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Working as an artist in a care home

Posted on: February 20th, 2018

Pip Woolf talks about the benefits for both residents and artist. Wednesday 21st February 2018, The Muse, Brecon, 7.00 pm £5 (Friends £2) The Friends of Brecon and District Mind have, on Wednesday 21st February, invited well-known artist Pip Woolf to talk about her experiences of working as an artist in a care home. She […]

Exhibitions at CRiC

Posted on: February 19th, 2018

An exhibition of new paintings by Tim Rossiter and atmospheric landscapes by Ronald Moore has set the tone in the oriel CRiC gallery for another year of art which inspires and delights. Tim’s unusual use of oil paints adds a unique luminosity to the work whether he is depicting an autumn garden, a medieval building […]

Crickhowell Adventure proudly sponsors Crickhowell Walking Festival 2018

Posted on: February 18th, 2018

Another year has passed and here starts a new one…full of good intent and resolve, but if you’re anything like me, any grand ideas usually last until week two…if that! I need encouragement to get me going, so if you enjoy being out out in the fresh air and want to meet people who are […]

Women’s World Day of Prayer

Posted on: February 17th, 2018

The interdenominational movement of the Women’s World Day of Prayer invites everyone to attend one of over 5,000 services being held on Friday 2nd March with the title All God’s Creation is Very Good!’ We will join an estimated 3 million people around the world that day in a service which has been written this […]

Simply Spiritual Abergavenny

Posted on: February 16th, 2018

Many people believe when a loved one dies, that is the end, there is nothing more.  But many others believe in life everlasting, that life continues albeit in a different form, and their loved one is  ‘only a thought away’. Many take comfort from receiving a personal message and confirmation that life does continue after […]

Council embarks on second phase of improvements for Abergavenny’s town centre

Posted on: February 15th, 2018

Monmouthshire County Council has started work on further improvements to Abergavenny’s town centre with the repaving and resurfacing of Lion Street and Frogmore Street as far as the Barclays Bank branch.  These Phase Two works follow the 2016 scheme to improve High Street, Nevill St and St John’s Square and include the entrance to the […]

Gilwern U3A

Posted on: February 14th, 2018

If members of Gilwern U3A thought Geoffrey Chaucer was just a writer from the Middle Ages, they were quickly corrected by Grahame Nelmes, the U3A’s own Committee Member, who gave January’s monthly talk.  Chaucer (c.1340 – 1400) was a soldier, a politician, a lawyer, a diplomat, possibly a spy, certainly a senior Civil Servant, an […]

Dealing with debt

Posted on: February 13th, 2018

At this time of year people can find themselves struggling with financial worries as Christmas  spending and paying regular bills places a strain on finances. If you find yourself in this position it is better to seek help as soon as possible. Monmouthshire Citizens Advice can provide information and advice so that financial pressures don’t […]

A labour of love

Posted on: February 12th, 2018

Over at the Abergavenny Community Centre we are at the end of our initial three year lease. Shortly, we will publish our annual report which looks back on the Centre’s achievements and sets out the future plans of the organisation.   During this foundation period the community centre has become a thriving gathering place for […]

Abergavenny Arts Festival

Posted on: 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 […]

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Upcoming Events

Jan
29
Mon
all-day New Year Exhibition Oriel CRiC G... @ Oriel CRiC Gallery
New Year Exhibition Oriel CRiC G... @ Oriel CRiC Gallery
Jan 29 – Mar 10 all-day
New Year Exhibition Oriel CRiC Gallery, Beaumont St, Crickhowell. Swansea Printmakers at Tower Gallery 10am-5pm, Wed-Sat, Tower Gallery, High St, Crickhowell Visit www.towergallery.co.uk for more info.
Feb
21
Wed
2:00 pm Gilwern U3A Meeting @ Gilwern Community Centre
Gilwern U3A Meeting @ Gilwern Community Centre
Feb 21 @ 2:00 pm
Gilwern U3A Meeting @ Gilwern Community Centre
  Gilwern U3A Meeting Richard Davies will talk on the History of the Royal Welsh Regiment. 2pm, Gilwern Community Centre, Common Road, Gilwern.  
7:00 pm Working as an Artist in a Care H... @ The Muse
Working as an Artist in a Care H... @ The Muse
Feb 21 @ 7:00 pm
Working as an Artist in a Care Home – a talk by Pip Woolf 7pm, The Muse, Brecon. Entry £5 or £2 for members of Brecon & District Mind.
7:30 pm Crickhowell & District History S... @ Parish Hall
Crickhowell & District History S... @ Parish Hall
Feb 21 @ 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm
Crickhowell & District History Society Illustrated talk: ‘John Upton – Genius or Rogue?’ by Dr Naylor Firth. This talk follows the AGM. New members always welcome. More information Carol Jenkins 01873 812184. 7:30 – 9pm[...]
Feb
22
Thu
9:30 am ABERGAVENNY FARMERS’ MARKET @ Abergavenny Market Hall
ABERGAVENNY FARMERS’ MARKET @ Abergavenny Market Hall
Feb 22 @ 9:30 am – 2:30 pm
ABERGAVENNY FARMERS’ MARKET @ Abergavenny Market Hall
Regular monthly market selling locally produced food and crafts. 9:30am-2:30pm. Abergavenny Market Hall
7:00 pm An evening of Fun and Delicious ... @ New Gurkha Inn
An evening of Fun and Delicious ... @ New Gurkha Inn
Feb 22 @ 7:00 pm
22nd February An evening of Fun and Delicious Curries! Hosted by Talgarth Regeneration Group and The New Gurkha Inn. All profits will go towards more plants and boxes for the town. 7pm for 7:30pm, New[...]
7:30 pm Troy House, a talk by Dr Ann Benson @ Borough Theatre
Troy House, a talk by Dr Ann Benson @ Borough Theatre
Feb 22 @ 7:30 pm
Troy House, a talk by Dr Ann Benson @ Borough Theatre
Troy House A talk by Dr Ann Benson on the architecture, gardens and residents of Troy House at the Borough Theatre starts at 7.30pm. Non-members may join on the night. abergavennylocalhistorysociety.org.uk
8:00 pm Open Mic @ The Hen & Chickens @ Hen & Chickens
Open Mic @ The Hen & Chickens @ Hen & Chickens
Feb 22 @ 8:00 pm
Open Mic @ The Hen & Chickens @ Hen & Chickens
Every Thursday at the Hen and Chickens from 8pm
Feb
23
Fri
7:00 pm An evening with Poet John Freema... @ The Muse
An evening with Poet John Freema... @ The Muse
Feb 23 @ 7:00 pm
An evening with Poet John Freeman Winner of the 2017 Roland Mathias Prize for Poetry. 7pm, The Muse, Brecon. Free entry  
Feb
24
Sat
all-day Crickhowell Walking Festival @ Crickhowell
Crickhowell Walking Festival @ Crickhowell
Feb 24 – Mar 4 all-day
Crickhowell Walking Festival @ Crickhowell
Sat 24th Feb – Sunday 4 March 2018 9 days of superb guided walks for all abilities throughout the National Park. Followed by fascinating evening events in the pretty market town of Crickhowell. All details[...]

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