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Abergavenny Focus February 2020

Abergavenny Focus February 2020

South Powys Focus February 2020

South Powys Focus February 2020

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Connection Starts With You

Posted on: February 4th, 2020

This month we’re “re-connecting.” I love the idea of re-connecting because to me it implies the relationship we seek to rekindle never went away. Whatever it is we’re looking to re-connect to—another person, a sense of purpose, our self, nature, health, even another time—I’m willing to bet that what underpins it is a desire for […]

Forum Gears Up for Fairtrade Fortnight

Posted on: February 3rd, 2020

  Did you know that there are more than 1.66 million farmers and workers in Fairtrade certified producer organisations? Or that there are 1,411 Fairtrade certified producer organisations in 73 countries! Last year marked 25 years since Fairtrade certified products first became available to buy in the UK. In 2008 Wales made history and became […]

The Focus: February 2020 editions

Posted on: January 31st, 2020

Dear Readers, After the hectic rush of December followed by the dark dullness of January, it’s quite understandable that by February many of us feel a bit, well, lost. Maybe that’s why they invented Valentine’s Day and Shrove Tuesday – to pep us all up a bit. For those without a partner, they could at […]

Next Month’s Focus is Education

Posted on: January 29th, 2020

  From adults taking on new learning challenges to music tuition and exam help, we’ve got it covered in next Month’s Focus. We’ll also be looking ahead to Mother’s Day and the promise of Spring! The deadline for March’s Abergavenny Focus is 19th February. For the South Powys Focus, the copy deadline is 14th February; […]

New Year Show at Oriel CRiC Gallery

Posted on: January 10th, 2020

On Primrose Hill by Ellie Ling

Traditionally a time for resolutions, the New Year also brings with it an air of anticipation in Crickhowell. The popular Crickhowell Walking Festival (7 – 15 March) is just one of the CRiC initiatives that encourage visitors to explore the area. With a dynamic programme planned for 2020, the Centre continues to add to the […]

January at Theatr Brycheiniog

Posted on: January 10th, 2020

Do you want to make some noise this January? Come and have some fun playing Japanese Taiko drums at two taster workshop days, Taiko Tester Session are suitable for adults and children. You will feel energised and uplifted by the rhythms and body movements of Taiko. These amazing drums will give you an experience like […]

‘My Generation’ Over 50s Wellbeing Course

Posted on: January 10th, 2020

Next Course starts: Tuesday 14th January, 2 to 4pm at the Crickhowell Rescource and Information Centre. Call to book a place My Generation is a free programme to help those of us over 50 to improve our wellbeing, together. We know that life has its challenges – for example leaving work, loneliness, money worries and […]

Christmas Competition Results

Posted on: January 10th, 2020

Mathonwy with his prize tree from Abergavenny Garden Centre

Some of you may remember that back in November we ran a colouring in competition to win a Christmas Tree, courtesy of Abergavenny Garden Centre. We were so impressed with the submission by Mathonwy Urien Jones, who was our lucky winner. Mathonwy Urien’s Mum, Adele, recently got in touch with us to share photos of […]

Abergavenny Fights Back

Posted on: January 10th, 2020

On 30th November, 53 adults and 24 children, clutching their own spades, spent two hours planting an entire 100m long hedgerow, consisting of 475 trees! The gathering was organised by Karen Schneider who lives locally and is a member of the Woodland Trust whose initiative to get 1 million people to plant 1 million trees […]

Story Telling Competition at Abergavenny Library

Posted on: January 10th, 2020

The Friends Of Abergavenny Library Service, FOALS, launched a short story telling competition for youngsters with the judging taking place on14th of December. There were two age groups, 7 to 11 and 12 to 15 and the story was to be around 500 words long. A panel of three judges eventually agreed on the winners […]

Upcoming Events

Feb
20
Thu
all-day Learn to Spin with The Crickhowe... @ Peak, Crickhowell
Learn to Spin with The Crickhowe... @ Peak, Crickhowell
Feb 20 – Feb 21 all-day
Learn to Spin with The Crickhowell Guild of Spinners and Dyers @ Peak, Crickhowell
The Guild is running a 4 day spinning course for people with some knowledge of spinning as well as beginners. The course will cover the preparation of fibre, spinning on a wheel and different plying[...]
3:00 pm Like Minded Group at The Hours C... @ The Hours Cafe Bookshop
Like Minded Group at The Hours C... @ The Hours Cafe Bookshop
Feb 20 @ 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Like Minded Group at The Hours Cafe Bookshop Brecon @ The Hours Cafe Bookshop
Like-Minded offers opportunities for conversations, support and influence about how we live with dementia. Run by and for people living with dementia.
8:00 pm Open Mic @ The Hen & Chickens @ Hen & Chickens
Open Mic @ The Hen & Chickens @ Hen & Chickens
Feb 20 @ 8:00 pm
Open Mic @ The Hen & Chickens @ Hen & Chickens
Every Thursday at the Hen and Chickens from 8pm
Feb
21
Fri
10:30 am De-Stress Your Life – 6 Week Course @ Hatherleigh House, Abergavenny
De-Stress Your Life – 6 Week Course @ Hatherleigh House, Abergavenny
Feb 21 @ 10:30 am – 12:30 pm
De-Stress Your Life - 6 Week Course @ Hatherleigh House, Abergavenny
Experience the revolutionary, lifelong solution to stress, overthinking and worry. Start the decade with an entirely fresh perspective on life. 6 week course begins 24th January. Contact Dr Giles Croft: dr@gilespcroft.com de-stress-your-life.eventbrite.com
Feb
25
Tue
10:30 am Crafting 4 Cancer Support Group
Crafting 4 Cancer Support Group
Feb 25 @ 10:30 am – 1:00 pm
Crafting 4 Cancer Support Group
  Tithe Barn, Monk St, Abergavenny For more information, contact Karen Smith: 07796 333737
10:30 am Keep Abergavenny Tidy Litter Pick
Keep Abergavenny Tidy Litter Pick
Feb 25 @ 10:30 am
Keep Abergavenny Tidy Litter Pick
Monthly litter picks for volunteers. To tackle rubbish hot spots and to keep Abergavenny looking its best throughout 2020 and beyond See KAT Facebook Page for meet-ups @AberLitter https://www.facebook.com/AberLitter/
2:00 pm My Generation Programme @ CRiC Centre
My Generation Programme @ CRiC Centre
Feb 25 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
My Generation Programme @ CRiC Centre
My Generation Programme is a free programme to help those of us over 50 to improve our wellbeing, together. We all know that life has its challenges – for example leaving work, loneliness, money worries[...]

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