Category: Celebrations

Mothering Sunday

For Mother’s Day chose a card, some wrappings, ribbon or twine. Make something special for the one who always loves you. Take a Clementina Van Der Walt handled bowl, personalise with some very early spring flowers out of your garden or hedgerow e.g. a primula, celandine or fritillary (snake’s head). Ribbon and label.

Have you heard the story of St Dwynwen?

Dydd Santes Dwynwen Hapus! Each year on the 25th January Wales celebrates St Dwynwen’s Day, a day that holds a tragic love story that should be rejoiced for the selfless act of one young woman called Dwynwen. Dwynwen is the Welsh Patron Saint of Lovers, who had the misfortune of having her heart broken. Betrothed… Read more »

Halloween with Seren

In our Halloween window (put together by Katherine), we have a small collection of dark and chilling ghost stories, published by Seren (welsh for star). One of the most interesting independent publishing houses in Britain (based in Bridgend, Wales), Seren nurtures and publishes talented writers and poets whose outstanding quality is recognised around the world. If you… Read more »

Abergavenny Food Festival 2014

To celebrate the food festival again this year we have stunning collections of ceramics by some of the best contemporary ceramic makers. Just arrived …the bold, distinctive patterned bowls of Andrew Ludick. Having originally studied illustration at Columbus College of Art, Andrew changed his focus away from painting and drawing to working with clay after moving to Ireland in 2003. He… Read more »

Stop Press! Corraini Editions wins ‘Best Children’s Publisher of the Year in Europe’

Congratulations to Corraini Editions! We love their books and so do children… and they are not seen in this country in many places. Favourites of ours are Harriet Russell’s series of books journeying into the imagination, Marti Guixe’s quirky colouring books and William Wondriska’s titles with innovative graphics. Read more about them on our online shop. ‘There was a surprise… Read more »

Celebrating Dylan Thomas, don’t miss this stunning new edition of ‘Under Milk Wood’

  To mark the centenary of Dylan Thomas’s birth… Acclaimed for its eccentricity and admired for its lovelorn lyricism, Dylan Thomas’s groundbreaking 1954 ‘play for voices’, Under Milk Wood, has long echoed in the imagination of the founding father of British Pop Art, Sir Peter Blake. Revealed here for the very first time alongside Thomas’s… Read more »

Don’t forget it’s Mother’s Day on Sunday…

  Gifts… A mug – by James & Tilla Waters  or a beaker – by Clementina van der Walt A magazine – current issue of ‘Selvedge – the fabric of your life’ A pen – slim Kaweco Lilliput pocket fountain pen with leather pouch A book – Florilingua. Paintings by Shani Rhys James A spoon – wirework by Debbi Silcock …and of course cards,… Read more »

Back in the New Year…

We are closed over the Christmas holiday for our annual break and will re-open on… Tuesday 7th January 2014 We would like to wish all our customers a Merry Christmas and a peaceful and healthy New Year. We look forward to seeing you in 2014 with a new programme of exhibitions, workshops, events and some… Read more »

Christmas Food & Drink Fair Sunday 8th December

We are open on Sunday 8th December from 10am-4pm to celebrate the Abergavenny Christmas Food & Drink Fair. Stock up on all your Christmas foods – fresh and cured meats, cheeses and chocolates, cakes and desserts, wines, liqueurs and more… from over 90 producers. Come and visit our festive display in the market hall. A table decked with… Read more »