Gwent Folk Tales cover

 


New tellings of old tales. Published by The History Press, April 2019. See below for tellings and events connected with the book  at various locations throughout the pleasant land of Gwent in 2019 and 2020 


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Also available (unsigned!) at various shops and online.

Events 2020

MAY 1st Covid 19 continues to hold sway, but the may is budding anyway – and to celebrate, here is another story from the book, which now forms part of an EP of seasonal songs and stories, all of which you can listen to on bandcamp (and even download to listen to at your leisiure, if you wish) christinewatkins.bandcamp.com/

Here I Am the story of Lady Raglan’s encounter with the leafy stone heads in St Jerome’s Church in Llangwm Uchaf.

Here I Am

COVID 19 intervenes, live events cancelled for now. Meanwhile for your listening delight here’s a shortened version of one of the stories in the book.

Whitson Henwife Speckled Hen

The Whitson Henwife

This is one of the tales from the ‘Great Flood’ that overtook the Gwent and Somerset Levels in the seventeenth century.

February 9th at St Bride’s Wentloog Village Hall. An exploration of the land and her stories as winter begins to draw to a close. With Christine Watkins and Conservation Ecologist Andy Karran.  https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/st-bride-and-the-february-landscape-tickets-86698452405?fbclid=IwAR25RD6YEXyppcMsRwtFKbhowdRtY_qcKEDEuUDwBTleuxPUoGPemhl37m8

Events 2019

December 13th 7.30 Stories for the Winter Fireside, The Farmers Arms, Goldcliff. With musician Guto Dafis

July 5th 7.30 pm The Cwtsh Community Library and Arts Centre, Stow Hill, Newport. http://www.cwtsh.org/Cal/60/10539-Cwtsh-First-Friday-with-Christine-Watkins

May 31st  7.30 for 8pm The Farmers Arms, Goldcliff, with Christine Watkins and musician Guto Dafis.