Gwanwyn at the Gregynog Festival

Source : Age Cymru
Published on 18 June 2014 11:00 AM

Age Cymru's Gwanwyn Festival is joining forces with Gregynog Festival to hold a ‘Battle of Montgomery Day’ dance session on Saturday 21 June.

The historical dance workshop, led by dancing Master Steven Player and Baroque violinist Adrian Butterfield, takes place at 11:30am in the Upper Room of Montgomery Town Hall.

Gwanwyn’s Coordinator Emma Robinson says:

“We’re delighted to work in partnership with the Gregynog Festival again this year, exploring the impact of the English Civil War on musicians in Mid Wales and the Borders.

“Powys residents can experience dances and the sound world of the largest Civil War battle in Wales which took place in Montgomery in September 1644.

“We’re proud to support this day through our Gwanwyn Festival, celebrating creativity in older age.”

Dr Rhian Davies, Artistic Director of the Gregynog Festival, says:

“We’re delighted to partner with Age Cymru’s Gwanwyn Festival again this year.

“Our ‘Battle of Montgomery Day’ includes performances and re-enactments at historic sites all over the town of Montgomery including the Castle, Church and Town Hall.”

The dance workshop will be held in Montgomery’s Georgian Town Hall, situated in the heart of the town centre on Broad Street, Montgomery, Powys, SY15 6PH.

Advanced booking for the workshop is recommended via the Gregynog Festival  website or by calling 01686 207100, with tickets only £5 for adults.

This ideal family-friendly ‘Battle of Montgomery Day’ is £10 for adults and free for young people thanks to additional sponsorship from Cadw.

Founded in 1933, Gregynog Festival is the oldest extant classical music festival in Wales and a Signature Event of the Major Events Unit, Welsh Government (Visit Wales).

This year’s Festival runs from 13 to 29 June.

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