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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 […]