Focus Magazines The local magazines for Abergavenny, Crickhowell, Brecon & Talgarth – Events, News and Advertising

Focus Editions: June 2019

When I decided that a good feature for this month’s magazine would be ‘Colour’, I didn’t really consider the number of ways the theme could be interpreted, and I’m excited by the spectrum of articles we’ve been able to put together for you. I do hope you enjoy them.

This month is a busy one. Now that the warmer days are upon us, more and more events are happening from open gardens, arts and music festivals, to the Carnival, Abergavenny Pride and loads more. Keep up to date with what’s coming up this month on our events pages and, of course, online here at our website.

As a London girl born and bred, I’m continuously surprised that we seem to have more events going on locally than ever took place where I lived in London. There are few places where the traders of an entire town will come together to think up offers for their customers in order to encourage them to spend their money locally, but that’s exactly what’s happening this month in Crickhowell (see pages 6-8 Crickhowell & Brecon edition, for details about the Fiver Fest). And few places will set up a trail of studios and galleries where visitors can browse work, meet the artist and make a purchase. Brecon Town Open Studios makes that possible this month. See pages 16-17 Crickhowell & Brecon edition.

It shows just how vibrant and active our community is, and how willing people are to organise events and reach out to other members of the community in doing so. I say it often, but we really are very lucky. I’m thrilled to be including an article this month in the Abergavenny edition about the Abergavenny Market – it’s long been my intention to do so, but time has often run away with me. This month I managed it, thanks to the help of Liz Cantelo who owns Fizzyville in the Market, (a wonderful shop. Go.) and helped rally traders and gather information. Big thanks to her. I don’t like to preach, but I’m making an exception to urge you all to support the Market in any way you can – it should be celebrated and frequented regularly so we don’t lose it! Aside from that, it’s just a great place to be!

Next month we’ll be celebrating Summer…let’s hope the sun shines…

Enjoy the Read,



Abergavenny Focus JUNE 2019 b
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Where can I get my copy?

Abergavenny Focus Pick Up Points

  • Abergavenny Library
  • Abergavenny Tourist Information (Tithe Barn)
  • The One Stop Shop
  • Abergavenny Community Centre

The Focus: Crickhowell, Brecon & The Usk Valley pick up points

: Crickhowell

  • CRiC
  • Bookish
  • The Bear Hotel


  • The Bell Inn


  • The Red Lion
  • Walnut Tree Stores


  • Coop
  • Tourist Information
  • The Tower Hotel
  • Old Railway Line Garden Centre (Three Cocks)


  • The Red Lion
  • Castle Inn
  • The Lake Cafe (Summer only)
  • Llangorse Trekking Centre

Talybont on Usk

  • The White Hart
  • The Star Inn
  • Talybont Stores


  • The Gate


  • Morrisons

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