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Literature festival returns to Dinefwr Castle

Literature festival returns to Dinefwr Castle


Dinefwr Literature Festival returns to the stunning surroundings of Dinefwr Park and Castle in the heart of the Carmarthenshire countryside this summer.

The three-day bilingual festival is back with 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.

Among the first names to be announced are: the Welsh singer and songwriter Charlotte Church BBC Radio 1 DJ and writer Huw

Stephens; comedian Bridget Christie and Gillian Clarke, the National Poet of Wales.

This year’s full music line-up is yet to be announced but early names confirmed include Carmarthenshire’s beguilingly intimate Welsh pop duo, Trwbador, the Alex Dingley Band and alternative folk band, Plu.

There’ll plenty of entertainment throughout the weekend for children including the brilliant Wimpy Kid Show in which host Alastair Watson brings to life Jeff Kinney’s international bestselling children’s books.

Lleucu Siencyn, Chief Executive of Literature Wales said that the DinefwrAPark and Castle was a very special place for a festival.


“We’re very lucky to have the use of such a beautiful venue to host our festival. The backdrop of breathtaking views and the rich cultural history seeping from the ground makes it a magical place where great things can happen. With new names being added to the line-up every week the programme is getting better and better, we can’t wait until June.”

Dinefwr Park and Castle is located on the edge of Llandeilo, Carmarthenshire. There is a dedicated camping area, surrounded by woodlands and with breathtaking views, a short stroll from the festival site and within easy reach of the festival’s many food stalls selling local produce.

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