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Tim Hartley on “Kicking off in North Korea”

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Tim Hartley on “Kicking off in North Korea” – Saturday 28th of April 13:00 – Mark Waghorn Designs “Reading Room”‘

Book Ticket: £8

Actor and writer Geraint Lewis in conversation with the author Tim Hartley.
This is a book for anyone who has an interest not just in football and travel, but in people. In it we find contemporary history and reportage. Football fans will recognise the wider context of the beautiful game and seasoned travellers will smirk as they recognise themselves in awkward, alien situations.

Tim Hartley ar “Kicking off in North Korea”

Dyma lyfr i rai sydd â diddordeb, nid yn unig ym mhêl droed a theithio, ond ym mhobl. Ynddo cawn hanes cyfoes ac adroddiadau. Bydd dilynwyr pêl droed yn adnabod cyd-destun ehangach y gêm brydferth a bydd teithwyr profiadol yn crechwenu wrth iddynt adnabod eu hunain mewn sefyllfaoedd lletchwith, anghyfarwydd. 

 

Originally from Tregaron, Ceredigion, actor and writer Geraint Lewis has been writing professionally since 1984 for television, radio and theatre. 

His most recent theatre piece was performed in the Tafwyl Festival 2014, namely ‘Perci/Parciau’ (Dirty Protest).

His second novel, Daw Eto Haul (Carreg Gwalch), was long listed for the Academi Welsh Book of the Year in 2004. Since 1981 he has also acted professionally in numerous productions, including the part of DS Carwyn Phillips in the detective series Heliwr/A Mind to Kill and appearing in ‘Y Gwyll/Hinterland’, ‘Rownd a Rownd’, ‘Under Milk Wood’, ‘Gwaith/Cartref’

 

Yn wreiddiol o Dregaron, Ceredigion, mae’r actor ac awdur Geraint Lewis wedi bod yn ysgrifennu’n broffesiynol i’r teledu, radio a theatr ers 1984.

Perfformiwyd ei waith diweddaraf yng ngŵyl Tafwyl yn 2014, sef ‘Perci/Parciau’ (Dirty Protest).

Rhoddwyd ei ail nofel, Daw Eto Haul (Carreg Gwalch) ar restr hir am wobr Lyfr y Flwyddyn yr Academi yn 2004. Ers 1981 mae wedi actio’n broffesiynol mewn nifer o gynyrchiadau gan gynnwys rhan DS Carwyn Phillips yn y gyfres dditectif “Heliwr/ A Mind to Kill” ac ymddangosodd yn “Y Gwyll/ Hinterland”, “Rownd a Rownd”, “Dan y Wenallt” a “Gwaith Cartref”.

 

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“Crime and history” with Thorne Moore

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Saturday 28th – 16:00 Fountain Fine Art Gallery “Crime and history” with Thorne Moore 

Book Ticket: £5

Way back in history, before New Scotland Yard, before DNA, before the Human Rights Act, who made the laws, who did the detection, who caught the criminals and how do crime writers deal with all this?

Thorne Moore is an author of psychological and historical crime novels, and in her latest, Long Shadows, she follows three crimes in three centuries from the Middle Ages to Victorian times, all in the same Pembrokeshire property.

Trosedd a hanes

Ymhell yn ôl, cyn sefydlu New Scotland Yard, cyn i DNA gael ei ddarganfod cyn Deddf Hawliau Dynol, pwy oedd yn creu deddfau, pwy oedd yn archwilio troseddau, pwy oedd yn dal y troseddwyr a sut mae awduron nofelau ditectif yn trafod hyn i gyd?

Mae Thorne Moore yn awdur nofelau ditectif seicolegol a hanesyddol ac yn ei llyfr diweddaraf, “Long Shadows” mae hi’n olrhain tri throsedd mewn tair canrif wahanol o’r canol oesoedd i oes Fictoria a ddigwyddodd yn yr un tŷ yn Sir Benfro.

Lyn Ebenzer yn trafod cymeriadau Meini Llafar gyda Elinor Jones

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Saturday 28th April 12:30 Horeb Chapel 

Lyn Ebenzer yn trafod cymeriadau Meini Llafar gyda Elinor Jones

Book Ticket: £5

Cyfrol o atgofion bro mebyd gan un o newyddiadurwyr ac awduron mwyaf toreithiog Cymru, Lyn Ebenezer. Portread cynnes a chrefftus o gymeriadau Pontrhydfendigaid ei blentyndod, ynghyd a’i bryddest i’w Wncwl Dai, a laddwyd yn y Rhyfel Mawr, pryddest a ddaeth yn agos at gipio’r goron yn Eisteddfod Genedlaethol Ynys Mon, 2017. Sesiwn yn Gymraeg

Lyn Ebenezer discussing his latest book with Elinor Jones.  One of Wales most prolific authors, his latest book, Meini Llafar recounts the vanished characters of his square mile.

Lyn Ebenezer lives in Pontrhydfendigaid and is one of Wales most entertaining and longest serving journalists. Based in Ceredigion he  has covered stories ranging from exploits at the National Eisteddfod to the biggest LSD bust in British history, Operation Julie.

Session in Welsh 

 

Dysfunctional Families in Contemporary Fiction

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Dysfunctional Families in Contemporary Fiction – Saturday 28th April – 12:30 Fountain Fine Art Gallery 

Sara Gethin, author of ‘Not Thomas’, discusses creating the implosive fictional families at the centre of her debut novel, what comes first, character or plot and working with the Welsh women’s publisher, Honno Press.

Sara Gethin is the pen name of Llanelli writer Wendy White. Her debut novel ‘Not Thomas’, written in the voice of a neglected five-year-old child, was shortlisted for the Guardian’s Not the Booker Prize in 2017. She has also written four children’s books as Wendy White, the first of which – ‘Welsh Cakes and Custard’– won the Tir nan-Og Award in 2014.

‘Not Thomas’, the debut novel by Sara Gethin, is a story of child neglect, love and hope told in the voice of five-year-old Tomos 

Shortlisted for The Guardian’s Not the Booker Prize 2017

“Heart-wrenching, captivating and beautiful…a poignant portrayal of a hostile world depicted through the eyes of a child.” Caroline Busher, Irish Times bestselling author

Sara Gethin aka Wendy White

NotThomas final front only smTeuluoedd camweithredol yn ffuglen gyfoes
Dydd Sadwrn 28ain Ebrill-12.30 Oriel y Ffynnon.
Mae Sara Gethin, awdur ‘Not Thomas’ yn trafod y teuluoedd yng nghanol ei nofel a’r hyn sy’n dod gyntaf o’r cymeriad neu’r plot.

 

 

 

 

Catrin Dafydd – Dychmygu y Dyfodol, ysgrifennu Gwales

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Saturday 28th April  11:00 Fountain Fine Art Gallery

BOOK TICKETS: £5

Catrin Dafydd – Dychmygu y Dyfodol, ysgrifennu Gwales

Session in Welsh – Sesiwn yn Gymraeg 

Catrin Dafydd yn trafod ysgrifennu am Gymru yn ei nofel phoblogaidd Gwales gyda’r bardd a golygydd y Stamp, Miriam Elin Jones. Sut mae mynd ati i ddychmygu dyfodol dystopaidd estron i genedl a chymdeithas mor gyfarwydd?

Mae Brynach Yang am orffen popeth. Ond beth fydd yn digwydd i Gymru wedyn? Mae ymgyrch Gwales ar fin dechrau ar siwrne gythryblus… a Brynach sy’n arwain y chwyldro…

Dyma nofel gyffrous a deallus, am Gymru yn 2056 gan awdures unigryw a phrofiadol. Daw Catrin o Waelod y Garth ac mae’n awdures llawn amser ac wedi ysgrifennu nofelau ar gyfer pobl ifanc ac oedolion yn Gymraeg a Saesneg.

Catrin Dafydd discusses her novel, Gwales with Miriam Elin Jones, poet and editor of the newest Welsh language literary magazine on the block, Y Stamp. How does an author imagine an unfamiliar and dystopian future for a familiar society?

Brynach Yang wants to finish everything. And he’s going to do it. But what will happen to Wales then? The Gwales campaign is about to start and Brynach needs to leads a revolution … This is an exciting and intelligent novel about a dystopian Wales in 2056 by an unique and experienced authors. Catrin comes from Gwaelod y Garth and she is a full time author for young people and adults in both Welsh and English.

Suffragettes – a talk by Judith Barrow

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Suffragettes – a talk by Judith Barrow  – Sunday 29th April 14:00 Fountain Fine Art Gallery

Book Tickets: £5

In her talk Judith Barrow covers the struggles that women had to endure to achieve full equality regarding suffrage; the right to vote. And she explains how the 1918 Representation of the People Act seemed a major victory for the suffragist movement, but why there were women who still saw the act as a betrayal.
Includes readings from her novel “A Tiny Hundred Threads”

Suffragettes – araith gan Judith Barrow

Disgrifiad byr

Yn ei haraith bydd Judith Barrow yn trafod y brwydrau bu’n rhaid i ferched eu goddef er mwyn ennill yr hawl i bleidleisio. Bydd hi’n egluro sut y gwelwyd Deddf Cynrychiolaeth y Bobl yn 1918 yn fuddugoliaeth enfawr i etholfreintiaeth ond paham roedd menywod yn ystyried y ddeddf yn frad.

 

Further Description

The move for women to have the vote really started in 1897 when Millicent Fawcett founded the National Union of Women’s Suffrage.  She believed in peaceful protest.

However, Fawcett’s progress was very slow and in 1903 the Women’s Social and Political Union was founded by Emmeline Pankhurst and her daughters Christabel and Sylvia. They wanted women to have the right to vote and they were not prepared to wait. The Union became better known as the Suffragettes. Members of the Suffragettes were prepared to use violence to get what they wanted and were quite happy to go to prison.

From 1909 the women, demanding the status of political prisoners, began to refuse food. The government’s response was to forcibly feed them but became concerned that the women might die in prison; thus giving the movement martyrs. But then Asquith responded with the Cat and Mouse Act. This allowed the Suffragettes to go on a hunger strike but when very weak they were released from prison. If they died out of prison, this was of no embarrassment to the government. And, because of the state of their health, the women were unable to take part in the struggles. However, as soon as they regained their strength, they were re-arrested for the most trivial of reason and the whole process started again. This, from the government’s point of view, was a very simple but effective weapon against the Suffragettes.

But then Britain and Europe was plunged into World War One in August 1914 and, in a display of patriotism, Emmeline Pankhurst instructed the Suffragettes to stop their campaign of violence and support in every way the government and its war effort.

The work done by women in the First World War was to be vital for Britain’s war effort. It was this that many believe, was the turning point and the 1918 Representation of the People Act seemed a major victory for the suffragist movements.

But this wasn’t the whole truth and many saw the act as a betrayal; it still classed them as second-class citizens to men. The 1918 Representation of the People Act gave all men over the age of 21 the right to vote (and aged 19 if the men had been on active service in the armed forces – an important point to note!)

Women only achieved full equality regarding suffrage in 1928.

Dame Millicent Fawcett is to be the first woman to be honoured with a statue in Parliament Square.  The equal rights campaigner, who dedicated her life to getting the women’s vote, will stand alongside Sir Winston Churchill and Nelson Mandela. Theresa May has said Dame Millicent “continues to inspire the battle against the injustices of today. It is right and proper that she is honoured in Parliament Square alongside former leaders who changed our country. Her statue will stand as a reminder of how politics only has value if it works for everyone in society.”

Aled Sam a Myfyrdodau Canol Oed a 100 lle cyn Brexit:

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Sunday April 29th 13:00  MIMOSA Art Gallery 

Aled Sam a Myfyrdodau Canol Oed a 100 lle cyn Brexit

Book Tickets: £8

Aled Sam yn darllen darnau o’i lyfrau diweddaraf, gyda’i dafod yn sownd yn ei foch wrth gwrs. Cewch tipyn o donic wrth glywed am ei fywyd beunyddiol, troion trwstan a lle I fynd cyn inni orfod llosgi ein pasports coch! Dyma gasgliad o ryfeddodau Ewrop – llefydd, profiadau, blasau hyd yn oed – oll yn deilwng i’w profi cyn bod teithio yn Ewrop yn mynd yn anoddach.

Mae Aled Sam yn wyneb a llais cyfarwydd ers blynyddoedd, yn cyflwyno rhaglenni i Radio Cymru a S4C. Mae’n cyfrannu colofn wythnosol i’r cylchgrawn Golwg.

Sesiwn yn Gymraeg

Aled Sam is a long-time resident of Llandeilo and has broadcasted programmes on Radio Cymru and S4C. This is a reading of his two latest volumes, voicing the humorous trials of a middle age man and shining a light on a 100 European destinations worth visiting before Brexit.

Session in Welsh