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  • Business of the Week: Crickowell Adventure

    Crickhowell Adventure, short listed twice in TGO Magazine’s Outdoor Awards, in the Outdoor Independent Retailer category, started way back in 1977 when Jeff Thomas and John Inns rented the basement of what was then ‘The Cheese Press’, (now Bookish) in the High Street, Crickhowell. Sadly John is no longer with us, so the shop is […]

  • Abergavenny Writing Festival 2019

    Lots of possibilities to learn something new at the Abergavenny Writing Festival this month! Some intriguing and enlightening talks from local writers, including Phil Madden’s session on Friday 12th April where he will share his experiences of writing to an inmate on Death Row. This session will be followed by a talk from the film […]

  • Try Something New: Thoughtful Printmaking

    A time and space just to be yourself is so important, whether it’s a five minute break, an evening or a weekend – it all adds up to feeling a little more human and a lot more yourself. Something I find particularly fortifying is the process of printmaking and in particular mono print, which, with […]

  • Solar Medical & Chemical

    We all know somebody – a relative, a friend, or perhaps even ourselves, who at some point in their life will need to rely on the use of a mobility aid, whether that’s a walking frame, a stick, or a ride on scooter. If that’s the case, it’s highly likely that you may need to […]

  • Business of the Week: Lemon Studios Arts School

    Lemon Studios Arts School Ltd is located at Court Robert Arts, Tregare near Raglan, and offers various painting, drawing, sculpture and creative clay classes for all abilities. Join professional painter and director, Alex Brown, for his weekly oil painting classes (subject to availability). Explore colour relationships and theory, composition and painting techniques, with varying subject […]

  • Focus Editions: April 2019

      Anything that involves change can be a scary thing, can’t it? I remember being little, and that feeling of dread and mild terror at the prospect of moving up a year group each September. Nowadays, and probably because I’m now in my early forties, I find myself more ready to embrace change and to […]

  • Crossword Solution: April 2019 issue

  • Abergavenny Focus April 2019

  • Crickhowell & Brecon Focus April 2019

  • Mother’s Day Local Gift Guide

    Mother’s Day is just around the corner and if you are still seeking some gift inspiration, remember to keep it local! A variety of our advertisers have exactly what you need in order to let your Mum know that she’s the best thing since sliced bread. Here’s a little local guide to help you find […]

  • DJ&P Newland Rennie wins the Gold Award in Wales and the Bronze Award in the South West of England

    The Guild of Property Professionals Member, DJ&P Newland Rennie was presented with the Gold Award for Sales in Wales and the Bronze Award for Sales in the South West of England at The Guild Awards ceremony, which was held at the QEII Centre in Westminster, London on 17 January 2019. The Guild Awards were presented […]

  • Earn some extra £££s – Become a Focus Distributor!

    Would you  like to earn some extra cash? Get out and about in your local community? Have a little exercise? Why not become a Focus Distributor? Once a month, (usually the last Friday of the month) we deliver some boxes of magazines to your home. We provide you with a map of your delivery round, […]

  • U3A Abergavenny outing to Nantgarw Porcelain factory and National Museum in Cardiff

    Two hundred years ago the finest porcelain in the world was made in Nantgarw near Caerphilly. All the other bone china and porcelain made around the world was more opaque with a greyish blue tinge. The secret ‘soft paste’ recipe that William Billingsly brought from Derby produced whiter, finer grade porcelain which was translucent. He […]

  • Business of the Week: The Daisy Foundation Abergavenny, Brecon & Crickhowell

    Ceri offers continuous perinatal support and perinatal education to mums and families across the Brecon Beacons in Monmouthshire and Powys, with classes centralised in Brecon and Abergavenny. Classes and workshops offer practical birth preparation, including effective techniques and tools for pregnancy and all stages of labour. As a breastfeeding peer supporter trained in two different […]

  • It’s Spring so Crickhowell Walking Festival must be here!

    It’s that time of year again – Spring is on the horizon, if not in the air, birds are starting to sing and Crickhowell Walking Festival is getting ready to welcome people from all over the country to sample the Black Mountains and our wonderful countryside. The Festival is now in its 12th year and […]

  • Next Month’s Focus: Try Something New

    In April’s Focus, we’ll be encouraging our readers to try something new. That might involve taking a course to learn a new skill or hobby or trying something different such as volunteering, befriending or discovering a therapy you haven’t tried before. We are looking for articles and adverts on this theme and we’re interested in […]

  • DJ&P Newland Rennie choose Above & Beyond and Dementia UK as charities of the year

    DJ&P Newland Rennie, a multi-discipline practice of Chartered Surveyors and Estate Agents offering a  specialist service for town and country property owners, landowners, farmers and their other professional advisors has chosen Bristol hospitals’ charity Above & Beyond and Dementia UK as their charities to fundraise for over the next year. DJ&P Newland Rennie staff voted […]

  • Crickhowell’s Clarence Hall Under Threat

    Crickhowell’s Clarence Hall will cease to function as a community event venue in less than three years unless major repairs are carried out.  That’s the stark warning from the Hall’s Trustees, as they launch a fundraising campaign and prepare grant applications for a £1.9m upgrade of the venue. Chair of Trustees, Dean Christy, said: “Clarence […]

  • Focus Editions: March 2019

    Everyone is aware that where our planet is concerned, there are some pretty scary statistics to be aware of, like the twelve million tonnes of plastic in our oceans and the warnings given by experts that urgent and unprecedented changes are needed to address global warming. Without taking action, in as little as twelve year’s […]

  • Abergavenny Focus March 2019

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