Siân Melangell Dafydd was raised at the foot of the Berwyn range, where she has returned to live after working in galleries in Italy, and at the American University in Paris, France. Sian is the author of Y Trydydd Peth (Gwasg Gomer, 2009), which won the Prose Medal at the National Eisteddfod in 2009 and was the last co-editor of the iconic Welsh-language literary journal, Taliesin. She regularly works in partnership with poets from India and is currently studying for a PhD exploring yoga and writing as two interweaving disciplines. Her latest novel Filò (Gwasg Gomer), was published in 2019.
Digital Detox Retreat: Reconnecting with Yourself and Your Writing
Join us for a week-long Digital Detox during which you’ll be encouraged to unplug as you leave screens, WiFi and endless scrolling behind. This fully catered retreat led by award-winning writer and certified yoga practitioner Siân Melangell Dafydd, will offer you timeout from your fast paced lifestyle and a space to disconnect from the online and reconnect with your writing. Within a tranquil, supportive, and safe environment you’ll discover a fresh perspective on your creative work and a renewed intention for your projects. Set in a peaceful location in the stunning surroundings of northwest Wales, you’ll also be able to take inspiration from the spectacular sea views over Cardigan Bay, the lively waters of the Dwyfor river and the varied wildlife found all around the centre.
You will be invited to attend two creative writing workshops with your tutor which will help nurture your creativity in new ways alongside optional restorative yoga sessions and bespoke one-to-one tutorials tailored to your needs.
We look forward to welcoming you to Tŷ Newydd for a week of switching off, finding peace and rediscovering yourself and your writing.
Siân Melangell Dafydd
Cai Tomos (he/him) is a Welsh artist. At its core, his work is about movement, in all its variations. He tends to move between different art forms which reflect different aspects of his practice, but fundamentally, he is interested in the imagination and its relationship to our bodies. He works in care homes, theatres, psychiatric hospitals, people's living rooms, street corners and one-on-one with people in hospital beds. He has trained as a Dancer, Art Psychotherapist and facilitator of the Somatic Experiencing technique which is a way to treat trauma through physical awareness.