Lots of people have engaged in arts activities and events funded by the project over the last 3 years. Ennyn CIC did fantastic work out and about enthusing people about native wildflowers, talking to people to learn about local history and working with artists and children to create wonderful resources and put on live performances to inspire and enjoy
The project team is grateful for all those that got involved and we have shared the resources throughout this website including:
The Dolau Dyfi Film
Created by local video production company Culture Colony in 2020 and launched as an online event during the first Covid lockdown. It is available on the home page.
The interactive Map
Created by Ennyn, you can find this on the project home page. Click on the icons to re-visit some of the activities such a films, music and pictures using the sound, video, walks and wildflowers. This film links to the book.
Three Short Walks in the Dyfi Biosphere / Tair Taith Gerdded Fer Ym Miosffer Dyfi
This wonderful book was also created by Ennyn and it takes you on a journey along 3 local walks, one each at: Dinas Mawddwy, Llanbrynmair and Machynlleth. It is so much more than a walking guide as it includes local stories packed with information about local culture, history and nature. Each walk has hand drawn illustrations including a that will map to help you find your way. There are helpful tips on how to keep livestock, crops, wildlife and yourself safe when walking in the countryside.
All photos Nicky Ascott, Beth Davies & Julia Korn
Also created as part of the arts work are:
The beautiful postcards created from drawing produced by children at Ysgol Bro Idris and Ysgol Llanbrynmair
Videos created by Ennyn that show you how to create your own wildflower collage, pollinator mask or wildflower loom.
Working with schools – from 2020 to 2022, Ennyn CIC worked closely with 3 schools in the area: Ysgol Bro Idris in Dinas Mawddwy, Ysgol Llanbrynmair and Ysgol Bro Hyddgen in Machynlleth.
The engagement with pupils started with online workshops in summer 2020. After restrictions eased 8 activities were organised at schools and the pupils had fun at school and out and about learning about their local wildflowers and creating their own art work. Some of their beautiful pictures have been used as postcards, on farm display boards and as large printed posters at events. See if you can find them on various pages of this website.
World of Wildflowers / Gerddi Bro Ddyfi in Machynlleth 10 July 2021 attended by 29 people. To hear Owen Shiers at the event click on the red button the interactive map.
Therapeutic Movement, Walk up y Wylfa and Creative Session led by Cai Tomos 14 March 2022
This day included therapeutic movement, art work and a walk near Machynlleth to Y Wylfa. It was enjoyed by 10 people from the health walking groups.
The Dolau Dyfi Celebration Event on 24 September held at y Plas Machynlleth with performances by a range of local artists and performers, led walks, stalls and special guests – the Dyfi Dairy Goats
Gorllewinwynt Music, Storytelling & Live Art Performance Dolau Dyfi Engagement Event
29 January 2023 attended and enjoyed by about 50 people. This event was support by the Dolau Dyfi project who funded the live drawing to storytelling and music performance.
Gardening workshop Cartref Dyfi – Machynlleth care home on 7 and 8 February. Run by Grace Crabb from Tymhorau and enjoyed by 8 residents and staff who plant seeds and bulbs at the care home.
Tymhorau Shop Opening Event on 11 February 2023. The Dolau Dyfi project had a presence at this event and Story Books were distributed.
Ennyn CIC Zoom Workshops
Thank you for the fantastic session! Would you be so kind as to let me know when “Arty Party”.
Brilliant project. Elliw throughly enjoy her zoom meeting with you all. And her canvas painting looks amazing. Picture to follow when she’s finished doing all her finishing touches.
Soffia had a wonderful time! Luke had a great time. He thought it was fun! He diesn’t feel confident doing arty stuff but said you explained how to do everything. Diolch xx
Cara has loved the session this morning Elin, delighted and you’ve made her year by singing happy birthday too, thank you xxx let me know if you have plans to do more, we would be more than happy to pay for something similar for her as she has enjoyed it so much thank you xxx
Here is a picture of Marged with some of her work. She really enjoyed the workshop.
Thank you very much for the art workshop Elin, kids have really enjoyed
Thank you for such a special workshop!!
Be inspired by the beautiful wildflowers around you and create a wildflower loom.
Use our video (created by ENNYN C.I.C) to help you get started and see what you can create. Remember to only take a small handful of flowers and only if there are enough as the pollinators need them too!
Take a photo of your creation and pop it in the comments, we’d love to see it. Don’t forget you can help us to explore the Dolau Dyfi project area by completing our wildflower survey – you can even do it at the same time as you collect your wildflowers for the loom!
Please pick wild flowers responsibly. Only take a few at a time. Pick flowers from your own garden or land, or from hedgerows and road verges. NEVER pick wild flowers from private land or protected sites. If you are unsure contact PONT.