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A virtual wine tasting experience with Cwîn y Gwîn, tasting a Welsh rosé from Tintern Parva, an Aussie white made from French varietals and an organic red from Northern Spain.
Your tasting pack will include a 125ml measure of all three wines, a tasting sheet to write your own tasting notes, and access to a video guiding you through each wine.
Your pack will be delivered on Friday 14 May or Saturday 15 May.
Tafwyl is delighted to be collaborating with Philadelphia Folk Festival, North America’s oldest music festival, which typically attracts 35,000 visitors, and is celebrating its 59th year.
This is another pioneering festival, which is offering a fully digital music experience for the first time this year, taking place from the 13th-16th of August 2020.
Al Lewis, an Award winning Welsh language Singer Songwriter’s incredible performance at Tafwyl will be relived as part of the festival, as well as opportunities to enjoy some of Tafwyl’s other highlights. Al said:
“I’m incredibly excited about sharing my performance from this year’s Tafwyl festival with the attendees of the Philadelphia Folk Festival. I’m very proud of my Welsh roots and to be able to share our culture and music with people from across the world is one of the main reasons why I love doing this job. I hope in the coming years’ I’ll be able to go to Philadelphia and perform these songs in person! Thank you to Tafwyl & Arts Council of Wales for enabling this project to happen.”
We are grateful to Wales Arts International for the support in making this possible. Eluned Hâf, Head of Wales Arts International said:
“As one of the International Partners of Philadelphia Folk Festival this year, and as part of our investment in the UNESCO Decade of Indigenous Languages, we are proud to be able to bring Philadephia a Welsh postcard of music in the form of Al Lewis’s outstanding performance at Tafwyl. This is a fantastic opportunity to put Welsh music on an international stage and to capitalize on the ability of digital festivals to transport artists and audiences to all corners of the world – from Cardiff Castle to Pennsylvania.”
Today sees the publication of the Tafwyl 2020 Evaluation Report highlighting our audience’s hugely positive response to this year’s digital Festival.
Following the huge success of Tafwyl 2019 (recently recognized at the Cardiff Life Awards as the city’s best event) the concept of Tafwyl was further developed this year, under Covid19’s challenging circumstances, via a virtual broadcast.
On Saturday 20th June, this innovative event took place with an ambitious programme being streamed live from Tafwyl’s most recent home, Cardiff Castle, directly into people’s homes.
The festival was watched by a global audience of more than 8,000 who tuned in to enjoy a digital version of Tafwyl – Cardiff’s annual celebration of Welsh arts and culture – with people watching from the USA, Japan, Netherlands, Spain and France to name but a few.
During a worrying time for the arts, artists, and the event industry alike, the festival provided essential cultural output and industry support at a time when it was most needed.
The established blend of live music, literature, discussions and activities made up the programme:
• 10 artists performing 50 songs;
• 60 speakers across 19 discussion groups and Q&As;
• 16 children’s workshops;
• Over 50 stalls in a virtual market on Facebook;
• Performances by Cardiff & The Vale of Glamorgan’s schools.
40% of the audience watched all afternoon, with a further 46% dipping in and out. 93% felt that the Festival was welcoming and 99% said they’re likely to return next year.
As we look towards 2021, we will build on the vast array of new experiences this year whilst continuing to review our vision to secure a bright future for this ground-breaking festival, which will celebrate its 15th birthday next year!
Planning for the future will require us to learn from our past events and evolve to provide the best possible experience for our audience, and continue to be an inclusive and proud festival celebrating the Welsh language, arts and culture in the heart of Cardiff.
There will be further exciting announcements over the coming months
With Tafwyl being held online this year, you’ll need to create your own festival vibe at home! How about decorating the garden with Tafwyl bunting by artist Efa Lois, or having a go at cooking your own version of Ffwrnes Pizza? If you’ll be able to collect some elderflower today, you’ll be able to make some elderflower champagne just in time for Tafwyl! Share pictures of your homemade Tafwyl with us on #tafwyl20
Tara’s top camping tips:
Tafwyl Paper Fortune-teller:
Yup, we know…having a virtual festival just isn’t quite the same as the real thing!
But let’s concentrate on the positives…
You won’t have to queue to get into the castle…
— sᴀᴍ ʀʜʏs (@sam_rhys) June 22, 2019
No queues to the bar…
— Beth? (@Bethddiawl) June 24, 2019
You can buy your own beer (or even better…order a delivery from St Cannas to your door!)
pan ti’n gweld pris peint yn Tafwyl pic.twitter.com/ANiGqBLjha
— • elin • (@elinglaves) June 22, 2019
You can order a take away instead of queuing for food…
O'r diwadd, bron â chyrraedd ffrynt ciw Ffwrnes Pizza yn Tafwyl.. pic.twitter.com/0H9ucXxmcE
— Ffion Mair (@MissFfiParr) June 22, 2019
The Super Tidy burger kits by The Grazing Shed come with everything you need to re-create their famous burgers. Pick from the Haystacks, John Wayne, Vegan Smoke Stack or Quarter Pounder Family pack. All you need to do is light up the bbq!
Promo code: £5 off with ‘TAFWYLBYRGER’ until 10 May
Mr Croquewich will be bringing you all the festival feels with a special Tafwyl box which will include their stacked up ‘grill at home’ grilled cheese sandwiches and delicious snickerdoodle cheesecake cookie sandwiches.
Order: https://www.mrcroquewich.co.uk/ (pre-order only)