We are hosting an evening with artwork by Dan Llywelyn Hall and readings by poets and writers taken from the new publication ‘Walking with Offa / Cerdded gydag Offa’ –
IFOR AP GLYN (POET LAUREATE OF WALES), OWEN SHEERS, ERIC NGALLE CHARLES, LAURA WAINWRIGHT AND CLARE E POTTER.
With music by harpist Prof David Watkins.
You may also wish to book a 3 course winter supper with aperitif from 8.30pm. Seating downstairs is very limited so booking is essential £45.
Offa’s dyke is an earthwork that follows the border between England and Wales. It is thought to have been started in around 785 AD and to have taken several years to build. For 50 years the Offa’s Dyke Association have championed the public’s understanding, enjoyment and access to this monument as well as its conservation. The Dyke can be walked right through the year, with most people walking between April and October.
Since 2020 Dan Llywelyn Hall has been working on a series of paintings and prints inspired by Offa’s Dyke. These works have been made largely ‘on location’ up and down the 1200 year old monument. These bold and weather-rich paintings explore the variety of landscape and the characters from past and present who have occupied this borderland. ‘Offa’s Dyke has always loomed large in my psyche. The frontier of a hinterland, past and present entwined. There is a rich border culture along the path that follows the dyke and a landscape with unrivalled variety. Walking its length is to take part in its story and sense how this ancient and modest mound will whisper on the wind’. Dan Llywelyn Hall
‘Walking with Offa / Cerdded gydag Offa’ by Ravenmade will be available to buy featuring 12 newly commissioned poems and Dan Llywelyn Hall’s collection of paintings.