SMOGG - Buttersculptures
Avant-Garde Arts in Wales – Now and Then Event
You wish you could express your anger about the housing crisis in North Wales creatively? SMOGG invites you for a playful and beautifully fun activity that melts together the history of Meibion Glyndŵr (Sons of Glyndŵr), the current second home crisis and post-Brexit challenges in the Welsh dairy industry . We will help you to use Welsh butter for shaping it into one of the second home houses in your town. We will restrain from violence, and place our completed buttersculptures at the many scenery spots along the North Wales coast for them to indulge the summer sun of the new Mediterranean of climate emergency Wales.
Where and when: Remotely (more info to come) and/or in-person. In person: 26th June 2022, Meeting at National Trust Parking at Cemlyn Bay, LL67 0DY, 11:30am. Please bring a pack of butter for your sculpture and a towel.
Remote and/or in-person, early June 2022 (more info soon)
“The future of the UK’s involvement in these initiatives is unclear and will be dependent on the outcome of Brexit negotiations. Compared to other agricultural industries in Wales, the dairy sector is expected to face fewer challenges. The dairy market is less dependent on subsidies and export markets than the beef and sheep industry, and is more dependent on the milk price and local demand. However, changes to the status quo could have a number of implications for the UK dairy sector, which is currently highly integrated with EU policy. For instance, imports from other dairy-producing countries such as New Zealand are currently limited under EU quotas. If the quotas are lifted and New Zealand’s market share increases, this could put pressure on local producers. The UK currently benefits from tariff-free dairy imports and exports in the EU. According to Rabobank, should the UK negotiate a tariff-free trade deal with the EU then the likelihood is business as usual for the industry. However, if this is lost, UK dairy producers could be faced with tariffs of 35.4% for exports into the EU. It is estimated that it would have cost the industry in the region of £1.5-2 billion if these tariffs hasd been applied in 2016.” National Assembly for Wales Senedd Research www.assembly.wales Research Brief: The dairy sector. June 2018, https://research.senedd.wales/media/3rwntzzp/18-043-the-dairy-sector.pdf, p.16.