Other Organisations' Events - October

Tredegar House  
Open archive

1 October, 11:00 - 14:00. Free event (admission applies), booking not needed
See snippets from our archives as we open up access to the mansion house library.
On the first Tuesday of every month our volunteer archivists will be opening up the mansion house library and giving you an opportunity to dig a little deeper into our history.

Women’s Archive Wales Annual Conference
5 - 6 October, see Booking Form for fees
This year the Archive is holding its Annual Conference in partnership with St Fagans National Museum of History, Cardiff on Saturday 5th October and Sunday 6th October 2019.
We have over 24 speakers lined up for you so please join us for the Conference itself and for the evening meal at the Old Post House St Fagans on the Saturday evening. ALL WELCOME

Hay Walking Festival
Walk F5, Hills, History, Hedonism and Hogs!

11 October 9.30am – 4.30pm, £8.00, Start point: Poston Mill, HR2 0SF. Grid ref: SO356370Find out what Herefordshire’s Golden Valley has to offer on this walk featuring hills, history, hedonism and hogs! The walk starts by crossing the Golden Valley with a gradual ascent to St Margaret’s Church before descending to Gwatkins cider farm, for cider tasting. On the return leg enjoy superb views from tranquil Vowchurch Common before a steep descent back to Poston Mill. Be warned, there are lots of stiles on this walk, some in better a state of repair than others. https://www.haywalkingfestival.com/programme/

Big Pit National Coal Museum
Autumn Lecture Series – ‘The Proud Valley, Paul Robeson and Wales’

12 October, 1pm, Free
Join us for a very special viewing of ‘The Proud Valley’; Professor Daniel Williams will be joining us to give an insight and introduction to the film prior to its showing.
The Proud Valley stars Paul Robeson as David Goliath, a charismatic seaman who washes up in  a small mining village in Wales.

Blaenau Gwent Heritage Forum
Heritage Day

Landscapes: Exploring, pre-industrial, industrial and lost landscapes in Northern Gwent.

19 October, 10am to 4pm at Brynmawr Social Club NP23 4AETickets Price £12 (including buffet lunch and tour of Brynmawr Museum). Tickets available from Forum members, Tredegar Museum and via the website.
Also in attendance are several local societies promoting the Heritage and History of Blaenau Gwent https://blaenau-gwent-heritage-forum.co.uk

Cambrian Archaeological Association and the Society for Landscape Studies
Conference: Recent work in Welsh landscape history

19 October, 9.10am – 5pm, John Percival Building, Cardiff University, £28
See website for programme and booking form. http://www.landscapestudies.com/index_files/Conferences.htm

Crickhowell Archives
Photographs from the John Addis and Chris Lewis Collections

22 October at 19.00 in the Clarence Hall, Crickhowell
An Illustrated Talk with John Webb and Ryland Wallace
Admission £10 to include a glass of wine. Tickets available from The Archive Centre - upstairs in CRiC, Open From 10.00-12.30, Monday-Saturday or at Webbs, High Street, Crickhowell. Should you require any further information please contact the Archive Centre on 01873 810922

National Museum Cardiff
Panel Discussion and Film Screening of The Photographers Bernd and Hilla Becher

Bernd and Hilla Becher: Industrial Visions

25 October, 1pm - 4pm, £5 - £7.50, Booking: Eventbrite
Join us for an afternoon of discussion and a film screening to mark the opening of the exhibition Bernd and Hilla Becher: Industrial Visions.
A distinguished panel of experts, chaired by Dr. Russell Roberts (co-curator of Bernd and Hilla Becher: Industrial Visions) and including Max Becher (photographer and son of Bernd and Hilla Becher), Gabriele Conrath-Scholl (Director of Die Photographische Sammlung /SK Stiftung Kultur der Sparkasse KölnBonn) and Marianne Kapfer (Director of the film, The Photographers Bernd and Hilla Becher) will discuss the Bechers work in more detail, and how their time in Wales influenced their practice. The panel discussion will be followed be a special screening of the film, The Photographers Bernd and Hilla Becher (2012) by Marianne Kapfer.

Chepstow Walking Weekend
Walk 2 Remembering Forest Folk and Industries

26 October, 10:00, Free, Booking: Eventbrite, 6.5 miles, allow 4-5 hours, moderate difficulty, bring drinks, snacks and a camera, Meeting Point: New Fancy Viewpoint car park, Forest of Dean GL15 4HS  SO629096
A walk celebrating the beauty and heritage of the Forest. Starting at New Fancy Viewpoint we follow old tramroads to Cannop Ponds and visit the Miners' Memorial by Monument Freemine. Skirting Beechenhurst we pass Speech House and Lake then return to New Fancy viewpoint for stunning views (weather permitting) over the heart of the forest.

Gwent Archives
Protest, Chartism and the Newport Rising

28 October 10.30-1.00, free, Education Room. Tea and coffee available
The Newport Rising was the last large-scale armed rebellion against authority in Great Britain. To mark the 180th anniversary of the Uprising the Parliamentary Archives and Gwent Archives are pleased to invite you to a panel discussion about the events of the day, the aftermath and the legacy it has left behind.
For further details and to book your place, please contact: Gwent Archives, Steelworks Road, Ebbw Vale NP23 6AA

Abergavenny Local History Society 
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