Academi Hywel Teifi sponsors the Llais Stage at Tafwyl 2021

As Tafwyl celebrates its fifteenth anniversary this year, Academi Hywel Teifi was pleased to sponsorship the festival's Llais stage presenting a series of Welsh-medium virtual literary events for people of all ages during the festival week 9 – 16 May 2021.

Academi Hywel Teifi Director, Dr Gwenno Ffrancon, said: “Academi Hywel Teifi, Swansea University is delighted to be sponsoring the Tafwyl Llais stage again this year. We wish the festival a very happy birthday in its fifteenth year, and look forward to the range of discussions, talks, music and more. Tafwyl is a festival dedicated to promoting the Welsh language, and it is a privilege to have a stage at the festival to share the work and expertise of writers, scholars, alumni and distinguished friends of Swansea University."

The Voice platform was sponsored by Academi Hywel Teifi.

You can watch our sessions below


Celebrating Welsh language arts and culture

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The Actor and his Story, with Andrew Teilo and Professor Tudur Hallam

In The Actor and his Story, actor Andrew Teilo discusses with his tutor, Chaired Bard Tudur Hallam, his desire to become a writer and the way in which he compiled a collection of short stories to secure an MA in the Department of Welsh at Swansea University. Andrew Teilo discusses his creative journey into the world of short stories and introduce some new characters and stories.

Hanes Cymry with Dr Gwennan HIgham and Dr Simon Brooks

At the Hanes Cymry session, Dr Simon Brooks of Swansea University's School of Management presents his new book Hanes Cymry: Lleiafrifoedd Ethnig a’r Gwareiddiad Cymraeg (History of the Welsh: Ethnic Minorities and the Welsh Civilisation) published by the University of Wales Press in June 2021. Simon Brooks will discuss the history of the Welsh language as a multi-ethnic language from the days of Macsen Wledig to the present day looking at the history of Welsh Roma, Irish people in Wales, the multiculturalism of rural communities and racism against black people. He is interviewed by expert on minority languages, multiculturalism and citizenship, Dr Gwennan Higham of the Department of Welsh, Swansea University.