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Smithsonian Folklife Festival 2009



Eirian Jones holding a tennis ball

Smithsonian Festival

The School of Welsh is collaborating with the Smithsonian Institute, Washington as they prepare a special programme on Welsh traditional culture for the 'Smithsonian Folklife Festival' 2009.

Dr Siwan Rosser interviewed Welsh artists over the summer and Walter Brooks will travel to Patagonia in the autumn to collect fieldwork about aspects on the region's Welsh culture.

A delegation from Wales will travel to Washington next June to take part in the Festival. Craftsmen, storytellers and artists will present Welsh customs, both traditional and contemporary, on the National Mall to over 1 million visitors.