Map Digi Penfro #3 – Broad Haven and St Brides Bay - Span Arts
post-template-default,single,single-post,postid-6718,single-format-standard,bridge-core-2.3.8,ajax_fade,page_not_loaded,,qode_grid_1200,footer_responsive_adv,qode-child-theme-ver-1.0.0,qode-theme-ver-22.3.1,qode-theme-bridge,qode_advanced_footer_responsive_1000,wpb-js-composer js-comp-ver-7.2,vc_responsive

Map Digi Penfro #3 – Broad Haven and St Brides Bay

Saturday 1st February, Broad Haven Youth Hostel, Broad Haven, SA62 3JH 10am – 4pm

The Digidol project Map Digi Penfro continues with a hands on workshop at Broad Haven Youth Hostel on Saturday February 1st.  Map Digi Penfro is an online digital map that allows people to record information that is important to them about the places they live in and pass through.  Information can be recorded as text or image including photographs, drawings, audio recordings and even short films.

The day will be an opportunity to share stories and knowledge about Broad Haven with the intention of recording the information collected onto the map in order to create a ‘deep map’ of Broad Haven, rich in voice and content.

Attendees to the Broad Haven Map Digi Penfro Day are encouraged to bring items such as documents, photographs and objects that might hold information about Broad Haven and the surrounding area as well as their own stories about the place.

In preparation for the day Span Digidol have also enlisted the help of Broad Haven Primary School who are investigating their school archive to find materials to put on the map.  This follows on from an animation workshop Span Digidol held in the school in October 2019 inspired by the famous UFO sighting of 1977!  The short film they made, ‘We are not alone’, can be viewed on the map here:

The day will be led by the Map Digi Penfro Team including the map’s developer Alan Cameron Wills and Digidol volunteer Geraint Pickard Skeats.

In Broad Haven we are also pleased to be joined by archaeologist and ‘mytho-geographer’ Erin Kavanagh who will present her own reflections on Broad Haven from the perspective of her research into the submerged landscapes of the Irish Sea including the role of the imagination in encounters with place.

Join us for Imbolc – St Bridgid’s Day – traditionally celebrated as the first day of spring on the edge of St Bride’s Bay.

No technical experience or expertise necessary.

Warm and water-proof clothing and stout footwear recommended as there will be a beach and cliff walk – weather permitting.

Timetable for the day:

10am Welcome and introduction to the project
10.15am Introduction to the Digital Map and open discussion
11am Erin Kavanagh – Approaches to Broad Haven
11.30 Recording Responses to Broad Haven
13.00 Lunch (light lunch provided – bring something to share)
14.00 Broad Haven walkabout including creative response
16.00 Session ends

This is a Pay What You Can event please call the Box Office to book your space on 01834 869323 or email Rowan at

Map Digi Penfro has been developed through Span Arts’ Digidol project funded by LEADER and the Arts Council of Wales which is exploring new ways in which digital technology can be used creatively to increase connectivity and reduce loneliness and social isolation.

All images by Erin Kavanagh