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Phil Okwedy

Artist - Phil Okwedy

NEW DIRECTIONS

Phil is a performance storyteller and myth-maker who draws deeply on his dual heritage and multiple
cultures. He regularly performs in storytelling clubs and festivals across Wales, as well as at Kea Festival in Greece and Fabula Festival in Sweden.

His first book, Wil & the Welsh Black Cattle, is a set of Welsh folktales that are woven together and framed around the mythology of the ancient cattle drovers.

Phil has recently been working with National Theatre Wales on Go Tell the Bees and has just been commissioned as part of Literature Wales’ Representing Wales, Developing Writers of Colour programme.

When?

Friday 8pm – CASGLU Tent
Dance of the Stickfighting Warriors

It all begins with a name, found in a Cumbrian police station in the 1930s… Told by Phil, with music from Mickey Inderikey this is a powerful story of self-discovery; covering persecution, terror, slaughter and slavery melded together in a set of stories that chart the journey from forced exile to resolute return, and that ultimately celebrates the triumph of the human spirit over tyranny.
Ages 12+

When?

Saturday 8pm – Glyndŵr Family Tent

The Gods Are All Here

The Gods Are All Here includes myth, music, folktale and a series of ‘love’ letter written by Phil’s father to his mother which cover the period when it’s said children view their parents as gods. Having never lived with his parents, this powerful and compelling piece, explores the letters and Phil’s experiences of growing up, to see whether his parents were in fact gods!

Ages 12+

Funded by the Arts Council of Wales & The National Lottery Stabilisation Fund.

Sunday 12noon: Make & Share – Story Round with Deb Winter

Supported by

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Beyond the Border Partners - Foyle Foundation
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