Thu20Jun201910 AM - 1.30 PMStart from Trelawnyd Car Park, Trelawnyd DenbighshireFriends of the Clwydian Range and Dee Valley6 mile walk with Ron Williams from Trelawnyd Car-park taking in Marion Mills, Gwaenysgor and the Top HillPlease let me know if you or anyone you know would like to attendNeville HowellTrustee and Events Secretary Friends of the Clwydian Range and Dee Valley
Thu20Jun2019Sun23Jun201910 am - 4 pmSt Bartholomew's Church Sealand Road, Sealand CH5 2LQ
A 1930's Heritage weekend and exhibition of Sealand in the 1930's
Refreshments on Sale:
Morning Coffee, Hot and Cold Light
Lunches, Homemade cakes,
Talks and Events
Thu 20 Jun:
- 30 am - noon: School Workshops
- 30 pm - 30s/40s Sing-along with the Mancot Community Choir
Fri 21 Jun:
- 30 am - noon: School Workshops
- 30 pm - Down Memory Lane with the Welsh Land Settlement Society - talk about the old days with family and friends
Sat 22 Jun:
- 11 am: The 1930s - an illustrated talk by Stephen Smith
- 30 pm: Sealand in the '30s - an illustrated talk by Jennifer Watson
Sun 23 Jun:
- 4 pm: Compline (closing prayers) - all welcome
Fri28Jun20192 pm - 4.30 pmLlanarmon yn Ial Old Schoolroom
A talk for Friends of the Clwydian Range and Dee Valley by Dr. Ian Brown on 'Caer Drewyn, Dee Valley, and its environs and other hillforts’
Please let me know if you or anyone you know would like to attendNeville HowellTrustee and Events Secretary Friends of the Clwydian Range and Dee Valley
Mon01Jul2019Sun07Jul2019Llangollen International Musical Eisteddfod, Royal International Pavilion, Abbey Road, Llangollen Denbighshire LL20 8SW UK
An international festival of music and dance
Tickets on sale now click on below website links for details;
Evening concerts include appearances by;
Monday 1 July 7.30 pm Jools Holland & his Rhythm and Blues Orchestra
Tuesday 2 July 7.30 pm Classical Gala with Rolando Villazon starring Rhian Lois
Wednesday 3 July 7.30 pm Siants and Singers The Music of Wales
Thursday 4.July 7.30 pm International Celebration with MABON
Friday 5. July 7.30 pm GIPSY Kings featuring Andre Reyes
Saturday 6.July 7.30 pm Choir of the World with Catrin Finch
Tel: 01978 862000
Tel: 01978 862003
Tel: 01978 862001
Support and Sponsorship
Trade Stands & Catering
Friends of the Eisteddfod
PR and Press Accreditation
Tel: 01244 320677
Tue02Jul20191:30 pmBodrhyddan Hall near Dyserth post code LL185SBThe Campaign for the Protection of Rural Wales (CPRW) Clwyd Branch are having a summer outing to Bodrhyddan Hall near Dyserth and have invited any members of the Friends of the Clwydian Range and Dee Valley ( FoCRDV ) https://friends.cymru/ to join them.DETAILSThe trip to Bodrhyddan Hall has been booked for Tuesday 2nd July starting at 1.30 pm which is half an hour before it opens to the general public so we can have to run of the place . The guided talk takes about 1 hour and afterwards we can still wander about.There is a cream tea to be had from the tea shop for £4.00The cost is £7.00 per person [children £4.00]This is a grade 1 listed building belonging to the Langford family for 500 years set in acres of gardensThere is Victorian and historical collection with Armour, portraits and Egyptian mummy and sarcophagusLOCATIONIt is between Dyserth and Rhuddlan post code LL185SB. It has limited Disability AccessMeet at the venue at 1.15 pm and pay the organiser from CPRW Christine Evans as the entrance will not yet be open. Christine will need to know how many are coming and can be contacted via by email email@example.com text 07887774909, or landline 01824780560 there is an answerphone facility on this number.
Sat06Jul201911am - 4pmKathleen and May Centre, Dock Road Connah's Quay CH5 4DS
Teas, homemade cakes, and barbecue
Bridge to Bridge Wheeleyboat trips from 12 midday
Films about Deeside's past
Competitions - children's fancy dress, best decorated cup cakes & photography
View the new Connah's Quay iBeacon on your phone
Sea Shanties with local singers Hallte. Morus dancing
Face painting, street art demo, chalk painting on the viewpoint
4 pm - 6 pm Children's disco
6 pm - 11 pm An evening by the river
BBQ from 6 pm - Bring your own bottle!
Disco and karaoke
Lighting of the Midsummer Beacon on the Stone Dock at 10 pm
For more information: 01244 818029
Sun07Jul20192:00 pmLlangollen International Musical Eisteddfod, Royal International Pavilion, Abbey Road, Llangollen Denbighshire LL20 8SW UK
Gates open 1.30 pm
There are 3 ticket options available which allow access to the whole site from 2 pm.
Premium Standing: £49
For Accessible Seating please contact the Box Office on 01978 862001.
Under 16 s must be accompanied by an adult.
Sat27Jul2019Wrexham County Borough Museum, County Building, Regent Street, Wrexham LL11 1RB
The Wrexham Heritage Fair is scheduled to take place on Saturday, 27th July, with an opportunity for our members to have stalls. Please submit an e mail to the Forum if you wish to participate with a stall on the day.
Sat27Jul2019Sun28Jul201910 am - 4 pmTalacre, Flintshire CH89RT
Replica Spitfire, re-enactors, military vehicles, WW2 trail, family activities.
For more details of the Talacre 'Then and Now' project see newspaper report at;-
Sat17Aug201910 am - 4pmCraig y Don Community Centre, Queens Road, Llandudno LL301TE
See how our towns and villages have changed over the past 120 years.
Postcards are a great resource for local history and family history,
Transport, Film, Sport, Animals, Greetings, Military and much more
Prices start at as little as 50p per card, so come along and see for yourself!
Our website is at www.nwpcc.org.uk and find us on Facebook
There is on site free parking, easy access, and through the day we will be serving light refreshments.
Why not make it a club outing, visit the fair, and spend the rest of the day visiting Llandudno, Queen of the North Wales coast. You can easily reach us by car, bus or train. Bus route 5 (Not 5X) ½ hourly from town
Organized by The North Wales Postcard Club
For Further information or booking forms
Please contact Keith Hough on 01244-813214
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