UPDATED 14 MAY
We can now tell you more about what to expect from our programme. We have programmed 50+ artists across the weekend at NT Dinefwr.
Our theme of ‘Reimagining, Reawakening’ inspired us to bring many of the UK’s finest storytellers and musicians together with international guests appearing digitally – Ivan Coyote, Marta Singh and Tamar Ilana from Canada – plus music from Catrin Finch and Seckou Keita, Will Pound, Cynefin and Don Kipper, with stories from Hugh Lupton, Daniel Morden, Cath Little, Tamar Eluned Williams, Ben Haggarty, Michael Harvey, David Ambrose, TUUP, Guto Dafis, The Devil’s Violin, Peter Stevenson, Ailsa Mair Hughes, Fiona Collins and Amy Douglas.
Special highlights will include a new commissioned Storytelling Adventure ‘Stars and their Consolations’ by award-winning Hugh Lupton and Daniel Morden with composer Sarah Lianne Lewis, including an outdoor version looking up at the night sky. There will be Storytelling Experiments by Tim Ralphs and Tamar Eluned Williams offering invigorating new approaches to stories and ballads. New Directions is an opportunity to hear solo pieces from artists at BTB for the first time including Sarah Liisa Wilkinson, Phil Okwedy and Saul Jaffe and fresh New Voices Chandrika Joshi, Kestrel Morton and Ceri Phillips, share the fruits of their recent mentoring with BtB.
Outdoor Storytelling journeys offer atmospheric pathways into woodlands, animated by stories embedded in the landscape and evocative artworks, plus we’ve a rich programme of story walks inspired by Dinefwr’s history and natural beauty, with Lisa Schneidau, Malcolm Green, Ceri Phillips and others. Citrus Arts bring their Covid safe circus skills and lantern making, and the Tiny Tales tent shares stories for under 8s, and there’s still more to be announced!