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23rd March – Offa’s Dyke Centre co-hosting 3rd Offa’s Dyke Collaboratory Monday, 12/02/2018

The Offa’s Dyke Association and Offa’s Dyke Collaboratory present:

Offa’s Dyke Heritage

New Research on the Heritage of Offa’s Dyke and other

Linear Earthworks

The 3rd Offa’s Dyke Collaboratory meeting

10.30 – 17.30, 23rd March 2018

The Offa’s Dyke Centre, Knighton, Powys, LD7 1EN

£10 including refreshments & packed lunch

To attend please pre-book by Monday 19th March by contacting the Offa’s Dyke Centre

Phone 10.00am to 3.00pm daily: 01547 528753

Email: oda@offasdyke.org.uk

This is the third meeting of the Offa’s Dyke Collaboratory – a research network investigating the early medieval linear earthworks of the Anglo-Welsh borderlands: https://offaswatsdyke.wordpress.com. The Knighton workshop follows on from the successful meetings at Shrewsbury (April 2017) and Cardiff (December 2017). The day workshop will explore the heritage conservation, management and interpretation of Offa’s Dyke and other linear earthworks of the Anglo-Welsh borderlands.

Talks will include:

Offa’s Dyke by numbers

– André Berry

Recent Revelations from the Lancault Peninsular

– Andrew Blake

Community Stewardship of Mercian Monuments Project (CoSMM)

– Ian Mackey and Mel Leggatt

Archaeological Earthworks & Visitor Carrying Capacity: Proactive versus Inactive Management

– Dave McGlade

Bridging Boundaries: Creating an Integrative Digital Approach for Linear Earthworks Research

– Patricia Murrieta Flores

Making Earthworks Visible: The Example of the Oswestry Heritage Comics Project

– John G Swogger

Offa’s Dyke, Death and Memory

– Howard Williams

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The Offa’s Dyke Association is delighted to co-host the 3rd Offa’s Dyke Collaboratory. This is your opportunity to listen to expert speakers and enjoy discussions and debate while sitting only yards from the monument itself.   

We are only a small charity and our ability to put on events like this is entirely dependent on the income that we receive from our members, also donations and any profit that we make from visitors to the Offa’s Dyke Centre.   A good audience will guarantee that we will be in a position to bring more events like this to the community.

Articles, papers & news items wanted for ODA Newsletter Wednesday, 3/01/2018

The ODA Newsletter is the platform along the Welsh March for topical news stories about Offa’s Dyke, its National Trail, other associated archaeology and history, nature conservation, events, in fact anything of interest to our members, visitors and local people alike. Published three times a year every April, August and December, the full colour journal is your opportunity to present papers and news articles to a wide audience across the UK and beyond.

If, for example, you are an archaeologist with something to say about King Offa, his Dyke, or any other archaeology for that matter, or a student keen to see a précis of your dissertation in print, then please get in touch with us at oda@offasdyke.org.uk to discuss your proposal with us. You can also telephone on 01547 528753.

The Newsletter is distributed to our members. If you would like us to email you a copy of a recent edition then please ask when you get in touch. You can also join the ODA on-line from this website.

Dave McGlade, Chairman

Andrew Logan art exhibition to grace Powysland Museum Wednesday, 3/01/2018

PRESS RELEASE

 ”The Magic of Andrew Logan”

New temporary exhibition at Powysland Museum in Welshpool

Until 6th of March 2018

The Christmas glitter and sparkle may now be gone, but there is still a magical and enchanting atmosphere at Powysland Museum, where we are honoured and privileged to host an incredible exhibition of the works of artist Andrew Logan.

In the 1970s Andrew Logan became a key figure on the London art scene alongside David Hockney and Vivienne Westwood. He hosted such legendary and influential events as the Alternative Miss World and the Valentine’s Day Ball when the Sex Pistols played their first gig. It was in the 70s that radical icons such as Julie Christie, Mike Oldfield, Eric Clapton and Robert Plant made their retreat in the Welsh Marches.

Andrew Logan and partner Michael Davies visited the Marches on many occasions and in the late 1980s they decided to present Andrew’s work outside of London – in the small rural village of Berriew, just over the Welsh border. This unexpected, but pictoreque location became the nation’s first museum dedicated to a living artist. The Andrew Logan Museum of Sculpture opened in 1991 with a literal fanfare and Andrew wielding huge scissors to cut the ribbon!

As curator of Powysland Museum Eva Bredsdorff has been museum mentor to the Andrew Logan Museum of Sculpture for years and has enjoyed a fruitful friendship with all at the museum. It is therefore only natural that Powysland Museum should host an exhibition of the extraordinary and magical works of this fascinating and inspirational artist hopefully inspiring visitors to visit the museum in Berriew when it is open during the summer months.

Opening hours for Powysland Museum:

Weekdays (except Wednesday) 11am-1pm and 2-5pm

& Saturdays 11am-2pm

Powysland Museum  /   Amgueddfa Powysland

The Canal Wharf

Welshpool  /   Y Trallwng

Powys

SY21 7AQ

Curator /  Curadur: Eva Bredsdorff

New signpost to point the way to Knighton Dyke Thursday, 5/10/2017

A section of Offa’s Dyke, just a short stroll from the Offa’s Dyke Centre in Knighton but often missed by visitors, is about to have its own signpost. The Offa’s Dyke Association is to make a significant financial contribution towards the cost of a new National Trail signpost with a third ‘finger’ pointing in the direction of the monument.

This is a partnership project with National Trail Officer Rob Dingle and demonstrates our commitment to improving the visitor experience.

ODA Chairman Dave McGlade said: “this is a small but important step that will help visitors to appreciate and understand the Dyke. We are delivering our charitable aim and it is being funded from donations received this summer from our members and visitors”.

Section of Dyke only a short stroll from the Offa’s Dyke Centre

 

Email Address Change Tuesday, 22/08/2017

For some time, we have been running two email addresses side by side – oda@offasdyke.org.uk and oda@offasdyke.demon.co.uk.  The demon address shows just how long we’ve been around on the internet!  The time has come that we would dearly like to retire the @offasdyke.demon.co.uk address, so please make sure that you update your address books and contact lists so that when you email us, you email us at

oda@offasdyke.org.uk

Thank you,

Offa’s Dyke Association staff