Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II
21 April 1926 to 8 September 2022
A journey along the path is unique and special to everyone who experiences it. From the stunning coastal sights and sounds to the salty seaside wind on your face, it’s no wonder the path is a fantastic source of artistic inspiration for many.
We are working with painter and art curator Dan Llywelyn Hall to develop a series of launch events to unveil these new works – working with 10 poets and 10 artists from across Wales.
Each pair have been invited to pay tribute to their special part of the Welsh coastline by creating a piece of art and a piece of poetry.
In addition, there is a series of guided celebration walks on the path planned for this autumn with an opportunity to see the art and the poetry itself.
The work of the artists and poets invited for this special commission are being launched at art venues along the Welsh coastline this autumn.
We invite you to visit these art venues, perhaps when you’re walking the path, to see how the Welsh coastline has inspired the artists and poets’ work. You’ll be able to see their work until early 2023.
In addition to the art launches, there is an exciting opportunity to sign up for a free celebration walk on the Wales Coast Path to 4 of these art venues during October.
You will be expertly guided by S4C’s (Welsh language TV channel) former TV presenter Chris “Tywydd” Jones (“tywydd” is weather in Welsh), whose love of walking and nature is infectious - so expect something fun, informative and something a bit different. He’ll also be joined by social media walking and travel influencers too.
Book online your place on a celebration walk (Any last-minute changes will be updated on this webpage, where possible)
(from North Wales to South Wales)
North Wales Coast (from border of Chester to Bangor)
15 October 2022 from 10.30am, Bangor.
Artist: Wendy Dawson
Poet: Zoe Skoulding
Anglesey (from Menai Bridge to Menai Bridge)
Artist: Manon Awst
Poet: Llion Pryderi Roberts
Llŷn Peninsula (from Bangor to Porthmadog)
Artist: Brian Jones
Poet: Guto Dafydd
Snowdonia coast (from Porthmadog to Machynlleth)
29 October from 10.30am, Harlech
Artist: Liz Neal
Poet: Haf Llewelyn
Ceredigion (from Machynlleth to Cardigan)
Artist: Bob Guy
Poet: Ceri Wyn Jones
Pembrokeshire (from Cardigan to Amroth)
Artist: Stephen West
Poet: Gillian Clarke
Carmarthenshire (from Amroth to Bynea)
8 October from 11.00am, Carmarthen library, Carmarthen.
Artist: Iwan Bala
Poet: Elinor Gwynn
Swansea and Gower (from Bynea to Margam Moors)
Poet: Natalie Holborow
South Wales coast (from Margam Moors to Chepstow) focusing on Neath Port Talbot.
22 October from 11am, Riverfront Theatre and Arts Centre, Newport
Artist: Neale Howells
Poet: Robert Minhinnick
South Wales coast (from Margam Moors to Chepstow) focussing on Cardiff and Newport.
Artist: Dan Llywelyn Hall
Poet: Hanan Issa (named the fifth national poet of Wales in this year’s Eisteddfod)
To wrap up the year of celebrating our 10th anniversary, a finale exhibition is planned, bringing together all artists and poets to celebrate the path’s anniversary and a launch of a bilingual book featuring all the work produced around St David’s Day 2023 – the national day celebrating the patron saint of Wales.
You can keep up to date on events on our social media channels on @walescoastpath and subscribe for updates on our newsletter
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