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Friends with Benefits

Posted on: October 18th, 2017

Research shows that sharing your home with a pet provides lots of health benefits. Keeping a pet can help lower blood pressure and reduce anxiety. They can also boost immunity, promote exercise and even help you score a date! Read on to find out about the other major benefits of keeping the following types of […]

Gods & Myths

Posted on: October 15th, 2017

Pagan beliefs percolated the sacred stories that circulated in early Medieval Wales. Helen Morgan from Abergavenny Local History Society reports. Long before Christianity and the Holy Trinity, the number three was sacred in ancient Celtic mythology and religion. Riddles and triadic expressions pepper Celtic folklore and faerie stories. The triskel, a figure composed of three […]

Gilwern U3A

Posted on: October 13th, 2017

Following the August break, the September monthly meeting of Gilwern U3A was something of a milestone as this ‘young’ branch was presented with a Certificate celebrating its membership of the Third Age Trust.  Chair Hilary LIpscombe received the certificate from Lloyd Evans and it joins one presented to Grahame Nelmes on him being Gilwern’s first […]

Crosstober Wales 2017

Posted on: October 11th, 2017

All images © 5311 Media.co.uk Crosstober Wales is an exciting festival of Cyclo Cross Racing brought to you by the enthusiastic members of the Abergavenny Road Cycling Club. The festival which debuted last year, aims to celebrate this fast paced and action packed version of cycling. Situated in the grounds of the Abergavenny Leisure Centre, […]

Abergavenny Museum wins prestigious Award

Posted on: October 10th, 2017

Abergavenny Museum has been awarded the Women’s History Network’s annual Community History Project prize for its Monmouthshire Women Making Change exhibition which runs until 11th March 2018.  The project explores the contribution the county’s women have made to suffrage, the war effort, agriculture, the peace movement and how continued involvement in different issues continues to […]

Next Month’s Focus…The Season to Celebrate

Posted on: October 9th, 2017

November is a hair’s breadth away from Christmas, which means it’s time to let down that hair and celebrate in style! We’ll be running a feature on celebrating the Festive Season in our November issue, so if you’re a business that would like to advertise your Party night, Christmas lunch or other festive celebrations, please […]

Who are Abergavenny’s Quakers?

Posted on: October 8th, 2017

When you mention Quakers, many people think of the past. In the turbulence of the English Civil War, Quakers were one of a number of religious groups which came about from people seeking a new social order, and a new way of worshipping, based on simplicity, equality, truth and a direct experience of God.   […]

Abergavenny Art Group is 80!

Posted on: October 6th, 2017

Abergavenny Art Group is celebrating its 80th year this year, and held its annual exhibition of members’ work at the Scout Hall in the Fairfield car park during the first week of August. In 1937 Agnes Beverley Burton and a group of friends founded the Abergavenny Art Group. Their aim was to encourage young people […]

“Let’s Celebrate” a Floral Festival

Posted on: October 5th, 2017

We invite you to celebrate with us by visiting the beautiful floral festival to be held during October in Llangattock Church nr Crickhowell. This is to be staged by Abergavenny Flower Arrangement Society in celebration of their Club’s Emerald anniversary. Over the 55 years of the Club’s history the members have staged an annual festival […]

A New Hope

Posted on: October 4th, 2017

As the New Year of 2015 began, Kyle Eldridge was facing the reality of finding somewhere to sleep by himself in Abergavenny. Kyle, who is 21 in January and registered as having Autistic Spectrum Disorder (ASD), had no options available. Nearly 3 years on, his life has undergone a revolution. He now lives independently, is […]

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Upcoming Events

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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[...]
Oct
8
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all-day South Wales Potters Selling Exhi... @ CRiC Studio
South Wales Potters Selling Exhi... @ CRiC Studio
Oct 8 – Oct 29 all-day
South Wales Potters Selling Exhibition @ CRiC Studio
28 members of South Wales Potters are taking part in this annual exhibition of their recent work – sculptures, tableware, wall plaques, sundials, burnished & smoked vessels & much more. Each day a potter will[...]
Oct
18
Wed
7:00 pm Friends Of Bailey Park Monthly M... @ Conservative Club
Friends Of Bailey Park Monthly M... @ Conservative Club
Oct 18 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Friends Of Bailey Park Monthly Meeting Do you have some spare time and would like to help with one of Abergavenny’s most important voluntary organisations? If so head on down to Friends of Bailey Park’s[...]
7:30 pm Crickhowell & District History S... @ Crickhowell Parish Hall
Crickhowell & District History S... @ Crickhowell Parish Hall
Oct 18 @ 7:30 pm
Crickhowell & District History Society Talk @ Crickhowell Parish Hall
Crickhowell & District History Society Talk ‘A House on the Margins’ A talk by Geoff Williams. 7:30pm, Crickhowell Parish Hall, All Welcome.  
Oct
19
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4:30 pm Open Mic at the Farmers Arms Abe... @ Farmers Arms
Open Mic at the Farmers Arms Abe... @ Farmers Arms
Oct 19 @ 4:30 pm – 6:30 pm
Open Mic at the Farmers Arms Abergavenny @ Farmers Arms
1st, 5th, 8th, 12th, 15th, 19th, 22nd, 26th, 29th October Open Mic Farmers Arms, Abergavenny. 4:30pm-6:30pm Save
7:30 pm Bookish Event – Martine Cole: ‘D... @ The Chapel
Bookish Event – Martine Cole: ‘D... @ The Chapel
Oct 19 @ 7:30 pm
Bookish Event - Martine Cole: ‘Damaged’ @ The Chapel
19th October 7.30 at The Chapel, Abergavenny Bookish Event Martine Cole: ‘Damaged’    
7:30 pm Celtic myths in Medieval Wales @ Borough Theatre
Celtic myths in Medieval Wales @ Borough Theatre
Oct 19 @ 7:30 pm
Celtic myths in Medieval Wales @ Borough Theatre
Celtic myths in Medieval Wales An Abergavenny History Society talk by Miranda Aldhouse-Green. 7:30pm at  Borough Theatre.
Oct
20
Fri
10:30 am Let’s Celebrate – A Floral Festival @ Llangattock Church
Let’s Celebrate – A Floral Festival @ Llangattock Church
Oct 20 @ 10:30 am – 4:00 pm
Let’s Celebrate – A Floral Festival @ Llangattock Church
Let’s Celebrate – A Floral Festival Staged by Abergavenny Flower Arrangement Society at Llangattock Church nr Crickhowell. We invite you to celebrate with us by visiting the beautiful floral festival to be held during October[...]
Oct
21
Sat
10:30 am Let’s Celebrate – A Floral Festival @ Llangattock Church
Let’s Celebrate – A Floral Festival @ Llangattock Church
Oct 21 @ 10:30 am – 4:00 pm
Let’s Celebrate – A Floral Festival @ Llangattock Church
Let’s Celebrate – A Floral Festival Staged by Abergavenny Flower Arrangement Society at Llangattock Church nr Crickhowell. We invite you to celebrate with us by visiting the beautiful floral festival to be held during October[...]
7:00 pm Bingo Night @ Abergavenny Market Hall
Bingo Night @ Abergavenny Market Hall
Oct 21 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
21st October Bingo Night In support of Nevill Hall Children’s Centre, The Firefighters Charity Doors open at 7pm, eyes down at 8pm, Abergavenny Market Hall. Tickets £10 for 4 games and are available from: Grofield[...]

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