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Renovated Clubhouse for Abergavenny Town FC

Posted on: February 8th, 2017

A football club in Abergavenny will renovate its  clubhouse facilities after receiving the backing of an East Wales  housebuilder. Persimmon Homes East Wales has chosen Abergavenny  Town FC to receive £1,000 as a part of its Community Champions initiative,  which gives away £2,000 each month to good causes in the  region. The funds will be […]

AHOY there young sailors!

Posted on: February 8th, 2017

Llandegfedd Sailing Club is offering opportunities this spring for youngsters to get busy on the water. The club’s super racing begins Sunday 5th March and new members are welcome – you don’t have to be a seasoned racer to join in. Llandegfedd Reservoir is located between Usk and Pontypool and is around eight miles north […]

CORN EXCHANGE TEAM SEEK NEW TENANTS TO FILL CONVERTED BUILDING

Posted on: February 8th, 2017

New tenants are being sought to fill shops and flats in the former Corn Exchange pub in Crickhowell High Street – once it opens this autumn. A community buyout of the former pub prevented it being turned into a national chain convenience store and the new owners, Corn Exchange Crickhowell Ltd (CECLtd), are now looking […]

Crossword Solution: February 2017 Issue

Posted on: February 1st, 2017

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 […]

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Upcoming Events

Feb
22
Wed
10:00 am Landscape Workshop at Felin Fach... @ The Felin Fach Griffin
Landscape Workshop at Felin Fach... @ The Felin Fach Griffin
Feb 22 @ 10:00 am – 1:00 pm
Landscape Workshop at Felin Fach Griffin, with lunch @ The Felin Fach Griffin |  |  |
Book yourself a treat at this award winning venue, and come along to needle felt a landscape! We will be needle felting onto pre-felt, and you can work from a photograph that you bring, or[...]
Feb
27
Mon
1:20 pm Bookish hosts an Evening with: ... @ Angel Hotel Ballroom
Bookish hosts an Evening with: ... @ Angel Hotel Ballroom
Feb 27 @ 1:20 pm
Bookish hosts an Evening with:  Joanna Trollope @ Angel Hotel Ballroom
Tickets £25 to include wine, cheese & biscuits, and a copy of City of Friends.
Feb
28
Tue
7:00 pm STEPPING INTO SPRING – A floral ... @ St Cattwg's Church
STEPPING INTO SPRING – A floral ... @ St Cattwg's Church
Feb 28 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
STEPPING INTO SPRING - A floral demonstration by Janet Davies @ St Cattwg's Church
A floral demonstration by Janet Davies in aid of the Church charitable fund
Mar
2
Thu
7:00 pm Abergavenny Writers’ Drop-in @ King's Head
Abergavenny Writers’ Drop-in @ King's Head
Mar 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[...]
Mar
3
Fri
2:00 pm Women’s World Day of Prayer Service @ Abergavenny Methodist Church
Women’s World Day of Prayer Service @ Abergavenny Methodist Church
Mar 3 @ 2:00 pm
Women's World Day of Prayer Service @ Abergavenny Methodist Church
A service prepared by women of the Phillipines. 2pm at Abergavenny Methodist Church All Welcome 01873 856267
Mar
4
Sat
all-day Exploring Homeopathy @ Abergavenny Natural Therapy Centre
Exploring Homeopathy @ Abergavenny Natural Therapy Centre
Mar 4 all-day
Exploring Homeopathy @ Abergavenny Natural Therapy Centre
The aim of the workshop is to present a broad overview of homeopathy, including history, basic principles, how remedies are made, how insight into the healing properties of a remedy is obtained (= proving of[...]
10:00 am Artisan Crafts Market with works... @ Brecon Market Hall
Artisan Crafts Market with works... @ Brecon Market Hall
Mar 4 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
Artisan Crafts Market with workshops @ Brecon Market Hall
So, Brecon Womens’ Festival is approaching, and alongside the exhibition, we have the one day Artisan Crafts Market. FREE entry for the public The Festival runs from Friday 3rd to 29th March, this event is[...]
Mar
10
Fri
7:30 pm Concert by Gwent Accordion Club @ St Helen's Church
Concert by Gwent Accordion Club @ St Helen's Church
Mar 10 @ 7:30 pm
Concert by Gwent Accordion Club @ St Helen's Church
A Concert by Gwent Accordion Club ST. HELEN’S CHURCH, LLANELLEN Friday 10th March at 7:30pm Suggested Admission £5 Book in advance  with Keith Green, 43 St Helen’s Crescent, Llanellen: 01873 85483 or Bonnie Russell, 10[...]
Mar
18
Sat
all-day Introduction to Shamanism – Two ... @ Abergavenny Natural Therapy Centre
Introduction to Shamanism – Two ... @ Abergavenny Natural Therapy Centre
Mar 18 – Mar 19 all-day
Introduction to Shamanism - Two day course @ Abergavenny Natural Therapy Centre
The aim in this workshop is to offer an introduction to the Shamanic Journey; exploring with safety and support. We will work with the drum, our voices, modern technology and various movement techniques to experience[...]

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