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Abergavenny Focus October 2019

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Learn Massage at Abergavenny Community Centre

Posted on: October 8th, 2019

The idea that if we feel good in ourselves we also bring good to the world around us, is at the heart of a community massage project that’s held at the community centre each month. The sessions are led by MTI Holistic Massage therapists Alice Sidwell and Fran Higginson, who are creating a safe, relaxed […]

Christmas Card Shop, Brecon

Posted on: October 7th, 2019

The festive season is under way in Brecon and the Cards for Good Causes charity Christmas card shop is open in St Mary’s Church, Steeple Lane (off High Street), Brecon until Tuesday 17th December. Buying Christmas cards through Cards for Good Causes is the best way to get access to the widest selection of Christmas […]

Next Month’s Focus is all about Happiness!

Posted on: September 18th, 2019

We could all use a little bit more happiness in our lives, so next month we’re dedicating our magazine to the subject of happiness and wellbeing. This feature will appeal to life coaches, practitioners in mindfulness and wellbeing as well as those who offer classes in subjects such as art, pottery, music, yoga etc which […]

Home Education

Posted on: September 18th, 2019

Some call it home educating or homeschooling, others call it unschooling, freeschooling and flexischooling. Whatever term you prefer, it’s the process of providing an education to your child predominantly in the home environment, rather than sending them to a school. We invited home educator, Emily, to tell us in her own words about why and […]

Miscarriage: A Silent Grief

Posted on: September 16th, 2019

Deciding to have children and build a family is an exciting time in anyone’s life. However, miscarriage is the most common kind of pregnancy loss, affecting around one in every four pregnancies. And yet it is rarely openly discussed, leaving many women blaming themselves for their loss. Here Hannah Mlatem shares with us her own […]

Crickhowell Literary Festival: 28th September – 6th October

Posted on: September 11th, 2019

In this triumphant year for Crickhowell, voted not only the best High Street In Wales but also in the UK, the Crickhowell Literary Festival makes its own idiosyncratic contribution to the Town’s successes. Supported by local businesses and Friends, the Festival brings a bustle of energy to the High Street as personalities, authors, poets, historians, politicians, and experts in many fields wander through […]

Focus Editions: AUGUST 2019

Posted on: August 2nd, 2019

Dear Readers, I sincerely hope you’re all enjoying your Summer. As I write this editorial, we have just experienced a week of incredibly warm weather and an amazing thunderstorm, the likes of which I’ve never seen in this country before. Some of the photos that were captured are amazing. It’s lovely to experience warm weather […]

Crossword Solution: August 2019 issue

Posted on: August 2nd, 2019

Next Month’s Focus: Children & Families

Posted on: July 31st, 2019

September’s Feature will be Children & Families We want to include advertising and editorial about education, tuition, babies, family days out, daycare, healthcare, holidays and travel, and more. If you have a business service or product to shout about, let the Focus do it for you! Deadline: 21st August Magazines are distributed from 30th August […]

Notre Dame de Paris comes to Tintern Abbey

Posted on: July 15th, 2019

Screaming gargoyles, twisted priests, handsome cavaliers and the ‘Bitches of Paris.’ Paul Liengaard and Company’s ‘Notre Dame de Paris’ recreates the fantastic Gothic world of Victor Hugo’s 1831 novel, Notre Dame de Paris. From the mayhem of the court of miracles to the tragedy of Esmeralda’s passionate niavity, the diverse and multi-talented international cast deliver […]

Upcoming Events

Oct
13
Sun
10:00 am South Wales Potters Selling Exhi... @ CRiC Studio
South Wales Potters Selling Exhi... @ CRiC Studio
Oct 13 @ 10:00 am – Oct 31 @ 5:00 pm
South Wales Potters Selling Exhibition @ CRiC Studio
South Wales Potters are exhibiting their work at CRiC Studio. Each day one of the exhibitors will be present talking about or demonstrating their techniques. Mon – Sat 10am-5pm, Sun 10am-2pm
Oct
16
Wed
all-day Charity Christmas Card Shop @ St Mary's Church
Charity Christmas Card Shop @ St Mary's Church
Oct 16 all-day
Charity Christmas Card Shop @ St Mary's Church
The festive season is under way in Brecon and the Cards for Good Causes charity Christmas card shop is open in St Mary’s Church, Steeple Lane (off High Street), Brecon until Tuesday 17th December. Buying[...]
Oct
17
Thu
5:00 pm Like-Minded Group at The Hours C... @ The Hours Cafe Bookshop
Like-Minded Group at The Hours C... @ The Hours Cafe Bookshop
Oct 17 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Like-Minded Group at The Hours Cafe Bookshop Brecon @ The Hours Cafe Bookshop
Like-Minded Group – Conversations, support and influence about how we live with dementia. Run by and for people living with dementia. 5.00pm to 7.00pm The Hours Cafe Bookshop, 15/16 Ship Street, Brecon, Powys LD3 9AD[...]
7:30 pm Suitcase Theatre Company Present... @ Melville Theatre
Suitcase Theatre Company Present... @ Melville Theatre
Oct 17 @ 7:30 pm – Oct 19 @ 9:30 pm
Suitcase Theatre Company Presents: Our Man in Havana @ Melville Theatre
Graham Greene’s black comedy follows the hapless vacuum-cleaner salesman, Jim Wormold, as he tries desperately to make ends meet as an agent for MI6 during the Cold War era. Tickets www.suitcasetheatrecompany.com
8:00 pm Open Mic @ The Hen & Chickens @ Hen & Chickens
Open Mic @ The Hen & Chickens @ Hen & Chickens
Oct 17 @ 8:00 pm
Open Mic @ The Hen & Chickens @ Hen & Chickens
Every Thursday at the Hen and Chickens from 8pm
Oct
22
Tue
10:30 am Crafting 4 Cancer Support Group
Crafting 4 Cancer Support Group
Oct 22 @ 10:30 am – 1:00 pm
Crafting 4 Cancer Support Group
  Tithe Barn, Monk St, Abergavenny For more information, contact Karen Smith: 07796 333737
7:00 pm Crickhowell High Street Across t... @ Clarence Hall
Crickhowell High Street Across t... @ Clarence Hall
Oct 22 @ 7:00 pm
With Crickhowell and District Archive Centre. Come and revel in an evening of nostalgia. Tickets £10 to include a glass of wine.
Oct
23
Wed
10:30 am The Lonely Parents Club @ Abergavenny Community Centre
The Lonely Parents Club @ Abergavenny Community Centre
Oct 23 @ 10:30 am
The Lonely Parents Club @ Abergavenny Community Centre
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[...]
7:30 pm Crickhowell & District History S... @ Parish Hall, Crickhowell
Crickhowell & District History S... @ Parish Hall, Crickhowell
Oct 23 @ 7:30 pm
Film Showing of Crickhowell during World War I All Welcome  
7:30 pm Exploring Hill’s Tramroad @ The Bear Hotel
Exploring Hill’s Tramroad @ The Bear Hotel
Oct 23 @ 7:30 pm
Exploring Hill's Tramroad @ The Bear Hotel
Chris Barber MBE FRGS, will tell the Brecon Beacons Park Society the remarkable story of Hill’s Tramroad. Lying on the slopes of the Blorenge Mountain and built in 1819, the tramroad connected Hill’s ironworks with[...]

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