The Albatross meets with the Swan - Henry Vaughan's church

29th May, 2016

29 Fai, 2016

Starts | Dechrau: 10:00am

Ends | Diwedd: 14:00pm

Mixed activity event

Digwyddiad gweithgarwch cymysg

St Ffraid's Church

Llansantffraed, LD3 7YF


Am Ddim

Eglwys Henry Vaughan

We've been in conversation with Llansantffraed church, The Vaughan Association and local communities about visiting and discovering the church on the banks of the River Usk where the poet Henry Vaughan lived.

Sunday morning event: The Albatross meets with The Swan

Fresh from the Hay Festival the Coleridge in Wales journey comes to Llansantffraed, exploring what happens when the man who gave us the Albatross and Ancient Mariner (Sam Coleridge) meets with the poet who was known as the Swan of Usk, Henry Vaughan.

Henry Vaughan was born in Llansantffraed near Talybont-on-Usk, in 1621. He studied and travelled outside Wales but chose to live most of his life in the rural Usk valley where he practiced medicine and developed his poetic skills. He died in 1695 and is buried in Llansantffraed Churchyard.

As a poet, Vaughan drew inspiration from the power and mystery of the universe and his rural environment. Many of his poems reflect the love he felt towards the distinctive landscape around Llansantffraed - now in the Brecon Beacons National Park. His literary work is recognised internationally as effective, visionary and influential.

10.00am service; all welcome

11.00am short talks and recitals of song, music, poetry in church;

12.00am ‘bring your own’ picnic in adjacent field.

Free to attend and even to perform !

After the picnic we'll set off up the hill to Llangynidr Common and Tredegar

Please get in touch if you'd like to be involved with preparations in this area.

Rydym yn trafod ag eglwys Llansantffraid, Cymdeithas Vaughan a'r cymunedau lleol ynghylch ymweld a dod i wybod mwy am yr eglwys ar lannau afon Wysg, lle'r oedd y bardd Henry Vaughan yn rheithor.

Gweithgaredd cinio Sul, yna i fyny'r rhiw tuag at Gomin Llangynidr a Thredegar.

Mwy o fanylion yn fuan. Cysylltwch os hoffech gymryd rhan yn y paratoadau yn yr ardal hon.

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