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Monthly Archives: August 2013

Looking back on 1913

Maindiff Court and Bailey Park hosted two sensational events. Helen Morgan of Abergavenny Local History Society reports It had been a long, dry summer when the National Eisteddfod came to town amid more than the usual fanfare. The opening Gorsedd ceremony took place at Plas Derwen but the main pavilion with seating for 14,000 was […]

All That Jazz : Wall 2 Wall Jazz Festival

Abergavenny is about to host a brand new Jazz festival to rival that of Brecon and many others, but why does Abergavenny need a new festival? Here are 5 good reasons… 1 Black Mountain Jazz has been bringing high quality live jazz to Abergavenny for six years, attracting leading UK artists. A festival, which is […]

Film Review: Monsters University


Focus film reviewer, Patty Papageorgiou-Axford  reviews this latest offering from Disney Pixar Little Mike Wazowski is the kid in the shadows. The kid no one picks for their team and who always gets stuck with the teacher when everyone “buddies up” on trips. However little Mike Wazowski is a dreamer. And a school visit to […]

August 2013 Issue

Dear Readers, For many of us, August is a time to kick back and relax. It’s the annual school summer holiday, which often cues family escapes to sunnier climes. For others, the summer sun and warmth associated with the month of August means that we move that bit slower through everyday life, enjoying laid back […]

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