Civic Trust Cymru promotes civic pride as a means to improving the quality of life for all in the places where we live and work, and encourages community action, good design, sustainable development and respect for the built environment amongst people of all ages.

Monthly archives for August, 2016

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 […]

‘Conservation Coach’ A study day on the move!

Conservation Coach

The Royal Society of Architects in Wales and Civic Trust Cymru have coordinated the ‘Conservation Coach’ a study day on the move on Friday 23rd September 2016. Book now for a tour by coach from Cardiff to Hay Castle, the Landmark Trust’s Llwyn Celyn and White Castle Vineyard. It promises to be an very interesting day. […]

The Demise of the Traditional Market Town

Abergavenny Cattle Market.jpeg

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 […]