The Dinefwr Literature Festival is a celebration of words, music and landscape. The festival returns to the stunning surroundings of Dinefwr Park and Castle in the heart of the Carmarthenshire countryside this summer. The festival was hailed a triumph following its debut in June 2012, with over 2,500 visitors coming through the gates.
The three-day bilingual (Welsh/English) festival offers an eclectic programme of national and international writers, award-winning poets and emerging English and Welsh literary talent, along with ground-breaking comedy, music, art, cinema, cabaret and creative activities for children.
The weekend’s music and comedy are curated by SŴN’s John Rostron and The Junket Club respectively. Dinefwr Literature Festival prides itself on being family-friendly, so there’ll also be plenty of entertainment throughout the weekend for children and young people.
Huw Stephens and John Rostron – Sŵn. Piture by Neil Thompson
Festival events will take place in Newton House, the National Trust’s stunning 17th century property, and in marquees in the grounds of the landscaped park, home to the famous White Park Cattle. This year the ancient Castle, which is reached by a woodland walk, will host performances, specially commissioned for the mythical setting. Dinefwr Park & Castle is managed in partnership between The National Trust, The Wildlife Trust of South & West Wales and Cadw.
Dinefwr Park and Castle is located on the edge of Llandeilo, Carmarthenshire.
Newton House – Dinefwr Park
The Dinefwr Literature Festival is organised by Literature Wales in partnership with National Trust, Cadw, and University of Wales Trinity Saint David and is supported by Arts Council of Wales. The Dinefwr Literature Festival received Arts Council of Wales Lottery funding for the 2014 festival.
For a taste of the inaugural festival in 2012, have a look at some of the highlights here: www.dinefwrliteraturefestival.co.uk/looking-back