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Brân the Blessed at Hartlepool Waterfront Festival

July 21 @ 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm

Welsh Mythology and Language feature in Hartlepool Waterfront Festival

Sunday 21 July 2019
Location: The Waterfront, The Highlight, TS24 0YA
Entry: pay what you decide.

Brân the Blessed (Welsh: Bendigeidfran) is one of the finest stories in The Mabinogi; a collection of tales captured in two medieval Welsh manuscripts. Join Small World Theatre at Hartlepool’s two-day festival to relive this epic tale on Sunday 21 July. The Welsh theatre company based in Ceredigion, skilfully adapts the ancient oral story into a spectacular performance with giant tricycles, a 25-foot tall puppet, a boat and a local choir.

Hartlepool Waterfront Festival is a rapidly growing UK festival benefiting communities in the North East of England. Its aim is to reimagine old stories and create new experiences. The organisers invited Small World Theatre to the festival to recount the tale of the giant king of Britain who walked to Ireland to defend his sister, Branwen, when he heard she was being mistreated. During a terrible battle, Brân lost his head and his armies carried it home to be buried at a spot that is now occupied by The Tower of London.

Hartlepool Borough Council has worked with artist Luca Rutherford to develop a narrative around ‘Harbour of Refuge’ drawing on themes of refuge, home, belonging and togetherness. Small World Theatre recounts the Celtic tale of myth, magic and dynastic politics to emphasise the transformative power of arts and culture at Hartlepool’s giant welcome party. Brân was a benevolent king and an admired leader famous for saying

“There is no leader who is not a bridge”

This performance is testimony to the mythic past resonating with contemporary themes in politics and a nation’s well-being.


Booking Online / Archebu Ar-lein
Terms and Conditions / Termau ac Amodau

We strongly suggest you book ahead. You can book your entrance tickets online at anytime up ‘til 3pm on the day of the event provided that we haven’t reached our capacity.

Awgrymwn yn gryf eich bod yn archebu ymlaen llaw. Gallwch archebu tocynnau mynediad ar-lein unrhyw bryd hyd at 3.00 yp ar ddiwrnod y digwyddiad, os nad ydym eisoes wedi gwerthu’r cyfan.

Please bring a print out of your booking sent to you by Pay Pal to present to the door staff on the night. Tickets are non-refundable except when an event is cancelled due to circumstances beyond our control, in which case Small World will refund you. Our phone number for enquiries is 01239 615 952.

A fyddech cystal â dod â chopi print o’ch archeb, a ddanfonwyd i chi wrth PayPal, i’w gyflwyno i’r staff ar y drws ar y noson. Ni roddir ad-daliad am docyn, heblaw pan fydd rhaid canslo digwyddiad am resymau tu hwnt i’n rheolaeth, ac wedyn fe fydd Theatr Byd Bychan yn eich ad-dalu. Ein rhif ffôn ar gyfer ymholiadau yw 01239 615952.

Booking ahead at the Box Office
Archebu ymlaen llaw yn y Swyddfa Docynnau

Alternatively you can book tickets in person by visiting our office Tuesday – Friday, 9.30am – 4.30pm. Please pay by cash/ cheque and you will be issued with tickets to take away.

Neu gallwch ddewis archebu tocynnau trwy ddod i’n swyddfa docynnau o ddydd Mawrth i ddydd Gwener, 9.30yb – 4.30yh.