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In November I attended a workshop on climate change narrative and policy, with 'When Experts Disagree', at the Dublin Institute for Advanced Studies.

This was promptly followed by speaking at John Moore's in Liverpool, for a conference on Storymaking.

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In June 2016 I presented the Layers in the Landscape project at the ISRF workshop at the Museum of London - and in June 2017, showed the finished film in Amsterdam.

December 19/20/21: TAG Southampton

At this year's TAG myself and Kim Biddulph ran a session on Visualising Words: archaeological narrative through poetry, image and performance.

For further information on the conference go to:


For further information on the session go to:

When next the tide is low
and the moon is but a shade,
then we shall a-walking go,
with paintbrushes and a spade...

[Text courtesy of Eco Dyfi]

Come and find out more about the submerged forest at Borth, in a day of fieldwork, science, art and stories.
Begin by exploring the forest itself at low tide, taking samples, hunting for animal prints, and observing with an artist’s eye. Then we’ll head indoors to examine our findings, learn about the science and history of the forest, and create artworks inspired by the stumps.
Join geomythologist Erin Kavanagh and geoarchaeologist Martin Bates for a day to remember.

Age 8+
£20 / £15 concessions 
Book now! Call 01970 631731 or for details, prices and weekend packages.

Part of the Visit Wales Year of Legends #FindYourEpic 

Aberystwyth Storytelling Festival
A Fifth Branch: tales from the lost book of Wales

Aberystwyth Arts Centre

March 9-12 2017

Tickets £35

Phone 01970 623232

Two years ago Peter Stevenson curated a weekend of Mabinogi themed performances; with academia and storytelling, music and art. This March sees Part Two of the epic, including a symposium on the 10th in which I will be presenting the finished film for Layers in the Landscape, as supported by the ISRF.

Please find the interim timetable below.

Either side of the symposium there will be a book launch, an exhibition, storytelling, art and music - four whole days of folkloric frolics!


Aberystwyth Arts Centre, Cinema; 
10.00 - 16.00 Symposium

Looking back towards tomorrow

10.00  Jacob Whittaker; Blodeuwedd
10.10 Fiona Collins; The Owl Service
10.30 Simon Rodway; The Four Branches of the Mabinogi as 'Celtic Mythology' 
10.50 Coffee Break
11.10 Michael Freeman; Unwrapping the Gelert stories
11.30 Sarah Byfield
11.50 Erin Kavanagh; Layers in the Landscape - Stories, Science and Sea

12.30 Lunch Break

13.30 Mary-Ann Constantine 
13.50 Maria Hayes, 
14.10 Shan Morgain; Mabinogi Enchantment and Politics
14.30 Coffee Break
14.50 Paula Crutchlow / Michael Harvey; Dreaming the Night Field
15.10 Gwilym Morus
15.30 Ceri Owen-Jones (paper presented by Elsa Davies); The Talking Tree
16.00 Coffee and Cake Break 

16.30 - 18.00 Film; 'Eldra' (Story of the Welsh Gypsies) 
Thanks to Valley Stream Media. Free event

18.00 Dinner Break

Oriel 2 (top floor)
18.30 Fiona Collins and the Young Storytellers
18.45 – 19.00 Naomi Heath

Performance Studio or Oriel 2 
19.00 - 19.45  Peter Stevenson and Ailsa Mair Hughes

Performance Studio 
20.00 Jez Danks and Dafydd Davies Hughes

Aberystwyth Arts Centre, Bar
21.30/22.00 Informal session and conversation, with Gwilym Morus, Ailsa Mair Hughes, Peter Stevenson and Jez Danks 

More information and tickets are available here

Saturday 30th July 2016,  Aberystwyth Seafront.

A Story-walk beneath Cardigan Bay, through the submerged land, with singer Lynne Denman, poet and creative archaeologist Erin Kavanagh, and storyteller Peter Stevenson, meet the King of the Sea Trees, the Children of Rhys the Deep, and of course, Mermaids.

Cyfarfod wrth ‘’Gicio’r Bar’ ger bwys Rheilffordd y Glogwyn.
“Straeon, Caneuon, Gwyddoniaeth a’r Môr”
Stori wrth gerdded islaw Bae Ceredigion, gyda’r gantores Lynne Denman, y bardd a’r archeolegydd creadigol Erin Kavanagh, a’r storïwr Peter Stevenson.
Ymunwch â ni am dro trwy’r tir suddedig gan gyfarfod â Brenin Coed y Môr, Plant Rhys y Dwfn, ac wrth gwrs, Môr-forynion.
Yn para tua 90 munud, yn dod i ben wrth yr Harbwr.

Dydd Sadwrn Saturday 30 Gorffenaf July 2016
11:00 am - 12:30 pm, meet at 'Kick the Bar' at the end of the prom below the Cliff Railway. Ends at the Castle. Am ddm / free

This event is part of a day long series of events organised by Celf Aber and Aber Music Fest Fringe
More Stories, Science, Songs and the Sea
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Sunday 29th May 2016, Borth, Ceredigion, Wales.
Stories, Songs, Science and the Sea
- Deep mapping with a crankie
Come for a wander along Borth beach between the sea and strand, listening to the voices beneath the waves and watching reflections in the water, in the amiable company of:
Lynne Denman, singer and visual artist
Erin Kavanagh, creative archaeologist and poet
Peter Stevenson, storyteller and illustrator of fairytales
This will be followed by an afternoon workshop where together we will make an Appalachian crankie, a moving illustrated tapestry inspired by the morning walk.
11.00am: Meet at Borth Youth Hostel, SY24 5JS Parking available. 12.30pm: Lunch, either bring your own or food can be bought at the Vic or shop.
1.30pm: Crankie-making workshop. An afternoon of creative drawing.
4.00pm: Testing out the crankie
6.00pm: Full performance by Lynne, Erin and Peter, with songs, stories, poems - and the crankie. Open to all.
Am ddim, free event, supported by Cymerau. Booking is advised, contact
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