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Monthly Archives: November 2016

Retailers, Businesses and Trades – Book advertising with us and enjoy extra advertising ABSOLUTELY FREE

Retailers, businesses and trades – Book advertising with us and enjoy extra advertising ABSOLUTELY FREE Advertise in our Festive Issues of the Abergavenny Focus and the Crickhowell & Brecon Focus and receive additional promotion for FREE Be included in our local offers and vouchers promotion, where you can give customers discounts, offers and value added […]

Inspector Arwel Hicks : November Blog

Halloween and Bonfire night have now past and thankfully we didn’t have large incidents in Monmouthshire North, and thoughts can now turn to our Remembrance Day Parades.  The county has a proud tradition of service to our country and this is reflected in the number of parades we hold.  I shall have the privilege of […]

Nana’s Kitchen: Mincemeat Squares

These fruit squares make a great alternative to mince pies over the festive season. They keep in an air tight container for two to three days, or alternatively, you can freeze them prior to dusting with icing sugar – this can be done once thawed. Ingredients: 155g softened butter 150g caster sugar 2 eggs 150g […]

The Abergavenny Indie Christmas Trail 2016

Back for a second time, the Abergavenny Indie Christmas Trail celebrates the wide range of fabulous independent businesses we have on our doorstep. Beautiful clothes and accessories, unique gifts, locally sourced food, award winning independent shops, we really do have it all! Take part in the Indie Christmas Trail and have fun discovering the exciting […]

Community Centre Kitchen SOS!

Last month we launched a fundraising campaign here at Abergavenny Community Centre to raise money for the refurbishment of our kitchen. As you can see in the photo, there is great potential but we need skills and money to realise it. The Community Kitchen is a grass roots project – it is for you, for […]


As the winter months get closer, we begin to worry about fuel bills. At Monmouthshire Citizens Advice we regularly see people who want information and advice on managing their fuel bills and getting the financial support they are entitled to. Below is information on how to get the best deal from your energy provider and […]

Dance performances @ The Dance Centre this November

Dance Blast is delighted to be presenting two exciting dance performances at the Dance Centre this Autumn. Joan Clevillé, a Dundee based choreographer, whose piece ‘Plan B for Utopia’ is a humourous look at our lives and the plans we make and break. A combination of dance, theatre and storytelling, with a good dose of […]

Ancient Egypt Comes To Abergavenny

Writing for Eternity: Decoding Ancient Egypt – Joint exhibition with the British Museum opens at Abergavenny Museum and Castle Visitors to Abergavenny Museum this autumn will be able to explore one of the world’s great civilizations thanks to a new partnership with the British Museum. The British Museum’s Department of Ancient Egypt and Sudan has […]

Book Review: The Wonder by Emma Donohue

Room author, Emma Donoghue, returns with her new novel The Wonder, a historical novel with a premise which is equally interesting and extremely atmospheric. It is a story riddled with secrets, superstitions, faith, rituals, myth and tradition. The novel is set in 1859 in the Irish hamlet of Athlone. Eleven year old Anna O’Donnell celebrates […]

Baaah Revival for Brecon Artists

Art lovers in Crickhowell may remember an exhibition held at the Silver Birch Gallery (now closed) featuring pop art style images of sheep and other animals juxtaposed with contrasting wallpaper backgrounds. This was in 2003 and it was the first exhibition of digital art by Aberdare born artists Karin Mear and Nigel Evans who had, […]

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