Tue23Jul2019Sun15Sep2019Minera Lead Mines Country Park, Minera, Wrexham LL11 3DU
See the whole host of family activities taking place through the summer holidays at the country park Minera via the below link
Sat03Aug2019Sat14Sep20191 pm - 4 pmCeiriog Memorial Institute and Museum, High Street, Glynceiriog LL20 7EH
Open every Saturday in August i.e. 3rd, 10th, 17th, 24th, 31st plus Saturdays the 7th and 14th September
Free entry for all, come along and view the wonderful array of artefacts of both local and national interest.
Light refreshments available, donations most welcome.
The Institute is a Grade 2 listed building, erected in 1911 in memory of the renowned poets of the Ceiriog Valley - John 'Ceiriog' Hughes, Huw Morus, and Robert 'Cynddelw' Ellis.
It contains many local and historical artefacts within its recently modernised museum, and there's also a magnificent collection of stained glass windows depicting characters and events in Welsh folklore.
Directions: take B5400 for the Ceiriog Valley. In the centre of Glyn Ceiriog Village at the mini-roundabout take the High Street exit and the Institute is 50 yds up on the left-hand side. Some on-street parking available.
Bus - Service 64 (Llangollen - Llanarmon DC) for Glyn Ceiriog, connecting with other bus/rail services at Chirk.
No disabled access available (steps up to main entrance).
Fri30Aug2019Sat07Sep2019Flint and Holywell Libraries
We are celebrating Courtald's and its people. Come along to see our displays, photos and have a cup of tea.
Did you work at the Courtald factories in Flint or Holywell? We would love to meet you. Please drop into one of our memory days, bring any photographs or documents to scan or memorabilia to look at and share with us.
Flint Library Church Street CH6 5AP Friday 30th August 2019 and Saturday 31st August 2019 10 am - 4 pm
Holywell Library, Holywell Leisure Centre Fron Road CH8 7UZ Friday 6th September and Saturday 7th September 10 am - 4 pm
Evening talk at Holywell Library 6 pm - 8 pm by the Courtald Institute of Art Friday 6th September. Talk will last 45 minutes plus come along and see our displays, photos and have a cup of tea.
Contact Lorna Kernahan 07516303181 / 07549143630
Wed04Sep20197:30 pmThe Cricket Club St Asaph
A St Asaph Archaeological Society event Wednesday Sept 4th, at 7.30 pm at the Cricket Club, St Asaph.
James McCann, RCHAMW, will talk about the Royal Commission’s Place Name Project, which will gather place names with the cooperation of the public- houses, hamlets, farms, fields, etc- with a historical connection, record them on a database and make this available to the public.
Come along to hear how you can get involved.
For further information visit
Fri06Sep2019Gladstone's Library, Church Lane, Hawarden, Flintshire CH5 3DF
Judging takes place in early August; the winners will be announced at the Gladfest 2019 launch on Friday, 6th September;
The 12 shortlisted titles for 2020 are:
- Annabel Abbs, Frieda: The Real Lady Chatterley (Hachette, 2018)
- Claire Askew, All the Hidden Truths (Hodder & Stoughton, 2018)
- Jonathan Edwards, Gen (Seren)
- Isabel Galleymore, Significant Other (Carcanet, 2019)
- Elisabeth Gifford, The Good Doctor of Warsaw (Corvus, 2018)
- Katie Hale, My Name is Monster (Canongate, 2019)
- Rachel Heng, Suicide Club: A Novel About Living (Henry Holt, 2018)
- Charlotte Higgins, Red Thread: On Mazes and Labyrinths (Jonathan Cape 2018)
- Daisy Johnson, Everything Under (Vintage, 2018)
- Alice Jolly, Between the Regions of Kindness (Unbound, 2019)
- Kaite O’Reilly, Persians (Fair Acre Press 2019)
- Sarah Stonich, Laurentian Divide (University of Minnesota Press, 2018)
Winning authors will be awarded up to a month’s residency at Gladstone’s Library, a creative community that is open to the public and based in the world’s only residential library. Previous winners now number over 40 and have included Naomi Alderman (The Power), Peter Moore (The Weather Experiment), Keggie Carew (Dadland), Rowan Hisayo Buchanan (Harmless Like You), Amy Liptrot (The Outrun), Richard Beard (The Day that Went Missing), Melissa Harrison (At Hawthorn Time) and Sarah Perry (The Essex Serpent).
Peter Francis, Warden of Gladstone’s Library said:
‘We are increasingly proud of the residency programme and its ability to bring new thoughts, ideas and books to the Gladstone’s Library community. We look forward to welcoming the winning writers in 2020’.
This year’s judging panel consists of Trustee of Gladstone’s Library and teacher at Harris Westminster Sixth Form, Freddie Baveystock; Warden of Gladstone’s Library, Peter Francis; Director of Collections and Research at Gladstone’s Library, Louisa Yates; as well as three past recipients of the Writers in Residence award - poet Penny Boxall (Ship of the Line); and novelists Rachel Malik (Miss Boston and Miss Hargreaves) and Rowan Hisayo Buchannan (Harmless Like You).
Judging takes place in early August; the winners will be announced at the Gladfest 2019 launch on Friday, 6th September; and the programme will be officially launched on Monday, 25th November at the National Liberal Club in London when the winning authors will read from their work.
2020 is the programme’s ninth year: keep an eye out for our 2021 birthday celebrations!
Fri06Sep2019Sun08Sep2019Gladstone's Library, Church Lane, Hawarden, Flintshire CH5 3DF
Gladstone’s Library is delighted to reveal the lineup for the seventh year of Gladfest, which takes place at the Library in Hawarden, 6th – 8th September 2019.
Award-winning novelists Patrick Gale (Take Nothing With You) and Salley Vickers (The Librarian) return with their latest works, while Sarah Perry (Melmoth), Michael Nobbs (Drawing Your Life) and Oliver Emanuel (The 306: Day) run new and exclusive masterclasses. The literary world is buzzing with news of Damian Barr’s first novel (You Will be Safe Here) and it’ll be right here with us, and the buzz continues with Kit de Waal (Common People), Alix Nathan (The Warlow Experiment), and Suzette A. Hill (The Cambridge Plot), who’ll all be talking about their latest books.
As always, it’s not just fiction! Melanie Reid (The World I Fell Out Of), Damian Le Bas (The Stopping Places) and Dan Richards (Outpost) share their journeys and some of the UK’s most creative minds will be showcasing their research: Joe Moran (First You Write a Sentence) on shyness and creativity, Danny Dorling (Rule Britannia) on Brexit, Charlotte Higgins (Red Thread) on labyrinths, Rachel Hewitt (The Revolution of Feeling) on women in the mountains. And we remember William Gladstone with our 19th century strand - Deborah Wynne (The Sensation Novel) on Victorian recycling, Claire O’Callaghan (Emily Bronte Reappraised) on Emily Bronte and Simon Grennan (Marie Duval Rediscovered) on comics.
Plus there are spiritual reflections with Pádraig Ó Tuama (In the Shelter) and Zia Chaudhry (Just Your Average Muslim), life reflections with actor Neil Pearson (Obelisk) and a look to the future of local with Artistic Director of Theatr Clwyd, Tamara Harvey, and founder of Pedlars and The Good Life Experience, Charlie Gladstone.
The festival is also excited to extend the offering of its Gladfest Fringe, a carefully-curated space bustling with FREE performances and stalls. Gladfest has worked with the Laura Ashley Foundation to design a space with music, storytelling and open mic poetry, and there will also be a range of free space crafting activities for young people and the young at heart curated by InterAct Imaginatons!
The festival continues its partnership with Arriva NW & Wales, offering discounted tickets to those travelling to the festival by bus. Lisa Pearson, Head of Marketing for Arriva NW & Wales said,
‘We are delighted to once again be involved with this years’ Gladfest – following a great first year supporting the festival last year, we fully understand the importance of being a part of Gladfest again in 2019, showing a commitment to key events happening across the communities we serve in North Wales’.
Priority booking for Gladstone’s Library Friends opens on Wednesday, 1st May. Tickets sell out during this window. For access to priority booking plus advance notice of special offers and events, find out more about becoming a Friend at www.gladstoneslibrary.org. Tickets go on general sale on Wednesday, 15th May.
NOTES TO EDITORS:
Gladfest is the biggest event in the Gladstone’s Library calendar. Now into its seventh year, previous guests have included Diarmaid MacCulloch (All Things Made New: The Reformation), Loyd Grossman (Benjamin West and the Struggle to be Modern) Sarah Dunant (Blood and Beauty), and Melissa Harrison (All Among the Barley). www.gladfest.co.uk
Gladstone’s Library is situated just six miles from Chester with good transport links to Liverpool and Wrexham. It is Britain’s only Prime Ministerial library and the national memorial to William Gladstone. It is home to a unique collection of more than 150,000 printed items and offers a comfortable, sociable and stimulating environment in which to read, relax, converse and become inspired. It is the UK’s only residential library. www.gladstoneslibrary.org
Tue10Sep201910:00 amMinera Quarry Visitors Park Minera WrexhamFriends of Clwydian Range and Dee ValleyA 5 mile walk around Minera Quarry and Minera lead mine or a 2 mile walk around just the Minera Quarry with John Bowen, both starting at the Minera Quarry Visitors Car-park and the possibility of lunch at the Tyn-y-Capel pub in Minera.
Mon16Sep2019Thu07Nov2019The Dell, Plas Newydd, Hill Street, Llangollen, LL20 8AWMonday 16th, Tuesday 17th and Wednesday 18th September 10am – 4pmDrystone Walling Training in The Dell, Plas Newydd, Hill Street, Llangollen, LL20 8AWGain new skills whilst helping repair some of the dry stone wall in this historic garden with an experienced instructor.Meet at Plas Newydd, LL20 8AW.Wednesday 16th, Thursday 17th and Friday 18th October 10am – 4pmDrystone Walling Training in The Dell, Plas Newydd, Hill Street, Llangollen, LL20 8AWGain new skills whilst helping repair some of the dry stone wall in this historic garden with an experienced instructor.Meet at Plas Newydd, LL20 8AW.Tuesday 5th, Wednesday 6th and Thursday 7th November 10am – 4pmDrystone Walling Training in The Dell, Plas Newydd, Hill Street, Llangollen, LL20 8AWGain new skills whilst helping repair some of the dry stone wall in this historic garden with an experienced instructor.Meet at Plas Newydd, LL20 8AW.Kate ThomsonEin Tirlun Darluniadwy – Swyddog PartneriaethauOur Picturesque Landscape- Partnership Officer
Fri20Sep20191,30 pmAberclwyd Manor Gardens, CorwenFriends of Clwydian Range and Dee ValleyFriday 20th Septembert 2019, 1:30 pm Visit - a rearranged visit to the Aberclwyd Manor Gardens near Corwen, hosted by Irene Brown. The original visit was planned for 19th July but had to be called off due to Stormy weather forecast.Contact Nev Howell
Sat21Sep2019Venues around Northop Village
Speakers / Talks
All day Saturday the 21st September
Organisers - Northop Heritage Group
Thu26Sep20197:30 pmHolt Community Centre, Chapel Street. Holt LL13 9DJ.
A talk by Peter Read for the Holt Local History Society
Membership Subscription for the H.L.H.S is £10:00 p.a. (£4 p.a. for full time students) and covers the Society year from the beginning of Apr to the close of Mar.
The seven lectures of the Society are usually held on the fourth Thursday in each month between September & April (excluding December) at 7:30 pm in Holt Community Centre, Chapel Street. Lectures are free for members with a £3.00 charge for non-members.
Fri04Oct2019Sat05Oct201910:00 amMold Town Hall, Earl Road, Mold CH71AB
Friday 4th October 10.00 - 18.30
Saturday 5th October 10.00 - 1300
A large display of photographs and memorabilia showing the history of Mold over the last 150 years, along with the historic Council Chamber will be available free of charge for the public to view.
Short talk by local historian David Rowe on;-
Friday at 11 am. 2 pm and 5.30 pm and
Saturday at 10.30 am and 11.30 am
For further information contact Mold Town Council tel 01352 758532
Fri04Oct20197:15 pmHawkesbury Community Centre, Mill Lane, Buckley CH7 3HA
A Buckley Society event http://www.buckleysociety.org.uk
Doors open 7 pm for a 7.15 pm start
This will be an illustrated talk by Pete Evans the author of the recently published book by the same title.
Everyone welcome, annual membership £10 non members £2 at the door.
All are welcome.
Tue08Oct201910 am - 3 pmPlas Newydd, Hill Street, Llangollen, LL20 8AWCome and learn how to plant large trees as part of a new birch avenue at this historic garden with the Plas Newydd Head Gardener Neil Rowlands.Kate ThomsonEin Tirlun Darluniadwy – Swyddog PartneriaethauOur Picturesque Landscape- Partnership OfficerCyngor Sir Ddinbych / Denbighshire County Council
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Fri25Oct20197:00 pmBethesda Chapel Mold, Flintshire
Friends of Clwydian Range and Dee ValleyJointly arranged with Gwyl Daniel Owen Festival, a talk by eminent botanist, Dr Goronwy Wynne in Bethesda Chapel, Mold
More details will be provided nearer the date
Contact Nev Howell