Tŷ Cymru - The Wales Dome returns to the Hay Festival this year giving visitors the opportunity to have a fully immersive experience of Wales without leaving the festival site. Located just to the left of the main entrance, Tŷ Cymru / The Wales Dome, will feature films showcasing the best Wales has to offer in the Creative Sector and Major Events, as well as allowing visitors to see some of Wales’s most stunning historical sites and visitor attractions via the Cadw, Visit Wales and Transport for Wales 360 videos.
On Saturday 27th of May at 12pm, Welsh comedians Kiri Pritchard-McLean and Esyllt Sears will talk about their brand new comedy travel podcast, Pod of Wales, produced by Little Wander, in association with Visit Wales. Kiri & Esyllt are becoming tourists in their beloved homeland, travelling the length and breadth of Wales to sample regional food and drink, warm hospitality, well-known landmarks, hidden gems and local characters, all to inspire visitors from home and across the globe. Discover their secret travel habits in this entertaining talk including an audience Q&A.Read more here: Comedy travel podcast Pod of Wales | Visit Wales
On Thursday 1st of June, at 11.30am, Tŷ Cymru - The Wales Dome will host a discussion on ‘How culture and football have changed the way Cymru views itself in the world’. Join us for a discussion, Chaired by Lleucu Siencyn, with the editors of Welsh [Plural], Darren Chetty, Hanan Issa, Grug Muse and Iestyn Tyne. This will be followed by a recital from Hanan Issa, the National Poet of Wales, of her poem 'The Crowd Gathers', which is part of a Gŵyl Cymru Festival event in partnership with Arts Council of Wales and the Football Association of Wales.
There will also be an opportunity for visitors to join Bannau Brycheiniog National Park's writers in residence, Owen Thomas and Rebecca Thomas, as they discuss creative responses to the climate and nature crises, talk about their ongoing projects and read extracts from their work, followed by a Q&A session, on Thursday 1 June at 2.30pm.
Whilst The National Forest of Wales will show their 360 film, as well as weaving the story of the National Forest on Friday 2nd June from 11am. Llais y Goedwig will be joining them to support with two activities – creating poems about the values and sensory experiences of the National Forest inside Tŷ Cymru - The Wales Dome, and some willow weaving on the green space just outside the dome. And a new film featuring the very best the Wales Coast Path has to offer will be showcasing some of the most scenic routes around the Wales Coast Path will also be shown.