Children's Festival of Welsh History 2016

Wales and the Industrial Revolution:
Looking for young writers

The aim of the Children’s Festival of Welsh History, in September 2018, will be to stage 12 different shows presenting the Industrial Revolution in Wales. During the festival the shows, depicting industries such as copper, slate, coal, tin, iron and wool, will all be staged at heritage sites all over Wales.

The 12 young witers will attend a series of training days organised by the National Library of Wales, Literature Wales and Theatr Genedlaethol Cymru.

The shows:

  1. Copper
  2. Slate
  3. Iron
  4. Tin
  5. Coal/David Davies Llandinam
  6. Water/Power
  7. Wool
  8. Dic Penderyn
  9. Drovers
  10. Inventiveness/Entrepreneurship
  11. Maritime Industry
  12. The Future Industries of Wales

The scripts for the short plays will need to be presented by the end of 2017. During the first part of 2018, each of the plays, dependant on funding, will be developed by professional directors and actors, and the 12 shows will be staged as part of the Children’s Festival of Welsh History 2018.

Training days:

The 12 young writers will each receive £300 towards travelling costs to the training days.

If you are between the age of 16 – 25, with an interest in Welsh history and writing for children, then go for it! Complete the application form (Welsh only) and send it before the closing date, May 15th 2017. We will be announcing the successful applicants at this years’ National Urdd Eisteddfod Pen- y- Bont ar Ogwr, Taf and Elai.

Application Form (Welsh only)