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Monthly Archives: December 2015

Crossword Solution: December 2015 issue

Nana’s Kitchen : Vegetable Samosa Party Bites

With the party season upon us, why not spice up your party with these lovely savoury bites? They are a bit fiddly to make but are well worth it and they freeze well so can be made well in advance.  This recipe makes 18-20 bite size samosas. Ingredients Filling 225g potatoes 225g cauliflower 2tbsp vegetable […]

An Orchestral treat for children

In the dark days of winter, in a time of slashed funding for the arts, cuts to education budgets, and shrinking opportunities for today’s youngsters to step into the world of classical music, Abergavenny Symphony Orchestra is putting on a free Children’s Concert, to give families a chance to get a taste of the riches […]


A stunning but affordable family Christmas show is set to visit Abergavenny Community Centre on Park Street on 11th December at 6pm!  ‘Aladdin’ is an enchanting piece of theatre performed by esteemed and well established group ‘Indigo Moon’ who tour nationally and internationally with their breathtaking shadow theatre. This colourful tale from the Arabian Nights […]

World War I tribute unveiled in Abergavenny

An impressive and colourful quilt depicting scenes from the First World War was unveiled in public for the first time on 5th November. The launch took place at Monmouthshire County Council’s Abergavenny One Stop Shop. The quilt was commissioned by the Monmouthshire Decorative and Fine Arts Society (MDFAS) and is the result of work by […]

Our December front Cover: ‘A Light To Reveal’

Local artist, Jeremy Thomas’ new painting is entitled, ‘A Light to Reveal’. Here he tells us more about it. “It is a bit of a step away from my usual paintings of more local scenes and industrial scenarios, but the style remains the same … a bendy Bethlehem. The painting has taken many months to […]

Free Christmas Parking

Monmouthshire County Council has agreed with town councils and chambers of trade to provide free parking in Abergavenny, Chepstow and Monmouth in the approach to Christmas.  This will be a welcome boost for the towns’ shops, help remind people of the county’s fantastic range of independent retailers and encourage shoppers to buy locally. Free Saturday […]

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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