News & Features

  • Drop In Family History sessions at Crickhowell Library


    Do you need help with family history research? Would you like to learn how to make better use of the library’s online genealogical resources? Advice is available on the first Friday of the month, between 10.30am and 11.30am, at the library. Please feel welcome to drop in for a chat and find out what the [...]


  • TFSR Cymru are now recruiting


    Do you have some spare time? Would you like to learn new skills? Your help will make a difference to the people in Africa. We have lots of ways for you to help including – tool collecting and refurbishing sewing machine refurbishing fund raising and promoting the organisation within the community running stalls and traditional craft [...]


  • Garden Fayre planned for Glanusk in April

    A Garden Fayre is to be held at Glanusk Park again, in conjunction with their NGS garden opening on Sunday 26th April 2015. Are you a small business or a local artisan? We are looking to grow our popular Estate Garden Fayre and invite more stall holders. If this might be of interest to you, please [...]


  • 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 [...]