• Carreg
    Saturday 14 October 2017, 9:00 am

    Wreath-laying at Daniel Owen’s birthplace

    Venue: Memorial stone, Denbigh Road, Mold

    Make an early start to the week and join Councillor Brian Lloyd to lay a wreath at the memorial stone near Daniel Owen’s birthplace at Maesydre, Mold. Daniel Owen was born in Long Row, a terrace on the outskirts of Mold, on the Denbigh road. Learn a little about the author’s childhood at this historic...

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    Saturday 14 October 2017, 10:00am - 11:00am

    Shwmae Su’mae!

    Venue: Daniel Owen Centre, Earl Road, Mold CH7 1AP

    Come for a chat in Welsh over a cup of tea (or a ‘paned!) in the Daniel Owen Centre. A warm welcome to learners and Welsh speakers of all proficiencies! This year is the fifth year for Shwmae Sumae day to happen. Remember to take this opportunity to celebrate the Welsh language in your school, college,...

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  • Saturday 14 October 2017, 9:30 - 11:00am

    Coffee morning in aid of Festival funds

    Venue: Daniel Owen Centre, Earl Road, Mold CH7 1AP

    Help to support the Daniel Owen Festival for 2018 by joining us for a cup of tea or coffee in aid of Festival funds....

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  • apple day low res
    Saturday 14 October 2017, 11:00am - 4:30pm

    Apples and Dance!

    Venue: Daniel Owen Square, and Daniel Owen Centre, Earl Road, Mold CH7 1AP

    The Daniel Owen Festival is branching out this year to celebrate life in Victorian Mold with a unique combination of traditional dancing and apples. You’ll be able to watch glorious traditional Morris dancing with renowned local sides, Dawnswyr Delyn and Clerical Errors, joined by a new group formed especially for the Daniel Owen Festival’s Apples...

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  • twmpath
    Saturday 14 October 2017, 8:00pm


    Venue: St Mary's Hall, King Street, Mold CH7 1LA

    If you’re inspired by the dancing in Daniel Owen Square during the afternoon and fancy having a go yourself then come along to St Mary’s Hall at 8pm for a lively Twmpath. Following the apple theme, Dee Ciders will be selling local ciders as well as other drinks from the licensed bar. Our caller and...

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    Sunday 15 October 2017, 11:30am or 12:30pm

    By Daniel Owen’s grave

    Venue: Bethesda Chapel, New Street, Mold CH7 1UL followed by Mold Cemetery, Alexandra Road, Mold CH7 1HJ

    For a few years now, the Festival has revived the annual tradition of laying a wreath at Daniel Owen’s grave. The Festival is timed around the date of his birth (20 October) and death (22 October). We hope you can join us this year for this and for a few short words at the graveside...

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    Sunday 15 October 2017, 2:00pm - 3:30pm

    Snip Snap Scissor Hunt

    Venue: Daniel Owen's statue, Daniel Owen Square, Earl Road, Mold CH7 1AP

    A treasure hunt with a difference. Through a series of clues find objects and places associated with Daniel Owen. You may be thinking books or pens as Daniel Owen is famous as an author, but he made his living for many years as a tailor in Mold and it’s this aspect of his life that...

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  • taith gerdded
    Monday 16 October 2017, 10:30am

    A walk around Mold’s industrial past

    Venue: Meet at Tesco's car park, Chester Street, Mold CH7 1UB

      The Daniel Owen Festival is delighted that its association with Walkabout Flintshire walkers continues in 2017 with two different guided walks in the area associated with Daniel Owen and his stories. The first one starts at Tesco’s car park and walks around the outskirts of Mold. Discover more about Mold’s industrial heritage from a network...

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  • Gareth miles
    Monday 16 October 2017, 7:30

    The festival lecture ‘Was Daniel Owen a Marxist?’ by Gareth Miles

    Venue: Bethesda Chapel, New Street, Mold CH7 1UL

    It’s a great pleasure to announce that the lecturer for this year’s annual lecture is Gareth Miles. The title of his lecture is ‘A oedd Daniel Owen yn farcsydd? (Was Daniel Owen a Marxist?) A fascinating speaker, thoughtful and sometimes controversial, Gareth is sure to shine a different sort of light on Daniel Owen and...

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  • troedio-clwyd-trigg-point
    Tuesday 17 October 2017, 2:00pm

    The History of Nercwys Mountain

    Venue: Meet in Queen's Head car park, Chester Road, Mold CH7 1UQ, for car sharing for journey to Nercwys mountain

    Visit a fascinating area of Nercwys Mountain described in Daniel Owen’s novels, guided by Walkabout Flintshire walkers. An easy-moderate walk of about 1:30-2:00 hours. Meet at the Queen’s Head car park on Chester Street, Mold for car sharing to Nercwys Mountain. We will be joined on the walk by Dave Williams of Natural Resources Wales...

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  • Branwen Davies, Rachel Carr, Rebecca Barnard IMG_6768
    Tuesday 17 October 2017, 7:00pm

    Gig celebrating Theatr Clwyd Young Writer’s Competition

    Venue: Clwyd Room, Theatr Clwyd, Mold CH7 1YA

    One of the highlights of the Daniel Owen Festival is the annual Theatr Clwyd Young Writer’s Competition.  The photograph shows playwright Branwen Davies (left) with two of the 2016 winning writers: Rachel Carr (centre) and Rebecca Barnard (right). This year, the  theme of the competition is ‘Peace’. If you are under 25 and are thinking about...

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    Wednesday 18 October 2017, 7:00pm

    The Place-names of Fintshire!

    Venue: Mold Library, Daniel Owen Square, Mold

    The Daniel Owen Festival is pleased to announce that the book The Place Names of Flintshire will be lauched as part of its activities this year. The book by Professor Hywel Wyn Owen and the late Ken Lloyd Gruffydd from Mold marks an important milestone in the study of the history of the county. This...

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  • pen y fron
    Thursday 19 October 2017, 10:00am

    A walk: ‘Work and Worship’: Pantymwyn and Gwernaffield

    Venue: Meet at the Crown Inn, Pantymwyn CH7 5EH

    A walk/talk around the Non-Conformist Chapels of Pantymwyn and Gwernaffield and the workplaces of the people  they served with Kevin Matthias, chairman of the Mold Daniel Owen Festival and Nev Howell, Trustee of the Friends of the Clwydian Range and Dee Valley and volunteer walk leader for Walkabout Flintshire. Meet at the Crown Inn car park,...

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  • brad
    Thursday 19 October 2017, 7:30pm

    Education in the age of Daniel Owen by Gareth Vaughan Williams

    Venue: Tyddyn Street Church, Mold CH7 1DX

    Education in Victorian Wales at the time of Daniel Owen will be brought to life in a talk by renowned historian Gareth Vaughan Williams. Gareth Vaughan Williams is the former head of history at the North East Wales Institute, Wrexham, now Glyndwr University. He is a distinguished and well-known contributor to the study of  history...

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  • cape
    Friday 20 October 2017, 7:00pm

    The history of north east Wales in a hundred objects

    Venue: Loggerheads Centre meeting room, Ruthin Road CH7 5LH

    A joint talk arranged by the Friends of The Clwydian Range and Dee Valley about the work of the North East Wales heritage forum by Heather Williams and its exciting new project. Heather is a the co-ordinator of the North East Wales Heritage Forum, a qualified regional Green Badge Tour Guide, and also a Blue Badge Tour...

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