Fooling the Eye

Fooling the Eye, Storiel

Date

6 July 2019

Location

Storiel, Bangor
SH 58013 72155; 53.22739°N, 4.12845°W

Information

Fooling the Eye is an exhibition of 32 small quilts hosted by Storiel and was open to the public from 22 June until 31 August 2019. Textile artists from the Modern Quilt Group created the works on show as part of their 2018 challenge to “explore the possibilities of optical illusions, impossible figures, shadows, layers, perspective, weaving and making three dimensions appear out of two”.

Further Reading

Storiel

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Zip World Fforest Coaster

Fforest Coaster

Date

24 March 2019

Location

Betwys-y-coed
SH 80520 57404; 53.10040°N, 3.78598°W

Information

In March 2016 Zip World Fforest opened on the site formerly known as Tree Tops Adventure set in 120 acres of the Gwydyr Forest in Betws-y-coed. The attractions on offer included zip line and rope courses through the tree canopy, a Powerfan freefall simulator (“basejumping without a parachute”), and a giant swing. The adventure experiences on offer were augmented in May 2017 with the opening of Fforest Coaster – the UK’s only Alpine Coaster. On the first 500 metres of the track, sledges are hauled uphill, from where they then make their gravity-driven descent at speeds of up to 25 mph down the remaining 710 metres of the course.

Further Reading

Fforest Coaster (Zip World Fforest);
All posts in the Zip world series

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