Friday, 30 October 2009

Jonathan Edwards at Caerphilly Castle

Jonathan met with children working on a Cauldrons and Furnaces art project with artist Eric Heyman.

Jonathan also took the opportunity to see the colourful banners in the Great Hall, created by Caerphilly schoolchildren as part of previous workshops inspired by the London 2012 Cultural Olympiad.

Inspire Mark awarded to Cauldrons & Furnaces project

Former British triple jumper, Olympic Gold medallist and London 2012 Nations and Regions Group Deputy Chair Jonathan Edwards CBE launched celebrations around 1000 Days To Go to the London 2012 Games by visiting Caerphilly Castle by meeting people from the south Wales region who are inspired by and benefiting from the Games.

Jonathan officially launched celebrations around Cadw’s 25th anniversary at Wales’ largest Castle, Caerphilly Castle, where he awarded an Inspire Mark - the badge of the Inspire programme which recognises projects and events inspired by London 2012 - to the Cauldrons and Furnaces project. The Castle is one of the locations for the London 2012 Cultural Olympiad inspired Cauldrons and Furnaces initiative, which Cadw is delivering in partnership with the Arts Council of Wales over four years.

Performance by the Phoenix Dance Team

Jonathan and the audience also enjoyed performances by Triawd, an acapella trio who won ‘Caerphilly’s Got Talent 2008’ and the Phoenix Dance Team who are members of Creazione Dance Company.

Thursday, 8 October 2009

Large scale flags displayed at Caerphilly Castle's Great Hall

Twyn Primary School felt banners displayed in Caerphilly Castle's Great Hall

St Martin's Comprehensive School, Caerphilly create large-scale flags

Printmakers Jane Taylor and Amy Ison, worked with year 8/9 pupils from St Martin’s Comprehensive school in Caerphilly. Pupils took the opportunity to visit the Castle, take photos and make sketches of objects and elements at the castle. These were then transferred using various printing techniques to large-scale flags.

Twyn Primary School, Caerphilly create felt banners

Artists Alice Smith and Beth Sanders worked with pupils from year 5 of Twyn Primary School, Caerphilly creating large felt banners with motifs, symbols and colours inspired by the medieval shields in the Great Hall at the Castle.