If you’ve ever wanted to learn more about the history, wildlife or geology of the local area then this is your chance. Come along to Blaenavon World Heritage Centre on Saturday 2nd April to find out more about the brand new community learning courses on offer in the World Heritage Site.
Tutors will be available from 9am to 5pm to discuss the exciting new learning opportunities available. There will also be a series of guided walks, talks and workshops throughout the day.
This day marks the launch of a programme of courses which will be delivered from May 2011 at venues throughout the World Heritage Site. The courses have been developed by the Centre for Community and Lifelong Learning at University of Wales Newport and the Glamorgan-Gwent Archaeological Trust. They cover a wide range of subjects from local history and archaeology, to politics, culture and society, to ecology and geology. There is even an opportunity to learn film making skills.
The courses form part of the Forgotten Landscapes Project and are possible thanks to the support of the Heritage Lottery Fund. Forgotten Landscapes Education Officer, Ceri Cadwallader said
‘Blaenavon Industrial Landscape has been recognised for its outstanding universal value through designation as a World Heritage Site. We are delighted to be able to offer these courses, and hope they will allow more people to see just how rich this landscape is, both in history and wildlife.’
All Open Day activities Free with no booking necessary. For more information please go to visitblaenavon.co.uk or contact Blaenavon World Heritage Centre, telephone 01495 742333