Skyline is a feasibility project initiated by The Green Valleys (Wales) CIC into the potential for large scale community transfer of public land in the South Wales Valleys to act as a catalyst for regeneration.
Peak has been commissioned by Skyline to consult with communities in Treherbert RCT as a significant case study. Working with artist and producer Melissa Appleton and innovative social enterprise Welcome to Our Woods based in Treherbert, Peak will be working with local people of all ages to develop a ‘Festival of Ideas’ event for October half term.
The aim of the feasibility is to engage people in a journey that will explore the meaning and potential for community management of the landscape for the long-term, considering not just the economic but also the social, cultural and ecological opportunities presented by land transfer.
Find out more about Skyline Treherbert: http://skyline.wales/community/treherbert
Treherbert Festival of Ideas
Saturday 27 October 2018
11am – 5pm
Bute Chapel, Bute Street, Treherbert, CF42 5NR
Imagine a future where our community owned the land around Treherbert…
What would this mean for our valley – people, environment, jobs, housing and health?
Come and have your say…
11am – A walk and talk with a special performance by Pen Pych Primary School students. This is a short walk suitable for all abilities, please wear warm clothes and suitable footwear. Meet at the Old Library.
1pm – Community lunch made with local produce.
1.45pm – Provocations from invited speakers.
2.30pm – ‘How to build a valley’ workshop.
3.30pm – Reflections from the day.
4pm – Drinks (supplied by Rhondda Brewery).
Drop in at any time during the day – all welcome!
The Festival of Ideas is led by artist Owen Griffiths and Peak and is supported by Welcome to Our Woods.
Skyline is funded by Friends Provident Foundation.
Image: Jon Pountney