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Getting your tickets

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Tickets are now on sale. https://llandeilolitfest.org/calendar/
Please note that due to the size limitations of the venues events can sell out quickly. To avoid disappointment please book in advance, even for the free events.
You can buy online following this link 
or directly in Llandeilo from these shops:

Peppercorn  peplong12
http://www.peppercorn.net/
5 King Street, Llandeilo
01558 822410
sales@peppercorn.net
Dress Agency
19 Carmarthen St, Llandeilo SA19 6AE
Phone: 07775 847710
Ailgaynor@hotmail.com


Red Cross Book Shop.
Rhosmaen Road
01558 823256

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“Murder at the Star: Who Killed Thomas Thomas?” by Steve Adams

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Saturday, 29th April ,
1 pm
at the Fountain Fine Art Gallery

Eventbrite - “Murder at the Star: Who Killed Thomas Thomas?” by Steve Adams  Admission is Free

We proudly present a late addition to the programme, an event of particular local interest: “Murder at the Star”, a book which examines an unresolved murder in Garnant, a Welsh mining village near Ammanford, Carmarthenshire.
Steve Adams, local journalist and Seren author, will be talking murder, coal and missing fingers.
He’ll give a short talk, read from the book and then take questions.

The murder of God-fearing, bible-quoting, partially deaf Thomas Thomas at the branch of Star Stores he managed in Garnant, South Wales has remained an unsolved mystery since it happened in 1921. His body was found on the morning of Sunday February 13th, his head smashed, his throat cut and with a stab wound to the stomach, any of which could have killed him. Over £126 was missing from the store safe, yet there were oddities about the attack which suggested this was more than a robbery that went tragically wrong: Thomas had been gagged with cheese, and there was no tear in his trousers, shirt and waistcoat above the stab wound. What circumstances could explain these things?

Garnant was in shock, and Scotland Yard arrived in the form of DI George Nicholls. A number of suspects were identified but none seemed to have the telling combination of motive and opportunity. Despite the expertise of Nicholls the case was eventually abandoned and the killer’s secret died with him.

Until now. In classic cold case fashion journalist Steve Adams’s extensive researches have finally identified the killer, who is revealed at the end of the book, after a thorough reconstruction of the murder and the subsequent investigation.

This is the story of a terrible crime in an almost archetypal Welsh mining town. It was a crime symbolic of a turning point in early twentieth century Wales, as the coal industry declined and its recently assembled townships came to terms with their uncertain futures and sought new identities.IMG_5854

Rydym yn falch i gyflwyno ychwanegiad hwyr i’r rhaglen, digwyddiad o ddiddordeb arbennig i’r gymuned sef “Murder at the Star”, llyfr sy’n archwilio llofruddiaeth yn Garnant, pentref glofaol ger Rhydaman, na chafodd ei datrys. Bydd Steve Adams, newyddiadurwr ac awdur lleol, yn trafod llofruddiaeth, glo a bysedd coll. Yn dilyn araith fer a darlleniadau o’r llyfr bydd yn barod i dderbyn cwestiynau.

Mae llofruddiaeth Thomas Thomas, dyn rhannol fyddar a chrefyddol iawn, yn siop y Seren yn Garnant wedi bod yn ddirgelwch ers 1921. Daethpwyd o hyd i’w gorff ar fore Sul Chwefror 13eg, ei ben wedi’i falu, ei wddf wedi’i dorri a chyda chlwyf i’w stumog; gallai’r un o’r rhain fod wedi ei ladd. Roedd mwy na £126 ar goll o’r coffor diogel yn y siop, eto roedd yna awgrym nad lladrad aeth o’i le yn unig oedd hwn: Roedd caws wedi’i stwffio i geg Thomas ac roedd ei drowsus, ei grys a’i wasgod wedi eu hail-drefnu cyn ac ar ôl iddo gael ei drywanu. Sut gellir egluro’r pethau yma?         

Ticket sales

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Tickets are now on sale. https://llandeilolitfest.org/calendar/
Please note that due to the size limitations of the venues events can sell out quickly. To avoid disappointment please book in advance, even for the free events.
You can buy online via links from this website to eventbrite.com
or directly in Llandeilo from these shops:

Peppercorn  peplong12
http://www.peppercorn.net/
5 King Street, Llandeilo
01558 822410
sales@peppercorn.net
Dress Agency
19 Carmarthen St, Llandeilo SA19 6AE
Phone: 07775 847710
Ailgaynor@hotmail.com


Red Cross Book Shop.
Rhosmaen Road
01558 823256

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Odes to Art – Cerdd am Gelf

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Odes to Art / Cerdd am gelf

Orielau Mimosa & Fountain Fine Art Galleries

 

An opportunity to walk around the art galleries and appreciate the work of poets inspired by some of the talented artists shown at Mimosa and Fountain Fine Art Galleries. More information to come

Cyfle i werthfawrogi cerddi a ysbrydolwyd gan gelf y ddwy oriel drwy gydol yr wythnos. Manylion i ddod.

Dave Datblygu’s Search In English For The House of Tolerance

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Saturday, 29th April at 12pm,  Horeb Chapel , The Cawdor  

Eventbrite - Dave Datblygu’s Search In English For The House of Tolerance  £5,90 This event is now cancelled and a new artist is to be confirmed

 Dave Datblygu’s Search In English For The House of Tolerance

David R Edwards, of cult Welsh band Datblygu will read poems from his new book Dave Datblygu’s Search In English For The House of Tolerance. Datblygu influenced and inspired bands such as Gorkys Zygotic Mynci and Super Furry Animals and have earned a worldwide following. “David is quite possibly one of the most influential lyricists and front-men of the last 30 years. With a focus on love and lust, heartbreak and ecstasy, all told with David’s usual black humour.”

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 Photo: Mike Walters

Cyfle i glywed David R Edwards o fand mwyaf dylanwadol Cymru, Datblygu, yn darllen ei gyfrol farddoniaeth gyntaf yn Saesneg, Dave Datblygu’s Search In English For The House of Tolerance. Bydd y gyfrol allan ym mis Ebrill.

BILINGUAL

William Williams Pantycelyn

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Dydd Iau, 27ain Ebrill am 2 o’r gloch, Llyfrgell Llandeilo

Eventbrite - William Williams Pantycelyn Mynediad am Ddim

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Llyfrgell Cenedlaethol Cymru

William Williams Pantycelyn

Yr Athro Densil Morgan ac Elinor Jones yn trafod bywyd, gwaith a dylanwad William Williams Pantycelyn i nodi 300 mlwyddiant yr emynydd a’r bardd o Lanfair ar y Bryn.

Thursday, 27th April, 2 o’clock, Llandeilo Library

Prof. Densil Morgan and Elinor Jones explore the work and life of the world’s most prolific hymn writer and Llandovery’s most famous son,  in the year of his 300th anniversary.

Torri Tir

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Dydd Gwener, 28ain Ebrill

am 8 o’r gloch,  Yr Angel

Eventbrite - Torri Tir   £5,90  Torri Tir

Noson o hwyl gyda cholectif barddol Sir Gȃr – Aneirin Karadog, Elinor Wyn Reynolds, Miriam Elin Jones ac Endaf Griffiths fydd yn diddanu y dorf ond peidiwch a llaesu dwylo bydd cyfle ichi gymryd rhan hefyd.

Friday, 28th April , 8 o’clock , the Angel

An evening of entertainment by Carmarthenshire’s brightest and best young Welsh poets, Aneirin Karadog, Elinor Wyn Reynolds, Miriam Elin Jones ac Endaf Griffiths.

WELSH