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The Tea Emporium Stone is found!

Posted on: May 13th, 2018

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

Posted on: May 11th, 2018

“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

Posted on: May 11th, 2018

“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

Posted on: May 11th, 2018

“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!

Posted on: May 8th, 2018

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

Posted on: May 4th, 2018

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’

Posted on: May 2nd, 2018

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

Posted on: April 29th, 2018

Abergavenny Focus MAY 2018

Posted on: April 29th, 2018

Abergavenny Focus APRIL 2018 issue

Posted on: April 24th, 2018

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Upcoming Events

Apr
3
Tue
all-day Closing date for entries to Cric... @ Writing for Pleasure SIG
Closing date for entries to Cric... @ Writing for Pleasure SIG
Apr 3 – Jun 30 all-day
The Writing for Pleasure Group of Crickhowell U3A are publishing an anthology of work to celebrate U3A’s 10th anniversary in Crickhowell. Entries invited from members of Crickhowell U3A. Closing date 30th June 2018
May
10
Thu
3:15 pm FREE Creative Writing Workshops ... @ Brecon Library
FREE Creative Writing Workshops ... @ Brecon Library
May 10 @ 3:15 pm – Jul 5 @ 12:00 am
FREE Creative Writing Workshops for Young People @ Brecon Library
CABAN SGRIBLIO The FREE Caban Sgriblio creative writing project for ages 12-18 will be held in Brecon Library every Thursday afternoon. Each weekly session will develop participants’ creative writing skills and confidence in a supportive,[...]
May
26
Sat
all-day Abergavenny Steam Rally @ Bailey Park, Abergavenny
Abergavenny Steam Rally @ Bailey Park, Abergavenny
May 26 – May 28 all-day
Abergavenny Steam Rally @ Bailey Park, Abergavenny
What is truly inspiring about our Steam Rally is the mix of tradition, nostalgia and bang up to the minute action adventure and crazy stunts. There is literally something for everyone, and the opportunity to[...]
all-day Crickhowell Open Studios and Gal... @ Various Locations
Crickhowell Open Studios and Gal... @ Various Locations
May 26 – May 28 all-day
Crickhowell Open Studios and Galleries @ Various Locations
Celebrating its tenth anniversary in 2018, the Art Trail of Open Studios champions and celebrates locally based artists and their work. It is an annual event which takes place during the Spring Bank Holiday weekend[...]
May
30
Wed
6:00 pm Lindsay Shankland – Psychic Medium @ Llanhilleth Miners Institute
Lindsay Shankland – Psychic Medium @ Llanhilleth Miners Institute
May 30 @ 6:00 pm
Lindsay Shankland - Psychic Medium @ Llanhilleth Miners Institute
Lindsay Shankland – Psychic Medium. Tickets £10
7:30 pm Book-ish Event: Between Stone & ... @ Crickhowell Parish Hall
Book-ish Event: Between Stone & ... @ Crickhowell Parish Hall
May 30 @ 7:30 pm
Book-ish Event: Between Stone & Sky – Memoirs of a Waller @ Crickhowell Parish Hall
  Whitney Brown in conversation with Lynne Allbut. £8 to include a glass of wine.
May
31
Thu
9:30 am ABERGAVENNY FARMERS’ MARKET @ Abergavenny Market Hall
ABERGAVENNY FARMERS’ MARKET @ Abergavenny Market Hall
May 31 @ 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
1:30 pm Open Art Group @ Abergavenny Community Centre
Open Art Group @ Abergavenny Community Centre
May 31 @ 1:30 pm – 3:30 pm
Come and join this informal, non-tutor led group, attended by artists of all abilities – to share skills and learn from each other. All materials provided. £3 per person. 1.30-3.30pm Abergavenny Community Centre

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