Unique Kyffin merchandise to be sold at the London Welsh Emporium

05/03/2019

Exclusive product related to the artist Sir Kyffin Williams will be sold by the National Library of Wales’s shop at this year's Welsh Emporium event in London. The event, which celebrates the craftsmanship, products and skills of Welsh companies, will be held at the London Welsh Centre on the 10th of March 2019, from 11am to 5pm.

The Library's stand is arranged in conjunction with the Welsh Books Council.

Attendees will be able to purchase a range of products inspired by the iconic Kyffin Williams collections held at the National Library of Wales. Items to be sold include prints, notebooks, posters, mugs and other household goods.

The Library will also take the opportunity to highlight its Framing the Future campaign. This special project funds conservation frames for Kyffin Williams paintings. Generous donations by the public have already enabled us to frame several paintings and the hope is to do more with further support.

Publications from Wales, both Welsh and English language, for children and adults will be sold at the event. In addition, during the day several signing sessions will be held at the stall with a chance to say hello to:

Elliw Gwawr, baker and political correspondent (11.30-12.15)
Rob Gittins, author of chilling psychological novels (12.30-1.15)
Cai Parry-Jones signs his book The Jews of Wales - A History (1.30-2.15)
Aled Eirug signs his volumes on the opposition to the Great War (2.30-3.15)

The event is held as part of the wider schedule of the Welsh Week in London.

The Welsh Emporium aims to exhibit the very best of Welsh products, from food to drink, crafts, household goods and Welsh and English publications.

Pedr ap Llwyd, Director and Deputy Chief Executive and Librarian of the National Library of Wales said:

"Kyffin Williams had very close ties with London and I’m glad to see the Library working closely with the Welsh Books Council to offer quality Welsh goods to the London market and local buyers, and subsequently further prominence to the magnitude of this artist.”

Helgard Krause, Chief Executive of the Welsh Books Council added:

"As part of the Welsh Week in London celebrations, we look forward to being a part of the Emporium event. It's a great opportunity to showcase the amazing variety being published in Wales at the moment.”

 

 

Further Information
Elen Hâf Jones [01970 632 534] or post@llgc.org.uk
Emma Evans [01970 624 151] or castellbrychan@llyfrau.cymru