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Business Breakfast Networking Hub

Written by MWF. Posted in Events, Haberdashers' Monmouth School for Girls (HMSG)

Venue: HMSG | Time: 7.30am | By Invitation Only 

We open the Festival on International Women’s Day with a Business Networking Breakfast organised by Students from Haberdashers’ Monmouth School for Girls.

This morning networking meeting provides an opportunity for students and delegates to meet over an informal breakfast.  This event is the second in a series held in this academic year and we are proud to be supporting our student committee member with this event which aims to provide an excellent insight to business.

Pop Up Art Exhibition

Written by MWF. Posted in Rossiter Books, Shire Hall

  We’re delighted to bring you our pop up art exhibition, featuring local female artists Nette Ingram, Karina Shaw, Sian Gibbs, Caz Holbrook and Pat Handley. We are sharing details of each of the artists on our Facebook page and this promises to be an excellent exhibition. Please join us and show your support for our local artists. Come along and meet them and find out what inspires them. At the same time we will be offering the Rachel Shilston Mother’s Day craft activity for children – book the children in for Mother’s Day craft at 10am while you have a wander around the exhibition and enjoy a cuppa. The craft activity and the exhibition are taking place in the same room.

Jazz Band with Fish & Chip Supper

Written by MWF. Posted in Events, Haberdashers' Monmouth School for Girls (HMSG)

Venue: HMSG | Time: 7pm | £: £6
Experience the delightful tones of the HMSG Jazz band along with a delicious fish and chip supper. A musical treat for a Wednesday evening during which there will be an interval and you’ll be served freshly cooked fish & chips.  

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Members of the HMSG Jazz Band

Women’s Rights in Post Brexit Wales

Written by MWF. Posted in Events

Venue: Bridges Community Centre | Time: 7 – 9PM | £: suggested minimum contribution £3 per head, payable on the door

Women’s Rights in Post Brexit Wales – Access to Justice, Education, Jobs, Security A panel of speakers, including Frances Beecher, CEO of award winning homelessness charity Llamau, Julie Morgan Assembly Member for Cardiff North, Katie Palmer, Sustainable Food Cities Coordinator, Public Health Wales, and Dr Sarah Lloyd Jones, Director People and Work Unit, Cardiff will discuss the potential impact of Brexit on our lives and how we need to prepare ourselves for the future. Followed by a Q and A. Proceeds to be donated to Llamau Contact: Penny Simcock:  


Murder, Riot and Wales’s Best Kept Historical Secret

Written by MWF. Posted in Events, The Priory

Venue: Monmouth Priory | Time: 2pm | £: £6
How do you commit a murder and get away with it? 1. Kill somebody whom everybody assumes has run away. 2. Bury her body where nobody will find it. 3. Have your murderous actions misinterpreted by their one witness as the will of the Rebecca, the shadowy presence behind the most significant and concerted acts of rebellion in Wales since Owain Glyndwr. Significant but clandestine. And surprisingly little talked about by the descendants of those who took part… why? Alis Hawkins talks about her historical crime novel None So Blind and the fascinating series of real-life events that prompted her to set her new series in Victorian West Wales. Find out more about Alis  

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An-Ting Chang in Concert at St. Cadoc’s Church, Raglan

Written by MWF. Posted in Events, St Cadoc's Church, Raglan

Venue: St. Cadoc’s Church, Raglan | Time: 7pm for 7.30pm | £: £10
  Taiwanese Pianist An-Ting Chang performs ‘The Carnival of the Animals’. An-Ting Chang, performs concerts regularly in the UK and other countries, venues including Newbury Spring Festival, Deal Festival, Cheltenham Town Hall and Akademie der Künste Berlin (Academy of Arts). Her playing has been broadcast in many radio programmes including BBC Radio 3 ‘In Tune’. In addition to playing solo and chamber concerts, she invents ‘Concert Theatre’ which is a combined arts form interweaving classical music and drama in the live performance and has been awarded various Grants (Arts Council England, Help Musicians, etc). John Packwood (Bristol Post) described her as ‘a distinguished artiste’ and Martin Cullingford (Gramophone) noted that her Concert Theatre work was ‘beautiful and poignant’.  After obtaining Master of Music degree from the Royal Academy of Music with Maud Hornsby Award, she is pursuing a PhD degree in performance there with the support of Taiwan Ministry of Education. Learn more about An-Ting Chan’s music

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Creative Corner: Mother’s Day Craft with Rachel Shilston

Written by MWF. Posted in Events, Shire Hall

Venue: Shire Hall | 10am | £5 We’re super excited to welcome back Creative facilitator Rachel Shilston who last year ran a mosaic workshop for us – it was amazing! Rachel is engaging and great fun. This session is being held for the children to create a mother’s day flower and gift tag. Rachel is an eclectic artist & creative facilitator, inspiring creativity through quality, fun art projects. Children under 7 need to be accompanied by an adult. Find out more about Rachel Our pop up art exhibition is taking place in the same room at The Shire Hall, so you can combine some inspiring art and let the children get creative on a Saturday morning. Book your ticket now

Coffee Morning

Written by MWF. Posted in Events, The Priory

Venue: St Mary’s Priory, Monmouth | Time: 10am FREE ENTRY
Coffee Morning and Programme Launch Don’t forget to come along to our coffee morning at The Priory Monmouth this Saturday 20th January as we launch our Programme for Monmouth Women’s Festival #Pressforprogress #callingallmonmouthwomen #internationalwomensday2018 #coffee #cake #chat

Special Screening of Mamma Mia

Written by MWF. Posted in Events, Monmouth Savoy Theatre, Shire Hall

Venue: The Savoy Theatre, Monmouth | Time: 14.00 | £: £5 (Tickets available from The Savoy)
We close our 2017 weekend programme at Monmouth’s Savoy Theatre with a special cinema screening of the original feel good movie MAMMA MIA! the film remake of the globally famous musical is set to the catchy tunes of ABBA. One Bride. Three Possible Fathers. A Trip Down The Aisle You’ll Never Forget. Visit the Savoy Theatre Website to book your tickets  

Laura Tenison MBE ‘Doing Good Whilst Doing Well’

Written by MWF. Posted in Rossiter Books, Shire Hall, Uncategorized

In partnership with Home-Start Monmouthshire Venue: Shire Hall, Monmouth | 7pm for 7.30pm | Tickets £10 / Students £5 Tickets on sale from Rossiter Books and online We are delighted to announce that Laura Tenison MBE will join us as a special guest speaker at Monmouth’s Shire Hall on Thursday 23rd March. We are working with local Charity Home-Start Monmouthshire to bring you this event and hope you will join us.


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