Upcoming events from Elan Links

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Stars and meadows are the focus of new, free events being held as part of the Elan Links scheme this month.

On Saturday 23 June, David Williams will lead people through the mythology around the Celtic Constellations.  In this free talk, in the Rhayader Museum and Gallery at 10.30am, David will provide his interpretation of the constellations.

This talk will be followed with a craft afternoon, with a Fabric Exoplanets and Stars workshop.  Join Cath Allan to learn applique techniques to create imaginary worlds.  The session will be open from 12pm on Saturday 23 June at the Rhayader Museum and Gallery, and is open for anyone to drop in until 4pm.  The finished articles will be used to create a fabric hanging which will be displayed at the Elan Valley Visitor Centre during the dark skies day on 29 October.

Both of these sessions are being run to celebrate the dark sky status of the Elan Valley.  As an internationally recognised dark sky park, the Elan Valley provides a great opportunity for people to observe the night sky.

On Saturday 30 June, local photographer and filmmaker Erin Draper, will lead a workshop on landscape photography.  He will focus on the techniques to use for taking pictures of the hay meadows which can be found in the Elan Valley.  The free workshop is open to beginners and improvers.  Booking is required for this session, as spaces are limited.  To book onto this, please visit www.elanvalley.org.uk/elanlinks, email elanlinks@elanvalley.org.uk or call 01597 811527.

Over the next five years, the Elan Links scheme will be hosting a range of events in both Rhayader and the Elan Valley.  Elan Links is a Heritage Lottery Fund supported programme, which aims to protect the natural and cultural heritage of the Elan Valley and boost opportunities for visitors.