Map Digi Penfro #4 – Newport and Carn Ingli - Span Arts
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Map Digi Penfro #4 – Newport and Carn Ingli

Saturday 29th February, Newport Memorial Hall, SA42 0TF, 10am – 4pm

The Digidol project Map Digi Penfro heads to Newport Memorial Hall on Saturday 29th February with a day exploring a pioneering landscape with significance to issues of sustainability in agriculture and energy today.

Span Digidol will be joined by Annie Sears who will share her own story of coming to Newport and the pioneering life of her parents who farmed at Fachongle.  There will also be a short film screening showing some of John Seymour’s work as a broadcaster and early advocate of sustainability.

In the afternoon local guide and spoon carver Steve Jenkins will lead a short walk through Cwm Clydach and the day will conclude with a visit to Fachongle.

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

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.

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

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.

Timetable for the day
10am Welcome and introduction to the project
10.30am Annie Sears – The Story of a Welsh Farm with short film screening of John Seymour
12.30 Lunch (light lunch provided – bring something to share)
13:00 Walk through Cwm Clydach led by local guide and spoon carver Steve Jenkins (meet at Newport Memorial Hall)
15:00 Visit to Fachongle – John Seymour’s former home
Day ends Approx 16.00

No technical expertise needed.
Stout footwear and waterproofs/warm clothing recommended for the walk.

Numbers limited to 16 for walk so please book.
Free or pay what you feel

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.