New literature festival for Wales

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A new literature festival is to be organised by the National Trust. Dinefwr Park and Castle, west Wales, will host the bilingual event from June 29 to July 1, which will feature a mix of books, music, comedy and children’s activities.

Its organisers suggest that it will do “for literature what the Green Man Festival has done for music”

Justin Albert, director of the National Trust in Wales, said: “This is an incredibly exciting project and partnership for the National Trust to be involved in. Everyone loves good stories, poetry and music and Wales has such a rich and fantastic tradition in these areas. Dinefwr is rightly seen as one of the cradles of Welsh culture, so holding the festival at this site will surely play a massive part in further invigorating pride in Welsh literary and musical achievement.”

The festival site will have a dedicated camping field and will also feature outdoor entertainment, stalls and local food.