Originally from Anglesey, Rhiannon Ifans, has lived for many years in Penrhyn-coch, Aberystwyth. She is an expert on medieval literature and folk studies. In 1980 she published, with her husband Dafydd, a contemporary version of the Mabinogion legends. She won the Tir na n-Og prize in 2000 for her book Chwedlau o’r Gwledydd Celtaidd, and then for the second time in 2003 for Dewi Sant. In 2019, she won the Prose Medal at the National Eisteddfod of Wales in Conwy for her novel, Ingrid, set in Stuttgart in Germany – telling the story of a glamorous woman who is slowly losing her mind. Her books are published by Y Lolfa.
Welsh-language course: Y Mabinogion
Join Rhiannon Ifans for a day of exploring, discussing and learning about the Mabinogion and other Welsh legends. We will look in more detail at familiar stories, consider the conclusions of different experts, and learn a host of interesting facts. We will also turn our hand to writing and to creating our own legend based, possibly, on the name of a place that interests you. Or perhaps you want to bring an element of magic to your forthcoming novel? This is the course for you!
Click through to the Welsh side of the website for more details. We encourage those who are learning Welsh to a higher level, or those who have lost confidence in their Welsh skills but are looking to get back into it to join us on these Welsh-language courses – where you will be met by encouragement and support. Please contact us if you’d like to discuss the suitability of these courses for you.
Tea, coffee and confectionery will be available throughout the day, and a light lunch will be served as part of the course price. If travelling remotely, or wanting to stay overnight, ask us about the price of accommodation.