Newport Memorial Hall

July 19, 2019 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
The Main Hall
Nia Lewis

Preseli Poetry Slam – Last Chance to Join in the Slam




Span Arts and PLANED 3rdJuly 2019

This summer Span Arts and PLANEDhave been hosting a unique bilingual writing project.   The Preseli Poetry Slam Project is now in the closing phase and they would like to invite you to take part.

Welsh poet Karen Owenhas been commissioned as Preseli Poet in Residence, spending time in the county over May, June and finally in July. During this time she has been inspiring the people of Pembrokeshire to pick up their pens to write about life in the region.  She has worked in schools, pubs, village halls and even in people’s homes. A huge number of poems have been written, some serious poems, funny poems, poems about village life aswell as many words about the striking landscape.  Poems have been created through the medium of Welsh, English and bilingually by fluent speakers, learners and absolute novices.

There’s still a couple of chances to get involved!

The Project is holding a final public workshop in Brynberian Vestry from 1-3pm on Tuesday 16thJuly, come along and have a chat to Karen, get warmed up and let the words flow.


On 19thJuly the project culminates in The Preseli Poetry Slam, a celebration which will be held at Newport Memorial Hall from 7-9pm.  This will be a FREEinteractive and informal event with food, drinks and poetry.


Span Arts invite you to read poems composed during the project or rustle something up in the next week or so.  The only rule is that it should be themed around experiences of life in the Preseli Region and the invitation is open to everyone.


Please confirm your attendance with Nia Lewis


The Preseli Poetry Slam is part of a wider Ein Cymdogaeth Werin – Preseli Heartlands Communities Great Place project, led by the local development charity, PLANED.

Workshops are fully bilingual and you don’t need any previous experience to get involved. For more information contact Nia call Span Arts on 01834 869323.

For full details of community workshops, to book a place or to find out more visit or call Span Arts on 01834 869323.

For more information on the Ein Cymdogaeth Werin – Preseli Heartlands project contact Sophie Jenkins on 01834 860965 or email

Slam Barddoniaeth y Preseli – Preseli Poetry Slam.

This event celebrates the culmination of the Preseli Poetry Slam project which has seen poet in residence Karen Owen coax and inspire the people of the region to write about their lives in the area.  An original poem crafted during the residencies will receive premiere at the event.  

This celebration provides the opportunity for all participants and those interested in writing and performance to celebrate, perform and listen on this lively evening.

This event if FREE.  Donations to support the ongoing work of Span Arts are gratefully appreciated.

The Preseli Poetry Slam is part of a wider Ein Cymdogaeth Werin – Preseli Heartlands Communities Great Place project, led by the local development charity, PLANED.