Discover the spine-tingling history of Halloween (Calan Gaeaf) in Wales

Discover the spine-tingling history of Halloween (Calan Gaeaf) in Wales

With Halloween (Calan Gaeaf) fast approaching, let’s delve into the rich history of this spooky holiday, particularly in Wales. Traditionally celebrated on November 1st, the start of winter, this time of year represents both death and rebirth. The vibrant colours of nature begin to fade, and a chill hangs in the air, signalling the arrival… Read more »

Meet the Team – Nêst Thomas

Name Nêst Thomas Position : Museums and Arts Manager Main duties of your role at Storiel : Leading the Museums and the Arts Service including Storiel, Lloyd George Museum, Community Arts and Visual Arts to achieve what’s important to the people of Gwynedd How long have you worked at Storiel? I have worked for Gwynedd… Read more »

Meet the Team – Helen Walker

Name : Helen Walker Position : Learning Officer Main duties of your role at Storiel : Provide educational resources to support the collection and exhibitions. Hold events that have an educational element or that expand Storiels audience, offering a service to schools who want to make use of the collections or borrow items. How long… Read more »

Meet the Team – Dion Hamer

Name: Dion Hamer Position: Part Time Exhibitions Officer / Senior Assistant Lloyd George Museum Main duties of your role at Storiel : Setting and taking down art shows in Storiel galleries. How long have you worked at Storiel? Been helping to set up exhibitions since Storiel’s first year, 5 years ago. What’s the best thing… Read more »

International Womens Day and Meet the Team

Happy International Womens Day! We would like to mark this day with an introduction to one of our many inspirational female team members, Emma Hobbins. Look out over the next few weeks to meet the rest of our fantastic team! Name: Emma Hobbins Job: Museum attendant Main duties of your role at Storiel Helping look… Read more »

Mask making in aid of GISDA

We have posted out an amazing 80 masks for our decorating a mask event in aid of the homelessness charity GISDA as part of the Welsh Museums Festival. Participants will decorate masks at home for inculsion in a special online exhibition alongside masks made by professional artists. We can’t wait to see the completed masks!… Read more »

Back at Storiel at last

Back at Storiel at last – to take down 2 exhibitions ready for new ones to be installed before we open. I removed Queen Victoria’s dress which had been put on display at the same time as Lucy Worsley’s talk about her last November. Handling the costume, and looking at it reminded me how much… Read more »

A message to Gwynedd’s Heritage Forum

Dear all, There has not been a meeting of the Gwynedd Heritage Forum for some time and due to the present situation we thought  it would be a good idea to reconnect so that we can support each other. We appreciate, clearly that this is an incredibly challenging time for everyone and especially so the… Read more »

Lloyd George and Spanish Flu

In 1918 the world was on its knees, after 4 years of war, the strain of H1N1 flu came as a shadow over the world. Known as the Spanish flu, because Spanish journalists unlike most in the world were reporting the disease and deaths, this was the most serious pandemic since the Black Death. 11… Read more »