Some of Jan’s sketches and paintings will also be on display for the first time ever, and artist Dan Llywelyn Hall will be unveiling a new portrait at the opening of the festival which will be on display all weekend.
Venues including the home of the Museum of Modern Art (MOMA) The Tabernacle and The Wynnstay Hotel are on board within the town.
Speakers confirmed for the bilingual event include:
Twm Morys, Jan’s son, writer, musician and poet, will formally open and close the festival and Simon Jenkins (The Guardian) will talk about the neglected architecture masterpieces of Wales, a subject close to Jan Morris’ heart.
There’s also Derek Johns, Jan Morris’ agent for 20 years, Paul Clements, literary journalist and author of five travel books, British writer Dea Birkett, who will discuss female travellers, Ursula Martin will tell the story of walking 5,500 miles through three winters, 14 countries and a pandemic, and many more.
Tickets are now on sale at £10 each and can be purchased from https://moma.cymru/en/whats-on/concerts-and-events/
Charles Dark, owner of The Wynnstay Hotel in Machynlleth who was instrumental in the festival’s creation, said: “Bringing together some of the UK’s most knowledgeable and acclaimed travel and literature experts is extremely exciting.
“This is very much a team effort between The Tabernacle and The Wynnstay, and we look forward to what is expected to be a weekend full of laughter, informative material and sharing of wonderful stories on the theme of travel.
“On top of the speaker events, we will also have opportunities for attendees to chat to speakers at dedicated meals, as well as exhibitions so there will be something for everyone to enjoy.
“I can’t thank the speakers enough for agreeing to take part, as they are the best of the best and we can’t wait to welcome them to the beautiful town of Machynlleth.”
For more information, please visit https://moma.cymru/en/whats-on/concerts-and-events/ or search @AmdaniFachynlleth on Facebook.
The late Jan Morris.
May 2022 April 2022 March 2022 February 2022 January 2022 December 2021 November 2021 October 2021 September 2021 August 2021 July 2021 June 2021 May 2021 April 2021 March 2021 February 2021 January 2021 December 2020 November 2020 October 2020 September 2020 August 2020 July 2020 June 2020 April 2020 March 2020 November 2019 September 2019 August 2019 July 2019 May 2019 April 2019 March 2019 February 2019 October 2018 September 2018 August 2018 July 2018 June 2018 May 2018 April 2018 March 2018 January 2018 November 2017 July 2017 June 2017 May 2017 April 2017