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Close Knit Community

Posted on: August 9th, 2016

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Zimele UK would like to thank all the amazing people who’ve helped to make this year’s Close-Knit Community such a success.  Colourful knitted decorations are on 3 sites around town this year: Linda Vista Gardens, the Castle and on the Castle meadows. They all look stunning! For a third year local people and women from […]

Llangynidr Show: 28 August 2016

Posted on: August 9th, 2016

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“What can I dooooooooooooo?” “I’m bored!” “There’s nothing on TV.’” Oh dear.  Tired of hearing this in the holidays?  Then, for one day only, here is the answer for you.  Bring the family, the WHOLE family, to what is the Biggest Little Show on Earth – well, in the area. On August 28th Llangynidr Agricultural […]

Volksfest Wales, Brecon 2016

Posted on: August 1st, 2016

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19th – 21st August 2016 The 17th  anniversary of this fantastic family event sees it moving to a new venue in Brecon.  What can you expect at the show? Apart from a chilled out vibe you can expect a variety of stunning classic and modern VW vehicles on display.  In addition you will find a […]

wall2wall Jazz

Posted on: July 30th, 2016

The Red Stripe Band will be headlining the Boogie Party

The wall2wall Jazz Festival which takes between 1st and 4th September is a home grown jazz festival that takes place right here in Abergavenny. If you’re visiting Abergavenny for the National Eisteddfod, here’s a good reason to come back and visit us again! Mike Skilton of Black Mountain Jazz gives us the lowdown on this […]

The Eisteddfod in the evening

Posted on: July 23rd, 2016

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The Eisteddfod’s evening programme has developed so much over the past few years.  Traditionally, the only evening events during Eisteddfod week were classical concerts, but as the Eisteddfod evolved and developed, they listened and responded to audiences’ needs.  This year, there are a wide range of events across the Maes in the evening, and hopefully […]

Brecon Jazz Weekend 12-14 August 2016

Posted on: July 23rd, 2016

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Theatr Brycheiniog in a partnership with Friends of Brecon Jazz is introducing The Brecon Jazz Weekend Young Musician’s Showcase. The Showcase will be supported by youth music development and activities for children and families including street/outdoor entertainment. The Showcase at Theatr Brycheiniog is working with leading specialist music colleges throughout the UK to bring the […]

Crossword Solution : August Issue

Posted on: July 23rd, 2016

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History of The National Eisteddfod of Wales

Posted on: July 16th, 2016

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The National Eisteddfod is the largest and oldest celebration of Welsh culture, unique throughout Europe as each year it visits a different area of Wales. Eisteddfod literally means a sitting (eistedd = to sit), perhaps a reference to the hand-carved chair traditionally awarded to the best poet in the ceremony ‘The Crowning of the Bard’. […]

Best In-tents

Posted on: July 15th, 2016

Youngsters participate in the Lle Hanes at 2015’s National Eisteddfod . Photo courtesy of Clwyd-Powys Archaeological Trust

History was heralded at the Eisteddfod for the first time in 2015. This year it will return and will focus on Monmouthshire’s heritage. Helen Morgan of Abergavenny Local History Society reports. When Caroline Fairclough arrived home from last summer’s Eisteddfod she was buzzing with news of a Lle Hanes (history tent). As a keen supporter […]

Nana’s Kitchen: Cherry Frangipane

Posted on: July 15th, 2016

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Although cherries are coming into season, this is a bit of a cheat’s recipe as it uses frozen cherries. However, it is such a versatile recipe as it can be served warm with some creamy custard, ice cream or cream or even served with a cup of tea for an afternoon treat – whatever takes […]

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7:00 pm River Cruises and Escorted Tours @ The Angel Hotel
River Cruises and Escorted Tours @ The Angel Hotel
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Learn more about a huge selection of River Cruises and Escorted Tours when Riviera Travel join Miles Morgan Travel at the Angel Hotel in Abergavenny  at 7pm.  Call 01873 566044 to be added to the[...]
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River Cruises and Escorted Tours... @ Angel Hotel
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Learn more about a huge selection of River Cruises and Escorted Tours when Riviera Travel join Miles Morgan Travel at the Angel Hotel in Abergavenny on Wednesday 31st August at 7pm. Call us on 01873[...]
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Abergavenny Writers’ Drop-in @ King's Head
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We meet on the first Thursday of every month at 7pm at the King’s Head – so 7th April, 5th May etc FFI Contact Cath Barton on 01873 737671 or cath.barton@talktalk.net Venue: King’s Head, Abergavenny[...]
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2:30 pm Hardy Plant Society Meeting
Hardy Plant Society Meeting
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David Lloyd, Garden Photographer of the Year: Illustrated talk on the production of his award-winning book, “Spirit of the Rose”. Members Entry £2.00 Visitors £4.00 Tea & cake included Raffle & Plant stall Venue: Centenary[...]
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7:30 pm Tenovus Charity Gig @ Abergaveny Labour Club
Tenovus Charity Gig @ Abergaveny Labour Club
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Tenovus Charity Gig – raising money for Tenovus Cancer Care 7.30pm, Abergaveny Labour Club
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7:00 pm Abergavenny Writers’ Drop-in @ King's Head
Abergavenny Writers’ Drop-in @ King's Head
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We meet on the first Thursday of every month at 7pm at the King’s Head – so 7th April, 5th May etc FFI Contact Cath Barton on 01873 737671 or cath.barton@talktalk.net Venue: King’s Head, Abergavenny[...]
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Hardy Plant Society Meeting
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Leila Jackson of T3 Wallend Nursery is coming to talk on “Legumes”(i.e pods) in the garden Members Entry £2.00 Visitors £4.00 Tea & cake included Raffle & Plant stall Venue: Centenary Hall,  Marport Street, Usk.[...]
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7:00 pm Abergavenny Writers’ Drop-in @ King's Head
Abergavenny Writers’ Drop-in @ King's Head
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We meet on the first Thursday of every month at 7pm at the King’s Head – so 7th April, 5th May etc FFI Contact Cath Barton on 01873 737671 or cath.barton@talktalk.net Venue: King’s Head, Abergavenny[...]
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2:30 pm Hardy Plant Society Meeting @ Centenary Hall
Hardy Plant Society Meeting @ Centenary Hall
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Lynne Allbutt, Garden Designer, newspaper columnist, broadcaster “Gardening anecdotes, insider secrets, and top design ideas”. Members Entry £2.00 Visitors £4.00 Tea & cake included Raffle & Plant stall Venue: Centenary Hall,  Marport Street, Usk. Event[...]
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7:00 pm Abergavenny Writers’ Drop-in @ King's Head
Abergavenny Writers’ Drop-in @ King's Head
Dec 1 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
We meet on the first Thursday of every month at 7pm at the King’s Head – so 7th April, 5th May etc FFI Contact Cath Barton on 01873 737671 or cath.barton@talktalk.net Venue: King’s Head, Abergavenny[...]

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