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:
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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.
£20 / £15 concessions
Book now! Call 01970 631731 or visitwww.dyfibiosphere.wales/legends 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
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.
Either side of the symposium there will be a book launch, an exhibition, storytelling, art and music - four whole days of folkloric frolics!
FRIDAY 10TH MARCH
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
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