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Literature Wales’ activity at the National Eisteddfod of Wales 2018

Published Wed 25 Jul 2018 - By Literature Wales
Iolo Penri

Literature Wales is looking forward to welcoming the National Eisteddfod of Wales to Cardiff, as the festival takes place on the doorstep of our Cardiff Bay office between the 4th and 11th of August.

Literature Wales has organised a varied programme of events this year with themes such as the linguistic and cultural diversity of Cardiff, literature and wellbeing, Welsh history, developing the writers of Wales, and more flowing through the offerings. We have also partnered with a number of organisations such as Wales PEN Cymru and the National Trust to ensure our programme caters for all.

The participants include: The National Poet of Wales, Ifor Ap Glyn, Wales Book of The Year winner, Goronwy Wynne; Literature Wales’ Director, Eric Ngalle Charles; award-winning poet Mererid Hopwood; Cywion Cranogwen; Bardd Plant Cymru, Casia Wiliam; and the famous broadcaster, Beti George. Don’t think twice – come and explore the festival whether to take part, or sit back and enjoy. A number of our events will be Welsh-language, however we’ve noted below which are bilingual / multilingual.

We’ll be opening our office doors to welcome anyone into our office for chats, coffees and for a few events. Come and visit us – we’re situated at the side of the Wales Millennium Centre building.

 

EVENTS:

 

Saturday, 4 August, 11.00 am, Y Babell Lên

Official opening of the Babell Lên with Bardd Plant Cymru, Casia Wiliam. New, specially commissioned poetry will be performed with children of Ysgol Hamadryad and Ysgol Pwll Coch.

 

Saturday, 4 August,4.00 pm, y Llannerch

A session for young authors of local Eisteddfodau. Winners of Tlysau’r Ifanc (young writer’s competitions) at local Eisteddfodau all over Wales discuss their work with the National Poet of Wales, Ifor ap Glyn.

Arranged by Eisteddfodau Lleol Cymru with funding by Literature Wales

 

Monday, 6 August 11.00–12.00 pm, Y Llannerch

Reading Club Session: Stonewall Cymru discussing Llwyth, Dafydd James.

 

Monday, 6 August 11.00–11.45 am, y Babell Lên

Hen Wlad fy Nhadau with Ifor ap Glyn, clare e potter, Eric Ngalle Charles, Meltem Arikan and Tania Mohammad Shawri

A project between poets from Wales and poets who are asylum seekers / refugees in the Cardiff area. The session in y Babell Lên will introduce the poets and translations of their work

 

Monday, 6 August 11.30 am–12.00 pm, National Trust stall

Miners’ Strike: Today and yesterday’s struggles, with Siân James and Dr Tomos Owen

Discussion with Siân James, who was a prominent figure during the Miners Strike, about the challenges which still face the mining communities.

Arranged in partnership between the National Trust and Literature Wales

 

Monday, 6 August 1.00–2.00 pm, Llwyfan Llesiant, Glanfa Stage, Wales Millennium Centre

Workshop with Rufus Mufasa, looking at how to engage with people who face social challenges. This workshop is suitable to authors or artists who want a taste of holding a health and wellbeing workshop

 

Monday, 6 August 3.30–4.00pm, y Babell Lên

Book of The Year 2018, discussion between Goronwy Wynne, winner of Wales Book of The Year 2018 with his book, Blodau Cymru, and one of the judges, Beti George.

 

Tuesday, 7 August 10.00–11.00 am, Llwyfan Llesiant, Glanfa Stage, Wales Millennium Centre

Literature and Wellbeing: Session led by Gwion Hallam, about his experience holding poetry workshops with people who live with dementia. Gwion will read a selection of poems created in workshops, and talk about the process and issues that arise

 

Tuesday, 7 August 11.00 am–12.00 pm, y Llannerch

Reading Club Session: For children aged 11 – 14 – Fi a Joe Allen by Manon Steffan Ros.

 

Tuesday, 7 August 5.00–6.00 pm, Literature Wales office, Wales Millennium Centre

Hiraeth Erzolirzoli: Wales – Cameroon Anthology, Eric Ngalle Charles, Launch and Reception

 

Tuesday, 7 August 6.00–6.45 pm, National Trust stall

Cywion Cranogwen: Y Môr, new poetry show by the all-female poets and singers

Arranged in partnership between the National Trust and Literature Wales

 

Tuesday, 7th of August 7.30 pm, Sunflower & I

Hen Wlad fy Nhadau: An evening celebrating the languages and cultures of the capital. Come to hear readings by a host of writers including Ifor ap Glyn, Tania Mohamad Shawri, clare e potter, Eric Ngalle Charles and Meltem Arikan

Arranged by Literature Wales in cooperation with Wales Refugee Council and Wales PEN Cymru

Tickets: £5.00. Book tickets at info@sunflowerandi.co.uk

Sunflower & I, 1 Sgwâr Mount Stuart, Caerdydd CF10 5EE

 

Wednesday, 8 August 11.00–12.00 pm, Llwyfan Llesiant, Glanfa Stage, Wales Millennium

Literature and Wellbeing: A talk by Mererid Hopwood, discussing her residency with the staff and patients at Ceredigion Palliative Care Team with Bethan Jones Parry from Byw Nawr. Mererid will also read poems inspired by the residency, on the theme of end of life and living now.

 

Wednesday, 8 August 11.00 am–12.00 pm, Y Llannerch

Reading Club Session: Reading club session for Welsh learners: Y Fawr a’r Fach – Straeon o’r Rhondda by Siôn Tomos Owen

 

Wednesday, 8 August 11.00 am–2:00 pm, Caffi Octavos, Cardiff.

Caffi Cerddi gyda Siôn Tomos Owen, the poet and cartoonist will be at Octavo’s – Cardiff Bay’s only book café, taking commissions for poems or cartoons from anyone who asks him nicely

 

Wednesday, 8th of August 2 pm, Eisteddfodau Lleol Cymru stall

Sesiwn Bardd Plant Cymru. Workshop for children with Casia Wiliam, Bardd Plant Cymru.

Arranged by Eisteddfodau Lleol Cymru with funding by Literature Wales

 

Thursday, 9 August 11.00 am–12.00 pm, y Llannerch

Reading Club Session: Cornwall Reading Club discussing Book of The Year fiction’s short list. In the Llannerch.

 

Thursday 9 August 11.00 am– 12.30 pm, Meeting Room, Literature Wales office Canolfan Glyn Jones, Millennium Centre.

Llenydda: Agor cîl y drws. Information session for new authors. Limited spaces available. Book beforehand. Room for twelve authors. 

 

Thursday 9 August 2.00 – 4.00 pm, Meeting Room, Literature Wales office Canolfan Glyn Jones, Millennium Centre.

Developing Authors Session: Open Door. Practical session on how to attempt for scholarships and Literature Wales’ Mentoring Plan. Short introduction and a chat over tea, and the chance to ask questions. Open for any authorsLimited spaces available. Need to book beforehand, room for twelve authors..

 

Friday 10 August 11.00 am–12.00pm, y Llannerch

Reading Club Session: Llyfrgell Ganolog Caerdydd Reading Club– Treiglo by Gwyneth Lewis.

 

Friday, 10 August, 11.30am, National Trust stall

Beasleys campaigning over the Welsh language: Shed talk on the history of Trevor ac Eileen Beasley’s battle, With Angharad Tomos, author of Darn Bach o Bapur, and Eileen and Trevor’s daughter, Delyth Prys.

Arranged in partnership between the National Trust and Literature Wales

 

We’re looking forward to seeing you there!

Literature Wales