News & Features

  • BETWEEN THE BEAR AND THE BRIDGE: Write Down Crickhowell.


    Join Arts Alive Wales for a FREE reminiscence writing project at Crickhowell Library. Every Thursday throughout May from 2pm – 4pm starting on Thursday 5 May 2016. This series of creative writing workshops is open to anyone who is interested in writing about Crickhowell. Everything from personal memories and stories to events or landmarks that […]


  • Spring in Crickhowell


    Spring brings with it an air of expectation in the Oriel CRiC Gallery as staff and volunteers are in full swing planning the annual Crickhowell Open Studio weekend 28 – 30 May, which for the third year will include an Open Art exhibition. Seasonal colour and light is to be found in the palette of […]


  • Britain from Above – Tretower Court and Castle


    Francis Wills with camera in DH9B biplane 1919 © Crown copyright: Royal Commission on the Ancient and Historical Monuments of Wales The exhibition explores the photography of Aerofilms Ltd, the world’s first firm of commercial aerial photographers. Established in May 1919 by First World War veterans — Claude Grahame-White and Francis Lewis Wills — Aerofilms’ […]


  • Back to the 60’s with Crickhowell High School Performing Arts


    After the tremendous success of last year’s wartime event, Crickhowell High School’s play this year focuses on the 1960s. Mods versus rockers, and teenagers versus parents, the event promises to be VERY dramatic! The evening will showcase all of the performing arts talent in the school, with performers from all year groups, and including full cast […]


  • Celebrate with CRiC as we turn 10


    The vision of a number of active community members, partnerships with public, private and community sectors plus a lot of hard work and not a little luck, brought about the establishment of Crickhowell Resource and Information Centre (CRiC) in the heart of Crickhowell 10 years ago. CRiC is a Charitable Company which was set up […]


  • Brecon & District Credit Union Celebrates 20 years in our Community


    We have been providing financial services to the communities of South Powys for the past 20 years. Our Credit Union has helped hundreds of people to find simple solutions to their financial needs as well as helping many community groups with banking. Crickhowell Branch of the Union is open in the Volunteer Bureau office in […]


  • Monmouthshire, National Eisteddfod, 2016


    Yes, this year’s National Eisteddfod is right on our doorstep. Abergavenny has been chosen for the venue and it will be situated on Castle Meadows. This is a very prestigious event and will be attended by up to 100,000 during the weeklong event, July 31st – August 6th 2016. Abergavenny and areas are working hard […]


  • Gallery turning ten in Crickhowell


    Celebrating its tenth year in 2016, the Oriel CRiC Gallery’s first exhibition of the year is now underway. Curator Suzette Pratten said, “It seems fitting to start our tenth year showcasing the work of many local and regular artists who have consistently supported us. New to the gallery in this exhibition is Howard Jones whose […]


  • New makeover TV series looking for ‘wannabe’ B&B hosts


    Ricochet, who make TV programmes (e.g.Channel 4’s Food Unwrapped, BBC’s Family Finders) are looking for potential B&B hosts for a new series. Have you thought about renting out a room in your home or turning your home into a B&B but don’t know where to start? If so, give Ricochet a call and get some […]


  • Cwmdu Music promotes art & craft with Romantic Trios


    For our first concert of the 2016 season on 5th March we are delighted to be able to welcome the oboist Ruth Watson back to Cwmdu.  She has performed here many times in the past, most notably as a soloist with the Gwent Chamber Orchestra under David Gedge.  It is especially pleasing that she is […]