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Light Up Llangattock!

November 12th, 2021

Responding to comments last winter about the lack of Christmas lights in Llangattock, a small group of local residents got together to see what could be done. Out of that initial sharing of ideas, Llangattock Village Society was born, with the aim of cherishing and strengthening community bonds.

Helen Burns, one of the trustees of the Society: “Our first project was to “Light up Llangattock” by providing a Christmas tree at the Recreation Ground, and the most expensive part of the operation was to install electricity to power the lights. Fundraising was difficult, as we were unable to hold events due to the pandemic. Most of the money we needed came via a Justgiving page, and from local businesses who responded to direct emails. Our thanks go to all individuals and local businesses for their generosity as well as to the Community Council, who gave £500 to the fund. This project couldn’t have happened without everyone who contributed, whether by donating money or by providing advice, support and practical help.

We’d particularly like to thank David Taylor Garages, Llangattock, for sponsoring the lights, and Llangenny Christmas Tree farm for supplying the tree.”

Llangattock’s Christmas tree will be lit up at 6pm on 1st December. Other seasonal celebrations include Llangattock Winter Windows, a window decorating competition sponsored by As You See It Media, Llangattock, and a New Year’s Day village walk and lunch.

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Luminate Wales 2021

November 12th, 2021

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October 14th, 2021

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Mid Wales Autumn Fayre

September 15th, 2021

Mid Wales Autumn Fayre is to be held on the Royal Welsh Showground on the weekend of 2nd – 3rd October, 2021. Although a new show comprising of a food festival and craft festival on the showground its roots emanate from the Brecon Food Festival. The Brecon Food Festival would have been held in the […]

Forum Gears Up for Fairtrade Fortnight

February 3rd, 2020

  Did you know that there are more than 1.66 million farmers and workers in Fairtrade certified producer organisations? Or that there are 1,411 Fairtrade certified producer organisations in 73 countries! Last year marked 25 years since Fairtrade certified products first became available to buy in the UK. In 2008 Wales made history and became […]

Learning to Spin with The Crickhowell Guild of Weavers Spinners and Dyers

January 10th, 2020

NEW YEAR – NEW SKILL? The Crickhowell Guild of Weavers Spinners and Dyers is a vibrant Guild, promoting textile crafts and offering beginners spinning and weaving courses. The Guild is running a 4 day spinning course starting over the weekend of 15 and 16 February, followed by Thursdays 20 and 27 February. This course would […]

Crickhowell Literary Festival: 28th September – 6th October

September 11th, 2019

In this triumphant year for Crickhowell, voted not only the best High Street In Wales but also in the UK, the Crickhowell Literary Festival makes its own idiosyncratic contribution to the Town’s successes. Supported by local businesses and Friends, the Festival brings a bustle of energy to the High Street as personalities, authors, poets, historians, politicians, and experts in many fields wander through […]

Raglan Music Festival 2019

May 9th, 2019

Promoting fab music in the heart of Monmouthshire the Raglan Festival will take place, as always, throughout the second weekend in June: 7-9th June. The boutique music festival takes place across the whole village and will host many varied and exciting gigs, open mics and activities for all ages throughout the weekend; many of which […]

Brecon Women’s Festival events at Theatre Brycheiniog: ‘Celebrating the Ordinary and the Extraordinary’

February 6th, 2019

To celebrate International Women’s Day on March 8th Theatr Brycheiniog has teamed up with Brecon Women’s Festival to host a series of events to celebrate women in the outdoors. The theatre’s programme of events has something for everyone from talks, workshops, days out and live music. Theatr Brycheiniog aims to forge positive visibility for women, […]

Winter Wonderland Mind Body & Spirit Festival

December 5th, 2018

Ethnic Elegance is proud to be hosting this Winter Wonderland event on the 8th December out at Llanarth Community Hall. There will be a dedicated space for the Children which will house a professional Face Painter, Father Christmas in his  Grotto with a guest helper, dressing up is mandatory as there will be prizes, the […]

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