Peter Stevenson - Ceredigion Folk Tales
The Bookshop invites you to a very special evening as we welcome Peter Stevenson for an evening of storytelling as he reads from his new book Ceredigion Folk Tales.
Ceredigion is a land shaped by mythology, where mermaids and magic mix with humans and where ordinary people achieve extraordinary things. This is a captivating collection of traditional and modern stories, including the submerged city of Cantre’r Gweilodor the Welsh Atlantis, how the Devil came to build a bridge over the Rheidol, the elephant that died in Tregaron, and how the Holy Grail came to Nanteos. All the while thetylwyth teg (the Welsh fairies) and changelings run riot through the countryside.
Storyteller and illustrator Peter Stevenson takes us on a tour of a county steeped in legend, encountering ghosts, witches and heroes at every turn.
Peter Stevenson has a first class degree in Book Illustration from Manchester Art College and an MA in Folklife Studies from Leeds University. He has worked for the last twenty-five years as a freelance book illustrator and writer, compiler of books of folk tales, storyteller, artist, musician, and is currently running a storytelling performance group, The Magical Illuminarium. He is also the organizer of Aberystwyth Storytelling Festival.
Free and all welcome.