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CPAT Winter Lectures 2021 - John Swogger Oswestry Hillfort Creativity Group

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Archaeological illustrator and comic artist John Swogger will talk about the Old Oswestry Hillfort Creativity Group

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CPAT are pleased to announce the Winter Lecture series for 2021. Fortnightly on Fridays from January to March, the lectures will cover topics on archaeology and heritage from Wales and across the border into the Marches, led by experts involved in projects and research on a range of sites and topics.

Our final talk is by archaeological illustrator and comic artist John Swogger, who will talk about the Old Oswestry Hillfort Creativity Group. John has been an archaeologist and illustrator for over twenty years, working mostly on prehistoric sites in the UK, eastern Europe, Anatolia, the West Indies and the Pacific. He is particularly interested in the role of narrative in archaeological visualisation. Over the past few years this has resulted in writing and illustrating comics for archaeological excavation projects, sites and museums, including CADW, the University of Oxford and the Museum of London.

From the Oswestry HIllfort Creativity Group's blog:

"This group is a newly-formed hub for visual artists, creative writers, poets, musicians – indeed, anyone whose creative endeavours have been sparked by Old Oswestry Hillfort’s history, archaeology, wildlife, natural beauty or spirit of place. The group is a way for those of us inspired in some way by the hillfort to share our endeavours, find new collaborative partners and come together for events and exhibitions. Some of us are public artists, keen to pursue outreach projects that bring the community into our art – some of us will be pursuing more individual, introspective creative practices."

https://insideoutart.co.uk/2019/04/05/welcome-hillfort-creativity-group/

The talks will be taking place over Zoom this year - we cannot find a suitable safe venue to hold enough people in a Covid-secure manner, and hosting online enables more people to take part in our lecture series. For anyone who cannot attend the sessions live, the talks will be recorded and added to our YouTube channel following the event.

The Zoom will be open from 6:50pm with talks commencing at 7pm, followed by live Q&A from the speaker, expected to close at around 8pm. Zoom links will be sent out 24 hours before the event.

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