Cadw Starts New Chapter by Celebrating National Storytelling Week

Wednesday 23 January 2013

Fact, fiction, fable or folk tale? Cadw is starting a new chapter in 2013 by celebrating Welsh literature and poetry as part of the annual National Storytelling Week

Cadw starts new chapter by celebrating National Storytelling Week

Cadw starts new chapter by celebrating National Storytelling Week

Fact, fiction, fable or folk tale? Cadw is starting a new chapter in 2013 by celebrating Welsh literature and poetry as part of the annual National Storytelling Week.

Storytellers will be recounting legends, myths and tales at 15 historical monuments cared for by Cadw, the Welsh Government’s historic environment service, including Beaumaris, Caernarfon, Conwy and Criccieth Castles Denbigh Castle Blaenavon Ironworks, Tretower Court, Caerphilly Castle and Castell Coch, Chepstow Castle, Caerleon Roman Fortress, Raglan Castle and Tintern Abbey, Kidwelly Castle and St Davids Bishop’s Palace.

The events will be held on Sunday 27 January 2013 from 11am – 4pm at each site.

Storytellers from across Wales and beyond with a passion for Welsh culture and the ancient art of storytelling will be reciting the exciting tales of each monument. From adventure to romance, each story will convey tales about Wales and its rich history, with some based on renowned sources such as the Mabinogion.

The stories are suitable for all ages, with each tale lasting approximately 30 minutes, and told by well known storytellers including Gwdihw (Beaumaris), Mair Tomos Ifans (Caernarfon), Fiona Collins (Conwy) and Ifor ap Glyn (Criccieth).The stories will be told by Ruth Moore Williams at Denbigh, Cath Little (Blaenavon), Dylan Adams (Tretower), Guto Dafis (Caerphilly) and David Ambrose (Castell Coch). Christine Cooper (Chepstow), Daniel Morden (Caerleon), June Peters (Raglan) and Richard Berry (Tintern) Nigel Little (Kidwelly) and Christine Willison (St Davids).

Lucy O’Donnell, Cadw’s Assistant Director, Public Engagement and Governance said: ‘We’re inviting visitors and the local community to join us during National Storytelling Week this year to celebrate Welsh culture and heritage from some of our amazing heritage assets.

'Listening to tales told by expert storytellers is an excellent way to banish the January blues and enjoy a day out with the family.’

Normal admission for entry to the sites will apply.

For any further information please contact Ffion Reynolds, Public Engagement and Welsh Language Manager on 01443 336009 or email ffion.reynolds@wales.gsi.gov.uk Visit www.cadw.wales.gov.uk  find Cadw on Facebook or follow @CadwWales on Twitter for more news.