The team on Our Picturesque Landscape Project (OPL) have been busy over the winter planning events to engage the local communities with the stunning locations on their doorsteps.
This Saturday, April 13, from 12 noon to 3pm, they will hold an official launch at the Spring Fair at Plas Newydd in Llangollen. The fair promises an afternoon of activities, including have-a-go at wool felting, discover the story of wool and meet the sheep. There will also be an opportunity to try the new self-guided discovery trails round the grounds and join a guided walk and talk about the future plans to restore the Dell back to its former glory as it was in the romantic period when the Ladies of Llangollen lived at Plas Newydd. The new season for the house and revamped tearoom is now in full swing. Since the 1700’s people have been on inspirational journeys through the Dee Valley, across the Pontcysyllte Aqueduct and Canal, along Telford’s A5, the Llangollen Railway and the River Dee. They came to enjoy and engage with the unique landscape and many felt compelled to recall this stunning landscape in art. Through a wide range of events and community activities, the OPL project aims to engage local people to follow in the footsteps of the artists of the past and to engage in artistic activities themselves to celebrate this beautiful and unique landscape. The team also hopes to encourage people to discover and learn about their heritage and habitats, the modern day pressures these face and how we can protect and manage them for the future.
For more details about the OPL project or if you are part of a community group based along the Dee Valley between Corwen and Chirk and would be interested in participating in the project through art or outdoor activities, then contact email@example.com or by phone on 01824 706163.