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Monthly Archives: January 2020

New Year Show at Oriel CRiC Gallery

On Primrose Hill by Ellie Ling

Traditionally a time for resolutions, the New Year also brings with it an air of anticipation in Crickhowell. The popular Crickhowell Walking Festival (7 – 15 March) is just one of the CRiC initiatives that encourage visitors to explore the area. With a dynamic programme planned for 2020, the Centre continues to add to the […]

January at Theatr Brycheiniog

Do you want to make some noise this January? Come and have some fun playing Japanese Taiko drums at two taster workshop days, Taiko Tester Session are suitable for adults and children. You will feel energised and uplifted by the rhythms and body movements of Taiko. These amazing drums will give you an experience like […]

‘My Generation’ Over 50s Wellbeing Course

Next Course starts: Tuesday 14th January, 2 to 4pm at the Crickhowell Rescource and Information Centre. Call to book a place My Generation is a free programme to help those of us over 50 to improve our wellbeing, together. We know that life has its challenges – for example leaving work, loneliness, money worries and […]

Christmas Competition Results

Mathonwy with his prize tree from Abergavenny Garden Centre

Some of you may remember that back in November we ran a colouring in competition to win a Christmas Tree, courtesy of Abergavenny Garden Centre. We were so impressed with the submission by Mathonwy Urien Jones, who was our lucky winner. Mathonwy Urien’s Mum, Adele, recently got in touch with us to share photos of […]

Abergavenny Fights Back

On 30th November, 53 adults and 24 children, clutching their own spades, spent two hours planting an entire 100m long hedgerow, consisting of 475 trees! The gathering was organised by Karen Schneider who lives locally and is a member of the Woodland Trust whose initiative to get 1 million people to plant 1 million trees […]

Story Telling Competition at Abergavenny Library

The Friends Of Abergavenny Library Service, FOALS, launched a short story telling competition for youngsters with the judging taking place on14th of December. There were two age groups, 7 to 11 and 12 to 15 and the story was to be around 500 words long. A panel of three judges eventually agreed on the winners […]

Keep Abergavenny Tidy

Keep Abergavenny Tidy (KAT) has introduced monthly litter picks for volunteers to tackle rubbish hot spots and help to keep the town looking its very best throughout 2020 – and beyond. Two group litter picks will be held in January: The first on Saturday, January 4th between 10.30am and 12.30pm. Meet at the Youth and […]

Abergavenny Isca Probus Club

A NEW Year! Are you NEWly retired or semi-retired? – Are you NEW to the Abergavenny area? Want to make NEW friends? A Probus Club may be just what you are looking for. Abergavenny Isca Probus Club was established in 1979, and is a locally-based association of retired or semi-retired PROfessional and BUSiness people, and […]

Learning to Spin with The Crickhowell Guild of Weavers Spinners and Dyers

NEW YEAR – NEW SKILL? The Crickhowell Guild of Weavers Spinners and Dyers is a vibrant Guild, promoting textile crafts and offering beginners spinning and weaving courses. The Guild is running a 4 day spinning course starting over the weekend of 15 and 16 February, followed by Thursdays 20 and 27 February. This course would […]

New Beginnings at Abergavenny Community Centre

We are delighted to announce the recent completion of the new Welcome Room. This warm, bright reception area, along with new toilet facilities has recently been built using a generous grant awarded by the Garfield Weston Anniversary Fund charitable trust, and the Abergavenny Town Council, whose funding has been used to create another heating zone, […]