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CLARENCE HALL WON’T LAST THREE YEARS WITHOUT REPAIR, SAY TRUSTEES

We have some important news about Crickhowell’s Clarence Hall and our plans for a major refurbishment of the building. The Trustees have carried out a review of the Hall and we have come to the conclusion that without major repairs now, Clarence Hall will cease to function as a community event venue in less than…

LORD HIGH SHERIFF OF POWYS VISITS CLARENCE HALL

We were delighted to welcome the Lord High Sheriff of Powys, David Price, and his wife, Elaine, to Crickhowell.  He came to see for himself how the town won the Great British High Street competition. We took our guests on a tour of The Corn Exchange and on to Crickhowell’s next big challenge, Clarence Hall. …

Crickhowell in Downing Street

Our Chair of Trustees, Dean Christy represented Crickhowell at the Saint David’s Day Reception in Downing Street.  He met the Prime Minister and The Welsh Secretary and spread the word about the town’s achievements with The Corn Exchange, the Great British High Street campaign and now The Clarence Hall project.

FIRST LOOK AT CLARENCE HALL PLANS

Here are the first architect’s impressions of how The Clarence Hall could look in the future. Trustees of Hall have approved a major project to refurbish the building and turn it into “the biggest and finest event venue in Crickhowell.” The plans were presented to them, and The Clarence Hall’s new Patron, Dame Shân Legge-Bourke,…

DIRTY VEGAN COMES TO CRICKHOWELL

Another packed night for The Clarence Hall when Book-ish Bookshop brought Dirty Vegan Author, Matt Pritchard of Dirty Sanchez fame to town.  250 people packed into the Hall to hear Matt tell Lynne Albutt tales of pranks, hyper-fitness and Veganism.  And he signed hundreds of books, too.    

NEW PATRON FOR CLARENCE HALL

The campaign to breathe new life into Crickhowell’s iconic Clarence Hall received a further boost when it was announced that Dame Shân Legge-Bourke, recently retired Lord Lieutenant of Powys, had agreed to become its Patron. Dame Shân’s family connections with the Hall go back for generations.  Her Great Grandfather, Sir Joseph Bailey, was on hand…

MEET NIGEL – OUR NEW CARETAKER

  Meet Nigel, Clarence Hall’s new caretaker.  Some of you may know him already; he was a police officer in Crickhowell in the 1990s.  Nigel took up his post before Christmas.  He’s was an electrician before joining the police, so knows all about buildings.  And he’s looking forward to the refurbishment of the Hall.  He…

‘Granny’s Attic Sale’ returns

Those with long memories may remember that Clarence Hall used to host a Granny’s Attic Sale several times a year. This was an opportunity to have a good clear out and offer your ‘pre-loved’ items to others – a bit like a car-boot sale but indoors, with a chair to sit on and a coffee…

CLARENCE HALL RECEIVES NEARLY £300 FROM WAITROSE TOKEN SCHEME

Crickhowell’s Clarence Hall has received nearly £300 from the Waitrose Community Matters Scheme.  Customers voted for it using green tokens given to them when checking out at the Waitrose store in Abergavenny and the supermarket chain converted the tokens into cash.   The money will be used as part of an upgrade of the Hall’s audio/visual…

PACKED CLARENCE HALL FOR JOE WICKS

The Clarence Hall was packed out for the tour of ‘Body Coach’ Joe Wicks.  He was promoting his latest book and the event was organised by Book-ish Bookshop.