Other Organisations' Events - October

Gwent Archives
Remembering the Great War 1914-1918

Congress Theatre, Cwmbran NP44 1PL
3 October, 10.00am - 4.00pm, all are welcome (no booking required) just pop in or stay all day, suitable for the whole family
The Life and Letters of Private William O’Brien a local boy who went to war.   http://www.blaenau-gwent.gov.uk/en/story/news/gwent-archives-remembering-the-great-war-1914-1918/

Women’s Archive Wales
International and National Conference

6-7 October, Management School Swansea School of Management
The conference provides a forum for anyone interested in women's history in Wales, whether academic or not, to present their work and receive feedback in a relaxed and friendly atmosphere. It is also an opportunity for members to network and socialise. https://www.womensarchivewales.org/en/news.htm?id=58

Theatr Brycheiniog, Brecon
Made in Wales: Welsh Gold

6 October, 7.30pm, £18.50
Featuring Llinos Daniel, Phylip Harries, Lowri-Ann Richards, and Sean Williams,Made in Wales is a reverent, nostalgic, bawdy and biting celebration of Wales and Welshness in poetry and music from the sixth century to the present day. Performed in Welsh and English and featuring the work of some of Wales finest poets, writers and musicians Made in Wales takes us on a journey through a Wales of passion and beauty, of lament and rapture, of anger and pain, of yesterday and tomorrow. A Wales of words and music. https://www.ents24.com/brecon-events/theatr-brycheiniog/welsh-gold/1073905539

Landmark Trust
Llwyn Celyn Open Days

7–10 October, 1am - 4pm. Free but ticketed.      At the southern end of the beautiful Llanthony Valley in the Black Mountains stands Llwyn Celyn. It was built in 1420 on the lands of the Llanthony Priory and is  very rare survival. Llwyn Celyn is rich in medieval features and has barely changed since around 1690. It has been carefully conserved and restored by the Landmark Trust.

Black History Month
Icons of Black Wales

15 October 9.30-4.30, Riverfront Theatre Newport
BHM is a month long pan-Wales celebration of the contributions made by people of African descent in Wales. Speeches by Jeff Cuthbert, Gwent Police and Crime Commissioner, and Simon Woolley, Director of Operation Black Vote. https://bhmwales.org.uk/events/black-history-month-2018-launch-newport/

Llangynidr Local History Society
The Somerset Family in South Wales

18 October, 7.00pm Llangynidr Village Hall. Tickets at the door £5
Talk by Dr Ann Benson: Elizabeth Herbert’s marriage in 1492 to Sir Charles Somerset is of major significance for Breconshire as their descendants, successively earls of Worcester and from 1682, dukes of Beaufort, held significant roles at local and national levels for four centuries, during which time Raglan Castle, Troy House and Llangattock Park were their principal Welsh homes. This richly illustrated talk traces the history of the family and their three Welsh homes. Contact: Ann Jessopp Tel. 01874 730431 email: dfjessopp@btinternet.com

National Library Wales
Talk: Witches in Wales

31 October, 1.00pm. Admission by ticket, 01970 632 548
This talk by Richard Suggett discusses the troubling history of prosecutions for witchcraft in sixteenth  
and seventeenth-century Wales. There are many questions which can now be answered: Who were the suspected witches? What were they accused of? Who were the accusers? What happened to the suspects? The talk on Hallowe’en night draws on the National Library’s magnificent Court of Great Sessions archive. The evidence is now published in a new book by Richard Suggett, Welsh Witches: Narratives of Witchcraft and Magic from Sixteenth - and Seventeenth-century Wales (Atramentous Press, 2018). https://www.library.wales/fileadmin/fileadmin/docs_gwefan/ymweld_a_ni/digwyddiadau/NLW_Events_Programme_AIUTUMN_2018.compressed.pdf

Abergavenny Local History Society 
          Charity Number 1098582              

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