With less than a month to go before the Conwy County National Eisteddfod Proclamation Ceremony, organisers have announced details of an exciting new project which will be held over the next year, as the area prepares for the Eisteddfod’s visit in 2019.
In 2019, it will be sixty years since one of the most iconic volumes in the Welsh language, Te yn y Grug, by Kate Roberts, was published, and the next year is our opportunity to celebrate this by creating a major new work, which will be performed by the Eisteddfod Choir during festival week in Llanrwst.
The collection of short stories includes a number of timeless themes such as the family, agriculture and the community, and has enchanted generations of readers. This is an exciting opportunity to re-interpret and take inspiration from the volume, with a Conwy County stamp on the themes and the content.
Our hope is to introduce Begw, Wini Ffini Hadog and other characters to a new generation and audience, through the eyes of the people of Conwy County, whilst learning more about the heritage of the period and area.
We are eager to commission a person or creative team, namely composer/s and librettist (poetry / prose / drama) to create a major work for various artists e.g. soloists, choirs, narrator and orchestra
The National Eisteddfod is grateful to National Lottery players for supporting this project through the Heritage Lottery Fund.
Closing date: 29 June 2018.