Thanks to Sue for forwarded  this information – an opportunity for local artists……Penant is an inspirational place……

Pennant Melangell Arts and Heritage Group

Grwp Celfyddydau a Threftadaeth Pennant Melangell








A call is going out to artists and craftspeople to create and submit work for an exhibition in May: ‘Art and Craft in the Celtic Spirit’.


The event will be held in the ancient church of St Melangell, three miles from Llangynog at the head of the Tanat Valley and famous for its historic shrine and its remote and beautiful setting.  It will run for two weeks from Saturday 26 May.


The exhibition’s title can be interpreted imaginatively and the organisers, the church and Pennant Melangell Arts and Heritage Group, hope to receive art or craft entries in a wide range of media, in traditional or modern style and in two or three dimensions.  Work can be offered for display or for sale, with a commission in aid of the church and the St Melangell Centre: up to three items can be entered.


The exhibition is being held around the traditional feast day of St Melangell and will be accompanied by other events, to include a children’s hymn competition and a treasure hunt.  It will be opened by the archaeologist Margaret Hill, who will give a talk on ‘Early Celtic Art and Craft’ and close with a concert on 10 June featuring the well known Montgomeryshire folk singer Linda Griffiths, with her daughter Lisa.  The events are intended to honour the theologian and Celtic scholar Canon Donald Allchin, who died last year and loved the church at Pennant.


Entries are requested by 14 May.  Full details and an entry form are available from Pam Parnell, 1 Glen Pennant, Llangynog, Oswestry, SY10 0EP.  Enquiries to or 01691 860188.




The attached photograph shows St Melangell’s Church, Pennant Melangell.



For immediate publication.



Submitted by:


John Hainsworth

Pennant Melangell Arts & Heritage Group




SY10 0HA

01691 860549