The field trip is fully booked due to high demand and limited places. However there’s plenty of room at Small World Theatre in the morning if you want to be part of the artists conversations and at 5pm to hear the summary. Please contact our Box Office and leave you name and number if the answer phone is on 01239 615 952. We’ll get back to you. Entry to morning session and summary: suggested donation £4.
We present our second TRWCO event providing opportunity for thought and initiating conversations about environmental change.
9.30am arrive and refreshments
10am artists’ conversations
12pm – 12.45pm lunch
1.30pm – 4.30pm guided walk at Ceibwr Bay
5pm – 6pm tea, biscuits and summary at Small World Theatre
Ceibwr Bay, Pembrokeshire has a special flora along the coast that includes flowering plants, lichens and algae living in the tidal zone and bryophytes. Pat Wolseley, expert botanist, will lead a field trip accompanied by artists Fern Smith and Sean Vicary to look closely at what grows there and how it’s able to live where it does.
Pat Wolseley is based at the Natural History Museum and a specialist on lichens as bio-indicators of pollution and environmental change in Britain and South East Asia. She was brought up on a farm in Pembrokeshire and will speak about how her 40 year study of the lichens in the Pembrokeshire landscape can tell us about survival and loss over centuries of change.
Fern Smith is co-founder of Volcano Theatre and founder of Emergence. She is currently a Creative Wales Award Recipient and artist in residence at Small World Theatre. She will lead a conversation in the role of art and dialogue in the transition to a sustainable society.
Sean Vicary is based in Cardigan and uses animation and moving-image to investigate our relationship with the ‘natural’ world. He is also a Creative Wales Award Recipient and using the flora, fauna and landscape at Ceibwr in his research.
Everyone is welcome to share stories and experiences. Join us and be part of a growing discussion on climate change, sustainable living and building positive futures.
Be prepared for a close-up adventure with your third eye at Ceibwr bay!
Congratulations, you’ve booked one of the 30 places! Now here’s what to bring on the day:
* Wear waterproofs and good shoes or wellies for the field work.
* Bring a x10 hand lens if you have one… this is your third eye! There will be x 10 hand lenses for sale at the Small World Theatre event.
* Bring a wild flower book if you have one to help you identify some of the plants. If you don’t have one, never mind, we will share.
* Bring a collecting bag to put interesting things in so we can share these when we get back to the Small World Theatre.
In the Field
Objective: to collect evidence from the different habitats that we find at Ceibwr from rocky shore to fresh water to shaded woodland. Each habitat has conditions which support characteristic species that can grow there. See if you can find out how some of these species can survive in these habitats.
For rocky shore use the Big Seaweed Search leaflet, Pat will help us identify lichens and for plants, please use your wildflower guide.
You will be issued with a satellite image of Ceibwr. It will include the plant habitats marked as numbers which correspond to the site numbers in a Table of Habitat Characteristics. For each habitat there are a few of the plants that you can find with their English and Latin names so you can look them up easily in your book.
You can visit these habitats in any order, on your own or with us leaders in groups. If you find the habitat in another place that is not marked please add it to your map. If you find other plants in the same place and can name them add these to the list in the blank column.
Use your third eye to investigate things more closely, but if you find things that you want to take back for further investigation and sharing put them in the collecting bag.
Please keep your maps and the table with your additions and notes so that we can compare our finds when we get back to Small World Theatre for tea and biscuits.
Here are some things to collect evidence for:
Changes with time: Daily, seasonal, annual, life time, centuries, millennia to geological time.
Human alterations to the environment based on evidence of what we find today.
Its autumn so how do these plants survive the winter?