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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
Not long to go now to the festival:
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
“Ymunwch â Nick Brunger am daith drwy hen Landeilo gyda straeon am hanes y dref. Cyfarfod ym mynwent eglwys Teilo Sant.”
Llandeilo Book Fair
The Book Fair will be held between 11am and 4pm Sat 28 and Sun 29 April at the Llandeilo Civic Hall on Crescent Road.
With over 30 local authors showing off their work it’s a good job that food and drinks will be provided by Llandeilo’s very popular cafe / breakfast venue The Hangout.
The Hangout are special with their mixture of traditional and innovative food and their a “seed to plate” approach, meaning any elements they can make, bake, cook or create in house they will aim to do so using the best locally sourced ingredients.
Cynhelir y ffair Lyfrau rhwng 11.00yb a 4.00yh ar Ddydd
Sadwrn 28ain a Dydd Sul 29ain Ebrill yn y Neuadd Ddinesig pan fydd dros 30 o
awduron yn dangos eu gwaith. Darperir bwyd a diod gan gaffi poblogaidd, The
Mynnwch seibiant bach o’r holl ddigwyddiadau i eistedd
lawr, ymlacio a phori gwaith rhai awduron cyfarwydd a rhai bydd yn ymuno â ni
am y tro cyntaf. Bydd rhywbeth at ddant pawb.
Stop for a little break from the literary events to sit down, relax and browse the works of some familiar authors and some who will be joining us for the very first time. With the amount of authors present there is something for everyone.
On the Saturday, April 29th, the authors present on Saturday are:
GB Williams, Sam Smith, Jan Newton, Alan Goodwin, Anne Signol, William Scott Artus, Carol Lovekin, Dafydd Wyn, Cheryl Rees-Price, James Morgan Jones, Wendy Holborow, Nicola Beechsquirrel, Colin Parsons, Will Macmillan Jones, Jean Gill, Graham Watkins, Mary Powles, Lisa Shambrook, Judith Arnopp, Greg Howes, JK Samuels, Sarada and John Thompson, and Kate Glanville.
On top of this, we have tables from Cambria Publishing, Planet, CISP Multimedia, Cyfoes, Thunderpoint Publishing,
On Sunday additional authors are Thorne Moore, Judith Barrow, Christoph Fischer, Hilary Shepherd, Peter Barker
For updates on the Book Fair follow
The address is Crescent Rd, Llandeilo SA19 6HW
Approaching Llandeilo from the bridge end proceed through the town to the C.K.’s cross roads and turn right – the hall is about 200 yards down on the left hand side.
From the A40 roundabout end, proceed through the town to the C.K’s crossroads and turn left, the hall is 200 yards down on the left.
You can support the festivalvia https://www.gofundme.com/hwyl-llandeilo-litfest
Contact: E-mail: LlandeiloLitfest@mail.comFollow us on Twitter: @LlandeiloLitfesthttps://www.instagram.com/llandeilolitfest/
Bydd Ffair Lyfrau Llandeilo yn rhan o Hwyl Llên Llandeilo , 26-29ain Ebrill 2018
Cynhelir y Ffair Lyfrau rhwng:
11yb a 4yp, dydd Sadwrn a Sul , 28-29ain Ebrillyn y Neuaddd Ddinesig, Heol y Cilgaint, Llandeilo
Am y newyddion diweddaraf
Gellir cefnogi yr Ŵyl drwy gyfrannu: https://www.gofundme.com/hwyl-llandeilo-litfest
Bank details for donations:
Llandeilo Lit Fest NatWest
Account No:75553198 Sort Code 53-7031
In 1966 a coal slag heap collapsed on a school in south Wales, killing 144 people, most of them children. Poet Owen Sheers has given voice to those who still live in Aberfan, the pit village in which tragedy struck, and uses their collective memories to create a striking work of poetic power.
This is a portrait not just of what happened, but also of what was lost. What was Aberfan like in 1966? What were the interests of the people, the social life, the sporting obsessions, the bands of the day? What was the deeper history of the place? Why had it become the mining village it was, and what had it been before the discovery of coal under its soil? Perhaps most significantly: what is Aberfan like today?
The Green Hollow is a historical story with a deeply urgent contemporary resonance; a story of what can happen when a community is run by a corporation. It is also a story known along generational rather than geographic borders. Based on the BBC One production, The Green Hollow is a beautifully rendered picture of a time and place – and a life-altering event whose effects are irrevocable.
The Green Hollow: an extraordinary memorial to the 1966 Aberfan disaster. The BBC commissioned Sheers to write a film-poem, including performances by Michael Sheen, Jonathan Pryce, and Sian Phillips, to mark the 50th anniversary of the disaster in 2016.
Faber and Faber are now bringing the powerful and hugely moving film-poem into print in a beautiful hardback edition of The Green Hollow released this April.
The Green Hollow is a historical story with a deeply urgent contemporary resonance; a story of what can happen when a community is run by a corporation. It is also a story known along generational rather than geographic borders.
Based on the BBC One production, The Green Hollow is a beautifully rendered picture of a time and place – and a life-altering event whose effects are irrevocable.
Sunday 14:00 Angel Inn ADVENTURES IN THE BOOK TRADE
Jeff Towns on being an itinerant Bookseller
An illustrated ramble through the History of Dylans Bookstore from its inauspicious small beginnings in 1970 at 75 High Street Swansea ( rent 10 shillings a week) through years of itinerant bookselling at Book Fairs in London and all around the Uk and then on to Canada, USA, Malta and Amsterdam . With references to famous and infamous customers – Mick Jagger, President Jimmy Carter. Mandy Rice Davies, Sir Peter Blake, Ian McKellen, Oliver Sacks et al . Ending with the reincarnation as a proper itinerant outfit with the establishment of Dylans Mobile Bookstore. Along the way Jeff Towns has edited and written a few books mainly relating to Dylan Thomas – which earned him the nick name “That Dylan Guy”
Dydd Sul 14.00 Gwesty’r Angel ANTURIAETHAU YN Y BUSNES LLYFRAU
Jeff Towns yn siarad am ei brofiad fel gwerthwr llyfrau teithiol.
Mae Jeff Towns yn un o arbenigwyr mwya’r byd ar Dylan Thomas. Mae’n gwerthu hen lyfrau ac yn byw yn nhref y bardd sef Abertawe. Yn wreiddiol roedd Jeff yn adnabyddus fel ‘Jeff y Llyfrau’, bellach fe’i hadweinir fel ‘Y Bachan Dylan Thomas’.
Jeff Towns is one of the world’s leading Dylan Thomas experts. An antiquarian bookdealer by trade, based in the poet’s home-town of Swansea, Jeff was originally known, both locally & globally, as ‘Jeff the Books’. He is now known simply, affectionately and professionally as ‘The Dylan Thomas Guy’.