| 10.1°C Dublin

ONLINE WALES Wales is hosting a virtual 72-hour-long celebration for St David's Day

Close

Cerys Matthews will take part in this weekend's St David's Day events

Cerys Matthews will take part in this weekend's St David's Day events

Matthews will tell the story of St David

Matthews will tell the story of St David

/

Cerys Matthews will take part in this weekend's St David's Day events

Our nearest neighbours are planning a monumental 72-hour live-stream event planned to celebrate St David’s Day.

The Welsh Government, and partners, have three days of live stream events, to highlight the importance of ‘doing good things’. The eclectic programme of events spans, arts, cultural, music, food, story-telling and stargazing.

The unique event will take place from tomorrow until Monday (St David’s Day March 1) and they want us to get involved too by logging onto visitingwales.com or their @walesdotcom social channels.

St David, the patron saint of Wales, believed in doing the little things that make a big difference hence the inspiration for this year’s ambitious celebrations.

The them has never been more relevant and has especially taken on significant meaning to audiences across the globe over the last year during the coronavirus pandemic, with many people doing good things to help others, and finding joy and happiness in life’s simple pleasures.

The programme will allow viewers to immerse themselves in more than 25 interactive events themed around positive well-being while showcasing the rich culture and heritage of Wales.

Virtual visitors will be uplifted through activities such as Yoga classes, a live wellness Q&A with Irish yogi Maura Rath and Welsh yoga expert Alecs Donovan; a magical retelling of the story of St. David with singer-songwriter Cerys Matthews and star gazing with a first-hand view of the Welsh stars from the International Dark Skies Reserve.

Close

Matthews will tell the story of St David

Matthews will tell the story of St David

Matthews will tell the story of St David

Sophie Howe, the world’s first Future Generations Commissioner, will take part in a Wales x TED Talk discussing ‘How can we leave the world better than we found it?’.

Other features of the programme include exclusive music performances from Welsh tenor Rhydian Jenkins, contemporary artist, Kizzy Crawford and electronica-Welsh folk fusion from No Good Boyo. Taste buds will be virtually tantalised with award-winning Welsh chef Bryn Williams hosting a virtual cook-along where guests can learn how to cook Sunday dinner with a difference. Rising Welsh Instagram artist and illustrator Ketnipz, will create a specially commissioned live artwork for Saint David’s Day, capturing the importance of ‘doing the little things’ and the positive impact these little things can have on a day-to-day basis.

Finally, each day of the programme will wind down with 30minutes of slow TV allowing viewers to experience in real time a magical bird’s eye view of Wales - from gorgeous cityscapes to breath-taking coastal views as well as rolling country hills. For more information, visit here

Download the Sunday World app

Now download the free app for all the latest Sunday World News, Crime, Irish Showbiz and Sport. Available on Apple and Android devices

Online Editors


Privacy