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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

Gilwern U3A update

Posted on: April 12th, 2018

“Be Prepared” is the Scouting movement’s motto, and one that Gilwern U3A has used when preparing for the 2018 programme of monthly speakers, so it was very apt that March’s speaker was Pat Hillman MBE, Deputy District Commissioner for Adult Support, Monmouthshire Scouts, talking about “Scouting – then and now”. Pat’s humorous and informative anecdotes […]

Celebrating Monmouthshire Women in Agriculture: 1900-2018

Posted on: April 11th, 2018

Real life experiences from the past & present and visions for the future. This is the theme of an event on Saturday 28th April at the Abergavenny Community Centre writes Katrina Gass. The event will raise the question “What has been women’s pivotal role as farmers & food producers over a century in Monmouthshire – […]

Appeal brings 40,000 poppies piling in

Posted on: April 10th, 2018

Abergavenny sheep farmer Olwen Veevers is up to her eyes in poppies this month as parcels of the knitted and hand-made textile flowers pile in from thousands of knitters and fibre fans from all over the UK and abroad. So far, 40,038 poppies have been sent in support of an appeal by Wonderwool Wales, the […]

Volunteering for Wellbeing

Posted on: April 9th, 2018

Bridges Centre is a lively organisation which remains true to its original aims: to build bridges between people from all parts of the community. Volunteering for Wellbeing works within Bridges Centre to promote happiness and wellbeing in Monmouthshire. We provide a range of wellbeing opportunities across the county such as social groups, providing companionship through […]

Crickhowell Music Festival

Posted on: April 7th, 2018

This year’s Crickhowell Choral Society Music Festival is packed with wonderful music celebrating the huge influence of two of music’s greatest champions, namely St. Cecilia and Orpheus. There are many great choral and poetic works paying homage to both and the Society will be focusing on Restoration and Florentine music, including Handel’s mighty Alexander’s Feast. […]

Discover a hidden talent this Summer

Posted on: April 6th, 2018

We’re ready for you at Abergavenny Bowls Club The Avenue Road club is well equipped to welcome new members for the coming season. The green has been well prepared and with the help of a grant from Community Chest we have purchased new bowls and specialist coaching equipment to assist new and older members at […]

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Upcoming Events

Apr
3
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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,[...]
Jun
23
Sat
all-day Brecon Town Open Studios
Brecon Town Open Studios
Jun 23 – Jun 24 all-day
Brecon Town Open Studios
A walking art trail around the lovely Welsh market town of Brecon, taking in the studios of several of Brecon’s resident artists. 1pm -7pm. For more information visit https://brecontownopenstudios.co.uk/    
Jun
24
Sun
all-day Open Garden @ Glanusk
Open Garden @ Glanusk
Jun 24 all-day
A two acre garden on the River Usk, featuring a steep bank with grasses & perennials. Flower & rose borders, topiary, specimen trees & rose pergola. Garden open by kind permission of Lorraine & Mike[...]
3:00 pm Summer Bands Concerts @ Bedwellty House & Park, Tredegar
Summer Bands Concerts @ Bedwellty House & Park, Tredegar
Jun 24 @ 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Summer Bands Concerts @ Bedwellty House & Park, Tredegar
Free concerts in the Bandstand at Bedwellty House. Refreshments available at the café, or bring along a picnic.  
Jun
27
Wed
11:00 am Caban Crefft – creative sessions... @ Abergavenny Community Centre
Caban Crefft – creative sessions... @ Abergavenny Community Centre
Jun 27 @ 11:00 am – Jul 25 @ 1:00 pm
Caban Crefft - creative sessions for young people in Abergavenny aged 16 – 25 @ Abergavenny Community Centre
Caban Crefft is an Arts and Well Being initiative funded by the Health Lottery and run by Peak, offering weekly creative sessions for groups of young people in Abergavenny aged 16 – 25. We are[...]
Jun
28
Thu
9:30 am ABERGAVENNY FARMERS’ MARKET @ Abergavenny Market Hall
ABERGAVENNY FARMERS’ MARKET @ Abergavenny Market Hall
Jun 28 @ 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
Jun 28 @ 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
7:45 pm A Midsummer Night’s Dream @ Llanthony Priory
A Midsummer Night’s Dream @ Llanthony Priory
Jun 28 @ 7:45 pm – Jul 1 @ 7:45 pm
A Midsummer Night's Dream @ Llanthony Priory
Abergavenny’s Suitcase Theatre Company presents Shakespeare’s best-loved comedy in the spectacular ruins of Llanthony Priory. No seating provided, bring picnic chairs or blankets. If wet, in Court Farm Barn, Llanthony Priory. Tickets £10 (u18 £5)[...]
7:45 pm A Midsummer Night’s Dream @ Llanthony Priory
A Midsummer Night’s Dream @ Llanthony Priory
Jun 28 @ 7:45 pm – Jul 1 @ 12:00 am
Suitcase Theatre Company presents an open-air production of William Shakespeare’s best-loved comedy performed in the spectacular setting of the ruins of Llanthony Priory. Seating not provided – bring camping chairs/blankets. If wet, performance in Court[...]

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