Launch of Square and time capsule

Holding the titanium time capsule in Daniel Owen Square are left to right – Gwenno Jones, FCC Arts, Culture and Events Manager; Nia Jones, Daniel Owen Festival; and Alison Brett FCC Regeneration Project Officer; with Kevin Matthias, Daniel Owen Festival; and Dave Hill, Mold Town Manager.

History in the making – Mold’s time capsule at the Daniel Owen Festival

October 2015 sees an exciting week of literature, music, spoken word, live performances and arts returning to Mold and the surrounding area for the sixth year.

The Daniel Owen Festival celebrates the life and work of the town’s most famous son. Daniel Owen was a Victorian novelist who rose from poverty to national popularity and fame in his own lifetime.

Launch and Time Capsule Event

As part of the Festival there will be a celebration of the redeveloped Daniel Owen Square, with an historic Launch and Time Capsule Event in the Square on Thursday 22 October from 10.30am to 11.30am. All are welcome to join in, and enjoy the live entertainment and refreshments before the time capsule is buried next to the statue, for future generations to unearth.

Apprentices from Airbus made the time capsule using a cylindrical titanium tube from the fuel system of an A380 aircraft. It will be filled with items to show future generations what life is currently like in Mold. What would you like the Time Capsule to contain? If you have something that you’d like to donate please get in touch with Mold Library. Items will be displayed in the Library and a selection made during the Festival.

The Daniel Owen Festival runs from Saturday 17 to Friday 23 October with events held at places associated with the author in Mold and the surrounding area. Many events are free and some have a nominal fee. There is something for everyone.

The full programme and Festival tickets are available from Mold Library, 01352 754791. Visit us on Facebook or follow twitter @DanielOwen1836  or

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