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  • 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, […]

  • Come and Sing Messiah

    Crickhowell Choral Society will be hosting another of its hugely popular Come and Sing events on Saturday 15th February in St. Mary’s Church in Abergavenny. What better way of beating the winter blues than by joining a large choir of like-minded music lovers in singing Handel’s glorious Messiah? Even if you don’t currently sing with […]

  • ‘Twice Upon a Time’ Charity Benefit for Nevill Hall

    In May of 2015 I bit into a sandwich, heard a click inside my head and found myself in severe pain. I went straight to my dentist who sent me to hospital. So began a summer of tests and biopsies. In August of that year I was told I had a rare cancer in my […]

  • Synergy “Love to sing” Workshop

    Formed in 2006 and based in Abergavenny, Synergy are a multi-award-winning choir led by Musical Director Martin Flory. We blend the rich tones of a Male Voice Choir with the spine-tingling harmonies of 4-part a-cappella. Add a dash of that quality and fun that is uniquely Synergy and you have a recipe for fantastic singing. […]

  • Abergavenny Theatre Group Presents Trivial Pursuits

    This January sees Abergavenny Theatre Group once again take to the Borough Theatre stage with a rip-roaring Frank Vickery comedy. Set in the Rhondda Valley at an amateur dramatics company’s annual Summer barbeque, “Trivial Pursuits” follows each of the members through the evening as the alcohol flows and disagreements run rife. With a soon to […]

  • Y Fenni Triathlon

    Stretching those aching, weary limbs on 1st January can be a test for the best of us. With the lighter nights still a few months away, the motivation to pull on some lycra and embark on the New Year resolution that we’ve promised ourselves will come once the frivolities of December are over. The challenge […]

  • Don’t let a Bad Mood Derail your Day

    The secret to feeling less stressed is a lot closer than we think… if we look in the right direction. Imagine waking in a bad mood. You snap at the first person you see. Last night’s dishes still need doing. Unopened post reminds you of unpaid bills. You feel tense thinking about the commute. Not […]

  • Step Count

    The recommended daily step count for good health is 10,000, or five miles a day which sounds like a lot, but going about your daily life means you’ll naturally cover a fair few steps, meaning that in practice you won’t need to do too much more to hit the daily target. If you’re starting 2020 […]

  • Avoid Fad Diets: Be Healthy and Happy all Year!

    Are you thinking of starting a new dietary regimen for the New Year? This is a time when so many of us are inspired to make healthy changes. However, it is easy to be tempted by diets which promise rapid weight-loss, or a ‘magic’ regimen which will solve your problems where all else has failed. […]

  • Next Month’s Focus: ‘Reconnect’

    Do you procrastinate and put things off? It could be anything from a craft or DIY job to organising a holiday or a get together with friends. Maybe you’ve shelved a business idea or neglected your own wellbeing and resolutions and feel you’d like to re-connect with those ideas… Next month’s Focus will be about […]

  • The Focus: January 2020 editions

    Dear Readers, Happy New Year to you all! We begin a new decade this year, and so it seems like a perfect opportunity to turn over a new leaf and set ourselves new challenges as we look forward to the year/s ahead. As is tradition, our January issue of the Focus echoes the theme of […]

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