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2014 Ceilidh

21 Plus, a Monmouthshire charity I’m involved with is holding a ceilidh in June.

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We are holding our annual ceilidh for the whole family

on Saturday, 14 June 2014 from 5 – 9 pm.

It will again take place at Dingestow Village Hall in Dingestow, Monmouthshire.

There will be a hog roast and the Skirrid Ceilidh Band will be leading the dancing. We will have a licensed bar, sell cakes and hold a raffle.

Tickets are £10 for adults, £4 for children (under 16) and £25 for a family (2 adults and 2 children). The ticket price includes the hog roast.

All proceeds will go to 21 Plus (the local support group for families who have a child with Down’s Syndrome).

Please come along, bring your families, relatives, friends, colleagues and neighbours  and pass on this invitation!

For tickets please contact Victoria Hughes at victoria.21plus@gmail.com

Hope to see you there!

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Magnus Nilsson and the restaurant at the end of the universe

Looking forward to seeing Magnus and Valentine at the Abergavenny Food Festival, so reblogging the Festival’s post.

The Abergavenny Food Festival Blog

We are all incredibly excited at the prospect of the young Swedish chef  Magnus Nilsson speaking  at this year’s festival in conversation with Valentine Warner.

At just 29 years old he has already achieved a remarkable reputation in the food world.

His restaurant Fäviken seats just twelve diners and is located near the edge of the Arctic Circle. Everything on the menu throughout the year is produced locally.

For the second year running, Fäviken is included in Restaurant magazine’s  The World’s 50 Best Restaurants. Magnus is cited as one of Europe’s Top 10 young chefs.

René Redzepi of Noma is quoted as saying: “if I had a chance to go anywhere in the world right now, I would go to Fäviken.” Endorsements don’t come much better than that.

Magnus’ cookery apprenticeship included three years in Paris at  3-Michelin Star restaurants L’Arpège and  L’Astrance before returning  to Sweden…

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Charcuterie frenzy

When I was a teenager I had phases. There was the cars phase, then computers, followed by tropical fish and logically enough, girls. With middle age it appears that phases are coming back and this year’s seems to be charcuterie: eating, producing and consuming it. When you buy a new car, you suddenly notice how many other wise people have also bought the same model as you. Well, in a similar vein, since becoming interested in charcuterie, I’ve noticed how surprisingly available locally-made cured and smoked goods are in and around Monmouth. So pleased was I by this that did a vaguely arty Instagram photo of some pancetta, smoked pork belly and salami that I bought within ten miles of Monmouth.

Taiwanese news on Monmouthpedia

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The Monmouthpedia project has been getting a lot of coverage lately, but you know they’ve made it when Next Media Animation feature them:

Monmouth is now a “Wikipedia town,” which means it’s riddled with QR codes that bring information to smartphone users with the click of a button. Monmouth, birthplace of King Henry V, is the first town to play host to project, hence the title, “Monmouthpedia.”

Wikipedia founder Jimmy Wales said he was excited about the project. “Bringing a whole town to life on Wikipedia is something new and is a testament to the forward-thinking people of Monmouth,” raved Wales.

The QR codes are printed on long-lasting plaques to ensure they’ll be around for a while. Wikipedia will be using QRpedia, a mobile Web based system that uses QR codes to deliver Wikipedia articles to users. As articles can be instantly edited and updated, some believe this will be…

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