Y Gadair Wag


Hedd Wyn, the young poet from Trawsfynydd, was killed in the trenches one hundred years ago, before he was announced as the Chaired poet of the 1917 National Eisteddfod. He became a symbol in Wales and across Europe of the waste and horror of the Great War.

Using film and experimental techniques, this new show by Ifor ap Glyn, National Poet of Wales, directed by Ian Rowlands, looks at Hedd Wyn's life and works alongside other WWI poets, and explores themes of loss and identity.

The Empty Chair forms part of the wider Barddoniaeth Colled | Poetry of Loss project delivered by Literature Wales, funded by the Welsh Government’s Cymru’n Cofio Wales Remembers 1914-1918 First World War Centenary Programme, and in partnership with the Government of Flanders and Snowdonia National Park Authority.

29.09.2017 | 19:30 - Tickets