TAMAR ELUNED WILLIAMS
I tell stories in Welsh and English and sometimes a bit of both. My repertoire consists mostly of Welsh myths, legends, and folktales, as well as stories from the wider Celtic, British, and European mythologies and folklores. I work with these stories in lots of different ways: telling them from memory in schools, festivals, museums and theatres, creating new shows for adult and family audiences, running storytelling workshops, and writing and directing for theatre.
Previous performances have included:
Green Man Festival, Towersey Folk Festival, Lakefest, Whitby Folk Week, Beyond the Border International Storytelling Festival, Birmingham Storytelling Cafe, Eisteddfod Genedlaethol Cymru, Alden Biesen Storytelling Festival, Llancaiach Fawr, St Fagans National Folk Museum, Halsway Manor, National Trust
...and many more!
Midwinter Solstice storytelling at Dinefwr Park, National Trust. Photo: Joann Randles
"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