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  • Crossword Solution: June 2017 issue

  • So Artrageous is on the Move.

    From June 2nd So Artrageous will be at a new location. I will be joining the other artists at Hatherleigh House, Union Road West, Abergavenny NP7 7RL. It is rather tucked away in the courtyard behind Abergavenny Electrics. Although the premises is smaller it has lots of natural light and a lovely feature fireplace, more […]

  • Hannah Mlatem

    At the HANNAH MLATEM salon we pride ourselves on excellent hair, organic products, a warm atmosphere – and always a giggle and friendly welcome. We’re a family. Our clients become good friends and we pride ourselves on changing the perception of the dreaded salon visit that, unfortunately, many people experience. It began when Hannah, 33, […]

  • What a difference a cake can make!

    Free Cakes For Kids UK is a not for profit community service that helps economically and/or socially disadvantaged families in the UK provide a birthday cake for their child when they would otherwise find it difficult to do so.     We work with a number of community projects, charities and organisations that are already […]

  • Gilwern u3A

    There are a number of Universities of the Third Age (U3As) in the region and the newest ‘kid on the block’ is in Gilwern. The U3A movement is a unique and exciting organisation and is a great way to keep mentally and physically active in retirement and semi-retirement. Members, from all backgrounds, share their skills […]

  • New Look for Abergavenny Walking Group!

    Back in 2014, Abergavenny was awarded the prestigious Walkers are Welcome status for its great walking potential. Nestled between the Brecon Beacons National Park, the Wye Valley and the Blaenavon World Heritage site, and with the Black Mountains on its doorstep, the town is a mecca for walkers. Three years on the group working to […]

  • Abergavenny Action 50+ Welcomes New Members

    The Abergavenny Action 50+ (AA50+) Group is a volunteer-led local Community Group for people aged 50 and over in Abergavenny and the surrounding villages. The Group works to improve life for older people aged 50+ and to enable older people to have some choice and control over their lives. It provides a consultative support network […]

  • Abergavenny Origami Club

    Abergavenny Origami Club was formed to spread awareness and share the knowledge of origami and the fun and joy one can have while making it, whether it is a flower, plane, box, bird or any other items that one can imagine! We are based in the Abergavenny Community Centre and hold several workshops through the […]

  • Raven Drama

    With over twenty years classroom experience as an English Teacher, Head of Drama & Subject Mentor – Lynn is uniquely qualified and hugely passionate about empowering children through creativity.                     By providing an encouraging, engaging format to develop confident interpersonal skills, Lynn believes children can become […]

  • Bridge Therapies’ Beginnings

    Sometime in the last century, Jolanda Sidler came into my Abergavenny clinic seeking help with a neck problem. Taking her case history, she told me that she was a massage therapist… We got to chatting about our respective practices, and discovered common interests such as helping to promote healthy living through CAM (complementary and alternative […]

  • Cambridge Weight Plan, more than just shakes!

    Frustrated with your attempts to lose weight? Hate looking in the mirror? Can’t wear the clothes you love? Reach for food when you feel depressed, lonely, bored or stressed? Overeat, then feel guilty and hate yourself? Feel that the extra weight could be affecting your health?   That was me 10 years ago. I battled […]

  • Get the 5 ways of Wellbeing in your world with Circle Dancing!

    The 5 Ways to Wellbeing is an evidenced base, self management tool which can increase your mental wellbeing. The research, which led to the discovery, was commissioned by the Government in 2008 and carried out by the New Economic Foundation: The 5 Ways to Wellbeing were designed as the mental health equivalent to the […]

  • Llangynidr Farmers’ and Producers’ Market

    On the last Sunday of each month there is a burst of activity outside Llangynidr Village Hall. I am not talking about the youngsters raring to get to football coaching but the folks coming to set up their stalls at Llangynidr Farmers’ and Producers’ Market. The market, which is held inside the hall, opens 10am […]

  • The Therapeutic Benefits of Pottery

    All are welcome to the next event by the Friends of Brecon and District Mind on Tuesday 9th May which will be a personal exploration by well-known local potter Martin Craddock of the therapeutic benefits of pottery for good mental health. This will be held at the Wellington Hotel in Brecon at 7pm.     […]

  • In the tracks of time

    The hills are full of traces of human life through the centuries. Helen Morgan from Abergavenny Local History Society reports. Gwent boasts some the most important industrial archaeology in Wales. Blaenavon ironworks are justly famous, but Sirhowy and Clydach are equally awe-inspiring. So, too, are the remains of the railway viaducts between Merthyr Tydfil and […]

  • Nana’s Kitchen: Chocolate Choc Chip Muffins

    Chocolate Choc Chip Muffins I make these scrummy muffins whenever my granddaughters come to stay – (one of them is a chocoholic and the other has a dairy intolerance) which makes these muffins ideal. They get eaten either for breakfast or a treat during the day. They never fail to please! Ingredients Makes Approx. 10 […]

  • Something for everyone at the Steam Rally

    What is truly inspiring about Abergavenny Steam Rally is the mix of tradition, nostalgia and bang up to the minute action adventure and crazy stunts. In the arena, Team Kinetix are some of the most experienced and capable Parkour Practitioners, Freerunners and Acrobats in the World. At the Steam Rally this year Team Kinetix will […]

  • Crickhowell Open Studio Weekend embraces the Year of Legends

    Crickhowell is set to bring the past to life in a unique fashion during the Spring Bank Holiday weekend this year. In addition to the oriel CRiC gallery’s annual Open Art Competition (26 May – 3 July) which this year includes a ‘Legends of Wales’ category, the town will welcome the ‘Beasts of the Mabinogion’ […]

  • Arwel Hicks – Local Neighbourhood Policing Inspector

    March started off with a well planned and executed rural crime operation, managed by our local Monmouth PC, Chris Butt. The operation brought in teams from Gloucestershire Police, Natural Resources Wales, The Forestry Commission and some private bailiffs and rangers too, all of which supported the joint initiative.     Amongst the numerous stops there […]

  • Abergavenny Community Centre Community Kitchen

    This month we’d like to introduce Elaine Blanchard who is working closely with the Abergavenny Community Centre to shape the Community Kitchen. Elaine has a catering and hospitalities background and is making a real contribution to the work of the Centre.   Elaine lead the refurbishment of the new kitchen facility, where she now prepares […]