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Programme 2016
 
First published by Lady Llanover Society, August 2016
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Who was Lady Llanover, the 'Bee of Gwent'?
Celyn Gurden-Williams
 
Events being arranged by the Society
during Eisteddfod Week

Llanover Estate

By kind permission of Mrs Elizabeth Murray
Gardens open 2-5pm - Cost of entrance £5 - Signs will indicate where permitted to walk
Admission to the events below (except the Gala Evening)
is free to all who have paid for garden entrance.
Sunday service in Welsh other events in English

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Sunday 31st July at 3pm
Service in Welsh at St. Bartholomew's Church, Llanover. All welcome

Monday 1st August at 2pm - Mick Petts
A demonstration of the manufacture of a coracle. The presentation will include the chance to see one in use on the Llanover lake (weather permitting)

Tuesday 2nd August at 2.30pm - Michael Freeman
Lady Llanover and Traditional Welsh Costume.

Tuesday 2nd August at 3.30pm - Penny Lewis (Culinary Cottage)
Penny Lewis will speak about Lady Llanover's interest in the "Principles of Good Cooking" and discuss popular recipes.

Thursday 4th August at 4pm - Sian Rhiannon Williams
"Llwydlas and Gwenynen Gwent: Lady Elizabeth Coffin Greenly and her
influence on Lady Llanover"

Thursday 4th August at 7pm
Yn ôl i Lanofer. Gala Evening with Robin Huw Bowen.
Limited number of tickets at £25 available from gill@madley.org / 01873 812318

Friday 5th August at 3.30pm - Anthony Morgan
Anthony Morgan discusses the "Gwenhwyseg" dialect.

Saturday 6th August at 2pm - Helen Forder
A presentation on the life and times of Lady Llanover


Eisteddfod Maes

Monday 1st August 11.30am - 12.30pm - Societies Tent 2
Lecture by Dr Celyn Gurden-Williams on the life of Lady Llanover

Monday 1st August 3-4pm - Lle Hanes Stand
Formal launch of a new publication by Dr Celyn Gurden-Williams "Pwy Oedd Arglwyddes Llanofer, Gwenynen Gwent - Who Was Lady Llanover the "Bee of Gwent"?

For more information please contact:-
Robin Davies 01594 563172 / 077721 97291 / robinbronllys@yahoo.com

 
Lady Llanover Society Events (PDF)
 
Sunday 23 April 2016

The Lady Llanover Society is sponsoring a Harpathon at St. Bartholomew's Church, Llanover on Saturday 23rd April. Profits will go to the local appeal for the National Eisteddfod, 2016.

Harpathon
Programme 2015
 
Saturday 24th October 2015 10am - 4pm
St . Michael 's School , Pen-y-Pound, Abergavenny, NP7 5UD

Hands on Harp

Bethan Nia Shelley Fairplay
Bethan Nia
Shelley Fairplay

A day to play the harp
Sessions for complete beginners, improvers and more advanced
Bring your own harp, or harp available on prior request
Relaxed atmosphere - Experienced tutors
Short concert at end of day by tutors

Free Tea and Coffee throughout day
Bring own packed lunch or local cafés available

£20 full day (£15 Members and those in full time education)
Absolute Beginners £5 for morning session

Sponsored by Cl ive Morley Harps

For further information and booking contact
Gill Madley 01873 812318 gill@madley.org
or
Robin Davies 01594 563172 robinbronllys@yahoo.com

 
Sunday 29th March 2015 5.00pm
Ty Uchaf, Llanover Monmouthshire NP7 9EF
AGM
View flyer (PDF)
The gardens will be open to the general public 2 – 5pm (charge £5 )
Teas and cakes for sale.

 


PAST EVENTS
 
Saturday 26th April 2014 10am - 4pm
Crickhowell Community Primary School Oakfield Drive, Crickhowell, NP8 1DY

Hands on Harp

Bethan Nia Charlotte Poulter
Bethan Nia
Charlotte Poulter

A day to play the harp
Sessions for complete beginners, improvers and more advanced
Bring your own harp, or harp available on prior request
Relaxed atmosphere - Experienced tutors
Short concert at end of day by tutors

Free Tea and Coffee throughout day
Bring own packed lunch or local cafés available

£15 full day (£10 Members and those in full time education)
Absolute Beginners £5 for morning session

For further information and booking contact
Gill Madley 01873 812318 gill@madley.org
or
Robin Davies 01594 563172 robinbronllys@yahoo.com


Sunday 30th March 2014 4.30pm
Ty Uchaf, Llanover Monmouthshire NP7 9EF
AGM
View flyer (PDF)
The gardens will be open to the general public 2 – 5pm (charge £5 )
Teas and cakes for sale.

Saturday 8th June 2013 10am - 4pm
Llanover Village Hall Llanover, Monmouthshire, NP7 9HB

Llanover Day School

Dr. Celyn Gurden-Williams - Life on the Llanover Estate (in English)
Dr Gurden-Williams wrote her PhD on Lady Llanover and her contribution to Welsh culture. She works as Skills Development Officer at Beamish Museum in County Durham.

Professor David Thorne - Welsh Place Names Society (in Welsh with simultaneous translation)
Too often ancient Welsh place names are changed mindlessly or are replaced by English destroying the rich history associated with the name. The Welsh Place Names Society have recently received a grant to collect, record on digital mapping and protect a national archive under a pioneering project  called “Gwarchod”. Hear how we can all contribute.

Mick Petts - Coracle Maker (in English)
Come and learn how coracle making has evolved down through the centuries. Mick Petts (who taught Matt Baker to build his boat on the BBC’s “Countryfile”) will be giving an illustrated talk on the history of this iconic Welsh craft.

2pm  - 4pm Conducted tour of the Llanover Estate by Jeff Davies finishing with a visit to Llanover Church and a musical finale.

Cost £12 (members £10) to include lunchtime sandwiches. Tea and Coffee throughout the day.

Information and booking contact:-
Robin Davies - 01594 563172
Frances Younson - 01633 868459
Maureen Probert - 01874 676204
or
Rosie Arkell - 01873 852572  


Saturday 22nd June 2013 7pm - 10.30pm
Clearwell Memorial Hall, GL16 8JS

"Twmpath Dawns"

Gwerinwyr GwentGwerinwyr Gwent is a Welsh folk dance team promoting traditional Welsh music and dance. Their name can be translated as “folk-people of Gwent”
Caitlin Beth ProwleCaitlin Beth Prowle
Caitlin is 15 years old and a pupil at Ysgol Gyfun Gwynllyw. An excellent singer and lively harpist, Caitlin combines these two talents to perform self accompanied music in the Welsh language.

Tickets £5 adults, £2 Children under 11
Finger Buffet, Pay Bar, Raffle

Proceeds to the National Eisteddfod of Wales.

Evening sponsored by Robin Davies whose family will be present.

Tickets from:-
Monmouth and District Welsh Society
Robin Davies 01594 563172 and Anne Hoyal 01600 780001
www.cymdeithasgymraegtrefynwy.org.uk

Lady Llanover Society
Frances Younson 01633 868459 and Rosie Arkell 01873 852572
www.ladyllanover.org.uk


AGM, 1pm Sunday 24th March 2013 at Ty Uchaf, Llanover Monmouthshire NP7 9EF View flyer (PDF)
The gardens will be open to the general public (charge £5 ) between 2 – 5pm and there will be entertainment provided by “Gwerinwyr Gwent” during the afternoon. Teas and cakes for sale.


Harp Concert                
Saturday 22 September 2012 - 7.30pm
St. Michael's Church
Cwmdu, nr. Crickhowell

Robin Huw Bowen
World Famous Triple Harpist

 

Robin Huw BowenRobin will be playing music associated
with the life and times of
Gwenynen Gwent (Lady Llanover)
Carnhuanawc (Rev. Thomas Price)

Further information and tickets from
Gill Madley Tel: 01873 812318
E-mail: gil@madley.org
Rosie Arkell Tel: 01873 852572
E-mail: arkellr@tiscali.co.uk
or
Maureen Probert Tel: 01874 676204
E-mail: mopro@live.com

Tickets £10
Lady Llanover Society members and under 12s £7
View flyer (PDF)

AGM, May 27th 2012 at Llanfoist Village Hall, Guest Speaker Dr Robin Gwyndaf - "Culture in Action"

Hands on Harp      View flyer (PDF)     View programme  (PDF)
10am until 5pm - Saturday 21st April 2012
St. Michael's Centre, Pen-y-Pound, Abergavenny, NP7 5UD

A day to play the harp

  • Sessions for complete beginners and improvers
  • Bring your own harp, or harp available on prior request
  • Free taster sessions during lunchtime
  • Relaxed atmosphere - Experienced tutors
  • Short concert at end of day by tutors

Free Tea and Coffee throughout day
£12 full day to include light lunch (Members £5) - £5 half day (Members free)
Children under 12 half price

Tutors

Angharad Evans   Ruth Thomas
     
Angharad Evans   Ruth Thomas

Programme

Morning
9.30 - 10.00 - Registration
10.00 - 10.15 - Welcome
10.15 - 11.15 - Morning Session part 1
11.15 - 11.30 - Coffee/Tea Break
11.30 - 12.30 - Morning Session part 2
12.30 - 2.00 - Lunch break. Opportunity to try out different types of harps

Afternoon
2.00 - 3.00 - Afternoon Session part 1
3.00 - 3.15 - Coffee/Tea Break
3.15 - 4.15 - Afternoon Session part 2
4.15 - 4.45 - Concert

Participants can elect to join the beginner or improver class for a morning or afternoon session or for the full day. The above timetable will apply to both classes.

For further information and booking contact
Gill Madley 01873 812318 gill@madley.org or
Robin Davies 01594 563172 robinbronllys@aol.com

Day kindly Sponsored by Clive Morley Harps Ltd


1 October 2011 - Guided walk - "Cwmdu" - Leader Keith Bush.

3 December 2011 - "Twmpath - Folk Dance"  St. Michael's Centre, Abergavenny - with "Gwerinwyr Gwent".


Annual General Meeting 2011
The AGM of the Lady Llanover Society will be held at
Llanfoist Village Hall, Llanfoist, Abergavenny at
2 p.m. on Sunday 22nd May 2011

AGENDA

1. Apologies for absence
2. Minutes of the Annual General Meeting 2010
3. Secretary's Report
4. Treasurer’s Report
5. Election of Officers
6. Election of Committee Members
7. Any Other Business

The meeting will be followed at 3 p.m. by

Poster"Morfydd's Diary" - Eiry Palfrey
Eiry is a well known performer who has appeared on a number of S4C programmes. She is also a TV producer, and author of books for Welsh learners and children. Eiry first wrote and performed a one woman show on Lady Llanofer entitled "Morfydd’s Diary" at the National Eisteddfod in Newport in 1988. Morfydd is an imaginary maid in the service of Lady Llanover and has recorded the main events of her mistress’ life in her diary. On the day of her mistress’ funeral she reads from the diary recalling her eventful and prolific life.

Admission Free


 

Annual General Meeting 2010
The AGM of the Lady Llanover Society will be held at
St. Michael’s Centre, Abergavenny
3 p.m. on Saturday 20th March 2010

AGENDA

  1. Apologies for absence
  2. Minutes of the Annual General Meeting 2008
  3. Chairman’s Report 
  4. Treasurer’s Report
  5. Special Discussion – “A Possible Way Forward”
  6. Election of Officers
  7. Election of Committee Members
  8. Any Other Business

Followed at 4:30 p.m. by a PRESENTATION by ELINOR BENNETT

The Lady Llanover Society is  delighted to present  Elinor Bennett, possibly the best-known and  certainly the most influential of Welsh harpists. Elinor is Artistic  Director of the Wales International Harp Festival (4 – 10 April 2010), which celebrates the 300th anniversary of the birth of John Parry (Parri Ddall). Elinor will talk about John Parry, play some of his  music, and introduce the Festival and its artists.

How to find St. Michael’s Centre Abergavenny

 
OTHER EVENTS (including non-society events than may be of interest to members)
 

Exhibition: Mrs Delany and her Circle
Sir John Soane’s Museum, 13 Lincoln’s Inn Fields, London WC2A 3BP
19 February – 1 May 2010.

Book coverLady Llanover was a great-great niece of Mrs Delany, née Mary Granville (1700-1788), and this exhibition is the first one to survey her entire life and the full range of her creative endeavours. In her will, Lady Llanover ‘bequeathed to the Trustees of the British Museum the cabinet and stand at Llanover containing the unique collection of plants and flowers from nature by Mrs Delany, which it was the express wish of George III should be preserved in the British Museum as a standard work of art …. and to the National Portrait Gallery the portrait at Great Stanhope Street of  Mary Granville (Mrs Delany) by Opie.’

Our member, the distinguished writer, Ruth Hayden, who is another descendant of Lady Llanover, is the author of Mrs Delaney, her life and her flowers (Colonnade Books 1988).

Lady Llanover’s monumental The Autobiography and Correspondence of Mary Granville  was published in a new edition in January 2009.

Le Manoir de Kernault Mellac, Lorient, Brittany 
Exhibition Impressions de Voyage, un jeune Breton au Pays de Galles 
6 February – 21 March 2010

Based on letters home by the 21-year-old Vicomte Théodore Hersart de la Villemarqué when he visited Abergavenny and Merthyr in 1838.

Twmpath
The Priory Centre, Abergavenny
27th March 2010
7:30 to 11:00 (tickets £10 on the door)

In support of Eisteddfod Genedlaethol, Blaenau Gwent

Second Wales International Harp Festival
Caernarfon 4 – 10 April 2010

Concerts, classes and competitions.  See website www.wales-harp-festival.com for details.
Elinor Bennett will also bring leaflets to the Lady Llanover Society A.G.M.

Gŵyl Gregynog Festival
St Mary’s Church, Ruabon,
Thursday, 10 June 2010. 

Celebrating John Parry  Day programme: with speakers Ann Griffiths, Miles Wynn Cato and Dr Oliver Fairclough.
Concert 7.30 p.m with triple harpists to include Robin Huw Bowen, Rhes Ganol, Angharad Evans and Ann Griffiths

Eisteddfod y Fenni
19 June 2010, Abergavenny

Eisteddfod Genedlaethol
31 July – 7 August 2010 Blaenau Gwent

 
Llanover Gardens Open Day (National Gardens Scheme)
Sunday 5th September, 2 - 5 p.m.
Rare Plants Fair, Llanover Gardens
Sunday 3 October, 11 a.m. – 4 p.m. (entry £4.00)
 

Annual General Meeting 2008
The AGM of the Lady Llanover Society will be held at
5 p.m. Sunday 22 June 2008
At the Village Hall  
TREGARE, RAGLAN

AGENDA

  1. Apologies for absence
  2. Minutes of the Annual General Meeting 2007
  3. Chairman’s Report
  4. Treasurer’s Report
  5. Election of Officers
  6. Election of Committee Members
  7. Any Other Business

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HARP RECITAL
by Benjamin Creighton Griffiths & Eleri Darkins

ST MARY’S CHURCH
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at 6.15 p.m.

Tickets £5.00
(Members of Lady Llanover Society - free)

Tickets available from Abergavenny Music / The Lady Llanover Society - 01291 690517

A wonderful opportunity to appreciate the talent of this remarkable young artist prior to his appearances at the World Harp Congress, Amsterdam and in Paris.  Benjamin will be supported by Eleri Darkins, who will play the triple harp so dear to Lady Llanover's heart, as well as the concert harp in a duo performance with Benjamin of Russian virtuoso Andres Izmaylov's 'Toward the Sun'.

Eleri is newly returned from three years teaching at the prestigious Tamnak Prathom Centre in Bangkok.

Sponsored jointly by Cymdeithas Gwenynen Gwent and Ysgol y Delyn.

 

SATURDAY 13 October 2007
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TWMPATH (A Welsh Ceilidh)
A Celebration of welsh music and dance
featuring
Gwerinwyr Gwent
(Gwent’s popular Folk Dance Group)

 
Come along and join in the fun!
Photo of Gwefinwyr Gwent BUFFET, RAFFLE and CASH BAR
Demonstration Dances from the rich heritage of Wales
Audience Participation Led by dancers steeped in Welsh culture
 

TICKETS including buffet £12.00 (members £10.00)
AVAILABLE FROM:

ABERGAVENNY MUSIC tel: 01873 853394
or Members of the Committee

Doors open at 7 p.m. Dancing will begin at about 7:30 p.m. with a break for the buffet at about 8:30 p.m.
 For more information telephone 01594 563172 or 01873 840605
   

SATURDAY  28 APRIL 2007
St Michael’s Centre, Penypound, Abergavenny 
10.00 a.m. - 6.00 p.m.
 

HANDS ON HARP
Never touched a harp? Here’s your opportunity
Classes on Celtic Harp and Triple Harp, Exhibition and Concert

Experience the harp!

Whole day for complete beginners or those who want to
‘start in the middle’ or you could just come and listen.


Classes on the Celtic Harp
and Welsh Triple Harp


Relaxed atmosphere – Classes with Distinguished teachers
An introduction to the History of the Harp and a small exhibition of historical harps
Celtic harps will be provided for participants. Closing concert 4.40 p.m.

Price for the whole day £10.00 to include tea or coffee and inclusive of closing concert.

Lunch available mid-day, but must be ordered and paid for in advance.

Further details:
adlais@btinternet.com (Tel: 01291-690517 or 02920-341462)
or                         
robinbronllys@aol.com (Tel: 01594-563172)

 

PALM SUNDAY  1 April 2007
   
2.00–5.00 p.m. Llanover Gardens open to the public. Entrance free to members on production of membership card
5.00 p.m. ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING  
to be held in the Lecture Theatre, Ty Uchaf, Llanover
  To be followed by a short recital by Angharad Evans who will play two triple harps
   

Saturday 14 October 2006
St. Mary's Priory Centre Abergavenny
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Study Day
Lady Llanover: Friends and Influences

Cost: £12 per person (Lady Llanover Society Members) £15 (non members)
 
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This event follows on from the successful study day held at the Priory Centre in 2002.
9.30   Tea/Coffee
9.50   Chairman’s Welcome
10.00   Sian Rhiannon Williams: Llwydlas and Gwenynen Gwent.
(Lady Elizabeth Coffin-Greenly and her links with the Llanover circle).
11.15   Professor Emeritus Prys Morgan: Carnhuanawc and Gwenynen Gwent
12.15   There will free time available from approximately 12.15 to enable you to have lunch in Abergavenny. An opportunity to see St Mary’s famous monuments.
2.00   Michael Freeman: The Welsh Hat
3.15   Morfydd Owen: Lady Llanover, Maria Jane Williams and ‘Ancient National Airs of Gwent and Morganwg’
4.15   Tea/Coffee
4.45   A Concert for Lady Llanover: Ann Griffiths, Angharad Evans, Benjamin Creighton Griffiths with two triple harps and three concert harps
     
The day will end at approximately 5.30.
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SATURDAY 1st JULY 2006
7.00pm - 11.00pm St. Mary's Priory Centre Abergavenny
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TWMPATH (A Welsh Ceilidh)
A Celebration of welsh music and dance
with HUW ROBERTS (Ffidl-ffadl) and RHIAIN BEBB (Triple Harp) with Bethan and Siôn Gwilym
 
The evening, presented mainly in English will include:
Photo of Sion Gwilym BUFFET, RAFFLE and CASH BAR
A talk by HUW ROBERTS “Harp, Flannel and a Figure of Eight”
Demonstration of LLANOVER FOLK DANCES and WELSH CLOG DANCING
A chance to learn to dance THE LLANOVER REEL and other traditional dances
 
TWMPATH TO FOLLOW Bring your Dancing Shoes!
 
TICKETS Members of the Lady Llanover Society £9.00
Non-members £10.00
   
AVAILABLE FROM
ABERGAVENNY MUSEUM 01873 854282
or ABERGAVENNY MUSIC 01873 853394
   

SATURDAY 17th JUNE 2006
Abergavenny Eisteddfod
The Borough Theatre, Abergavenny
 

The Society is sponsoring the Lady Llanover Prize for the best instrumentalist under the age of 25. The 2005 winner was the Harpist Benjamin Creighton Griffiths.


SUNDAY 26th MARCH 2006

11.00am Service in Llanover Chapel, Llanover with the Revd Herbert Hughes.

National Gardens Scheme

2.00-5.00pm Ty Uchaf Gardens open. 2-5pm in Aid of NGS, Extensive collection of Magnolias, spring bulbs & Camellias. Home made Teas. Welsh Folk Dancing performed by Gwerinwyr Gwent. Harpist Benjamin Creighton Griffiths, who The Lady Llanover Prize at the 2005 Abergavenny Eisteddfod will also perform. Entrance Fee in aid of NGS

SATURDAY 25th MARCH 2006

Annual General Meeting of the Society

6.00pm The Priory Centre, St Mary’s Church, Abergavenny.
A convenient (paying) car park is accessible via Abergavenny Bus Station.
AGENDA
1. Apologies for absence
2. Minutes of the Annual General Meeting 2005
3. Chairman’s Report
4. Treasurer’s Report
5. Election of Officers
6. Election of Committee Members
7. Any Other Business

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