A wild dance through Welsh tales of ways through water to the wondrous world beyond the world, the deep place.
Magic and medicine thrive and the potent forces of ancient wisdom emerge bringing strange and marvellous gifts.
Welsh folktales and mythology for ages 10 and over.
Thursday 1st - Sunday 4th June
Tales of the Otherworld.
Fire in the Mountain Festival
Beyond the Border
7th - 9th July 2023
Mochyn Myrddin /
I am pleased to announce that I have been awarded funding from Arts Council Wales to research and develop a full length storytelling performance for presentation later this year.
Myrddin,Mochyn is a storytelling performance based on the life of Myrddin and his encounters with magical animals, the symbolism of such; in particular the pig/wild boar/sow, and featuring the myths and folktales that elucidate the deeper meanings. The research and development phase of this project will explore the living myth and how it relates to the present day and in particular the relevance to our current ecological situation.
For more details of this project and how you can get involved you can read all about it in the blog section of this website.
Pig Blog No 1
Aberystwyth Arts Centre
The Round Studio
Thursday 13th July 2023
Thereby Hangs a Tale
Finding the Folktale Roots of Bardic Inspiration with Milly Jackdaw & Halo Quin.
Over the eons Shakespeare’s tales have retained their relevance, capitalising on our fascination with watching our own stories amplified that we may better understand ourselves. Could it be that Shakespeare found inspiration from some of the earliest explorations of key themes in already existing stories? Could myths and folktales have played their part? Storytellers Milly Jackdaw and Halo Quin have been uncovering tales, including some from Welsh myth, that hold tantalising hints that this may indeed be the case.
In the tradition of the great bards of old, we call Shakespeare into conversation with the folktales that shine through his work, baring the bones of stories that take us to the heart of inspiration. We unpick colourful threads from plays and tales, reweaving them in the place where traditional storytelling meets theatre.
If folktales be the food of the Bard, tell on.
The Willow Globe
Penlanole, Llandrindod Wells
September 17th 2023. 3pm.
Campfire storytelling at Top of the Woods
Join me for an evening of fireside storytelling and song. Discover the secrets of the land in these tales of fire and dragons, of Kings and strange things, of animals and otherworlds, of foolery and magic. Be entertained, amused and perhaps even enthralled by this timeless art. For young and old and all in-between. Bring your rugs and your cordials, your camaraderie and most importantly your imaginations.
Top of the Woods Campsite.
July 29th 2023
August 26th 2023
The Star Child by Oscar Wilde
The Hanging Gardens, Llanidloes
5th December 2022
The Lost Arc, Rhayader
7th January 2023
Two woodcutters are lost on a cold winter’s night, reason to be fearful indeed. But it doesn’t do to be always looking down, even in a crisis and when the woodcutters turn their gaze skywards, they see something miraculous; a star shooting to Earth. A gift? Gold? Or is it something far more precious than that?
Discover for yourself and join the adventure of The Star Child as he navigates through pride and selfishness and embarks on a journey back to the heart.