11.5 'Makers of Modern Wales'
Lesson 1—'Ellis Wynne '
Ellis Wynne with his companion
Sleep visits some typical Welsh scenes, which he afterwards described in his visions of the Sleeping Bard
A dramatic interlude
On a nazy afternoon in summer
Ellis Wynne fell asleep on a hill near his home, and there he had a three-fold vision of the world, death, and hell. His book, ' Visions of the Sleeping Bard is the greatest prose work in the Welsh language, giving ".remarkable vision of the Wales of his day.
'by Katie Griffiths (soprano)
Katie Griffiths , a native of Aberyst Wyth , won numerous prizes in local Eisteddfodau prior to entering the music department of the University College of Wales in 1921. she began a course of study under Sir Walford Davies , and sang regularly at the College weekly concerts and at Gregynog Hall. She has also sung at Churt and at St.
George's Chapel, Windsor. She sang
Gwenllian in the first performance of David de Lloyd's opera, and she has broadcast from London, Cardiff, Swansea, and Aberystwyth.
' A Stampede from the Area '
A series of talks for Discussion
Groups arranged by Brinley Thomas
These talks deal with the changes that have affected the social, cultural, and industrial life of South Wales during the past twenty years.
The talk to be given this evening will Be an inquiry into the move ment of young people and whole families from South Wales to
England in search of work.
A Fantasy by Dorothy Howard Rowlands
Production by T. Rowland Hughes
In this programme listeners will be taken back to the Cardiff of eighty-five years ago, to the days of the Old Theatre in Crockherbtown, of the newlv-opened railway to Swan-lea of Jenny Lind at the Town
Hall and of electioneering before the time of secret ballot.
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