Friday, 25 July 2014
A weekend in Llanidloes
Llanidloes for the 'Meet the Artist' event associated with Cwilt Cmyru exhibition 'Connection' at Minerva Arts Centre. We're getting better now at acclimatising to peace and quiet relatively quickly. We struck gold in our B&B, the Coach and Horses - we were in the Owl Suite on the top floor with views out over the fields (below) with excellent hosts, facilities and breakfasts. The main sound was that of the swifts swooping around after insects ( makes a change from planes descending into Heathrow and the elevated section of the M4!)
I particularly liked the old Welsh woollen quilts in the summer show at Minerva, the examples above made from tailors samples and from Welsh flannel and I found some peeling doors to photo! Saturday was very leisurely - a couple of pints (from the Waen Brewery ) and lunch in the Old Mill reading the Saturday Grauniad and a wander round the town including the museum and the old market hall with its exhibition on half-timbered buildings.
Sandra Meech and seeing each others work in the flesh having only seen it in photos on Dropbox. Everyone's work is different and distinctive but shows the same degree of professionalism and thought, I'm very proud to have been asked to be a member. Being quiet it was great to catch up and plan our next exhibition.
Chartists in the Museum ( I was more interested in the display on flannel weaving and the old Welsh quilt in the Victorian parlour).
On our return ,the train from Caersws ( just about learnt how to pronounce this!) was delayed by half an hour because of 'police assistance' required at Machynlleth so we were in need of refreshment from the trolley - The Rev James for Ian , coffee and bara brith for me. I'd bought Welsh cakes from the bakers to take back for work - they disappeared very quickly before I'd had a chance to taste them myself!