Schools battle it out in Cipio’r Castell: Brwydr Slam project

Published Thu 2 Feb 2017 - By Literature Wales
© Theatr Geneddlaethol Cymru

Friday 10 March 2017
Caerphilly Castle

Based on the highly successful ‘Slam Cymru’ project, Literature Wales, in partnership with Theatr Genedlaethol Cymru, Cadw and Caerphilly Council, have invited three local schools to battle it out in Caerphilly Castle with Macbeth-themed poetry. Slam poetry teams have been set up in three Welsh-medium secondary schools in south-east Wales. Anni Llŷn, Bardd Plant Cymru will lead Ysgol Gartholwg, Chaired poet Aneirin Karadog will lead Ysgol Cwm Rhymni while Eisteddfod yr Urdd’s Chaired poet, Gwynfor Dafydd will lead Ysgol Gwynllyw.

The poets will visit the schools during the coming weeks to lead workshops inspired by Shakespeare’s Macbeth which is being staged in Welsh by Theatr Genedlaethol at Caerphilly Castle between 7-18 Febuary 2017. During the workshops the pupils will write and learn to perform original Slam poetry and through this learn new writing and communication skills. They will also explore how William Shakespeare and Welsh poets from the same period wrote and performed.

The climax of the project will be the Cipio’r Castell: Brwydr Slam showcase event on Friday 10 March where the schools will go head to head against each other. The question is, who will take the castle?

Click here to find out more about Theatr Geneddlaethol Cymru’s production of Macbeth.