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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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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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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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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Moon Day

Just in case you missed our July event, here’s a second chance to celebrate the 50th Anniversary of the Apollo 11 moon landing. Come to the Elan Valley Dark Sky Park and take part in fun, astronomy themed activities for all ages, including an evening observing session. Held at the Visitor Centre and Penbont House.

Activities held at the Elan Valley Visitor Centre and Penbont House.

Elan Links History group will be asking you for your memories of the Lunar Landing on 20th July, 1969.

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Paint your own Coasters Workshop

Paint your own set of coasters on reclaimed Welsh slate with local artist A.K. Skipsey. All materials provided.

Places are limited, so please book in advance. £20 per person, payable in advance.

Two sessions avaialble: 10am-12.30pm and 1pm-3.30pm.

Please call 01597 810880 to book your place.

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Blast Off! Bottle Rockets

Come along to the Visitor Centre to design, manufacture and launch your own rocket.

Only £3 for your rocket materials.

Please book in advance on 01597 810880.

No unaccompanied children please.


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Dydd Sul – Chwythiad! Rocedi Potel

10yb – 12yp & 1 – 3yp.  Dewch i’r Ganolfan Ymwelwyr i gynllunio, cynhyrchu a lansio’ch rocet eich hun.  Dim ond £3 am eich deunydd roced.  Dim plant digwmni.

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Rhayader Community Walk

Clive’s 7.5 mile energetic walk will take you round Caban Coch passing Nant y Gro and a Welsh longhouse on a mix of well walked paths through forestry and open hillside with good views of the reservoir. Meet at Caban Coch car park.


Taith Gerdded Gymunedol Rhayader
10.30yb. Fe fydd taith gerdded egnïol Clive o 7.5 milltir yn mynd â chi o gwmpas Caban Coch heibio Nant y Gro a Thy Hir Cymreig ar gymysgedd o lwybrau a gerddir yn aml trwy fforestydd a bryniau agored gyda golygfeydd da o’r gronfa ddwr. Man cyfarfod ym maes parcio Caban Coch.

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