Take part!

The FAR OLD LINE FESTIVAL is a community project, a partnership between Cwmni Theatr Arad Goch and the communities of Aberystwyth and Ceredigion.

We are looking forward to working with people of all ages and backgrounds to make the festival a successful and unforgettable one.

There are still plenty of opportunities to get involved, the main ways you can do this are:

Learn Gwyddno’s Dance. Two local dancers have choreographed a new folk dance – Dawns Gwyddno. They can come to your village, club, office or school to teach you the dance; contact steffan@aradgoch.org to arrange a session. On the 5th of August, The Sea King’s Feast will be held on the promeenade in Aberystwyth and we want as many people as possible to join in the feast and to dance together as ond big Community as the sun goes down.

Tell your story. Old tales are interesteing and so are new stories. We are inviting everyone to write their story about Aberystwyth or Ceredigion in no more than 100 words. We shall publish 100 of the stories in a small booklet at the end of the festival. Send your story to henlinellbell@aradgoch.org or use this form.

Come and act. We want about 50 people to take part in the last performance on the 5th of August. You don’t need experience!! There is place for individuals, families and groups of friends. There’ll be a couple of rehearsals in July, guaranteed to be a lot of fun.

Come and play music. We’re organising a day of folk music sessions and workshops on the 5th of August and there will be musicians experienced and new here from every part of Wales to learn traditional and contemporary tunes, including a brand new comissioned piece. Contact us if you want to join.

Come and collect or tell stories. We need people to help us collect stories from people from Aberystwyth and beyond, help people write their 100 word stories (above) on the streets and prom, or to unexpectedly tell stories to people as they wander through town. Get in touch!

Entertainers of all sorts: can you juggle, do conjouring tricks, play an instrument, ride a unicycle? Let us know!

Come and make some outdoor art. There’ll be a variety of arts activities and workshops on the prom, in the bandstand, on the beach and in Canolfan Arad Goch ( in Bath Street, near the beach). Local artists will lead these activites but we want others to help and/or to take part. Please contact us.

We need stewards and helpers. Contact us.

Seeking Cantre'r Gwaelod - Landform and Legends by Sioned Llywelyn

Were you in the audience for Far Old Line's Seeking Cantre'r Gwaelod event? Here is a message from Sioned Llywelyn;

You can download this leaflet to learn more about some of Mid Wales's natural coastal features, which may have possibly inspired the tale of Cantre'r Gwaelod. Producing this leaflet has been a part of my research at Aberystwyth University, which explores Welsh landscapes and how best to promote them. If you have a few minutes to spare to offer your feedback on the leaflet, I would greatly appreciate this. You're welcome to e-mail me (sil14@aber.ac.uk) or provide feedback through social media outlets - but remember to use our hashtags! #chwedlaffaith #landformsandlegends



Please get in touch if you want to have some great experience of running a community arts event.

FAR OLD LINE FESTIVAL is a community project by Cwmni Theatr Arad Goch

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