Storytelling in Blaenavon a big hit
2:46pm Wednesday 5th February 2014 in Pontypool news
STORYTELLERS brought their tales to life within the surroundings of Blaenavon Ironworks.
The event was held on February 2, with tales told by well-known storytellers, including Cath Little from Blaenavon Ironworks.
Visitors enjoyed stories about the people who lived and worked in the ironworks, as well as local myths and fairytales.
The event was part of National Storytelling Week and 14 story events are being held at Welsh monuments.
Minister for Culture and Sport John Griffiths said: “Cadw’s Storytelling Week events are growing from strength to strength, with more visitors attending events at the 14 participating Cadw sites this year compared to last year.
“Storytelling is a great way to capture a child’s imagination and inspire a love of stories and reading from a young age, and the events also contributed towards the Welsh Government’s literacy campaign, Make Time to Read, which aims to raise awareness of the benefits of reading with a child for just 10 minutes a day.”
Other participating sites include Tretower Court, Tintern Abbey, St Davids Bishop’s Palace, Cae’r Gors and Caerleon Roman Baths.
Medieval tales were also told at castles including Castell Coch, Kidwelly, Conwy, Chepstow, Caerphilly, Caernarfon and Beaumaris.
Cadw’s public engagement and Welsh language manager, Ffion Reynolds, added: “We hope that through sharing the colourful stories and characters that are linked to Cadw sites that people will be inspired to explore and enjoy these local sites.”
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