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Tue 22nd May - Sun 22nd Jun

Dinefwr Literature Festival

@ Dinefwr Park and Castle, Llandeilo

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Dinefwr Literature Festival

The Dinefwr Literature Festival, a celebration of words, music and landscape, returns to the stunning surroundings of Dinefwr Park and Castle in the heart of the Carmarthenshire countryside from Friday 20th – Sunday 22nd June 2014.

Among the first names to be announced are: BBC Radio 1 DJ and writer Huw Stephens; comedian Bridget Christie; the 2013 Costa Award-winning debut novelist Nathan Filer; the writer and poet Owen Sheers; National poet of Wales, Gillian Clarke; performance poet and author Steven Camden aka Polarbear and Helen Dunmore, British poet, novelist and children’s writer.

The first music acts confirmed are Welsh singer and songwriter Charlotte Church; Carmarthenshire’s beguilingly intimate Welsh pop duo, Trwbador; Adrian Edmondson & the Bad Shepherds the Alex Dingley Band and alternative folk band, Plu.

There will be English and Welsh-language events taking place over the weekend, with confirmed writers from Wales including: Cynan Jones; Aneirin Karadog, the Welsh language Children’s Poet Laureate; Deborah Kay Davies 2009 winner of the Wales Book of the Year; and Rhian Edwards, multi-award winning poet and musician.

Dinefwr Literature Festival prides itself on being family-friendly, so there’ll plenty of entertainment throughout the weekend for children including the brilliant Wimpy Kid Show in which host Alastair Watson brings to life Jeff Kinney’s international bestselling children’s books. The festival also welcomes Nicola Davies, former presenter of the Really Wild Show and Sarah KilBride, author of the Princess Evie books.

Adult Weekend passes start at £45 for Earlybird and Locals bookings (Early Bird Tickets now on sale) which includes entrance to all festival events. After 1 March, Adult Weekend passes are £65, with a discount for National Trust, Cadw and Literature Wales members.

Adult Day tickets start at £20; children under 5 go free, and weekend and day tickets for children aged 6-16 are £10 and £5 respectively. (Day Tickets will be available from Saturday 1 March)

Camping tickets are additional: £20 per tent for a maximum of four people sharing and £30 for live-in vehicles; (£10 and £20 for Earlybird and Locals). See website for applicable local postcodes.

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Visit www.dinefwrliteraturefestival.co.uk/ for more information.