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Crossword Solution : December 2017

Posted on: December 1st, 2017

Book-ish Partners with Llamau

Posted on: November 29th, 2017

Book-ish (18, High St, Crickhowell) will be partnerting with Llamau and launching their first fundraising initiative and awareness campaign on ‘Sanctuary Saturday’ (November 25th). For thousands of people in Wales, homelessness is a frightening reality. Fortunately, Llamau (pronounced Lamb – eye) can provide the accommodation, support and advice that is so crucial in times of […]

Street Life Sarnies

Posted on: November 29th, 2017

Street Life Sarnies is a charitable community group that was set up by Claire and Bart Day with the aim of providing and distributing sandwich packs to the homeless. The group supports hostels, refuges, walkabout teams and soup kitchens by acquiring resources and distributing them. As well as serving South Wales, Street Life Sarnies (SLS) […]

Miles Morgan Travel Raise £1,282 for Macmillan

Posted on: November 13th, 2017

Miles Morgan Travel cooked up its first collective coffee morning for national cancer charity, Macmillan Cancer Support. The award-winning travel agent hosted events across all 15 of their South Wales and South West branches including Abergavenny, as part of Macmillan’s annual ‘World’s Biggest Coffee Morning’. Miles Morgan Travel raised £1,282 for the charity, thanks to […]

GRANT FOR WIFI AT ABERGAVENNY COMMUNITY CENTRE

Posted on: November 12th, 2017

This month we would like to convey our thanks to the Lottery players of Abergavenny! We are delighted to announce that Abergavenny Community Centre has received a grant of £5000 from the Big Lottery’s Awards for All to install professionally managed, secure WiFi throughout the Centre’s premises at the former Park Street Infants School. This […]

The Golden Pathway Annual

Posted on: November 11th, 2017

Abergavenny’s Suitcase Theatre Company is following up its successful production of Dickens’s Hard Times with an out-and-out comedy which will keep audiences amused from start to finish. Their next show is The Golden Pathway Annual by John Harding and John Burrows, which takes you on a comic journey through time, with George and Enid Peters […]

Delivery Girls Christmas Cards

Posted on: November 11th, 2017

A few months ago we told you about a group of midwives from Nevill Hall who will be cycling from London to Paris in 2018 to raise funds for Women V Cancer. The Delivery Girls, as they are known, are now not far off their target of raising £14,000 and as a final push to […]

Celebrating Christmas in Crickhowell

Posted on: November 11th, 2017

As the nights draw in, Crickhowell becomes even more picturesque. Once twinkling Christmas lights appear in November there is no denying the festive atmosphere. The town epitomises the magic of Christmas as the local independent retailers dress their windows to celebrate the season and welcome visitors warmly. With everything from homeware, furniture, flowers and gifts […]

Friends Of Abergavenny Library Services

Posted on: November 10th, 2017

Friends Of Abergavenny Library Services (FOALS), is a group of like-minded people who got together three years ago to help promote library services and usage. Whilst we recognise that all aspects of modern life are being changed with the internet, we feel it is important to have facilities that embrace the traditional features in addition […]

‘Brecon with Bells On’ Joanna Lumley to switch on Christmas Lights

Posted on: November 10th, 2017

Joanna Lumley, the Absolutely Fabulous star and advocate for the Gurkha Justice Campaign is to switch on the Christmas lights in Brecon this year. This will be the highlight of the town’s “Brecon with Bells On” Christmas Market on Saturday November 18th organised by Brecon Town Council. It is the second year the event has […]

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Upcoming Events

Jan
25
Thu
9:30 am ABERGAVENNY FARMERS’ MARKET @ Abergavenny Market Hall
ABERGAVENNY FARMERS’ MARKET @ Abergavenny Market Hall
Jan 25 @ 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
8:00 pm Open Mic @ The Hen & Chickens @ Hen & Chickens
Open Mic @ The Hen & Chickens @ Hen & Chickens
Jan 25 @ 8:00 pm
Open Mic @ The Hen & Chickens @ Hen & Chickens
Every Thursday at the Hen and Chickens from 8pm
Jan
27
Sat
all-day Sewing for All Workshop @ Abergavenny Youth & Community Education Centre,
Sewing for All Workshop @ Abergavenny Youth & Community Education Centre,
Jan 27 all-day
Come and join us and have fun learning how to make items for the home or clothing. Bring along your own projects to complete. Suitable for Beginners or Improves. Saturday 27th January, 10am-3pm One Day[...]
Feb
1
Thu
7:00 pm Abergavenny Writers’ Drop-in @ King's Head
Abergavenny Writers’ Drop-in @ King's Head
Feb 1 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
We meet on the first Thursday of every month at 7pm at the King’s Head – so 7th April, 5th May etc FFI Contact Cath Barton on 01873 737671 or cath.barton@talktalk.net Venue: King’s Head, Abergavenny[...]
8:00 pm Open Mic @ The Hen & Chickens @ Hen & Chickens
Open Mic @ The Hen & Chickens @ Hen & Chickens
Feb 1 @ 8:00 pm
Open Mic @ The Hen & Chickens @ Hen & Chickens
Every Thursday at the Hen and Chickens from 8pm
Feb
3
Sat
2:30 pm HPS Talk: Daisy Days – the rise,... @ Centenary Hall
HPS Talk: Daisy Days – the rise,... @ Centenary Hall
Feb 3 @ 2:30 pm – 4:15 pm
HPS Talk: Daisy Days – the rise, fall and renaissance of Michaelmas daisies @ Centenary Hall
During cold winter days but with spring just around the corner, there’s time to look ahead to planting in the coming months for colour later in the year. Our next talk is on Saturday 3rd[...]
7:00 pm Cannonballista @ Peak Cymru
Cannonballista @ Peak Cymru
Feb 3 @ 7:00 pm
Cannonballista @ Peak Cymru
Cannonballista With Liz Clarke Saturday 3rd February, 7pm £8 / £6 concessions Places are limited. e: info@peak.cymru t: 01873 811579 Cannonballista is the explosive new solo show by Liz Clarke exploring grief, coping mechanisms and[...]
Feb
6
Tue
7:30 pm Geology of the Abergavenny area @ St Michael centre
Geology of the Abergavenny area @ St Michael centre
Feb 6 @ 7:30 pm
Geology of the Abergavenny area.  A talk by Alan Bowring- Fforest Fawr geo parc 7.30pm St Michael centre.
Feb
8
Thu
8:00 pm Open Mic @ The Hen & Chickens @ Hen & Chickens
Open Mic @ The Hen & Chickens @ Hen & Chickens
Feb 8 @ 8:00 pm
Open Mic @ The Hen & Chickens @ Hen & Chickens
Every Thursday at the Hen and Chickens from 8pm
Feb
12
Mon
8:00 pm Llanthony Valley and District Ga... @ Cwmyoy Memorial Hall
Llanthony Valley and District Ga... @ Cwmyoy Memorial Hall
Feb 12 @ 8:00 pm
“My Devon Garden”. Talk by Anne Swithinbank (of Radio 4’s Gardeners Question Time) on her garden in Devon. All welcome. Members free. Non-members £5. Talk followed by a cup of tea, and a raffle.

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