The Pales Newsletter – January 2018

News from The Pales

The Pales Newsletter – January 2018

From the Pales Management Group

(This newsletter can be downloaded for printing – please click here)

“Winter is coming…” 

Happy New Triennium from all on the Pales Management Group. This promises to be an extremely active year at the Pales with a full programme of events and plenty of activity on the renovation and refurbishment plans. Below we have listed the events that have firm dates but others are also in the pipeline. 

Table of Contents

  • 2018 Events
  • Pre-Planning Application
  • Local Geology Course
  • Snow at the Pales



Tuesday April 24th. Poetry at the Pales led by Stevie Krayer. This is a morning Workshop on the theme ‘Special Places’ for those who wish to try some creative writing (limited to 16 people). No experience necessary!  In the afternoon there will be poetry readings, open to all.  Those not attending the workshop are also welcome to come in the morning to explore the grounds and perhaps be inspired by the special character of the Pales, withits historic Meeting House looking out over the magnificent Radnorshire landscape. For information on booking a place please click here.

Thursday June 7th. Art at the Pales led by Sandy Craig. A day similar to last year’s Art Day but with a different tutor with a different style. Booking information will be released nearer the day.

Thursday 9th August. Green Art at the Pales. This is an All-Age Art Day which we hope will appeal to both young and old. It will involve searching the grounds for suitable materials and then creating a unique Green Art object.

Pre-Planning Application. Our architects, Simmonds Mills, have been working hard on the proposals for the site using their expert knowledge of similar projects with a special emphasis on sustainability and drawing on the feedback from the previous application. They have now drawn up plans and schedules and will be discussing these with Powys Planning and CADW and the Highways authorities.

Local Geology Course.Those Ffriends who attended the Geology Day last year will remember our Leader, Joe Botting and the presentation and fieldwork he led us through. Joe is now back from China and is about to start his Introduction to Geology and Palaeontology course in Llandrindod. If you are interested in this field of work and would like to know more the full course outline can be downloaded here.

Snow at the Pales. Carole Chapman, Friend in Residence at the Pales, has enjoyed a fair amount of snow this winter. The Buddhists, who meet regularly at the Pales, had to cancel their event but many hardy souls made the journey for Christmas Meeting for Worship. The theme was ‘Faith in the Future’ and there was some very moving ministry as well as some poetry.


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