Unforgettable. Historic Welsh Quilts and Costume
Unforgettable. Historic Welsh Quilts and Costume from the collections of Ron Simpson, Jen Jones, and the Ceredigion Museum will take centre stage in the dramatic Courtroom Gallery. The exhibition features feature strikingly bold 19th Century Welsh Flannel Patchworks and the quintessential Welsh Hat. There is a recognisable signature to the Welsh quilting tradition that makes quilts from this part of the world unique. By setting the quilts amongst a backdrop of Welsh hats and costumes, the exhibition strikingly demonstrates how a working tradition can become beautiful works of art when created by exceptionally skilled workers. The quilts on show represent some of the very best ever made in the Welsh tradition. Many of them have never been seen before. For all these reasons, they will surprise and delight visitors! Unforgettable at The Welsh Quilt Centre will be a diverse showcase of quilts, embroideries, paintings and textiles from well-known contemporary artists displayed alongside the precious textile heritage of Wales The exhibition has been designed by Gwenllian Ashley.
The Dental Cosmos
Artist Morgan Griffith (sonomano) uses found images to create beautiful, funny, unnerving collages. This exhibition will present these works alongside some kinetic assemblages, created especially for Oriel Mwldan with his collaborative partner Jo Hinchliffe (concretedog). Drawing together images that seem to have come from very different places, the works cry out for the viewer’s own interpretations of the stories behind them.
The Button Project
The Button Project is an ongoing experiment in curating and creative collaboration. It began in 2013 when Jo Dahn sent a message to ceramics practitioners, asking them to make a button and post it to her:
Aberaeron Cardigan Bay Seafood Festival
Fishy feasting and great selection of foods from Wales. Come with a healthy appetite! Over the years, the Cardigan Bay Seafood Festival has grown to be one of the highlights of the food calendar in Wales and several thousand people are expected to flock to the quayside this summer to see and taste the best of local seafood, fish and other produce. There is free parking at Min Aeron CCC Social Services Offices SA46 0DY and Penmorfa CCC Offices SA46 0PA – only a 5min walk away from the harbour
Gwyl Nol a Mlan Festival
A festival for everyone of all ages in one of Wales’ prettiest seaside village, Llangrannog! The 2015 festival will be held in the evening of Friday the 8th of July and all day on Saturday the 9th, and once again this year the festival is free of charge!
Making Pictures – with Janet Bolton
The main emphasis of the workshop is to encourage students to develop their own ideas with help readily available. Working directly with the fabric Janet explains and demonstrates the simple sewing techniques required. She will also demonstrate the exciting process of cutting shapes, re-arranging and sewing down the various elements until a pleasing composition has been achieved. These are two individual days but you are welcome to attend both.
Wildlife Watch at Teifi Marshes
Wildlife Watch is the junior branch of the Wildlife Trust aimed at inspiring and educating children in nature, wildlife and generally getting outdoors and having fun. The Teifi Marshes Wildlife Watch group is run by volunteers and is aimed at children between 6 and 12yrs. We meet in the Nature School for two hours on the third Saturday of every month. Some of our past activities have included putting up a camera trap around the nature reserve to see what wildlife activity can be captured, going on a minibeast safari, searching for tracks and signs and going on a reptile ramble to see grass snakes, lizards and slow worms. Please ensure that your child is dressed appropriately as we go outside in all weathers! Parents are not required to stay for the meeting but they must fill out a consent form. For more information please contact Nia Stephens
Fishguard International Music Festival
Taking place in one of the most beautiful corners of West Wales a 12-day celebration of classical music that includes visiting orchestras, chamber ensembles, opera and solo artists. This festival takes place in a variety of venues in and around Fishguard. Please see full list of venues here, and this year’s concerts here
Ceredigion Art Trail 2016
The Trail offers everyone the opportunity to meet artists and makers, to learn firsthand about their work and techniques and to buy direct from the artist.
Twelfth Night, or What You Will
The Abbey Shakespeare Players first came to the majestic ruins of St Dogmaels Abbey with Twelfth Night in 1987. We are delighted to revisit one of Shakespeare’s most popular comedies for this, our 30th production. As the day ends, seated outdoors and swallows turn into stars, St Dogmaels Abbey creates its very own kind of magic. Twelfth Night will be directed by Georgina Ferry and Ian Wood. A great while ago the world begun, With hey, ho, the wind and the rain, But that’s all one, our play is done, And we’ll strive to please you every day. Feste, Act V Sc 1 Tickets will be available in advance from Theatr Mwldan, Cardigan Tickets are also available at the gate on the evening. This is an outdoor production so please dress warmly. Seating is provided.