News & Features

  • Oriel CRiC Gallery welcomes the Royal Watercolour Society of Wales


    The Royal Watercolour Society of Wales is exhibiting the work of its members in a varied and colourful exhibition at the Oriel CRiC Gallery in Crickhowell until 19 May 2014. The WSW has existed since 1959 and its rich history, recently honoured by the bestowal of the prefix “Royal” to its title by Her Majesty [...]


  • Series of Sunday Slow Grills at The Gliffaes


    The Gliffaes Hotel is holding a series of Sunday Slow Grills throughout the summer in support of the Forgotten Foods campaign. Gliffaes propreitor James Suter said of the the series “As supporters of the Slow Food Movement, we have decided to support their Forgotten Foods campaign which champions choice, flavour and the varied landscape and [...]


  • Gliffaes Tree Walk map launched


    Gliffaes Hotel has been in the same family for three generations and each generation has passed on the passion for collecting and planting interesting specimen trees, both native and exotic. In its 33 acres of grounds it boasts over 100 different specimens ranging from Ancient Oaks, Beeches and huge Giant Redwoods to exotic Maples and [...]


  • Lady Llanover Society to hold a ‘Hands on Harp Day’


    Have you ever wanted to have a go at playing the harp? On Saturday 26th April, the Lady Llanover Society is organising a Hands on Harp day in Crickhowell CP School. There will be groups for those who already play the harp but during the morning there will also be a group for complete beginners. [...]


  • Tretower ‘Walk and Talk’


    Tretower ‘Walk and Talk’ This class is a ‘walk and talk’ lecture around the beautiful site of Tretower, charting the transition from medieval fortification to manor house. This lecture will include a tour of the gardens where we will discuss how plants and herbs were used during the Medieval and Tudor periods. This is a [...]


  • Counting Stars


    People across the Brecon Beacons National Park are being encouraged to look at the stars and to count them to help mark the first anniversary of the skies above the protected area being designated an international dark sky reserve by taking part in Astronomy week and Star Count 2014. The campaign runs until Sat March [...]


  • Renowned Violinist Rachel Podger ‘Plays for Palestine’ in Clarence Hall


    Internationally aclaimed violinist Rachel Podger will play in Clarence Hall, Crickhowell on the evening of Wednesday 19th February. The event is being organised by the Abergavenny Branch of the Palestine Solidarity Campaign whose President, Betty Hutton, said “We are delighted that Rachel is to play for us. We want to focus attention on the plight [...]


  • Crickhowell Vintage & Antiques Fayre

    This year Marie-Clare and Jane from V&A fairs will host another 4 events at the Clarence Hall Crickhowell, The first on Feb 15th promises to bring the ultimate in vintage and antiques choice for you and your home with an eclectic mix of products on offer from dealers across the board. You will find a [...]


  • A Volunteering Opportunity in the Garden at Tretower Court


    You may or may not be aware that Tretower Court has a small but beautiful medieval garden. This comprises a tunnel arbour, a herber for culinary and medicinal plants used in the household, and a “chequerboard” layout of grass and decorative floral squares surrounding a water feature. Could you volunteer a little of your time [...]


  • Did you know that Crickhowell has been a Fairtrade Town since March 2007?


     Did you know that Crickhowell has been a Fairtrade Town since March 2007?  Thanks to the support of the people of Crickhowell, Fairtrade has continued to flourish here.  When people ask what does being a Fairtrade Town mean the temptation is to say it means we are a nice bunch of people who think of [...]