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Beyond the Border is postponed until 2 – 4 July 2021, with a new location and a packed programme around the theme ‘Reimagining our Futures’.

Over the course of the three-day festival at the National Trust Dinefwr, Carmarthenshire, we have curated a programme of international and homegrown talent inspired by the landscape, the history and the future of storytelling and our communities.

We will be celebrating the mix of artists, familiar faces and new voices in storytelling. There will be family stories, live music as well as opportunities to chill out and enjoy nature across the park.  There will be onsite camping as well as access to the beautiful buildings located on the site at Dinefwr.


What To Expect on Each Day

It’s arrival day.

Pitch your tent up next to the main festival.
Explore the vast site.

Get settled in before the full programme starts in the evening.

Follow our promenade opening ceremony.

Or join us for an evening of stories for adults and families, plus get dreaming with bedtime stories for smaller children.


For the next two days we take over Dinefwr.

Discover story walks amongst the woods and see you if you can see the fairies.

Tickle your taste buds with some local cuisine on site before taking an extra bite of storytelling in the afternoon.

Listen to local and international musicians in the Big Top.

Chill out in the Courtyard with a beer.

Dysgu/Learn some Welsh in our Welsh Story Tent.

Before you close your eyes look up at the magnificent stars and listen to the night stories.

Another full day to soak in the full festival vibe.

Explore the history of Dinefwr at the Castle.

Visit Newton House and see the deer gather in the back garden.

Story walks across the site, discover the icehouse and veteran oaks.

Special guests join us for Sunday, as well as chance to catch Saturday’s favourites again.

Enjoy a packed daytime programme of stories and music for adults and families before the Closing Ceremony and time to savour the final stories before next time.

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