Thursday, 9 March 2017 - 10:00am to Sunday, 12 March 2017 - 4:00pm
£35 festival pass
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Gŵyl Chwedleua Aberystwyth Storytelling Festival

Aberystwyth Storytelling Festival returns with a weekend of tales, films, exhibitions, talks, and music inspired by Y Mabinogi Project 2015; featuring Dreaming the Night Field, with Michael Harvey, Lynne Denman and Stacey Blythe; Cath Little tells Enid and Geraint; Guto Dafis entertains with the tale of Manawydan; Jez Danks and Dafydd Davies Hughes speak with two tongues; Phil Okwedy and Mikey Price present the Dance of the Stick-Fighting Warriors; Gwilym Morus weaves new cloth from old thread; Fiona Collins and Sian Parry follow the Dream of Macsen Wledig; Tamar Williams tells The Girl Who Came In From The Sea; Bethan Mascarenhas delves into dark tales from Wales; a special gathering of the Young Storytellers of Wales; Maria Hayes will be drawing live; an exhibition of illustrators’ art inspired by contemporary themes in the old tales; linguistic art and wordplay with Naomi Heath; a free showing of ‘Eldra,’ an evocative film about the North Welsh Gypsies; a day-long symposium of talks and films blending academia and creativity; two new History Press book launches; and in the unlikely event that it rains old women with sticks, there will be conversation, cake and coffee in the cafe! Please Note:  Adverse Camber Productions' Dreaming The Night Field on Saturday 11 March is included in the Storytelling Festival pass.  Please contact the ticket office to get allocated seating 01970 62 32 32.Canolfan y Celfyddydau Aberystwyth Arts Centre, Mawrth March 9-12, 2017Tocynnau Tickets, £35. Ffôn Phone 01970 623232http://www.aberystwythartscentre.co.uk/festivals/storytelling-festival-pass 

THURSDAY 9TH MARCH Medina, 12 Market St, Aberystwyth, SY23 1DL, supported by Llyfrau Ystwyth Books 6.00pm Book Launch Peter Stevenson; Welsh Folk Tales Cath Little; Glamorgan Folk Tales; illustrated by Peter StevensonTo celebrate two new books from the History Press.Music from Owen Shiers and othersFRIDAY 10TH MARCH MAWRTHCanolfan y Celfyddydau Aberystwyth Arts Centre, Aberystwyth Arts Centre, Cinema; 10.00am till 4.00pm; SymposiumEdrych yn ôl tuag at yfory. Looking back towards tomorrow.10,10pm Jacob Whittaker; Blodeuwedd10.20am Fiona Collins; The Owl Service10.40am Simon Rodway; The Four Branches of the Mabinogi as 'Celtic Mythology' 11.00am Tea break 11.20pm Maria Hayes; Demonstrating the Story11.40pm Erin Kavanagh; Layers in the Landscape12.00midday Layers in the Landscape - film12.20pm Lunch Break1.10pm Mary-Ann Constantine; Curious Travellers1.30pm Michael Freeman; Unwrapping the Gelert stories1.50pm Shan Morgain; Mabinogi Enchantment and Politics2.10pm Tea break2.30pm Paula Crutchlow and Michael Harvey; Dreaming the Night Field2.50pm Gwilym Morus; The Fifth Branch3.10pm Ceri Owen-Jones; Blodau'r Draen / The Talking Tree (film)3.40pm Tea and Cake break Cinema;4..00pm till 5.30pm, Film; 'Eldra' (Story of the Welsh Gypsies) Thanks to Valley Stream Media. Free event. 5.30m Dinner breakOriel 2 (top floor) 6.00pm Deuair; Elsa Bavies and Ceri Owen-Jones6.30pm – 6.45pm Naomi HeathPerformance Studio or Oriel 26.45pm -7.30pm Peter Stevenson and Ailsa Mair Hughes; Crossing the Boundary Performance Studio; 8.00pm Jez Danks and Dafydd Davies Hughes; Dau DafodAberystwyth Arts Centre, Bar9.30/10.00pm (approx) Informal story and music session and conversation, Open to allDYDD SADWRN SATURDAY 11TH MARCH MAWRTHCanolfan y Celfyddydau Aberystwyth Arts CentrePerformance Studio10.00am Guto Dafis; Manawydan and the Enchantment on the Land of Dyfed11.30am Bethan Mascarenhas; Of Light and Dark' Two Cultures Collide12.30pm Lunch BreakOriel 212.45-1.30pm Ailsa Mair Hughes and Sianed JonesPerformance Studio1.30pm Storiwr Ifanc Cymru /Young Storytellers of Wales; gyda Iris Skipworth (Young Storyteller of the Year), Gwenllian Thomas (Young Storyteller of Wales), Jacob Williams, Chloe Perrin, Sian Parry. 3.00pm Phil Okwedy and Mikey Price; Surnames, Stockings & Stickfighting Warriors 4.30pm Tamar Williams; The Girl Who Came In From The Sea/Y Fenyw Ddaeth i Fewn o'r Mor, 5.30pm Dinner breakOriel 2 or Performance Studio6.00pm -6.45pm Three Legg'd Mare 6.45pm – 7.00pm Naomi HeathTheatre 7.30pm Dreaming the Night Field; with Michael Harvey, Lynne Denman and Stacey Blythe. Collaboration between Adverse Camber and Aberystwyth Arts Centre. Note, the festival pass entitles you to admittance, and individual tickets are availablehttp://www.aberystwythartscentre.co.uk/talks-spoken-word/dreaming-night-...Performance Studio9.30/10.00pm (approx) Onwards. Informal story and music sessionDYDD SUL SUNDAY 12TH MARCH MAWRTHAberystwyth Prom (providing it's not raining old women with sticks) 10.00am – 11am; Storywalk, an amble round Aber with the local storytellers and musiciansCanolfan y Celfyddydau Aberystwyth Arts Centre Performance Studio12.30pm Cath Little; Enid and Geraint2.00pm Fiona Collins & Sian Parry;Following the Dream Path; Dream of Macsen Wledig 3.00pm Gwilym Morus; New Cloth from Old Thread4.00pm The Last Sessions, in the Cafe, Oriel 2 and Performance Studio

All weekendMaria Hayes will be drawing live all weekend and projecting her work during most shows, there will be art performances by Naomi Heath, Oriel 2 Gallery (Top floor)Ionawr January 21 – Mawrth March 17Arddangosfa Exhibition; Pumed Gainc A Fifth BranchLizzie Spikes, Maria Hayes, Michael Roberts, Patricia Moffett, Patti Keane, Peter Stevenson, Ruth Jen Evans, Sarah Byfield, Saoirse Morgan, Sian Bowman, TeresaDavies, Tereska Shepherd, Valeriane Leblond, Veronika Derkova. The Eye (Ground Floor by main entrance)Ionawr January – Mawrth MarchFolklore films of Jacob Whittaker and Peter Stevenson; Plant Rhys Ddwfn; RhysynTangeulan; The Talking Tree; Remember Tomorrow; You can't go to Annwn but you can go to Gŵyr; From Bard to Verse