Liz can look back on two years which saw the overseeing of a Project Officer and the inaugural ‘Cittaslow in the City’. This London based activity, organised by Sophie McKeand, provided the opportunity to showcase our Cittaslow Towns, enjoy local produce and be entertained by skilled poets. Such was the success of this venture, which was part financed by Cittaslow International, that we have been invited to repeat the exercise.
The new Chair is to be Bernard Shaw of Cittaslow Berwick, the first Cittaslow town in the North East. He took up his appointment on March 2nd. During his time as Chair he hopes to welcome other towns into the UK network, to support the work of our PHD student and try to ensure that Cittaslow UK continues to be respected throughout the Cittaslow movement. He will be supported by the secretariat from Aylsham, without whom he would have been unable to accept the position as Chair and other board members, notably Andrea Mearns, who as Vice President of Cittaslow International, is able to exert influence on our behalf. He also expresses thanks to Helen Jarvis, who as one of Cittaslow’s international academic advisors, also assists in ensuring the UK remaining a prominent force within Cittaslow International.
Bernard Shaw can be contacted at firstname.lastname@example.org or 01289 308005.
LLANGOLLEN is taking a fast route to officially becoming a slow town.
The Denbighshire tourist mecca is currently bidding to become part of the Cittaslow movement, a worldwide organisation which aims to show a community is serious about sustainability – economic, social and environmental.
It developed from the Slow Food Movement, another international scheme which links the pleasure of food with a commitment to community and the environment by promoting local, seasonal produce and reconnecting people with where their food comes from.
16th March: Postcard and Stamp
6th April: Vintage Market.
25th May: Antique & Collectors Fair.
22nd June: Antique & Collectors Fair.
27th July: Antique & Collectors Fair.
17th Aug: Antique & Collectors Fair.
24th Aug: Postcard and Stamp Fair.
7th Sept: Antique & Collectors Fair.
2nd Nov: Vintage Market.
ANTIQUE FAIR DATES BY CATEGORY.
Saturdays: 6thth April, 2nd November.
at The Maltings Theatre & Cinema,
Contact. Chris Shaw 01289 330092
POSTCARD and STAMP FAIRS
Saturdays: 16th March, 24th August.
at The Parish Centre, The Parade,
Contact. G. Burgess, 01368 860365
ANTIQUE & COLLECTORS FAIRS.
Saturdays: 25th May, 22nd June,
27thJuly, 17th August, 7th September.
at The Town Hall,
Contact. B. Shaw, 01289 308005
The market town of Mold (yr Wyddgrug in the native Welsh tongue) has much to recommend it. Situated amongst the stunning countryside of north Wales, in a region famed for its towering castles, protected landscapes and being close enough to the coast for day-trips, residents and visitors find themselves surrounded with much to swell the heart with joy. Continue reading
After more than a decade of working to improve the quality of life for residents in its towns, Cittaslow UK visits central London this autumn to celebrate past successes and future plans. Continue reading