Dark Skies December Update
The map above shows the Night Sky as seen in Mid December at around 20.00hrs. By looking Southwards and holding the chart with S at the bottom, the centre of the map will show the stars overhead with the Northern sky behind you. Using the map earlier than 20.00 will mean the star patterns - Constellations, to use the correct term - will be shifted slightly to the East , while using later in the evening, the constellations will have moved more to the West.
Artist in Residency Programme
Giving space to better thinking!
A new partnership for the arts and the environment
Arts Council of Wales has teamed up with Dŵr Cymru Welsh Water to create a three year artist in residency programme for aspiring and leading artists at the company’s flagship Elan Valley estate in Powys.
Under Dark Skies by Powys Dance
Powys dancers are counting down the days to their performance at an international dance festival in Cardiff next month.
Members of Powys Youth Dance Company and their older counterparts – Senior Moment(um) – are working with choreographer Joanna Young, Portuguese composer Filipe Sousa and filmmaker Simon Clode on ‘Under Dark Skies’.
Dark Skies November Update
The attached map shows the Night Sky as seen in November at around 20.00hrs. By looking Southwards and holding the chart with S at the bottom, the centre of the map will show the stars overhead with the Northern sky behind you.
Dŵr Cymru Welsh Water employee to visit WaterAid’s work in Uganda
A Dŵr Cymru Welsh Water Education Ranger will get to see first-hand how international charity WaterAid transforms lives when she visits the charity’s safe water and sanitation projects in Uganda next month.
ELAN VALLEY ROAD CLOSURES
Pont ar Elan Bridge Replacement Works
All Residents and Visitors to the Elan Valley please note the Elan Valley road at Pont ar Elan will be closed on the following 4 days between 0800 and 1700 :-
8th December to 11th December 2014 - 4 days
We are sorry for the inconvenience caused.
PLEASE NOTE this does not mean the Elan Valley road is closed for visitors, one can still drive up to the top dam (Graig Goch) but you would need to turn around there ideally. COACHES and larger vehicles please note this.
Solar System Walk Report
As part of the STEPtember Walks in the Cambrian Mountains, our Elan Valley Astronomy Rangers organised a marathon 5,913,000,000 km walk.
Thanks to the 25 people who turned up on Friday evening, the 19th Sept, in the Elan Valley.
Landscape Partnership Project Officer appointed
The Elan Valley Trust have appointed a part time Project Officer, Eluned Lewis to work on behalf of the Elenydd Partnership. Eluned will be looking carefully at the work previously undertaken for the Heritage Lottery Landscapes Partnership funding. She will looking closely at all the component projects which were within this bid and also additional potential project ideas which could be included in a revised bid which will be submitted in May 2015.
Elan Valley is good for your health!
The new Elan Valley DVD is available!
Our updated DVD Elan Valley 'A Living Landscape' is now available. The updated film is presented by Iolo Williams. Call into the Visitor Centre for your copy or call 01597 810880. Soon to be available online at elanvalley.org.uk