Latest Event Updates

The Winners of the Picture Hunt

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The winners of the picture hunt competition are:

Daisy – aged 10 – wins a children book by Carmarthen author Will Macmillan Jones

Ffion – aged 6 wins a group ticket to the Carmarthen Mystery Tour

Laura Sanders aged 7 wins a family ticket for the Gwilli Rail Way

You’ll receive an email with the details shortly.

Congratulations and well done to all 52 correct picture hunters!

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Some impressions from the first few days

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Some corrections and programme updates

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Please note that our Free Event on Saturday  

HOW THE WEST WAS WON: Women in the Creative Industries

starts at 18:30 and not at 17:00 as mistakenly printed in parts of our programme.
Sadly Manon Eames can no longer participate at the event.

Please note that our event on Saturday
NOSON O ADLONIANT YR BEIRDD 
starts at 20:30 and not 20:00 as mistakenly printed in parts of the programme.
This event now also features Emyr Lewis

 

Menna Elfyn : Cennan Cerddi was erroneously billed for Sunday on the Ticket website, but it is on Saturday, as published everywhere else.

Due to a family illness AMAZING ADJECTIVES and DINGLEDUM DRAGON have been cancelled. Sorry for any inconvenience caused.

Friday night programme addition:

The Ferryside Lapwings are a small collective of village wordsmiths, poets and singer/songwriters. It was formed during a collaborative performance by the original Ferryside Trio, Glyn Jones, Dominic Williams and Alexis Jones in September 2017 at the Llanelli’s Spoken Word Saturday organised by Eleanor Shaw.

The event is bilingual and free and starts at 20:30 in the Angel Inn. 

Dominic Williams is a poet and Alexis performs what she claims to spoken word accompanied by a few strummed chords. Alexis writes and sings in both English and Welsh.

Their performance will be a short lightweight bilingual mixed set of 20mins – 1/2 hour with a sense of humour, serving as natural bridge between Ifor ap Glyn and Noel James.

We’re delighted to welcome Dominic back to our festival. Dominic was one of the founders of the inaugural Dinefwr LitFest with Llenyddiaeth Cymru / Literature Wales in Llandeilo. It’s wonderful to have him here again continuing to contribute, at Llandeilo Lit Fest.

 

Catrin Beard will chair Jon Gower’s session on John Selway 

Gary Raymond’s session “The Golden Orphans” had to be cancelled.

Dathlu Diwylliant 2018 || Celebration of Culture 2018

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Noson dda heno – cyffroes excellent night diolch @CarmsCouncil #hwylllenllandeilo @LlandeiloLitFst

Last night Gaynor and I received an award for our Literature Festival. It’s amazing to think we had an idea two years ago and people everywhere have said yes, and helped and supported us, from artists to volunteers, councils, business owners and residents.
And despite set backs and all kinds of teething problems, support has not wavered and now we got a sssscestificate!

DIOLCH YN FAWR – MANY THANKS

 

Christoph Fischer on the Red Carpet with Llandeilo artist and fellow writer Kate Glanville
Fellow winners: Brigid Jones (Art @ the Hall), Christoph Ffischer (!) and Gaynor Jones
LitFest trustees: Gaynor Jones, Christoph Fischer, Nick Brunger

Not long to go now to the festival:

https://www.eventbrite.com/o/llandeilo-lit-fest-16877977571

Llandovery Writers Event: Life: Can You Cut It? Writing To Make Readers Care

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Llandovery Writers Event: Life: Can You Cut It? Writing To Make Readers Care Sunday 16:00 Angel Inn     

Book Tickets: £5 

Jacquie Hyde, Sara Fox, Pete Barker, Stella Starnes and others will be reading from their collection ‘Life’ with tutor David Thorpe

Ysgrifennu i ddal sylw darllenwyr

Bydd Jacqui Hyde, Sara Fox, Pete Barker, Stella Starnes ac eraill yn darllen o’u casgliad, “Life” ac yn sgwrsio gyda’u hathro David Thorpe

Aneirin Karadog Pip y Pengwin Bach

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Llun: Luned Aaron

Saturday 14:00 Little Welsh Dresser

Book Tickets: Free Event 

Aneirin Karadog Pip y Pengwin Bach Gwasg Rily
Gwrandewch ar stori Pip y Pengwin bach gyda’r prifardd Aneirin Karadog

Chaired Poet Aneirin Karadog’s story about Pip y Pengwin

Weird and wonderful history tour

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Sat 12:00 St Teilo’s Church 

Weird and Wonderful History Tour
Join Nick Brunger for a guided walk through some specially selected parts of Llandeilo’s past together with a smattering of stories from Carmarthenshire’s ‘horrible history’. Meet in St Teilo’s Churchyard

“Ymunwch â Nick Brunger am daith drwy hen Landeilo gyda straeon am hanes y dref. Cyfarfod ym mynwent eglwys Teilo Sant.”

Nick Brunger: The Weird And Wonderful History Tour
Join the proprietor of the Creepy Carmarthen Tour for a guided walk through some specially selected bits of Llandeilo’s past together with a smattering of stories from Carmarthenshire’s “horrible history”.  Meet in St Teilo’s churchyard at….. Image result for llandeilo church
Nick’s selected Creepy Carmarthen stories will be available soon from the Gomer Press.