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At this time of the year, we start to dream of how our garden might look in a couple of months. Have you ever thought about taking the dream further and making a living out of creating beautiful spaces? The qualities needed for this career are a love of the outdoors and to be relatively fit! Some of the benefits of this career are to increase your fitness, health and well-being to name but a few. Click for information regarding qualifications you might need to become a professional. There are also part time courses available for those who would like to learn more just for their own pleasure.
This month: Veterinary Nurse
If you’re an animal lover, this might be a career choice for you! If you are passionate about animals and want to work with anything from small animals, horses and farm animals to zoo animals you can find out more information here. You’ll have a patient and unflappable personality and be able to communicate well at all levels. You’ll also have to be practical and unsentimental as the work can sometimes be distressing. It would also be very useful to have a good knowledge of IT.
Simon Pope’s film ‘Primary Agents of a Social World’.
This event features free refreshments and includes a discussion and Q&A after the screening. In attendance will be the filmaker Simon Pope and Mair and Hywel Francis.
Commissioned by the National Museum Wales, Primary Agents of a Social World is Simon Pope’s film about coal and community in South Wales, touring to four key venues across the coalfield this September. In the film a group of people, related to a large coal sample from the Amgueddfa Cymru/ National Museum Wales collection, take a bus journey that follows the coal seam from Blaenavon to the north of Cardiff, picking people up along the way, and eventually meeting the coal sample itself in the Museum stores. The resulting film asks whether new types of community can be formed by tracing connections between this specific coal specimen and those whose lives it may have transformed.
Success stories from Oxfam Cymru’s Livelihoods Project
Welsh and Appalachian Mining Communities is a documentary and community engagement project that explores how two coal communities survive dramatic job loss. The filmmakers want to receive feedback from the people featured in the film before distribution to a wider audience.
Go to: www.aftercoal.com
We offer the chance to gain skills in the following subjects:
- Crochet Weds am
- Sugarcraft Thurs pm
- Sparkles Jewellery Tues am
- Family History Weds early evening
All these are held in a very informal setting
Time: 13.30 – 15.30
Duration: 8 weeks