This fascinating survey ranges from the communal buildings of the early nineteenth-century political radicals, Owenites and Chartists, through Arts and Crafts influenced socialist structures of the late Victorian and Edwardian periods to the grand union ‘castles’ of the mid-twentieth century.
A multi-media performance presenting a striking record of Welsh gravestones coupled with prose and poetry responses by two prominent writers from Wales, Hopwood and Walford Davies, and photographed by White.
For the first time ever, today’s middle classes will struggle to enjoy the same privileges of security and comfort that their grandparents did. Sidelined by the mega-rich, the middle classes really are under severe threat. How did this situation come about? To survive, they will have to carve a new niche for themselves.
This show is based on her critically-acclaimed book, which helps us understand why we sabotage our sanity with our own thinking. Sane New World shows us how to rewire our thinking to find calm in a frenetic world and how to become the master, not the slave, of our own minds. This show is your passport to saner living. She might not be sane herself but she does a pretty good imitation.
Frank Dale bought a 16mm cine camera in 1953 and for the next five years filled 111 reels with film stretching 11 miles. He looked closely at all aspects of his everyday life in North Herefordshire – the horses, country shows, farming, ploughing matches, carnivals and civic events – to create one of the finest film archive collections of the period. This is a short film of the best of this unique collection, enhanced by specially-composed music to be performed live. Followed by a Q&A about the archive and film.
Lively and diverse conversation, presented by Libby Purves. Guests include Roy Strong, horse trainer, Venetia Williams and Polly Bolton.
Broadcast live, 9am–9.45am, and repeated the same evening at 9.30pm–10
Under 16s must be accompanied by an adult over 18.
FREE BUT TICKETED
Agronomist Jonathon Harrington and vet Barney Sampson lead a visit to John and Helen Price’s farm, which specialises in producing top quality beef from their single suckler herd. See how a family farm copes with the real life challenges of modern agriculture. Llwynberried also produces all its own fodder and feed crops and supplies both local and national retailers. Crops include wheat, barley, oilseed rape and forage maize. A short walk to see the herd grazing will take place if the weather permits. Beef from the farm will be served in bread rolls at the end of the visit. Also see events 135, 182, 276, 322
This is a visit to a real working farm and is suitable for anyone interested in learning more about food and farming. Families are welcome, children must be accompanied at all times. Coaches will return to the festival site in time for events starting at 1pm.
In the camps the war was eternal. There was the war against the German military, fought with everything from taunting humour to outright sabotage. British POWs also fought a valiant war against the conditions in which they were mired. They battled starvation, disease, Prussian cruelties, boredom, and their own inner demons. And, of course, they escaped.
We are thrilled to launch the final DI Charlie Resnick novel, by the Cartier Diamond Dagger-winning crime novelist, which brings Harvey’s hero face to face with his past in the miners’ strike of thirty years ago.
Where do camels belong? ‘In the Arab world’ may seem the obvious answer, but they are relative newcomers there. They evolved in North America, retain their greatest diversity in South America, and the only remaining wild dromedaries are in Australia. Thompson examines The Story and Science of Invasive Species.
Seventy years ago Tom Rolt published the book Narrowboat and sparked one of Britain’s greatest conservation movements and rescued the nation’s canals from destruction. The Daily Telegraph’sMark Skipworth discusses with journalist Libby Purves, poet Jo Bell and industrial archaeologist Geraint Coles.
Discover the poetry in garden mini-beasts with the poet and performer whose acclaimed book Buzzing! was written for all young nature lovers. Buzzing! was shortlisted for the 2013 Royal Society of Young People’s book prize and endorsed by the Bumblebee Conservation Trust.
We all know how the Trojan War ended. But how did it begin? Award-winning storyteller and author Daniel Morden tells timeless tales from long ago, featuring such legendary characters as Helen, Paris and Achilles…
One of the UK’s most imaginative and entertaining authors creates hilarious, often absurd but always compelling adventures within bizarre and zany worlds. Find out all about The Eye of Zoltar, the third novel in his hugely popular Last Dragonslayer series, packed with Jasper’s trademark magic and invention.
Bring your wellies and join us for a Muddy Writing Trail along the River Wye. We will be learning to look carefully and notice as we enjoy nature. We will collect words and objects, learn about the River Wye and write and perform a group poem. Younger children will create a Wild Wye Web collage.