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July 2009

Pop Peth exhibition opens on Saturday!

Posted by Sian Lile-Pastore on 30 July 2009

Art Cart

Posted by Sian Lile-Pastore on 29 July 2009

The art cart starts this Saturday in Oriel 1, St Fagans:National History Museum from 11 until 1 and 2 until 4. We will be creating art works inspired by the new exhibtion Pop Peth Music & Me and making collages based on the Goddess Durga.

When you are enjoying a break in Bardi's Cafe or the Resturant, why not draw or colour in a picture? The pictures below show the kind of activities available for your enjoyment!




Memorable gigs continued...

Posted by Sian Lile-Pastore on 28 July 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

Posted by Sian Lile-Pastore on 28 July 2009

Meic Stephens was chatting to Gari Melville last Saturday in Oriel 1, St Fagans:National History museum. He discussed, amongst other things, his new album on the way, what kind of music he's been listening to and who would play him in a film about his life - Robin Williams apparently.

What's your most memorable gig?

Posted by Sian Lile-Pastore on 27 July 2009

As part of the Pop Peth/ Music & Me exhibition at St Fagans:National History Museum, we would like to know what's the most memorable gig you've ever been to. Once the exhibition opens, there will be cute ticket-shaped feedback forms for anyone to fill in, but in the meantime post your thoughts/memories below!

I've been asking staff members what their favourite gigs have been and it has ranged from Kylie to Gil Scott-Heron & Amnesia Express. We would love to know your favourite gig too!(mine's Thurston Moore)

Pop Peth - Music & Me

Posted by Sian Lile-Pastore on 27 July 2009

The exhibition Pop Peth/ Music & Me opens this Saturday (although the official opening isn't until September).

Here are some pictures showing the set up of the exhibition featuring ladders and people with pencils in their mouths




Comments from the exhibition

Posted by Sian Lile-Pastore on 13 July 2009

The exhibition ended on Sunday and the curators and conservationsists are now getting Oriel 1 ready for the next exhibiton 'Pop Peth, Music and Me' which starts on the first of August.

During the exhibition there was an area where the public could leave their memories or thoughts on the Urdd, here are some of them:

‘I loved the horse riding and I found it very fun. The government should give out free trips!’

‘My name is Molly. I went to Llangrannog in 2009 April with the Urdd. The cabins are much nicer than they used to be.’

‘I am going to Llangrannog next week. I am excited.’

‘It was the best place i have ever been to. I loved the toboganning.’

‘C.1969 I went to Llangrannog - spent 2 nights in wooden cabin then spent the rest of the week in the ysbyty – only remember custard and shopping!’

‘I went to Llangrannog twice as a young girl. I had so much fun horse riding and skiing but especially the Disco at the end. I broke a young boy’s heart!’

‘I remember falling in love with one of the ‘swogs’

‘1962 – my friend and I were the only 2 to go from my school Caer Castell Cardiff. The weather was extremely cold and one morning us two girls who were on the top bunks woke to find we were covered with snow. The stay was shortened due to bad weather.’

‘The Logo should be a dragon or something that doesn’t look like a lollypop or a candycorn’

‘They live in luxury at Llangrannog these days! Bring back the cabins that i had to stay in!’

More art cart images

Posted by Sian Lile-Pastore on 3 July 2009

Here are a few more art cart pictures.... please go on over to flickr for even more!