A signpost for local (and occasional global) notices


John Muir once said, “Thousands of tired, nerve-shaken, over-civilised people are beginning to find out that going to the mountains is going home; that wildness is a necessity.”

SIMON YATES – MY MOUNTAIN LIFE  An evening talk on 15th November, Caernarfon, see Calendar.

GWYNEDD 2030 … WHAT NEXT? The follow-up gathering in Bethesda about making Gwynedd more sustainable. See Calendar 21st

CLIMATE CHANGE: Hope from Despair? Public lecture with Prof. Kevin Anderson and United Nations Assoc, held at Bangor University, 20th November, more in Calendar Section.

CREATIVE SPARKS TAPE Community Music and Film based in Old Colwyn is delivering ‘Creative Sparks’ projects across Denbighshire and Conwy for those who are unemployed. Includes Art, Music Making & Production, Creative Writing, CV writing, Life Skills and more. Contact Kirsten 01492 512109, email

NW CONTEMPORARY WINTER CRAFT FAIR 2nd November. Applications open to makers, designers, artists, studios, collectives or businesses of ceramics, jewellery, metalwork, printmaking, textiles, glass, mixed media, wood etc. Contact Mostyn, Llandudno 01492 879201,

BENJAMIN ZEPHANIAH Comes to tell his story and poems at Storyhouse, Chester 01244 409113, Part of Chester Literary Festival. See Calendar 23rd November.  

WATCH AFRICA CYMRU The main objectives are to contribute and foster cultural exchange, and socially engaged practice between artists, community groups, and members of the public in Wales, Africa and beyond. See events in Calendar on 11th, 12th & 13th.

EARTH A subtitled (English) film in Llangollen Town Hall, 29th November. Earth observes people in mines, quarries and large construction sites, constantly in a struggle to take possession of the Earth. Worth a watch as usually only available through Film Festivals. More info from:

SECRET GARDEN / GARDD GUDD Come and explore our secret garden and discover: weaving, making your own creepy crawly, a hanging blossom tree and/or decorate our gigantic fuzzy felt garden with flowers, bugs, birds or whatever you find. Open daily 10am – 5pm. Ruthin Craft Centre, 01824 704774,

THE DIVINE NAMES OF GOD A Sufi-Christian Encounter, Aberdaron. See Calendar 9th November.

LACEY LECTURE – AVERTING THE INSECT APOCALYPSE With NWWT. A talk from Prof. Dave Goulson specializing in bee ecology. Llandudno, Conwy, LL30 1BB. See Calendar 23rd

WORKING-CLASS ENVIRONMENTALISM A new book out in November which presents solutions for developing green transitions which benefit, include and respect working-class people, by Karen Bell. It’s £22.99 so maybe a book club could buy one to share or lobby your local library for a copy. Published by Palgrave (

SNOWDONIA WALKING FESTIVAL 2nd & 3rd November; more in Calendar section!

UK WIDE JEWISH FILM FESTIVAL Pontio in Bangor are showing 3 films to celebrate Jewish Films: Gainsbourg and From Slavery to Freedom on 23rd and Yentl on 27th.

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Five Questions For You! 

1: How are you today?  

2: What/Who inspires you?  

3: Where do you most feel ‘a sense of place’?   

4: What are you currently reading? 

5: How do you live?

Let us know your responses via email :