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‘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 […]

Monmouthshire Remembers

Last year for the Armistice centenary, school children across Monmouthshire who are part of the world’s largest youth organisation, embarked on events to commemorate the centenary of the end of WW1. Across the county, 811 youth members of the Scouting association from 6 year old beavers to 18 year old explorers and 206 uniformed adult […]

Learn Massage at Abergavenny Community Centre

The idea that if we feel good in ourselves we also bring good to the world around us, is at the heart of a community massage project that’s held at the community centre each month. The sessions are led by MTI Holistic Massage therapists Alice Sidwell and Fran Higginson, who are creating a safe, relaxed […]

Christmas Card Shop, Brecon

The festive season is under way in Brecon and the Cards for Good Causes charity Christmas card shop is open in St Mary’s Church, Steeple Lane (off High Street), Brecon until Tuesday 17th December. Buying Christmas cards through Cards for Good Causes is the best way to get access to the widest selection of Christmas […]

Home Education

Some call it home educating or homeschooling, others call it unschooling, freeschooling and flexischooling. Whatever term you prefer, it’s the process of providing an education to your child predominantly in the home environment, rather than sending them to a school. We invited home educator, Emily, to tell us in her own words about why and […]

Miscarriage: A Silent Grief

Deciding to have children and build a family is an exciting time in anyone’s life. However, miscarriage is the most common kind of pregnancy loss, affecting around one in every four pregnancies. And yet it is rarely openly discussed, leaving many women blaming themselves for their loss. Here Hannah Mlatem shares with us her own […]

Crickhowell Literary Festival: 28th September – 6th October

In this triumphant year for Crickhowell, voted not only the best High Street In Wales but also in the UK, the Crickhowell Literary Festival makes its own idiosyncratic contribution to the Town’s successes. Supported by local businesses and Friends, the Festival brings a bustle of energy to the High Street as personalities, authors, poets, historians, politicians, and experts in many fields wander through […]

THE “KING” BACKS CAMPAIGN TO SAVE CRICKHOWELL’S CLARENCE HALL

The “King”, Abergavenny Elvis, Keith Davies, has thrown his weight behind the campaign to refurbish Crickhowell’s iconic Clarence Hall, saying “we must save music venues like this so that the public can enjoy live music wherever they live.” Keith has agreed that all proceeds from what is expected to be a sell-out concert can go […]

CLARENCE HALL FUNDRAISING “SEASON” OF EVENTS ABOUT TO GET UNDERWAY

An ambitious “season” of fundraising events for Crickhowell Clarence Hall’s renovation fund is about to get underway. The Trustees have announced two big concerts, with all proceeds going to the fund, and with another one being planned for the summer while final details are sorted. Several other organisations have pledged their support and are organising […]

Raglan Music Festival 2019

Promoting fab music in the heart of Monmouthshire the Raglan Festival will take place, as always, throughout the second weekend in June: 7-9th June. The boutique music festival takes place across the whole village and will host many varied and exciting gigs, open mics and activities for all ages throughout the weekend; many of which […]

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