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ACTIVITIES

ON LOCATION

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Activities on location

After two years of staging a digital only festival, it's great to be able to invite schools once again to visit  heritage sites  to see live performances. 

All shows are free of charge, but in most cases, schools are expected to pay for travel costs to the locations. 

 

Schools may be eligible for financial help to cover travel costs from Arts Council Wales here.

Y MABINOGI 
Struts and Frets Theatre
in partnership with Cadw

Live show

In the beginning there was balance. Night followed Day, Summer and Winter would always come around. Then, one day, Rhiannon, bored of this never-ending cycle, chose to break it -spinning the whole world off balance and into chaos.

 

Follow the legends of Rhiannon, Blodeuwedd, and Pryderi through a time when magic coursed through the Welsh landscape, fantastical tales of giants filled the air, epic battles took place, and wizards cast their spells. 

 

Struts and Frets Theatre’s inventive and enchanting adaptation of the classic Welsh tale, The Mabinogion, will take you on an exhilarating journey with elaborate puppetry, immersive storytelling, and original music.

 

Y Mabinogi will be brought to life at 12 historic and inspiring CADW sites across Wales as part of the Children’s Festival of Welsh History in a celebration of Welsh heritage, identity, and language, perfect for children and families.

Suitable for ages 7 - 11

Dates September 12 - October 7

Mon 12/09/2022 TRETOWER COURT & CASTLE

March 13/09/2022 RAGLAN CASTLE (FULL)

Wednesday 14/09/2022 RAGLAN CASTLE (FULL)

Thursday 15/09/2022 LAUGHARNE CASTLE

Friday 15/09/2022 LAUGHARNE CASTLE

Mon 19/09/2022 KIDWELLY CASTLE (FULL)

March 20/09/2022 NEATH ABBEY

Wednesday 21/09/2022 NEATH ABBEY

Thursday 22/09/2022 ST. DAVID'S BISHOPS PALACE

Friday 23/09/2022 ST. DAVID'S BISHOPS PALACE

Monday 26/09/2022 DENBIGH CASTLE

March 27/09/2022 CONWY CASTLE

Wednesday 28/09/2022 CONWY CASTLE

Thursday 29/09/2022 RHUDDLAN CASTLE (book your space here)

Friday 30/09/2022 RHUDDLAN CASTLE

Mon 03/10/2022 BEAUMARIS CASTLE

Tuesday 4/10/22 Caernarfon Castle

Wednesday 5/10/22 Caernarfon Castle

Thursday 6/10/2022 HARLECH CASTLE (book your space here)

Friday 07/10/2022 HARLECH CASTLE

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HEDD WYN
by Anni Llŷn

Live show

Over a hundred years since the death and Eisteddfod achievement of chief poet Hedd Wyn, this is an opportunity for the children of Wales to learn about his sad, but inspiring, story. This interactive, one man play, with actor Sion Emyr, will be performed at the poets' home in Trawsfynydd, Yr Ysgwrn.

 

Suitable for ages 7 - 11

(£5 entry to Yr Ysgwrn per child)

Dates: September 12, 13, 14, 15, 16

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St CADFAN
by Manon Steffan Ros

Live show

What is a Saint? What is a Pilgrimage ?  Who was St Cadfan? 

In a brand new In Character show, St Cadfan  (Llion Williams) will take the children on a pilgrimage from Tywyn to Bardsey island - where, as legend says, 20,000 saints have been buried. A fun filled show, on tour from Tywyn to Bardsey, calling at some ancient churches along the way. 

This show is in Welsh only. 

St Cadfan’s Church, Tywyn - September 15th
St Pedrog’s Church, Llanbedrog - September  16th
St Cyngar’s Church, Borth y Gest - September 21st
St Mary’s Church, Betws y Coed - September  22nd
St Cyngar’s Church, Llangefni - September 27 and 28
St Deiniol’s Cathedral, Bangor - October 3 and 5
Ynys Enlli - TBC 

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BETTY CAMPBELL - A JOURNEY THROUGH BUTETOWN 
by Nia Morais

Live show

During Black History month, join us for a one woman interactive show, with actress Kimberley Abodunrin, where children will be given the opportunity to learn about the inspirational Betty Campbell - the first black female Head Teacher in Wales, and one who was acknowledged across the world for her work on equality. 

Suitable for ages 7 - 11

Location - Y Drwm Theatre, National Library Wales

Dates - October 10, 11, 12, 13

Location - St Mary's Church, Butetown, Cardiff

October 17

October 18 (Full)

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10 STORIES FROM WELSH HISTORY
(That Everyone Should Know)

Based on the book by Ifan Morgan Jones

Live workshop

Join us to sort out the history of Wales; stories of oppression and freedom, adventures and rebellion, tragedy and celebration. The session is based on 10 Stories of Welsh History (that Everyone Should Know), a book aimed at educating the children of Wales about their nation's history. During the workshop, pupils will have the opportunity to familiarise themselves with important characters and events that have shaped our country. From Gwenllian to Dic Penderyn, or from Barti Ddu to Aberfan, join us as we look back at history and dream of tomorrow.

October 3 - Ammanford Library (FULL)
October  4 - Carmarthen Library (FULL)

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BOOKING FORM

 

We will be in touch soon!

CONTACT
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Monday 12th September - Friday 21st October

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