Sea-creature search - Canfod Creaduriaid y Mor
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Criccieth High Street
The Creative Incident- Y Digwyddiad Creadigol, at Criccieth, many events leading up to 03/08/2019, details on website.
As part of The Creative Incident - Y Digwyddiad Creadigol, at Criccieth, there are many events leading up to 03/08/19, to celebrate 90 years since the Welsh Incident was written by Robert Graves; a poem based on a conversation between two friends who visited Criccieth.
Fri 19 Apr
Sat 03 Aug
At Easter the Sea creatures can be seen.....all have crawled in from the sea caves of Criccieth....crept in at midnight, and are now nestled in crevasses in and around the shops of Criccieth High Sreet.......... download a quiz sheet from www.discovercriccieth.co.uk
Giant pencils have also been created to decorate and adorn the High Street, all with flying ribbons....
Event running from Easter to August.
Based on the 90th celebration of Robert Graves poem:
The Welsh Incident.
'But that was nothing to what things came out
From the sea-caves of Criccieth yonder.'
'What were they? Mermaids? Dragons? Ghosts?'
'Nothing at all of any things like that.'
'What were they, then?'
'All sorts of queer things,
Things never seen or heard or written about,
Very strange, un-Welsh, utterly peculiar
Things. Oh, solid enough they seemed to touch,
Had anyone dared it. Marvellous creation,
All various shapes and sizes, and no sizes,
All new, each perfectly unlike his neighbour,
Though all came moving slowly out together.'
'Describe just one of them.'
'I am unable.'
'What were their colours?'
'Mostly nameless colours,
Colours you'd like to see; but one was puce
Or perhaps more like crimson, but not purplish.
Some had no colour.'
'Tell me, had they legs?'
'Not a leg or foot among them that I saw.'
'But did these things come out in any order?'
What o'clock was it? What was the day of the week?
Who else was present? How was the weather?'
'I was coming to that. It was half-past three
On Easter Tuesday last. The sun was shining.
The Harlech Silver Band played Marchog Jesu
On thirty-seven shimmering instruments
Collecting for Caernarvon's (Fever) Hospital Fund.
The populations of Pwllheli, Criccieth,
Portmadoc, Borth, Tremadoc, Penrhyndeudraeth,
Were all assembled. Criccieth's mayor addressed them
First in good Welsh and then in fluent English,
Twisting his fingers in his chain of office,
Welcoming the things. They came out on the sand,
Not keeping time to the band, moving seaward
Silently at a snail's pace. But at last
The most odd, indescribable thing of all
Which hardly one man there could see for wonder
Did something recognizably a something.'
'It made a noise.'
'A frightening noise?'
'A musical noise? A noise of scuffling?'
'No, but a very loud, respectable noise —-
Like groaning to oneself on Sunday morning
In Chapel, close before the second psalm.'
'What did the mayor do?'
'I was coming to that.'
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