Welsh language

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

Ifor Ap Glyn: Cuddle Call 

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Friday at 19:30 at the Horeb Chapel, Cawdor Hotel
Ifor Ap Glyn: Cuddle Call 

Ifor ap glynBook Tickets: £5

Detholiad dwyieithog o gerddi hen a newydd, gan Ifor ap Glyn, bardd Cenedlaethol Cymru, Gyda Elinor Wyn Reynolds.

National Poet of Wales, Ifor ap Glyn will be reading from his new book of selected bilingual poems.

Bilingual

Ffion Dafis: Syllu ar Walia

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Sunday 12:00 Angel Inn Ffion Dafis: Syllu ar Walia

Book Tickets: £5

Bydd y ddarlledwraig, a’r actores, Ffion Dafis yn darllen o’i llyfr Syllu ar Walia, ei chyfrol wych cyntaf a wnaeth argraff fawr yn 2017.

Chair: Gaynor Jones

Ffion Dafis reads from her imagined biography a collection of fact, fiction, musings and imagination.

Session in Welsh

 

Noson o adloniant yr Beirdd

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Saturday 20:30 Angel Inn

Noson o adloniant yr Beirdd – Aneirin Karadog, Emyr Lewis, Elinor Wyn Reynolds, Grug Muse yn Miriam Elin Jones

Book Ticket: £8

Welsh language poetry

Elinor Wyn Reynolds

Sesiwn yn Gymraeg

Peter Lord: John Lewis a Sir Gâr

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Saturday 28th 17:00 Horeb Chapel: Peter Lord: John Lewis a Sir Gâr

Book Ticket: £10

Session in Welsh / Sesiwn yn Gymraeg

Peter Lord yw prif hanesydd celf Cymru ac mae wedi cyhoeddi a darlledu’n helaeth ar ddiwylliant gweledol Cymru yn Gymraeg a Saesneg.

John Lewis oedd yr arlunydd cyntaf i gynnal bywoliaeth yng Nghymru ei hun. Roedd rhai o’i noddwyr cynnar yn y 1730au a 40au yn byw yn Sir Gâr a’r siroedd cyfagos. Roeddent yn ffyddlon iddo hyd at y 1760au pan roedd yn peintio tirluniau yn bennaf.

Treuliodd Lewis ran bwysig o’i yrfa yn Nulyn yn peintio portreadau a setiau theatr. Roedd yn un o gydnabod y dramodydd Thomas Sheridan.

 

Mae’r portread hyfryd o Elizabeth Gwynne o Daliaris, Llandeilo yn chwe blwydd oed yn un o’i bortreadau Cymreig cynharaf. Mae Peter Lord yn trafod gyrfa John Lewis a’i gysylltiad gyda Sir Gaerfyrddin.

Graddiodd Peter Lord yn y Celfyddydau Cain ym Mhrifysgol Reading yn 1970. Roedd yn gymrawd gwadd yng nghanolfan Celf Brydeinig yn Yale yn 1994, wedyn yn ymchwilydd yng nghanolfan Astudiaethau Cymreig a Cheltaidd Uwch o 1996-2003 ac, yn fwy diweddar, yn CREW, Prifysgol Abertawe.  Rhwng 1998 a 2003 cyhoeddodd dair cyfrol o ‘The Visual Culture of Wales’, sy’n cael eu hystyried y gwaith mwyaf awdurdodol ar y pwnc. Yn 2009 cyhoeddodd ‘The Meaning of Pictures: Images of Personal, Social and Political Identity’ ac yn 2013 hunangofiant, ‘Relationships with Pictures’. Cyhoeddwyd ei lyfr diweddaraf, The Tradition: a New History of Welsh Art 1400-1990, gan Parthian yn 2016.  Yn 2017 enillodd wobr Llyfr Ffeithiol y Flwyddyn yng Nghymru.

The Portrait of Elizabeth Gwynne of Taliaris –  John Lewis and the Carmarthenshire Connection

Peter Lord is Wales’ foremost art historian and has published and broadcast extensively on the visual culture of Wales in both Welsh and English.

John Lewis was the earliest painter to sustain a practice substantially in Wales itself. Many of his early patrons, for whom he painted portraits in the 1730s and 40s,  lived in Carmarthenshire and neighbouring counties. He retained their loyalty into the 1760s, by which time he was painting mainly landscapes.

Lewis also spent an important part of his career in Dublin, where he moved in the circle of the playwright Thomas Sheidan, painting portraits and theatre scenery.

The lovely portrait of Elizabeth Gwynne of Taliaris, Llandeilo, painted when she was about six year old, may be the earliest of his Welsh portraits. Taking this picture as a starting point, Peter Lord explores the career of John Lewis, and the Camarthenshire connection.

Peter Lord took a degree in Fine Art at Reading University in 1970. He was a visiting fellow at the Yale Center for British Art in 1994, then research fellow at the Centre for Advanced Welsh and Celtic Studies from 1996-2003 and, more recently, at CREW, Swansea University. He has published and broadcast extensively on the visual culture of Wales in both Welsh and English languages, and curated major exhibitions for national institutions. Between 1998 and 2003 he published the three volumes of The Visual Culture of Wales, which is regarded as the authoritative text on the subject. In 2009 he published The Meaning of Pictures: Images of Personal, Social and Political Identity and in 2013 an autobiography, Relationships with Pictures. His latest book, The Tradition: a New History of Welsh Art 1400-1990, was published by Parthian in 2016.  In 2017 it was Wales Non-fiction Book of the Year.

Peter Lord is particularly interested in the work of the Welsh artisan painters of the first half of the nineteenth century, and in the art of the Great Depression, between the two world wars. In a wider context he has written extensively on the theoretical issues that concern the history of art in nations regarded as marginal to the mainstream tradition.

Menna Elfyn: Cennad Cerddi

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Saturday 15: 30 Horeb Chapel : Menna Elfyn : Cennan Cerddimenna2015

Book Ticket: £8

Bydd Menna Elfyn yn darllen o’i chyfrol diweddaraf o farddoniaeth, Bondo ac yn cyflwyno darnau o’i llên gofiant, Cennad.

Chaired by Iola Wyn of Barddas

Wales ‘ most travelled and well known poets Menna Elfyn reads from her  last bilingual volume of poetry Bondo and from her life in poems which will be published this spring.

Un o feirdd mwyaf cyfarwydd Cymru ac un sydd wedi teithio y byd i gyflwyno’i gwaith. Bydd yn darllen o’i chyfrol dwyieithog diweddaraf o farddoniaeth,  Bondo a darnau o’i llengofiant a gyhoeddir gan Barddas yn y gwanwyn.

Bilingual session – & there will be a translator

Marlene Powell: Bilingual book reading for children

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Saturday 12:00 Igam Ogam
DD1 book tour 2017Marlene Powell: Bilingual book reading for children

CANCELLED DUE TO FAMILY ILLNESS

Dingledum Dragon – Bi-lingual story reading with Children’s author Marlene Powell Saturday 28th April at 12 at Igam-ogam

The author of the children’s book series Dingledum Dragon will be reading from her work. Ideal for children aged between 7 and 11.

Dingledum Dragon – Adroddir stori ddwyieithog i blant gan yr awdur Marlene Powell ar Ddydd Sadwrn 28ain Ebrill yn Igam-Ogam am 12.00yh

Bydd awdures y gyfres Dingledum Dragon yn darllen ei gwaith. Delfrydol I blant rhwng 7 ac 11 oed.

 

Darlith ar W Llywelyn Williams

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Dydd Iau 26ain Ebrill, 2.30yh yn y Llyfrgell Newydd

BOOK TICKETS: Free Event

Sesiwn yn Gymraeg – mynediad am ddim

W Llywelyn Williams, newyddiadurwr, bargyfreithwr, llenor a gwleidydd.

Dr Lyn Davies am y polymath o Lansadwrn

Ganed W Llywelyn Williams yn Brownhill, Llansadwrn. Cafodd ei addysgu yn Rhydychen lle bu yn aelod cynnar o Gymdeithas Dafydd ap Gwilym. Cafodd gyrfa dysglair fel newyddiadurwr, golygydd papur newydd, bar-gyfreithwr ac yn Aelod Seneddol Rhyddfrydol. Roedd yn aelod o Gymru Fydd ac wrth gwrs yn awdur y straeon poblogaidd i blant  Gwilym a Benni Bach

 

W Llywelyn Williams: A Welsh polymath – newspaper man, barrister, author and politician

Dr Lyn Davies recountd the fascinating story of one of rural Wales forgotten polymaths.

W Llywelyn Williams was born  in Llansadwrn in 1867 and graduated from Oxford, where he was one of the earliest members of Cymdeithas Dafydd ap Gwilym, an agent of Welsh cultural re-awakening. A member of the Cymru Fydd movement, a journalist, newspaper editor, barrister, Liberal MP and author of the well-loved children’s stories Gwilym a Benni Bach.

Session in Welsh – entrance free

 

Jon Gower on his book “Vigilant Imagination: Encounters with Jon Selway”

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Saturday 14:00 Fountain Fine Art Gallery
Jon Gower on his book “Vigilant Imagination: Encounters with Jon Selway”

Book Ticket: £8

GB. WALES. John Selway painter’s show opening at Llanharnam Grange Cwmbran. 2015

One of the most gifted artists of his generation, John Selway stayed mainly under the radar of the British art establishment. Now, for the first time, his work is considered in a new book, ‘Vigilant Imagination: Encounters with John Selway’

Chair: Catrin Beard

‘The Hunchback in the Park’ Credit: Newport Art Museum and Gallery

John Selway had it all going for him as a student at the Royal College of Art in the 1960s. He had early success with a major London gallery and mixed easily with fellow students such as David Hockney and Allen Jones, but whereas others in the student cohort looked to America to build their careers Selway chose to return home to his native Abertillery. Here, over many decades, he produced art of the highest standard, interrogating world events and myth-making at one and the same time, but all mainly under the radar of the British art establishment. Now, for the first time, his work is considered in a new book, ‘Vigilant Imagination: Encounters with John Selway’ in which the multi-award winning writer Jon Gower sets his work in context by talking to those who knew him or own his work as well as extensive interviews with the artist himself before he passed away in October 2017. The result is a book about both artistic integrity and exceptionalism, with a genuine painting talent beating at its heart.

Roedd John Selway yn un o arlunwyr mwyaf dawnus ei genhedlaeth, a chafodd lwyddiant cynnar fel myfyriwr yn y Coleg Celf Brenhinol yn y 1960au. Dangoswyd ei waith mewn oriel bwysig yn Llundain a chymysgodd yn rhwydd gyda chyd-fyfyrwyr fel David Hockney ac Allen Jones ond tra bod eraill yn ei flwyddyn wedi creu gyrfaoedd yn America dewisodd Selway fynd yn ôl i’w gartref yn  Abertyleri. Yma, dros sawl degawd, cynhyrchodd gelf o’r safon uchaf, yn cwestiynu digwyddiadau ar draws y byd a chreu chwedlau’r un pryd, ond heb yn wybod i’r sefydliad gelf Brydeinig. Nawr, am y tro cyntaf, rhoddir sylw i’w waith mewn llyfr newydd, “Vigilant Information: Encounters with John Selway”. Mae Jon Gower yn gosod ei waith yn ei gyd-destun gan holi’r rhai oedd ei adnabod neu sy’n berchen ar ei luniau yn ogystal â chyfweliadau gyda’r arlunydd ei hun cyn ei farwolaeth yn Hydref 2017. Y ffrwyth yw llyfr am gywirdeb artistig a’r eithriadol gyda gwir ddawn peintio wrth galon y gwaith.

Jon Gower is a Hay Festival International Fellow and a former BBC arts and media correspondent who has been making documentary programs for television and radio for 30 years. He is the author of several books, including An Island Called Smith and The Story of Wales, and is the recipient of a John Morgan Award.

 

How the West Was Won – Discussion

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How The West Was Won – Saturday 28th at 18:30 Horeb Chapel

Book Ticket: Free

Is West Wales inspiring – or stuck in the last century? What are ups and downs of running a creative enterprise in our beautiful region?

Sparky discussion and audience participation promised here with Jane of Galerie Simpson, Elin of Telesgop TV, ceramicist and novelist Kate. These will be chatting with Gaynor Jones, Ail Argraffiad and psychologist Philippa Davies in a bilingual, no holds barred session. And you can give your views, too…

Sut Gorchfygwyd Y Gorllewin

Ydy Gorllewin Cymru’n ysbrydoli – neu’n glwm wrth y ganrif ddiwethaf? Beth yw’r  manteision a’r anfanteision o redeg menter greadigol yn ein rhanbarth prydferth?

Disgwylir trafodaeth fywiog yn cynnwys y gynulleidfa pan fydd Jane o Galerie Simpson, Elin o Gwmni Deledu Telesgop, y seramegydd ac awdur Kate. Bydd y pedair sydd wedi torri cwysi newydd yn y maes creadigol yn sgwrsio gyda Gaynor Jones, perchennog Ail Argraffiad, a’r seicolegydd Philippa Davies mewn sesiwn ddwyieithog. Gallwch chi roi’ch barn hefyd….