The Shelter is up!

We are excited to announce that CVCP has provided a shelter in the Ynys Newydd play area (also known as ‘the tip park’) which can be used by anyone and should bring welcome protection from rain or sun. It will soon be decorated with artwork created for us by the pupils of years 3, 5 and 6 at Hendrefoilan Primary School. Big thanks to them and their dedicated teachers for their support.

The art work has been inspired by The Lost Words, a beautiful book of ‘spells’ and paintings by Jackie Morris and Robert Macfarlane, created in response to the realisation that words relating to the natural world were gradually being lost from the language of children, and hence no longer included in the Oxford Children’s Dictionary. Words like acorn, bluebell, catkin and kingfisher. The children of Hendrefoilan school are helping to bring these words back to life.

We will be running a few events at the shelter to re-engage people, young and old, with the natural world. The first of these are four sessions of drawing and painting led by local artist Mary Hayman. They will run 1:30 to 3:30 and are suitable for all ages and experience, including beginners. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Dates are:

  • Tuesday 17th May
  • Saturday 21st May
  • Tuesday 14th June
  • Saturday 18th June

Come along and give it a try – join in as many sessions as you like. They are free of charge, funded by a grant. However, if you would like to make a donation, it will be gratefully received to fund future activities. Further information and a donation link can be found via the Eventbrite link below. Whilst it is not essential to book a free ticket, it will help us with planning. Thank you.

If you click the ‘Donate now’ button on the LocalGiving page, you can choose any amount and remain anonymous if you prefer. Thank you.

We hope to see you there!


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