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WALES FESTIVAL OF ARCHITECTURE 2014: the creative space
15 – 17 May 2014 - celebrating the power and pleasures of well-considered buildings and places.
To coincide with the 100th anniversary of Dylan Thomas’s birth, the 2014 Wales Festival of Architecture explores the process of creativity, analysing the elements and qualities needed to make a ‘creative space’ – from an artist’s studio or rehearsal space to a writer’s desk or modest potting shed.
As well as a film, exhibition and building tour of the Arts Centre, new features include a performance of Under Plywood – an affectionate but irreverent review of the regeneration of our “ugly lovely towns” - and an evening of celebration to recognise the best new building designs in Wales. Also for the first time, we are launching a festival competition - to design a contemporary version of Dylan Thomas’s writing shed – with a replica of the original on hand for inspiration!
Follow the evolving programme at:
Festival exhibition Falcon Hildred and the art of recording ‘worktown’ courtesy of the Royal Commission for the Ancient and Historic Monuments of Wales
Dylan’s Writing Shed Visit the mobile replica of Dylan Thomas’s writing shed on the lawn
Thursday 15 May
6pm – 8pm Festival launch: The creative space panel discussion and launch of Festival design competition (free entry)
Friday 16 May
10am – 4pm Royal Society of Architects in Wales Spring School conference includes an open session at 4pm: Making history at St Fagans
5.30pm – 7.30pm Welsh Architecture Awards presentation ceremony Friday events are ticketed; contact firstname.lastname@example.org 02920228987
Saturday 17 May
11am – 1pm Film-coffee-chat The human scale - the work of Danish architect Jan Gehl followed by open discussion (free)
2 pm – 3.15pm Architecture tour of Aberystwyth Arts Centre (free)
4pm – 5pm The Afternoon Play: Under Plywood (free, with collection for charity) (age guidance: 16 years +)
Worktown: The Drawings of Falcon Hildred. An exhibition of the work of the highly accomplished artist, from Blaenau Ffestiniog, who has dedicated his working life to recording buildings and landscapes of nineteenth and twentieth-century industry.
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