One day conference on the Interlude
The Culture of the 18th and 19th Centuries Section of the Alumni Association, in conjunction with the Ethnology and Fok Studies Section, are to present a one day conference on The Interlude.
Supported by St Fagans: National History Museum, and The School of Welsh at Cardiff University, the conference will be held on the 14th July at Oakdale Hall, St Fagans: National History Museum
Three guest speakers—Dr Rhiannon Ifans, Dr Ffion Mair Jones and Dr Jerry Hunter— who have an interest in the medium will present papers on various aspects of the interlude, a type of multimedia show that provided fun and enjoyment and an escape from a hard and monotonous life for ordinary eighteenth century Welsh folk.
In the final session, Dr A Cynfael Lake, aided by actors from the School of Welsh at Cardiff University directed by Ms Ceri Elen, will illustrate some typical interlude scenes and resurrect some of the fun and mischievousness of these folk plays. These scenes are based on five interludes by Huw Jones of Llangwm, one of the most renowned balladeers and interlude writers of his age.
10.00am Assemble at Oakdale Hall
Coffee (courtesy of the National History Museum, St Fagans)
10.30am Dr Ffion Mair Jones , The Centre for Advanced Welsh and Celtic Studies
'Rwy'n synnu o achos Lloegr, / O ran ei bod hi mor ysgeler': Interlude
by Huw Jones, Glan Conwy
11.20am Dr Rhiannon Ifans, University of Wales: Trinity St David
Twm o'r Nant’s girls
1.10pm Dr Jerry Hunter, School of Welsh Bangor University
'Wel, y cwmni gweddus, / Mae arna-i fyd anafus': the story of Capten
Ffactor and the battle between order and disorder
2.15pm Dr A Cynfael Lake, Department of Welsh, Academi Hywel Teifi,
Swansea University with actors from the School of Welsh, Cardiff
University, directed by Ms Ceri Elen
'O ran pleser i'r gynulleidfa': introduction to the interlude
There will be a break for lunch between 12.10 and 1.10. Delegates are responsible for their own arrangements. There is a café and restaurant in the main building and food is also served at the Gwalia Tearoom opposite Oakdale Hall. There is a charge for parking in the car park at the Museum entrance.
If you wish to attend the conference please inform Dr A Cynfael Lake in advance, by 6 July. There is a registration fee of £5 to attend the full day (cheques payable to the Culture of the 18th and 19th Centuries Section). There is no charge for those who wish to attend the final session which starts at 2.15pm. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org
Please Note: All papers will be delivered through the medium of Welsh