2018 Festival / Gŵyl

The annual Poetry & Art Festival celebrates RS Thomas & ME Eldridge in the Welsh seaside town of Aberdaron where he was vicar and she an artist. The 2018 Festival’s theme is “Inspired by Others” and is taking place between 28 June to 1 July. Here is the festival schedule:

Thursday 28th June

6.30pm – 9pm “Fish Chips and Poetry Please” in Sblash Caban, Aberdaron. Tickets Still Available at £5! Dinner not included.

Friday 29th June

10.30am – 12 noon “A walk with Ronald and Elsi – poetical and botanical” Meet at the National Trust carpark on the corner of the road, below the entrance to Plas yn Rhiw. FULL

2pm – 3.30pm “The Poetic Astronaut of God-Space” Upstairs in the Sailing Club, Aberdaron. Tickets Still Available at £10!

8pm – 9.15pm “Stations to the Untenanted Cross – A Pilgrimage to Nowhere” St Hywyn’s Church, Aberdaron. FULL

8pm – 9pm “Ah Iago, my friend” at Porth y Swnt, National Trust Centre, Aberdaron. FULL

Saturday 30th June

10.30am – 12 noon “A strange feeling: Face to Face with Botticelli” Upstairs in the Sailing Club, Aberdaron. Tickets Still Available at £10!

2pm – 3.30pm “Chameleon Poet” Upstairs in the Sailing Club, Aberdaron. Tickets Still Available at £10!

6.30pm – 7.30pm Dinner for Members of the Society at Porth y Swnt, National Trust Centre, Aberdaron. Event limited to Society members only.

8pm – 9pm “More than one Poet in Aberdaron : a Tribute to John Morris by RS Thomas and others” St Hywyn’s Church, Aberdaron. Tickets Still Available at £10!

Sunday 1st July

** Please note all of Sunday’s events are taking place in Bangor, 42 miles from Aberdaron **

11.00am – 12.00pm Eucharist Service, Bangor Cathedral, Bangor Free Admission.

12.30pm – 2pm Buffet Lunch at Pontio Arts Centre 3 minute walk from the Cathedral, Bangor. Tickets Still Available at £10!

2.30pm – 3.30pm “RS Thomas for a new Generation” Bangor Cathedral, Bangor. Free Admission.


RS Thomas ME Eldridge Poetry Art Festival Map Aberdaron Wales Cymru June 2018


RS Thomas ME Eldridge Literary Festival Sponsors 2018