Sunday, March 8, 2020 - 15:00

Tregwynt Mansion Ballroom, Castlemorris, Fishguard, Haverfordwest, Pembrokeshire SA62 5UU

PHIL COPE | LIVING WELLS OF WALES, FISHGUARD ARTS SOCIETY

A Welsh /Irish Sunday with facts, fictions and stunning photographs. Author and photographer Phil Cope will be talking about his latest book The Living Wells of Wales ( Seren, 2019) which takes us on a journey through the sacred wells of Wales, from the 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. This is his fourth title in the Holy Wells series, preceded by volumes on Scotland, Cornwall and the Borderlands.  There will also be stories from Wales with Deb Winter and a guest storyteller from Ireland Lorraine O'Dwyer. For further information visit: www.fishguardartssociety.org.ukor email: fishguardartssociety@yahoo.co.uk