Sunday, August 29, 2021 - 15:00

Between The Trees Festival, Candleston Campsite, Merthyr Mawr, Bridgend, Wales CF32 0LS

Phil Cope, Holy Wells on our Doorstep | Between the Trees Festival

Author and photographer Phil Cope's book The Living Wells of Wales takes us on a journey through the sacred wells of Wales, from  Anglesey to Gwent. On his way 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 poems inspired by Welsh wells. For further information and to buy tickets visit: