We work alongside Cardiff Council’s Flat Holm Project Team to protect the island’s flora, fauna and historical features. We are currently looking for volunteers to help with the daily running of the charity and are interested in hearing from people who might be able to spare a few hours a week volunteering. We are particularly keen to hear from people who might be interested in volunteering in the following areas:
· Administrative tasks such as membership, minute taking and correspondence
Flat Holm wardens and volunteers over the years have encountered a fair few unexplained occurrences on the island ranging from the sound of footsteps in a deserted building, the disappearance of tools and the feeling of a presence in certain rooms however, I don’t think any of them have witnessed an actual sighting… UNTIL NOW!!!
Dark Tales presents Small Island Ghost, the pilot episode of a darkly narrated anthology series. Filmed on Flat Holm this spooky story is sure to have you looking over your shoulder next time you visit!!!
Whilst trips out to the island are unfortunately off the agenda for the time being you might find yourself longing for holm! Flat Holm – A Walk Through Time might be just the thing you are looking for to alleviate the holmsickness!
Grab yourself some popcorn and settle down to watch this stunning new film which explores the sights, sounds, history and nature of this special island.
The Flat Holm project team want to know what you, as volunteers involved with the island, think is important to include in their plans for the “Flat Holm – A Walk Through Time” project. They’d like to know your experience of volunteering and ideas for the future for volunteering, as well as for activities and events on the island, ways of finding out more and sharing your own stories. Help inform the project team putting together the bid for the National Lottery Heritage Fund by completing this brief questionnaire:
Cardiff Harbour Authority, the RSPB and the Flat Holm Society are working together on a major project, which will help us protect the heritage and wildlife of the island for future generations, and bring its amazing stories to life for visitors, as well as people on both sides of the Bristol Channel. The National Lottery Heritage Fund has awarded an initial grant to help with planning.
We want to know what you think it’s important to include in our plans for the “Flat Holm – A Walk Through Time” project; from activities and events on the island to ways of finding out more and sharing your own stories. Please help us secure the full grant from the National Lottery Heritage Fund by completing this brief questionnaire.
A lake on Macquerie Island in Antarctica has been named after Dr Mary Gillham.
Mary was a pioneering naturalist and prolific wildlife
author, who took an active interest in the environment for over 80 years. Mary
had a long history of involvement with Flat Holm which stemmed from her
life-long fascination with island habitats, their conservation and how they
changed over time.
You can read more about Mary’s expedition to Macquerie Island and her life’s work of documenting well over 100,000 wildlife records spanning 70 years, on the Mary Gillham Archive website.
Society member, Lara Davies, has won 2nd place in the National CSAD Ceramics Excellence Award.
Now in it’s third year, the award recognises excellence in
work from students at schools and colleges around the UK. It is a celebration of emerging talent and the
potential of ceramics in encouraging significant material understanding both
within arts practice and in prompting wider appreciation of our material world.
From the physics of modelling sculpturally to the alchemy of technical glaze
application – the breadth of ceramics as a discipline is expansive and
Lara’s vase incorporates the features and people that are
Flat Holm Island and combines a range of complex techniques including sculpting,
etching and glazing.
The Flat Holm project want’s your views! Whether you have visited Flat Holm or not the Flat Holm project would love to hear your views about their plans for the island.
Find out all about “Flat Holm – A Walk Through Time” the National Lottery Heritage Fund – Cymru project with RSPB Cymru and the Flat Holm Society, on BBC Radio Wles’ Country Focus programme.
Presenter Rachael Garside heads over to to Flat Holm to find out about the upcoming renovation and environmental works and how the visitor experience will be improved. Listen online at: https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/m0004fqw.
Cardiff based Admiral Group plc has ensured that the 2019 gull count can go ahead with a generous donation of £340.
Flat Holm is an important breeding colony for lesser black-backed, herring and great black-backed gulls. The gull survey has been running on Flat Holm since the 1950’s and provides valuable population data on amber listed species that have been in decline for some time.
The survey involves a team of volunteers undertaking the survey and the money will fund the boats required to take the volunteers to Flat Holm.
We are incredibly grateful to Admiral for their donation as grant funding for this important monitoring study has all but dried up over more recent times. The money will ensure that the ongoing monitoring of this important species can continue for the 2019 season.
If you are interested in finding out more about how to get involved with the gull survey and other volunteering on Flat Holm island please drop us an email! firstname.lastname@example.org