Posted on Aug 20th 2017
In the centre of Crickhowell, CRiC not only welcomes visitors with information on walks and visitor attractions, but the attractive retail area also stocks a range of uniquely Welsh items to tempt visitors.
Alongside the selection of books, cards and gifts, CRiC champions local and regional small producers. Coffee lovers can stock up on the ethically-sourced, freshly roasted and ground beans, roasted in small batches by Black Mountain Roast Coffee for a taste adventure. Flour fresh from the restored mill at Talgarth, Welsh Farmhouse Apple Juice made from apples sourced from local orchards, preserves home made in the mountains, Welsh Honey, chocolate and ice cream all add to the great variety on offer in CRiC making it a great place to linger and browse. The small coffee bar with locally baked cakes is an added attraction. On 27 September the coffee bar will join “the world’s biggest coffee morning” to raise funds for Macmillan Cancer Care.
A new addition to Crickhowell’s events at the end of September is the first autumn weekend of guided walks. Bookings for the walks are now being taken and the programme of walks is available at www.crickhowellfestival.com
The oriel CRiC gallery’s full program of exhibitions for the rest of the year will not disappoint its many supporters. The summer exhibition includes a number of well-known printmakers and will be followed in September by a much anticipated autumn exhibition. A selection of work from Richard Bavin’s Lea and Paget’s Wood series – ‘A Year in the Life of an Ancient Woodland’ will be showcased alongside that of The Picturemakers – a collective of visual artists working in Mid-Wales. As part of a Cultural Exchange Program (China Bridge) the gallery will at the same time host an exhibition of paintings and sculptures from Xinjiang by Mr Liu Jianxin and Ms Yuan Yuan from Xinjiang Normal University in the CRiC Studio. The CRiC Studio is proving a popular exhibition space with visiting artists and groups such as the Square Pegs and the South Wales Potters Association to name but a few who will be showcasing their work during 2017.