Elan Links Volunteer - Oral History Transcriptions

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Oral histories are a vital part of this project as we need to capture the stories and memories of people who live, work and visit this unique place.  We want to make these stories as accessible as possible so would like to have a hard copy of what was said as well as the recording.

We need someone who can type (not fast but accurately) to type up Oral History recordings to create an accurate record of what was said during interviews.

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Elan Links: Archive Project Volunteer

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The Elan Links Archive Project aims to protect, record and celebrate Elan’s cultural heritage material which includes documents, memories, pictures and artefacts.  

A volunteer is required to assist the archivist in recording information onto the archive database. The majority of work will take place at CARAD in Rhayader and the Elan Valley Estate Office, however, some additional onsite work may be necessary.

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Elan Links Volunteer - Oral History Recording

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Oral histories are a vital part of the Elan Links project; they are full of local social and historic interest AND you get to meet some fascinating people.  We need to capture the stories and memories of people who love this unique place whether they live or work here, have a family connection or are just visiting.  In order to do this, we need help recording. 

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Elan Links Volunteer : Cultural Heritage Office Help

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My job is to collect, record and make the stories of the people of Elan Valley accessible – and there are soooo many of them.  I need help in the office to arrange appointments, do research, organise meetings, exhibitions and events, and generally assist me in celebrating this very special place.

I need someone who can use a laptop, can type (not necessarily fast but accurately) and is happy to talk to people both on the phone and face to face.

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Exhibition: Fairy Tales from Middle Wales

A.K. Skipsey's colourful exploration into fable and myth, old and new, fantasy and truth, set in local landscapes. There's a story here for everyone depicted on lively vibrant canvases.

Open daily from 10am until 4pm at the Visitor Centre.

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Powys Ramblers Walk

Dave’s 10.5 mile energetic walk climbs up to Bwlch Croesnewydd, crossing moorland before dropping to Troed y rhiw felen and passing below Creigiau Rhydoldog up to the mountain road. The walk returns across moorland via Banc Trehesglog. No dogs.         

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Fungi Fascination

A short walk to look at the fascinating world of fungi with Ray Woods.

Meet at the Visitor Centre.

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Rhayader Dragon Festival

Join CARAD (Community Arts Rhayader And District) for a week of dragon-themed celebrations, including a procession, workshops and storytelling as well as live music, all with a little Halloween magic thrown in! For more information, visit CARAD's website: https://www.carad.org.uk/

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Autumn Craft Fayre

Our Visitor Centre is packed with local crafters and artists offering handmade jewellery, wildlife art, wooden crafts, paintings, craft demonstrations, up-cycled products, and traditional Welsh crafts.

Parents browse at your leisure thanks to our children’s craft table.

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Dam Open Day - last one of 2019!

Join our Rangers at our last Dam Open Day of the year - an exclusive chance to venture into Pen y Garreg Dam and up to the central tower. You’ll enjoy a bird's-eye view of the dam wall – and learn about the feat of engineering that made Elan.

Park at Penbont car park and take a walk through the woodland, up the steps to the dam entrance. There is no need to book, simply turn up anytime between 1pm and 4pm.

There are steps inside the dam which may be wet and in some areas there are low light levels. Children should be carefully supervised at all times.

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Bushcraft Taster Session

This is a great way to find out what bushcraft is all about or to build on your current experience. These sessions will cover a variety of subjects such as knife skills, foraging, and natural cordage to name a few.

These sessions will be led by our qualified bushcraft instructor. All tools and equipment provided.

Minimum age 12 years. No unaccompanied children please.

Places are limited so please book in advance on 01597 810880.

£10 per person, payable in advance.

Meet at the Visitor Centre.

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Spooky Spectacular Halloween Crafts

Come along and make your own scary accessories in time for Halloween, with spooky glitter tattoos from Inky Sparkles!

No unaccompanied children please.

Meet at the Elan Valley Visitor Centre.

Please book in advance on 01597 810880.

£5 per child.

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