Taliesin Live - The Empty Chair


Literature Wales presents

Y Gadair Wag / The Empty Chair

Hedd Wyn, the young poet from Trawsfynydd, was killed in the trenches one hundred years ago, before he was announced as the Chaired poet of the 1917 National Eisteddfod. He became a symbol in Wales and across Europe of the waste and horror of the Great War.

Using film and experimental techniques, this new show by Ifor ap Glyn, National Poet of Wales, directed by Ian Rowlands, looks at Hedd Wyn's life and works alongside other WWI poets, and explores themes of loss and identity.

This event is multi-lingual and is fully accessible to non-Welsh speakers and those not fluent in the language, as Ifor ap Glyn, the National Poet of Wales, will narrate in Welsh, Flemish and Irish with the English translation appearing on screen.

Funded by Yr Ysgwrn and the Welsh Government’s Cymru’n Cofio Wales Remembers 1914-1918 First World War Centenary Programme and in partnership with Yr Egin

Further information available here.

Running time: 1 hour (with a short Q & A at the end)

Monday 18 February 1pm

Prices and Times:

Mon 18th Feb


Pricing Information:

Full price:£ 8