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An artist collective will host an art and music workshop in Conwy

Published date: 20 April 2017 |
Published by: Stephanie Price 
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ARTISTS and young business owners are banding together to showcase North Wales talent.

The Tylwyth Teg all day event will see art and music from young talent across the North Wales coast.

The group, which translates as “The Fair Folk” are inviting people to head out and enjoy a whole host of activities, bands, poetry and art.

Tylwyth Teg is a group of young and enterprising local artists who are taking the opportunity to reach as many people as possible to raise both funds and awareness to promote the vitality of the North Wales art scene.

Tylwyth Teg member Duncan Rieder said: “I just got fed up with knowing there all these incredibly talented people in the area showing their work online, but never having the ability to actually go and see it anywhere.

“I know their are plenty of people around my age and younger who would definitely be more engaged with local culture if it received publicity, so we decided to take charge of that ourselves.”

Music organiser Rico Angelo added: “I’ve never worked with such an eclectic mix of individuals, all pulling together to put on the most unique and interesting show in North Wales”

The event is split into two sections. The daytime program is designed with families and children in mind and will feature tales from local storyteller Gwdihw, as well as workshops to teach children the importance of recycling and crafting everyday items into art.

There will also be stalls featuring a diverse array of work from local artists, specialist teas and cakes for sale with acoustic acts playing throughout.

The evening segment begins will include music from local bands The Hourglass, Maines, A.P. Cooper, Big Love and the Fuzz and Terry and the Supercools.

Tylwyth Teg are also proud to host Conwy’s first ever Art Battle showdown. Two artists will go face to face in 45 minute bouts throughout the evening with the winner determined by the crowd reaction. Such contests are a mainstay in cities worldwide, and the winner in the final will be crowned Conwy’s first Art Battle King.

The event takes place on Saturday, April 22 in The Conwy Comrades Club in Conwy.

Entry is free until 5.30, with the evening session being ticketed at £6 from 6pm.

Earlybird tickets are available online, with information on the group’s Facebook page at www.facebook.com/tylwythtegwales.

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