Video by Dai Powell: Diana Powell, Sian Northey, Siôn Aled, Gareth Writer-Davies, Stephen Payne and clare e potter read under the trees of Brecon cathedral close, hosted by Leigh and Nicki of The Hours bookshop.
The book is back in stock available from our webshop and good bookshops everywhere
Nowhere near the A470 of course, but such a prestigeous venue!
And such lovely people, Pedr ap Llwyd, the librarian (National Librarian, I suppose!), said
it was an amazing, warm, friendly, enriching event and the book is a treasure trove of excellent verse.
and then there was such a gorgeous view over the town and the sea!
view from the library
Our Next A470 event is Sunday 10th July 3:30pm, Gerddi’r Emporiwm, £5 part of Gŵyl Arall Festival, Caernafon. Editors Ness Owen & Sian Northey will be joined by Sion Aled, Sara Louise Wheeler, and Lowri Williams to read and talk about the book.
Intro from Cherry Potts
Rae Howells (I am authorised to report that the patient survived)
Gareth Writer-Davies & Sandra Evans
Pat Edwards and Siôn Aled
Sara Louise Wheeler
Rhys Owain Williams & Sian Northey
at this point I realised I was running out of space on the camera, so things got a bit hairy…
Jeremy Dixon and Siôn Aled (sorry, I clipped the beginning)
Lowri Williams (Just in Welsh as the camera ground to a halt)
Did you hear the coverage on the book on Classic FM and on BBC6 Music?
Videos for day four of our A470 Tour, at Sennedd-dy Owain Glyndŵr in Machynlleth, hosted by galeri a siop lyfrau pen’rallt.
Poet Lowri Williams and editors Sian Northey and Ness Owen read their own and other poems talk about how A470 came about, the process of creating a bilingual book and the translation decisions they had to make, reading some of their favourite poems from the book in English and Cymraeg, on the way.
Our next date is this coming Thursday 30th June at 7pm, at The National Library of Wales in Aberystwyth details and free tickets
Really, this is just for record, as I forgot the clip to attach phone to tripod, so this is epically shaky, and I was trying to get photos and film.
Short bilingual clips from A470 poems by: Des Mannay, Sion Aled, Sian Northey, Jeremy Dixon, Morgan Owen, Tracey Rhys, Lowri Williams, Christina Thatcher, Kevin Mills, Mike Jenkins and Nicholas McGaughey.