We will be launching the second edition of Tatws Siôn Cent on Sunday, May 19th in Senghenydd. Some poetry readings will be held outside at the Old Noddfa Chapel site on Stanley Street at 3pm (weather permitting), before moving on to upstairs at Top Club (Abertridwr & Senghenydd Ex Servicemen’s Club) round the corner on Gwern Avenue at 3.30 – 5.30pm. The event will be an opportunity to hear some poems from volume 2 either read by the poets themselves or through short films. It will then be followed by an open mic poetry session when anyone can come up and read their poetry! Copies of Volume 1 & 2 will be available for free. There’s a warm welcome to all, and the event will be one of sharing poems and creativity in a friendly, inclusive and supportive setting.

This is a poetry booklet for the Aber Valley in Caerphilly, written by local people about their local area. It’s named after Siôn Cent a 14th century poet who lived in Abertridwr and the legend where he managed to trick the devil into helping him harvest potatoes. Each edition has a theme linked to a selected area in the Aber Valley. It will cover a part of the Ordnance Survey map of the valley with people then asked to write a poem based on that area.