‘Below the Line’ Exhibition
Call into Flint Library from now until August 2018 to view the ‘Below the Line’ Exhibition. This is part of a project exploring the stories of Flint’s castle and coast for CADW and Flintshire Council where a group of artists worked with a variety of people to think and talk about Flint’s past, present and future. This included a story shop in the old Jones the Gardeners for two weeks during Feb/March, arts workshops with the majority of Flint’s schools and talks to local groups and organisations. The amazing art work that came out of that project is shown all around the library. You can even watch and listen to stories and videos created during the project by local people. And if you have a story to tell please come in and share it with us.
Heritage Crafts Day
Location: Greenfield Valley Heritage Park
Date: 1st September 2018
Time: 11am till 3.30pm
Heritage crafts are an important part of Welsh history and Greenfield Valley Heritage Park is holding a Heritage Craft Day for all the family on Saturday 1st September as a celebration of crafts and skills from long ago. There will be demonstrations and children’s craft activities to make and take home.
Both children and adults will enjoy making their own brooch with artist Juliet, or a sweet smelling Tudor tussie mussie to take home. The Abergele Spinners and Weavers will be demonstrating the skill of spinning yarn from raw wool. In the past spinning and weaving was used to make everyday clothes from the sheep that were raised on the hillsides. As most people lived in the countryside it was often difficult to buy clothes from shops in the towns. Depending on your rank in society it could even be illegal to buy certain types of fabric and colours!
This month is the launch of our Heritage Gardens so come and explore the gardens to learn how people used plants in the past. The volunteers have been working hard all year long, researching, planting and landscaping to create authentic Tudor and medieval gardens. Medieval monks from Basingwerk Abbey will also be on hand to show visitors how to make string from nettles and how the monks used their herbology skills to make medicines and cures.
There will be walking tours throughout the day up to the lower cotton mill and steam bottling plant. There are also lots of other museum displays to visit, a museum passport trail, and don’t forget the tree house and maze to explore.