Los Angeles St. David’s Day Festival-National Day of Wales
Event on 2013-03-03 10:00:00
A Raven Above Press presents the 2013 Los Angeles St. David's Day Festival – National Day of Wales on March 3, 2013 at the Barnsdall Art Park, 4800 Hollywood Blvd., Los Angeles, CA, 90027.
The celebration begins at 2pm with a Druid blessing, followed by a screening of the rare 1962 short film 'Dylan Thomas' starring Richard Burton. After this there will be a performance by the Welsh Choir of Southern California, Paul Child (from Cardiff), and in her debut North American appearance – Welsh soprano and harpist Siobhan Owen.
Siobhan Owen was born in North Wales, and moved to Australia when she was 2 years old. A classically trained singer from the age of 9, Siobhan also turns her haunting soprano voice and gentle harp playing to a repertoire of traditional Celtic songs. She has received prestigious awards for both her classical and Celtic singing.
Outside the concert from 10am to 6pm visitors will be delighted in a free Celtic Marketplace, Welsh food, languages classes by Swansea instructor Jason Shepherd, workshops, Welsh Corgi lecture, Kids Crafts, and the LA Eisteddfod featuring poetry, storytelling, readings and performance. Also we will be promoting artists from both Wales and the US in a special book release party on Welsh nursery rhymes written by Llanelli born author Peter Anthony Freeman and including works by Nathan Wyburn (Abergavenny) and Anthony Richards (Ammanford), among others.
There is really no better place to celebrate the history and accomplishments of Welsh-Americans then at Barnsdall Art Park. Designed by Welsh-American architect Frank Lloyd Wright, the park is nestled atop a shaded hill and away from the city bustle, with a clear view of the Hollywood sign in Griffith Park (named for Welsh philanthropist Griffith J. Griffith).
For more information, please visit our website: http://www.aravenabovepress.com
at Barnsdall Art Park
4800 Hollywood Boulevard
Los Angeles, United States