Tuesday, 7 August at the Eisteddfod

The National Trust presents… a vibrant programme of talks, music, objects and stories to reflect on our work across Wales.

Andrew Green - A National Trust for Wales? | 11.30am

Andrew Green is a writer, blogger and walker. Between 1998 and 2013 he was Librarian of the National Library of Wales. Andrew’s blog – Gwallter, has become an essential resource for taking the cultural temperature of Wales.

Anna Strzelecki - Plastic free coastlines | 4.30pm

Venue: BayArt, 54 Bute Street, Cardiff, CF10 5AF. Anna and her daughter Jaz are based in Pembrokeshire and are the regional representatives for Surfers Against Sewage. They have been cleaning the beaches around the coastline for the past 7 years since Jaz was just 6 years old. Plastic has always been the main problem on the beaches and increasingly so. Anna will be talking about the launch of #plasticfreecoastlines and #plasticfreecommunities. Anyone who is interested in the challenges to our coastline and in reducing their plastic footprint, should come along to find out more.

Cywion Cranogwen – Flow | 6pm

Cywion Cranogwen are a group of women who have something to say. They came together last year and have since been sharing their poetry around Wales. They aim to blend poetry with art and music to create original performances that pay homage to familiar and less well known female heroines. Their first touring show, launched at last year’s National Eisteddfod in Anglesey was called ‘Corddi’ (Churn). At this year’s National Eisteddfod, they’ll be launching a new tour based on a series of poetic works that flow from source to sea. Come and join them as they start on a new journey!

Peter Finnemore - Soundscapes I, II & III | 7pm - 9pm

Soundscapes I, II & III is a series of episodic audio chapters to convey different atmospheres and themes that have strong associations with Wales. These audio journeys revolve around landscape, weather, farming and industry, cultural and sporting icons, politics and language, art and folk memory. The soundscapes are an audio collage relevant to the spirit of the Eisteddfod, while playfully finding new ways to connect different generations and histories. Peter Finnemore is one of Wales’ leading figures in contemporary art. He is best known for his photographic and film work that explores generational memory through his family home in the Gwendraeth Valley; memories that remain topical as much as they are historical. In 2005, he represented Wales at the Venice Biennale.