Gorymdaith Unveiling


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The unveiling of the Cranogwen statue in Llangrannog, a partnership between CCCCM and Monumental Welsh Women, will be a creative and ambitious celebration that will echo elements of Cranogwen’s many innovative achievements.

Thanks to the sponsorship of the Cyngor Celfyddydau Cymru | Arts Council of Wales with the support of Llenyddiaeth Cymru / Literature Wales and Urdd Gobaith Cymru there will be numerous artists taking part in the event with artists local to Ceredigion who have international status such as Qwerin and Eddie Ladd artists with national roles such as Casi Wyn, Bardd Plant Cymru and Hannan Issa National Poet of Wales as well as local school pupils.

Cranogwen was the first woman to win an award for poetry at the National Eisteddfod of Wales and one who will guide a ceremony during the day will be Professor Mererid Hopwood, the first woman to win a Chair at the National Eisteddfod. The poet said –

“It is a tremendous privilege to be part of the celebrations to remember Cranogwen’s pioneering contribution. Being able to support the community of Llangrannog and all those who have worked tirelessly to ensure that Wales and the world remember her will be quite an honour. What a life and what a woman to inspire us all.”

There is an open invitation for everyone to join in the celebrations on Saturday, 10 June which will start with a colourful parade from the Urdd camp, Llangrannog. Cranogwen was president of the South Wales Women’s Temperance Union and the parade will pay tribute to that work. The artist Meinir Mathias Artist will hold open workshops before the big day in order to create banners for the parade and the poet Mari George has written new words to the Men of Harlech tune for everyone to sing along on the journey.

Elin Jones MS and member of the Sculpture Steering Committee said –

“The expectation is high for this statue of Cranogwen, one who achieved so much locally, nationally and internationally and did that at a time when it was not acceptable for women to do such things. We hope that unveiling the statue with a creative celebration will be a way of paying a well-deserved tribute to an outstanding lady.”

Hwb Cymunedol Llangrannog Community HubNeuadd Goffa Pontgarreg Memorial HallCyngor Sir CeredigionWelsh GovernmentAberystwyth University

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Casi Wyn, Children’s Poet Laureate
Hannah Issa
Hannan Issa, National Poet of Wales
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Mererid Hopwood, Compere for the event

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