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Abergavenny Focus November 2019

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
18
Fri
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
17
Sun
2:30 pm Abergavenny Symphony Orchestra @ Our Lady and St Michael's RC Church
Abergavenny Symphony Orchestra @ Our Lady and St Michael's RC Church
Nov 17 @ 2:30 pm
Abergavenny Symphony Orchestra @ Our Lady and St Michael's RC Church
Suk – Scherzo Fantastique Sibelius – Symphony No 7 Berlioz – Harold in Italy (Philip Heyman, Viola)
5:30 pm Hereford Christmas Light Switch-On
Hereford Christmas Light Switch-On
Nov 17 @ 5:30 pm
Hereford Christmas Light Switch-On
The lights will be switched on at 5.30pm with plenty of entertainment lined up before and after.
Nov
19
Tue
10:30 am Crafting 4 Cancer Support Group
Crafting 4 Cancer Support Group
Nov 19 @ 10:30 am – 1:00 pm
Crafting 4 Cancer Support Group
  Tithe Barn, Monk St, Abergavenny For more information, contact Karen Smith: 07796 333737
1:30 pm Caffi Croeso – Dementia Friendly... @ Crickhowell Parish Hall
Caffi Croeso – Dementia Friendly... @ Crickhowell Parish Hall
Nov 19 @ 1:30 pm – 4:00 pm
Caffi Croeso - Dementia Friendly Cafe @ Crickhowell Parish Hall
The café is a monthly event, every third Tuesday of the month and welcomes everyone. The cafe offers a fun, welcoming and relaxing environment for people to take part in social activities. The cafe is[...]
Nov
20
Wed
10:30 am The Lonely Parents Club @ Abergavenny Community Centre
The Lonely Parents Club @ Abergavenny Community Centre
Nov 20 @ 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[...]
1:00 pm Book-ish Event: Book Signing wit...
Book-ish Event: Book Signing wit...
Nov 20 @ 1:00 pm
Book-ish Event: Book Signing with Warren Gatland
Pre-order your copy of Warren Gatland’s My Autobiography with us and gain entry to our signing with Warren on Wednesday 20th November. 1pm, Book-ish, Crickhowell. Further info www.book-ish.co.uk
7:30 pm Crickhowell & District History S...
Crickhowell & District History S...
Nov 20 @ 7:30 pm
Crickhowell & District History Society Talk: Lady Llanover and her Circle
Talk given by Dr Celyn Gurden-Williams 7.30pm, Crickhowell Parish Hall. All Welcome  
7:30 pm Tour du Mont Blanc @ Henderson Hall
Tour du Mont Blanc @ Henderson Hall
Nov 20 @ 7:30 pm
Tour du Mont Blanc @ Henderson Hall
Allan Gibbs, international Mountain Leader, has taken scores of clients along this popular classic in snow and shine.  Join the Tour with the Brecon Beacons Park Society from the comfort of Henderson Hall as Allan’s[...]
Nov
21
Thu
5:30 pm Abergavenny Christmas Lantern Pa... @ Brewery Yard, Abergavenny
Abergavenny Christmas Lantern Pa... @ Brewery Yard, Abergavenny
Nov 21 @ 5:30 pm
Abergavenny Christmas Lantern Parade @ Brewery Yard, Abergavenny
Christmas Light Switch On Thursday 21st November 6.00pm Lantern Parade starts at Brewery Yard at 5.30pm  

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