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23rd/24th  H O M E (Here on Mother Earth)/ Mamddaear ar Lafar

A weekend face-to-face meeting for the Chwedl network – Saturday 23rd and Sunday 24th April 2022.

Christina Watkins will be leading this two-day session, based on the themes of Storytelling, Land and Ritual. 

This weekend is open to women storytellers, and storytellers who identify as women, of all levels of experience and will include time to work singly, in pairs and as a group.

Each day will run from 10am-4pm at The Atrium (University of South Wales), in central Cardiff.

We are asking participants to make a recommended donation of £75 to contribute to the costs of this event and support the Gwobr Esyllt Prize.This will also enable us to offer a small number of places at a reduced recommended donation of £25.

Please email hello@chwedl.org to reserve your place. 



16th Storywalk and talk in the hills of Torfaen, with Frank Olding. https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/japan-house-lions-den-precious-earth-a-walk-in-the-hills-of-torfaen-tickets-171785895237?ref=estw


11th ‘We drum our path across the Heron’s Marsh’ Performance/Ritual with Carolyn Hillyer and Carol Asuray as part of Braided River confluence, Scorriton, Dartmoor.


I will be taking part in various events during the wonderful Beyond the Border International Storytelling Festival at Dinefwr.  Online festival 26 June-10 July, Live festival 2-4 July. https://beyondtheborder.com/


6th and 20th May and 3rd and 17th June.  Travelling in Story – a short course exploring the many faces of Goddess and our relationship with Her in story.  Registration via eventbrite.




13th December Gawain and the Green Knight  With Christine Watkins, blanche Rowen and Mike Gulston. presented by Living Levels Partnership. https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/winter-journeygaeafdaith-tickets-128029883829?aff=ebdssbeac


13th October   I will be speaking about aspects of this ongoing exploration as part of PERFORMANCE AND THE MATERNAL a series of  online forums that consider how maternal performance helps us to understand the lived condition of motherhood. The forums run from 6th October -3rd November  Registration for these events is free.

ENGAGE…conversations conceived across performance studies and the maternal


Saturday 26th   Harvest of Footsteps online day-workshop with Christine Watkins and Bear Priestess Louisa Potter. This workshop has an autumn theme of reflection and harvest. At its core lies storytelling, and story writing, journey work and reflection.

Louisa have worked together in the past to bring ‘fusion’ workshops of glass-walking and storyweaving.  Here we are creating an online workshop from the Highlands of Scotlands and the Welsh borders…  Contact us for more info or to book your place.  https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/harvest-of-footsteps-online-day-workshop-tickets-118158526333


((*Alas, all scheduled events cancelled until further notice due to COVID-19 restrictions.  I look forward to being able to reschedule as soon as possible* 25/3/2020))

https://storytelling.research.southwales.ac.uk/symposium/storytelling-and-mothers/.  I will be offering a performative talk as part of my Siôl Fagu work.

Saturday 25th Walk and story in the lost industrial landscapes of the Eastern Valley. Christine Watkins and Frank Olding details and how to book coming soon.


Sunday 9th  ST BRIDE AND THE FEBRUARY LANDSCAPE. An exploration of the land and her stories as winter begins to draw to a close. With Christine Watkins and Senior Conservation Ecologist with Gwent Wildlife Trust Andy Karran.  https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/st-bride-and-the-february-landscape-tickets-86698452405?fbclid=IwAR25RD6YEXyppcMsRwtFKbhowdRtY_qcKEDEuUDwBTleuxPUoGPemhl37m8



13th Stories at the Winter Fireside. The Farmers Arms Goldcliff 7.30pm with musician Guto Dafis.


7th Workshops, demonstrations and discussion 1st HARVEST: SHAWLS AND HALLOWS The Atrium, CARDIFF  7/9/19   10am-4.30pm  Tickets available here https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/first-harvest-shawls-and-hallows-cynhaeaf-cyntaf-siol-a-chysegr-tickets-62084412148


13th 12-6pm Magor Marsh ‘Life on Marsh’ . Stories and songs from the Gwent Levels with Christine Watkins and Guto Dafis, and full programme of marshy events! https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/life-on-marsh-tickets-60572323450

6th First Friday, 7.30pm The Cwtsh, Stow Hill, Newport. Guest speaker, book signing.


20th-1st July Origines Festival, Le Trouillet, France https://www.facebook.com/events/2358331817542953/

9th Newport Wetlands story from Gwent Folk Tales as part of Timeline launch event 11am onwards


31st Gwent Folk Tales. 7.30pm at The Farmers Arms, Goldcliff. Stories and Songs from the Levels. I’ll be signing copies of my new book and telling a tale or two. With music from Guto Dafis. This is a free event, but please register here to book your free place. https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/stories-and-songs-from-the-levels-tickets-59114823027?utm_term=eventname_text

2nd The Empress of Ice Cream performance at Medina, Market St, Aberystwyth. 7.30pm. Tickets available direct from the venue.


24th Wednesday April 24th Penarth Pier Pavilion 7.30 for 8pm Buy tickets

19th-21st The Mysterium, Glastonbury. https://goddesstempleteachings.co.uk/wordpress/mysterium/mysterium-details/

March 6th Stories of Science with Christine Watkins, Eve North and Dr. Tim Davis. Part of Cardiff Science Festival. * this event is now fully booked *

May 2018

This month of May will find me bringing stories to The Fountain Inn,  Herefordshire, The Cletwr, Ceredigion, Garth Barns in Powys… but mainly I will be pulling in the last threads of stories for my book of Gwent Folk Tales which goes to the publishers later this summer. Look out for the blog, coming soon…. and look out, too, for more dates for The Empress of Ice Cream following our lovely premiere in Cardiff Bay…

APRIL 2018 

Wednesday 25th  7.30pm Premiere of The Empress of Ice-Cream, Look-out Cafe Bar, Porth Teigr, Cardiff.  Tickets available now £5.00 from Lookout or contact me via this site or on facebook. https://www.facebook.com/events/1366411790131431/

DECEMBER 2017 – This month I will be mostly wandering the lanes and hills of Gwent preparing Monmouthshire Folk Tales for The History Press.  

…And seeing the New Year in with tales of midwinter regeneration by the fire at Garth Barns, Llanidloes.  http://www.huzurvadisi.com/venues/wales/courses/new-year-celebration-yoga-carol-macartney/


Wednesday 1st  Tales of Transformation – Fountain Inn Storytelling, Orcop Hill 7.30 for 8pm

Thursday 2nd  National Museum, Cardiff/Amgueddfa Genedlaethol, Caerdydd Museum after Dark – stories with the Institute of Physics scientists.

8-11  On tour with Science Stories, “Something Different’ Institute of Physics, Wales, details below –

Friday 10th  Aberystwyth Bandstand  5.30-7pm  https://www.facebook.com/events/141095219971457/

Saturday 11th Bangor, Blue Sky Cafe 7-8.30pm  https://www.facebook.com/events/1517984408289019/

Sunday 12th  Great Orme Brewery, Llandudno 5.30-7pm



Wednesday 11th Storymaking Workshop as part of Goddess experience Week Glastonbury http://goddesstempleteachings.co.uk/wordpress/goddessexperience/

Saturday 14th Storytelling for Healing Tents  retreat with Sophie Bashford at Garth Barns, Llanidloes http://www.sophiebashford.com/wales-retreat-october/

Tuesday 24th Storytelling workshop for scientists and science communicators with Wales Institute of Physics, Cardiff


Wednesday 6th 7.30pm Aare River Ride – songs and stories from a journey along the Aare.  Christine Watkins and Helen Terrett, Fountain Inn, Orcop Hill, Herefordshire.

Saturday 16th Garth Barns, Llanidloes (private event)

Sunday 17th Community Gardens tour storytelling, Plymouth.  For more info contact lilyurbanska@millfieldsinspired.com

Saturday 30th Newport Wetlands RSPB storytrail event.


Wednesday 2nd  1.30-2.30  Rhamanta! (Mamiaith)   Storytelling at  the Assembly Rooms, Glastonbury Goddess Conference .  http://goddessconference.com/wednesday/

Friday 11th  7pm Sea Dragon Stories  Look Out Cafe Bar, Tiger Bay, CF10 4GA Cardiff.

The Exxpedition Team are sailing around Britain, testing the seas for plastics and toxins. On 11th August they’ll be in Cardiff. They’ll be sharing  stories from their sailing science lab and telling us more about how we can make a cleaner, healthier world.  Hosted by Cath Little and Christine Watkins
£8/£6 on the door.

19th-20th  Story Van at Whirly Fayre

24th-27th  Canu’r Adeilad performances at Old College, Aberystwyth with Sianed Jones and Ailsa Mair Hughes during Ceredigion Art Trail


30th, 31st  Evening story workshops with Institute of Physics in Swansea.