Step into spring at CRiC

Posted on Feb 25th 2018

The onset of spring brings with it an air of expectation at CRiC. The first of the Centre’s annual events, the Crickhowell Walking Festival, continues until the 4th of March. It offers the opportunity to get outdoors and enjoy the early signs and scents of spring, with a choice of challenging ascents or more leisurely walks. For those with a true spring in their step, dancing the night away to popular South Wales group “The Semantics” promises to be one of most popular weekend festival events. Tickets are still available online at

Centre manager Jan Morgan said, “With the support of our volunteer team we enjoy the opportunity to support local producers at CRiC and promote the wonderful quality of Welsh products. This spring and Easter visitors can take home a taste of Wales in a variety of products such as pure honey from Llyswen, handmade Black Mountain Preserves or stoneground flour produced at the thriving community enterprise, Talgarth Mill where all the flour is produced by water power alone. Local apple juice, small batch coffee and handmade Welsh chocolate add to the tempting variety.”

She added, “CRiC is an ideal spot for both visitors and local residents to linger over a cup of coffee while browsing the leaflets on attractions in the area and the books, maps, cards and gifts which very much have a local and Welsh flavour. From daffodils – the quintessential sign of spring – made from felt or glass to beautiful throws and cushions woven at Melin Tregwynt, there is something to suit every pocket and taste.”

Preparation for the annual Crickhowell Open Studio weekend (26 – 28 May 2018) is now in full swing at the centre and will this year celebrate its tenth year of showcasing art and craftsmanship in the Brecon Beacons and Black Mountains.  Artists are once again invited to submit entries to the Crickhowell Open Art competition which will add to the weekend’s excitement. The spring exhibition will once again include a selection of paintings, prints, ceramics, glass, sculpture, textiles and jewellery. Part of the Crickhowell Resource & Information Centre, the fully accessible gallery is open seven days per week (Sundays 10am to 1.30pm)

CRiC, Beaufort Street, Crickhowell, NP8 1BN T: 01873 813667 E:



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