discover the 2021 festival adventures…

We made four journeys of discovery celebrating the Landscape of Faith across South Wales – discover them below!

Join the journey…

Website and exhibition launch:

Our new website, with interactive map, launches soon and we’ll be launching the Landscapes of Faith Exhibition at Llantwit Major – specially commissioned photographs by award winning international photographer Kiran Ridley.

JOURNEY 4: Bristol to Barry

John Wesley and the world faiths of modern Wales

Friday 25th June – Wednesday 30th June

Friday, 25th JuneBristolThe New Room and John Wesley’s first journey into Wales
Severn Beach – if the tide and wind is right we plan to cross over by boat in the evening to Black Rock, Wales
Saturday, 26th JuneCaerwent – the walled Roman town and temple

Devauden – where John Wesley preached for the first time in Wales

Abergavenny – on the trail of Wesley and hidden Welsh treasure

Abersychan – Wesley and modern market ministry of the Abersychan community
Sunday, 27th JuneCaerleon – the martyrdom by the Romans of Julius and Aaron
Monday, 28th JuneNewport – the Sanctuary project, welcoming people form all over the world to Wales
Cardiff – breakfast with Dr Azim Ahmed, General Secretary of the Muslim Council of Wales
Cardiff – a visit to Ty Krishna in Butetown, Cardiff Bay
Tuesday, 29th JunePenarth – exploring St Augustine’s churchyard and the international legacy of Welsh composer Joseph Parry
Lavernock – no electric, no water just a quiet peaceful ancient church on this headland
Cadoxton – a visit to hear outdoor singing from Cadoxton Primary School
Barry Island – re-telling the the story of Barruc
Wednesday, 30th JuneLlantwit Major – Landscapes of Faith fourth journey ends with an exploration of the the New Library just opening in the coastal town

The story of Tydfil – film by Landscapes of Faith/Run Wales

JOURNEY 3: Hay-on-Wye to Llantwit Major

Discovering Tydfil

Friday 18th June – Tuesday 22nd June

Thursday, 17th JuneCardiffWhitchurch: exploring the church yard and view from the tower
Cardiff – a walk with Nor’dzin, former chair of the Buddhist Council of Wales, from the Drala Jong retreat centre near Llandysul
Thursday, 17th JuneHay-on-Wye – a visit to one of the oldest non-conformist chapels in Wales, Maesyronnen
Friday, 18th JuneCapel-y-Ffin to Llangorse Lake
Saturday, 19th JuneBrecon – the story of Brychan and his children
Sunday, 20th JuneMerthyr Tydfildiscovering Tydfil
Monday, 21st JunePontypridd – The Rocking Stones
Tuesday, 22nd JuneLlantrisant to Llantwit Major

St. Patrick & Wales – film by Landscapes of Faith

JOURNEY 2: Roman Road to Llantwit Major

St Patrick in Wales and the South Wales valleys

Friday 11th June – Tuesday 15th June

Wednesday, 9th JuneCardiff – Llandaff Cathedral: a local school from Fairwater discovers treasures on their doorstep
Friday, 11th JuneSarn Helen – Maen Madoc: a mountain, Roman road & lonely ancient stone
Saturday, 12th JuneBanwen – celebrating St Patrick in Wales
Sunday, 13th JuneBanwen – celebrating St Patrick in Wales
Cwm Rhondda – a visit to the hilltop village of Penrhys to meet pilgrims and residents of an experimental community that is still developing
Monday, 14th JuneCwm Rhondda – we drop in on a South Wales valleys Primary school and the flagship youth project in Porth Valleys Kids
Ogwr, Garw, Llyfni – the South Wales valleys – early Welsh scholarship, the Mari Lwyd, a mining valley pub where the great hymn Calon Lan was written…
Tuesday, 15th JuneLlangeinor – discovering the local Welsh pioneers who shaped America.
Llantwit Major – second journey ends with a book launch & talk about Wales and Paul Tillich

JOURNEY 1: Strata Florida to Llantwit Major

The adventure begins. A slow bicycle ramble through Wales

Tuesday 1st June – Sunday 6th June

Tuesday, 1st June TregaronStrata Florida Abbey : a special place of quiet and beauty since the bronze age
Wednesday, 2nd JuneLlandewi Brefi – Discovering the history of St David
LampeterWales’ oldest university
Skanda Vale – a multi-faith ashram with elephants in the Carmarthenshire hills
Talley Abbeyquiet and beautiful ruins set among little lakes
Thursday, 3rd JuneLlandovery – we’ll be singing the praises of Wales’ greatest hymn writer
DefynnogEurope’s ancient Yew tree and a place where Welsh Methodism crystalized and sparkled
Friday, 4th JuneSwansea – on the trail of St David at Llangyfelach
Swansea – Peace Mala: Wales’ world peace mission
Neath Abbeysimply stunning
Port Talbota view from the mountain
Saturday, 5th JuneThe Celtic Coast – ancient stones:
MargamMargam Stones Museum
Laleston & Merthyr MawrLaleston Stones Trail
Llantwit MajorThe Museum of Celtic Stones
Sunday, 6th JuneLlantwit Major: our first journey ends with the opening of the New Library at Llantwit Major

There’ll be many more activities and stories to discover over the next months and years.

Let us know if you have any stories that you would like to share with us about your community.

Best wishes,

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