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A New Abergavenny Artwork by Jeremy Thomas

October 9th, 2018

Local artist, Jermey Thomas has shared with us his latest artwork; a beautifully detailed ink drawing of Abergavenny landmarks, woven together into an Escher-esque landscape. Jeremy tells us a little more about it:

“It has been a busy time since I last had work printed in the Abergavenny Focus. Since Christmas I have been working almost exclusively in inks. My first project of 2018 was to illustrate a poem I wrote, entitled, Yesterday the Sun Shone Brightly. The poem explored the theme of birth, life and rebirth. Each illustration was A6 in size and represented a different line from the poem. I enjoyed the process of ink drawing so much that I decided to carry on with it.

Over the Summer I have been working on an A2 image of Abergavenny. The planning process alone took a couple of weeks and the inking took just under two months. The image contains over a hundred different landmarks and a few other little things to look for too; like the kingfisher at castle meadows and the Gobannium Cup. Details of where to see my recent work can be found on my website, www.jeremythomasart.co.uk, but If you’d like to take a proper look at the new Abergavenny image then pop in to Framed By John or come and see me in the studio gallery at Claremont House in Nevill Street.”

Jeremy Thomas

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First Abergavenny Arts Festival, 29 June – 1 July 2018

June 16th, 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 Music Festival

April 7th, 2018

This year’s Crickhowell Choral Society Music Festival is packed with wonderful music celebrating the huge influence of two of music’s greatest champions, namely St. Cecilia and Orpheus. There are many great choral and poetic works paying homage to both and the Society will be focusing on Restoration and Florentine music, including Handel’s mighty Alexander’s Feast. […]

Abergavenny Writing Festival 2018

April 6th, 2018

The Abergavenny Writing Festival is taking place for the third consecutive year from April 19th to the 21st. Most of the events will take place in the Kings Arms Hotel function rooms. In addition to the support received from founding sponsor Christie Residential this year the Abergavenny Town Council is also generously backing the Writing […]

Abergavenny Arts Festival

February 11th, 2018

Abergavenny Arts Festival will be taking place Friday 29th June to Sunday 1st July 2018. Abergavenny Arts Festival will showcase amateur and professional artists from the vibrant local arts scene, as well as inviting some exciting artists and art practitioners from further afield. Abergavenny is situated on the edge of the scenic Brecon Beacons National […]

PUPIL’S WORK SELECTED FOR PRESTIGIOUS EXHIBITIONS

February 8th, 2018

Congratulations are in order for A Level pupil Emily Eeles from King Henry VIII Comprehensive School, Abergavenny, who has had her art work selected for three prestigious exhibitions in London. Monmouthshire Decorative and Fine Arts Society, affiliated to the Arts Society, are delighted to announce that Emily Eeles’s Natural Form has been selected for exhibition […]

Cover Art: ‘Peace is Your Name’ by Jeremy Thomas

December 7th, 2017

Local artist, Jeremy Thomas tells us a little about his latest painting, ‘Peace Is Your Name’ which adorns our cover this month: “If you are familiar with my work you may have noticed that I often put churches in my paintings, and occasionally a church will be the main focus of an image. I feel […]

Christmas Book list

December 6th, 2017

Emma from Bookish in Crickhowell gives us her top 10 Christmas gift book ideas. The Greatest Magician in the World Matt Edmonson Written by former professional magician and TV and radio star Matt Edmondson, The Greatest Magician in the World is an incredible interactive novelty gift book featuring a brilliantly witty and exciting quest story […]

The Golden Pathway Annual

November 11th, 2017

Abergavenny’s Suitcase Theatre Company is following up its successful production of Dickens’s Hard Times with an out-and-out comedy which will keep audiences amused from start to finish. Their next show is The Golden Pathway Annual by John Harding and John Burrows, which takes you on a comic journey through time, with George and Enid Peters […]

Theatr Wildcats

November 8th, 2017

Theatr Wildcats is a drama group for adults with learning disabilities. We are part of Powys People First, which promotes self-advocacy for people with learning disabilities. The work that they and we do helps develop self-confidence and independence. Theatr Wildcats meets every Wednesday in the Studio at the Theatre where we hold workshops around the […]