Imagine a Ruperra Castle that was protected for community benefit and future generations to enjoy. Find out the vision of the Ruperra Castle Preservation Trust, view artist Haf Weighton’s reborn Castle and gardens, book onto a free workshop to help finish the artwork or, join a walk to view the Castle.
The event starts at 10:30 at Rudry Parish Hall, Rudry, CF83 3DF. Booking is essential.
10:30 Vision presentation
The Trust’s vision is to protect Ruperra Castle and the environment and landscape around the historic site from inappropriate development. Come and meet the Trustees and hear a presentation about the importance of the Castle and its future, where you will have an opportunity to ask questions over refreshments. Find out more about the vision of the Trust
11:30 and 12:15 Art workshop
Artist Haf Weighton will be displaying her embroidered artwork which visualises a reborn Castle and gardens. Haf is a Cardiff-based artist who works with paint, print and stitch, her portraits of architecture convey a sensitivity and connection to place. Haf will be running 45-minute workshops at the event to involve the local community in “stitching” people to be included in the final artwork. The workshop is suitable for adults, and children over the age of 9. Find out more about artist Haf Weighton
11:45 Walk to the Castle
The walk will set off from the Llwyn Hir woodland carpark and take in beautiful woodland and points of interest, taking around 1.5 hours. Walkers will need to be fit enough to walk 5km with an ascent of about 130m to the Motte. Strong footwear and waterproofs are recommended.
Due to timings, guests are unable to take part in both the art workshop and a walk to the Castle.
Please book the correct tickets depending on your interest – all tickets include the vision presentation at 10:30: