Forum Eerste Wereldoorlog Forum Index Forum Eerste Wereldoorlog
Hťt WO1-forum voor Nederland en Vlaanderen
 
 FAQFAQ   ZoekenZoeken   GebruikerslijstGebruikerslijst   WikiWiki   RegistreerRegistreer 
 ProfielProfiel   Log in om je privť berichten te bekijkenLog in om je privť berichten te bekijken   InloggenInloggen   Actieve TopicsActieve Topics 

Wales war poet Hedd Wyn remembered

 
Plaats nieuw bericht   Plaats Reactie    Forum Eerste Wereldoorlog Forum Index -> Kunst Actieve Topics
Vorige onderwerp :: Volgende onderwerp  
Auteur Bericht
Yvonne
Admin


Geregistreerd op: 2-2-2005
Berichten: 45652

BerichtGeplaatst: 19 Nov 2006 8:57    Onderwerp: Wales war poet Hedd Wyn remembered Reageer met quote

Wales war poet Hedd Wyn remembered

18/11/2006

Six weeks after his death in the Passchendaele offensive of 1917, the poet Hedd Wyn was awarded the chair at the National Eisteddfod at Birkenhead.

This December a specially arranged weekend of activities has been arranged to celebrate the life and works of Hedd Wyn.

Over a quarter of a million Welshmen enlisted to fight in the 1914-1918 war. Among them was the poet Ellis Humphrey Evans of Trawsfynydd, better known under his bardic name of Hedd Wyn.

He was called up in 1917, was despatched for active service in Flanders, and was killed in August at the notorious Pilckem Ridge at the start of the Passchendaele offensive.

Six weeks later he was posthumously awarded the chair at the National Eisteddfod at Birkenhead for his poem Yr Arwr (The Hero) which he had completed shortly before his death. The chair itself was draped in black during the chairing ceremony, and has since been known as the Y Gadair Ddu (The Black Chair).

The Hedd Wyn Festival will be opened by Professor Gwyn Thomas, Walesís National Poet, who will present a lecture on Hedd Wyn on Saturday, 2 December at 2pm at Trawsfynydd Village Hall.

This will be followed by a showing of a film about Hedd Wyn with a talk by the star of the film, Huw Garmon.

On Sunday, 3 December, Dewi Prysor will lead a walk around Hedd Wynís community, visiting his home, Yr Ysgwrn.
http://www.newswales.co.uk/?section=Culture&F=1&id=9969
_________________
Met hart en ziel
De enige echte

https://twitter.com/ForumWO1
Naar boven
Bekijk gebruikers profiel Stuur privť bericht Verstuur mail Bekijk de homepage
Berichten van afgelopen:   
Plaats nieuw bericht   Plaats Reactie    Forum Eerste Wereldoorlog Forum Index -> Kunst Tijden zijn in GMT + 1 uur
Pagina 1 van 1

 
Ga naar:  
Je mag geen nieuwe onderwerpen plaatsen
Je mag geen reacties plaatsen
Je mag je berichten niet bewerken
Je mag je berichten niet verwijderen
Ja mag niet stemmen in polls


Powered by phpBB © 2001, 2002 phpBB Group