Crowdfunding

24 Oct 10:00 - 26 Oct 16:00 24 Oct 10:00 - 26 Oct 16:00 - Machynlleth Machynlleth
Centre for Alternative Technology Centre for Alternative Technology
Considering crowdfunding for your big dream? Reluctant to go begging for approval or selling your ideas for a tiny percentage of royalties? Or maybe you are just curious about...   More info

FUW ‘Farming in the area Past, Present and Future’ Talk

24 Oct 19:30 - 21:00 24 Oct 19:30 - 21:00 - Machynlleth Machynlleth
Cletwr Cletwr
Sgwrs gan FUW: Ffermio yn yr Ardal ddoe, heddiw a fory’ bydd Nick Fenwick o Undeb Amaethwyr Cymru yn rhannu barn yr FUW ar ffermio yng Nghymru dros y degawd nesa. Cyfraniadau...   More info

Self-Build Project Management

25 Oct 10:00 - 26 Oct 16:00 25 Oct 10:00 - 26 Oct 16:00 - Machynlleth Machynlleth
Centre for Alternative Technology Centre for Alternative Technology
Join Geoff Stow for a practical guide to managing your self-build project. Find out how to create a project plan for your build, which key elements you should include, when key...   More info

Wild Wednesday-Ynys-hir Wyllt

25 Oct 10:30 - 11:30 25 Oct 10:30 - 11:30 - Machynlleth Machynlleth
Ynys-hir RSPB reserve Ynys-hir RSPB reserve
Trochu Pyllau dan arweiniad a Helfa Thrychfilod Guided Pond-dipping and Mini-beast Hunting 4.00 y plantyn/a child 3.00 aelodau...   More info

Meet the Artist Talk (Free)

25 Oct 12:00 - 13:00 25 Oct 12:00 - 13:00 - Machynlleth Machynlleth
MOMA Machynlleth MOMA Machynlleth
Midday Market Day Talk Meet the Artist Tim Iliffe talks about his work. Free...   More info

Sgwrs - Snowdonia Society at 50 - Talk

25 Oct 19:00 - 20:00 25 Oct 19:00 - 20:00 - Machynlleth Machynlleth
Centre for Alternative Technology Centre for Alternative Technology
SCROLL DOWN FOR ENGLISH 7yp, Canolfan Dechnoleg Amgen I lansio’r lleoliad nesaf hwn ar gyfer ein harddangosfa deithiol 50 Mlynedd ac Ymlaen , bydd y Cyfarwyddwr John Harold yn...   More info

Mid Wales Area Meeting

25 Oct 19:30 - 21:30 25 Oct 19:30 - 21:30 - Machynlleth Machynlleth
The White Lion Hotel The White Lion Hotel
Come along to our next gathering of local climbers and walkers, to discuss the latest issues and get involved in the work of the BMC. BMC area meetings are run by volunteers and...   More info

WRC Rally championship

26 Oct 06:00 - 29 Oct 18:00 26 Oct 06:00 - 29 Oct 18:00 - Machynlleth Machynlleth
Celyn Brithion Caravan & Camping Site Celyn Brithion Caravan & Camping Site
Wales, World Rally Championship, Come & join us for the Rally, Ideal location to visit stages in the Dyfi forest, Sweet Lamb, plus others. Tenting pitches, touring pitches...   More info

Natural Beauty Pamper Evening

26 Oct 18:30 - 20:00 26 Oct 18:30 - 20:00 - Machynlleth Machynlleth
Centre for Alternative Technology Centre for Alternative Technology
Come along for a relaxing night of pampering with products made from nature! During the evening you’ll cleanse and steam your face, then apply a face mask and a moisturiser. All...   More info

Fireworks Party Volunteers Briefing

26 Oct 19:00 - 20:00 26 Oct 19:00 - 20:00 - Machynlleth Machynlleth
Cletwr Cletwr
Briffio Gwirfoddolwyr y Parti Tân Gwyllt Allwch chi helpu gyda stiwardio? Dewch i ymuno â ni am siocled poeth sydyn a sesiwn friffio ar ddiogelwch a Cletwr. Fireworks Party...   More info

Noson cyri a cwis efo Mike Parker/ Curry and Quiz with Mike Parker

26 Oct 20:00 - 23:00 26 Oct 20:00 - 23:00 - Machynlleth Machynlleth
Caffi Alys Caffi Alys
Dewch draw i'r Caffi am gwis hwyliog dwyieithog yng nghwmni Mike Parker. Cyri (cig, llysieuol a fegan) cwrw, gwin a choffi ar werth. Come over to the Cafe for a fun bilingual quiz...   More info

Plant Diversity

27 Oct 10:00 - 29 Oct 16:00 27 Oct 10:00 - 29 Oct 16:00 - Machynlleth Machynlleth
Centre for Alternative Technology Centre for Alternative Technology
Examine the structure of plants, and study their evolution to learn how to place plants into related groups with plenty of specimens to examine. A theoretical course with days...   More info

Black Cat Joe and Miss Corina - Rock'nBlues'nBoogie

27 Oct 21:00 - 23:00 27 Oct 21:00 - 23:00 - Machynlleth Machynlleth
The White Lion Hotel The White Lion Hotel
The fabulous Black Cat Joe & Miss Corina are back for their UK 2017 Tour! The best Rock'nBlues'nBoogie combo you will hear! Dancing shoes essential...   More info

Spooky Lanterns, Zombie Hands & Pumpkin Carving

28 Oct 14:30 - 16:30 28 Oct 14:30 - 16:30 - Machynlleth Machynlleth
Cletwr Cletwr
Llusernau Bwganllyd, Dwylo Sombi a Cherfio Pwmpenni Dewch â’ch pwmpen eich hun i’w cherfio. Cerfwyr profiadol wrth law i helpu. Rhowch dwtsh o arswyd i’ch ffenest gyda’n pethach...   More info

Noson Ffarwelio Jorge Morales/ Farewell to Jorge Morales

28 Oct 19:30 - 29 Oct 00:00 28 Oct 19:30 - 29 Oct 00:00 - Machynlleth Machynlleth
Caffi Alys Caffi Alys
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The Pumpers @ The Red Lion Machynlleth

28 Oct 21:00 28 Oct 21:00 - Machynlleth Machynlleth
Y Llew Coch Y Llew Coch
Hope to see many new and familiar faces...   More info

Fire Dragons!

29 Oct 14:00 - 16:00 29 Oct 14:00 - 16:00 - Machynlleth Machynlleth
Cletwr Cletwr
Dreigiau Tân! Gwnewch ddarn neu wisg i orymdaith y Parti Tân Gwyllt ar nos Wener 3 Tachwedd. 2 oed . Gwell archebu lle. Fire Dragons! Make a processional piece or costume for...   More info

Sustainable Woodland Management - SOLD OUT

30 Oct 14:00 - 03 Nov 17:00 30 Oct 14:00 - 03 Nov 17:00 - Machynlleth Machynlleth
Centre for Alternative Technology Centre for Alternative Technology
This comprehensive, practical and popular course set in CAT’s own picturesque wood is essential for anyone currently managing, or thinking of managing, woodland. You'll also...   More info

My Wild Life - Bees and Broom Sticks

31 Oct 11:00 - 12:30 31 Oct 11:00 - 12:30 - Machynlleth Machynlleth
Cors Dyfi Reserve & Observatory Cors Dyfi Reserve & Observatory
Nature discovery session for all the family. My Wild Life Session are packed full of activities to get the whole family closer to nature. In this session we will be using the...   More info

Stove Installers Course

01 Nov 09:00 - 02 Nov 17:00 01 Nov 09:00 - 02 Nov 17:00 - Machynlleth Machynlleth
Centre for Alternative Technology Centre for Alternative Technology
This course will teach you how, with minimal previous knowledge or experience, to install solid fuel stoves in to homes. Tutor Mick Waumsley has nearly 40 year’s experience in...   More info

Eco Refurbishment

03 Nov 10:00 - 06 Nov 16:00 03 Nov 10:00 - 06 Nov 16:00 - Machynlleth Machynlleth
Centre for Alternative Technology Centre for Alternative Technology
Join tutor Nick Parsons, creator of the South Yorkshire Energy Centre, and learn about energy efficiency, renewable energy, water re-use and conservation, healthy buildings and...   More info

Permaculture Design Course (Part 3)

03 Nov 10:00 - 05 Nov 17:00 03 Nov 10:00 - 05 Nov 17:00 - Machynlleth Machynlleth
Centre for Alternative Technology Centre for Alternative Technology
Learn how to design resilient, abundant human habitats, by working collaboratively with nature and each other. This is the third long weekend in a three part, accredited...   More info

Grand Community Firework Display and Bonfire

03 Nov 18:30 - 20:30 03 Nov 18:30 - 20:30 - Machynlleth Machynlleth
Cletwr Cletwr
Parti Tân Gwyllt Cymunedol ar y cyd â Thafarn y Wildfowler, Tre’r-ddôl, rydyn ni’n eich gwahodd i noson o dân gwyllt tan gamp, gyda choelcerth gymunedol ar faes y farchnad cist...   More info

Volunteer for Rebellion

04 Nov 00:00 - 06 Nov 19:00 04 Nov 00:00 - 06 Nov 19:00 - Machynlleth Machynlleth
Machynlleth Machynlleth
What's on offer: 60 race credit for every 8 hours of helping out The Rebellion is a multi day 135 mile ultra, taking place along the entire length of the Glywndr's National Trail...   More info

Wood Fire Masterclass

04 Nov 09:30 - 16:30 04 Nov 09:30 - 16:30 - Machynlleth Machynlleth
Centre for Alternative Technology Centre for Alternative Technology
Or everything you need to learn about choosing firewood, lighting a fire and caring for a wood-burning stove. Ever wondered what makes a really good wood fire? This autumn take...   More info

Mindfulness in the Woods

04 Nov 10:00 - 05 Nov 16:30 04 Nov 10:00 - 05 Nov 16:30 - Machynlleth Machynlleth
Centre for Alternative Technology Centre for Alternative Technology
Come and learn the skills of mindfulness practice in the tranquil natural setting of a local woodland. Enjoy the benefits of mindful awareness and pick up new tools to apply the...   More info

Root Medicine - A Practical Guide to Roots in Herbal Medicine

04 Nov 10:00 - 16:30 04 Nov 10:00 - 16:30 - Machynlleth Machynlleth
Centre for Alternative Technology Centre for Alternative Technology
Gather roots and learn about their use in herbal medicine, including making tinctures. You will have the chance to see plants uprooted and learn how to prepare them for storage...   More info

Silence in Sound at CAT

04 Nov 19:30 - 22:30 04 Nov 19:30 - 22:30 - Machynlleth Machynlleth
Centre for Alternative Technology Centre for Alternative Technology
In the flickering candle light we invite you to relax and un-wind with Silence in Sound. As the immersive sounds of Himalayan singing bowls, bronze gongs and indigenous musical...   More info

HETAS H005de & H006: Biomass & Chimneys

06 Nov 09:00 - 11 Nov 17:00 06 Nov 09:00 - 11 Nov 17:00 - Machynlleth Machynlleth
Centre for Alternative Technology Centre for Alternative Technology
CAT are now offering a HETAS H005DE and H006 course bundle at a reduced price of 1150. Add half board accommodation for a total price of 1380. This includes private bedroom with...   More info

Build a Tiny House - SOLD OUT!

10 Nov 09:30 - 13 Nov 17:00 10 Nov 09:30 - 13 Nov 17:00 - Machynlleth Machynlleth
Centre for Alternative Technology Centre for Alternative Technology
Learn how to make a beautiful and bespoke tiny house from the ground up including the timber frame structure, interior and renewable systems. Course fee includes 4 days...   More info

How to create a One Planet Development Plan

10 Nov 09:30 - 13 Nov 17:00 10 Nov 09:30 - 13 Nov 17:00 - Machynlleth Machynlleth
Centre for Alternative Technology Centre for Alternative Technology
This exciting course with author David Thorpe will help you prepare for starting, and living, on a One Planet Development. A One Planet Development is a way of living sustainably...   More info

Mid Wales Tourism & Business Conference 2017

10 Nov 09:45 - 16:00 10 Nov 09:45 - 16:00 - Machynlleth Machynlleth
MWTCymru MWTCymru
MARKETING THE REAL MID WALES: A SHARED VISION Mid Wales Tourism & Business Conference: 10th November 2017: Metropole Hotel & Spa, Llandrindod Wells, Powys For those of us...   More info

Three Legg'd Mare & Cynefin at the Tabernacl

10 Nov 20:00 - 22:00 10 Nov 20:00 - 22:00 - Machynlleth Machynlleth
MOMA Machynlleth MOMA Machynlleth
An evening of folk music from Three Legg'd Mare In concert with Cynefin (Owen Shiers). In the foyer at MOMA, Y Tabernacl, Machynlleth. Tickets available on the door, on the night...   More info

Flat Bottomed Willow Basket Making - SOLD OUT!

11 Nov 10:00 - 13:00 11 Nov 10:00 - 13:00 - Machynlleth Machynlleth
Centre for Alternative Technology Centre for Alternative Technology
Discover how make a traditional round basket, and the growing, harvesting and preparation of willow. Whether you are a complete beginner or you have made a basket before this...   More info

Tools to imagine a sustainable future

13 Nov 15:00 - 18 Nov 18:00 13 Nov 15:00 - 18 Nov 18:00 - Machynlleth Machynlleth
Centre for Alternative Technology Centre for Alternative Technology
Learn how developing and exploring future scenarios can become an on-going and creative part of your transformative practice. Are your sustainability solutions confined to a...   More info

Sustainability & Adaptation: Concepts & Planning

13 Nov 18:00 - 18 Nov 21:00 13 Nov 18:00 - 18 Nov 21:00 - Machynlleth Machynlleth
Centre for Alternative Technology Centre for Alternative Technology
This course will explore the inter-relation between energy and the environment on a global level. It will discuss possible solutions to global issues. It is most suitable for...   More info

Introduction to Sustainable Energy Provision and Demand Mgt

13 Nov 18:00 - 18 Nov 14:00 13 Nov 18:00 - 18 Nov 14:00 - Machynlleth Machynlleth
Centre for Alternative Technology Centre for Alternative Technology
This is the second part of the introductory module to CAT’s new degree Sustainability in Energy Provision and Demand Management and focuses on energy generation, supply and demand...   More info

Dyfi Ospreys Talk

15 Nov 19:15 - 20:30 15 Nov 19:15 - 20:30 - Machynlleth Machynlleth
Cletwr Cletwr
Gweilch Dyfi Sgwrs ar lwyddiannau a heriau’r prosiect cadwraeth lleol yma. Jyst trowch lan! Awgrymir cyfraniad o 3.00. Dyfi Ospreys A talk on the successes and challenges of...   More info

Historical Walk around Tre'r Ddôl and Taliesin in English

18 Nov 11:00 - 13:00 18 Nov 11:00 - 13:00 - Machynlleth Machynlleth
Cletwr Cletwr
Tro hanesyddol o gwmpas Tre'r-ddôl a Thre Taliesin Ymdrwythwch yn hanes ein bro ’slawerdydd. Tro 3k hawdd ar y gwastad yn y Saesneg. Mae gan Nigel Callaghan dwr o wybodaeth am y...   More info

Hard Times

30 Nov 19:30 - 22:30 30 Nov 19:30 - 22:30 - Machynlleth Machynlleth
MOMA Machynlleth MOMA Machynlleth
Lighthouse Theatre and/a Pontardawe Arts Centre present/yn cyflwyno Hard Times by/gan Charles Dickens adapted for the stage by Stephen Jeffreys wedi’i addasu ar gyfer y llwyfan...   More info

Build a Tiny House - ONE place left

01 Dec 09:30 - 04 Dec 12:30 01 Dec 09:30 - 04 Dec 12:30 - Machynlleth Machynlleth
Centre for Alternative Technology Centre for Alternative Technology
Your main tutor is Carwyn Lloyd Jones who has just been reviewed in The Guardian for this course. Learn how to make a beautiful and bespoke tiny house from the ground up...   More info

Self-Build Project Management - New for 2017!

02 Dec 10:00 - 03 Dec 16:00 02 Dec 10:00 - 03 Dec 16:00 - Machynlleth Machynlleth
Centre for Alternative Technology Centre for Alternative Technology
Join Geoff Stow for a practical guide to managing your self-build project. Find out how to create a project plan for your build, which key elements you should include, when key...   More info

Yoga and meditation retreat

08 Dec 17:00 - 10 Dec 16:00 08 Dec 17:00 - 10 Dec 16:00 - Machynlleth Machynlleth
Centre for Alternative Technology Centre for Alternative Technology
Join Gareth and Sian for a weekend of meditation and yoga in the wild wonders of Wales. Here at CAT we believe in Sustainability. To avoid depletion of our natural resources...   More info

Environmental Politics and Economics

11 Dec 18:00 - 16 Dec 21:00 11 Dec 18:00 - 16 Dec 21:00 - Machynlleth Machynlleth
Centre for Alternative Technology Centre for Alternative Technology
Get an overview of the political constraints relating to environmental issues and enhance your knowledge of environmental economics. You will join students on the Environmental...   More info

Low Energy Buildings (Part B)

15 Jan 17:00 - 20 Jan 20:00 15 Jan 17:00 - 20 Jan 20:00 - Machynlleth Machynlleth
Centre for Alternative Technology Centre for Alternative Technology
Join CAT's MSc students for the second part of this course, and understand the relationship between the design of a building and the way we humans experience them. Looking at the...   More info

Food Production and Consumption

22 Jan 16:00 - 27 Jan 19:00 22 Jan 16:00 - 27 Jan 19:00 - Machynlleth Machynlleth
Centre for Alternative Technology Centre for Alternative Technology
Join a module of CAT's new Sustainable Food and Natural Resources MSc course. During the week we will take you on a world view of global and local trends in food production, diet...   More info

Build a Tiny House - ONE place left

23 Jan 09:30 - 26 Jan 12:30 23 Jan 09:30 - 26 Jan 12:30 - Machynlleth Machynlleth
Centre for Alternative Technology Centre for Alternative Technology
Your main tutor is Carwyn Lloyd Jones who has just been reviewed in The Guardian for this course. Learn how to make a beautiful and bespoke tiny house from the ground up...   More info

Introduction to Solar PV

03 Feb 09:30 - 17:00 03 Feb 09:30 - 17:00 - Machynlleth Machynlleth
Centre for Alternative Technology Centre for Alternative Technology
Join us at CAT for an introduction to Solar PhotoVoltaic systems used to generate electricity. We'll help you understand the difference between on grid and off grid systems...   More info

Willow Basket Making

03 Feb 10:00 - 16:00 03 Feb 10:00 - 16:00 - Machynlleth Machynlleth
Centre for Alternative Technology Centre for Alternative Technology
Your expert teacher Pippa Scott will guide you through traditional techniques to make your very own beautiful rustic frame basket, based on the Welsh Cyntell and Irish Sciathog...   More info

Solar P.V. Off-grid Systems

04 Feb 09:30 - 16:00 04 Feb 09:30 - 16:00 - Machynlleth Machynlleth
Centre for Alternative Technology Centre for Alternative Technology
Join us at CAT to understand Solar PV off-grid systems, we'll take you through: How to combine modules, batteries, inverters, cable sizes, calculate load demands, issues and...   More info

Cities and Communities: Sustainability and Adaptation

12 Feb 18:00 - 17 Feb 21:00 12 Feb 18:00 - 17 Feb 21:00 - Machynlleth Machynlleth
Centre for Alternative Technology Centre for Alternative Technology
Join students on the Sustainability and Adaptation MSc course and develop an overview of how cities and communities can plan for climate change adaptation and sustainability. You...   More info

Intro to Permaculture Design Course (Part 1)

23 Feb 09:30 - 25 Feb 17:00 23 Feb 09:30 - 25 Feb 17:00 - Machynlleth Machynlleth
Centre for Alternative Technology Centre for Alternative Technology
Learn how to design resilient, abundant human habitats, by working collaboratively with nature and each other. This is the first long weekend in a three part, accredited...   More info

Sustainable Woodland Management - ONLY 2 places left

26 Feb 14:00 - 02 Mar 17:00 26 Feb 14:00 - 02 Mar 17:00 - Machynlleth Machynlleth
Centre for Alternative Technology Centre for Alternative Technology
This comprehensive, practical and popular course set in CAT’s own picturesque wood is essential for anyone currently managing, or thinking of managing, woodland. You'll also...   More info

DIY Furniture - upcycling with pallets

03 Mar 10:00 - 16:30 03 Mar 10:00 - 16:30 - Machynlleth Machynlleth
Centre for Alternative Technology Centre for Alternative Technology
Learn how to find pallets. take them apart and use the reclaimed timber to build simple furniture. Using a hands-on workshop we will go through the initial stages of constructing...   More info

Mindfulness in the Woods

03 Mar 10:00 - 04 Mar 16:30 03 Mar 10:00 - 04 Mar 16:30 - Machynlleth Machynlleth
Centre for Alternative Technology Centre for Alternative Technology
Come and learn the skills of mindfulness practice in the tranquil natural setting of a local woodland. Enjoy the benefits of mindful awareness and pick up new tools to apply the...   More info

Advanced Timber Frame Joints

09 Mar 10:00 - 11 Mar 16:00 09 Mar 10:00 - 11 Mar 16:00 - Machynlleth Machynlleth
Centre for Alternative Technology Centre for Alternative Technology
For those of you that already know the basics about how to measure, mark out and cut typical joints used in timber framing, join us for a long weekend to learn about: The...   More info

Renewable Energy and Energy Provision

12 Mar 09:00 - 17 Mar 17:00 12 Mar 09:00 - 17 Mar 17:00 - Machynlleth Machynlleth
Centre for Alternative Technology Centre for Alternative Technology
Want to know more about renewable technologies and energy demand? Take a deep dive into the constraints and opportunities of each from a technological, environmental, economic...   More info

Energy Generation from Wind - New for 2018

12 Mar 18:00 - 17 Mar 14:00 12 Mar 18:00 - 17 Mar 14:00 - Machynlleth Machynlleth
Centre for Alternative Technology Centre for Alternative Technology
This six day course is part of CAT’s new Master's degree course: Sustainability in Energy Provision and Demand Management. Gain an informed understanding of the technological...   More info

Build a Tiny House - SOLD OUT!

19 Mar 09:30 - 22 Mar 17:00 19 Mar 09:30 - 22 Mar 17:00 - Machynlleth Machynlleth
Centre for Alternative Technology Centre for Alternative Technology
Learn how to make a beautiful and bespoke tiny house from the ground up including the timber frame structure, interior and renewable systems. Course fee includes 4 days...   More info

Social Forestry OCN

20 Mar 09:30 - 23 Mar 17:00 20 Mar 09:30 - 23 Mar 17:00 - Machynlleth Machynlleth
Centre for Alternative Technology Centre for Alternative Technology
Explore how woodlands promote social and human wellbeing, and gain the tools to start applying Social Forestry ideas in practice. Delivered within a woodland setting, using a...   More info

Growing Fruit

24 Mar 10:00 - 25 Mar 16:00 24 Mar 10:00 - 25 Mar 16:00 - Machynlleth Machynlleth
Centre for Alternative Technology Centre for Alternative Technology
Thriving fruit trees are a joy to behold, but the practices of propagation, pruning and disease control can seem confusing. This course unlocks the mysteries by looking at the...   More info

Red Ride 2018

30 Mar 09:30 - 31 Mar 17:30 30 Mar 09:30 - 31 Mar 17:30 - Machynlleth Machynlleth
Machynlleth Machynlleth
Trail and adventure rides for owners with Honda CRF250 Ls. Choice of full trail ride, easy trail ride and all tarmac adventure ride. Free for TRF members, otherwise 50 for two...   More info

Earth Oven Building

31 Mar 09:30 - 16:30 31 Mar 09:30 - 16:30 - Machynlleth Machynlleth
Centre for Alternative Technology Centre for Alternative Technology
Earth ovens are about more than just pizza. They're a focal point for your garden dining and create delicious foods like slow stews and baked bread that take on the delicate...   More info

Compost Toilets

31 Mar 10:00 - 16:30 31 Mar 10:00 - 16:30 - Machynlleth Machynlleth
Centre for Alternative Technology Centre for Alternative Technology
Not a building course but rather advice on the component parts and the biology of a compost toilet system and the kit required to make one. This course will cover the main...   More info

Reedbeds and Waste Water Management

01 Apr 10:00 - 16:00 01 Apr 10:00 - 16:00 - Machynlleth Machynlleth
Centre for Alternative Technology Centre for Alternative Technology
This course explores the technicalities, design and implementation of reedbeds and alternative waste water treatment systems at a domestic level. You’ll learn about the various...   More info

HETAS H005de & H006: Biomass & Chimneys

02 Apr 09:00 - 07 Apr 17:00 02 Apr 09:00 - 07 Apr 17:00 - Machynlleth Machynlleth
Centre for Alternative Technology Centre for Alternative Technology
CAT are now offering a HETAS H005DE and H006 course bundle at a reduced price of 1150. Add half board accommodation for a total price of 1380. This includes private bedroom with...   More info

Timber Frame Self Build

02 Apr 17:00 - 06 Apr 13:00 02 Apr 17:00 - 06 Apr 13:00 - Machynlleth Machynlleth
Centre for Alternative Technology Centre for Alternative Technology
This hugely popular course led by architect Pat Borer will teach you a range of timber frame building techniques through hands-on experience, and talks on the process of planning...   More info

Stove Installers Course

10 Apr 09:00 - 11 Apr 17:00 10 Apr 09:00 - 11 Apr 17:00 - Machynlleth Machynlleth
Centre for Alternative Technology Centre for Alternative Technology
This course will teach you how, with minimal previous knowledge or experience, to install solid fuel stoves in to homes. Tutor Mick Waumsley has nearly 40 year’s experience in...   More info

Advanced Timber Frame Joints

10 Apr 10:00 - 12 Apr 16:00 10 Apr 10:00 - 12 Apr 16:00 - Machynlleth Machynlleth
Centre for Alternative Technology Centre for Alternative Technology
For those of you that already know the basics about how to measure, mark out and cut typical joints used in timber framing, join us to learn about: The features, benefits and...   More info

Ecosystem services: Land use, water and waste management

16 Apr 10:00 - 21 Apr 13:00 16 Apr 10:00 - 21 Apr 13:00 - Machynlleth Machynlleth
Centre for Alternative Technology Centre for Alternative Technology
For this course you will be joining a module of CAT's new MSc Sustainability and Adaptation course. Explore the functions of ecosystems: what they are, how they work and what...   More info

Energy Generation from Solar

16 Apr 18:00 - 21 Apr 14:00 16 Apr 18:00 - 21 Apr 14:00 - Machynlleth Machynlleth
Centre for Alternative Technology Centre for Alternative Technology
This week-long deep-dive in to solar energy generation is part of CAT’s new degree course. Sustainability in Energy Provision and Demand Management. Your highly experienced...   More info

Build a Tiny House - SOLD OUT!

27 Apr 09:30 - 30 Apr 17:00 27 Apr 09:30 - 30 Apr 17:00 - Machynlleth Machynlleth
Centre for Alternative Technology Centre for Alternative Technology
Learn how to make a beautiful and bespoke tiny house from the ground up including the timber frame structure, interior and renewable systems. Course fee includes 4 days...   More info

Bird Identification

27 Apr 10:00 - 29 Apr 13:00 27 Apr 10:00 - 29 Apr 13:00 - Machynlleth Machynlleth
Centre for Alternative Technology Centre for Alternative Technology
Take this opportunity to explore the diverse natural environment in this special part of Mid Wales on this University of Aberystwyth course. With trips around the locality, and...   More info

Permaculture Design Course (Part 3)

27 Apr 10:00 - 29 Apr 13:00 27 Apr 10:00 - 29 Apr 13:00 - Machynlleth Machynlleth
Centre for Alternative Technology Centre for Alternative Technology
Learn how to design resilient, abundant human habitats, by working collaboratively with nature and each other. This is the third long weekend in a three part, accredited...   More info

Herbal Medicine - Spring tonics and digestive health

28 Apr 10:00 - 16:30 28 Apr 10:00 - 16:30 - Machynlleth Machynlleth
Centre for Alternative Technology Centre for Alternative Technology
Spring was traditionally the time to revitalise the body after a long winter of stored foods and little fresh produce. Although most of us are no longer dependent on winter stored...   More info

Building with Rammed Earth

05 May 09:30 - 06 May 15:00 05 May 09:30 - 06 May 15:00 - Machynlleth Machynlleth
Centre for Alternative Technology Centre for Alternative Technology
Rammed Earth is an ancient technology, currently being used around the world in a variety of situations and applications. It’s a cliché, but the technology really is only limited...   More info

Earth Oven Building

12 May 09:30 - 16:30 12 May 09:30 - 16:30 - Machynlleth Machynlleth
Centre for Alternative Technology Centre for Alternative Technology
Earth ovens are about more than just pizza. They're a focal point for your garden dining and create delicious foods like slow stews and baked bread that take on the delicate...   More info

Sustainable Building Materials

14 May 09:00 - 19 May 15:30 14 May 09:00 - 19 May 15:30 - Machynlleth Machynlleth
Centre for Alternative Technology Centre for Alternative Technology
Learn how to choose the best building materials by evaluating the environmental impacts, social and health implications, and performance of various building materials. Covering...   More info

Build a Tiny House - ONLY 2 places left!

21 May 09:30 - 24 May 12:30 21 May 09:30 - 24 May 12:30 - Machynlleth Machynlleth
Centre for Alternative Technology Centre for Alternative Technology
Your main tutor is Carwyn Lloyd Jones who has just been reviewed in The Guardian for this course. Learn how to make a beautiful and bespoke tiny house from the ground up...   More info

MACH the Motorcycle & Music Festival

24 May 16:00 - 28 May 10:00 24 May 16:00 - 28 May 10:00 - Machynlleth Machynlleth
Machynlleth Machynlleth
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Build a Tiny House - SOLD OUT!

01 Jun 09:30 - 04 Jun 17:00 01 Jun 09:30 - 04 Jun 17:00 - Machynlleth Machynlleth
Centre for Alternative Technology Centre for Alternative Technology
Learn how to make a beautiful and bespoke tiny house from the ground up including the timber frame structure, interior and renewable systems. Course fee includes 4 days...   More info

Eco Refurbishment

01 Jun 10:00 - 04 Jun 16:00 01 Jun 10:00 - 04 Jun 16:00 - Machynlleth Machynlleth
Centre for Alternative Technology Centre for Alternative Technology
Join tutor Nick Parsons, creator of the South Yorkshire Energy Centre, and learn about energy efficiency, renewable energy, water re-use and conservation, healthy buildings and...   More info

Creative writing - New for 2018!

02 Jun 10:00 - 03 Jun 15:30 02 Jun 10:00 - 03 Jun 15:30 - Machynlleth Machynlleth
Centre for Alternative Technology Centre for Alternative Technology
This course will guide you through the techniques of creating your own true story, well told’ and how to present it in a dramatic and compelling way. You will be introduced to the...   More info

HETAS H003ds & H006 - Chimneys & Dry Appliances

18 Jun 09:00 - 21 Jun 17:00 18 Jun 09:00 - 21 Jun 17:00 - Machynlleth Machynlleth
Centre for Alternative Technology Centre for Alternative Technology
CAT are now offering a HETAS H003DS and H006 course bundle at a reduced price! H003DS & H006 25th 28th September discounted combined price of 830 You can also add half board...   More info

HETAS H005de & H006: Biomass & Chimneys

18 Jun 09:00 - 23 Jun 17:00 18 Jun 09:00 - 23 Jun 17:00 - Machynlleth Machynlleth
Centre for Alternative Technology Centre for Alternative Technology
CAT are now offering a HETAS H005DE and H006 course bundle at a reduced price of 1150. Add half board accommodation for a total price of 1380. This includes private bedroom with...   More info

Build a Tiny House - SOLD OUT!

22 Jun 09:30 - 25 Jun 17:00 22 Jun 09:30 - 25 Jun 17:00 - Machynlleth Machynlleth
Centre for Alternative Technology Centre for Alternative Technology
Learn how to make a beautiful and bespoke tiny house from the ground up including the timber frame structure, interior and renewable systems. Course fee includes 4 days...   More info

Entomology: The Larger Insects of Wales

22 Jun 10:00 - 24 Jun 16:00 22 Jun 10:00 - 24 Jun 16:00 - Machynlleth Machynlleth
Centre for Alternative Technology Centre for Alternative Technology
The mainly field-based sessions will focus on observing and identifying large insects such as butterflies, dragonflies, moths and beetles. Practical methods of capturing and...   More info

Rewilding Ourselves: Deepening Our Nature Connection

23 Jun 10:00 - 25 Jun 16:00 23 Jun 10:00 - 25 Jun 16:00 - Machynlleth Machynlleth
Centre for Alternative Technology Centre for Alternative Technology
Awaiting your discovery here are woodlands, lakes and a re-wilded quarry-home to dormice, weasels, badgers, slow worms, otters, ospreys, red kites, buzzards and eels, and rich in...   More info

Stove Installers Course

26 Jun 09:00 - 27 Jun 17:00 26 Jun 09:00 - 27 Jun 17:00 - Machynlleth Machynlleth
Centre for Alternative Technology Centre for Alternative Technology
This course will teach you how, with minimal previous knowledge or experience, to install solid fuel stoves in to homes. Tutor Mick Waumsley has nearly 40 year’s experience in...   More info

Field Survey Techniques - new for 2018

29 Jun 13:00 - 01 Jul 16:00 29 Jun 13:00 - 01 Jul 16:00 - Machynlleth Machynlleth
Centre for Alternative Technology Centre for Alternative Technology
Field survey is a valuable skill when seeking employment in the environmental sector. The course is designed to give a thorough theoretical and practical grounding in the...   More info


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