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Category Archives: Arts

Christ College pupils adapt world-renowned musical with professional support

To mark the 30th anniversary of Broadway’s popular Phantom of the Opera, Christ College Brecon collaborated with local theatre companies and professional actors to create a student-led performance of the acclaimed musical. Over the years, Christ College Brecon’s drama department has replicated many prominent theatre productions to give pupils an in-depth insight into plays that […]

A New Theatre Director for Theatr Brycheiniog

An exciting new era begins at Theatr Brycheiniog, Brecon’s canal-side centre for the arts and entertainment in 2019 as David Wilson is appointed to the post of Theatre Director. David, who started in the new post in early January, quickly discovered how community driven Brecon’s theatre is, with tickets for the YFC entertainment festival going […]

A New Abergavenny Artwork by Jeremy Thomas

Local artist, Jermey Thomas has shared with us his latest artwork; a beautifully detailed ink drawing of Abergavenny landmarks, woven together into an Escher-esque landscape. Jeremy tells us a little more about it: “It has been a busy time since I last had work printed in the Abergavenny Focus. Since Christmas I have been working […]

First Abergavenny Arts Festival, 29 June – 1 July 2018

A celebration of art is taking place for the first time this summer, with the launch of the Abergavenny Arts Festival. Taking place between the 29 June – 1 July 2018 Abergavenny Arts Festival will showcase the best local amateur and professional artists from Abergavenny’s vibrant arts scene, as well as featuring exciting talent from around […]

Crickhowell Music Festival

This year’s Crickhowell Choral Society Music Festival is packed with wonderful music celebrating the huge influence of two of music’s greatest champions, namely St. Cecilia and Orpheus. There are many great choral and poetic works paying homage to both and the Society will be focusing on Restoration and Florentine music, including Handel’s mighty Alexander’s Feast. […]

Abergavenny Writing Festival 2018

The Abergavenny Writing Festival is taking place for the third consecutive year from April 19th to the 21st. Most of the events will take place in the Kings Arms Hotel function rooms. In addition to the support received from founding sponsor Christie Residential this year the Abergavenny Town Council is also generously backing the Writing […]

Abergavenny Arts Festival

Abergavenny Arts Festival will be taking place Friday 29th June to Sunday 1st July 2018. Abergavenny Arts Festival will showcase amateur and professional artists from the vibrant local arts scene, as well as inviting some exciting artists and art practitioners from further afield. Abergavenny is situated on the edge of the scenic Brecon Beacons National […]

PUPIL’S WORK SELECTED FOR PRESTIGIOUS EXHIBITIONS

Congratulations are in order for A Level pupil Emily Eeles from King Henry VIII Comprehensive School, Abergavenny, who has had her art work selected for three prestigious exhibitions in London. Monmouthshire Decorative and Fine Arts Society, affiliated to the Arts Society, are delighted to announce that Emily Eeles’s Natural Form has been selected for exhibition […]

Cover Art: ‘Peace is Your Name’ by Jeremy Thomas

Local artist, Jeremy Thomas tells us a little about his latest painting, ‘Peace Is Your Name’ which adorns our cover this month: “If you are familiar with my work you may have noticed that I often put churches in my paintings, and occasionally a church will be the main focus of an image. I feel […]

Christmas Book list

Emma from Bookish in Crickhowell gives us her top 10 Christmas gift book ideas. The Greatest Magician in the World Matt Edmonson Written by former professional magician and TV and radio star Matt Edmondson, The Greatest Magician in the World is an incredible interactive novelty gift book featuring a brilliantly witty and exciting quest story […]