Speakers & Spoken Word

Natural Science “Speakers and Workshops”

Between The Trees offers you the unique opportunity to listen to talks by knowledgebale naturalists and scientists and debate current issues in conservation, sustainability and medicine. We screen nature history films and documentaries as well as running “hands-on” interactive science workshops delivered by academics, professionals and enthusiasts. You can investigate the microscopic world of insects, plants, fungi and pond life at the Micrographia tent, as well as learn about the wonderful, rare and varied flora & fauna that make their home in the adjacent Merthyr Mawr Nature Reserve, which is one of Wales’ Sites of Special Scientific Interest.

You can book guided nature walks over the sand dunes, fungi identification and forging workshops, moth identification and learn about bee keeping. You can also visit the Wildlife Trusts, Woodland Trust, RSPB and Green Peace stalls and workshops.

The line up for this years science speakers and workshops will appear here near to the festival date.

Spoken Word “Words in the Woods”

With support from Literature Wales and Seren Book Publishers, we have been able to present numerous authors and speakers in the Seren Speaking Circle and Red Barn.

Welsh book of the year author and poet, Robert Minhinnick and award winning artist Dan Llewelyn Hall, have been a feature of the festival over the past two years with presentations of the illustrated publications “Diary of the Last Man” and “The Dunes”. Both these publications are influenced by the unique inspiring landscape of this beautiful coastal area.

We have also had the amazing children’s writer and story teller Mike Church as well as other wonderful poets and authors including, Jonathan Edwards, Rhian Edwards, Patrick Jones and Pete Akinwumni.

The line up of story tellers, writers and poets for this years will appear here nearer to the festival date.