A Forgotten Landscape

A Forgotten Landscape is a large-scale natural and cultural heritage project, funded by the Heritage Lottery Fund Landscape Partnership Scheme.

The project seeks to conserve and enhance the Lower Severn Vale Levels, while improving community access to and engagement with the area’s unique natural and cultural heritage.

The following is an extract from their current newsletter.

 

A Forgotten Landscape – October 2018 Edition

Loving those autumnal colours that are creeping into trees and hedgerows.  And the pleasant crunch of dry leaves underfoot, the abundant berries in the undergrowth, and the occasional whiff of woodsmoke in the evening time.  But it’s undeniable that the year is winding down, and so is A Forgotten Landscape.  It’s hard to believe, and we’ll miss the pleasure of working with the wonderful people along the Severn.
 
This will be our last monthly newsletter; there won’t be another one until December and then they’ll be bi-monthly after that.  But we’ll be around for a little longer than originally planned; read on for details.  We’d like to take this time to say some very important thanks yous, but also to introduce a new Community Interest Company.  We’re not running our own events anymore but we are supporting some great local events run by others we want to share.  Take a look at our events section for more information. 
 
All this and more below.
 
In this edition:
 
* Our fabulous free activities
* What next for AFL?
* Where would we be without our volunteers
* Heritage Lottery generosity
* Coming soon!
* Sea Mills centenary

Happy reading!

Read More on the Forgotten Landscape project website

To read the rest of the October 2018 edition or to read previous editions of the A Forgotten Landscape Project please visit their website by clicking here.

 

A Forgotten Landscape – September 2018 Edition

Summer’s over – let the autumn begin!  There’s so much to look forward to; crisp mornings, leaves turning gentle reds and golds, reminiscing about legendary conker injuries, digging favourite jumpers out of drawers and wardrobes.  And all the new back-to-school kit!

Geocache fan? Find out how you can help with ours. Heritage or architecture fan?  It’s Heritage Open Days/Open Doors month – read on to find out about fabulous, fun, free ways to explore often inaccessible local heritage treasures, and other talks and exhibitions. Learn here too about our efforts to create new wildflower meadows, bring children closer to nature, and bring theatre to life on the train! Or you can find out how to take part in September’s Big Beach Clean, listen to our latest Soundscape, or read about our volunteers who have become published authors.
 
All this and more below.
 
In this edition:

* Our fabulous free activities
* Geocachers needed
* Wild about wildflowers
* Severn Beach Primary gets outside
* BIG beach clean
* MORE theatre on the line
* Regional Historian – special Tales of the Vale edition
* Metal bars and modern magic
* Art explained
* Walking routes online

Happy Reading!

Read More on the Forgotten Landscape project website

To read the rest of the September 2018 edition or to read previous editions of the A Forgotten Landscape Project please visit their website by clicking here.

 

A Forgotten Landscape – July 2018 Edition

A sculpture in Severn Beach patiently waiting to be unveiled

Roll up, Roll up!! As if this month wasn’t exciting enough with the nation gripped in World Cup fever coupled with day after day of sunshine and blue skies, July also sees the return of the amazing Severn Festival. Taking place at Severn Beach Village Hall on Saturday 14th July it will feature live music and over 50 stalls and activities to keep you entertained (and fed) all day long.  Come and try out the crazy bikes, bring your hound to the dog show, take a ride on a model train – the possibilities are endless.

Also happening this month is our Tales of the Vale exhibition tour – check out below for dates and venues.  As part of the tour there will be a children’s animation workshop this Sunday in Thornbury library and a talk in Severn Beach  – again all details in the events section of the newsletter.

Our walking routes are now available as downloads from our website so if you fancy a stroll around our project area then pick your route, download your map and off you go. Keep an eye out for our new interpretation panels while you are on route too!

Happy Reading!             

Read More on the Forgotten Landscape project website

To read the rest of the July 2018 edition or to read previous editions of the A Forgotten Landscape Project please visit their website by clicking here.

 

A Forgotten Landscape – June 2018 Edition

Summer’s here!  The evenings are gloriously long, the dawn choruses astonishing, insects are buzzing and chirruping and generally going about their business.
 
And so are we!  June sees us welcoming the new sculptures created by Deborah Aguirre-Jones to Severn Beach – everyone’s invited to the Severn Beach Sculpture Launch TOMMOROW (9th June), from 7pm.  Come make your own fire sculpture, or a flag, or just enjoy the procession, the music, and the great unveilings.
 
Our walking festival will run until mid-June.  Then we will start the tour of our wonderful Tales of the Vale exhibition.  Pop along to see what our volunteers have found out over the last two years, listen to some delightful oral histories, and take away your free book!
 
And may we take this opportunity to thank all our generous, capable, diligent and thoughtful volunteers who have made the last three years go by so quickly.  We look forward to celebrating your contribution this month too!
 
So much to see and do in June.

Happy reading!

Read More on the Forgotten Landscape project website

To read the rest of the June 2018 edition or to read previous editions of the A Forgotten Landscape Project please visit their website by clicking here.