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Monthly Archives: August 2015

‘End of an Era – Abergavenny Livestock Market’

We featured the work of photographer, Robert Hughes back in April 2013’s Focus. His documentary photography depicting the everyday life of Abergavenny’s Livestock Market has been collected into a book. Here, Robert tells us about it in his own words. “It all started in September 2010 when I decided to visit the local livestock market […]

Food Bank

In the 1920’s Soup Kitchens sustained the poorer and impoverished levels of society.Today it’s the Food Bank which serves the same purpose where families and individuals rely on the generosity of others to put food on their table. A food bank exists in the centre of Abergavenny which provides a service of support to the […]


This year’s 9th annual Wales Fair Trade Fair, the largest in Wales is in Brecon Guild Hall on Saturday 3rd October and Abergavenny Market Hall and Borough Theatre on Sunday 4th October. Building on last year’s success , which saw some 2,500 people attending, this year will once again provide a great day out with […]


On Wednesday 23rd September, Abergavenny Film Society, the longest running in Wales, will launch its new season of fourteen films. The Society was established in 1978 by a group of friends with a common interest in World Cinema and independent films. Our 2015-2016 programme has been chosen carefully to provide opportunities to see outstanding foreign […]

Flapper’s Evening

“Can’t repeat the past? Why of course you can”  Jay Gatsby On Friday 11th September, The Angel Hotel, Abergavenny, is hosting A Flapper’s Evening in association with Emma Corfield-Walters of {Book-ish} Crickhowell and Pan Macmillan. It’s a swingin’ soiree, inspired by four enthralling publications about (or set in) 1920’s America; ‘Mrs. Hemingway’ by Naomi Wood […]

FOOD: An Exhibition at Broadleaf books

For a few days this coming September, Broadleaf Books in Abergavenny will host a group exhibition ‘FOOD’, bringing together works by contemporary visual artists from Wales and across the U.K. Abergavenny-based artists Melissa Appleton and Edwin Burdis are working with Broadleaf Books owner, Joanna Chambers, to curate the exhibition in the intimate setting of the […]

Talybont Raft Race

Nestled in the heart of the Brecons Beacons National Park, Talybont on Usk is a little village that attracts visitors from all over the world. It is well known for its bike trails, walking, canoeing, boating along the canal and of course several well known pubs! However the local tourism group have been wracking their […]

Crossword Solution : September 2015 issue

Crossword Solution: September 2015 issue

Grilled Vegetables with Haloumi & Mixed Herb Pesto

A great veggie alternative to the usual meat-focused barbeque. Ingredients   2 large courgettes   1 large red onion   1 aubergine 1 red pepper 1 block of haloumi Salad potatoes to serve For the Pesto 50g flat leaf parsley a handful of pine nuts 30g basil 50ml olive oil 2 cloves of garlic, crushed […]

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