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Music on the Maes

Music is an extremely important part of the National Eisteddfod, and this year’s festival at Monmouthshire is no different, with plenty of competitions, gigs and performances to appeal to every musical taste. The first weekend of the festival is a must for all brass banders.  This is the only televised brass band competition across the […]

10 things to do at the National Eisteddfod

1 Catch a Gorsedd ceremony. If you’re planning to visit for a day, come on Monday, Wednesday or Friday, to catch the pomp and colour of the Gorsedd Ceremony. Watch as Wales’ best poet or writer is honoured on stage in the Pavilion, and enjoy the splendour of one of Wales’ best known traditions. 2 […]

Council plans for the Eisteddfod

Monmouthshire County Council has unveiled plans to ensure disruption is kept to a minimum while Abergavenny hosts the National Eisteddfod from 29th July to 6th August.  Around 150,000 people are expected to visit the town during the week, providing the local economy with a welcome boost.  It will be the first time that the Welsh […]

Big Skill Crafts Festival at Hay Castle

The family-friendly festival with FREE entry, takes place in the Castle grounds, with the beautiful backdrop of the building behind us. On the 2 – 3 July, we will have craft stalls, workshops*, story-telling, face-painting, street food, folk musicians, buskers and Hay Community Choir, for two days of rural skills fun and learning – there […]

Summer 2016 at Abergavenny Museum

At Abergavenny Museum we have lots of new activities for the summer. Come and visit us to see: Our Summer exhibition – Lady Llanover and her Circle – Saturday 28th May until Sunday 4th September Our Kids in Museums Take Over Day Projects in partnership with Ysgol Gymraeg Y Fenni Lady Llanover family activities – […]

Big Day Out at Humble by Nature

Fancy a Big Day Out this summer? Following the sell-out success of the Big Day Out 2015, the small but perfectly formed outdoor farm festival is returning for a whole weekend from Friday 1st to Sunday 3rd July 2016 at Humble by Nature in Monmouthshire; the working farm owned and run by Kate Humble. Friday […]

Volunteering at the National Eisteddfod

The National Eisteddfod is coming to Abergavenny in a few months’ time – so why not get involved and give volunteering a go? The Eisteddfod is one of the largest volunteering opportunities in Wales.  Every year, hundreds of people from all over the country donate their most valuable asset – their own time – to […]

Abergavenny Late Night Christmas Shopping

Abergavenny Opens for Late Night Christmas Shopping Evening – Thursday 10th December – 5:30 – 8:00pm If you want that unique gift this Christmas then you’ll find it in Abergavenny with  an abundance of quality shops that are guaranteed to have little luxury for everyone. As that time of year again is fast approaching the […]

Get Festive with Abergavenny Food Festival’s Christmas Food and Drink Fair

Abergavenny Food Festival’s Christmas Food and Drink Fair returns this Sunday 13 December with everything you need to get into the festive spirit. The one-day event offers workshops where festival-goers can get crafty, making everything from cards to chocolate treats for the perfect homemade Christmas as well as delicious goodies from more than 80 stallholders […]

Crickhowell Christmas Market & Late Night Opening

The popular and festive market, showcasing the locally produced artisan foods, arts and crafts, returns this 3rd December. Last year we were told that it rivalled bath Christmas market, which is a wonderful compliment! We have increased the stall capacity and more local community and charity groups will be located around the town – so […]

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