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Category Archives: Arts

Abergavenny Writing Festival 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

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

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

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

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

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

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 […]

Seasonal Celebrations at CRiC

Signs of the approaching festive season are appearing everywhere as the staff and volunteers at CRiC prepare to celebrate the magic of Christmas in Crickhowell. Both the gallery and the downstairs retail area are showcasing beautiful original gifts and seasonal inspiration in the tempting array of paintings, prints, ceramics, textiles, gifts, Welsh products, books and […]

Autumn Exhibition at Oriel CRiC

With the arrival of autumn, the oriel CRiC gallery features a selection of work from Richard Bavin’s Lea and Paget’s Wood series – ‘A Year in the Life of an Ancient Woodland’ alongside that of The Picturemakers – a collective of visual artists working in Mid-Wales. Work by a number of respected regional exhibitors has […]

Wales Fair Trade Fair incorporates local trade

This year’s Wales Fair Trade Fair, which is in Brecon Guild Hall on Saturday 7th Oct and in The Market Hall, Abergavenny on Sunday 8th Oct is opening its doors to local traders who specialise in home made arts and crafts, as explained by David Holman, co-founder of the event. He said “The Fairtrade Foundation […]