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2020 diary


January

4 Saturday Talk: ‘Dinosaurs’ - Dr Caroline Buttler, Head of Palaeontology, National Museum Cardiff  (Gwen Williams)
18 SaturdayTalk: ‘Treasures from the Air: Aerial Archaeology in Wales’ - Toby Driver (Christabel Hutchings)
31 Friday Free recital on the Watkin Williams-Wynn Organ in National Museum Cardiff - sponsored by the Friends - 1pm
February

15 Saturday Talk:  ‘Aberglasney, Now and the Future’ - Joseph Atkin, Head Gardener (Janet Jones)
28 Friday
Free recital on the Watkin Williams-Wynn Organ in National Museum Cardiff - sponsored by the Friends - 1pm
28 Friday
St David’s Day Tea Party with traditional entertainment from Meurig Williams  (Jane Gagg)
March
4 Wednesday
Visit: Oxford  (Dorn Swaffield)
21 Saturday Talk: ‘Leonardo da Vinci and the Royal Collection’ - Martin Clayton (Gwen Williams)
27 Friday
Free recital on the Watkin Williams-Wynn Organ in National Museum Cardiff - sponsored by the Friends -1pm
April
12 Sunday
Easter Sunday
 19 - 23
Tour: Cambridge and District (Len Metcalfe and Emrys Jones)
24 Friday
Free recital on the Watkin Williams-Wynn Organ in National Museum Cardiff - sponsored by the Friends -1pm
25 Saturday Talk: ‘Behind the Legend: Port Talbot and the Making of Richard Burton’ -  Professor Angela V John (Gwen Williams)
May
15 Friday
Recital - Beethoven ‘Moonlight Sonata’ - Pianist: Jāms Coleman, followed by Dinner in the Grand Hall
20 Wednesday
Visit: Aberglasney and Llandeilo (Janet Jones)
26 Tuesday
Visit: The Hay Festival  (Dorn Swaffield)
29 Friday
Free recital on the Watkin Williams-Wynn Organ in National Museum Cardiff - sponsored by the Friends -1pm
June
6 Saturday Talk: ‘Impacts from Space: Asteroid and Comet Collisions’ - Paul Roche (Jane Onyett)
15 - 19
Tour: Liverpool and the Wirral (Richard Carter and Jane Onyett)
26 Friday
Free recital on the Watkin Williams-Wynn Organ in National Museum Cardiff - sponsored by the Friends -1pm
30 Tuesday
Visit: Laugharne and the Studio of sculptor David Petersen at St Clears - (Roger and Jane Gagg)
July
 4 Saturday (TBC)
Talk: ‘The Story of Wales in a Hundred Objects’ - Andrew Green (Roger Gagg)
16 Thursday Visit: Kidderminster and Severn Valley Railway (Dorn Swaffield and Heather Graves)
31 Friday
Free recital on the Watkin Williams-Wynn Organ in National Museum Cardiff - sponsored by the Friends -1pm
August
TBC
Visit: Cyfartha Castle (Peter and Mari Davies)
19 Saturday
Talk: ‘Tredegar House, The National Trust Chapter’ - Emily Price and Dale Evans  (Christabel Hutchings)
28 Friday
Free recital on the Watkin Williams-Wynn Organ in National Museum Cardiff - sponsored by the Friends - 1pm
September
19 Saturday
Talk:  ‘The Second Civil War in south Wales’ - Dr Lloyd Bowen (Richard Carter)
25 Friday
Free recital on the Watkin Williams-Wynn Organ in National Museum Cardiff - sponsored by the Friends - 1pm
October
8 Thursday TBC
Visit: Stratford-upon-Avon (Janet Jones and Jane Onyett)
17/24? Saturday
Talk: ‘The Davies Sisters 1920-2020 Gregynog’- Professor Prys Morgan (Dorn Swaffield)
30 Friday
Free recital on the Watkin Williams-Wynn Organ in National Museum Cardiff - sponsored by the Friends - 1pm
28 Monday
Visit: The National Museum Collections Centre, Nantgarw (Roger and Jane Gagg)
November
  7 Saturday
Annual General Meeting - Reardon Smith Lecture Theatre,  followed by a talk by Professor Robert Pickard
22 Sunday Visit: London (Dorn Swaffield)
27 Friday
Free recital on the Watkin Williams-Wynn Organ in National Museum Cardiff - sponsored by the Friends - 1pm
December
7 Monday
Friends' Christmas Lunch - The Grand Hall, National Museum Cardiff

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Note: Talks, except those in February, March and April, are usually held in the Reardon Smith Lecture Theatre, commencing at 10.30 am.
Tickets for the talks, which are open to the general public, are available at the door.
Admission is £10 to include tea/coffee & biscuits following the talk.
Friends who book and pay in advance will only be charged £8.

Friends of the National Museum Wales is a member of the British Association of Friends of Museums (BAfM)

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