The Creative Incident-Y Digwyddiad Creadigol
with Various artists and performers
Part of #discovercriccieth #darganfodcricieth
Criccieth High Street
03-08-2019. A family event at Cricieth High Street, from 12-6p.m. Exhibiting a wealth of creativity.
Criccieth’s Unique Streets event 03/08/2019 - 12- 6pm
Following the exciting news of the success of Criccieth Town Council and Criccieth Business Forum in securing a grant of £16,000 from Arloesi Gwynedd Wledig for a Unique Streets Project to support a number of excellent ideas which have been presented to increase the number of visitors to the town. In addition, the Town Council is pleased to contribute £1,500 making a total of £17,500 available to work on this exciting project. The project has been established and is ready to be launched2019 marks the 90th year of the poem 'Welsh Incident' by Robert Graves. The poem.is a conversation describing the emergence of “things” from the sea caves of Criccieth. What they are is not revealed neither are they described other than they have no shape and of colours that have no names! However, they are welcomed to the town by the Mayor and the Harlech Silver Band. In terms of style and content it is a mysterious, enigmatic and humorous work which allows the reader to form images and ideas to flow from the poem.To mark this event and to create awareness around the work, Criccieth Town Council and Criccieth Business Forum, supported by Arloesi Gwynedd Wledig (Unique Streets Project) have created a project inspired by the poem.The Unique Streets Project aims to increase footfall on high streets and to extend the visitor season.Artists are being invited to present ideas for an art installation sculpture piece in the centre of the town to commemorate the poem 'Welsh Incident'.Alongside this the town will host various themed events and competitions including an art festival day 'The Creative Incident - Y Digwyddiad Creadigol' where adults, young people and children. can enjoy 'hands-on art workshops - their chance to let the creative juices flow.A trail around town to spot and find hidden creatures, fancy dress parade, a local silver band, and lots of other activities and events will be organised over the next 6 months.There will also be a 'sculpture garden' central to the high street. Look out for our themed art pencils dotted throughout Criccieth High Street to mark the event.History boards within the shops are also being created giving an idea of the businesses on the high street from years gone by.
The project will be launched on Good Friday, April 19th at 3:30pm in the Lion Hotel Garden in the centre of Criccieth. Local poet and National Eisteddfod chaired bard' Twm Morys will be contributing to this event where he will be reading the Graves poem and also responding to the poem in a new Welsh poem in his unique style.
For more information please visit the website: discovercriccieth.co.uk
Or contact Project manager Cynan Jones 01766 890353 or 07855441126
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This is a free event
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CRICCIETH - The Creative Incident - Y Digwyddiad Creadigol
Family Friendly Facilities: Yes, open to all
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