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Category Archives: Arts

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 […]

Wildlife in Art

Local Artist to exhibit in major national Wildlife art exhibition. Work by Crickhowell based local artist, Martin Truefitt-Baker has been selected from over 800 submissions to appear alongside paintings by some of Britain’s leading wildlife artists. The exhibition will be on display at Mall Galleries in London between 19th and 29th October. Martin, who used […]

Square Pegs : CRiC Studio, Beaufort Street, Crickhowell 4th-10th September

For one week only, The CRiC Studio, Beaufort Street Crickhowell, will be showing the work of West Wales artists and makers ‘Square Pegs.’ Well known for quirky, innovative exhibitions, the group are showing work which they hope will raise a smile, provoke some thought and tickle the imagination. The range of work on show includes […]

wall2wall Jazz Festival to be Live Streamed

Now in its fifth year, for the first time much of Abergavenny’s wall2wall Jazz Festival will be live streamed, making the programme available to jazz fans far and wide. The event starts on Thursday 31st August with the Festival Dinner at the Angel Hotel, with Moscow Drug Club providing the after-eats music. The fine food/great […]

Jazz Impressions: for the love of art, music and sponsorship!

Brecon Jazz Festival this year is special – so every year is special for this iconic festival! As last year, the programming and organization is planned by local groups, many of them volunteers. But the energy is tremendous. Some highlights of this year’s festival on Fri-Sun 11-13 August are below, but we actually launched the […]

Tower Gallery showing Michael Howard

The Tower Gallery in Crickhowell is rapidly building a reputation for showing exciting, first rate Welsh Art. The latest exhibition from this local Art Co-operative is a one person show featuring Michael Howard; a Brecon artist who seems obsessed with the hills and fields that surround his home in Trallong. His colourful landscapes in oil […]

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 […]