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Talk by Jean Napier about her two books

18 April @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

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Jean Napier is a photographer who captures the landscape of Snowdonia National Park. She has published six books of her photography and will be giving an illustrated talk about her most recent two:

Bardsey – Now and Then” incorporates beautiful images of the island with text about the history and the people who currently live there today. There are only 4 inhabitants all year – the farmer and his wife and the Island Manager and their partner. The book also incorporates extracts from the last schoolmistress’s daughter and other past inhabitants.

Rhinogydd – Ancient Routes and Old Roads” about the drovers roads, stagecoach routes and gold mines of this very special part of Snowdonia. There will also be a short film about the Rhinogydd.

Jean has recently achieved a Distinction for her Masters in Fine Art (Photographic Studies) at the University of Art, Aberystwyth. Her project was about the Old Ways of Life and Living in Snowdonia.

Jean has lived in the magnificent Snowdonia National Park for over 25 years and it is the main inspiration for her work. The huge variety of landscapes within the Park vary from wild coasts, beautiful beaches, mountainous areas, marshes and green valleys. Another aspect of this part of North Wales is the remnants left by man’s inhabitance that date back thousands of years. The industrial past has also left its marks on the land and the remains of slate quarries and gold and manganese mines litter the area. The remote ruined farms scattered throughout depict the passing of a life dependent upon cattle and sheep in the upland areas; three Scots Pines mark the places where the drovers stayed overnight on their way to sell their beasts in London.

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18 April
7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
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