Explore North East Wales via the below link and discover some of the hidden treasures of North East WalesNorth East Wales Trails is a series of digital trails developed by local communities across Denbighshire, Flintshire and Wrexham to help you to discover more about this fascinating area. Each trail highlights what is special and is packed with information, photos and stories.The trails are as diverse as the area. Take a stroll along the coast, discover hidden countryside or meander around one of the pretty villages. Discover the rich heritage of the area from hillforts to stone castles or explore the industrial heritage. See how a limekiln works or listen to what is was like to work with the ponies deep underground in the coal mines.This project has received funding through the Welsh Government Rural Communities - Rural Development Programme 2014-2020, which is funded by the European Agricultural Fund for Rural Development and the Welsh Government.
Sat21May20227:00 pmThe Canolfan, New Road, Glyn Ceiriog Llangollen LL20 7HEJohn ac Alun in Concert (at the Canolfan, Glyn Ceiriog), doors open 7-00pm, bar & refreshments available. Tickets £10, proceeds towards the Ceiriog Memorial Institute. For further information email email@example.comIn Association with the 'Wrexham 2025 Year of Culture' programme
Wed22Jun20227:30 pmBooka 26-28 Church Street Oswestry SY11 2SP
Renowned historian Marc Morris talks about his latest book The Anglo-Saxons, shining a light on Britain's Dark Ages.
Sixteen hundred years ago Britain left the Roman Empire and swiftly fell into ruin. Grand cities and luxurious villas were deserted and left to crumble, and civil society collapsed into chaos. Into this violent and unstable world came foreign invaders from across the sea, and established themselves as its new masters.
The Anglo-Saxons traces the turbulent history of these people across the next six centuries. It explains how their earliest rulers fought relentlessly against each other for glory and supremacy, and then were almost destroyed by the onslaught of the Vikings. It explores how they abandoned their old gods for Christianity, established hundreds of churches and created dazzlingly intricate works of art. It charts the revival of towns and trade, and the origins of a familiar landscape of shires, boroughs and bishoprics.
It is a tale of famous figures like King Offa, Alfred the Great and Edward the Confessor, but also features a host of lesser known characters - ambitious queens, revolutionary saints, intolerant monks and grasping nobles. Through their remarkable careers we see how a new society, a new culture and a single unified nation came into being.
Drawing on a vast range of original evidence - chronicles, letters, archaeology and artefacts - renowned historian Marc Morris illuminates a period of history that is only dimly understood, separates the truth from the legend, and tells the extraordinary story of how the foundations of England were laid.
We are delighted to welcome Marc Morris back to Booka during Independent Bookshop Week as we celebrate the paperback publication of The Anglo-Saxons.
Author talk followed by audience Q&A and book signing.
£7 without book (Admits One, ticket redeemable against a signed copy of The Anglo Saxons) or £11 with book (Admits One, includes a signed copy of The Anglo Saxons).
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Fri24Jun20227:00 pmKings Christian Centre, Bailey Hill Mold
Please note that the Annual General Meeting of the North East Wales Heritage Forum will take place at 7pm on Friday the 24th June 2022.
The event will be held at the Kings Christian centre alongside the entrance to the Bailey Hill in Mold, Flintshire where a £1.8m restoration project has just been completed.
The location has been chosen to enable members to benefit from a presentation about the restoration project and the opportunity to visit the Bailey Hill.
There are some steps to contend with to access the building but ramps will be available.Further details and the agenda will be sent out to members and groups closer to the time. If you have any proposals or items you would like to bring up at the meeting please send notification via the contact page of this web site.