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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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