Events

  • Fri
    23
    Feb
    2018
    Sun
    25
    Feb
    2018
    6 pm 23.2.18Gladstone's Library, Church Lane, Hawarden, Flintshire CH5 3DF

    Starting as an anti-establishment secret society, the Pre-Raphaelite Brotherhood soon set the Victorian art world on fire. From the early jewel-like pictures of the ‘truth-to-nature’ style, developed a dreamy, Medieval art, which had a profound effect not only on the English, but also the continental and American Avante-Garde. In this lavishly-illustrated course, Adrian Sumner looks more closely at John Millais, William Holman-Hunt, Dante Gabriel Rossetti and his inspired pupil Edward Burne-Jones, and the waves of influence they exerted on William Morris the Arts and Crafts Movement, the Aesthetic Movement, Symbolism, Decadence and the period style of Art Nouveau. A graduate of Liverpool College of Art, Adrian has worked as an Illustrator, Arts Development Officer and Lecturer in various academic and public institutions including NADFAS. Latterly he was Arts Development Officer for Cheshire West and Chester Council, with a particular interest in Visual Arts. Currently he divides his time between organising study weekends in Britain, cruise ship lectures, painting and exhibiting, and delivering study days and single lectures in Britain and abroad.

    For full programme and times see https://www.gladstoneslibrary.org/assets/images/media/Events%202018/PDF%20programmes/The%20Love%20School.pdf

  • Sat
    24
    Feb
    2018
    10:00 amGladstone's Library, Church Lane, Hawarden, Flintshire CH5 3DF

    A masterclass with February Writer in Residence, Polly Atkin. Using examples of writing about bodies in different scenarios, pen a creative piece of work of your own! Polly Atkin is a poet. Her debut collection, Basic Nest Architecture, was published by Seren in 2017, having already been awarded New Writing North’s Andrew Waterhouse Prize for a pre-publication extract. Polly’s pamphlet, Shadow Dispatches (2013), won the Mslexia Pamphlet Prize in 2012 and her debut pamphlet, Bone Song (2008), was shortlisted for the 2009 Michael Marks Award. Polly has taught English and Creative Writing at Lancaster University as well as the Universities of Strathclyde and Cumbria. Polly was recently diagnosed with Hypermobile Ehlers Danlos Syndrome and Genetic Haemochromatosis. Through writing and speaking about her life with chronic conditions, Polly hopes to raise awareness and provoke discussion. ‘Precise and assured and sad and superb’ (London Review Bookshop on Basic Nest Architecture). Tickets are priced at £35 which includes lunch and tea / coffee. To book, please call 01244 532350 or e mail http://enquiries@gladlib.org. 

  • Sat
    24
    Feb
    2018
    10:30 amLlangollen Pavilion Car Park

    A Friends of the Clwydian Range and Dee Valley event starting at 10.30 am from the Llangollen Pavilion Car Park.All the events are free and open to the public but in some instances. not many, we have to put a limit on numbers. So 'first come first served'

    For further information see web site at http://www.friends.cymru

    or contact Neville Howell 01244 535173 / 07850921295

    e mail www.nevjhow@gmail.com

  • Tue
    27
    Feb
    2018
    Tue
    13
    Mar
    2018
    11am - 4.30pm Flint Story Shop, 14, Church Street, Flint CH6 5AD

    You are invited to Flint Story Shop. What does Flint's foreshore mean to you?

    Come and Look at the past, the present and future stories of Flint.

    27th Feb to 13th Mar (Except Sundays) 11 am -4.30 pm

    Free and open to all.

    http://storyworksuk.com/Flint-Story-Shop

  • Tue
    27
    Feb
    2018
    2:00 pmLoggerheads

    An illustrated talk on Tuesday the 27th February 2018 by George Jones for the  Friends of the Clwydian Range and Dee Valley. All the events are free and open to the public but in some instances. not many, we have to put a limit on numbers. So 'first come first served'

    For further information see web site at http://www.friends.cymru

    or contact Neville Howell 01244 535173 / 07850921295

    e mail www.nevjhow@gmail.com

     

  • Fri
    02
    Mar
    2018
    7:00 pmHawkesbury Community Centre, Mill Lane, Buckley CH7 3HA

    An illustrated talk for the Buckley Society by Gavin Hunter.

    Non members £2 entry fee.

    http://www.buckleysociety.org.uk

    e mail bucksoc@uwclub.net

  • Mon
    12
    Mar
    2018
    Fri
    16
    Mar
    2018
    2:00 pmPrestatyn Library

     

    Exhibition in PRESTATYN LIBRARY

    12 - 16 MARCH 2018

    Free PUBLIC TALK (in English) on MONDAY 12 MARCH @ 2pm

    Organised by Discovering Old Welsh Houses (01766 890550).

    Website: http://www.discoveringoldwelshhouses.co.uk

    Funded by the Gwynt y Mor Community Fund, Clwydian Range & Dee Valley AONB, CBA Wales & others

     

     

  • Fri
    16
    Mar
    2018
    Sat
    17
    Mar
    2018
    Gladstone's Library, Church Lane, Hawarden, Flintshire CH5 3DF

    Based on his book of the same title which joins up current scientific views of reality with Christian theology, this course with Don MacGregor looks at some of the big questions around how we think about God and Jesus. Consider quantum consciousness, the power of the intentional mind, morphic resonance and other new scientific theories. Don MacGregor is an Anglican Priest living in Fishguard, West Wales. He has an MA in Theology and has been a university chaplain, a science teacher and a youth worker. Don’s Christian journey has moved from evangelical and charismatic to mystical and esoteric with aspects of contemporary holistic spirituality, and an emphasis on meditation and contemplative prayer. He is an active member of CANA (Christians Awakening to a New Awareness) and PCN (Progressive Christian Network). Residential prices start from £125, non-residential from £90. Discount rates for clergy and students apply. For more information or to book, please call 01244 532350 or email http://enquiries@gladlib.org.