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Gorffennaf 2009

Look above: look within

Postiwyd gan Steve Burrow ar 30 Gorffennaf 2009

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Festival of British Archaeology 2009

On Wednesday and Thursday this week (29th and 30th July) Sue Fielding and Geoff Ward from the Royal Commission on the Ancient and Historical Monuments of Wales demonstrated building recording at St Fagans. Thanks to them, visitors had the chance to record a 500 year old house, Hendre’r Ywydd Uchaf, which once stood near Ruthin in the Vale of Clwyd.

I couldn't get to the event myself,  but Adam Gwilt who helped organise things sent in this report.

 

"Geoff has been getting people to look more carefully at the way the house was built and showing young and old alike how to measure and draw the exposed timbers of a wall partition inside the house.

Sue has been enlisting the help of people, using the ‘total station’ survey equipment. Using a laser beam to record the dimensions and details of one of the rooms, a 3D drawing of the room has grown in front of our eyes on the laptop computer screen. 

On Wednesday, the stream of people was slow but constant, though the torrential rain all day affected the numbers of visitors. After early showers on Thursday, the much improved weather brought people to us in significant numbers, at times queuing to enter the house to see what was going on! 

We used a red flag banner to let visitors know that something was going on in this house in the large museum grounds, while the additional building trail developed for the Festival has helped some children to hunt for evidence relating to the long use of this building.

The event was a great success with Sue commenting: ‘Many children have really enjoyed using our new survey equipment to generate an immediate visual and digital drawing of this historic house. I was really pleased that the Royal Commission was asked to contribute to the Festival events hosted by the national museum.’ "

Arddangosfa Pop Peth yn agor dydd Sadwrn!

Postiwyd gan Sian Lile-Pastore ar 30 Gorffennaf 2009

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Sally conjuring colours

Postiwyd gan Steve Burrow ar 29 Gorffennaf 2009

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Festival of British Archaeology 2009

More photos from finished events... This time Sally demonstrating dyeing with natural dyes.

The orange comes from madder, the yellow from weld, blue from woad, and green is a mix of woad and weld.

The magic flute

Postiwyd gan Steve Burrow ar 29 Gorffennaf 2009

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Festival of British Archaeology 2009

A few photos from last weekend's "Magic flute" event in which Gareth Riseborough tried to make replicas of a medieval and a possible Neolithic flute.

He was successful in both projects. The medieval flute plays very well and looks fantastic. The Neolithic whistle looks the piece, but is very difficult to play - no fault of Gareth's there, the reason he was trying to replicate the original was to see whether it was actually a whistle, or whether it might have been simply a dog-chewed bone.

Cert Celf

Postiwyd gan Sian Lile-Pastore ar 29 Gorffennaf 2009

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Mae’r Cert Celf yn dechrau ar ddydd sadwrn yma yn Oriel 1 Sain Ffagan, Amgueddfa Werin Cymru, o 11am tan 1pm, a 2pm tan 4pm. Dewch yn llu i dynnu lluniau wedi’u ysbrydoli gan Pop Peth - yr arddangosfa newydd - neu allech chi helpu gwneud ‘collage’ lliwgar i gydfynd â phrosiect Duwies Durga.

Tra eich bod chi’n mwynhau paned yn Café Bardi, neu'n cael pryd o fwyd yn y bwyty, beth am liwio llun? Mae’r lluniau isod yn dangos pa fath o weithgareddau sydd ar gael i'ch diddanu.

 

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Yr ?yl yn parhau

Postiwyd gan Ian Daniel ar 28 Gorffennaf 2009

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Diolch i bawb ymunodd gyda ni dros y penwythnos i ddathlu G?yl Archeoleg Prydain yma yn y Pentref Celtaidd ac Eglwys Sant Teilo. Buodd pawb yn brysur yn creu murluniau yn y t? crwn. Mae’r t? yn edrych dipyn mwy lliwgar bellach. Buodd eraill ohonoch draw gyda Tracey a Nia yn yr Eglwys yn profi sut gafodd y murluniau yno eu creu. I’r rhai ohonoch gollodd y digwyddiadau, cofiwch bod yr ?yl yn parhau y penwythnos hwn, 1-2 Awst.

Memorable gigs continued...

Postiwyd gan Sian Lile-Pastore ar 28 Gorffennaf 2009

I've been collecting some more favourite gigs - Abby loved Sam Phillips at Joe's Pub Theater in New York City because of the intimate venue and awesome musicians, the mysteriously named 'M' enjoyed (what 'M' can remember of it anyway) The Undertones way back in 1979 in Aberystwyth...Iwan couldn't choose between Gorky's in Resolven and the last gig from Ffa Coffi Pawb in Llanelwedd in 1993.

Owain's best gig was Datblygu and Albert Hoffman also in Aberystwyth in 1993 or maybe 1994... Carla loved Take That recently in Cardiff and Ellie danced on the stage with Chuck Berry in Liverpool in 2004!

As mentioned in a previous post, my favourite gig was seeing Thurston Moore (of Sonic Youth) in Amoeba Records in San Francisco. It was a promo show for his solo album 'Trees Outide the Academy' which had just been released and I went on my own on a sunny Sunday afternoon. Thurston and his band came on late, with the set list written on a paper plate... it was amazing...

Meic Stevens

Postiwyd gan Sian Lile-Pastore ar 28 Gorffennaf 2009

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Daeth Meic Stevens mewn i Oriel 1 yn Sain Ffagan: Amgueddfa Werin Cymru ddydd sadwrn diwetha i drafod ei fywyd a'i waith efo Gari Melville. Ymhlith pethau eraill, soniodd am yr albwm newydd mae'n rhyddhau, y gerddoriaeth mae'n gwrando arni ar hyn o bryd a phwy fasa'n chwarae fe mewn ffilm o'i fywyd - Robin Williams mae'n debyg.

St Teilo's Church - the book blog

Postiwyd gan Mari Gordon ar 28 Gorffennaf 2009

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At last, the first review for Saving St Teilo's has come in.

Reviews make me nervous but in a good, exciting way. I never really dread seeing them but it is a truth universally acknowledged (in publishing at least) that you can't keep all of the people happy all of the time. So, sooner or later we'll get a stinker. But not this time –

"Gerallt Nash’s book also conveys a spirit rarely found in museum publications – pride and joy, craftsmanship and passion, a genuine sense of adventure and achievement. It makes the reader not just want to see St Teilo’s, but also to wish that they had rolled up their sleeves and lent a hand in its rescue."

To read the rest of the review go to http://www.vidimus.org/booksWebsites.html

 

P'un yw eich gig fwya' cofiadwy?

Postiwyd gan Sian Lile-Pastore ar 27 Gorffennaf 2009

Gadewch i ni wybod beth yw eich hoff gig erioed! Pan fydd yr arddangosfa Pop Peth yn agor allech chi lenwi tocyn bach ciwt fydd yn cael ei osod ar y wal yn yr oriel a falle ar y we hefyd!

Os nad ydych yn gallu aros tan wythnos nesa, postiwch eich hoff gig isod neu halwch ebost atai.

Rwyf wedi bod yn gofyn i staff yr amgueddfa am eu gigs gorau, a hyd yn hyn, ni wedi cael Kylie, Prince, Gil Scott-Heron & Amnesia Express a Thurston Moore (ffefryn fi!)

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