A night of poetry and song
Academi Hywel Teifi is hosting a night of poetry and song in honour of Dr Tudur Hallam, Winner of the Chair at the National Eisteddfod of Wales, Blaenau Gwent 2010.
Date: Monday 18th October 2010
Speaker (s): Dr Tudur Hallam and Dr Christine James
Other: All welcome. Admission is free.
Venue: Lecture Theatre A - The Faraday Building
Swansea University. SA2 8PP (See 8.1 opposite Taliesin Arts Centre)
Dr Hallam won the highest national prize for poetry for his poem ‘Ennill Tir’ (Gaining Ground) - a tribute to the late Hywel Teifi Edwards, a former Professor of Welsh and Head of Department at Swansea University.
Swansea University’s Vice Chancellor will welcome the attendees and congratulate the chaired bard. Speaking ahead of the event Professor Richard B. Davies said: “To win the Chair of the Eisteddfod is a great achievement and is the highest accolade for a Welsh poet. The University and its staff share in the celebration and and are proud of Tudur's success. It is a great honour for us to have a chaired bard in Academi Hywel Teifi.”
During the evening, Dr Hallam will be reading and discussing his poem – written in the strict meter verse, cynghanedd - in the company of two other chaired bards, Robat Powell and Idris Reynolds.
There will also be an opportunity to hear the first ever performance of the winning poem set to Cerdd Dant, and Dr Christine James, another prizewinning poet from Swansea University’s Academi Hywel Teifi, will perform a specially written poem in tribute to Tudur’s success.
To welcome next year’s Urdd National Eisteddfod to Swansea, pupils from Ysgol Gyfun Bryn Tawe will also perform the poem they composed with Tudur Hallam and pupils from Ysgol Gyfun Gwyr.