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Square Pegs : CRiC Studio, Beaufort Street, Crickhowell 4th-10th September

Posted on: September 1st, 2017

For one week only, The CRiC Studio, Beaufort Street Crickhowell, will be showing the work of West Wales artists and makers ‘Square Pegs.’ Well known for quirky, innovative exhibitions, the group are showing work which they hope will raise a smile, provoke some thought and tickle the imagination. The range of work on show includes […]

Crossword Solution : September 2017

Posted on: September 1st, 2017

Crickhowell Library Garden

Posted on: August 29th, 2017

“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

Posted on: August 21st, 2017

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

Posted on: August 16th, 2017

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

Posted on: August 15th, 2017

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

Posted on: August 14th, 2017

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

Posted on: August 11th, 2017

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

Posted on: August 8th, 2017

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!

Posted on: August 8th, 2017

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 […]

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Upcoming Events

Sep
20
Wed
all-day Autumn Exhibition at Oriel CRiC @ Oriel CRiC
Autumn Exhibition at Oriel CRiC @ Oriel CRiC
Sep 20 – Nov 13 all-day
Autumn Exhibition at Oriel CRiC @ Oriel CRiC
Autumn Exhibition Oriel CRiC, Crickhowell With the arrival of autumn, the oriel CRiC gallery features a selection of work from Richard Bavin’s Lea and Paget’s Wood series – ‘A Year in the Life of an[...]
Sep
22
Fri
7:00 pm Crickhowell Cosy Cinema @ Clarence Hall
Crickhowell Cosy Cinema @ Clarence Hall
Sep 22 @ 7:00 pm
22nd September Crickhowell Cosy Cinema Film TBC. 7pm, Clarence Hall Crickhowell
7:30 pm Concept Players present: SHOUT! ... @ Borough Theatre
Concept Players present: SHOUT! ... @ Borough Theatre
Sep 22 @ 7:30 pm
Concept Players present: SHOUT! The Mod Musical @ Borough Theatre
Concept Players present: SHOUT! The Mod Musical A musical which takes audiences back to the music, styles and freedom of the 1960s with an irresistible blend of hip-swivelling hits, eye-popping fashions and outrageous dance moves.[...]
Sep
23
Sat
12:00 pm Abergavenny Music Festival @ Abergavenny Castle
Abergavenny Music Festival @ Abergavenny Castle
Sep 23 @ 12:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Abergavenny Music Festival @ Abergavenny Castle
Abergavenny Music Festival AM Fest returns for a second year! A fun packed day for everyone – bands, DJs, beer bus, food stalls, bouncy castle, rides, slides. £5 adults, £3 children & concessions. All profits[...]
7:30 pm Concept Players present: SHOUT! ... @ Borough Theatre
Concept Players present: SHOUT! ... @ Borough Theatre
Sep 23 @ 7:30 pm
Concept Players present: SHOUT! The Mod Musical @ Borough Theatre
Concept Players present: SHOUT! The Mod Musical A musical which takes audiences back to the music, styles and freedom of the 1960s with an irresistible blend of hip-swivelling hits, eye-popping fashions and outrageous dance moves.[...]
Sep
24
Sun
10:00 am Llangynidr Farmers Market @ Llangynidr Village Hall
Llangynidr Farmers Market @ Llangynidr Village Hall
Sep 24 @ 10:00 am – 1:00 pm
Llangynidr Farmers Market @ Llangynidr Village Hall
24th September Llangynidr Farmers’ Market Regular monthly market selling locally produced food and crafts 10am-1pm, Llangynidr Village Hall
4:30 pm Open Mic at the Farmers Arms @ The Farmers Arms
Open Mic at the Farmers Arms @ The Farmers Arms
Sep 24 @ 4:30 pm
Open Mic at the Farmers Arms @ The Farmers Arms
  Open Mic at the Farmers Arms The Open Mic Appreciation Society presents an evening of live entertainment every Sunday from 4:30pm.
7:30 pm Bookish Event Adam Kay‘This Is ... @ Book-ish
Bookish Event Adam Kay‘This Is ... @ Book-ish
Sep 24 @ 7:30 pm
Bookish Event  Adam Kay‘This Is Going to Hurt’ @ Book-ish
24th September 7.30pm Bookish Event Adam Kay‘This Is Going to Hurt’  
Sep
27
Wed
9:00 am Farmers Market @ Abergavenny Market Hall
Farmers Market @ Abergavenny Market Hall
Sep 27 @ 9:00 am – 2:00 pm
Farmers Market @ Abergavenny Market Hall
Local Produce Market every 4th Thursday of the month
Sep
28
Thu
9:30 am ABERGAVENNY FARMERS’ MARKET @ Abergavenny Market Hall
ABERGAVENNY FARMERS’ MARKET @ Abergavenny Market Hall
Sep 28 @ 9:30 am – 2:30 pm
ABERGAVENNY FARMERS’ MARKET @ Abergavenny Market Hall
Regular monthly market selling locally produced food and crafts. 9:30am-2:30pm. Abergavenny Market Hall

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