to him, she hides them in the thousands of books he has collected over the years. When Ingrid has written her final letter she disappears from a Dorset beach, leaving behind her beautiful but dilapidated house […]

Crossword Solution : January 2017 issue

Posted on: January 11th, 2017

Arwel Hicks : Police Blog January 2017

Posted on: January 5th, 2017

Happy new year. I hope you enjoyed the festive season and are looking forward to the year ahead. This is the time of year when unfortunately, we see an increase in expensive items left on display and being stolen from homes. Many people have brand new electrical items or expensive gifts received over the Christmas […]

Learn to Weave

Posted on: January 3rd, 2017

…with The Crickhowell Guild of Weavers Spinners and Dyers With a growing number of members  The Crickhowell Guild of Weavers Spinners and Dyers  is a  vibrant Guild, promoting the crafts and offering beginners weaving and spinning courses. The Guild meets every Thursday between 10am and 3.30pm at the Arts Alive Centre in Crickhowell and has […]

Bank-less Crickhowell

Posted on: January 2nd, 2017

In mid December, Kirsty Williams, AM for Brecon and Radnorshire met with Councillor John Morris and representatives of Lloyds Bank to discuss the closure of the Branch in Crickhowell and the ways in which residents will still have access to the banking services they need. The bank, which also announced the closure of 10 other […]

Retailers, Businesses and Trades – Book advertising with us and enjoy extra advertising ABSOLUTELY FREE

Posted on: November 16th, 2016

Retailers, businesses and trades – Book advertising with us and enjoy extra advertising ABSOLUTELY FREE Advertise in our Festive Issues of the Abergavenny Focus and the Crickhowell & Brecon Focus and receive additional promotion for FREE Be included in our local offers and vouchers promotion, where you can give customers discounts, offers and value added […]

Inspector Arwel Hicks : November Blog

Posted on: November 11th, 2016

Halloween and Bonfire night have now past and thankfully we didn’t have large incidents in Monmouthshire North, and thoughts can now turn to our Remembrance Day Parades.  The county has a proud tradition of service to our country and this is reflected in the number of parades we hold.  I shall have the privilege of […]

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Upcoming Events

Jan
19
Thu
7:30 pm Abergavenny Local History Societ... @ Borough Theatre
Abergavenny Local History Societ... @ Borough Theatre
Jan 19 @ 7:30 pm
Abergavenny Local History Society Talk:  Middleton Hall @ Borough Theatre
By Rob Thomas. Borough Theatre at 7:30pm. Non-members may join on the night. www.abergavennylocalhistory.org.uk
Jan
21
Sat
10:00 am Open Morning – Free Treatments @ Abergavenny Natural Therapy Centre
Open Morning – Free Treatments @ Abergavenny Natural Therapy Centre
Jan 21 @ 10:00 am – 1:00 pm
Open Morning - Free Treatments @ Abergavenny Natural Therapy Centre
Come and see how we can help you feel better! Try a 20 minute mini treatment for FREE! Any donations given to The Red Cross. You can try: Massage, Mctimoney spine assessment, Aromatherapy, Amatsu, Fertility[...]
7:30 pm Drew Barker-Wright Benefit Gig @ The Tabernacle
Drew Barker-Wright Benefit Gig @ The Tabernacle
Jan 21 @ 7:30 pm
Drew Barker-Wright Benefit Gig @ The Tabernacle
Thieves of Time, The Candlelight Collective, Jeff Alderman, Folk Country Rock. 7:30pm, The Tabernacle, Regent St, Talgarth. Tickets £5 from the Bakers’ Table: 01874 711125 All proceeds from the gig will go towards Drew’s appeal
Jan
26
Thu
9:00 am Abergavenny Farmers’ Market @ Market Hall,
Abergavenny Farmers’ Market @ Market Hall,
Jan 26 @ 9:00 am
Market Hall, Abergavenny
7:00 pm Crickhowell & District Players P... @ Clarence Hall
Crickhowell & District Players P... @ Clarence Hall
Jan 26 @ 7:00 pm
Crickhowell & District Players Present: Mother Goose @ Clarence Hall
Traditional Pantomime, fun for the whole family! 7pm, Clarence Hall Crickhowell. Matinee on 28th Jan at 2:30pm. Tickets £5 available from CRiC, Webbs, Jehu’s & Bookish
7:30 pm Abergavenny Theatre Group presen... @ Borough Theatre
Abergavenny Theatre Group presen... @ Borough Theatre
Jan 26 @ 7:30 pm
Abergavenny Theatre Group presents: FEET OF CLAY @ Borough Theatre
In their 50th Anniversary year, Abergavenny Theatre Group bring back some familiar characters to the stage in Terry Pratchett’s Feet of Clay.  This madcap comedy features dwarves, golems, vampires and werewolves, and is a must[...]
Jan
27
Fri
7:00 pm Crickhowell & District Players P... @ Clarence Hall
Crickhowell & District Players P... @ Clarence Hall
Jan 27 @ 7:00 pm
Crickhowell & District Players Present: Mother Goose @ Clarence Hall
Traditional Pantomime, fun for the whole family! 7pm, Clarence Hall Crickhowell. Matinee on 28th Jan at 2:30pm. Tickets £5 available from CRiC, Webbs, Jehu’s & Bookish
Jan
28
Sat
2:30 pm Crickhowell & District Players P...
Crickhowell & District Players P...
Jan 28 @ 2:30 pm
Crickhowell & District Players Present: Mother Goose (Matinee)
Traditional Pantomime, fun for the whole family! 7pm, Clarence Hall Crickhowell. Matinee on 28th Jan at 2:30pm. Tickets £5 available from CRiC, Webbs, Jehu’s & Bookish
Feb
2
Thu
7:00 pm Abergavenny Writers’ Drop-in @ King's Head
Abergavenny Writers’ Drop-in @ King's Head
Feb 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[...]
Feb
4
Sat
10:30 am Awakening the Awenydd – Four Wee... @ Abergavenny Natural Therapy Centre
Awakening the Awenydd – Four Wee... @ Abergavenny Natural Therapy Centre
Feb 4 @ 10:30 am – Feb 5 @ 4:30 pm
Awakening the Awenydd - Four Weekends @ Abergavenny Natural Therapy Centre
The course will take place over four weekends through the year. 4/5 Feb, 13/14 May, 16/17 Sept, 18/19 Nov. In Welsh shamanic practice there were no sacred texts or books of dogma handed down to[...]

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