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  • First Abergavenny Arts Festival, 29 June – 1 July 2018

    A celebration of art is taking place for the first time this summer, with the launch of the Abergavenny Arts Festival. Taking place between the 29 June – 1 July 2018 Abergavenny Arts Festival will showcase the best local amateur and professional artists from Abergavenny’s vibrant arts scene, as well as featuring exciting talent from around […]

  • Crickhowell & Brecon Focus JUNE 2018

  • The Abergavenny Focus JUNE 2018

  • The Valleys Focus JUNE 2018

  • Crossword Solution : June 2018 issue

  • The Tea Emporium Stone is found!

    The Tea Emporium Stone has been found! Following our clues, Brecon resident Irina Dzubenko was treasure hunting in the grounds of Brecon Cathedral and discovered the painted rock within the hollow interior of an ancient yew tree, near the north entrance. Congratulations Irina! You win £30 worth of loose leaf tea from the The UK […]

  • The Foy Williams Stone: New Clue

    “A good castle always needs a tower, if not to imprison, simply to conceal treasure. As north is to northwest, so too is south to… Search here.” “In Camden some tell fibs, others the truth. This Camden spoke of the ‘infamy of treachery’ about this place. A curtain wall and four storeys, but no lift […]

  • Crickhowell Adventure Stone: New Clue

    “An ornithologist’s hiding place. Not in, but outside” “The site of an ancient Celtic church is a perfect place to Hide and be hidden. Take a stroll nearby but be mindful of those wanting to steal 3 kisses from you. What might you spy? Great crested grebes or the sound of a water rail perhaps? […]

  • The Tea Emporium Stone : New Clue

    “What can yew see here? Look inside my trunk!” “More Celts! This time the Normans had their way. In this the Mother location, you’ll find a stone, surrounded by stone. Listen to me: I am the largest font of knowledge. Can’t find what you seek? Make like a pilgrim and eat cake instead.” The finder […]

  • Focus Stone Found!

    The first treasure stone has been found! Lottie and Bertie Azurdia-Latter found the Focus Stone at Goytre Wharf during the weekend. The stone was well hidden alongside the canal beneath the carved chair (with the carved snail on top), opposite the wharf moorings! Congratulations to them – they win a £30 voucher for Mockingbird gift […]

  • Treasure Stones Hunt

    Who doesn’t love a good old treasure hunt? Unless you’ve been hiding under a stone – see what I did there – you’ll be aware of the latest craze that’s sweeping the nation, where painted rocks are hidden for others to find and then re-hidden to keep the game going. In our March issue of […]

  • Llangoed Hall shortlisted for hospitality industry’s ‘Oscars’

    An award winning Mid Wales country house hotel will be proudly flying the flag for Wales at this summer’s ‘Oscars’ for the UK’s hospitality industry. Llangoed Hall at Llyswen, near Brecon is one of only two Welsh finalists shortlisted for the 35th annual Catey Awards organised by The Caterer magazine. The hotel is competing against […]

  • Crickhowell & Brecon Focus MAY 2018

  • Abergavenny Focus MAY 2018

  • Crossword Solution: May 2018

  • Abergavenny Focus APRIL 2018 issue

  • Gilwern U3A update

    “Be Prepared” is the Scouting movement’s motto, and one that Gilwern U3A has used when preparing for the 2018 programme of monthly speakers, so it was very apt that March’s speaker was Pat Hillman MBE, Deputy District Commissioner for Adult Support, Monmouthshire Scouts, talking about “Scouting – then and now”. Pat’s humorous and informative anecdotes […]

  • Celebrating Monmouthshire Women in Agriculture: 1900-2018

    Real life experiences from the past & present and visions for the future. This is the theme of an event on Saturday 28th April at the Abergavenny Community Centre writes Katrina Gass. The event will raise the question “What has been women’s pivotal role as farmers & food producers over a century in Monmouthshire – […]

  • Appeal brings 40,000 poppies piling in

    Abergavenny sheep farmer Olwen Veevers is up to her eyes in poppies this month as parcels of the knitted and hand-made textile flowers pile in from thousands of knitters and fibre fans from all over the UK and abroad. So far, 40,038 poppies have been sent in support of an appeal by Wonderwool Wales, the […]

  • Volunteering for Wellbeing

    Bridges Centre is a lively organisation which remains true to its original aims: to build bridges between people from all parts of the community. Volunteering for Wellbeing works within Bridges Centre to promote happiness and wellbeing in Monmouthshire. We provide a range of wellbeing opportunities across the county such as social groups, providing companionship through […]

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