The 2018 RS Thomas & ME Eldridge Poetry & Art Festival

I am pleased to be speaking at the 2018 RS Thomas & ME Eldridge Poetry & Art Festival, taking place this year between June 28 and July 1 in Aberdaron, Wales.

The annual Poetry & Art Festival celebrates RS Thomas & ME Eldridge in the Welsh seaside town where he was vicar and she an artist. I’ll be telling the story of Elsi Eldridge’s trip to Italy in 1934. Other highlights of the 2018 festival include:

“The Poetic Astronaut of God-Space”
Daniel K Westover, Tennessee. Author of RS Thomas A Stylistic Biography

“Stations to the Untenanted Cross – A Pilgrimage to Nowhere”
Poetry meditation in St Hywyn’s Church

“Ah Iago, my friend”
Glyn Edwards, North Wales, gives voices to muted members of literature

“Chameleon Poet”
Sam Perry, Hull University. The poets that inspired the poet

Welsh Male Voice Choir Concert in St Hywyn’s Church

Service in Celebration of the life of RS Thomas, Bangor Cathedral
With Bishop Andy John and former Archbishop of Wales Barry Morgan

“RS Thomas for a new Generation” at Bangor Cathedral
World premiere of Ellen Davies’ orchestral work “Pilgrimages” performed by Ensemble Cymru with Anne Denholm the Royal Harpist.

For more information, you can visit the website for the 2018 RS Thomas & ME Eldridge Poetry & Art Festival.

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