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Abergavenny Focus November 2019

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Monmouthshire Remembers

Posted on: November 11th, 2019

Last year for the Armistice centenary, school children across Monmouthshire who are part of the world’s largest youth organisation, embarked on events to commemorate the centenary of the end of WW1. Across the county, 811 youth members of the Scouting association from 6 year old beavers to 18 year old explorers and 206 uniformed adult […]

Win a Christmas Tree worth £70!

Posted on: November 1st, 2019

  Focus Magazines in partnership with Abergavenny Garden Centre is delighted to announce our Christmas Colouring Competition! This year, we’re running a fabulous seasonal colouring-in competition for all children under 12 to enter. The prize for one lucky winner will be a premium Nordman non-drop Christmas Tree, worth £70, donated by our friends at Abergavenny […]

Next Month’s Focus is Christmas!

Posted on: November 1st, 2019

As is traditional in our December issue, we’ll be featuring all things Christmassy, from gifts and recipes to keeping calm under the seasonal pressure! If you’d like to place an advert in December’s magazine, the deadline is November 20th Call us on 01873 856614 or email: hello@thefocus.wales to make a booking or for more info

Crossword Solution November 2019

Posted on: November 1st, 2019

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 […]

Upcoming Events

Oct
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10:00 am Charity Christmas Cards Brecon @ St Marys Church
Charity Christmas Cards Brecon @ St Marys Church
Oct 18 @ 10:00 am – Dec 17 @ 4:00 pm
Charity Christmas Cards Brecon @ St Marys Church
Staffed by a team of local volunteers, the Brecon charity pop-up shop is part of a network of more than 300 temporary shops run by Cards for Good Causes, the UK’s largest charity Christmas card[...]
Nov
14
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3:00 pm Like-Minded Group The Hours Cafe... @ The Hours Cafe Bookshop
Like-Minded Group The Hours Cafe... @ The Hours Cafe Bookshop
Nov 14 @ 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Like-Minded Group The Hours Cafe Bookshop Brecon @ The Hours Cafe Bookshop
Opportunities for conversations, support and influence about how we live with dementia. Run by and for people living with dementia.
7:30 pm Book-ish Event: An Evening with ... @ Clarence Hall
Book-ish Event: An Evening with ... @ Clarence Hall
Nov 14 @ 7:30 pm
Book-ish Event: An Evening with Carol Ann Duffy @ Clarence Hall
Carol Ann Duffy will be coming to Crickhowell this November to celebrate the launch of the tenth and final Christmas book, Frost Fair, and the paperback publication of Sincerity, her last full collection as Poet Laureate.[...]
8:00 pm Open Mic @ The Hen & Chickens @ Hen & Chickens
Open Mic @ The Hen & Chickens @ Hen & Chickens
Nov 14 @ 8:00 pm
Open Mic @ The Hen & Chickens @ Hen & Chickens
Every Thursday at the Hen and Chickens from 8pm
Nov
15
Fri
all-day The Play Group presents “A Bunch... @ The Melville Theatre
The Play Group presents “A Bunch... @ The Melville Theatre
Nov 15 – Nov 16 all-day
The Play Group presents "A Bunch of Amateurs" by Ian Hislop and Nick Newman @ The Melville Theatre
Following our sell out success earlier this year with “Table Manners” The Play Group are back! We are delighted to bring you this hysterical comedy by Ian Hislop and Nick Newman. Keen to boost his[...]
6:30 pm Fairtrade Forum Evening @ Abergavenny Community Centre
Fairtrade Forum Evening @ Abergavenny Community Centre
Nov 15 @ 6:30 pm
An informal meeting to meet the team and plan for Fairtrade Fortnight in Feb 2020. We’ll briefly tell you about the work we’ve done so far and why we think our Fairtrade Town status is[...]
7:00 pm Crickhowell Cosy Cinema: Yesterday @ Clarence Hall
Crickhowell Cosy Cinema: Yesterday @ Clarence Hall
Nov 15 @ 7:00 pm
Crickhowell Cosy Cinema: Yesterday @ Clarence Hall
Jack Malik is a struggling singer-songwriter from Lowestoft. His manager and childhood friend Ellie Appleton encourages him not to give up on his dreams. After Jack is hit by a bus during a global blackout,[...]
Nov
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all-day Brecon With Bells On
Brecon With Bells On
Nov 16 all-day
Join Brecon Town Council for a Christmas Extravaganza with Free Entertainment, Festive Stalls, Santa’s Grotto and Children’s Activities. Christmas Lights switched on at 6pm
11:00 am The Repair Cafe Abergavenny @ Abergavenny Community Centre
The Repair Cafe Abergavenny @ Abergavenny Community Centre
Nov 16 @ 11:00 am – 2:00 pm
The Repair Cafe Abergavenny @ Abergavenny Community Centre
Repair Cafes are monthly pop-up events where you can get your household items fixed for FREE in a friendly environment. Typically there are volunteers who can help repair clothing, household general and electrical items, wooden[...]
1:00 pm Our Lady and St Michaels Autumn ... @ Our Lady and St Michaels RC Church
Our Lady and St Michaels Autumn ... @ Our Lady and St Michaels RC Church
Nov 16 @ 1:00 pm
Our Lady and St Michaels Autumn Fayre @ Our Lady and St Michaels RC Church
Saturday, November 16th at 1pm Grand Draw, Stalls to include: Cake, Craft, Toys, Toiletries, Gifts and well worth visit to the bottle stall! Refreshments: Bacon and sausage butties, tea & coffee

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