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Monmouth Rambling and Hill Walking Club

Walking is an excellent way to enjoy our beautiful countryside, fresh air, good company and great exercise at the same time.   Monmouth Rambling and Hillwalking Club meet in Glendower Street car park for our regular Sunday walks.  The walks are usually somewhere between 6 -8 miles, sometimes a little longer others may be less, with […]

Feel Good This Winter

Last weekend I was working in the garden, clearing out old dead plants from the summer flowers, weeding, pruning here and there, pulling out the brambles and ivy that creep around unseen until they are 3m long! Hard work, but afterwards the garden looked lovely. Now that the eye was no longer drawn to black […]

Robert Penn

Author events at Rossiter Books in November

The Man Who Made Things Out Of Trees by Robert Penn How many things can be made from one tree? Ash is the tree we have made the greatest and most varied use of over the course of human history. Journalist and broadcaster Rob Penn—writer and presenter of the BBC series Tales From the Wild […]

Five-Ways Exhibition

Five-Ways Art is hosting their annual exhibition and sale of contemporary Welsh art at the Shire Hall, Monmouth this November. The exhibition runs for four days only, from 12th-15th, 10am-4pm daily. Five-Ways Art is a largely on-line gallery with a fast-growing reputation, specialising in contemporary Welsh art from both established and emerging artists. The gallery […]

Exuberant Klezmer at Bridges Monmouth

On Saturday, 5th December at 7.30pm, Wye Valley Music are collaborating with the Bridges Centre in Monmouth to present the London Klezmer Quartet. The quartet is a dynamic group of performers, whose deep understanding of klezmer, the celebratory and soulful music of Eastern European Jews, is reflected in exuberant, passionate and accomplished performances that captivate […]

Monmouthshire County Citizens Advice

Monmouthshire County Citizens Advice has four permanent offices in Abergavenny, Caldicot, Chepstow and Monmouth. Details of our opening hours and outreach sessions are given below. Information and help can also be accessed via the Citizens Advice website at or the national AdviceLine Service on 03444 772020. As the winter months are now upon us […]

Early Christmas Laughter at the Savoy Theatre

Off Centre Theatre’s pre-Christmas offering is The Farndale Avenue Housing Estate Townswomen’s Guild Dramatic Society’s Production of A Christmas Carol by David McGillivary and Walter Zerlin Jr. There will be three performances from Thursday 26th to Saturday 28th November, at 7.30pm. Seasonal productions of “A Christmas Carol” are commonplace, but this is not in the […]

Knitters Needed

During the last few tough academic years I was under a lot of pressure and my core beliefs and passions got lost. I was no longer learning biology topics because I enthused to know more but was learning a syllabus that taught me how to pass an exam. I found Gap Medics that specialised in […]

Monmouth CCTV

Following Monmouth Town Council’s recent Newsletter asking the public whether they support the funding of CCTV next year, I received a number of enquiries from residents interested in finding out more information. 2002/03 CCTV was installed with a Home Office grant plus additional funding from MCC and the four Town Councils and full monitoring was […]

Cheryl Cummings Garden Design

Whatever next! Every summer begins with my firm intention to visit a few private gardens open to the public, especially those that have been planned by other garden designers. Most summers come and go and the good intentions remain just that but this year I was determined and made the time to get to several. […]