“Can’t repeat the past? Why of course you can” – Jay Gatsby

On Friday 11th September, The Angel Hotel, Abergavenny, is hosting A Flapper’s Evening in association with Emma Corfield-Walters of {Book-ish} Crickhowell and Pan Macmillan. It’s a swingin’ soiree, inspired by four enthralling publications about (or set in) 1920’s America; ‘Mrs. Hemingway’ by Naomi Wood ‘Villa America’ by Liza Klaussmann ‘Axeman’s Jazz’ by Ray Celestin ‘A … Continue reading “Can’t repeat the past? Why of course you can” – Jay Gatsby


Abergavenny Food Festival 2014

The Abergavenny Food Festival is on again this year with two action-packed days of food, activities and entertainment. With guest performers, book signings and celebrity chefs, you won’t want to miss out on the Abergavenny action. This year’s food festival, the 20th and 21st of September, is set to be a huge weekend for avid foodies and … Continue reading Abergavenny Food Festival 2014

23rd-29th June: Abergavenny Cycling Festival

We've all gone a bit cycling mad with Bike Week and now we're in for a real treat with the Abergavenny Festival of Cycling kicking off on Monday!   The organisers believe 'Steeped in historic landmarks and sparkling with stunning scenery, this is sure to be the most beautiful sportive you will ever ride' Some of the biggest … Continue reading 23rd-29th June: Abergavenny Cycling Festival

It’s Welsh Wine Week!

The 24th May -1st Junes marks a national celebration of Welsh wine! You may not know it but the British wine industry is booming thanks to the warmer climate and the Forest of Dean & Wye Valley has an three top vineyards producing bottle after bottle that would rival our French neighbours. Here is our … Continue reading It’s Welsh Wine Week!

A History of Welsh Pirates at Abergavenny Museum

You might be surprised to hear that quite a lot of the most famous pirates were Welsh. Although a very small country with a small population, Welsh ports provided crews for ships that travelled all over the world. Some of the sailors, either by inclination, bad luck or force, ended up on pirate ships. The … Continue reading A History of Welsh Pirates at Abergavenny Museum

Welsh Wine Week in Monmouthshire

Welsh Wine Week - From Saturday 28th May until Sunday 5th June 2011 Welsh Wine has come of age- it is at long last being recognised for it’s quality and individuality, not only nationally but internationally also. Last year Ancre Hill Estates at Monmouth were awarded a silver medal in the International Wine Challenge and … Continue reading Welsh Wine Week in Monmouthshire

WVFDTA at Abergavenny Food Festival

Yet again, on 18th September 2010, our intrepid vice-chair, Ros Robertson and her husband, Alastair, loaded the car with boxes of leaflets and set off to yet another country show - the third in less than a month. WVFDTA hoisted its colours at a very wet Monmouth Show on 26th August, and a rather drier Usk Show on 11 September. … Continue reading WVFDTA at Abergavenny Food Festival

Three Choirs Festival – Stay in the Wye Valley or Forest of Dean

The Three Choirs Festival, Europe's oldest musical event takes place annually in August, alternating between the cathedral cities of Gloucester, Hereford and Worcester.  This year the festival takes place 8th - 15th August in Hereford.  As usual, most of the events take place in the cathedral or nearby locations but some are at Tewkesbury Abbey, Leominster … Continue reading Three Choirs Festival – Stay in the Wye Valley or Forest of Dean