Thursday – Sunday 9–12 March / £35
Gwyl Chwedleau Aberystwyth / Aberystwyth Storytelling Festival
Pumed Gainc / The Fifth Branch
Aberystwyth Storytelling Festival returns with a weekend of tales, films, exhibitions, talks, and music inspired by Y Mabinogi Project 2015; featuring Dreaming the Night Field, with Michael Harvey, Lynne Denman and Stacey Blythe; Cath Little tells Enid and Geraint; Guto Dafis entertains with the tale of Manawydan; Jez Danks and Dafydd Davies Hughes speak with two tongues; Phil Okwedy and Mikey Price present the Dance of the Stick-Fighting Warriors; Gwilym Morus weaves new cloth from old thread; Fiona Collins and Sian Parry follow the Dream of Macsen Wledig; Tamar Williams tells The Girl Who Came In From The Sea; Bethan Mascarenhas delves into dark tales from Wales; a special gathering of the Young Storytellers of Wales; Maria Hayes will be drawing live; an exhibition of illustrators’ art inspired by contemporary themes in the old tales; linguistic art and wordplay with Naomi Heath; a free showing of ‘Eldra,’ an evocative film about the North Welsh Gypsies; a day-long symposium of talks and films blending academia and creativity; two new History Press book launches; and in the unlikely event that it rains old women with sticks, there will be conversation, cake and coffee in the cafe!
Please Note: Adverse Camber Productions' Dreaming The Night Field on Saturday 11 March is included in the Storytelling Festival pass. Please contact the ticket office to get allocated seating 01970 62 32 32.
Please note: The launch is on THURSDAY 9TH MARCH at Medina, 12 Market St, Aberystwyth, SY23 1DL, and is supported by Llyfrau Ystwyth Books.
6.00pm Book Launch Peter Stevenson; Welsh Folk Tales Cath Little; Glamorgan Folk Tales; illustrated by Peter Stevenson To celebrate two new books from the History Press. Music from Owen Shiers and others