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‘Britain’s Building, Places, and Spaces: The Unseen in the Everyday’, by Ptolemy Dean.

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Reviewed by Amanda Brake, August 2016 Ptolemy Dean’s wonderfully illustrated exploration of Britain’s places considers the beautiful, characterful, and quirky architecture and townscapes of Britain. Dean draws our attention to that which is familiar; the everyday scenes that are so often taken for granted. Our attention is drawn to those details and features that perhaps […]

Top five public sculptures: Llandudno

Alice_llandudno by Simon Hedger photo credit Katey Goodwin

Article by Katey Goodwin, Art UK Head of Research & Digitisation and Project Manager for The Sculpture Project. Article reproduced with the kind permission of Art UK – The Sculpture Project*   I recently found myself with a free morning in Llandudno, a beautiful seaside town on the north Wales coast. Searching for things to do in […]

Top five public sculptures: Cardiff

Nereid 1996 Bronze by Nathan David photo credit Katey Goodwin

Article by Katey Goodwin, Art UK Head of Research & Digitisation and Project Manager for The Sculpture Project. Article reproduced with the kind permission of Art UK – The Sculpture Project* Cardiff is home to over 200 public artworks, from 19th-century commemorative statues to abstract works and celebrations of local industries commissioned as part of 20th-century regeneration […]

The Demise of the Traditional Market Town

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Heritage-led or Supermarket-led Regeneration? Guest article by Edward Holland (http://www.hollandheritage.co.uk/)  Abergavenny Cattle Market before and after demolition © author Historically, settlements evolved around a fortification or a place of worship.  The larger settlements then became market places where local people could trade and many became the focus for a network of communities.  From medieval times […]

Charlotte Square

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Rhiwbina and District Civic Society is producing a character study of this large Cardiff suburb. This report on Charlotte Square illustrates the approach they have taken to the project. This article was first published on The Civic Trust for Wales website in 2014.

Tree Cover in Wales’ Towns and Cities

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The below article is reproduced with the kind permission of its author Heather Williams. It was first published in the March 2015 edition of Ruthin Town and Around.   Trees are powerful and versatile natural assets which have many different benefits. They help to create attractive towns, improve health and well-being, connect people with nature, […]