Children's Festival of Welsh History 2016

KATE by Janet Aethwy

Carys Gwilym Actor - Carys Gwilym

A show that follows the life of one of Wales’ most important authors - Kate Roberts. Born in Rhosgadfan, she saw the effects of the Great War on her family and her community; in discovering more about her background, we gain a better understanding of what compelled her to write.

Although given a ‘respectable’ status by the Welsh community, in truth, she was a stubborn rebel - a woman before her time who worked in the world of men and who gave a voice, through her writing, to the ordinary person. She saw unfairness and unbalance in the world and whilst she was often criticised for being pessimistic, in reality she saw the truth - the truth that is a part of our history - and which she experienced herself throughout her life.