Other Organisations' Events - February

St Fagans National History Museum
Representations of the People’s Act 1918 – 100 years of people power!

4 February, 11am-4pm, free
It’s one hundred years since some women in Wales were given the right to vote. Come and meet our curators and see fascinating objects from the Museum’s women’s suffrage collection as we mark the centenary of the Representation of the People Act 1918. https://museum.wales/stfagans/whatson/9880/Representations-of-the-Peoples-Act-1918--100-years-of-people-power/

National Waterfront Museum
LGBT Month @ the Museum

9 February, 7.30pm, free, Suitability: adults, please phone (029) 2057 3600 to book a place.
Celebrate LGBT month in style with a fascinating evening set in our beautiful Warehouse gallery. Featuring ‘An Extraordinary Female Affection’, a play about the Ladies of Llangollen, and a talk on Amy Dillwyn the characterful cigar smoking female industrialist and novelist from the 19th century. https://museum.wales/swansea/whatson/9908/LGBT-Month--the-Museum-/
Explore Classic Film St David’s Special: The Last Days of Dolwyn (15, 1949)
1 March 2018, 2pm Cost Free Suitability Adults
A special St David’s Explore Classic Film session with an introduction to the social and cultural context of the film. The peaceful village of Dolwyn is known for its friendly folk and simple ways, but this is about to be thrown into turmoil thanks to the arrival of a ruthless water company planning to flood the village. Are the village residents capable of fighting the industrialists and saving their home? Or is this truly the last days of Dolwyn? This compelling and tragic British melodrama was Richard Burton’s impressive movie debut.

National Roman Legion Museum
Soldier v Soldier

17 & 19–24 February, 11am-1pm and 2pm-4pm, Free
In this last year of the First World War commemorations we will look at a soldier of the time, his equipment and clothing and compare him to a Roman soldier. Which soldier is better equipped? Which soldier’s armour and weaponry is more effective? The soldier of 100 years ago, or that of 2,000 years ago? Drop in and have a chat with our soldiers and make up your own mind!

Monmouthshire Countryside Service
Walk: Ancient Hill Fort & Fantastic Views Near Llandenny at Llandenny Verge

Sun 18 February, 11am, 5 miles, approximately 3 hours, lots of stiles, one medium slope
This is a 5 mile (8km) walk through undulating countryside and country lanes, passing an ancient hill fort. For this Monmouthshire Countryside Service walk please wear stout shoes or boots and bring waterproof clothing. Bring a packed lunch and a drink. Assistance dogs only.
Take the Chepstow Road out of Raglan. After 2¼ miles (3.8km) turn right at the road signposted “Llandenny 1”. After 900 metres park carefully on the verge on the side of the road near a gate on your left before the road goes over the dual carriageway (SO 421 042). Postcode NP15 1DN. https://www.visitmonmouthshire.com/things-to-do/thedms.aspx?dms=3&venue=1252400&rgn=Monmouthshire&catid=85&msg=Events+in+Monmouthshire&feature=1000&pvieflag=E

Crickhowell Walking Festival
A Little Bit of History around Llangattock

Saturday 24th February, 1pm to 5pm, £6.50, 7 miles, Ascent: 900ft,
Meeting Point: CRiC Leader: Phil Evans
A gentle walk around the canals and low level hills of Llangattock and the Ffawyddog with complimentary refreshments at the Old Rectory Hotel. From CRiC, cross the river and up through the beech wood to the canal which is now followed for a couple of miles. Then a climb through the Ffawyddog to pick up the Usk Valley walk for a while, before dropping back down to the canal. On the way you will see an iron age burial mound, lime kilns, iron age hill fort, old farms and a Victorian workhouse. Return via the Old Rectory Hotel for complimentary coffee and cakes. https://thelittleboxoffice.com/cwf/event/view/51587

There are many more walks with historical aspects in the programme for the festival - https://www.crickhowellfestival.com/

National Library of Wales
UNESCO - promoting and protecting culture across the world

Wed 28 February, 1:00pm
Elizabeth Oxborrow-Cowan, Chair of the Memory of the World UK Committee and Professor Colin McInnes, Vice chair of the UK National Commission for UNESCO
UNESCO is the UN agency responsible for setting international standards and promoting co-operation in education, science, culture and communication. The UK was a founding member of UNESCO and continues to play a major role in the Organisation. This talk will discuss the role UNESCO plays globally and the role the UK plays in UNESCO. It will focus on UNESCO’s role in culture. In particular the talk will explain the Memory of the World programme, which promotes documentary heritage and has recognised four items from the NLW’s collections as being of outstanding significance. https://www.ticketsource.co.uk/event/217406

Abergavenny Local History Society 
          Charity Number 1098582              

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