Music at the conference dinner

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  So pleased that Three Legg’d Mare are going to be playing at the conference dinner on 27th February 2019. This is an Aberystwyth band who were brought together by a common interest in the traditional songs and tunes of Wales, England and far beyond, and the social history and folklore that lies behind them. They sing old songs of madness, …

Welcome Brian!

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  Finding the Future in my Past Later realising how dependent he was on his childhood experiences of local terrain, painter Brian Graham reveals how a chance encounter, when in his thirties, with an Upper Palaeolithic excavation provided the motivation necessary to make an art that has developed and broadened over many years.    

Welcome Mary!

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  Archaeology a Singing Language I first became interested in looking at Archaeology when I was shown cup and ring marks carved on Ilkley Moor four thousand years ago.  I have focused particularly on minority languages which reflect my identity as a Welsh speaker and member of a marginalised culture.  Prehistoric carvings, Ogham, Runes, and the bardic alphabet are used …

Welcome Julia!

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Julia Sorrell has been working with Orkney as her subject where she combined the landscape and the archaeology. Whether the Ring of Brodgar or Skara Brae, she approaches the subject from an artist’s viewpoint endeavouring to make her work equally accessible to both layman and academic. Archaeology has continued to be an added dimension within her work. “When painting subjects …

Welcome Kate!

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It is a delight to welcome prominent British artist Kate Whiteford to the conference.  Along with fellow artists Julia Sorrell, Mary Lloyd Jones and Brian Graham, Kate will be spearheading the conversation about the part that fine art has to play in archaeological enquiry.  She says: “Over the years I have created a number of land drawings to be seen …

Music at the Conference Dinner

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Eleri Turner – Harpist Classically trained at University and the Royal Academy of Music, London, but later changed direction to use the harp in Music Therapy.  Eleri currently works with pre-school autistic children and mothers, and also as a local harp teacher. “I get a thrill from being asked to participate in a local event on my beautiful 135 year …