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Wales International Storytelling Festival

Start Date: 02 July 2021
End Date: 04 July 2021

Beyond the Border returns with a new location and a packed programme of artists, musicians and outdoor arts around the theme of "Reimagining our Futures" at this year’s Wales International Storytelling Festival

Over the course of the three-day festival at the National Trust Dinefwr, Carmarthenshire, we will be celebrating the mix of artists, familiar faces and new voices in storytelling from across Wales and the World! There will be family stories, live music as well as opportunities to chill out and enjoy nature across the park. There will be onsite camping as well as access to the beautiful buildings located on the site at Dinefwr


For Families

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We have a packed programme of events across the weekend which includes Citrus Arts aerial arts and circus skills workshops, puppet shows with Hand to Mouth and stories from Marion Leeper, Triptych, Cath Little, Anna Podesta, Farah Morley and Milly Jackdaw. Plus, storywalks around Dinefwr, Silent Celidih (with headphones) and stargazing and bedtime stories.

There's also loads for adults too! Just see below!



Day Tickets go on sale from 1st April for Friday evening, all day Saturday and Sunday starting from £35 for an adult, as well as discounts for children and National Trust Members.

Limited Second Tier Tickets are NOW on sale for weekend and weekend camping, which ends the 31st March when ticket prices will go up.


International Artists

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Canada’s Ivan Coyote recently celebrated 25 years of international touring as a storyteller, musician, performer and writer, and joins Marta Singh, born in Argentina, now a Canadian citizen. Singer and flamenco dancer Tamar Llana, from Toronto and musician Demetri Petsalakis draw on an incredible array of cultural inspirations.

Norway’s Mimesis Heidi Dahlsveen will be blending Norse mythology with autobiographical material and one of the acknowledged masters of European storytelling Abbi Patrix (Norway/France) who fuses together storytelling with music, theatre, dance and mime will perform with percussionist, composer and improviser Linda Edsjö, from Sweden.

We will be showcasing all this British talent:

Jan Blake, Ben Haggarty, Daniel Morden, Clare Murphy, Michael Harvey, Dafydd Davies-Hughes, Cath Little, Tamar Eluned Williams, Mair Tomos Ifans, Sioned Webb, Nuala Dunn and more…



Beyond the Border Family Adventure

Wales’ Folk Awards Best solo artist Gwilym Bowen Rhys; three-times nominated BBC Radio 2 ‘Folk Musician of the Year Will Pound; plus duo Gwilym Morus-Baird and Owen Shiers. Just confirmed Welsh Harpist Catrin Finch and Seckou Keita performing music from their second album, SOAR.




Dinefwr Park and Castle
SA19 6RT

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2nd to 4th July 2021, Daytime and Overnight Camping available



Second tier tickets are now on sale and finish on 31st March before full price tickets go on sale from 1 April. National Trust Members can access discounted tickets.

There are individual day time tickets for adults, children aged 6-17, and under 5s go free!

We also offer Family Tickets which includes camping onsite in a parkland nature reserve. Prices for 4 people in a Family Ticket start from £298 for the whole weekend and Camping £363.

Find more info about prices and Book your Tickets Online Here



Looking for more Fun Family Friendly Events and Activities that are on Now or Coming Soon -  Then Visit Our What’s On in West Wales Page

Not all Fab Family Events make it over to West Wales so if you Fancy Treating the Family with a Trip Further A Field to see Larger Family Events – Then Visit Our Family Events Worth Travelling to Page


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