• shwmaesumae15Hydref
    Saturday 15 October 2016, 10:00am - 11:00am

    Shwmae Su’mae!

    Venue: Mold Town library, Earl Road, Mold

    Come for a chat in Welsh over a cup of tea (or a ‘paned!) in the Library. A warm welcome to learners and Welsh speakers of all proficiencies! This year is the fourth year for Shwmae Sumae day on October 15th. Remember to take this opportunity to celebrate the Welsh language in your school, college, workplace,...

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    Saturday 15th October 2016, 1:00pm-1:30pm

    Cambria Band launch the Festival

    Venue: Daniel Owen's statue

    Very appropriately the popular Cambria band get the festival going with their characteristic selection of stirring tunes, Welsh melodies and old favourites. They will be at Daniel Owen’s statue in Daniel Owen Square and around the street market. They’re not to be missed!...

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  • Big draw
    Saturday 15 October 2016, 1:30 pm - 3:30pm

    Daniel Owen’s washing line – art activity for all the family

    Venue: Mold Library, Earl Road CH7 1AP

    Creative art session with artist Eleri Jones  Imagine garments made by tailor Daniel Owen and make a washing-line of them to sway in the breeze! Come in fancy-dress if you like! A change to explore your artistic side and have fun with all the family in this creative art session with all materials provided. Children must be...

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  • Cor YMG
    Saturday 15th October 2016, 7:00pm

    Charity Concert

    Venue: Bethesda chapel, New Street, Mold CH7 1NZ

    A charity concert with two of Mold’s most talented choral singing groups both of which have charmed audiences throughout the country. Ysgol Maes Garmon’s choir under the baton of  Nia Wyn Jones, fresh form their success at the opening of the Urdd eisteddfod at Flint have excelled themselves in recent years and performed at the...

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  • Sunday 16 October 2016, 2:00pm - 3:30pm

    Tracing Daniel Owen’s Footsteps

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

    Join local historian David Rowe as he explores Mold in the footsteps of Daniel Owen.  This guided walk will call, amongst other places, at Daniel Owen’s birthplace; where he used to work as a tailor; his shop; his house; and the chapel where he worshipped. Begin the festival week with a vie w of Mold...

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    Sunday 16 October 2016, 5:30

    A Service of appreciation of Roger Edwards

    Venue: Bethesda Chapel, New Street, Mold

    Amongst Revd Roger Edwards’s many accomplishments, he is to be credited for his influence on the literary career of Daniel Owen, the subject of our festival.   According to the Dictionary of Welsh Biography: As editor of Y Drysorfa ( 1847-86 ; up to 1853 jointly with John Roberts of Liverpool ), by first publishing in serial form his own novels, starting with Y Tri Brawd , 1866 , he allayed Methodist suspicion of...

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    Monday 17th October 2016, 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 Troedio Clwyd walkers continues in 2015 with three 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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  • Manon Eames llen
    Monday 17 October 2016, 7:30

    The festival lecture by Manon Eames

    Venue: Bethesda Chapel, New Street, Mold

    It’s a great pleasure to announce that the lecturer for this year’s annual lecture is Manon Eames. She is especially known to us in Mold as the writer of Treflan (2002) an adaptation of three of Daniel Owen’s novels. She is an actress, presenter and writer who has worked in Welsh and English in Wales and...

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    Tuesday 18 October 2016, 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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  • Clwyd Theatr Cymru's Theatre for Young People Daniel Owen New Writing Award for 2012. Dave Humphreys, Highly Commended; Kate Wasserberg, Associate Director of Clwyd Theatr Cymru responsible for new writing, who was the judge, handing the prize to the winner Margaret Allan; with Catherine Doyle, who was also Highly Commended
    Tuesday 18 October 2016, 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 . This year, to mark 100 years since the birth of Roald Dahl, the theme for the competition in 2106 is ‘ The Unexpected –  a twist in the tale!’.   You can get more details by...

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  • Wednesday October 19th 2016, 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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    Wednesday October 19th 2016, 7:00pm

    Open mic evening

    Venue: Drovers Arms, Denbigh Road, Mold

    A bilingual open mic evening in Daniel Owen’s ‘local’. Enjoy and contribute to the fun. Learn about the ‘Taith yr Iaith’ project and lots more....

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  • tomen y rhodwydd
    Thursday 20 October 2016, 10:00am

    A walk: Llandegla and its connections with Daniel Owen

    Venue: Meet at Llandegla village car park

    This is a 4-mile walk from Llandegla village centre car park taking in the Motte and Bailey of  Tomen y Rhodwydd, St Tegla’s Well and passing Rhos ddigre, the home of Daniel Owen’s mother. Kevin Matthias will also indicate the area’s other connections with Daniel Owen. A joint walk with the Friends of the Clwydian...

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  • Peter Lord
    Thursday 20 October 2016, 7:30

    Peter Lord: The Place of Richard Wilson in the history of Landscape Painting

    Venue: Tyddyn Street Chapel, Mold

    Peter Lord is an art historian who specialises in the study of the visual culture of Wales. He has particular interests in the artisan painters of the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries, in the imaging of industrial Wales in the first half of the twentieth century, and in the theoretical questions which arise from the study of visual culture in a nation...

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    Friday 21 October, 2:00

    Loggerheads Walk

    Venue: Meet at the Loggerheads Visitor Centre

    Take a leisurely walk with Denbighshire Countryside service expert David Shiel and learn about the history and ecology of the fascinating area of Loggerheads. This was the location for much of the action in Daniel Owen’s novel Enoc Huws based on lead mining and the characters that surrounded the industry. The walk along the Leete...

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    Friday 21 October, 7:00 pm

    The North Wales Weather

    Venue: Loggerheads Centre Meeting room

    A talk arranged by the Friends of The Clwydian Range and Dee Valley about North Wales weather by Professor Robert Moore. Robert is a keen amateur Meteorologist and Professor Emeritus in Sociology and Social Policy at Liverpool University. He is also a member of Friends of CRDV. His website says “I run a small weather...

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