Tafwyl 2021

Welsh-medium virtual literary events during the festival week 9 – 16th May

Tafwyl letters in the grounds of Cardiff Castle

Academi Hywel Teifi sponsors the Llais Stage at Tafwyl 2021

As Tafwyl celebrates its fifteenth anniversary this year, Academi Hywel Teifi is pleased to announce its sponsorship of 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.

Among the events organised by Academi Hywel Teifi at Tafwyl 2021 is The Actor and his Story where actor Andrew Teilo will discuss 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 will discuss his creative journey into the world of short stories and introduce some new characters and stories at 7.30pm on Thursday, 13th of May.

At the Hanes Cymry session, Dr Simon Brooks of Swansea University's School of Management will present 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. 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. The session will be aired at 3.15pm on Saturday, 15th of May.

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 is sponsored by Academi Hywel Teifi, see Voice 2021 sessions here.

Visit the Tafwyl 2021 website for the full programme.

Celebrating Welsh language arts and culture

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