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This Saturday, the 1st December over 20 local artists and makers will form part of a festive market in the Prince of Wales Courtyard, alongside the Tithe Barn.

As well as warming mulled wine, mince pies and other hot drinks, the St Mary’s Priory Choir, Abergavenny Borough Band, a local jazz quartet and group of harpists will bring music and song to the courtyard

Canon Mark Soady, Prior of St Mary’s Priory said, “When most people think of Christmas they think of Mince Pies, Mulled Wine, Christmas Carols, and increasingly a Christmas Market; next Saturday we will be offering all that in the shadow of the beautiful and atmospheric St Mary’s Priory Church. Do come and soak up the atmosphere!”

The event will start at 10am and finish at 5pm with car parking nearby as well as the town’s bus and rail station.  The Tithe Barn will also be open where you can view the Tapestry and learn about the activities of the Welsh Centre of Excellence.

The event is being funded through the Vale of Usk Rural Development Programme and has been sponsored by local business Chris Jones Regeneration.

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To celebrate the month leading up to Christmas, St Mary’s Priory Church and Made in Monmouthshire are holding a festive market in the Prince of Wales Courtyard, 1stDecember 2018.

Over 20 local artists and makers will be joined by St Mary’s Priory Choir, Abergavenny Borough Band, as well as warming mulled wine, cider, mince pies and other hot drinks. The beautiful setting of the courtyard will be home for  Made in Monmouthshire as it  aims to promote the creative talents of local makers and artist and their roles in keeping alive traditions that have shaped the landscape.

Welcoming this initiative Canon Mark Soady, Prior said,

In earlier times it would not be unusual for churches to host local  traders in their Nave to sell their wares, we are pleased to extend  Benedictine hospitality to traders in our own day to do the same.

 

Jan Thomas Chair of Made in Monmouthshire added:

Made in Monmouthshire are a cooperative of artists and makers living and working in Monmouthshire, who create unique, high quality products.
We are thrilled to be working in partnership with St Mary’s Priory Church community and being given the opportunity to display and sell our products in such a beautiful and historic venue in Abergavenny. We hope this is the beginning of a developing relationship well into the future.

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