Tamar is a previous winner of the national Young Storyteller of the Year award in 2013. In the same year, she was awarded the Welsh Prize and the People's Prize by audience vote. She has gone onto work nationally as a performance storyteller, creating spoken word shows for a range of audiences, and appearing at festivals such as Whitby Folk Week, Beyond the Border International Storytelling Festival, Lakefest, In The Woods Festival and the Birmingham Book Festival.
She has worked in collaboration with a number of arts organisations in Wales and the West Midlands to produce family storytelling events, including Sherman Cymru, mac Birmingham and the Birmingham REP. In 2016, she was the resident young storyteller for York St John/York Theatre Royal's Storyknowing festival and created a spoken word response to the conference interweaving traditional and autobiographical storytelling.
Tamar was awarded the first Gwobr Esyllt Harker Award for an emerging Welsh language storyteller by Beyond the Border International Storytelling Festival in 2016. She will create a new show based on the Welsh myth "Pwyll a Rhiannon" for the festival in 2018 and receive support and mentoring to develop her work over the next two years.
"Tamar...has a vast and indispensable knowledge of both bilingual storytelling and Welsh folklore. She is an exceptionally strong workshop leader and performer and has a very wide and passionate interest in storytelling which she shares with all those who she encounters."
Cass Gastaldon, Manager of PuppetSoup
"Tamar Eluned Williams had the perhaps intimidating challenge of acting as our young storyteller in residence...Rather than simply giving a prepared performance, we asked her to translate some of the impressions and emergent themes of the event into story form, for a performance which would end the entire symposium. It is a testament to her performance skills, critical awareness and repertoire, that she fulfilled this vital role with panache and sensitivity. In her performance she blends the mythic with a personal and reflective voice."
Cath Heinemeyer, International Centre for Arts and Narrative
"The high spot of the evening had to be the stories you shared with us. Although I'm not a Welsh speaker, the sprinkling of Welsh added a mystical quality to the tales. You definitely held us in the palm of your hand!"
Jo Griffiths, Friends of Rhiwbina Library