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The National Library of Wales at the Urdd National Eisteddfod


The theme for The National Library of Wales’s stand at the Urdd Eisteddfod this year will be the work and life of artist Kyffin Williams.

To celebrate a centenary since his birth, and to coincide with a large exhibition of his work, Kyffin Williams: Behind the Frame which is being shown in the Gregynog Gallery at The National Library of Wales until September 1st, the staff of the Library’s Education Service will be delivering activities for children based on paintings and drawings by the famous artist from Anglesey. Information panels will tell the story of his career, and each child visiting the stand will receive a copy of a free, colour bilingual booklet about the life of Kyffin Williams. Throughout the week young visitors will be given an opportunity to contribute towards recreating one of Kyffin Williams’s paintings, while learning about one of Wales’s most prominent artists.

On Tuesday, May 29th, artist Catrin Williams will be leading a workshop focusing on Kyffin’s painting style and technique, and children will be welcome to join in the fun between 10:30am and 4pm.

There will be a shop on the stand selling items relating to the artwork received by The National Library of Wales as gifts from Kyffin Williams, as well as the wide range of goods normally sold in the Library’s shop.

Further Information

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