Gwanwyn ar Y Gorwel – Spring on the horizon
Thursday, April 19
7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Poetry and Cello (rescheduled from St David’s Day)
Celebrate the Spring with an evening of subtle, powerful, visceral wordsmithery from several award winning poets – interwoven with stunning live music.
Spring on the Horizon is a unique collaboration with leading poets and the acclaimed cellist Daniel Davies, who will play a range of short pieces, both improvised and classical.
Daniel Davies studied at both the Royal College of Music and the Guildhall School of Music and Drama in London. He maintains a busy teaching practice in west Wales and also performs solo recitals, concerto performances, improvisation and composition projects and chamber music.
There will be four poets to share a variety of their work on the night:
Paul Steffan Jones, who was born in Cardigan, writes in both Welsh and English. He has two poetry collections published by Starborn Books, Lull of The Bull and The Trigger-Happiness. He was winner of the 2012 West Coast Eisteddfod Online Poetry Competition.
Kittie Belltree’s poetry has been published in a range of print and online journals including Poetry Wales, Under the Radar and The North. A selection of her poems was shortlisted for the Venture Award 2015, while individual poems have been highly commended in The Penfro Book Festival Poetry Competitions 2015 and2016, The Camden and Lumen Poetry Competition 2016 and The Welsh International Poetry Competition 2017.
Ron Geaves has been writing, publishing and performing poetry since the 1980s, most recently appearing at the Bradford Literature Festival along with Ben Okri and others in a session entitled Modern Mystical Poets. His first single-authored collection of poems, Rumi Weeds, was published in 2017 by Beacon Press.
Maggie Harris, who comes originally from Guyana, has won The Guyana Prize for Literature, Caribbean Winner of the Commonwealth Short Story Prize, and winner of the Kent University TS Eliot Poetry Prize.
This event was originally planned for St David’s day, March 1st but the weather beat us. We are pleased to reschedule the event for May 19th 2018.