Friday, 18 October 2013

International Encounters - images from the opening night

"Unfinished ode to the clitoris" - Violet Grigorian borrows the bardic staff to perform a new poem in Bangor last night. 

Zoë Skoulding introducing the poets.

Ifor Ap Glyn presents his multimedia poem about adults learning Welsh.

Vassilis Amanatidis performing.

Astrid Lampe performing.

Marie-Louise Chapelle.

Last night the North Wales International Poetry Festival opened in Bangor with performances from poets Ifor Ap Glyn (Wales), Vassilis Amanatidis (Greece), Hasmik Simonian (Armenia), Astrid Lampe (Netherlands), Eiríkur Örn Norðdahl (Iceland), Marie-Louise Chapelle and Violet Grigorian (Armenia).

The winner of the Translators' House Wales translation challenge in English was also announced by judge Ned Thomas. Stuart Mudie was awarded the bardic staff for his translations of Víctor Rodríguez Núñez's poems.

Tonight the poets will be performing in Bangor at Blue Sky Cafe and in Mold at Clwyd Theatr Cymru.

You can read poems in English and Welsh translation from all the poets at

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