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Abergavenny Focus August 2020

Abergavenny Focus August 2020

South Powys Focus August 2020

South Powys Focus August 2020

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Competition Time! Win sets of Konnie Huq’s ‘Cookie’ books, and a Wildthings T-Shirt of your choice

Posted on: August 6th, 2020

Local Company, Wild Things, Teams Up with Children’s Author Konnie Huq Konnie Huq is Blue Peter’s longest serving female presenter (1997-2008) and the author of the Cookie series of books which were inspired by her own London Bangladeshi upbringing, her love of science and her unashamed nerdiness. Recently, newly established and locally based organic clothing […]

3 Ways to Prepare for Investments

Posted on: August 5th, 2020

We’ve discussed the importance of financial planning, specifically in the uncertain climate of 2020. Our article ‘Patience and Planning Are Key in Uncertain Markets’ asserted that there are a few specific strategies it’s important to stick to during volatile times, and in the midst of uncertain global events. And among these strategies are sticking to your plan […]

South Powys Focus August 2020 issue

Posted on: July 31st, 2020

Well! Welcome back! We really hope that you and your families are safe and well. As many of you know, in light of the recent Coronavirus situation, we haven’t produced a printed copy of the South Powys Focus since April. That’s not to say we’ve had time off – we haven’t. Instead we took our […]

Abergavenny Focus August 2020 issue

Posted on: July 31st, 2020

It’s all too easy to get down in the dumps these days, don’t you find? Every which way we turn, there seems to be a new challenge, a new pressure or a new problem to navigate. It’s really easy to become overwhelmed. The easing of lockdown has meant many different things to me. I love […]

Abergavenny Nature Project to Help Rediscover Our ‘Wild Lives’

Posted on: July 14th, 2020

The founders of local outdoor playgroup Wild Tots are calling on adults and children of all ages to join them in a journey of discovery this summer. Our Wild Lives is an online adventure designed to encourage people to rediscover and reconnect with the natural world as lockdown restrictions start to ease. Each week on […]

Crossword Solution: July 2020 issue

Posted on: July 14th, 2020

Dining In is the New Dining Out

Posted on: July 8th, 2020

As months of lockdown gradually begin to ease, there are still lots of restrictions in place, especially for the hospitality and restaurant industry. Luckily, here in Abergavenny, we’re blessed with lots of independent businesses with quirky out-of-the-box thinking, who have come up with cool ideas to make dining in much more than just a pizza, […]

Where Did 13 Weeks Go?

Posted on: July 7th, 2020

The Parrys Fine & Country Team closed their doors on 23rd March. That morning Partner, Heather Cook, ventured into the office in the early hours, one last time, to collect what she could in order to work remotely, not knowing when or if the time would come that the doors would be open again. After […]

Love is What We Have in Common

Posted on: July 7th, 2020

I watched an eight minute video of a man being crushed to death and I realised I know nothing. The content of my little world—white, middle class, male—was placed in sudden stark relief against the backdrop of all human experience and I felt small and useless. Coming up short for pragmatic solutions, I fell back […]

Crickhowell’s Battle to Protect Award-Winning High Street

Posted on: July 7th, 2020

Five years ago, residents of Crickhowell packed their town centre, waved placards, chanted slogans and stopped a national supermarket chain moving into their town. Their efforts helped Crickhowell win the title of ‘Best High Street in the UK’. But now they are fighting again. At the centre of the battle is a former social club […]

COVID19 Cancellations

As a result of the COVID19 crisis, many events have been cancelled. Event owners may not have updated their listing in our calendar to reflect this, so please do check with the organiser to confirm

Upcoming Events

Aug
11
Tue
10:30 am Crafting 4 Cancer Support Group
Crafting 4 Cancer Support Group
Aug 11 @ 10:30 am – 1:00 pm
Crafting 4 Cancer Support Group
  Tithe Barn, Monk St, Abergavenny For more information, contact Karen Smith: 07796 333737
Aug
12
Wed
10:30 am The Lonely Parents Club @ Abergavenny Community Centre
The Lonely Parents Club @ Abergavenny Community Centre
Aug 12 @ 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[...]
Aug
13
Thu
8:00 pm Open Mic @ The Hen & Chickens: C... @ Hen & Chickens
Open Mic @ The Hen & Chickens: C... @ Hen & Chickens
Aug 13 @ 8:00 pm
Open Mic @ The Hen & Chickens: CANCELLED @ Hen & Chickens
Every Thursday at the Hen and Chickens from 8pm
Aug
18
Tue
10:30 am Crafting 4 Cancer Support Group
Crafting 4 Cancer Support Group
Aug 18 @ 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... @ Maes-y-Ffynnon (behind the War Memorial Surgery)
Caffi Croeso – Dementia Friendly... @ Maes-y-Ffynnon (behind the War Memorial Surgery)
Aug 18 @ 1:30 pm – 4:00 pm
Caffi Croeso - Dementia Friendly Cafe @ Maes-y-Ffynnon (behind the War Memorial Surgery)
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[...]
Aug
19
Wed
10:30 am The Lonely Parents Club @ Abergavenny Community Centre
The Lonely Parents Club @ Abergavenny Community Centre
Aug 19 @ 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[...]
Aug
20
Thu
8:00 pm Open Mic @ The Hen & Chickens: C... @ Hen & Chickens
Open Mic @ The Hen & Chickens: C... @ Hen & Chickens
Aug 20 @ 8:00 pm
Open Mic @ The Hen & Chickens: CANCELLED @ Hen & Chickens
Every Thursday at the Hen and Chickens from 8pm
Aug
25
Tue
10:30 am CANCELLED : Keep Abergavenny Tid...
CANCELLED : Keep Abergavenny Tid...
Aug 25 @ 10:30 am
CANCELLED : Keep Abergavenny Tidy Litter Pick : CANCELLED
23/3 PLEASE NOTE THESE EVENTS HAVE BEEN CANCELLED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE Monthly litter picks for volunteers. To tackle rubbish hot spots and to keep Abergavenny looking its best throughout 2020 and beyond See KAT Facebook[...]
10:30 am Crafting 4 Cancer Support Group
Crafting 4 Cancer Support Group
Aug 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
Aug
26
Wed
10:30 am The Lonely Parents Club @ Abergavenny Community Centre
The Lonely Parents Club @ Abergavenny Community Centre
Aug 26 @ 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[...]

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