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First Abergavenny Arts Festival, 29 June – 1 July 2018

Posted on: June 16th, 2018

A celebration of art is taking place for the first time this summer, with the launch of the Abergavenny Arts Festival. Taking place between the 29 June – 1 July 2018 Abergavenny Arts Festival will showcase the best local amateur and professional artists from Abergavenny’s vibrant arts scene, as well as featuring exciting talent from around […]

Crickhowell & Brecon Focus JUNE 2018

Posted on: June 1st, 2018

The Abergavenny Focus JUNE 2018

Posted on: June 1st, 2018

The Valleys Focus JUNE 2018

Posted on: June 1st, 2018

Crossword Solution : June 2018 issue

Posted on: June 1st, 2018

The Tea Emporium Stone is found!

Posted on: May 13th, 2018

The Tea Emporium Stone has been found! Following our clues, Brecon resident Irina Dzubenko was treasure hunting in the grounds of Brecon Cathedral and discovered the painted rock within the hollow interior of an ancient yew tree, near the north entrance. Congratulations Irina! You win £30 worth of loose leaf tea from the The UK […]

The Foy Williams Stone: New Clue

Posted on: May 11th, 2018

“A good castle always needs a tower, if not to imprison, simply to conceal treasure. As north is to northwest, so too is south to… Search here.” “In Camden some tell fibs, others the truth. This Camden spoke of the ‘infamy of treachery’ about this place. A curtain wall and four storeys, but no lift […]

Crickhowell Adventure Stone: New Clue

Posted on: May 11th, 2018

“An ornithologist’s hiding place. Not in, but outside” “The site of an ancient Celtic church is a perfect place to Hide and be hidden. Take a stroll nearby but be mindful of those wanting to steal 3 kisses from you. What might you spy? Great crested grebes or the sound of a water rail perhaps? […]

The Tea Emporium Stone : New Clue

Posted on: May 11th, 2018

“What can yew see here? Look inside my trunk!” “More Celts! This time the Normans had their way. In this the Mother location, you’ll find a stone, surrounded by stone. Listen to me: I am the largest font of knowledge. Can’t find what you seek? Make like a pilgrim and eat cake instead.” The finder […]

Focus Stone Found!

Posted on: May 8th, 2018

The first treasure stone has been found! Lottie and Bertie Azurdia-Latter found the Focus Stone at Goytre Wharf during the weekend. The stone was well hidden alongside the canal beneath the carved chair (with the carved snail on top), opposite the wharf moorings! Congratulations to them – they win a £30 voucher for Mockingbird gift […]

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Upcoming Events

Apr
3
Tue
all-day Closing date for entries to Cric... @ Writing for Pleasure SIG
Closing date for entries to Cric... @ Writing for Pleasure SIG
Apr 3 – Jun 30 all-day
The Writing for Pleasure Group of Crickhowell U3A are publishing an anthology of work to celebrate U3A’s 10th anniversary in Crickhowell. Entries invited from members of Crickhowell U3A. Closing date 30th June 2018
May
10
Thu
3:15 pm FREE Creative Writing Workshops ... @ Brecon Library
FREE Creative Writing Workshops ... @ Brecon Library
May 10 @ 3:15 pm – Jul 5 @ 12:00 am
FREE Creative Writing Workshops for Young People @ Brecon Library
CABAN SGRIBLIO The FREE Caban Sgriblio creative writing project for ages 12-18 will be held in Brecon Library every Thursday afternoon. Each weekly session will develop participants’ creative writing skills and confidence in a supportive,[...]
Jun
23
Sat
all-day Brecon Town Open Studios
Brecon Town Open Studios
Jun 23 – Jun 24 all-day
Brecon Town Open Studios
A walking art trail around the lovely Welsh market town of Brecon, taking in the studios of several of Brecon’s resident artists. 1pm -7pm. For more information visit https://brecontownopenstudios.co.uk/    
Jun
24
Sun
all-day Open Garden @ Glanusk
Open Garden @ Glanusk
Jun 24 all-day
A two acre garden on the River Usk, featuring a steep bank with grasses & perennials. Flower & rose borders, topiary, specimen trees & rose pergola. Garden open by kind permission of Lorraine & Mike[...]
3:00 pm Summer Bands Concerts @ Bedwellty House & Park, Tredegar
Summer Bands Concerts @ Bedwellty House & Park, Tredegar
Jun 24 @ 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Summer Bands Concerts @ Bedwellty House & Park, Tredegar
Free concerts in the Bandstand at Bedwellty House. Refreshments available at the café, or bring along a picnic.  
Jun
27
Wed
11:00 am Caban Crefft – creative sessions... @ Abergavenny Community Centre
Caban Crefft – creative sessions... @ Abergavenny Community Centre
Jun 27 @ 11:00 am – Jul 25 @ 1:00 pm
Caban Crefft - creative sessions for young people in Abergavenny aged 16 – 25 @ Abergavenny Community Centre
Caban Crefft is an Arts and Well Being initiative funded by the Health Lottery and run by Peak, offering weekly creative sessions for groups of young people in Abergavenny aged 16 – 25. We are[...]
Jun
28
Thu
9:30 am ABERGAVENNY FARMERS’ MARKET @ Abergavenny Market Hall
ABERGAVENNY FARMERS’ MARKET @ Abergavenny Market Hall
Jun 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
1:30 pm Open Art Group @ Abergavenny Community Centre
Open Art Group @ Abergavenny Community Centre
Jun 28 @ 1:30 pm – 3:30 pm
Come and join this informal, non-tutor led group, attended by artists of all abilities – to share skills and learn from each other. All materials provided. £3 per person. 1.30-3.30pm Abergavenny Community Centre
7:45 pm A Midsummer Night’s Dream @ Llanthony Priory
A Midsummer Night’s Dream @ Llanthony Priory
Jun 28 @ 7:45 pm – Jul 1 @ 7:45 pm
A Midsummer Night's Dream @ Llanthony Priory
Abergavenny’s Suitcase Theatre Company presents Shakespeare’s best-loved comedy in the spectacular ruins of Llanthony Priory. No seating provided, bring picnic chairs or blankets. If wet, in Court Farm Barn, Llanthony Priory. Tickets £10 (u18 £5)[...]
7:45 pm A Midsummer Night’s Dream @ Llanthony Priory
A Midsummer Night’s Dream @ Llanthony Priory
Jun 28 @ 7:45 pm – Jul 1 @ 12:00 am
Suitcase Theatre Company presents an open-air production of William Shakespeare’s best-loved comedy performed in the spectacular setting of the ruins of Llanthony Priory. Seating not provided – bring camping chairs/blankets. If wet, performance in Court[...]

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