Jul
1
to Dec 31

Bishton through the ages

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Bishton exhibition

Visit the wonderful St Cadwaladr’s Church to discover the history of the village of Bishton, from ancient Celtic Kings and the Welsh Dragon, to the coming of the railways and steelworks.

Click here for more information about Bishton Church.

Meet at: St Cadwaladr’s Church, Bishton. Open from 10.00am daily.

Cost: FREE

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Aug
24
7:00 PM19:00

Bat and Moth walk around Newport Wetlands

Prepare to be amazed at how many bats we'll find after hours at RSPB Newport Wetlands!

We'll find out lots about bats and moths whilst we toast marshmallows around the campfire, and make some delicious s'mores and hot chocolate.  We'll then head off on a walk with our bat detectors to see what we can find. Don't forget to bring your torch!

Please note: Not suitable for under 5’s. Must be able to walk 3km

Meet at: RSPB Newport Wetlands, West Nash Road, Newport NP18 2BZ

Price: RSPB members £8 / £10 non-member

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Aug
29
10:30 AM10:30

Discover Local History - Newport

Part of Gwent Archives’ Discover Local History series – this workshop will focus on the records they hold for Newport.

There will be a rare opportunity to view and handle some of the records, as well as an introduction to their fascinating Research Room!

Meet at: Gwent Archives, Steelworks Road, Ebbw Vale, Blaenau Gwent NP23 6AA

You can get to Gwent Archives using the Ebbw Vale train line

Price: £5 - BOOKING ESSENTIAL

To book a place, please contact Gwent Archives on 01495 353363 or enquiries@gwentarchives.gov.uk.

www.gwentarchives.gov.uk

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Aug
30
7:00 PM19:00

Bat and Moth Walk around the Wetlands

Prepare to be amazed at how many bats we'll find after hours at RSPB Newport Wetlands!

We'll find out lots about bats and moths whilst we toast marshmallows around the campfire, and make some delicious s'mores and hot chocolate.  We'll then head off on a walk with our bat detectors to see what we can find. Don't forget to bring your torch!

Please note: Not suitable for under 5’s. Must be able to walk 3km

Meet at: RSPB Newport Wetlands, West Nash Road, Newport NP18 2BZ

Price: RSPB members £8 / £10 non-member

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Sep
14
10:30 AM10:30

Ding Dong - have a go at bell ringing!

Ever wonder what goes on up in the bell tower?

Come along to St Mary’s in Nash to find out! Join us for our first bellringing taster session and take part in demonstrations, talks, and have a go for yourself!

Get involved and immerse yourself in the history of the Gwent Levels.

Comfortable clothing required

There are eight 30-minute sessions throughout the day for you to choose from, just select your desired time from the tickets list.

If you wish to just look around the church there is no need to book onto a bell ringing session.

Meet at: St. Mary’s Church, Nash, Newport.

Cost: FREE

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Sep
25
10:00 AM10:00

Pillgwenlly Past and Present Walk

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Come and explore how Pillgwenlly used to be in days gone by on a Gwent Archives guided tour (approx. 1.5miles).

Using archival photographs, maps, plans and other documents, we will reveal Pillgwenlly’s past and its development.

Meet at: Pill Mill, Courtybella Terrace, Newport, NP20 2GH 13

Cost: £2 BOOKING ESSENTIAL To book a place, please contact 01495 353363 or at enquiries@gwentarchives.gov.uk

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Sep
28
11:00 AM11:00

Rugged Romans, Muddy Monks - Levels History Day!

After last year’s successful event, we are back with our second annual History Day.

An event for all the family, bringing the history and archaeology of the unique Gwent Levels landscape to life. with a ‘trip through time’ amongst the stunning grounds of the National Trust’s Tredegar House, in Newport.

Visitors will enjoy re-enactors, fascinating displays of artefacts and demonstrations throughout the day. Local history groups will encourage visitors to discover how the Gwent Levels were created, hear the stories of the people who helped shape this unique landscape and even learn some ‘Levels Lingo’!

There will be captivating displays by local volunteers who have been hard at work uncovering the rich social history of the Gwent Levels. This has been in the form of the fascinating Oral History project and The Historic Landscape project Research And Transcription Service (RATs) volunteers who have been discovering intriguing historical detail from Chepstow through to Cardiff .

Time-travellers will also find themselves treading in the footsteps of our Stone-Age ancestors, courtesy of one of the UK’s top prehistoric reenactors James Dilley. Local folk tales and legends will be brought vividly to life amongst the Gorsedd Stone Circle and there will be the chance to meet a Roman Legionnaire.

Although the remains of the Welsh dinosaur Dracoraptor hanigani were discovered further along the coastline, youngsters are sure to be thrilled by a rather cheeky appearance by its distant cousin Tyrannosaurus Rex in the ‘Messylithic’ children’s activities zone in the parkland!

The Project Partners Dig Ventures, and esteemed research archaeologists Professor Martin Bell and Professor Stephen Rippon will be on hand to showcase their research and the results of two very successful volunteer driven archaeological investigations at Peterstone and Redwick. Alongside a display of an array of Iron Age, Bronze Age and Roman treasures liberated from the mud of the Severn Estuary. 

Event details

Saturday, September 28, 2019

11:00  to 3:00

Tredegar House Farm buildings and parkland – Free admission but normal House admission and carpark fees apply

The National Trust offers a free Local Residents pass, find out if you are eligible by going to the national trust website / here

https://www.nationaltrust.org.uk/tredegar-house/features/local-residents-pass-at-tredegar-house

 

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Oct
5
2:00 PM14:00

Big Skies at Caldicot Castle!

Following on from the hugely successful Big Skies event at Newport Wetlands in 2018, Tin Shed Theatre Co. present another inclusive community, outdoor performance event celebrating the Gwent Levels, that will be fun for all the family!

They will be sure to transform and inhabit the castle in an exciting and spellbinding way with live performances and storytelling as dusk arrives over Caldicot Castle…

Meet at: Caldicot Castle and Country Park

Cost: FREE - BOOKING ESSENTIAL

For more information and to see what to see what happened at Big Skies 2018 visit their website on www.tinshedtheatrecompany.com we hope to see you there!

In the meantime, check out our video of Big Skies 2018 at Newport Wetlands…

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Oct
8
1:00 PM13:00

Make sense of Maps! (Part 1)

An introduction to maps and map-work assuming no previous map knowledge (focusing on the ordinance survey 1:25000 scale).

Aimed at encouraging the use of maps for walking in the countryside, and gaining confidence in all aspects of map interpretation and use.

Predominantly classroom based, but with some outside activity to illustrate the material discussed.

A course for up to 10 people, on map work and navigation:

  1. Understanding the map.

  2. Interpreting the map features and how we can use them while navigating.

  3. Setting the map, adopting good techniques for establishing position, maintaining position and checking position.

No previous knowledge required!.

Meet at: Magor Marsh Nature Reserve, Derek Upton Centre, Whitewall, Newport NP26 3DD

Price: FREE - booking essential


 

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Oct
10
11:00 AM11:00

Recapturing the historic landscape

Following several months of studying old manuscripts and maps, the Living Levels history research volunteers want to share their discoveries with you!

Known affectionately as the RATS (Research and Transcription Service), they are giving a series of short illustrated talks at Glamorgan Archives on the theme of 'recapturing the historic landscape'. A diverse range of topics will be covered!

Meet at: Glamorgan Archives, Clos Parc Morgannwg, Cardiff CF11 8AW

Price: FREE

Booking Essential - contact info@livinglevels.org.uk

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Oct
12
11:00 AM11:00

Life on the Levels at Nash

We have been recording fascinating oral histories from the Caldicot and Wentlooge moors!

Join us to share what we’ve learned so far, alongside photographs, exhibits and performance too!

If you would like to record a memory, a story, or share a photo for posterity, then bring them along.

We look forward to sharing your heritage!

Meet at: Nash Village Hall, St. Mary’s Rd, Nash, NP18 2DD

Cost: FREE

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Oct
26
11:00 AM11:00

Life on the Levels at Magor

We have been recording fascinating oral histories from the Caldicot and Wentlooge moors!

Join us to share what we’ve learned so far, alongside photographs, exhibits and performance too!

If you would like to record a memory, a story, or share a photo for posterity, then bring them along.

We look forward to sharing your heritage!

Meet at: Magor Church Hall, Sycamore Terrace, Magor, NP26 3EF

Cost: FREE

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Oct
28
1:00 PM13:00

Marshy Monday 'Autumnal Antics'!

A fun afternoon for families at Magor Marsh Nature Reserve with a wildlife trail, pond dipping, bird watching and autumnal crafts with natural materials.

Meet at: Magor Marsh Nature Reserve, Derek Upton Centre, Whitewall, Newport NP26 3DD

Price: £2 per child, adults free - Children must be accompanied by an adult.



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Oct
30
10:00 AM10:00

Tree-mendous fun at Rogiet Countryside Park!

Discover more about the folklore of trees, their fruit, autumn leaves and much, much more on this fun, family activity!

Lots of games and activities to help you discover more about the wonderful wildlife, heritage and history of this little gem on the Gwent Levels!

Children to be accompanied by an adult. Assistance dogs only please.

Meet at: Rogiet Countryside Park NP26 3TZ

Cost: FREE

Directions: Leave the A48 (T) old road from Chepstow to Newport in Rogiet at the sign for Severn Tunnel Junction Station. Near the entrance to the Railway Station take the road bridge over the railway line. Take the next turning on the right down into the car park for Rogiet Countryside Park. (ST 462 874). 

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Nov
2
11:00 AM11:00

Life on the Levels at Rumney

We have been recording fascinating oral histories from the Caldicot and Wentlooge moors!

Join us to share what we’ve learned so far, alongside photographs, exhibits and performance too!

If you would like to record a memory, a story, or share a photo for posterity, then bring them along.

Meet at: Rumney Chapel, Brachdy Rd, Cardiff, CF3 3BG

Cost: FREE



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Nov
5
1:00 PM13:00

Tools to improve Map Navigation (Part 2)

Following on from the make sense of maps course, this course looks at techniques and tools that can be used to define your position and increase the accuracy of your route finding.

A course for up to 10 people, on map work and navigation. An interest in maps and map work would help with understanding in this course.

Aimed at encouraging the use of maps for walking in the countryside, and gaining confidence in all aspects of map interpretation and use. Focusing on the use of a number of techniques to help define your position.

The second part covers;

1)      Compass bearings

2)      Grid references

3)      GPS

4)      Waypoints and route cards

 Although this follows on from a previous course it is open to anyone with an interest in maps and who wants to improve their knowledge and skills.

Meet at: Magor Marsh Nature Reserve, Derek Upton Centre, Whitewall, Newport NP26 3DD

Price: FREE - booking essential


 

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Aug
22
10:30 AM10:30

View from a Bridge walk

Experience the Gwent Levels from some of its highest points!

Through the reedbeds of Newport Wetlands, our 5-mile walk takes in the East Usk Lighthouse, St. Mary’s Church in Nash and Newport Docks before we climb the Newport Transporter Bridge (weather permitting) for a spectacular crane’s eye views of the Usk, Newport and the Levels!

Meet at: Newport Wetlands (£3 parking)

Cost: FREE - BOOKING ESSENTIAL

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Aug
20
12:00 PM12:00

Family Walk to Hendre Lake

Join us for a family walk discovering the wonderful heritage and wildlife of the Gwent Levels with the communities of St. Mellons and Trowbridge.

There will be activities and exhibits in The Hub (Multi-use Room) from 12.00pm followed by the 2.2 mile guided walk at 2.00pm to find out more about this unique landscape. Children to be accompanied by an adult. Please bring re-usable water bottles.

Meet at: St. Mellons Hub, Crickhowell Road, St Mellons

Cost: FREE

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Aug
16
10:30 AM10:30

Toddler Dino Dig!

Are you ready to get a little messy? 

If so join our Toddler ‘Dino Dig’, finding bones buried in the sand, and making mud footprints, just like the bronze age toddlers of the past made here in the Gwent Levels. 

Along with songs and a story this action packed session will keep your toddlers active and amazed!

Meet at: RSPB Newport Wetlands, West Nash Road, Newport NP18 2BZ

Price: RSPB members £4.40 / £5.50 non-member BOOKING ESSENTIAL


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Aug
15
10:30 AM10:30

Dino Dig!

Are you ready to get a little messy and be a wild explorer of the past? 

Excavate bones and learn about the amazing prehistoric creatures that used to live in the Gwent Levels.  We'll be creating our own miniature replica mud hut village, and making footprints in the mud just like the bronze age families did.  Make your own clay crafts and cave painting drawings to take home with you as a reminder of your fascinating findings!

Drop in from 10.30am - 12pm - or 2pm - 3.30pm

Meet at: RSPB Newport Wetlands, West Nash Road, Newport NP18 2BZ

Price: RSPB members £4.40 / £5.50 non-member

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Aug
14
10:30 AM10:30

Dino Dig!

Are you ready to get a little messy and be a wild explorer of the past? 

Excavate bones and learn about the amazing prehistoric creatures that used to live in the Gwent Levels.  We'll be creating our own miniature replica mud hut village, and making footprints in the mud just like the bronze age families did.  Make your own clay crafts and cave painting drawings to take home with you as a reminder of your fascinating findings!

Drop in from 10.30am - 12pm - or 2pm - 3.30pm

Meet at: RSPB Newport Wetlands, West Nash Road, Newport NP18 2BZ

Price: RSPB members £4.40 / £5.50 non-member

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Aug
13
10:30 AM10:30

Dino Dig!

Are you ready to get a little messy and be a wild explorer of the past? 

Excavate bones and learn about the amazing prehistoric creatures that used to live in the Gwent Levels.  We'll be creating our own miniature replica mud hut village, and making footprints in the mud just like the bronze age families did.  Make your own clay crafts and cave painting drawings to take home with you as a reminder of your fascinating findings!

Drop in from 10.30am - 12pm - or 2pm - 3.30pm

Meet at: RSPB Newport Wetlands, West Nash Road, Newport NP18 2BZ

Price: RSPB members £4.40 / £5.50 non-member

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Aug
12
10:30 AM10:30

Dino Dig!

Are you ready to get a little messy and be a wild explorer of the past? 

Excavate bones and learn about the amazing prehistoric creatures that used to live in the Gwent Levels.  We'll be creating our own miniature replica mud hut village, and making footprints in the mud just like the bronze age families did.  Make your own clay crafts and cave painting drawings to take home with you as a reminder of your fascinating findings!

Drop in from 10.30am - 12pm - or 2pm - 3.30pm

Meet at: RSPB Newport Wetlands, West Nash Road, Newport NP18 2BZ

Price: RSPB members £4.40 / £5.50 non-member

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Aug
3
12:00 PM12:00

Life on the Levels at St. Brides

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We have been recording fascinating oral histories from the Caldicot and Wentlooge moors!

Join us to share what we’ve learned so far, alongside photographs, exhibits and performance too!

If you would like to record a memory, a story, or share a photo for posterity, then bring them along.

We look forward to sharing your heritage!

Meet at: St. Bridget’s Church, St. Brides

Cost: FREE


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Jul
30
to Aug 4

Hands-on Archaeology and Heritage, Redwick

Daily 9:30 – 4:30

DigVentures will be providing a programme of hands-on heritage sessions, using archaeological excavation and survey of historic buildings, landscapes and the foreshore to explore the development of Redwick. The sessions provide a taster of the various volunteer opportunities which will be available through the Autumn 2019 and into 2020, working with professional archaeologists across the Gwent Levels.

 Our Redwick taster sessions will run from the 30th July to the 4th August and will include a range of activities to explore the areas past. We’ll be opening up archaeological test pits, recording historic buildings, going on a foreshore archaeology survey, and exploring the landscape for clues about the past. The week will involve testing out our new online GIS system – a mapping tool which means we can view old maps, satellite images and add new data about the heritage as we investigate.

 The week will provide plenty of opportunities for people to get hands on with heritage, and you’ll be able to take part in one or all of the activities.  The programme will be finalised in early June and booking will be available from the end of June via the DigVentures website.

Look out for the project page going live in June on https://digventures.com/projects/ or keep an eye on the Living Levels website.

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Jul
20
10:00 AM10:00

Willow dragonflies, snails and flowers

Willow weaving was a traditional skill on the Gwent Levels so why not come along to Magor Marsh and discover different techniques of willow weaving and basket making.

During this course you will learn the technique of a basket base to make the centre of your flower and then shape willow into petals. You will also make a dragonfly using the corn dolly weave using a jig and also free hand.

Join Sarah Hatton of Hatton Willow in the beautiful surrounds of this popular Nature Reserve!

Meet at: Magor Marsh Nature Reserve, Derek Upton Centre, Whitewall, Newport NP263DD

Cost: £30 non Gwent Wildlife Trust members £25 members


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Jul
16
10:00 AM10:00

Dragonfly and Damselfly Identification

Ever wanted to know the difference between dragonflies and damselflies or get your eye in to learn the difference between your hawkers and your hairy dragonfly?

Then this is the course for you! The very knowledgeable Chris Hatch will start you off in the classroom and then take you outside at Magor Marsh to discover these wonderful ‘flying dragons’!

Price: £12 non-Gwent Wildlife Trust members £8 for members

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Jul
13
12:00 PM12:00

Life on Marsh Festival!

Watch this green space!

A wildlife and heritage mini-festival to celebrate all the wildness and wonder of the Gwent Levels since the dawn of time.  Spend a long afternoon relaxing against a backdrop of stunning, natural surroundings, enjoying some fantastic local music, drama, storytelling and dance acts.

There will be plenty of time to explore bugs, watch birds, wander through the meadow flowers and make something beautiful. It promises to be an event like no other held at Magor Marsh in living memory!  

Meet at: Magor Marsh Nature Reserve, NP26 3DD

Cost: £2 per person arriving on foot or bike. £10 per car (up to 5 people) includes parking

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Jul
6
11:00 AM11:00

Wildlife of Tredegar House - Meadow Day and 'BioBlitz the House'!

 

Join us to explore and record the wildlife and plant life in the grounds of this fantastic house. With a staggering decline in Britain’s wildflower meadows, Tredegar House is working hard to play a part in protecting these important habitats. Join us for a day of surveying as we find out how many different flora and fauna have made the parkland their home. There are also activities in the walled gardens.

Meet at: Tredegar House (kiosk)  Cost: Free -  but normal admission charges apply for the venue

Car parking charges

 

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Jul
6
10:30 AM10:30

Coastal Path, Severn Tunnel and ancient chamber

THIS EVENT IS FULLY BOOKED

On this 6 mile (9.5km) walk we will be following the Wales Coast Path to Sudbrook, with its spectacular pump house for the Severn Tunnel. Continue to the second Severn Crossing before turning inland to follow paths to the historic church at Portskewett. Carry on past Heston Brake burial chamber to enjoy spectacular views over the Gwent Levels and on through woodland and open fields to reach the Coast Path near St. Pierre Pill before returning to Black Rock. Mainly flat with 2 stiles.

Bring a packed lunch and a drink. Assistance dogs only. Wear stout shoes or boots and bring waterproof clothing.

Meet at: Black Rock Picnic site. Leave the A48 (T) old road from Chepstow to Newport at a large roundabout 2.5 miles (4 km) west of Chepstow following the sign “Caldicot 3, Magor 7 (Portskewett 2).” Very shortly turn left along the road signed “Portskewett 2, Sudbrook 3.” On reaching the outskirts of Portskewett turn down Black Rock Road (signed “Black Rock Picnic and Lave Net Fishery Site”). Black Rock Picnic Site car park is at the end of the road on your right (ST 512 881). Postcode NP26 5TP.

Cost: FREE but BOOKING ESSENTIAL

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Jul
4
to Jul 5

Magor after dark...

After the egrets and dragonflies have gone to bed, what wildlife is lurking about after dark at Magor Marsh? Join us to find out. We have a series of “After Dark” events running in July including Magor Marsh on Thursday 4th July, so join our wildlife experts to see what creatures we can find active at night. We will be running moth-traps, doing a bat walk and shining torches in the reens to see what we can find.

Meet at: Magor Marsh Nature Reserve, NP26 3DD

Cost: £15 non - Gwent Wildlife members £10 members

BOOKING ESSENTIAL: info@gwentwildlife.org 01600 740600

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Jul
3
10:00 AM10:00

Learning about the Levels at Rogiet Countryside Park

A pre-school family activity at this hidden gem!

Lots of games and activities to find out more about the wonderful wildlife, heritage and history of this area of the Gwent Levels.

Why not bring a picnic to enjoy after the event?

Children to be accompanied by an adult. Assistance dogs only please.

Meet at: Rogiet Countryside Park - Leave the A48 (T) old road from Chepstow to Newport in Rogiet at the sign for Severn Tunnel Junction Station. Near the entrance to the Railway Station take the road bridge over the railway line. Take the next turning on the right down into the car park for Rogiet Countryside Park (ST 462 874), Postcode NP26 3TZ

Cost: FREE

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Jun
13
10:00 AM10:00

BioBlitz the Lake!

Join us to explore and record the biodiversity of Hendre Lake Park. Expert wildlife recorders and resources will be on hand to help with species identification, plus you will be able to learn how to use apps and websites to turn your sightings into records.

Meet at: Hendre Lake Park, Cypress Dr, St Mellons, Trowbridge CF3

Parking: There is parking off Cypress Drive. There is also parking at the nearby Beacon Centre with access to a great café and toilets. The park is walkable from the centre.

Cost: FREE – DROP IN



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Jun
8
11:00 AM11:00

Gwent Levels Revealed Launch and open day

BBC ‘One Show’ wildlife reporter and RSPB President Miranda Krestovnikoff will be opening a new tactile timeline relief model sculpture and joining in with some free fun family activities at Newport Wetlands, as part of the launch of the Living Levels ‘Gwent Levels Revealed’ project – and you’re invited!

Miranda will be unveiling a unique bronze relief model and a steel etched timeline created by artist Ruben Eynon, based on a relief model of a typical area of Gwent Levels landscape showing the intricacies of the historic drainage system and sea defences and their key role in maintaining the habitats and landscape which survives today.

This feature is sure to delight visitors to the Wetlands and forms a major part of some exciting new exhibits and features coming to the Environmental Education and Visitor Centre, showcasing the fascinating ways in which the Gwent Levels landscape has been created and maintained throughout the ages, from early occupation through Roman reclamation to modern times. Exhibits include a small exhibition space including an Augmented Reality (AR) interactive map of the Levels by Andy O’Rourke (Malarky Arts) , a poem by famous local poet W H Davies and a range of replica prehistoric bones, tools and artefacts from the Mesolithic, Neolithic and Bronze Age for handling.

If you would like to meet a Roman, see a coracle, or even have a go at cave painting come on down and join Miranda at Newport Wetlands! Enjoy activities and demos celebrating the history and natural heritage of the Gwent Levels. 

Meet at: Newport Wetlands, West Nash Road, Nash, Newport NP18 2BZ

Cost: FREE - please note there is a £3 car park charge at this venue

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Jun
5
10:00 AM10:00

Free Solitary Bee Identification Workshop

This one day workshop will give you an introduction to the ecology and identification of solitary bees. The course will be useful for anyone wishing to find out more about solitary bees and improve their identification skills.

Meet at: RSPB Newport Wetlands

Places are limited and booking is essential

To book a place or for more information please contact Buglife Cymru at wales@buglife.org.uk or call 02922 405601

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May
31
7:30 PM19:30

Stories and songs from the Levels

Storyteller Christine Watkins and musician Guto Dafis (voice, accordion) bring you an evening of stories, folk legends and music from the Gwent Levels in the cosy surrounds of the Farmers Arms in Goldcliff.

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Come in time to get settled with a drink and a comfy seat. The performance will begin at 8pm.

Signed copies of Christine Watkins’ new book Gwent Folk Tales will be available to buy.

Meet at: The Farmer’s Arms, Goldcliff Road, Goldcliff, Newport NP18 2AU

Cost: FREE

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May
28
11:00 AM11:00

BioBlitz the Marsh!

An event for all the family. Working alongside wildlife specialists we will identify as many species of plant, trees, bugs, mammals and birds that are present on this day. Wear long sleeves and trousers. Refreshments in the centre. Parking limited, so please park in Magor village if possible.

Meet at: Magor Marsh Nature Reserve, Derek Upton Centre, Whitewall, Newport NP263DD 

Cost: £2 per child – DROP IN

info@gwentwildlife.org 01600 740600

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May
18
10:00 AM10:00

Otter survey training

Join Lowri Watkins, Gwent Wildlife Trusts’ Conservation Project Officer, as she takes us through a practical course designed to give budding conservation volunteers the skills needed to survey for these charming creatures.

Sturdy footwear and clothing suitable for walking outdoors around Magor Marsh Nature Reserve.

The outdoor element will mostly be along gravel paths/boardwalk but we may go across uneven, muddy ground.

Meet at: Magor Marsh Nature Reserve, Derek Upton Centre, Whitewall, Newport NP263DD

Cost: FREE - unless it is going towards CPD then it will be £35.



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May
17
10:00 AM10:00

Beginner’s Bumblebee Identification training course

Join Bumblebee Conservation Trust at Magor Marsh SSSI to learn about the ecology of bumblebees on the Levels, and how to identify them.  The workshop will include an introductory talk followed by a field session where you will have the opportunity to learn bumblebee survey techniques and learn how to identify bumblebees.

At the workshop you will have the opportunity to sign up to BBCT’s BeeWalk Scheme http://www.beewalk.org.uk/ - a national recording scheme which monitors the abundance of bumblebees on transects across the UK.

Refreshments will be provided during the indoor session but please bring along a packed lunch and drinks, and suitable outdoor clothing for the field session.

Cost: FREE

Meet at: Magor Marsh SSSI, Whitewall, Magor, Gwent 

To book a place or for more information: please contact Sinead at Bumblebee Conservation Trust

sinead.lynch@bumblebeeconservation.org

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May
17
10:00 AM10:00

BioBlitz the Castle!

Join us to explore and record the biodiversity of Caldicot Castle and Country Park. Expert wildlife recorders and resources will be on hand to help with species identification, plus you will be able to learn how to use apps and websites to turn your sightings into records.

Meet at: Caldicot Castle, Church Road, Caldicot, Chepstow NP26 4HU

Cost: FREE - DROP IN

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