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Please don’t attempt this month’s Focus Walk until current restrictions are lifted

December 31st, 2020

January’s editions include a walk around Allt Yr Esgair near Tal y Bont, that was put together before the current Covid lockdown was put in place.
Current guidelines state that in Level 4, exercise should begin and end from your home. We urge you, therefore, to hold off on doing this walk if you need to get there by car.
Keep hold of your copy of the Focus so that you can enjoy it once restrictions are eased.
Enjoy the read!

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Strawberry Cottage Wood

August 28th, 2020

Gwent Wildlife Trust member and volunteer Andrew Cormack on some highlights of a lesser-known natural haven in Abergavenny – Strawberry Cottage Wood Nature Reserve. From home in Abergavenny to Strawberry Cottage Wood was just beyond the lockdown driving limit. So we walked! Usually we’d visit once a month on a Gwent Wildlife Trust work party, […]

Photography in Focus: All in a Day’s Work

June 19th, 2020

Well, it has to be said, that this has possibly been the most surreal month of my life as a photographer. If anyone had sat me down a few weeks ago and told me what was about to happen to me, I would have probably with fairly good reason thought they should be sectioned. Since […]

Behind the Mask

June 3rd, 2020

New book by local photographer and NHS worker Glenn Dene, to raise funds for the NHS and Welsh Air Ambulance. In his own words, Glenn tells us about some of his experiences shooting photographs for the book whilst continuing to work at Nevill Hall during the crisis. I have photographed cancer patients, who have become […]

Photography in Focus: Social Distancing

May 4th, 2020

I hope everyone has been “Staying Safe” during these trying times, and that you’ve been playing around with the creative ideas I wrote about in the last issue. Ironically, I’ve been incredibly busy on the photography front as well as the work front. My role in anaesthetics at Nevill Hall has given me access to […]

Photography in Focus: Thinking Outside the Box

April 9th, 2020

A change of tack this month. I was planning on writing about the photographer Cindy Sherman, but the world has shifted slightly on its axis, and we now find ourselves in the midst of a pandemic, and that will affect the way many of us practice photography. When I’m not taking photos, I’m an Anaesthetic […]

Y Fenni Triathlon

January 9th, 2020

Stretching those aching, weary limbs on 1st January can be a test for the best of us. With the lighter nights still a few months away, the motivation to pull on some lycra and embark on the New Year resolution that we’ve promised ourselves will come once the frivolities of December are over. The challenge […]

Don’t let a Bad Mood Derail your Day

January 9th, 2020

The secret to feeling less stressed is a lot closer than we think… if we look in the right direction. Imagine waking in a bad mood. You snap at the first person you see. Last night’s dishes still need doing. Unopened post reminds you of unpaid bills. You feel tense thinking about the commute. Not […]

Totally Locally Crickhowell Fiver Fest

June 12th, 2019

Between 8th and 15th June, Crickhowell’s independent businesses will be taking part in the Totally Locally National Fiver Fest with an incredible array of over 30 Five Pound Deals for you to enjoy! We hear it a lot don’t we: Shop Locally! Support your local businesses! The fact is, though, that a lot of people […]

It’s Spring so Crickhowell Walking Festival must be here!

March 12th, 2019

It’s that time of year again – Spring is on the horizon, if not in the air, birds are starting to sing and Crickhowell Walking Festival is getting ready to welcome people from all over the country to sample the Black Mountains and our wonderful countryside. The Festival is now in its 12th year and […]

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