Phil Cope

Phil Cope is a photographer, writer, teacher, and cultural exhibition designer whose subjects have included the footballer John Charles, Paul Robeson and Wales and the Spanish Civil War. He was Head of Drama, and Deputy Head of English in the Welsh Joint Education Committee. The author and photographer has published Borderlands (2013) and the Holy Wells series which includes: Holy Wells: Wales (2008), Holy Wells: Cornwall (2010), and Holy Wells: Scotland (2015).

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Author Events

Wednesday 15th May, 19:00
Brynmawr

Author and photographer Phil Cope will be launching his latest book The Living Wells of Wales (Seren 2019) at the Brynmawr Historical Society. Phil takes us on a journey through the sacred wells of Wales where he discovers wells in city centres and, quite literally, in the middle of nowhere – on mountainsides, in deserted valleys, on the coast, in sea caves. They include healing wells, cursing wells, and wells named for saints, Satan, witches, angels, fairies, friars, nuns, hermits, murderers and hangmen. Cope’s atmospheric photographs are accompanied by folk tales, myths and legends,...

Tuesday 30th April, 19:00
Holywell

Author and photographer Phil Cope will be talking about his latest book The Living Wells of Wales (Seren 2019). Phil takes us on a journey through the sacred wells of Wales where he discovers wells in city centres and, quite literally, in the middle of nowhere – on mountainsides, in deserted valleys, on the coast, in sea caves. They include healing wells, cursing wells, and wells named for saints, Satan, witches, angels, fairies, friars, nuns, hermits, murderers and hangmen. Cope’s atmospheric photographs are accompanied by folk tales, myths and legends, conversations with well-keepers and...

Tuesday 30th April, 14:00
Mold

Author and photographer Phil Cope will be talking about his latest book The Living Wells of Wales (Seren 2019). Phil takes us on a journey through the sacred wells of Wales where he discovers wells in city centres and, quite literally, in the middle of nowhere – on mountainsides, in deserted valleys, on the coast, in sea caves. They include healing wells, cursing wells, and wells named for saints, Satan, witches, angels, fairies, friars, nuns, hermits, murderers and hangmen. Cope’s atmospheric photographs are accompanied by folk tales, myths and legends, conversations with well-keepers and...

Monday 29th April, 19:00
Denbigh

Author and photographer Phil Cope will be talking about his latest book The Living Wells of Wales (Seren 2019). Phil takes us on a journey through the sacred wells of Wales where he discovers wells in city centres and, quite literally, in the middle of nowhere – on mountainsides, in deserted valleys, on the coast, in sea caves. They include healing wells, cursing wells, and wells named for saints, Satan, witches, angels, fairies, friars, nuns, hermits, murderers and hangmen. Cope’s atmospheric photographs are accompanied by folk tales, myths and legends, conversations with well-keepers and...

Monday 29th April, 14:00
Rhyl

Author and photographer Phil Cope will be talking about his latest book The Living Wells of Wales (Seren 2019). Phil takes us on a journey through the sacred wells of Wales where he discovers wells in city centres and, quite literally, in the middle of nowhere – on mountainsides, in deserted valleys, on the coast, in sea caves. They include healing wells, cursing wells, and wells named for saints, Satan, witches, angels, fairies, friars, nuns, hermits, murderers and hangmen. Cope’s atmospheric photographs are accompanied by folk tales, myths and legends, conversations with well-keepers and...

Sunday 28th April, 14:00

Author and photographer Phil Cope will be talking about his latest book The Living Wells of Wales (Seren 2019). Phil takes us on a journey through the sacred wells of Wales where he discovers wells in city centres and, quite literally, in the middle of nowhere – on mountainsides, in deserted valleys, on the coast, in sea caves. They include healing wells, cursing wells, and wells named for saints, Satan, witches, angels, fairies, friars, nuns, hermits, murderers and hangmen. Cope’s atmospheric photographs are accompanied by folk tales, myths and legends, conversations with well-keepers and...