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Abergavenny Food Festival helps traders after Christmas Fair is cancelled

Posted on: December 13th, 2017

“Support our traders with your Christmas pounds” says team behind the cancelled Abergavenny Christmas Fair Following the cancellation of the Abergavenny Christmas Fair last Sunday, the organisers have issued a call asking the public to still buy their gifts and festive food and drink from the independent businesses, who were due to be selling at […]

Christmas Charity Appeals

Posted on: December 12th, 2017

It’s heartwarming to know that there are so many people willing to do so much for those in need this Christmas. Take some time to give something extra this year, whether that be your time, a few spare coins, a gift or a bigger donation to one of the charities or organisations running Christmas appeals. […]

GILWERN U3A

Posted on: December 11th, 2017

Members of Gilwern U3A attending November’s monthly meeting came away feeling as if they had been living life in the slow lane compared to that of the speaker, Lynne Allbutt. Starting her working life as a jobbing gardener, Lynne now works as a journalist, film producer, bee keeper and author, with barefoot walking across the […]

Warm yourself up this winter by telling and listening to stories!

Posted on: December 10th, 2017

Christmas is the time for stories. For passing on wisdom and truths about what it is to be human and sharing our anecdotes. Stories open doors in to the secret places of our lives to share experiences that we all have lived through or will in the future live in! Stories from the Bros. Grimm, […]

Residents urged to help shape the future of Bailey Park

Posted on: December 8th, 2017

Local groups from Abergavenny, Friends of Bailey Park and Abergavenny Town Team are seeking the views of local communities to help shape the future of Bailey Park. A survey has been designed to find out how existing facilities in the park can be improved to meet the future needs of the town. Local community groups […]

Cover Art: ‘Peace is Your Name’ by Jeremy Thomas

Posted on: December 7th, 2017

Local artist, Jeremy Thomas tells us a little about his latest painting, ‘Peace Is Your Name’ which adorns our cover this month: “If you are familiar with my work you may have noticed that I often put churches in my paintings, and occasionally a church will be the main focus of an image. I feel […]

Christmas Book list

Posted on: December 6th, 2017

Emma from Bookish in Crickhowell gives us her top 10 Christmas gift book ideas. The Greatest Magician in the World Matt Edmonson Written by former professional magician and TV and radio star Matt Edmondson, The Greatest Magician in the World is an incredible interactive novelty gift book featuring a brilliantly witty and exciting quest story […]

Brecon and District Mind

Posted on: December 3rd, 2017

Brecon and District Mind is a mental health charity based in Brecon that also serves the local community through our outreach centres in Crickhowell, Talgarth and Hay-on-Wye. Our work is about offering 1:1 general advice and support and providing the tools to regain confidence and learn new skills through our volunteering scheme. We can help […]

Crossword Solution : December 2017

Posted on: December 1st, 2017

Book-ish Partners with Llamau

Posted on: November 29th, 2017

Book-ish (18, High St, Crickhowell) will be partnerting with Llamau and launching their first fundraising initiative and awareness campaign on ‘Sanctuary Saturday’ (November 25th). For thousands of people in Wales, homelessness is a frightening reality. Fortunately, Llamau (pronounced Lamb – eye) can provide the accommodation, support and advice that is so crucial in times of […]

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Upcoming Events

Nov
15
Wed
all-day Christmas at Cric @ CRiC Gallery
Christmas at Cric @ CRiC Gallery
Nov 15 2017 – Jan 6 2018 all-day
15th November – 6 January Christmas at Cric At Oriel CRiC gallery. Crickhowell.
Dec
14
Thu
9:30 am Brecon Indoor Market Christmas S... @ Brecon Market Hall
Brecon Indoor Market Christmas S... @ Brecon Market Hall
Dec 14 @ 9:30 am – 8:00 pm
Brecon Indoor Market Christmas Special & Late night Shopping @ Brecon Market Hall
Brecon Indoor Market Christmas Special & Late night Shopping Last minute gifts, books, crafts, food & drink, mulled wine & mince pies, pop up café, Santa’s Grotto. 9:30am – 8pm
7:00 pm Abergavenny Flower Arrangement S... @ Borough Theatre
Abergavenny Flower Arrangement S... @ Borough Theatre
Dec 14 @ 7:00 pm
Abergavenny Flower Arrangement Society @ Borough Theatre
Abergavenny Flower Arrangement Society Fabulously Festive! Enjoy a delight of festive floral designs created by National floral designer Keith Smithies. £12 7pm Borough Theatre Abergavenny, Cross Street Abergavenny
8:00 pm Open Mic @ The Hen & Chickens @ Hen & Chickens
Open Mic @ The Hen & Chickens @ Hen & Chickens
Dec 14 @ 8:00 pm
Open Mic @ The Hen & Chickens @ Hen & Chickens
Every Thursday at the Hen and Chickens from 8pm
Dec
15
Fri
7:30 pm Abergavenny Borough Band @ Borough Theatre
Abergavenny Borough Band @ Borough Theatre
Dec 15 @ 7:30 pm
Abergavenny Borough Band @ Borough Theatre
Abergavenny Borough Band Join Abergavenny’s own award winning brass band and enjoy a feast of festive treats with everyone’s favourite carols and yuletide anthems. £8.00 (concessions £6) 7.30pm Borough Theatre Abergavenny, Cross Street Abergavenny
Dec
16
Sat
all-day Abergavenny Scout Group Christma... @ The Scout Hut
Abergavenny Scout Group Christma... @ The Scout Hut
Dec 16 all-day
Come and join us for a cup of tea or coffee and piece of cake – browse the stalls while the children try the activities. Children’s crafts and games include; Making Christmas cards and decorations.[...]
4:00 pm Blue Christmas Service @ Abergavenny Methodist Church
Blue Christmas Service @ Abergavenny Methodist Church
Dec 16 @ 4:00 pm
Blue Christmas Service @ Abergavenny Methodist Church
Blue Christmas Service A short reflective service for those who find Christmas difficult, followed by light refreshments. Abergavenny Methodist Church Castle Street, 4pm
4:30 pm Storytelling at Broadleaf Books @ Broadleaf Books
Storytelling at Broadleaf Books @ Broadleaf Books
Dec 16 @ 4:30 pm
Storytelling at Broadleaf Books @ Broadleaf Books
Storytelling at Broadleaf Books ‘The Christmas Gingerbread Bus’ A mixture of stories and craft for children aged 5 and above. Entry via donation to the Food Bank. Please book in advance by contacting Broadleaf Books[...]
Dec
17
Sun
6:00 pm Carols for Christmas @ Clarence Hall
Carols for Christmas @ Clarence Hall
Dec 17 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Carols for Christmas @ Clarence Hall
Carols for Christmas 6pm-8pm, Clarence Hall, Crickhowell
7:30 pm Welcome to Christmas @ Borough Theatre
Welcome to Christmas @ Borough Theatre
Dec 17 @ 7:30 pm
Welcome to Christmas @ Borough Theatre
Welcome to Christmas Join Abergavenny’s amateur theatre companies as they celebrate the arrival of the festive season. £8 (concessions £7) 7.30 Borough Theatre Abergavenny, Cross Street Abergavenny

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