Festival of Hope 2 / 19 February 2021

Plethu/ Weave and Bàrd, File, Bardd

Poetry readings

Festival of Hope 2

Plethu / Weave

In partnership with National Dance Company Wales, poets and dance artists have been commissioned to create new poetry and dance films, the eight short cross-artform works are listed below and can be seen on the AM website:

- Ust by National Poet of Wales, Ifor ap Glyn and dancer Faye Tan

- Hirddydd by Mererid Hopwood and Tim Voleman

- Triptych Part 1 by Marvin Thompson and Ed Myhill

- Ble mae Bilaadi? By Hanan Issa and Aisha Naamani

- Cyswllt / Datgyswllt by Elan Grug Muse and Shakeera Ahmun

- O’r Lludw by Aneirin Karadog and Joe Powell-Main

- Swyn-gân by clare e. potter and Jo Shapland

Bàrd, File, Bardd

A project which brings together poets from Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland to share and explore the links and dynamics of the Welsh, Irish and Scottish Gaelic languages. The three literary and arts organisations, Cultúrlann McAdam Ó Fiaich, Scottish Poetry Library and Literature Wales commissioned National Poet of Wales Ifor ap Glyn, Dublin City University Writer in Residence and Ambassador for Áras na Scríbhneoirí Ciara Ní É, and the writer, broadcaster and lecturer at University of St Andrews Pàdraig Mac Aoidh to work on the project.


Literature Wales

Literature Wales is the national company for the development of literature in Wales. Our vision is a Wales where literature empowers, improves and brightens lives. 

The National Poet of Wales is a cultural ambassador role which honours some of the most innovative and highly regarded writers. The National Poet represents the best writing from Wales on the national and international stage, leading campaigns within Wales and appearing at events and festivals worldwide to raise the profile of writing and writers from Wales. The National Poet of Wales initiative is delivered by Literature Wales.

Ifor ap Glyn was born and bred in London to Welsh parents. He is a multi-award-winning poet, presenter, director and producer. A prolific writer, Ifor has twice won the Crown at the National Eisteddfod – one of the festival’s most prestigious prizes. Ifor has represented Welsh poetry around the world in both the Welsh and English language, most recently in Cameroon, Lithuania, China, Belgium, Germany, and Ireland.