Body | Land | Place

Join us on the Llŷn Peninsula for a weekend of events that imagines the movements of place-making through dance practice – symposium, film screenings, performance, talks and discussion, twmpath, breakfast conversation and walk.

Saturday 12/10/2019 10.30am – 4.15pm

Plas Glyn-y-Weddw, Llanbedrog


£15 inc. refreshments and lunch (Please advise if you have special dietary requirements)

Curated and led by movement artist-in-residence Simon Whitehead, this symposium is open to all with an interest in the places we make, the lands that shape us and our bodies that move through them.

Presentations by dance artists Simon Whitehead, Robbie Synge and Angharad Harrop, alongside creative producer Chris Ricketts. Dance film screenings of work by Rosemary Butcher, Eiko and Koma, Jess Lerner/Tanya Syed, Adele Vye and Cleophée Lior Moser.

Movement artist Simon Whitehead works from both his base in rural west Wales and internationally. He lived in the north of Llŷn for a period in the 90’s and working on projects with Plas Glyn-y-Weddw is enabling him to re-visit some of his works from this period as well as developing new work. We are creating a memory of the dance hall that stood at Plas in Solomon Andrews’ time by creating a scented dance lawn with artist Jacques Nimki, and a special performance commission for the lawn will be announced during the symposium.

Tickets must be purchased for the symposium – follow the link at the bottom of the page or phone the gallery on 01758 740763

Saturday 12/10/2019

7.30pm, St Pedrog’s Church Hall, Llanbedrog

Twmpath with Carreg Bica and dance artist Rosalind Holgate-Smith

Tickets £6/£4

For a number of years Simon Whitehead has organised a twmpath at Abercych village Hall in Pembrokeshire and now brings the experience to Llanbedrog. The renowned folk band Carreg Bica – Julie Murphy, Ceri Rhys Matthews (two of the founder members of Fernhill), Ceri Owen Jones and Elsa Davies will create a special atmosphere.

During the evening there will be a performance by Rosiland Holgate-Smith

Light refreshments available

Tickets must be purchased in advance for the Twmpath by following the link at the bottom of the page or calling the gallery on 01758 740763

Tickets £6/£4 (conc students, pensioners and youths under 14)

Supported by the Arts Council of Wales’ Night Outscheme

Sunday 13/10/2019


Meet for coffee at Cwt Tatws, Tudweiliog (LL53 8PD) to discuss the previous day’s talks, films and themes.


A walk in the Nefyn area, taking in Garn Boduan with its Iron Age Settlements, led by archaeologist Kenneth Brassil. Bring a packed lunch. If you would like to join the walk only, meet by Canolfan Nefyn at 12pm.

Please contact the gallery on or call 01758 740763 to advise if you are coming along to Cwt Tatws and/or the walk. All refreshments at Cwt Tatws will need to be paid for individually and a packed lunch needed for the walk.

The weekend events are supported by the Arts Council of Wales

image: simon whitehead, tir bwrdd 1998

photo: Martin Roberts

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