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Nana’s Kitchen: Anzac Bites

Posted on: February 13th, 2016

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I was sorting through my mother’s old recipes and came across this one which transported me back to my childhood. You don’t need a food mixer, just a bowl, wooden spoon and a bit of elbow power. They are very simple, both in the way they are made and their taste, but that’s how it […]

Huw Jones Local Neighbourhood Policing Inspector

Posted on: February 12th, 2016

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Hello and welcome to my monthly column. My name is Huw Jones and I am the local Neighbourhood Policing Inspector for Abergavenny, Usk and Monmouth. In this column I will provide you with an update on the work on-going in Abergavenny, which I hope you find useful and informative. Anti-social Behaviour The main issue the […]

‘Team Abergavenny’ gets ready to launch this month

Posted on: February 12th, 2016

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Community benefit group will be holding a public event at St Michael’s Centre on Monday 15th February, 3pm-9pm A new group which has been formed to help develop the prosperity of Abergavenny and district, will be officially launching this February and is inviting those living in the town and surrounding area to come along to […]

Zimele needs you!

Posted on: February 11th, 2016

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For a third year, we’re yarn bombing our beautiful town for the Close-Knit Community. That’s decorating it with wool, for the uninitiated! To make this happen, we need help! If you can knit or crochet, will you contribute some squares? Any stitch works: 20 x 20cm (8”) in synthetic wool. We have a small supply […]

ABERGAVENNY MEN’S SHED

Posted on: February 11th, 2016

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A new way for men to pursue their interests, develop new ones, belong to a unique group, feel useful, fulfilled and a sense of belonging…The Men’s Sheds movement has arrived in Abergavenny. High numbers of men have time on their hands due to retirement, unemployment, illness, bereavement etc. The Men’s Shed movement is based on […]

Book Review: ‘What A Way to Go’ by Julia Forster

Posted on: February 11th, 2016

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1988. 12-year-old Harper Richardson’s parents are divorced. Her mum got custody of her, the Mini, and five hundred tins of baked beans. Her dad got a mouldering cottage in a Midlands backwater village and default membership of the Lone Rangers single parents’ club. Harper got questionable dress sense, a zest for life, two gerbils, and […]

Here’s what Abergavenny might look like after its facelift – what do you think?

Posted on: February 10th, 2016

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Monmouthshire County Council has committed £1million to revitalise Abergavenny and give it a facelift ahead of this summer’s National Eisteddfod. Here at the Focus, we’re excited to see how the plans will come together. We’ve been given a sneaky peak as to how the Nevill Street area might look after its transformation. What do you […]

CLEARING THE CLUTTER

Posted on: February 1st, 2016

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How many of us find that we accumulate far too many belongings? Sometimes this becomes a serious problem in which people find they are unable to throw anything out until their possessions gradually take over their lives. The next event for the Friends of Brecon and District Mind addresses this widespread problem. Paul Hartley will […]

Next Month’s Focus: A Touch of Luxury

Posted on: February 1st, 2016

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Pampering yourself or giving yourself a bit of a treat can come in many different forms. Perhaps you enjoy a fancy meal out, or a spa day or luxury treatment in a beauty salon. What about a new haircut? A night in a hotel? Perhaps you treat yourself to something you’ve been hankering after for […]

Crossword Solution : February 2016 Issue

Posted on: January 30th, 2016

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Upcoming Events

Feb
16
Tue
6:00 pm Dark Skies Evening @ Buckland Hall
Dark Skies Evening @ Buckland Hall
Feb 16 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Family Friendly Planetarium, Lectures plus Star Gazing (if clear) Buckland Hall, Bwlch LD3 7JJ 6 pm to 9 pm. Booking Essential -Tickets Adults £10 Children & Senior Citizens £6 available on line : www.aroundllangorselake.co.uk/tickets or[...]
7:30 pm Open Book Club: ‘What a Way to G... @ the Dragon Hotel
Open Book Club: ‘What a Way to G... @ the Dragon Hotel
Feb 16 @ 7:30 pm
Open Book Club What a Way to Go by Julia Forster 7.30pm at the Dragon Hotel, Crickhowell Tickets £12 to include a glass of wine and plate of cheese
Feb
17
Wed
10:00 am Intense Drawing Workshop @ Abergavenny Youth & Community Education Centre
Intense Drawing Workshop @ Abergavenny Youth & Community Education Centre
Feb 17 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
Intensive step by step course teaches the basic principles and techniques of drawing. Suitable for complete beginners or those wishing to improve. The course is run with structure and instruction by a qualified Artist/Tutor Mrs[...]
Feb
18
Thu
7:30 pm AN EVENING WITH IOLO WILLIAMS @ King Henry VIII School
AN EVENING WITH IOLO WILLIAMS @ King Henry VIII School
Feb 18 @ 7:30 pm
AN EVENING WITH IOLO WILLIAMS @ King Henry VIII School |  |  |
Wonderful Welsh Wildlife – An illustrated talk Main Hall, King Henry VIII School at 7:30 pm. Tickets £10. To book: 01873 850 805 Proceeds to 2016 National Eisteddfod
Feb
22
Mon
7:30 pm Abergavenny Art Group: A Presen... @ Llantilio Pertholey Community Hall
Abergavenny Art Group: A Presen... @ Llantilio Pertholey Community Hall
Feb 22 @ 7:30 pm – 9:15 pm
Abergavenny Art Group:  A Presentation on Painting Snowdonia @ Llantilio Pertholey Community Hall |  |  |
Peter Bishop will be giving a presentation entitled “Painting Snowdonia” to members of Abergavenny Art Group. Visitors are welcome to attend for a £2 entry fee. 7:30 pm – 9:15pm at Llantilio Pertholey Community Hall,[...]
Feb
24
Wed
7:30 pm The Senghenydd Connection @ Chrickhowell Parish Hall
The Senghenydd Connection @ Chrickhowell Parish Hall
Feb 24 @ 7:30 pm
Talk by Mal Powell and Agm of Crickhowell and District History Society. Chrickhowell Parish  Hall at 7:30
Feb
25
Thu
7:00 pm Knitting Sessions in support of ... @ Emmeline’s Homebaking
Knitting Sessions in support of ... @ Emmeline’s Homebaking
Feb 25 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Tuition if required, or a chance to socialise and craft. 7-9pm, Emmeline’s Homebaking, Baker St, Abergavenny. £5 to include tea and cake. For more info contact Rebecca on 01873 855126 or email info@zimele.co.uk
7:30 pm Wales and the East India Company @ The Borough Theatre
Wales and the East India Company @ The Borough Theatre
Feb 25 @ 7:30 pm
Abergavenny Local History Society Talk Wales and the East India Company Presented by Prof Huw Bowen. Borough Theatre, 7.30pm. Non-members are welcome to join on the night.
Feb
27
Sat
all-day Crickhowell Walking Festival
Crickhowell Walking Festival
Feb 27 all-day
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Nine days of guided walks and events in and around Crickhowell and the Black Mountains. www.crickhowellfestival.com

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