Anglesey Woodland Festival

Eagle Owl

Eagle Owl

Date

26 September 2015

The tenth annual Anglesey Woodland Festival was held in Dairy Wood in the grounds of Plas Newydd on 26 and 27 September 2015. The free event is organised by the Ynys Mon Outdoor Learning Wales Network Group and the National Trust.

Location

Llanfairpwllgwyngyll, Anglesey
SH 52085 69639; 53.20317°N, 4.21601°W

Information

Plas Newydd;
More posts in the Plas Newydd series

Wood carving

Wood carving

Floral headbands and henna tattoos

Floral headbands and henna tattoos

Cider making

Cider making

Cider stall

Cider stall

Wood carving

Wood carving

Face painting

Face painting

Plate spinning

Plate spinning

Barista text break

Barista text break

Wood carving

Wood carving

Wood carving tools

Wood carving tools

Bodger operating a pole lathe

Bodger operating a pole lathe

Turned wooden products

Turned wooden products

Skinning a mole, Tannery stall

Skinning a mole, Tannery stall

Dress and hat

Dress and hat

Wood carving

Wood carving

Wood carving

Wood carving

Blacksmith

Blacksmith

Blacksmith

Blacksmith

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27 thoughts on “Anglesey Woodland Festival

  1. A beautiful set, well done. I didn’t appreciate the mole pic, but everything else was so beautifully done…nice to see the way you are turning your camera ever outwards to some fascinating subjects.

    • Thanks, Iain. I have to say I found the neatly arranged row of dead moles on the stall totally unexpected and somewhat disturbing. I nonetheless wanted to document the sight of young hands evidently having fun pulling dead animals apart despite my discomfort with the subject matter.

    • Thanks, fraggle. (Damned autcorrection wanted to render your handle as ‘fragile’ 🙂 ). It was certainly a very popular event. But perhaps the free entry to the National Trust grounds had something to do with that 😉

      • Yes I get the fragile word correct too, most annoying! I am a NT member so don’t get the benefit of free days, but I don’t mind supporting their work, and make use of my card as often as possible.

  2. Sorry to have missed this, so thanks for the photographs. Love the ‘crafty’ ones, but also surprised at the mole-skinning, wonder where they get them and what they do with the skins once they’re tanned? Something to look into I think.

  3. love the second image, wood carving, with the spliters flying in the air… and the face painting image… 🙂 why did they include also the skinning of the moles? I read in the comments why you decided to include that image, I totally second that, though disturbing (I quickly scrolled down), it was still part of the event… nicely done reporage, Graham!!

  4. As always, many thanks for your comments, Alex. The mole stall was certainly controversial. A couple of people I know who also visited the event quickly ushered their children past that stall when they realised what was going on there.

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