Exploring tourism opportunities in Ceredigion – Aberystwyth
Public Cross Border Cultural Network workshop to develop local cultural tourism opportunities
About this event
Portalis, an EU funded project that explores the first connection between Ireland and Wales dating back to the Mesolithic period, is inviting members of the public to attend a series of workshops taking place in six unique coastal communities in Ireland and Wales.
The cross-border local engagement events will look to introduce the Portalis project and explore how elements of the project can be used to develop cultural tourism in the coastal communities and their surrounding areas
In Wales, the series will kick off in New Quay on November 15th at 6.30pm at New Quay Memorial Hall. It will be followed by Tregaron on November 16th at 6.30pm at Tregaron Memorial Hall, Llandysul on November 17th at 6.30pm at Tysul Hall, Aberaeron on November 18th at 6.30pm at Aberaeron Memorial Hall, Cardigan on November 23rd at 6.30pm at Cardignan Guild Hall, Aberystwyth on November 24th at 6.30pm at Ceredigion Museum and finally with Lampeter to take place on November 29th 6.30pm at the University of Wales Trinity Saint David Lampeter Campus, in the Old Hall. Refreshments will be provided.
Seeking solutions to shared challenges
The overall aim of the Portalis project is to create a state-of-the-art new virtual reality (VR) supported visitor experiences at two key museums in Waterford and Wales, linking with destination experiences along coastlines, as well as filmmaking, a new mobile app, a 3D online exhibition, and lots more exciting events and initiatives that will support communities and businesses in Ireland and Wales.
Portalis is a design led transdisciplinary €1.95m pilot project, supported by €1.5m funding from the European Regional Development Fund through the Ireland Wales Cooperation Programme, www.irelandwales.eu The project is led by South-East Technological University and is supported by the University of Wales Trinity Saint David, Ceredigion County Council and Waterford Chamber of Commerce.
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