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St Fagans: National History Museum

What’s On October 2013-March 2014

www.museumwales.ac.uk 0300 111 2 333

Events Talks & Tours Family Fun

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Sun 27 – Wed 30 October 11am – 1pm & 2pm – 4pm Thurs 31 October, 11am – 1pm

Building the Wicker Man

Roll up your sleeves to make a giant wicker man in the Celtic Village. Will this year’s be the tallest yet?

October Sat 5 October 11am, 1pm & 3pm

Sun 6 October, 2pm – 4pm

Gather autumn leaves, find out why they turn red and make leaf art. Book on arrival.

After learning of the death of his brother, Larry Talbot (Lon Chaney, Jr.) returns to his ancestral home in Llanwelly, Wales to reconcile with his estranged father but all is not as it seems. (1941, certificate PG, horror).

Leafy Fun

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Film Club: The Wolf Man

Thurs 10 October 2pm – 3pm (English) 3pm – 4pm (Welsh)

Behind the Scenes: Tin Palace Go behind the ropes at the Prefab to hear more about its history and furnishings. Book early to avoid disappointment, call (029) 2057 3424.

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Learn how the Museum records the lives of communities in Wales with Curator Owain Rhys. Sat 19 October 11am – 1pm

St Fagans Book Club Come and join our friendly book club! This month we will be discussing Dracula by Bram Stoker in preparation for Hallowe’en. Also Curator Emma Lile will be talking about Welsh Hallowe’en customs.

Ask the Gardener: Training Roses on Walls and Trellises A drop-in session in the Rosary.

Mon 28, Tues 29 October & Fri 1 November 11am & 1pm (English) 3pm (Welsh)

Guided Tour: Morbid Curiosities

St Fagans is known for its chocolate-box beauty, cute farm animals and homely interiors. Peer closer to see the dark corners of our collections. Meet at the conservatory for this guided walk lasting approximately 1½ hours. Not suitable for younger children. Sat 26 October – Sun 3 November 11am – 1pm & 2pm – 4pm

Hallowe’en Art Cart Spooky arts and crafts for Hallowe’en.

Sat 26 October 12pm – 1pm (Welsh) 2pm – 3pm (English)

Talk: The Wicker Man A friend or foe? A myth or a man? Come and find out more about this potent symbol.

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Travel back in time to one of the world’s best openair museums. St Fagans has moved and re-built over 40 original historic buildings to show you how the people of Wales have lived, worked, played and worshipped through the ages. Opening times Daily 10am-5pm (except 24, 25, 26 December & 1 January). Free admission. For more details on our full events programme and to sign-up for our e-newsletter, visit www.museumwales.ac.uk St Fagans: National History Museum St Fagans, Cardiff CF5 6XB Phone: (029) 2057 3500 or 0300 111 2 333 (charged at local rate) Details correct at time of printing. Please contact us before making a special journey. Design gilladvertising.com

Behind the Scenes: People’s Voice

Sat 26 October, 2pm – 3pm

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Sat 12 October 2pm – 3pm (English) 3pm – 4pm (Welsh)

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October Mon 28 October 3pm – 4pm

Thurs 31 October, 4pm

Burning the Wicker Man

Film Club: The Old Dark House

Early Britons would have burned a huge statue filled with live people as a sacrifice to their gods. Our giant replica filled with newspaper is set alight on Hallowe’en.

An American comedy horror film directed by James Whale and starring Boris Karloff (1932, certificate PG). Tues 29 – Thurs 31 October, 11am – 1pm & 2pm – 4pm

Thurs 31 October – Fri 1 November 11am, 1pm & 3pm

Traditional Cooking

Come and see traditional winter foods being prepared at Kennixton farmhouse.

Tues 29 – Wed 30 October 11am, 1pm & 3pm

Hallowe’en Bats

Find out more about St Fagans’s more mysterious residents.

Sustainability: Past, Present & Future Find out how people cooked food, kept warm and built houses in the past. Can we use any of these ideas to protect our planet in the future?

Tues 29 & Thurs 31 October 3pm – 4pm

Tour: Llys Rhosyr and Bryn Eryr Hear the latest on two of St Fagans’s newest building projects, the newly designed Celtic Village and a court of Llywelyn the Great. Booking essential: call (029) 2057 3424.

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November Sat 9 November 11.30am – 1pm

WWI 1914-18 Commemoration Preview A preview of the stories, objects and events as well as invitation to participate in the Museum’s four-year programme remembering the First World War. Sat 2 November 11am – 12.30pm

Quilt Club

Get help from an expert when you bring your own project or start something brand new.

Sat 2 & Sat 16 November 5pm – 6pm

Guided Tour: The Warder

There’s a familiar face roaming the paths of St Fagans, yet something doesn’t quite feel quite right... As dusk falls, will you follow The Warder? Book early to avoid disappointment, call (029) 2057 3424. Age 11+.

Manager Dylan Jones. Booking essential: (029) 2057 3424, max 12 places. Thurs 7 & Thurs 14 November, 2pm – 3pm

Ask the Gardener: Pruning & Training Roses Come to the Italian Gardens for top tips on roses.

Thurs 7 November 2pm – 3pm (English) 3pm – 4pm (Welsh)

Behind the Scenes: Fishing Collection See what’s in the fishing collection with Collections 5

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November Sat 9 November 10.50am – 11.20am

Sat 23 November 11am – 1pm

Annual service to remember the fallen at the Newbridge war memorial. Everyone welcome.

Jampot Smith by Jeremy Brooks – a coming-of-age novel set in Llandudno during the Second World War. Plus a talk by Parthian Editor Susie Wild about the Library of Wales books.

Remembrance Service

Sat 9 November 11am – 1pm & 2pm – 4pm

Winter Foods in the Iron Age

Find out what’s bubbling in the cauldron and learn what kept the Iron Age Celts going through the winter. Sat 16 – Sun 17 November 12pm – 1pm (Welsh) 2pm – 3pm (English)

Bryn Eryr: The Story so far

Find out the latest from the Celtic Village – what’s going up and what’s coming down. A must for fans of our reconstructed roundhouses. Thurs 21 November 2pm – 3pm

Ask the Gardener: Autumn on the Herbaceous Border

St Fagans Book Club

Sat 23 – Sun 24 November 2pm – 3pm

Ask the Gardener: Pruning the Orchard Visit Kennixton orchard to learn about pruning apple trees. Sun 24 November 11m – 1pm & 2pm – 4pm

Stir up Sunday

The stirring of the Christmas pudding, traditionally made on the last Sunday before Advent.

Sat 30 NovemberSun 1 December, Sat 7 – Sun 8 December, Sat 14 – Sun 15 December, Sat 21 – Sun 22 December 11am – 12.30pm 1pm – 2.30pm 3pm – 4.30pm

Meet Father Christmas and Friends

“Deck the halls with boughs of holly”... we’re already singing carols because Santa and Mary Christmas have told us they’re coming to St Fagans this year. Join a tea party to remember with the Christmassy couple, listen to their amazing stories and if you’re good, they’re sure to give you a gift. £12 per child, see website for booking details. Suitable for ages 2-12.

Sat 30 November 2pm – 3pm

Ask the Gardener: Seasonal Work in the Vinery Find out what to do with vines at this time of year.

How to prepare your borders for winter.

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December Sun 1 December 11am, 1pm & 3pm

Up-Cycle for Christmas

Use scrap materials to make little Christmas gifts and decorations.

Child’s Christmas in Wales. Followed by a visit to the exhibition Llaregubb: Peter Blake illustrates Dylan Thomas’s Under Milk Wood.

St Fagans Book Club Meet at National Museum Cardiff, Cathays Park, to discuss Dylan Thomas’s Under Milk Wood and A

See 2 November for details.

Ask the Gardener: Pruning Vines

Ask the Gardener: Pegging Down Roses

Sat 7 December 11am – 1pm

Guided Tour: The Warder

Wed 11 December 2pm – 3pm

Sun 1 December, 2pm – 3pm

Find out about this traditional method of training roses in the Rosary.

Sat 7 December, 5pm – 6pm

Find out about pruning vines in our drop-in session in the Vinery. Sat 7 December 11am – 1pm

Wreath Making Workshop Learn how to make beautiful natural decorations from your garden hedgerow. Suitable for 14+. Dress warmly. Booking essential: call (029) 2057 3424. 7

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December Sat 14 December 11am – 1pm & 2pm – 4pm

Tudor Holiday

Come and see (and smell) a Tudor household, as we prepare for the Christmas holidays. Find out what’s cooking on the fire and even sit on a Tudor toilet!

Thurs 12 December 11am – 12pm & 1.30pm – 2.30pm

Talk: Traditional Christmas Customs Carol singing, Mari Lwyd, Chasing the Wren – a talk about Christmas traditions old and new, highlighting the rich and colourful collections of the National Museum. Booking essential: call (029) 2057 3424.

Sat 14 December 11am – 1pm

Sat 21 – Sun 22 December 11am – 1pm & 2pm – 4pm

See 7 December for details.

Learn more about traditional lighting and have a go at making your own candle.

Wreath Making Workshop Sat 14 December 2pm – 4pm

Film Club: A Child’s Christmas in Wales Enjoy this timeless classic from the works of Dylan Thomas. Fri 20 December 11am – 1pm & 2pm – 4pm

Candle Making

Sat 21-Sun 22 December 11am – 1pm & 2pm – 4pm

Christmas Decorations Workshop

A family-friendly workshop to make pretty Christmas decorations.

Winter Solstice Feast What’s bubbling on the cauldron? Watch our resident Celt prepare to celebrate the shortest day.

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January

Sat 25 January 11am – 1pm & 2pm – 4pm

St Dwynwen’s Day Workshop

Sat 4 January 11am – 12.30pm

Quilt Club

See 2 November for details. Sat 11 January, 11am – 1pm

Crochet

Learn how to crochet, make granny squares or bring your own project, with an expert on hand to help. Sat 18 January 11am – 1pm

St Fagans Book Club Indulge in a bit of 1930s glamour, discussing Rules of Civility by Amor Towles.

Sat 25 January 11am – 1pm & 2pm – 4pm

St Dwynwen’s Day Workshop

Celebrate St Dwynwen’s Day, the Welsh patron saint of hearts, by making a card for that special person and pop in to the chocolate workshop. Sat 25 – Sun 26 January 11am & 1pm (English) 3pm (Welsh)

Guided Tour: Morbid Curiosities

Sun 26 January, 2pm – 3pm

Ask the Gardener: Pruning Limes

Come along to the Lime Avenue outside the Castle to find out more. Sat 25 January 11am, 1pm & 3pm

Big Garden Watch Find out which birds you are likely to see during winter, make a bird feeder to encourage them into your garden and take part in the world’s largest bird survey!

See 28 October for details.

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February

Sat 1 – Sun 2 February 1pm – 4pm

Fireside Stories

Sat 1 – Sun 2 February 1pm – 4pm

Fireside Stories

Join us by the fireside of Abernodwydd farmhouse for National Storytelling Week. Wed 5 February 2pm – 3.15pm

Guided tour: Craft buildings A guided tour of three craft buildings at St Fagans: the Rhaeadr Tannery, Llawr-yglyn smithy and Ysgeifiog Clogmaker’s Workshop. Sat 8, Sun 9 & Sat 15 February, 2pm – 3pm

Ask the Gardener: Pruning Apple Trees Find out how in the Castle orchard. 10

Sat 8 February 1.30pm – 3.30pm

Volunteering at St Fagans Learn about the interesting and rewarding opportunities on offer at St Fagans and how you can get involved. Sat 8 – Sun 9 February 11am – 1pm & 2pm – 4pm

Valentine’s Card Workshop

Get ready for the most romantic day of the year learn how to make chocolate or make a card at the Heart Cart!

Sun 9 February 11am & 3pm (Welsh) 12pm & 2pm (English)

St Teilo’s Day

Celebrate the feast day of St Teilo, patron saint of horses and apples, by exploring a carving of his life story. Sat 15 February 12pm – 1pm & 2pm – 3pm

Bryn Eryr: The New Iron Age Farmstead See 16 November for details.

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Sun 16 February 2pm – 3pm

Sat 22 February, 2pm – 3pm

Join Curator, Owain Rhys, to learn how the Museum collects histories that are under the surface. To coincide with LGBT History Month.

See how this year’s hotbed is progressing at Kennixton garden.

Hidden Histories

Sat 22 February 11am – 4pm

Celebrating LBGT History Month: Family Day and Collection Drive All year round, we welcome all kinds of families to St Fagans. Celebrate LBGT families in Oakdale Institute, where you’ll find talks, displays and activities for children. Help us enrich our collections too by bringing along an object that tells a LGBT story. Sat 22 February 11am – 1pm

St Fagans Book Club To tie in with LGBT history month we will be discussing The Stranger’s Child by Alan Hollinghurst, which examines the development of gay culture in Britain across the twentieth century.

Ask the Gardener: Building a Hotbed

Mon 24 – Fri 28 February 11am – 1pm & 2pm – 4pm

Art Cart

Fabulous family arts and crafts session. Sun 23 February 2pm – 3pm

Ask the Gardener: Pruning Hybrid Teas and Bush Roses Pruning roses and their aftercare in the Rosary.

180 years of public health history at the Rhyd-y-Car Terrace. Meet at Rhyd-y-Car. Booking essential: call (029) 2057 3424. Tues 25 – Fri 28 February 11am, 1pm & 3pm

Sustainability: Past, Present & Future See 31 October for details. Thurs 27 February 2pm – 3pm

Wax, Wadding and Dusters Learn how the conservation team at St Fagans maintain the collections within the historic houses. Book on arrival.

Mon 24, Wed 26 & Fri 28 February, 11am & 3pm (Welsh) 12pm & 2pm (English)

Tudor Tours

Liven up your Tudor homework with this hourlong guided walk around the Museum’s Tudor highlights. Booking essential: call (029) 2057 3424. Tues 25 February 2pm – 3pm

Talk: Health at Home From overcrowding, poor santitation and cholera outbreaks in the 19th century, to redundancy, heart disease and obesity in the 20th – a journey through

Fri 28 February, 2pm – 3pm

Talk: A Chapter in History

Come behind the scenes at the library of the Oakdale Workmen’s Institute. Discover what books the working men of the South Wales Coalfield were reading and hear about our exciting new plans to tell the story of the Institute at St Fagans. Meet at Oakdale. Booking essential: call (029) 2057 3424. 11

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March Sat 15 March, 11am – 1pm

Sat 1 March, 10am – 4pm

Crochet

St David’s Day Fun

See 18 January for details.

Where better to celebrate St David’s Day than at the National History Museum? Call in for a wealth of all things Welsh including folk dancing, traditional baking, giant daffodils and a complimentary Welsh cake.

Sat 1 March 11am, 1pm & 3pm

Bird Watching

Borrow some binoculars and join us in the hide to learn from our expert. Sat 1 March 11am & 3pm (Welsh) 12pm & 2pm (English)

Secrets of the Saints Decode the ancient symbols used in images of Dewi and other saints. Booking essential: call (029) 2057 3424. Sun 2 March 11am – 1pm & 2pm – 4pm

Preparing for Pancake Day

Learn how to make delicious pancakes ahead of Shrove Tuesday.

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Sat 22 March 11am – 12pm

Tour: The Future of St Fagans

Sat 8 & Sat 15 March 12pm – 1pm & 2pm – 3pm

Bryn Eryr: The New Iron Age Farmstead See 16 November for details. Wed 12 March, 2pm – 3pm

Tour of Kennixton Farmstead

A guided tour of Kennixston farmstead in the process of being re-erected at St Fagans. Includes the farmhouse, barn and other farm buildings. Thurs 13 March 11am ��� 12pm (English) 2pm – 3pm (Welsh)

Tailor’s Shop

As we prepare to re-open the shop after the winter, join Curator Elen Phillips to learn more about the building and its contents. Standing room only. Booking essential: (029) 2057 3424.

Find out the latest about this multi-million pound project which will revolutionise the way we display history. Sat 22 March, 11am – 1pm

St Fagans Book Club

Come and chat about Country Dance by Margiad Evans. Written in 1932, it’s a novel of passion, murder and cultural conflict! Sat 22 March, 3pm – 4pm

Tour: Llys Rhosyr and Bryn Eryr See 29 October for details. Sun 23 March, 2pm – 3pm

Wax, Wadding and Dusters

See 27 February for details. Sat 29 March, 11am – 1pm & 2pm – 4pm

Mother’s Day Card Workshop

Make something special for Mother’s Day.

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