• shwmaesumae15Hydref
    Saturday 14 October 2017, 10:00am - 11:00am

    Shwmae Su’mae!

    Venue: Daniel Owen Centre, Earl Road, Mold

    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 October 14th 2017, 9:30-11:00am

    Coffee morning in aid of Festival funds

    Venue: Daniel Owen Centre, Daniel Owen Square, Mold

    Join us for a cup of tea or coffee in aid of Festival funds....

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

    Apples and Dance!

    Venue: Daniel Owen Square, Mold

    The Daniel Owen Festival is branching out this year to celebrate the apple. More details to follow but we can promise folk dancing teams, apple-pressing, children’s activities, wildlife sessions, craft stalls and everything appley!...

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  • twmpath
    Saturday 14th October 2017, 8:00pm


    Venue: St Mary's Church Hall, King Street, Mold

    Details to follow...

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  • At_Daniel_Owen's_Grave
    Sunday October 15th 2017, 11:30 am or 12:30 pm

    By Daniel Owen’s grave

    Venue: Bethesda Chapel, New Street, Mold followed by Mold Public Cemetery Alexandra Road, Mold

    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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  • old9
    Sunday 15 October 2017, 2:00pm - 3:30pm

    Discovering Daniel Owen’s Footsteps

    Venue: Daniel Owen's statue, Daniel Owen Square, Mold

    Through a series of clues find objects and places associated with the author. More details to come. Meet at Daniel Owen’s statue, Daniel Owen Square Mold at 2:00pm. This bilingual activity around the  town will take about one and a half hours.  ...

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

    A walk around Mold’s industrial past

    Venue: Meet at Tesco's car park

      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

    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, 2:00

    The History of Nercwys Mountain

    Venue: Meet in Queen's Head car park 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.   Meet at the Queen’s Head car park on Chester Street, Mold for car sharing to Nercwys Mountain. In English and free....

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

    Theatr Clwyd Young Writers Competition award ceremony

    Venue: Clwyd Room, Theatr Clwyd

    One of the highlights of the Daniel Owen Festival is the annual Clwyd Theatr Cymru Young Writer’s Competition .  The photograph shows the 2016 three winning writers: (l to r) Branwen Davies, Rachel Carr and Rebecca Barnard. This year, the  theme of the competition is “Peace’..   . If you are under 25 and are thinking...

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  • the-drovers-arms
    Wednesday October 18 2017, 7:00pm

    Flintshire Night!

    Venue: Drovers Arms, Denbigh Road, Mold

    A bilingual open mic evening in Daniel Owen’s ‘local’. Enjoy and contribute to the fun. The theme this year is our county. We ask for contributions about is unique history and heritage, its language, music, culture and any thing you think will make us smile, think, feel nostalgic and proud! All welcome....

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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

    A walk/talk around the Non-Conformist Chapels of Pantymwyn and Gwernaffield and the workforces they served with Kevin Matthias Chair of the Mold Daniel Owen Festival and Nev Howell Trustee of Friends and Volunteer Walk Leader for Walkabout Flintshire. Meeting place is to be arranged. A joint walk with the Friends of the Clwydian Range and...

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  • brad
    Thursday 19 October 2017, 7:30

    Gareth Vaughan Williams: Education in the age of Daniel Owen

    Venue: Tyddyn Street Chapel, Mold

    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 of the area. His specialist subject is the history of education in Wales in the nineteenth century. The lecture in English is organised by...

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  • cape
    Friday 20 October 2017, 7:00 pm

    Explore the Past in North East Wales

    Venue: Loggerheads Centre Meeting room

    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. Heather is  a qualified regional Green Badge Tour Guide, and also a Blue Badge Tour Guide to guide throughout Wales. She lives in Ruthin and is passionate about history, conservation...

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