Events

  • Sat
    21
    Jul
    2018
    Sat
    03
    Nov
    2018
    Mon-Fri 10-5 Sat 11-4Wrexham County Museum & Archive

    Wales, Arthur and the Tales of the Mabinogion

    Set off on a quest this summer to rediscover the magic of the Mabinogion, King Arthur and the Knights of the Round Table in Wrexham Museum's latest exhibition.

    Children's events will be held throughout the summer and at half term.

    For further information go to www.wrexham.gov.uk/heritage and click on What's On in the Related Links list.

     

  • Mon
    23
    Jul
    2018
    Wed
    31
    Oct
    2018
    9 am - 5 pm Mon - Fri 9 am -1 pm SaturdaysBuckley Museum, Mold Museum, Connah's Quay Heritage Centre

    The History of North East Wales in 100 Objects

    The very popular exhibition which was hosted at Wrexham Museum earlier this year opened at Flintshire Museums on 23rd. July  and is based on the challenge of telling the story of North East Wales in 100 objects.

    This exhibition is the culmination of a two year Heritage Lottery Fund project by the North East Wales Heritage Forum, which was set up to celebrate, conserve and promote the rich heritage of the North East Wales borderlands. The Forum brought together community heritage groups across the region and asked them to suggest objects that each represent an aspect of our local history. With the suggestions flooding in, the search was on to track down the recommended items and secure their appearances in this unique exhibition.

    The final 100 represent thousands of years of history from the first evidence of human life up to the technology of the 21st century.

    The exhibition is split into three sections –

    • Industry & Everyday Life in Buckley Museum
    • Early Inhabitants & Religion/Culture in Mold Museum
    • Conflict & Transport in Connah’s Quay Heritage Centre

    The display is an eclectic mix of objects ranging from a prehistoric horse jaw from Gop Cave, arrow heads from Denbigh Castle, a River Dee coracle, the smoking hat of poet John ‘Ceiriog’ Hughes, a copper manilla from Greenfield Valley to the modern day Airbus wing rib.

    Students from the Creative Industries Department at Glyndŵr University have been involved in creating audio pieces related to some of the objects.

    Head of HLF Wales, Richard Bellamy, explains why the project was considered important enough to be awarded a Grant: “North East Wales is an area rich in both heritage and culture.  This ambitious project is not simply about preserving collections– it’s also about making them meaningful and accessible for people today.   With the support from National lottery players, this exciting new exhibition will give people opportunities to learn about, enjoy and become immersed in their unique heritage of which they can be immensely proud.”

    Dr Shaun Evans, Chairman of the Forum said, “The hundred objects have been selected and grouped to illustrate themes which wind their way through the area’s history. The result is an outstandingly diverse representation of our region’s past, stretching over centuries and including items from every part of our corner of North East Wales. We would invite people living in the area to visit this exhibition and to treat this exhibition as a gateway to further explore and discover our towns and villages, our landscapes, heritage sites and other museums and archives.”

    He added, “Many thanks go to all of the groups, organisations and individuals who have allowed us to include items from their collections within the exhibition – without their support this project would not have been possible. We are exceptionally grateful to the Heritage Lottery Fund for funding the two-year project. We are also delighted to be holding the exhibition at Wrexham Museum, whose team have been wonderful to work with.”

    The exhibition, which is free of charge, is on display at the Flintshire Museums and Heritage Centres adjoining the town libraries shown above from 23rd July until 1st October 2018

    The exhibition is accompanied by a book The History of North East Wales in 100 Objects that will be available from Wrexham Museum and other local outlets, including The Bookshop in Mold and Ruthin bookshops.

    For more information, visit www.newalesheritageforum.org.uk

    https://aura.wales/libraries/heritage/museum-service/

    Opening hours 9am -5pm Moday to Friday,  Saturdays 9am -1pm

    Press enquiries

    AURA Museums Officer Sophie Fish 01244 549210

    NEWHF: Lorna Jenner 01352 741676

     

  • Thu
    25
    Oct
    2018
    Sat
    27
    Oct
    2018
    11 am - 4.00 pmTyddyn Street United Church, Mold

    An exhibition to commemorate the centenary of the World War 1 Armistice. With displays, talks and exhibits - all relating to World War 1

    Free Admission

    Organised by Flintshire War Memorials, Mold Civic Society and Tyddyn Street Church History Group

  • Sat
    27
    Oct
    2018
    11am - 4pmGeorge Edwards Hall, Well Street Cefn Mawr Wrexham LL14 3AE

    The Cefn Mawr Heritage Fair

    You are cordially invited to come and see the wide range of displays and meet local history and heritage groups from across North East Wales.
    The Cefn Mawr Heritage Fair
    Saturday 27th October 2018
    Free entry - all ages are welcome

    Participating Organisations thus far.

    Brymbo Heritage Project
    Clwydian Range Archaeology Group (CRAG)
    Corwen & Dee Valley Archaeological Society
    North Wales Miners Association Trust
    Gladstone’s Library
    The Buckley Society
    Caerwys Historical Society
    Clwyd Family History Society
    Armoury Conservation Trust
    Cefn Mawr Museum
    Llangollen International Musical Eisteddfod
    Ruthin Castle Conservation Trust
    Friends of the Clwydian Range and Dee Valley A.O.N.B
    North East Wales Heritage Forum

     

  • Thu
    01
    Nov
    2018
    7:15 pmMasonic Hall, Earl Road, Mold. CH7 1AB

    The next Mold Civic Society meeting will be Thursday 1st November. When Kevin Matthias will talk on “The making of Mold”
    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.

  • Fri
    02
    Nov
    2018
    2:00 pmLlyfrgell Genedlaethol Cymru | The National Library of Wales Allt Penglais Hill, SY23 3BU Aberystwyth

    The Mostyn family were recognised as one of the most influential landholding families in Wales. The collections they generated over the course of their long history provide an outstanding foundation for research. Through a series of short presentations, this one-day public symposium will showcase a range of
    studies based on the National Library’s Mostyn Manuscripts and related collections.

    Held in collaboration with Bangor University’s Institute for the Study of Welsh Estates and Stephen Colclough Centre for the History and Culture of the Book, it will demonstrate the research and cultural value of one of Wales’s most famous country house collections.

    *** Event held in English***
    ***Free admission by ticket***

    https://www.ticketsource.co.uk/llgcnlw/

    #Mostyn100

    Library 01970 632800

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

    A Buckley Society event in which Jennifer Watson, Church Warden at St Bartholomew's Church Sealand will give an illustrated talk on the R.A.F. camp and its' background.

    All are welcome, visitors are charged £2 at the door on the nights Members enjoy free admission.

    Doors open 7 pm for a 7.15 pm start

    http://www.buckleysociety.org.uk

    bucksoc@uwclub.net  for e mail contact

     

  • Sat
    03
    Nov
    2018
    Gladstone's Library, Church Lane, Hawarden, Flintshire CH5 3DF

    On Saturday, 3rd November, inside the cosy common room of Gladstone’s Library, you’ll find Hearth literary festival. This special micro-festival offers keen writers the opportunity to pick up hints and tips on the writing craft, and ask questions of published authors about their experiences. It is also a wonderful opportunity for those interested in the world of writing to find out more about what is involved in becoming a published author.

    Previously split over two days, this year Hearth gets a makeover to ensure no one misses out on talks. Jam packed into one full day, four of the most exciting contemporary writers travel to Hawarden to gather around the fireside and share talks, readings and good food.

    The format of the day is as follows:

    10 - 11am: Poet Angela Topping gives a reflective hour on the relationship between poetry and mental health. Angela was Writer in Residence at Gladstone’s Library for one month in 2013. Angela’s poems appear in a range of journals including Poetry Review. Her eighth collection, 'The Five Petals of Elderflower', was published in 2016. Angela recently contributed three poems to the anthology Please Hear What I’m Not Saying, edited by Isabelle Kenyon (2018).

    11.30am - 12.30pm: All the way from the Australian countryside, editor and writer, Robyn Cadwallader takes the stage. Robyn is the author of the poetry collection 'i painted unafraid' (2009) and a non-fiction book based on her PhD thesis about virginity and female agency in the Middle Ages. Robyn’s first novel was 2015’s The Anchoress, received with critical and popular acclaim. At Hearth Robyn gives an exclusive reading– the first in the UK, from her most recent novel, Book of Colours.

    After lunch novelist Liz Flanagan speaks (1.30pm - 2.30pm). Reading from both her first young adult novel, Eden Summer, and the forthcoming Dragon Daughter (October 2018), Liz will discuss the topics of friendship and identity, and the importance of landscape, whether real or imagined. Her novels reflect her love of landscape and lifelong engagement with children’s literature. An event for all ages!

    3.30pm - 4.30pm: Tara Guha shares her experiences of writing her first book, as well as news of her new project. Her first novel, 2015’s bestselling Untouchable Things, was written as her daughter napped. The novel won the Luke Bitmead bursary, a prize established to help writers and challenge stigma around mental health. Untouchable Things also became an Amazon Kindle bestseller and was praised for its beautiful writing and accomplished, suspenseful narrative. Tara’s current project is also a suspense novel, exploring a cross-cultural friendship against a backdrop of 9/11, tensions between immigrant communities – and an ongoing inquest.

    Before dinner there will be an hour-long panel comprising reading and reflection with all four Hearth writers, plus opportunities for discussion and questions. All tickets include free entry to the panel discussion.

     Individual Tickets £14

    Morning / Afternoon Tickets £35 (including lunch / dinner)

    Day Tickets £60 (including lunch and dinner)

     

    Book online at gladstoneslibrary.org, call 01244 532350 or email enquiries@gladlib.org.

     Notes to Editors

     

    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.

    The Hearth micro-festivals began in 2013 and are held in November and February each year. Hearth is an opportunity to meet, talk and create with four authors over a weekend of writing-related activity.

    Interviews and press tickets are available. To arrange please contact amy.sumner@gladlib.org.

    Amy Sumner

    Marketing Manager

    Working Hours: Monday – Friday, 9am – 5pm

     Gladstone's Library

    Church Lane

    Hawarden

    Flintshire

    CH5 3DF

    Tel: 01244 532350

    Fax: 01244 520643

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  • Wed
    07
    Nov
    2018
    2:00 pmKathleen and May Centre, Dock Road Connah's Quay CH5 4DS

    A talk on Queensferry in the past by Celia Drew

    Members free, non members £2

  • Fri
    09
    Nov
    2018
    7:00 pmTithe Barn, Church Lane, Hawarden CH5 3LT

    The Key Actions and Events of the War Reviewed with some Thoughts on the Aftermath 

    With readings of the War Poets and songs from the War by Welcomme, Finnan and Chrimes

    Admission £3 including Coffee and Biscuits

    Proceeds to St Deiniol's Church and The British Legion