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First Abergavenny Arts Festival, 29 June – 1 July 2018

Posted on: June 16th, 2018

A celebration of art is taking place for the first time this summer, with the launch of the Abergavenny Arts Festival. Taking place between the 29 June – 1 July 2018 Abergavenny Arts Festival will showcase the best local amateur and professional artists from Abergavenny’s vibrant arts scene, as well as featuring exciting talent from around […]

Crickhowell & Brecon Focus JUNE 2018

Posted on: June 1st, 2018

The Abergavenny Focus JUNE 2018

Posted on: June 1st, 2018

The Valleys Focus JUNE 2018

Posted on: June 1st, 2018

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 […]

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Upcoming Events

Aug
16
Thu
8:00 pm Open Mic @ The Hen & Chickens @ Hen & Chickens
Open Mic @ The Hen & Chickens @ Hen & Chickens
Aug 16 @ 8:00 pm
Open Mic @ The Hen & Chickens @ Hen & Chickens
Every Thursday at the Hen and Chickens from 8pm
Aug
17
Fri
4:00 pm Abergavenny Castle Outdoor Theat... @ Abergavenny Castle & Museum
Abergavenny Castle Outdoor Theat... @ Abergavenny Castle & Museum
Aug 17 @ 4:00 pm
Abergavenny Castle Outdoor Theatre Event:  The Midnight Gang by David Walliams @ Abergavenny Castle & Museum
Heartbreak Productions presents David Walliams’ ‘The Midnight Gang’ Come to the castle for summer evenings of laughter with some of the best outdoor theatre touring companies. Bring seating, blankets and suitable clothing. 4pm, Castle Grounds.[...]
Aug
18
Sat
10:00 am St Edmund’s Church Open Days @ St Edmund's Church, Crickhowell
St Edmund’s Church Open Days @ St Edmund's Church, Crickhowell
Aug 18 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
St Edmund's Church Open Days @ St Edmund's Church, Crickhowell
St Edmund’s church will be open to visitors every Saturday in August. There will be live music, chance for a tour to learn more about the history of the lovely building; Produce, Book, Recycling and[...]
2:00 pm Crickhowell and District Horticu... @ Clarence Hall
Crickhowell and District Horticu... @ Clarence Hall
Aug 18 @ 2:00 pm
Open to all. Come and admire the show entries and support our show
Aug
22
Wed
10:30 am The Lonely Parents Club @ Abergavenny Community Centre
The Lonely Parents Club @ Abergavenny Community Centre
Aug 22 @ 10:30 am
A friendly group run for parents of children of all ages, who may feel isolated, lonely or simply be struggling a bit with parenthood and who would like to meet other like-minded parents in a[...]
7:00 pm Abergavenny Castle Outdoor Theat... @ Abergavenny Castle & Museum
Abergavenny Castle Outdoor Theat... @ Abergavenny Castle & Museum
Aug 22 @ 7:00 pm
Abergavenny Castle Outdoor Theatre Event:  Pride & Prejudice @ Abergavenny Castle & Museum
7pm, Castle Grounds. Bring seating, blankets and suitable clothing. Tickets £14, £8 child or £40 family. Tickets from Abergavenny Museum 01873 854 282.
Aug
23
Thu
8:00 pm Open Mic @ The Hen & Chickens @ Hen & Chickens
Open Mic @ The Hen & Chickens @ Hen & Chickens
Aug 23 @ 8:00 pm
Open Mic @ The Hen & Chickens @ Hen & Chickens
Every Thursday at the Hen and Chickens from 8pm
Aug
24
Fri
7:00 pm Moon Walk 11 in Aid of St David’...
Moon Walk 11 in Aid of St David’...
Aug 24 @ 7:00 pm – 11:00 pm
Moon Walk 11 in Aid of St David’s Hospice Care
Climb Pen Y Fan by night from 7pm-11pm from Pont ar daf car park. Entry fee £15. To register call 01633 851 051
Aug
25
Sat
10:00 am St Edmund’s Church Open Days @ St Edmund's Church, Crickhowell
St Edmund’s Church Open Days @ St Edmund's Church, Crickhowell
Aug 25 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
St Edmund's Church Open Days @ St Edmund's Church, Crickhowell
St Edmund’s church will be open to visitors every Saturday in August. There will be live music, chance for a tour to learn more about the history of the lovely building; Produce, Book, Recycling and[...]
8:30 pm Open Mic session at The Great We... @ Great Western Hotel, Abergavenny
Open Mic session at The Great We... @ Great Western Hotel, Abergavenny
Aug 25 @ 8:30 pm
Open Mic session at The Great Western @ Great Western Hotel, Abergavenny
Free sausage and chip supper for those attending the Open Mic performances!

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