Windsong of the Blessed Bay

Don’t miss this wonderful performance @ Taliesin Arts Centre led by Professor David Britton – information here.

Memory, myth and history collide in this beautiful and compelling tale of a brave young Welsh woman, blind since birth, who sets out from Pembrokeshire’s St Brides Bay in her grandfather’s fishing boat to make the great catch he had always dreamed of. Guided by a cormorant, she meets a variety of colourful characters in this spectacular and moving dramatic experience, rich in the songs and stories which bind Wales and the world. Windsongs of the Blessed Bay is a family show featuring a cast of top Welsh acting talent, the haunting original songs of Boys for the Hill folk favourite Andy Tamlyn Jones, and the extraordinary puppetry concepts of Singaporean puppet master Benjamin Ho.

How nightmares turned a Swansea professor into a demon hunter

Wales Online have published a fantastic article this week focused on Swansea University Professor Dr Kasia Skapowska’s work on demonology.

Kasia will be one of the lead speakers at an international conference in Swansea University this spring exploring the range and variation of demonic entities the Ancient Egyptians believed capable of harm and help.

The conference will also examine a “demon base” (database) of around 4,000 Ancient Egyptian demons uncovered by Kasia and others in the Ancient Egyptian Demonology Project. Read more here!