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What's On Spring 2015

Exhibition and Events at Ceredigion Museum


Along with the permanent displays the museum has a lively programme of temporary exhibitions and events.

Exhibitions are free; there is a charge for some events.

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Ceredigion Museum
Ship paintings from the museum collection For hundreds of years Ceredigion looked to the sea as its main direction of travel and contact. Ceredigion Museum holds an outstanding collection of ship paintings. Who travelled on those ships and where did they go? Over the course of 2015 and 2016 the museum will be delving into the archives to find out more about these iconic ships and the legacy they left behind.

The project will culminate in bringing a tall ship to Ceredigion in the summer of 2016. If you or your community would like to get involved please contact museum@ceredigion.gov.uk.
On Board
EXHIBITION: On Board
28 March - 28 June 2015
Stories of Emigration

Journey alongside emigrants who left Ceredigion during the 19th Century in search of a better life. Take a closer look at the individuals who emigrated as their story is illustrated with museum objects, documents, photographs and maps. Where did they go? What did they take with them and how did they find life in their new homes?

Free
Stories of Emigration
DISPLAY: Sail Away
22 May - 2 August
An Evening of Sea Shanty performances

Sea shanties spread across the seas on ships from many different countries. Shanties were used for the hard work aboard ships and the sentiments they expressed were universal.

Enjoy an evening of maritime entertainment by local performers.

£7.00 (Concessions £6.00)
Songs of the Sea
EVENT: Songs of the Sea
Thursday 25 June 7pm
EuroVisions: Wales Through the Eyes of European Visitors, 1750–2010

For centuries, continental Europeans have come to Wales for numerous reasons. During the Romantic period some came seeking a rural idyll, whilst others in the Victorian era travelled as industrial spies; and during times of war many refugees escaped to Wales to find shelter from persecution. The exhibited artwork by numerous European artists shows Wales in its many facets, ranging from idyllic landscapes to industrial centres and portraits of the people living in Wales.
EuroVisions
EXHIBITION: EuroVisions
11 July – 27 September
You are warmly invited to join us for the opening of EuroVisions, Wales through the Eyes of European Visitors, 1750–2010.

There will be refreshments.

Free
Opening night
EVENT: EuroVisions: Opening night
Friday 10 July 7.30pm
‘Martyred Belgium’: The Belgian National Fete of 21 July 1915

Dr Rhian Davies, Artistic Director of the Gregynog Festival, gives an illustrated talk about the distinguished Belgian refugee musicians who fled to Mid Wales during the First World War. One of their most striking concerts took place at Aberystwyth’s Coliseum Theatre, now Ceredigion Museum, 100 years ago today.

Free
Martyred Belgium
EVENT: ‘Martyred Belgium’
Tuesday 21 July 7pm
Legendary Workshops

Help us build our giant ‘Legendary Monster’ ready for Aberystwyth Carnival and Fiesta Aber-Esquel.

Then join us at the carnival on the 25th of July or at the Fiesta on July the 28th dressed as a legendary character. Who will you be? Come along to the legendary workshops and complete the ‘Museum Monster Trail’ to help you decide.
Legendary Workshops
EVENT: Legendary Workshops
Wednesday 22 July 11am- 3pm
‘Druids, Romans and Death: Exploring the treasures of the Bowen Gallery at Ceredigion Museum’

Do you want to find out more about the pieces of pottery, stone and metal in the Ceredigion Museum but are afraid to ask? Discover how one of Wales’ finest prehistoric shields was pulled from a local bog. Find divination ‘spoons’ used by Iron Age priests and discover the horrors of Iron Age warfare. Learn about the special finds discovered at the most remote Roman villa in Wales.
Free
British Festival of Archaeology
EVENT: British Festival of Archaeology
Thursday 23 July 11am - 12pm
Legendary Workshops

Help us build our giant ‘Legendary Monster’ ready for Aberystwyth Carnival and Fiesta Aber-Esquel.

Then join us at the carnival on the 25th of July or at the Fiesta on July the 28th dressed as a legendary character. Who will you be? Come along to the legendary workshops and complete the ‘Museum Monster Trail’ to help you decide.
Legendary Workshops
EVENT: Legendary Workshops
Thursday 23 July 11am- 3pm
Fiesta Aber-Esquel
Marking 150 years since the first Welsh settlers landed in Patagonia


The museum is working with Aberystwyth Esquel People in Partnership Association (AEPPA) to celebrate the 150th anniversary of the establishment of the Welsh colony in Patagonia in the town on the 28th of July.

Music, storytelling and art workshops for people of all ages, on the Kings Hall Piazza, at the museum and at Arad Goch; celebrating Welsh and Latin music, culture and history.
Fiesta Aber-Esquel
EVENT: Fiesta Aber-Esquel
Tuesday 28 July
MusicFest

Musicfest is a popular annual festival of classical music. MusicFest Fringe offers free performances by local musicians, guest artists, Junior Fellows and Summer School Students presenting a mix of classical, folk and jazz music in venues in and around Aberystwyth.

Free
MusicFest
©Keith Morris
EVENT: MusicFest
Thursday 30 July 1pm
MusicFest

Musicfest is a popular annual festival of classical music. MusicFest Fringe offers free performances by local musicians, guest artists, Junior Fellows and Summer School Students presenting a mix of classical, folk and jazz music in venues in and around Aberystwyth.

Free
MusicFest
©Keith Morris
EVENT: MusicFest
Friday 31 July 1pm
WI celebrates 100 years

This is a historic year for all WI members.

Ceredigion Museum will be helping with the centenary celebrations. Historic information about the first local meetings, the activities and campaigns that the many WI groups in Ceredigion have worked on will be featured, together with items of interest involving education, community news and national events.
WI celebrates 100 years
EXHIBITION: WI celebrates 100 years
7 August - 26 September
EuroVisions Mini Food Fiesta

Love European food? – from pasta to schnitzel the variety and range is boundless! Food workshops, food to sample and buy in the museum auditorium.

An opportunity to come and find out more about European foods; with specialists from the Aberystwyth area.

Free
Mini Food Fiesta
EVENT: EuroVisions Mini Food Fiesta
Friday 14 August

Set in a small farming community in mid Wales, this is a portrait of a landscape and population that are changing rapidly as the old ways and generations are dying out. A poetic and profound journey into a world of endings and beginnings; a world of stuffed owls, sheep and fire.

£7 (Concessions £6)
Sleep Furiously
EVENT: Film Screening Sleep Furiously
Friday 4 September
Landladies, Harpers and Guides: Providing Services for Tourists in Wales, 1770-1870

A talk by Michael Freeman.

While tourists came to Wales mainly to experience the landscape, they needed accommodation, transport, guides, entertainment and souvenirs which the people of Wales provided, to their mutual benefit.

Free
Landladies, Harpers and Guides
EVENT: Landladies, Harpers and Guides
Saturday 12 September 2pm
Prevous Years