News & Features

  • Local Photographer launches Tree Photography Book and Art Exhibition


    The book, “Kensington Gardens Treescapes” is a collection of stunning tree photography , historical anecdotes, tree facts and occasional poems.  It will appeal to everyone who loves trees, London or photography and, of course, Kensington Gardens. Mark has a growing band of supporters in The Black Mountains area and after a successful week introducing his book to Londoners, Talgarth [...]


  • Oriel CRiC Gallery celebrates “By Invitation” success


    The onset of autumn has been marked in Crickhowell’s Oriel CRiC Gallery by a particularly vibrant “By Invitation” exhibition and a programme of creative activity. Earlier this month Folk Musicians from X’ian Shaanxi, delighted visitors with beautiful music and a calligraphy demonstration complemented by art by Ouyang Li, Zhao Ling, Yuan Yuan and Zhang Ling [...]


  • Wednesday evening life drawing session at Cwmdu


      Come and join us for an informal life drawing session at the Welsh Academy of Art now situated in the former Cwmdu Primary School. The session will begin with a series of three short poses. After a fifteen minute break we will do a longer pose of 45 minutes. Easels, chairs and drawing boards [...]


  • ‘Young Men, to Arms’ – another chance to see this exhibition remembering WW1


    This exhibition, staged in Clarence Hall in September, attracted a large number of visitors who were all fascinated by the information and artefacts on display. As well as describing the effect of the War on the area, there was information about many of the local men who went off to fight, never to return. Photographs [...]


  • Four Artists from Xi’an ( Changan ) Shaanxi , China visit Crickhowell


    Ouyang Li, Zhao Ling, Yuan Yuan and Zhang Ling are four artists from X’ian who have been invited to exhibit at the Autumn Exhibition “By Invitation”. The Chinese artists work is curated by Robin Martin who previously directed the Chinese Contemporary Art Exhibition “Harmony” held in Brecon in 2012. The artists, painter Zhao Ling and [...]


  • New Lights for St Edmund’s Church


    The installation of the new lighting system for St Edmund’s Church will begin on Monday 13th October and will be completed by Friday 21st November. The church will be closed from Monday to Friday each week during this period for Health & Safety reasons. The building will, however, be open for Sunday Services as usual [...]


  • Powys County Council must save £70m – How should they do it?


    Powys County Council (PCC) has to find savings to the tune of £70m by the end of this decade. Powys teaching Health Board (PtHB) is similarly considering how to make savings to their budget.  Both organisations will be sharing their current thinking at a series of workshops to allow Powys people to understand more fully [...]


  • Kensington Gardens Treescapes


    A stunning collection of photographs of the trees that make Kensington Gardens special  “The Gardens are a tremendous big place, with millions and hundreds of trees;” (Peter Pan in Kensington Gardens. J.M.Barrie 1906) TO BE PUBLISHED IN OCTOBER 2014 Please click on the images below to view a gallery of larger images. Mark Zytynski will be [...]


  • New welcome signs unveiled at Llangorse

    Visitors and residents in Llangorse will notice something different if they walk down to Llangorse Common today. Situated at the entrance to Llangorse Lake and Common new ‘Welcome to Llangorse Lake and Common’ panels are designed to encourage visitors to explore the area and take a stroll around Llangorse Lake and the Common to discover [...]


  • The Keith Little Band to play in Cwmdu on 6th September


    That we are inviting the Keith Little Band to play at Cwmdu for a fifth time shows how popular they are and why they called by media and musicians alike, “Wales’ Premier Jazz & Swing Band”. The musicians are all professionals with a vast amount of experience. It is this and their obvious total enjoyment [...]