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The Building Bridges Project

Posted on: August 16th, 2017

The Building Bridges Project brings together young people with additional needs from across Monmouthshire. It is searching for a new source of money as its current funding is set to finish in December this year. The Project was set up in November 2013 to run for four years with a grant from the Big Lottery; […]

Bring Back Bailey Park Pool

Posted on: August 15th, 2017

Some of you may have recently heard the buzz about Bailey Park Pool and the campaign to Bring It Back. This is the brainchild of Craig Titchener who runs the online Facebook Page; Abergavenny Voice. We invited Craig to put pen to paper so we could learn about it first hand. Here at the Focus, […]

Abergavenny Music Closes its Doors

Posted on: August 14th, 2017

Abergavenny’s specialist classical music shop, Abergavenny Music, closed its doors on 29 July owing to the illness of the owner and founder, James Joseph. For more than quarter of a century it has been a big part of the lives of both the town itself and a world-wide community of music enthusiasts. James established Abergavenny […]

Midwives@Ethiopia

Posted on: August 11th, 2017

Report by Hannah Merret A few months ago, two of our local midwives asked whether I would be able to accompany them on a trip to Ethiopia to photograph the work of their charity Midwives@Ethiopia. In May of this year, what started off as a light-hearted conversation over coffee became a reality, as I joined […]

Consecutive Award Win for Miles Morgan

Posted on: August 8th, 2017

Focus Regulars, Monmouthshire travel agent and travel specialists, Miles Morgan Travel have been awarded the prestigious Agent Achievement Award for South West and South Wales – Large Agency for 2017. Not only does this mark the second consecutive year the travel specialists have won the award, having also won the award in 2016, it also […]

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

Posted on: August 8th, 2017

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

Posted on: August 8th, 2017

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 […]

DANIEL TELLS TALL TALES AT TRETOWER

Posted on: August 3rd, 2017

Local storyteller and author Daniel Morden will be enthralling young and old alike on August 27th and 28th at Tretower Court and castle. Daniel, resident in Abergavenny, has travelled the world telling traditional stories, from the Arctic to the Pacific to the Caribbean. He is often to be found entertaining children in local primary schools, […]

Crossword Solution: August 2017

Posted on: August 1st, 2017

This Month’s simple crossword solution  

Crossword Solution: June 2017 issue

Posted on: May 30th, 2017

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Upcoming Events

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all-day Green Man 2017 @ Brecon Beacons
Green Man 2017 @ Brecon Beacons
Aug 20 all-day
Green Man 2017 @ Brecon Beacons
17th – 20th August Green Man 2017   Save
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10:00 am Pop up Cafe @ Abergavenny Community Centre.
Pop up Cafe @ Abergavenny Community Centre.
Aug 21 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm
Pop up Cafe @ Abergavenny Community Centre.
7th August Pop up Cafe Proper, wholesome nosh, at a price that suits your budget. Sit in or take away. Every Monday 10-2pm at Abergavenny Community Centre.
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23
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10:00 am Crickhowell Sewing Bee @ Book-ish
Crickhowell Sewing Bee @ Book-ish
Aug 23 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Crickhowell Sewing Bee @ Book-ish
23rd August Crickhowell Sewing Bee Sewing machines can be hired, or bring your own Call Kathryn 07960 492877 Each Wednesday 10am – 12pm Book-ish Crickhowell    
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24
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9:00 am Farmers Market @ Abergavenny Market Hall
Farmers Market @ Abergavenny Market Hall
Aug 24 @ 9:00 am – 2:00 pm
Farmers Market @ Abergavenny Market Hall
Local Produce Market every 4th Thursday of the month
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10:30 am Strolls ‘n’ Stories: Trellech an... @ Whitestone forestry commission cark park
Strolls ‘n’ Stories: Trellech an... @ Whitestone forestry commission cark park
Aug 26 @ 10:30 am – 3:00 pm
Strolls 'n' Stories: Trellech and the Wye Valley @ Whitestone forestry commission cark park
Enjoy a unique experience from Strolls ‘n’ Stories. Join Jan Little as she takes you on a walk through picturesque Trellech and the top of the Wye Valley. Stopping along the way Jan will become[...]
12:00 pm Talgarth Festival of the Black M... @ Talgarth Square
Talgarth Festival of the Black M... @ Talgarth Square
Aug 26 @ 12:00 pm
Talgarth Festival of the Black Mountains @ Talgarth Square
26th and 27th August Talgarth Festival of the Black Mountains Talgarth Festival of the Black Mountains is a ‘free’ summer festival located all around the small market town of Talgarth in Mid Wales. Based on[...]
Aug
27
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9:00 am Llangynidr Agricultural Show 2017
Llangynidr Agricultural Show 2017
Aug 27 @ 9:00 am
Llangynidr Agricultural Show 2017
Well, that’s the summer holidays just about wrapped up until next year! But wait!! It’s not all over just yet. We have saved the best ‘til last!! Before you send the kids back to school[...]
10:00 am Abergavenny Cycle Group Social B... @ St John’s Square
Abergavenny Cycle Group Social B... @ St John’s Square
Aug 27 @ 10:00 am
Abergavenny Cycle Group Social Bike Ride: Best In Show @ St John’s Square
27th August Abergavenny Cycle Group Social Bike Ride: Best In Show A ride to Llangynidr Show. Traffic free, 25 miles. Rides are free to join and led by experienced bike leaders at a gentle pace.[...]
10:00 am Llangynidr Farmers Market @ Llangynidr Village Hall
Llangynidr Farmers Market @ Llangynidr Village Hall
Aug 27 @ 10:00 am – 1:00 pm
Llangynidr Farmers Market @  Llangynidr Village Hall
27th August Llangynidr Farmers Market Stalls include locally produced meats, butter, eggs and cheeses; plants; gardening tools; cards; knitted and other craft items. 10am – 1pm  Llangynidr Village Hall    
12:00 pm Talgarth Festival of the Black M... @ Talgarth Square
Talgarth Festival of the Black M... @ Talgarth Square
Aug 27 @ 12:00 pm
Talgarth Festival of the Black Mountains @ Talgarth Square
26th and 27th August Talgarth Festival of the Black Mountains Talgarth Festival of the Black Mountains is a ‘free’ summer festival located all around the small market town of Talgarth in Mid Wales. Based on[...]

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