Sample Wales In London With Mini-Festival Hwyl

James Drury
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Sample Wales In London With Mini-Festival Hwyl
Dance to a traditional Welsh ceilidh.
Dance to a traditional Welsh ceilidh.
Hear poetry from Wales's wordsmiths.
Hear poetry from Wales's wordsmiths.
Robert Plant was among attendees last year.
Robert Plant was among attendees last year.
Sample the best of Wales's  beer and cider.
Sample the best of Wales's beer and cider.
Teleman will headline the event.
Teleman will headline the event.

Warnings not to eat daffodils can only mean one thing: it's almost St David's Day — and to mark the occasion, the organisers of Wales's excellent indie and alt-folk festival, Green Man, are bringing the best tastes, sounds and dances of Wales to London, with an event called Hwyl*.

Alongside music from Teleman, Sweet Baboo, Stanley Brinks, Georgia Ruth and Cowbois Rhos Botwnnog, there'll be leading Welsh poets, comedians, Welsh craft workshops, plus a pub quiz and board games. As if that weren't enough from the land of the dragon, there's also a Welsh beer and cider festival and traditional tasty Welsh grub.

Last year the Cecil Sharp House event attracted stars of Wales TV series, such as Sherlock, Stella, Da Vinci's Demons and Doctor Who. Even Led Zep front man and roots music supremo Robert Plant turned up to try his toes out at the Twmpath (a Welsh ceilidh).

* — It's not a typo. It means 'emotional fervour' in Welsh.

Hwyl, 28 February, 2pm-midnight, Cecil Sharp House, NW1 7AY. Tickets are £25, available here.

Last Updated 16 February 2015