Wednesday, 3 October 2012

On the Slate: The Literature Lounge pops up in Bethesda

Friday 28th - Sunday 30th September
The Literature Lounge, 55 High Street, Bethesda LL57 3AE

Free Entry

Literature Wales is delighted to announce the return of the Literature Lounge this autumn. Last October the organisation's colourful pop-up literary emporium appeared in the heart of St David’s Shopping Centre in Cardiff. Exactly one year later, it will open in Bethesda, Gwynedd, for one weekend only.

This time around, the Literature Lounge will host On the Slate: Bethesda, a programme of inspiring events, including beat-boxing, book swapping, storytelling, reading aloud, open mic, performance poetry and a film screening.

The Programme

Friday 28th September
7.00 - 9.00 pm: music with Gwilym Morus

Saturday 29th September
All day: The Big Bethesda Book Swap: bring along your old books and exchange them for exciting new reads. 

11am: Shared Reading Session: a new way of reading. Welsh learners welcome. (Bilingual)
1.30 pm:
Stories for Babies with Mari Gwilym. (Bilingual)
2.15 pm: Stories for Children (6 - 8 years old) with Mari Gwilym. (Bilingual)

3pm: Beat-boxing and poetry for young people with Ed Holden / Mr. Phormula (Bilingual)
5pm: Film screening of Dal Yma Nawr, a Welsh visual epic with performances by Rhys Ifans, John Cale, Ioan Gruffudd, Cerys Matthews and more. (Welsh language)
7-9pm: John Ogwen and J. Elwyn Hughes present The Real World of One Moonlit Night (Welsh language)
9pm (in Neuadd Ogwen): Bob Delyn - Tickets for this event cost £6.00 and are available from Kath's shop or on the door.

Sunday 30th September
12-6pm: The Big Bethesda Book Swap and creative writing activities.
7-9pm: Performance poet Martin Daws presents an open mic session (sign up on the night; bilingual) and special performance (English language).

Everyone is welcome - if you’re in the area why not pop by and say hello!
For further info contact Literature Wales

Source: Literature Wales

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