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Penallt Art

Penallt Art Festival 24th-27th September

Art in Penallt was conceived six years ago when a small group of local artists and residents came together to organise an exhibition of eclectic art in the village of Penallt. The festival is now recognised by artists and visitors from far afield and this, the fifth year, promises to be even bigger and better […]

Success in London for Local Artist

Christine Dadd has had two paintings shortlisted at the prestigious David Shepherd Wildlife Artist of the Year competition in the Mall Galleries, London.   Both of her paintings were sold during the preview night and her Carpathian Wolf, Aiyana was Highly Commended.   The competition which is held each year, is supported by a number of celebrities […]

Hereford Art week 12th- 20th September 2015

For further information on H.Art week and to order a copy of the h.Art brochure visit  This year over 90 venues showing a variety of arts and crafts will be open throughout Herefordshire during Hereford art week.  Fifteen of the most amazing venues are in South Herefordshire and 2 of these, showcasing 20 plus […]


The Usk Show 2015

Discount Pre-Show e-tickets are on sale now via the website, to save £££s and jump the Show Day queues. Usk Show falls on 12th September this year. Held at The Usk Showground (NP15 1DD), the Show has become one of the busiest one-day agricultural shows in the UK.  However, there is so much more […]

New Gelato shop in Monmouth!

The opening of a new shop, Green & Jenks, opposite the Shire Hall,has caused great excitement in Monmouth. Occupying a prime position in Agincourt Square, the beautifully restored Georgian house has provided the perfect setting for this creative new artisan food business. It seems the whole town is talking about the delicious freshly made Italian […]


The programme commemorating the 600th anniversary of the Battle of Agincourt is well underway. In June, an evening of music from both sides of the English Channel was presented at Wyastone Concert Hall by Monmouth Choral Society and July saw the staging of a Flower Festival in St Mary’s Church which drew its theme from […]

Bellowhead live at Chepstow Castle – Castell Roc 2015

Tickets are available from the Festival Box Office at Hannah’s Music, Chepstow (01291 627122) or via the Festival website at where full details of all the show can be found. This month we highlight what is arguably one of the biggest Events in Chepstow’s annual calendar, the Castell Roc Festival. Held within Chepstow’s glorious […]

Announcing The Narth Fete & Companion Dog Show 31 August 2015

For further details visit This year’s fete will take place as usual on August Bank Holiday Monday, and we’re holding a Mad Hatter’s Tea Party in the Hall with activities and events in The Glade.  Wear an appropriate hat to join in the fun. We are encouraging residents of the village to display white […]


The Usk Tapestry Unveiled at Usk Castle

For more information, please contact the Secretary of the Usk Tapestry Committee, Dee Bury, on 01291 672371 or via email to The Usk Tapestry, a community project involving more than 50 volunteer stitchers working over nine years, was unveiled by the Mayor of Usk, Councillor David Harding, at a private view in the Barn […]

Farms Could Reap Big Rewards in Wye Valley AONB Farming Awards Competition

Farms in or adjacent to the Wye Valley Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB) could be in line for some serious cash prizes. For more information on how to enter contact Nick Critchley, Wye Valley AONB Development Officer Tel: 01600 710841, email The Wye Valley AONB Farming Awards is open again for 2015, with […]