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Llio James

Llio James

Llio James

Arts & Crafts Event, Sat 17 Nov 2018 - Sun 20 Jan 2019, free entry

The Park,
SY16 2NZ


An exhibition that explores contemporary craft products by makers from across Wales will also celebrate some of the skills and traditions that made Newtown such an important place in the 1800s when Newtown was a flourishing centre of handloom weaving. When the canal arrived in 1819, factories sprouted up, with fulling mills, bleaching grounds, a foundry, tanneries and potteries established near the River Severn.

The exhibition features products made using traditional rural crafts, including pottery, weaving, chair making, textile art, wood work and more.

Mid Wales has a strong craft tradition and the exhibition explores some of the skills still being practiced around across the country. There will be opportunities for visitors to meet the makers and to try their hand at some of the processes they use and there will be the opportunity to buy beautiful gifts handmade in Wales this Christmas.

Artists include: Mandy Coates and Rosie Farey (Basketmakers), Maggie Cross (Jeweller), Dwrgi (Wood), Making Little (Wood), Nellie and Eve (Knitting), Tom Frost (Printmaking), Llio James (Weaving), Callie Jones (Printmaking), Jenny Murray (Ceramics), Tim Lake, Ruth Packham (Needlefelt), Alan James Raddon (Shoemaker), Claire Spencer (Printmaking), Louise Tucker (Woven Lighting), Drws y Coed (Wood), The Whittlings (Wood)

Visitors are invited to share images from the exhibition using the hashtag #MakeWales #CreuDavies

Baby changing facilitiesCredit cards accepted (no fee)Disabled toiletsEducation/study areaFacilities for groupsFacilities for educational visitsGift shopOn-site cateringOn-site light refreshmentsPicnic sitePublic toiletsRegional Tourist Board MemberAccepts groups

Event details

Dates Times
Sat 17 Nov 2018 - Sun 20 Jan 2019
Monday to Friday from 10am to 5pm
Saturday from 10am to 4pm.


Free entry

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Sat 17 Nov - Sun 20 Jan Contemporary Craft Exhibition

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The Park,
SY16 2NZ

Location and nearby places


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Map reference: SO 106914  Lat: 52.51388 Long: -3.31735

The gallery is less than a mile from the main A483 and A489 roads which pass through the town.
It is in the centre of Newtown, adjacent to the bus station. Parking is available in the car park next to the gallery. The train station is a 10 minute walk through the town.

Cycle route NCN 81, Lon Cambria and Lon Teifi pass directly next to the gallery.

The Severn Way long distance footpath also passes next to the gallery.

Parking: with charge

Accessible by Public Transport: 1 mile from Newtown Station station


  • Baby changing facilitiesBaby changing facilities
  • Credit cards accepted (no fee)Credit cards accepted (no fee)
  • Disabled toiletsDisabled toilets
  • Education/study areaEducation/study area
  • Facilities for groupsFacilities for groups
  • Facilities for educational visitsFacilities for educational visits
  • Gift shopGift shop
  • On-site cateringOn-site catering
  • On-site light refreshmentsOn-site light refreshments
  • Picnic sitePicnic site
  • Public toiletsPublic toilets
  • Regional Tourist Board MemberRegional Tourist Board Member
  • Accepts groupsAccepts groups
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