Celebrate with us 60 years since the Brecon Beacons were designated a national park. On the 7th of October at 2.30pm, author, journalist, lecturer and travel writer, Horatio Clare will be visiting the Diamond People Exhibition at the Riverside Gallery, in Ystradgynlais, SA9 1EU.
Horatio is one of the “Diamond People” pictured in the exhibition, representing the best of what the Brecon Beacons has to offer.
Photographer Billie Charity pictured Horatio, for Diamond People, while he was holding a sell out event at Hay Literary Festival. He was there launching his book “Myths & Legends of the Brecon Beacons.”
“The Brecon Beacons are sown with extraordinary stories. The woods and valleys of the region thrum with a living past. In this stunning landscape haunted castles, bottomless lakes and strange follies hold echoes of massacres, ghosts and miracles. King Arthur and the Knights of the Round Table are said to be sleeping away the centuries in a cave in these hills; not far away, the most famous soprano of her time built a world like a wonderland. In this collection of stories the opera star and the legendary King join a cast of drifting spirits, water sprites, warlords, soldiers, wild women, infamous tycoons and the young people of today’s Wales, their voices retelling the stories of this land. Horatio Clare has re-imagined and re-written local legends for the 21st century which can either be visited or a walk can be enjoyed to bring the actual and mythical characters to life, allowing them to recount their deeds and legacies in tales of comedy, tragedy, myth and history. All the legends are illustrated by Jane Matthews.
You are welcome to download the legends which will help to bring a visit to one of the locations or walks to life.
The full collection of legends is now available as a book, published by Graffeg”
Explore the Legends at http://www.breconbeacons.org/stories
Horatio is the author of “Down to the Sea in Ships”, “Aubrey and the Terrible Yoot”, “A Single Swallow” and “Running for the Hills”, among others.
Horatio will be visiting the Diamond people exhibition at Riverside Gallery Ystradgynlais, SA9 1EU, on the 7th of Octobert at 2.30pm.