With the three-year LIVE project, which has funded the work of the Ecoamgueddfa Llŷn (Ecomuseum), drawing to an end, we’re looking forward to welcoming you all to our stall at the national Eisteddfod in Boduan between 5-12 August.
The Ecoamgueddfa Llŷn stall will be the culmination of three years of work on an innovative project which has seen a significant rise in awareness of the ecomuseum - the first of its kind in Wales. The stand will be an opportunity for people to learn about the collaboration between partners and what has been achieved over the past few years. It will also be a platform for the Llŷn heritage sites that are part of the partnership, who have worked together over the past few years, to promote the area.
The six tourist sites who are part of the ecomuseum partnership are; Porth y Swnt, Nant Gwrtheyrn, Plas Glyn y Weddw Gallery, Plas yn Rhiw, Llŷn Maritime Museum and Felin Uchaf. A full week of activities will open on the first Saturday with a partnership panel discussion on the opportunities and challenges that face the tourism sector in Pen Llŷn.
Dr Einir Young, LIVE Chief Project Officer and Senior Research Fellow at the School of History, Law and Social Sciences at Bangor University said:
“Over the last three years this project has achieved a lot, it has built on the close collaboration that has existed here in different ways for many years. This has included developing standard resources to celebrate the language, culture and the natural wealth of the landscape and its people – encouraging collaboration in our communities to promote the area’s special identity and to raise awareness of what Pen Llŷn has to offer the whole world. Our stall at the Eisteddfod will give everyone a glimpse of the work that has been carried out and will hopefully encourage the ‘what next’ discission…
“We have a full schedule of interesting and engaging activities for the week, including the launch of three books, panel discussion and sessions which will share information about some of our most exciting projects such as the Big 5 Maps and the Llŷn trail vlogs that have been created by BBC presenter Aled Hughes. We’ll be offering something for everyone.”
Arwel Jones, LIVE Project manager added:
“Our stall at the Eisteddfod will be a platform showcasing what Pen Llŷn has to offer those who visit the area through the year. It will also showcase what our staff and partners have achieved over the past three years.
“There will be plenty of fun and creative activities for children and adults of all ages, including an opportunity to build a traditional wooden frame roof with the talented craftsmen from Felin Uchaf and a beautiful mural to paint which has been created by local artist Tess Urbanska.
“Our slogan, yn gartref ac yn gyrchfan translates to Pen Llŷn being a home and a destination, and this is exactly what our stand will offer at the Eisteddfod. Pop in for a cup of tea, a chat and a very warm welcome.”
To see the full timetable of the week’s events, see below.
The week’s schedule of events
Daily at 11am from Sunday onwards – local schools will present and display their work on the ‘Gair mewn Gwlân’ (word in wool) project. - Translation service available
Saturday, 5 August
11am – Dafydd Davies-Hughes from Felin Uchaf ‘The journey from the beginning to today’.
1pm – Q&A pannel – The challenges and opportunities for tourism in Pen Llŷn Translation service available
3pm – Word in Wool project launch Translation service available
Sunday, 6 August
1pm – Llŷr Titus discusses Ann Griffiths and her work with folk medicine
3pm – Ciplŷn book launch. This book achieve two aims; to present the Llŷn ecomuseum to the world and gives 14 women living in the area an opportunity to share their experiences and feelings about their own square mile through words and pictures. Editor, Einir Young will lead the discussion with some of the contributors. Translation service available
Monday, 7 August
1pm – Llŷn wildlife safari. An opportunity to learn about the art and nature project which created the Big 5 area Maps. Translation service available
3pm – ‘Capten’ square mile. Llŷr Titus will lead the discussion with Meinir Pierce Jones about the process of creating and publishing a digital guide of the journey of her characters in her prize winning novel, Capten.
Tuesday, 8 August
1pm – Aled Hughes Llŷn tails vlog launch Translation service available
3pm – Nature engagement session for children with Ben Porter
Wednesday, 9 August
1pm – Dwdls Cymraeg. The launch of Professor Oliver Turnbull’s book for Welsh learners. Translation service available
3pm – The real PenyBerth. Ffion Enlli discusses with Helen Williams-Ellis. Translation service available
Thursday, 10 August
1pm - Emrys Parry: A migrant from Wales. Q&A with the artist, Emrys Parry Translation service available
4pm - Côr yr Heli and Gwenan Gibbard will perform traditional sea shanties
Saturday, 11 August
1pm – Pen Llŷn Iron Age Hillforts – Rhys Mwyn will discuss recent archaeological work carried out by Bangor University and the LIVE Ecomuseum project on two important hillforts in Llŷn: Tre’r Ceiri and Meillionydd. He will take you on a 360-dregree virtual tour of Tre’r Ceiri and share some of the significance recent discoveries at Meillionydd. There will be an opportunity to handle some of the objects at the end of the session. Translation service available