Friday, 16 August 2013

Storytelling at Felin Uchaf

The brave attempt to promote sustainable development, enterprise and traditional crafts continues at the Felin Uchaf centre, Rhoshirwaun, see Peter visited them on Wednesday the 14th of August in the Roundhouse for storytelling. The tales were titled "The Fairy Ointment" and describe the "Tylwyth Teg", or fairies of Welsh mythology. There were about 60 people there and for once the word spellbinding was appropriate.
The lighting of the fairy candles.

The opening of the fairy gate.

This is just one of the replica Iron Age huts being built by volunteers from all over the world. Although we call these Iron Age, in fact they represent the tradition buildings of Llyn over a much longer period - until the invention of gelignite created an abundance of stone, cob, wood and willow represented the main building materials and were used in different combinations.

The plans for Felin Uchaf are very ambitious and cover 28 acres. This is a scale model which can be seen in the roundhouse.

No comments:

Post a Comment