The variety of colourful events on show will include storytelling, community art workshops, dance, music and creative craft activities
With just a year to go until the 2012 London Olympics, the Cultural Olympiad Open Weekend is celebrating in style on Saturday 23 July and Sunday 24 July with a series of special events at Cadw sites across Wales. An excellent addition to your UK family holiday.
The events form part of Cadw’s own Power of the Flame Cultural Olympiad initiative, Cauldrons and Furnaces, which is a partnership between Cadw, the Welsh Government’s historic environment service and Arts Council of Wales with funding from Legacy Trust UK, an independent charity set up to create a lasting cultural legacy from the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games across the UK.
The variety of colourful events on show will include storytelling, community art workshops, dance, music and creative craft activities. They’ll be something for everyone on your UK family holiday with the range of experiences and venues on offer.
On Saturday 23 July at 3pm Flint Castle will play host to NEWdance and young dancers from Flintshire will be performing a dance piece called INVASION-INTEGRATION.
Meanwhile, Harlech Castle is holding a celebration of Welsh dance and music in a performance that will incorporate styles ranging from traditional twmpath dansio accompanied by harp, from Shirley Bassey through to contemporary Welsh Techno. Twenty local primary and secondary school students, led by choreographer Ceri Rimmer, will present two unannounced Flashmob dance events for Castle visitors at 11am and 2pm on Saturday 23 July.
Also on Saturday 23 July, Caernarfon Castle is holding a kaleidoscope art exhibition between 11am and 3pm. The exhibition has been created by pupils from local schools Ysgol Y Felinheli, Llandwrog, Rhosgadfan, Rhostryfan, Yr Hendre and Santes Helen, who have been working with artists Jonathan Jones-Morris and Tessa Elliott to create a series of colourful kaleidoscopes for display at the Castle. The artists will be on-hand to tell visitors more about the psychedelic display.
On Sunday 24 July, in St David’s Bishop’s Palace between 11am and 2pm, visitors can take a tour to learn about the secrets of the Palace and listen to tales of Saints and their animals by pilgrim walker and storyteller Andrew Dugmore, followed by the opportunity to make the animals featured in the stories with artist Deborah Withey.
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