The Story of Wales in your area

Updated Monday 20th February 2012

The Open University in Wales is running a series of events where you can discuss your Icons of Wales and dig deeper into ideas about Wales and Welshness

Calendar dates Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: Dreamstime Icons of Wales: Owain Glyndwr? Dylan Thomas? Gareth Edwards? Who are your Welsh icons?

With BBC Wales and The Open University embarking upon their major new TV series The Story of Wales, the OU want to know who would you chose as your Icon of Wales.

What's special about your icon and how do they feed into ideas about Wales and Welshness? Come to this short session to look at some images and chat with a tutor and other participants. You'll have the opportunity, if you'd like to, to write a short piece about your own Welsh icon.

Below is a list of confirmed events. To confirm details and book your place, contact Helen Nelmes on 029 2026 2774 or by emailing h.p.nelmes@open.ac.uk.

1 March, Maesteg, 10:30, 12:00 and 14:00
Y Llynfi Library, Maesteg Sports Centre, Old Forge Site, Nant y Crynwyd, Maesteg CF34 9EB

3 March, Gwynedd, sessions running between 11:00 and 16:00
Caernarfon Castle, Castle Ditch, Caernarfon, Gwynedd LL55 2AY

8 March, Llanelli, 14:00
Llanelli Public Library, Vaughan Street, Llanelli SA15 3AS

13 March, Aberdare, 14:30
Aberdare Library, Green Street, Aberdare CF44 7AG

31 March, Swansea, 14:00
Swansea Library, Civic Centre, Oystermouth Road, Swansea SA1 3SN

 

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