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Improving Broadband during Lockdown

Posted on: April 8th, 2020

The Welsh Government has issued advice on how people can improve their digital connectivity during this difficult time. Many people may have been asked to work from home or will be relying on digital connectivity while they self-isolate. Below are some practical steps that can be taken at a property to help boost speeds. Quick […]

Enrichment ideas for your dog while in lockdown!

Posted on: April 8th, 2020

From Tracey Prall at Canine Connections Dog Training. So we are all adjusting to a new routine now we are in lockdown and our dogs are having to adjust too…..limited exercise for our beloved canines means that they might be going just a little bit stir crazy (like us!) so I have put together some […]

Stop & Sketch 2020

Posted on: April 7th, 2020

Following an amazing response and stunning exhibition last year, we were hoping to launch Stop & Sketch 2020 at the Abergavenny Wrting Festival. Sadly, due to CV19 we were not able to do this.We would still like to go ahead with the project as we intend to continue to build up the sketchbook library. It […]

Managing Coronavirus Anxiety

Posted on: April 6th, 2020

It’s easy to feel overwhelmed and worried about coronavirus as developments are continually being reported in the global media. Abergavenny-based Clinical Psychologist, Dr Chris James, shares his list of seven things you can do right now to get on top of your worries: 1.Limit excessive media exposure. Are you suffering from information overload? While it’s […]

Our Next Focus Feature: Gardens & Interiors

Posted on: March 11th, 2020

Gardens are an extension of our home and whether they take the form of a modest balcony or expansive meadows and fields, they offer a sanctuary and a chance for us to connect to nature. For many of us, they are the pride and joy of our homes and, as we move into the warmer […]

The Focus: March and Easter 2020 editions

Posted on: February 28th, 2020

Dear Readers, We’re really excited that, for some of you, this is the first issue of the Focus that you will have seen! The South Powys Focus has been established since 2014 and up until now has reached 6,000 homes in the area. From this issue onwards, the magazine will be coming out every other […]

Crossword Solution: March 2020 issue

Posted on: February 28th, 2020

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 […]

Upcoming Events

Mar
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all-day Spring Exhibition with Borth Arts @ Oriel Cric Gallery
Spring Exhibition with Borth Arts @ Oriel Cric Gallery
Mar 10 – May 18 all-day
Spring Exhibition with Borth Arts @ Oriel Cric Gallery
  Spring Exhibition with Borth Arts Oriel CRiC Gallery, Beaufort St, Crickhowell Visitcrickhowell.co.uk
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all-day Found in the Town and the Hills @ Found Gallery
Found in the Town and the Hills @ Found Gallery
Mar 25 – Apr 19 all-day
Found in the Town and the Hills @ Found Gallery
Trallong based artist Michael Howard will be exhibiting his rural scenes painted in oils with Roger Reese who captured Brecknock Museum before its recent re-incarnation. This exhibition will also feature a collaboration between bronze sculptor[...]
Apr
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all-day Art Exhibition. Veronica Gibson ... @ Tower Gallery Crickhowell
Art Exhibition. Veronica Gibson ... @ Tower Gallery Crickhowell
Apr 1 – May 30 all-day
Art Exhibition. Veronica Gibson - painter and print maker and Hand to Bowl Potters - Ceramics. @ Tower Gallery Crickhowell
Tower Gallery 49 High Street Crickhowell. Weds – Sat 10am-5pm. Free. 01873 812 495/www.towergallery.co.uk Veronica Gibson- painter and print maker and Hand to Bowl Potters- Ceramics. Also showing work by all members of the Usk[...]
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6:30 pm Alchemy & Algorithm – talk by br... @ Found Gallery
Alchemy & Algorithm – talk by br... @ Found Gallery
Apr 8 @ 6:30 pm
Alchemy & Algorithm - talk by bronze sculptor Tim Rawlins @ Found Gallery
Talk by bronze sculptor Tim Rawlins on his collaboration with photographer Matt Day. ‘Alchemy & Algorithm,’ Craft and the creative process: an opportunity to consider what roles skill, constraints, serendipity, accidents and magic play in[...]
7:30 pm Book-ish Event: Matthew Hall – T... @ Kings Arms
Book-ish Event: Matthew Hall – T... @ Kings Arms
Apr 8 @ 7:30 pm
Book-ish Event: Matthew Hall - The Black Art of Killing @ Kings Arms
Join us for an evening with Keeping Faith screenwriter, Matthew Hall, as he discusses his latest action-packed thriller, The Black Art of Killing. Dr Leo Black is one of Oxford University’s rising stars. His lectures[...]
Apr
9
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5:30 pm Love & Loss – Bereavement Group @ The Portico Lounge
Love & Loss – Bereavement Group @ The Portico Lounge
Apr 9 @ 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm
Love & Loss - Bereavement Group @ The Portico Lounge
Upstairs at The Portico Lounge, 5 Frogmore Street, Abergavenny, NP7 5AE This is a safe place to talk with others who have experienced the death of a loved one. There’s no agenda, no enforced sharing,[...]
8:00 pm Open Mic @ The Hen & Chickens: C... @ Hen & Chickens
Open Mic @ The Hen & Chickens: C... @ Hen & Chickens
Apr 9 @ 8:00 pm
Open Mic @ The Hen & Chickens: CANCELLED @ Hen & Chickens
Every Thursday at the Hen and Chickens from 8pm
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14
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10:30 am Crafting 4 Cancer Support Group
Crafting 4 Cancer Support Group
Apr 14 @ 10:30 am – 1:00 pm
Crafting 4 Cancer Support Group
  Tithe Barn, Monk St, Abergavenny For more information, contact Karen Smith: 07796 333737
7:30 pm Book-ish Event: The Strawberry T... @ Manor Hotel, Crickhowell
Book-ish Event: The Strawberry T... @ Manor Hotel, Crickhowell
Apr 14 @ 7:30 pm
Book-ish Event: The Strawberry Thief @ Manor Hotel, Crickhowell
Join us for an Evening with Joanne Harris as we celebrate her paperback release of The Strawberry Thief Return to the world of the multi-million-copy bestselling Chocolat…. Vianne Rocher has settled down. Lansquenet-sous-Tannes, the place that[...]

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