Taking part!

Arad Goch worked closely with the local community - schools, businesses, clubs, societies - to create a feast of different events.

There were many ways to be part of the festival, from volunteering with the producing and marketing team, to performing;

Learn Gwyddno’s Dance. Two local dancers  choreographed a new folk dance – Dawns Gwyddno. This brand new dance was arranged to go with a brand new folk music piece specially for this brand new arts festival!

Tell your story. Old tales are interesteing and so are new stories. We invited everyone to write their story about Aberystwyth or Ceredigion in no more than 100 words. At the end of the festival we published 100 of the stories in a small booklet.

Acting. 11 local amateur actors had a very uniquie experience as they performed on a long table stretching down the Aber Promenade in front of over 1000 people! As well as this, there were 42 'ghosts' - again, all local amateur performers! Children, families, young people... all appearing as part of the final day of the festival.

This feat would not have been possible without all of our fantastic volunteers! A huge thanks to each and every one of you!

10 marketing assistants

5 technicians

Over 100 performers ranging from singers to dancers and actors

20 stewards

45 street performers from aged 6 and upwards

120 short story writers

35 folk musicians

31 helping to create all of the costumes

And much, much more!

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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