Wednesday, February 12, 2020 - 14:30

U3A Swansea, Faraday Building (opposite. Theatr Taliesin), Swansea University, Sketty, Swansea SA2 8PZ

Phil Cope | Living Wells of Wales @ U3A Swansea

Author and photographer Phil Cope will be talking about his latest book The Living Wells of Wales ( Seren i2019) 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.  For further information email or phone 01792 367 512