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A new exhibition -Keith Vaughan: Figure and Ground - Drawings, Prints and Photographs, 1935-1962 - which is on tour from the School of Art, Aberystwyth University, will open at National Museum Cardiff tomorrow (Saturday, 13 July 2013).
The Mold Cape returns to Cardiff and Wrexham
Pupils from Ynystawe Primary School have turned to the National Waterfront Museum for inspiration with a high-profile national project
When Captain Scott’s Antarctic Expedition ship, the Terra Nova, sailed into her home port of Cardiff on 14 June 1913, she had not only the White Ensign flying at the stern, the Welsh flag on the mainmast and the Cardiff City coat of arms on the foremast, but another, much smaller flag fluttering at the bow. The 4th Cardiff Scout Troop green flag had accompanied the expedition to the Antarctic and back.
On Friday 12 July a free of charge workshop by Mererid Hopwood for primary school teachers will be held at the NationalWoolMuseum.
The workshop, ‘Gwlân a Geiriau Mân’ will discuss creative ways for pupils and teachers to explore and enjoy the Museum by finding ways to use the story of the woollen industry as a starting point for creative writing sessions in the classroom.
After a tour around the Museum the day will focus on some of the experiences within the Museum, from sheep to fabric and the sounds of the historic machinery, to explore a variety of writing skills.
Practical ideas for lessons will be shared, to help pupils develop their voice on paper and the course will provide learning opportunities through Literacy, Heritage and Creativity.
The course will start at 10am until 3pm. The course is free with limited spaces. Therefore please place your booking as soon as possible by contacting Joanna Thomas, National Wool Museum Learning Officer on Joanna.firstname.lastname@example.org or by telephone on 02920 573070.
Mererid Hopwood is a Welsh poet who made history in 2001 by becoming the first woman ever to win the bardic Chair at the National Eisteddfod of Wales.
Originally from Cardiff, Hopwood graduated with first-class honours in Spanish and German from the University of Wales, Aberystwyth. She was a Lecturer in German at the University of Wales, Swansea, as well as being a Creative Writing tutor in the Welsh Department since 2002. Dr Hopwood is currently a Lecturer in Trinity University of Carmarthen. Also in 2003 she won the crown at the National Eisteddfod in Meifod, and in 2008 she was awarded the Eisteddfod's Prose Medal for her book O Ran. She is also an S4C presenter. She now lives in Carmarthen, with her husband and 3 children.
For further information, please contact the Museum on (029) 2057 3070