Events

  • Fri
    04
    Jan
    2019
    7:00 pmHawkesbury Community Centre, Mill Lane, Buckley CH7 3HA

    An illustrated talk by Brian Bennett on Mynydd Isa and District.

    All are welcome, non members £2 admission Doors open 7pm for 7.15pm start

    For further information visit www.buckleysociety.org.uk or email bucksoc@uwclub.net

  • Fri
    11
    Jan
    2019
    7:00 pmThe Corn Exchange, Town Hall, Welshpool SY217JQ

    Clwyd Powys Archaeological Trust Winter Lectures 2019

    CPAT's 2018 excavations at Beacon Hill Ring Hillfort by Dr Paul Belford, Clwyd Powys Archaeological Trust Director

    One of a series of fascinating talks on archaeology and history in Wales

    Doors open at 6.30pm and the talks run from 7-8pm.

    Free entry to Friends of C.P.A.T - £3 to others

    Tickets available on the door

    For more information please visit the Facebook site detailed below or contact Community Archaeologist Penelope Foreman  on 01938 553670

    e mail community@cpat.org.uk

    https://www.facebook.com/pg/cpatarchaeology/events/

     

  • Mon
    14
    Jan
    2019
    7:30 pmBeaufort Park Hotel, New Brighton, Mold Flintshire CH76RQ
    Clwyd Aviation Group
    An illustrated talk starting at 7.30 pm  on Monday evening the 14th January 2019 by Airfield Historian and Author Mr Aldon Ferguson.
    We are told by Colin Barber of the Rhydymwyn Valley History Group that it will include new photographic material not used in presentations before
    A small entry fee may be charged.
  • Fri
    25
    Jan
    2019
    2:00 pmLoggerheads Country Park, Sir Ddinbych CH7 5LH
    Here’s a reminder of the next event organised by Friends of the Clwydian Range and Dee Valley, FoCRDV. It’s a presentation of pictures of our AONB, By "our AONB" I mean the Clwydian Range and Dee Valley Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. The pictures have been chosen somewhat haphazardly by me. I’ve called it “An Alphabetic Miscellany of places you know, maybe some you don’t”. 
    The details -
    Date & time - Friday 25th January 2019 2:00pm
    Venue - Loggerheads Meeting Room, Loggerheads Country Park, CH7 5LH
    Presenter - Nev. Howell, FoCRDV Trustee and Events Secretary 
    Format - Lots of pictures in a Powerpoint Presentation
    If you, or anyone you know would like to join me and see my selection of pictures, then please let me know.
    Just in case anyone is not familiar with Loggerheads, it’s on the A494, between Mold and Ruthin, 3 miles from Mold and 7.5 miles from Ruthin.
    Neville Howell
    Trustee & Events Secretary, Friends of the Clwydian Range and Dee Valley
  • Fri
    25
    Jan
    2019
    7:00 pmThe Corn Exchange, Town Hall, Welshpool SY217JQ

    Clwyd Powys Archaeological Trust Winter Lectures 2019

    The Life of Lady Margaret, wife of Clive of India by Robert Fowke

    One of a series of fascinating talks on archaeology and history in Wales

    Doors open at 6.30pm and the talks run from 7-8pm.

    Free entry to Friends of C.P.A.T - £3 to others

    Tickets available on the door

    For more information please visit the Facebook site detailed below or contact Community Archaeologist Penelope Foreman  on 01938 553670

    e mail community@cpat.org.uk

    https://www.facebook.com/pg/cpatarchaeology/events/

     

     

  • Sat
    26
    Jan
    2019
    2:30 pmEdith Bankes Memorial Hall,High Street, Northop. CH7 6BQ

    A Lecture for the Flintshire Historical Society by Andrew Davidson the Chief Archaeologist, Gwynedd Archaeological Trust.

    For more information contact Mrs N. Parker on 01745 332220

  • Fri
    01
    Feb
    2019
    7:00 pmHawkesbury Community Centre, Mill Lane, Buckley CH7 3HA

    A talk by Radio Presenter Brian Cullen

    http://www.calonfm.com/105fm/?page_id=16721

    All are welcome, free to Society members £2 entry fee for non members

    For more information contact bucksoc@uwclub.net

    http://www.bucklesysociety.org.uk

  • Sat
    02
    Feb
    2019
    Gladstone's Library, Church Lane, Hawarden, Flintshire CH5 3DF

    Hearth festival runs at Gladstone’s Library on Saturday, 2nd February

    Gladstone’s Library is delighted to announce the names of the four writers appearing at its annual Hearth festival.

    The intimate writing festival hosted in the cosy common room at the residential library offers keen writers the opportunity to pick up hints and tips, and ask questions of published authors about their experiences. It also encourages any with an interest in the world of books to find out more about the writing and publishing process.

    Speakers at the February festival are Jacqueline Saphra (A Bargain with the Light: Poems After Lee Miller), Ellen Wiles (The Invisible Crowd), Tania Hershman (Some of Us Glow More Than Others) and Alys Conran (Dignity).

    JACQUELINE SAPHRA describes herself as a ‘poet, editor, agitator, teacher, organiser and word-enthusiast’, writing prose and poems across genres and collaborating with composers, musicians and visual artists. The Kitchen of Lovely Contraptions (flipped eye 2011) was shortlisted for the Aldeburgh First Collection Prize. If I Lay on my Back I Saw Nothing but Naked Women (The Emma Press 2015) won the Saboteur Award for Best Collaborative Work, and in 2017 A Bargain with the Light: Poems after Lee Miller (Hercules Editions 2017) was shortlisted for a Saboteur Award. At Hearth Jacqueline will take a closer look at the life and work of Lee Miller, extraordinary and courageous photographer and trailblazer for women.

    ELLEN WILES is a musician-turned-lawyer-turned-writer. As a human rights barrister at a London chambers, Ellen worked on British cases and international projects including with the Bushmen in Botswana, Karenni refugees in Thailand and local lawyers in Myanmar. Her first book, Saffron Shadows and Salvaged Scripts: Literary Life in Myanmar under Censorship and in Transition (2015) features new literary translations and interviews with censored Burmese writers. Her first novel, The Invisible Crowd (2017) won a Victor Turner Prize for ethnographic writing. At Hearth Alys will talk about The Invisible Crowd - a compelling exploration of the British asylum system, the lottery of birth and the kindness of strangers.

    TANIA HERSHMAN is a writer, teacher and editor. She is the author of six books, as well as many short stories and poems. Her short stories and flash fictions (The White Road; My Mother Was an Upright Piano; Some of Us Glow More Than Others) are noted for their precise tone and wild, complex settings, while her poetry (Nothing Here is Wild, Everything is Open; Terms and Conditions) is similarly intricate and rich. After years spent living and working in Bristol, Tania currently lives in the north of England, where she is Royal Literary Fund Fellow at the University of Manchester and writer in residence in the Southern Cemetery. In her hour she will read a specially-chosen selection of her past and current work while talking to Louisa Yates about how her writing life has shaped her, what she’s writing now, what hybrid writing means, and all that she might be next.

    ALYS CONRAN 's first novel Pigeon (Parthian Books) won the Wales Book of the Year Award 2017 and was shortlisted for the International Dylan Thomas Prize. It also won the Rhys Davies Trust Fiction Award, The Wales Arts Review People's Choice Award and was longlisted for the Author's Choice First Novel Award. She also publishes poetry, short stories, creative non-fiction, creative essays and literary translations and her work is to be found in numerous magazines and anthologies including Stand and The Manchester Review. At Hearth she will consider what the Raj means to Britain today.

    Individual event tickets are priced at £14. Morning Tickets (including the two morning talks plus lunch and entry to the panel discussion) are £35 and Afternoon Tickets (including the two afternoon talks plus dinner and entry to the panel discussion) are £35. Day Tickets (including all Hearth events and meals) are £60. All tickets include free entry to the evening panel discussion with all four Hearth speakers during which they will reflect on reading and writing and guests are invited to put forward their most testing questions!

    To book tickets or for more information, visit gladstoneslibrary.org, call 01244 532350 or email enquiries@gladlib.org.

    Super limited accommodation is available for this festival and may be booked by calling 01244 532350. Prices start at £69 (student, clergy and Society of Authors discounts available).

    NOTES TO EDITORS:

    Hearth festival began in 2014 and takes place annually in February. It is an opportunity to meet, chat with, quiz and create with successful writers in the unique setting of the Library’s common room. Attendees are invited to engage in discussion, find inspiration and get hints and tips on writing and getting published, while the fire flickers and the wine flows. Former Hearth guests include Rebecca Abrams (Touching Distance), James Runcie (The Grantchester Mysteries), Melissa Harrison (At Hawthorn Time), Jessie Burton (The Miniaturist) and Kate Hamer (The Girl in the Red Coat).

    Gladstone’s Library is situated just six miles from Chester. It is Britain’s only Prime Ministerial library and the national memorial to William E. Gladstone. It is home to a unique collection of more than 150,000 printed items and offers a comfortable, sociable and stimulating environment together with resources for creative study including renowned collections of theological, historical, cultural and political materials.

     To request individual comment, interviews or photographs, please email amy.sumner@gladlib.org.

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  • Wed
    06
    Feb
    2019
    2:00 pmKathleen and May Centre, Dock Road Connah's Quay CH5 4DS

    A talk by Steve Griffiths. author of the book The Battle of Coleshill 1157

    http://www.quaywatermen.com/about.html

  • Thu
    07
    Feb
    2019
    7:15 pmMasonic Hall, Earl Road, Mold. CH7 1AB.

    The next Mold Civic Society meeting will be Thursday 7th February 2019 starting with an A.G.M then Erin Lloyd Jones will talk on the “Great Storm of 1859”.

    New members are always welcome. Visitors are also very welcome for a small fee each visit.

    Meetings are held at the Masonic Hall, Earl Road, Mold. CH7 1AB (next door to the Post Office) 7.15 for a 7.30pm start

    For further information visit www.moldcivicsociety.org.uk

    http://www.facebook.com/groups/529179650508615  

    or email typedwar4@btinternet.com

  • Sat
    09
    Feb
    2019
    Fri
    05
    Apr
    2019
    Gladstone's Library, Church Lane, Hawarden, Flintshire CH5 3DF

    Gladstone’s Library is now welcoming submissions for its 2020 Writers in Residence and Politics in Residence programmes, from which a selection of the best contemporary writers will be chosen to reside at the Hawarden library to focus on their current projects.

    The winning writers will each receive a month’s residency at the Library during which time they will blog about their stay, run a creative writing workshop and host an ‘Evening With’ event. They will each receive full board and lodging, travel expenses, and an honorarium of £100 per week.

    Now entering its ninth year, the competitive Writers in Residence programme was established by Gladstone’s Library and salonnière and author of You Will Be Safe Here, Damian Barr. The programme provides space and resources for four writers whose work engages with liberal values. Past recipients of the award include Polly Atkin (Basic Nest Architecture), Rowan Hisayo Buchannan (Harmless Like You), Amy Liptrot (The Outrun), Jessie Burton (The Miniaturist), Melissa Harrison (All Among the Barley), Sarah Perry (The Essex Serpent), and Ian Parks (Citizens).

    Now into its fourth year, the Politics in Residence award recognises the best written expressions of political thought, particularly that which encourages political debate with a public audience. Developed from the Library’s successful Writer in Residence programme, Politics in Residence recognises some of the best non-fictional writing, including creative non-fiction, journalism, life-writing and biography. Previous winners include Caroline Shenton (The Day Parliament Burned Down), James Kirchick (The End of Europe: Dictators, Demagogues and the Coming Dark Age), and Emma Rees (The Vagina: A Literary and Cultural History).

    To enter, applicants to each programme must submit a one-page CV or biography along with a copy of the book they would like the judges to consider; a statement defining ‘liberal values’; a description of the writing that they plan to do whilst at the Library; and their proposal for their evening event and day masterclass.

    Writers at all stages of their career should feel able to apply. Residencies have supported some of the finest writers in the English language, whether they won for their 17th book or their first. Full details of how to enter are available at www.gladstoneslibrary.org.

    The submission period for both awards closes on Friday, 5th April 2019.

    NOTES TO EDITORS:

     

    Gladstone’s Library is a residential library located just six miles from Chester. It is Britain’s only Prime Ministerial Library and is the national memorial to William Ewart Gladstone. It houses a unique collection of 150,000 books and offers a comfortable yet stimulating work environment with resources for creative study such as renowned collections of theological, historical, cultural and political materials.

    To request individual comment, interviews or photographs, please email amy.sumner@gladlib.org.  Marketing Manager

    www.gladstoneslibrary.org | @gladlib

     

     

  • Sat
    09
    Feb
    2019
    10:30am or 11:30am (see below)Meet at Chirk Castle National Trust Visitor Car-park
    Apologies from the  Friends of the Clwydian Range and Dee Valley but the Event has been Cancelled
    I can confirm that due to forecasted high winds tomorrow 9.2.2019, for safety reasons the Castle, Gardens and Estate are close to the public. 
    I apologise for the inconvenience that this closure will cause. 
    We look forward to welcoming you at the Castle in the future. 
    Kind regards,
    Lindsey Gordon
    The National Trust is a registered charity no. 205846. Our registered office is Heelis, Kemble Drive, Swindon, Wiltshire SN2 2NA. The views expressed in this email are personal and may not necessarily reflect those of the National Trust unless explicitly stated otherwise. This email and any files transmitted with it are confidential and intended solely for the use of the individual or entity to whom they are addressed. If you have received this email in error, please notify me immediately. If you are not the intended recipient of this email, you should not copy it for any purpose, or disclose its contents to any other person. Senders and recipients of email should be aware that, under the Data Protection Act 2018, the contents may have to be disclosed. The National Trust has scanned this email for security issues. However the National Trust cannot accept liability for any form of malware that may be in this email and we recommend that you check all emails with an appropriate security tool.
    At 10:30 am, Hazel, a member of Friends of the Clwyd Range and Dee Valley, will lead a short easy walk of about 1 hour, from the National Trust Visitor Car-park in the estate lands of Chirk Castle. Then at 11:30 am she will return to the car park and proceed through to the gardens and woodlands which we hope will be carpeted with snowdrops. If you don’t want to join the short walk then you can arrive for 11:30 am.
    Entry will be free for members of the National Trust, (NT) and Members of Friends of the Clwydian Range and Dee Valley, (FoCRDV). If you belong to NT please bring your membership card as Chirk Castle wants to record the “footfall”. If you are not a member of NT but are a member of FoCRDV then bring your FoCRDV Membership card for free entry.
    If you would like to join us for the walk or visit then please let me know

    Neville Howell

    Trustee & Events Secretary, Friends of the Clwydian Range and Dee Valley
    01244 535173, 07850 921295, nevjhow@gmail.com

  • Sat
    09
    Feb
    2019
    2:00 pmPenyffordd War Memorial Institute, Chester Road, Penyffordd, Buckley CH40JHZ

    Clwyd Family History Society invite you to its monthly meeting featuring a talk by Ray Jones

    Non Members welcome

    No entrance fee

    Reg. Charity No. 512068

    Further information is available on our website at www.clwydfhs.org.uk where details of membership can be obtained. Alternatively, telephone for more information to 01978 814924 (This line is manned by volunteers and only available on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturday mornings).

    Contact secretary@clwydfhs.org.uk

  • Sun
    10
    Feb
    2019
    Sun
    10
    Mar
    2019
    Gladstone's Library, Church Lane, Hawarden, Flintshire CH5 3DF

    Writers Sophie Mackintosh and Susanna Forrest are set to wow audiences as Writers in Residence at North Wales’ unique Gladstone’s Library. Three events are scheduled with tickets for all selling extremely fast

    Gladstone’s Library is delighted that this February two spectacular women will be taking up their places as Writers in Residence, and will deliver three not-to-be-missed events!

     

    Sophie Mackintosh’s residency runs 10th February – 10th March. At her evening event, ‘Utopias and Dystopias’, on Tuesday, 12th February, she will ruminate on why both critics and audiences seem to love speculative fiction so much and will tackle some tough questions including why we are so drawn to it, what speculative fiction helps us to come to terms with, and what it can tell us about ourselves. Sophie also leads an exciting day-long masterclass on ‘The Art of the Short Story’. During the day, participants will learn how novels and stories inform one another, as well as how to work within (and learn from) the limitations of short fiction.

    Susanna Forrest’s residency runs 10th – 24th February. On Tuesday, 19th February, she will present an evening talk on ‘Writing Animals’ and will explore the challenges of doing animals justice in contemporary non-fiction. As a scholar of equine culture and history and the author of the The Age of the Horse (2016), Susanna has much to teach us about history, literature, anthropology, philosophy, and even food!

    Sophie and Susanna join us in February as the Library’s first and second Writers in Residence of 2019. Whilst staying with us they will be reflecting on and engaging with social, moral and ethical questions through their creative writing, and sharing their expertise with residents, visitors and event audiences. They will also submit a blog post to the Library’s blog, Volume.

    Tickets for ‘Utopias and Dystopias: The Water Cure - An Evening with Writer in Residence Sophie Mackintosh’ are priced at £15 or £25.95 with dinner (a copy of The Water Cure included). Tickets for ‘The Art of the Short Story - A Masterclass with Writer in Residence Sophie Mackintosh’ are now SOLD OUT.

    Tickets for ‘Writing Animals - An Evening with Writer in Residence Susanna Forrest’ are priced at £15 or £25.95 with dinner (a copy of The Age of the Horse included).

    For more information or to book tickets to any of these events, please call 01244 532350 or email enquiries@gladlib.org. You can also book tickets online at www.gladstoneslibrary.org.

    NOTES TO EDITORS:

    Sophie Mackintosh is an award-winning author of award-winning short stories; her work can be found in The White Review, Five Dials, Granta and elsewhere. Her first novel, The Water Cure (2018), has found huge success both commercially and critically. Shortly after her nomination for Gladstone’s Library’s Writer in Residence programme The Water Cure was longlisted for the Booker Prize. Sophie was born in Wales and is currently based in London.

    Susanna Forrest is an author, journalist, essayist and teacher. Susanna writes creative non-fiction on equine culture, a subject that took her across the world, including Mongolia. She published her first book, If Wishes Were Horses, in 2012, following with The Age of the Horse: An Equine Journey Through Human History (2016), an extraordinary achievement of research, travel, and writing which uses horses to tell the story of our own human history. The Times called her ‘the outstanding writer at the erudite end of horse madness’ and Waterstone’s named her book one of the Best Countryside and Nature books in 2016.

    Gladstone’s Library is situated just six miles outside Chester and is Britain’s only Prime Ministerial library and the national memorial to William E. Gladstone. Home to a unique collection of more than 150,000 printed items, it offers a comfortable, sociable and stimulating environment together with resources for creative study including renowned collections of theological, historical, cultural and political materials.

    Gladstone’s Library’s competitive Writer in Residence programme provides space and resources for four writers whose work engages with liberal values. Through reflection and writing during their stay, Writers in Residence help us redefine liberal values for the 21st Century. The Residency programme is designed to share the Library’s benefits with as many people as we can, broadening the Library’s audience and benefiting from their perspectives in turn. The Library welcomes all, regardless of gender, race, class, sexual orientation or religious affiliation. All Writers in Residence will be at ease with this inclusive ethos.

     To request individual comment, interviews or photographs, please email amy.sumner@gladlib.org.

    www.gladstoneslibrary.org | @gladlib

     

     

     

     

  • Sat
    16
    Feb
    2019
    1,30 pmMeeting Place - the car park in the village of Trelawnyd at SJ091798.

    Date & Time - Saturday 16th February 2019, 1:30 pm to around 3:30 pm

    Meeting  place - the car park in the village of Trelawnyd at SJ091798, Turn north off the A5151 to

    High Street by the Memorial Hall
    The walk goes up the road across a field and onto the cairn, the second largest prehistoric mound in the UK, excavated in the late Victorian period it’s purpose is still enigmatic. The walk will return through woods and back to the car park. Gop cairn is both a scheduled monument and a Site of Special Scientific Interest and recent management work has aimed to enhance both designations.
    The walk, whilst short,  goes up hill and over a couple of stiles.
    If you or anyone you know would like to join the event and you haven’t previously notified me than please let me know,
    Neville Howell
    Trustee & Events Secretary, Friends of the Clwydian Range and Dee Valley
  • Sun
    17
    Feb
    2019
    10.30am & 11.30amMeet at Chirk Castle National Trust Visitor Car-park
    A Friends of the Clwydian Range and Dee Valley event

    You will recall that Hazel’s last event at Chirk Castle had to be cancelled at the last minute due to the forecast of high winds. This is to let you know that it has been possible to rearrange the event at short notice. Hopefully the snowdrops will have waited for us! 

    Note. The castle staff advise that there is currently work going on in the visitors car-park so please try to arrange a car-share.
    At 10:30 am, Hazel, a member of FoCRDV, will lead a short easy walk of about 1 hour, from the National Trust Visitor Car-park in the estate lands of Chirk Castle. Then at 11:30 am she will return to the car park and proceed through to the gardens and woodlands which we hope will be carpeted with snowdrops. If you don’t want to join the short walk then you can arrive for 11:30 am.
    Entry will be free for members of the National Trust, (NT) and Members of Friends of the Clwydian Range and Dee Valley, (FoCRDV). If you belong to NT please bring your membership card as Chirk Castle wants to record the “footfall”. If you are not a member of NT but are a member of FoCRDV then bring your FoCRDV Membership card for free entry. If you are not a member of either then there should be a charge but I will try to negotiate free entry for those joining Hazel’s group.
    If you would like to join us for the walk or visit then please let me know.

    Neville Howell

    Trustee & Events Secretary, Friends of the Clwydian Range and Dee Valley
    01244 535173, 07850 921295, nevjhow@gmail.com
  • Mon
    18
    Feb
    2019
    Mon
    22
    Apr
    2019
    6 pm - 8pmGlyndŵr University, Wrexham

    The course will run for ten weeks on Mondays 6-8 pm on the following dates 18 February -22 April

    What you will study

    -The meaning of family and community history

    -Constructing a family tree

    -Understanding the census

    -Reconstructing the community; urban and rural

    -People's occupations and roles

    -The tools and tactics of historical research

    -Oral. written and visual evidence

    FEES £150

    This fee covers attendance and tutorage, including assessment and basic materials

    Book online or contact enterprise@glyndwr.ac.uk

  • Wed
    20
    Feb
    2019
    Wed
    24
    Apr
    2019
    6pm-8pmGlyndŵr University, Wrexham

    What you will study

    • Locating Wales in time and place
    • From Celtic tradition to Victorian culture: creating a timeline of people and places
    • The importance of the Welsh language
    • Cultural Turning points
    • Wales in the Modern Age

    FEES £150

    This fee covers attendance and tutorage, including assessment and basic materials.

    Book your place online or contact enterprise@glyndwr.ac.uk

  • Mon
    25
    Feb
    2019
    1pm - 3pmMinera Lead Mines Country Park, Wrexham LL11 3DU

    FEATHERS AND FUN

    Feeders

    Make a simple bird feeder and enjoy a fun trail
    around the country park spotting birds as we go.
    Binoculars available or bring your own.

    All activities are outside please wear suitable clothing and footwear. Children must be accompanied by a responsible adult at all times. There are toilets at the site. Subject to weather conditions please check Facebook on the day.

    www.groundworknorthwales.org.uk/visitminera

    info@groundworknorthwales.org.uk

    @visitminera  01978 757524

     

  • Thu
    28
    Feb
    2019
    12 noon - 4 pm Minera Lead Mines and Country Park near Wrexham

    Join us for a guided tour and walk around Minera Lead Mines and the Country Park, exploring the mine workings and industrial heritage. Walk starts at 1.30 pm and lasts approx. 1.5 hours.
    For those who are interested in supporting this fascinating heritage site, a full range of great volunteering opportunities are available. Come along on the day to find out more about Minera and find out if you can be a part of its future!
    Contact Groundwork North Wales on
    01978 757524 or email

    richard.aram@groundworknorthwales.org.uk

    www.groundworknorthwales/minera

    Note Minera is located next to the villages of New Brighton and Minera and can be reached from the A483, signposted as "Clywedog" on the A483 and "Minera Lead Mines" on the A525.

     

  • Fri
    01
    Mar
    2019
    10.30 am - 11.15 am plus 11.45 am - 12.30pmMinera Lead Mines Country Park, Minera, Wrexham LL11 3DU

    NATURE BINGO

    Friday 1st March
    Session 1: 10.30 am – 11.15 am
    Session 2: 11.45 am – 12.30 pm

    Join Kate for a fun session of
    nature bingo exploring the country park,
    and learn about the wildlife residents.
    Choose which session you want to come to!

    All activities are outside please wear suitable clothing and footwear. Children must be accompanied by a responsible adult at all times. There are toilets at the site. Subject to weather conditions please check Facebook on the day.

    www.groundworknorthwales.org.uk/visitminera

    info@groundworknorthwales.org.uk

    @visitminera  01978 757524

  • Fri
    01
    Mar
    2019
    7:00 pmHawkesbury Community Centre, Mill Lane, Buckley CH7 3HA

    A Buckley Society event at Hawkesbury Community Centre (In front of the Elfed High School)

    An illustrated talk by the Saltney and Saltney Ferry History Group

    Doors open 7 pm for a 7.15 pm start.     Non members £2 entry fee

    All are welcome

    e mail contact for further information  bucksoc@uwclub.net

    www.buckleysociety.org.uk

     

     

  • Mon
    04
    Mar
    2019
    Thu
    07
    Mar
    2019
    10 AM - 3.30 PMTomen Y Faerdre, near Llanarmon Yn Ial, Denbighshire

     

    With the aid of Cadw and the Clwydian Range and Dee Valley AONB, CPAT are supervising a programme of site management at the impressive medieval motte castle - Tomen Y Faerdre, near Llanarmon Yn Ial, Denbighshire . The work, organising volunteer work parties to help with vegetation clearance of the old castle mound, is a continuation of a long term project to enhance the view of the monument whilst hopefully adding to the understanding of the history of the site, improve limited access, interpretation boards, heritage trails in the parish etc. CPAT, undertook a similar successful project in partnership with Cadw and the AONB at Tomen Y Rhodwydd above the Nant Y Garth pass between 2014-17.

     

    We will begin work on site on Monday 4th March through to the Thursday 7th. Time on site is from 10am to 3:30pm each day. You will need to wear sensible outdoor clothing and stout footwear. We can provide gloves and tools but if you have a favourite saw, pair of loppers etc please bring them along. We will be burning on site so if the weather temperature drops don’t worry we have a big fire, baked potatoes included! On the subject of food, please bring a packed lunch and drink. Alternatively, there is a wonderful community shop in the village that does sell food and drink.

    Parking: Please park either at the newly refurbished Old School House car park at the rear of the Churchyard or at the Raven Pub Car Park. It is a short walk down hill to the site down by the river.

    The site is on private land although there is access via the adjacent bridleway. Normally permission to visit would be by prior appointment with the landowner, who is in full support of the project. I hope, with the aid of the surrounding community, to raise the profile of this historic site. If you feel you would like to be involved, whether it be for a day or more, in groundwork clearance then please drop me a line at either our offices (Tel 01938 552 002) asking for Ian Grant or alternatively Mob: 07967 605 404.

    Email:       ian.grant@cpat.org.uk

    Your support will be greatly appreciated.

    Ian Grant

    Senior Archaeologist

    Clwyd-Powys Archaeological Trust

  • Thu
    07
    Mar
    2019
    7:15 pmMasonic Hall, Earl Road, Mold. CH7 1AB (next door to the Post Office)

    The next Mold Civic Society meeting will be Thursday 7th March 2019.
    The talk will be “The Making of Mold Part 2” by Kevin Matthias.
    New members are always welcome. Visitors are also very welcome for a small fee each visit.

    Full program for 2019 is on the web page at :- http://moldcivicsociety.org.uk/

    Meetings are held at the Masonic Hall, Earl Road, Mold. CH7 1AB (next door to the Post Office) 7.15 for a 7.30pm start

  • Sun
    10
    Mar
    2019
    10:00 amLlantysilio Green/Horseshoe Falls Carpark LL20 8BS
    Here are the details of a 4 hour walk on Sunday, 10th March 2019 to be led by Jeff Morgan, Trustee of Friends of the Clwydian Range and Dee Valley, FoCRDV.

    Starting at 10:00am from the Llantysilio Green/Horseshoe Falls  Carpark, here’s Jeff’s description.

    Amazing views - a moderate walk with a handful of stiles. Meet at Horseshoe Falls Car park, ready to walk at 10.00.   We will walk through Valle Crucis Abbey, then to Castell Dinas Bran and return via Llangollen canal and Horseshoe Falls.  The walk will take about 4 hours and we will stop for lunch so bring your sarnies!! 
     
    Meet at Horseshoe Falls Car Park outside Llangollen.  If approaching via A542 Horseshoe Pass turn right along B5103 just outside Llangollen. If approaching from Llangollen turn left on outskirts along B5103.  The Car park which is brown signed is half a mile along the B5103 on the left.  Post code LL20 8BS      GR:  SJ199433
    £3 all day parking.  Toilets in car park
    Please feel free to pass the details to anyone who may be interested, and let me know of anyone who will be joining us.
    Neville Howell
    Trustee & Events Secretary, Friends of the Clwydian Range and Dee Valley
    01244 535173, 07850 921295, nevjhow@gmail.com
  • Tue
    12
    Mar
    2019
    Tue
    11
    Jun
    2019
    10 am - 2 pm Minera Lead Mines Country Park, Minera, Wrexham LL11 3DU

    Minera Lead Mines and Country Park offers a fascinating glimpse into the industrial past of the beautiful Clywedog Valley. This spring we are running 4 taster volunteer sessions open to all adults interested in getting involved in practical tasks at this fascinating heritage site.

    Dates; -  Tuesday 12th March             Tuesday 9th April                   Tuesday 14th May             Tuesday 11th June

    Please wear suitable footwear and warm clothing.
    Please call us on 01978 757524 if you are interested info@groundworknorthwales.org.uk

  • Sat
    23
    Mar
    2019
    14.30 HRSEdith Bankes Memorial Hall,High Street, Northop. CH7 6BQ

    Following the Annual General Meeting a Lecture will be delivered by Dilys Rana, a native of Nannerch.

    Please see web site at http://www.flintshirehistoricalsociety.org.uk/  for further details and contacts.

  • Thu
    28
    Mar
    2019
    10:00 amDisused Quarry on B5430 at Grid Ref. SJ 188 579
    A 6 mile walk around Llanarmon yn Ial and Eryrys taken from Ron William’s book of 24 Walks in the Clwydian Hills and Dee Valley and led by Ron Williams.
    Start Point - Disused Quarry on B5430 at Grid Ref. SJ 188 579
    (The B5430 links Llanferres to Graianrhyd and beyond and leaves the A494 just south of Llanferres. The disused quarry is on the east of this road about 1 mile from the A494/B5430  junction)
    Ron advises anyone joining him to bring something to eat and drink.
    He also advises anyone intending to bring a dog that there are several stiles some of them are difficult to get a dog over.
    If you or anyone you know would like to join Ron then please let me know.
    Neville Howell
     
    Trustee and Events Secretary Friends of the Clwydian Range and Dee Valley
    01244 535173, 07850 921295, nevjhow@gmail.com
  • Thu
    04
    Apr
    2019
    7:30 pmMasonic Hall, Earl Road, Mold. CH7 1AB (next door to the Post Office)
    Our meetings are held at the Masonic Hall, Earl Road, Mold.  If you have a SatNav, use the postcode CH7 1AB.
    We meet on the 1st Thursday of the month,  from Feb-June and Sept-Dec and we start our meetings at 7:30
    YOU MUST BE PRE-BOOK FOR VISITS

    http://moldcivicsociety.org.uk/

  • Fri
    05
    Apr
    2019
    7:15 pmHawkesbury Community Centre, Mill Lane, Buckley CH7 3HA

    An illustrated talk by Gavin Hunter

    Non members welcome for a small entrance fee of £2

    Doors open 7 pm for a 7.15 pm start

    Refreshment available after the talk.

    http://www.buckleysociety.org.uk

  • Wed
    10
    Apr
    2019
    2:00 pmLoggerheads Country Park, Sir Ddinbych CH7 5LH

    Please note amendment

    This talk was originally scheduled for the 11th of April but with effect from 4.4.2019  has been changed to 10th April.

    A talk by Howard Sutcliffe

    For further details please visit http://www.friends.cymru

    or contact

    Neville Howell

    Trustee and Events Secretary Friends of the Clwydian Range and Dee Valley
    01244 535173, 07850 921295, nevjhow@gmail.com
  • Tue
    23
    Apr
    2019
    2:00 pmLoggerheads Country Park, Sir Ddinbych CH7 5LH
    A presentation arranged at short notice by Rhun Jones Senior Warden in our AONB
    The Curlew has become the most pressing bird conservancy in the UK and Rhun has been working on behalf of the Clwydian Range and Dee Valley Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty on the Curlew Cymru project. Rhun has previously led walks for our group to hear Nightjars jarring and to locate the rare Llangollen Whitebeam tree on the Eglwyseg Escarpment. He was successful on both occasions.
    Loggerheads is on the A494 between Mold and Ruthin, 3 miles from Mold and 7 miles from Ruthin, There is pay and display parking and toilets on site.
    The Friends.cymru web site has been updated accordingly.
    If you or anyone you know are interested in attending this talk on Curlew Cymru then please let me know.
    Neville Howell
    Trustee and Events Secretary Friends of the Clwydian Range and Dee Valley
    01244 535173, 07850 921295, nevjhow@gmail.com
  • Thu
    25
    Apr
    2019
    Plas Pentwyn, Castle Road, Coedpoeth LL11 3NA Wrexham

    See full article and short video via the link to the Daily Post web page below

    https://www.dailypost.co.uk/news/local-news/meet-volunteers-who-transforming-brymbo-16022744

     

  • Sat
    27
    Apr
    2019
    14.30 HRSDyserth Community Hall, Cwm Road Dyserth , Rhyl, Clwyd, LL18 6BD

    A Lecture by Barbara Lawson-Reay

    Please see web site at http://www.flintshirehistoricalsociety.org.uk/  for further details and contacts.

  • Mon
    29
    Apr
    2019
    7:30 pmGladstone's Library, Church Lane, Hawarden, Flintshire CH5 3DF

    Want to see and learn more about rare books? Join Gladstone’s Library’s own Gary Butler for this hour-long talk on the history of the book through some spectacular, and unusual, examples from the library’s collections of religious texts.

    Come along and find out what makes our collections so unique and distinctive, and leave with a greater understanding of the meaning and value of the printed word.

    Gary Butler is the Assistant Librarian at Gladstone’s Library.

    Tickets are priced at £8 or £18.95 with dinner.  Book online, call Reception on 01244 532350 or email enquiries@gladlib.org.


    Please note that tickets for this event are e-tickets. Book online and have your tickets emailed directly to you – then save the environment by bringing along your e-ticket on your phone or tablet and have it scanned as you enter the event. If you would prefer to print your ticket, black and white is fine.

    A print and collect service is available to those without access to email facilities for a small charge to cover our admin costs. Call 01244 532350 or email enquiries@gladlib.org for more information. Printed tickets will be available to collect from Reception before the event.

  • Tue
    30
    Apr
    2019
    14:00: and 1900Mold Library & Holywell Library

    Tuesday 30 April / Dydd Mawrth 30 Ebrill 2019
    2pm MOLD LIBRARY / LLYFRGELL YR WYDDGRUG
    7pm HOLYWELL LIBRARY / LLYFRGELL TREFFYNNON

    An illustrated introduction by  PHIL COPE

    Phil Cope is a photographer, writer, and exhibition and book designer who has created five major
    books on the wellsprings of Britain. His celebrated talk will introduce you to the fascinating history
    of wellsprings throughout Wales, focusing on our local sites, told through their myths and legends,
    and the poems inspired by these magical places, all illustrated with his stunning photography.
    £5 admission (inc. refreshments

    The Living Wells of Wales (£20, published by SEREN
    in April 2019) is the finest and fullest guide yet to our
    sacred springs, holy wells and spas.
    Get your copy signed and dedicated by Phil
    at one of his two Flintshire talks.

     

  • Wed
    01
    May
    2019
    2:00 pmKathleen and May Centre, Dock Road Connah's Quay CH5 4DS

    A talk by local author David Rowe.

    Come and learn about the Ancient Order of Froth Blowers

    Everyone is welcome.

    Free for members, £2 for non members

    For further information telephone 07778659648

    email qwaheritageofficer1819@gmail.com

     

  • Wed
    01
    May
    2019
    Fri
    31
    May
    2019
    2:00 pmTower Nercwys, MOLD, Flintshire, North Wales CH7 4EW

    Tower (or Twr Broncoed) is first mentioned in 1465 by the poet Lewys Glyn Cothi, The fortified tower-house which gives the place its name is the earliest section and is probably c1440-50.

    Guided Tours of the house will be held at 2 pm on the above dates.

    Price £5 per person

    On weekends and Bank Holidays light refreshments will be available by prior arrangement. For further information or to book refreshments contact 01352 755043 or email info@tower.wales

    Why not combine your visit with one of our pop-up Tea afternoons?

    For more information see website at https://tower.wales/tower-public-access/

     

  • Thu
    02
    May
    2019
    7:30 pmMasonic Hall, Earl Road, Mold. CH7 1AB (next door to the Post Office)

    A talk by Pete Evans Author of the book 'Resurrection River'

    Our meetings are held at the Masonic Hall, Earl Road, Mold.  If you have a SatNav, use the postcode CH7 1AB.
    We meet on the 1st Thursday of the month,  from Feb-June and Sept-Dec and we start our meetings at 7:30 pm

    Please note you must pre-book for visits.

    http://moldcivicsociety.org.uk/

  • Sat
    11
    May
    2019
    2.30 pm onwardMostyn Hall, Mostyn, Nr Holywell, Flintshire, Sat Nav: CH8 9QH.

    This event is in aid of St Beuno’s and St Mary’s Church, Whitford, Holywell.

    I would be grateful if your members could be advised of this opportunity to enjoy a wonderful tea in the gardens which are not usually open to the public.

    ‘Afternoon Tea’ in the historic Mostyn Hall Garden with proceeds in aid of Whitford Church on Saturday, afternoon, 11th. May from 2:30 pm onward
    Tickets: £10 includes walks in the garden with a Treasure Hunt for children
    Available from Frances Taylor Warden Telephone 01745 563 054

  • Sun
    12
    May
    2019
    10,30 amStart Point – Llantysilio Green car park, SJ 199 435, (near Chain Bridge Hotel)

    Organiser – Friends of the Clwydian Range and Dee Valley

    Leader – Fiona Gale, Member of FoCRDV and retired Denbighshire County Archaeologist

    Date & Time – Sunday 12th May 2019 Start walking at 10:30am

    Start Point – Llantysilio Green car park, SJ 199 435, (near Chain Bridge Hotel)

    Description – Explore the Valle Crucis Abbey and the 9th Century Eliseg’s Pillar and a part of the Llangollen Canal World Heritage Site

    Booking – Nev. Howell, 01244 535173, 07850 921295, nevjhow@gmail.com

     

  • Tue
    14
    May
    2019
    10:00 amStart Point – Gwaenysgor Viewpoint car park, SJ 075 819, (between Gwaenysgor and Prestatyn)

    Organiser – Denbighshire Countryside Services (DCS)

    Leader – DCS Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB) Ranger

    Date & Time – Tuesday 14th May 2019 Start walking at 10:00am

    Start Point – Gwaenysgor Viewpoint car park, SJ 075 819, (between Gwaenysgor and Prestatyn)

    Description – This is a walk to explore the special wildlife and habitats of Prestatyn Hillside

    Booking – Loggerheads Country Park, 01824 712757, loggerheads.countrypark@denbighshire.gov.uk

     

  • Thu
    16
    May
    2019
    Sat
    18
    May
    2019
    Gladstone's Library, Church Lane, Hawarden, Flintshire CH5 3DF

    Gladstone’s Library is delighted to announce the details of a three-day course for theologians, historians, and anyone with an interest in religion. Entitled Through Palestinian Eyes...Contemporary Christianity in the Middle East, the course will explore Christianity in the Middle East from the 19th Century through to the present day. The price of the course also includes entry to this year’s Robinson-Spong public lecture, Faith in the Face of Empire: The Bible Through Palestinian Eyes, individual tickets for which can be purchased separately.

    Participants of the course have the option to take part in a Eucharist every morning, and will first look at the rise and fall of Middle Eastern Christianity in the 19th Century, giving participants the context in which the next two days of lectures will be situated. Further sessions include ‘The Fall of Middle Eastern Christianity in the 20th Century’; ‘The Political Situation in Israel Palestine’ and; ‘Christians in Israeli Palestine: Migration and Resilience.’

    The final session of this course, and the Robinson-Spong lecture for 2019, will explore the Bible and contemporary Christianity from a Palestinian perspective.

    Places for this course are available now. Residential prices start from £235, non-residential are £160. Discount rates for clergy and students apply. For more information or to book, please call 01244 532350 or email http://enquiries@gladlib.org.

    www.gladstoneslibrary.org
  • Thu
    16
    May
    2019
    7:30 pmStart Point – Llangollen Market Street car park, LL20 8RB

    Organiser - Denbighshire Countryside Services (DCS)

    Leader - DCS Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB) Ranger

    Date & Time – Thursday 16th May 2019 start walking at 7:30pm-

    Start Point – Llangollen Market Street car park, LL20 8RB

    Description – Join a leisurely 4 mile evening stroll to enjoy the setting sun, the calls of the curlew and far-reaching views of the Dee Valley from Biddulph Tower

    Booking – Loggerheads Country Park, 01824 712757, loggerheads.countrypark@denbighshire.gov.uk

  • Sat
    18
    May
    2019
    7:00 pmPrestatyn Parish Church Hall

    Prestatyn & Clwydian Range Walking Festival 2019

    A talk by Professor of Archaeology at the University of Chester.

    The talk will present the latest findings and arguments in regard to ongoing work by Dr Keith Ray and himself as part of the Offa's Dyke Collaboratory featuring the northern stretches of Offa's Dyke.

    The entrance fee will be £4 per person (pay on the night) which will include coffee / tea and biscuits.

    Pre-booking recommended by telephoning 01745 857185

  • Fri
    24
    May
    2019
    10:00 amStart Point – The slip-road outside Llanferres Church and the Druid Inn, Llanferres, SJ 188 605

    Organiser – Friends of the Clwydian Range and Dee Valley (FoCRDV)

    Leader – Neil Ogilvie, Member of FoCRDV and Walk Leader for Walkabout Flintshire (WaFl)

    Date & Time – Friday 24th May 2019 Start walking at 10:00am

    Start Point – The slip-road outside Llanferres Church and the Druid Inn, Llanferres, SJ 188 605

    Description - Neil will lead a 5 mile walk which will include the limestone pavement of Bryn Alyn. there will be some hills and uneven surfaces

    Booking – Neil Ogilvie, 01352 756183, nhogilvie@hotmail.com

  • Fri
    31
    May
    2019
    9.30 AM -5.30 PMThe National Library of Wales, Aberystwyth, Allt Penglais Hill, Aberystwyth SY23 BU

    This year’s symposium will concentrate on the work of Humphrey Llwyd, an appraisal of the work and influence of the father of Welsh cartography. Speakers will include: Keith Lilley, Professor of Historical Geography, Queen’s University Belfast; Joost Depuydt, Curator of Typographical and Technical Collections, Plantin-Moretus Museum, Antwerp; and James January-McCann, Place Names Officer and Royal Commission on the Ancient and Historical Monuments of Wales. The symposium will also include guided tours of the Humphrey Llwyd exhibition by the curator Huw Thomas, together with a display of materials
    especially selected for the symposium by the Royal Commission in their Reading Room.

    https://rcahmw.gov.uk/event/carto-cymru-2019-humphrey-llwyd-inventor-of-britain/

    ***A bilingual event***

    ***Simultaneous translation provided***

    ***Admission by ticket to the morning presentations £10.00***

    ***Tea / coffee served during registration***

  • Thu
    06
    Jun
    2019
    7:15 pmMasonic Hall, Earl Road, Mold. CH7 1AB

    The next Mold Civic Society meeting will be Thursday 6th June 2019.
    The talk will be on the Mold Riots by David Rowe
    New members are always welcome. Visitors are also very welcome for a small fee each visit.

    Meetings are held at the Masonic Hall, Earl Road, Mold. CH7 1AB (next door to the Post Office) 7.15 for a 7.30 pm start
    You can now follow us on Twitter at :- https://twitter.com/CivicMold?lang=en-gb
    Full program for 2019 is on the web page at : -http://moldcivicsociety.org.uk/

  • Thu
    06
    Jun
    2019
    7.15 pm for 7.30 pm startMasonic Hall, Earl Road, Mold. CH7 1AB

    The next Mold Civic Society meeting will be Thursday 6th June 2019.
    The talk will be on the Mold Riots by David Rowe
    New members are always welcome. Visitors are also very welcome for a small fee each visit. Meetings are held at the Masonic Hall, Earl Road, Mold. CH7 1AB (next door to the Post Office) 7.15 pm for a 7.30 pm start
    You can now follow us on Twitter at :-  https://twitter.com/CivicMold?lang=en-gb
    Full program for 2019 is on the web page at : -http://moldcivicsociety.org.uk/

  • Wed
    12
    Jun
    2019
    10:00 amPlas Newydd, Llangollen LL20 8AW

    A walk and talk guided by Neil Rowlands

    For further details please visit http://www.friends.cymru

    or contact

    Neville Howell

    Trustee and Events Secretary Friends of the Clwydian Range and Dee Valley
    01244 535173, 07850 921295, nevjhow@gmail.com
  • Thu
    13
    Jun
    2019
    7:00 pmDenbigh Museum, Grove Road, Denbigh, LL16 3UU

    The Annual General Meeting for the North East Wales Heritage Forum will be held at Denbigh Museum at 7 pm on Thursday the 13th June.

    Following the business of the AGM we are pleased that Fiona Gale, Paul Davies and Jonathan Gammond have agreed to give three 20 minute presentations (followed by questions) on some of the themes related to the potential ‘Arrivals and Departures’ project.

    All current members of the Steering Group have indicated that they are happy to continue in their roles.  If anybody would like to be considered for election, please email us with details.  Brief annual reports will be presented by the Chair and Treasurer.

     

  • Wed
    19
    Jun
    2019
    7:00 pmKathleen and May Centre, Dock Road Connah's Quay CH5 4DS

    A talk organised by the Quay Watermen's Association

    Everyone is welcome. Free for members, £2 for non-members

    For Further information  telephone 07778 659648
    email: qwaheritageofficer1819@gmail.com

  • Thu
    20
    Jun
    2019
    10 AM - 1.30 PMStart from Trelawnyd Car Park, Trelawnyd Denbighshire
    Friends of the Clwydian Range and Dee Valley
    6 mile walk with Ron Williams from Trelawnyd Car-park taking in Marion Mills, Gwaenysgor and the Top Hill
    Please let me know if you or anyone you know would like to attend 
    Neville Howell
     
    Trustee and Events Secretary Friends of the Clwydian Range and Dee Valley
    01244 535173, 07850 921295, nevjhow@gmail.com
  • Thu
    20
    Jun
    2019
    Sun
    23
    Jun
    2019
    10 am - 4 pmSt Bartholomew's Church Sealand Road, Sealand CH5 2LQ

    A 1930's Heritage weekend and exhibition of Sealand in the 1930's

    Admission Free

     Refreshments on Sale:

    Morning Coffee, Hot and Cold Light

     Lunches, Homemade cakes,

     Afternoon Teas

    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
  • Fri
    28
    Jun
    2019
    2 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 attend 
     
    Neville Howell
     
    Trustee and Events Secretary Friends of the Clwydian Range and Dee Valley
    01244 535173, 07850 921295, nevjhow@gmail.com

     

  • Mon
    01
    Jul
    2019
    Sun
    07
    Jul
    2019
    Llangollen 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;

    http://www.llangollen.net

    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

    https://international-eisteddfod.co.uk/event_picker/evening-concerts/

    Administration Office

    Tel: 01978 862000

    Email: info@llangollen.net 

    Music Office

    Tel: 01978 862003

    Email: music@llangollen.net

    Tickets

    Tel: 01978 862001

    Email: tickets@llangollen.net

    Support and Sponsorship

    Email: commercial@llangollen.net

    Trade Stands & Catering

    Email: siting@llangollen.net 

    Friends of the Eisteddfod

    Email: friends@llangollen.net

    PR and Press Accreditation

    Tel: 01244 320677

    Email: EisteddfodPR@thinkdewinter.co.uk

     

     

  • Tue
    02
    Jul
    2019
    1:30 pmBodrhyddan Hall near Dyserth post code LL185SB
    The 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.
              DETAILS
    The 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 £4.00
    The 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 gardens
    There is Victorian and historical collection with Armour, portraits and Egyptian mummy and sarcophagus
    LOCATION
    It is between Dyserth and Rhuddlan post code LL185SB.  It has limited Disability Access
    Meet 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 christinemaryevans@hotmail.com text 07887774909, or landline 01824780560 there is an answerphone facility on this number.
  • Sat
    06
    Jul
    2019
    11am - 4pmKathleen and May Centre, Dock Road Connah's Quay CH5 4DS

    Teas, homemade cakes, and barbecue
    Bridge to Bridge Wheeleyboat trips from 12 midday
    Duck races
    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

    qwaheritageofficer1819@gmail.com  or wwwquaywatermen.com

  • Sun
    07
    Jul
    2019
    2:00 pmLlangollen International Musical Eisteddfod, Royal International Pavilion, Abbey Road, Llangollen Denbighshire LL20 8SW UK
    Lanfest
    https://international-eisteddfod.co.uk/events/sunday-llanfest/

    Gates open 1.30 pm

    Tickets

    There are 3 ticket options available which allow access to the whole site from 2 pm.

    Standing: £39

    Seated: £45

    Premium Standing: £49

    For Accessible Seating please contact the Box Office on 01978 862001.

    Under 16 s must be accompanied by an adult.

  • Sat
    27
    Jul
    2019
    Wrexham 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.

  • Sat
    27
    Jul
    2019
    Sun
    28
    Jul
    2019
    10 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;-

    https://www.rhyljournal.co.uk/news/17393277.talacre-then-and-now-project-receives-more-funding/

  • Sat
    17
    Aug
    2019
    10 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

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    Gladstone'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!

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    Gladstone'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

     For further information and press tickets, please email amy.sumner@gladlib.org.     www.gladfest.co.uk | @gladlib#Gladfest19