Thursday, 12 August 2010

Inspired by South Wales

A great exhibition by local artist Linda Morgan is taking place at Cyfarthfa Castle, Merthyr Tydfil throughout September. Se was inspired by the stories and views of south Wales - just like Cordell!

Wednesday, 4 August 2010

New website launched

The new Cordell Country website has gone live - - with new interactive maps fo the suggested routes and places that inspired Cordell to write his books on the people of south Wales. Take a look - there are loads of ideas for days out in south Wales.

Monday, 2 August 2010

Cordell Mini Saga Launched

In a succinct fifty words, Valleys-born Richard Davies encouraged all ages to follow in Alexander Cordell’s footsteps, take inspiration from The Valleys and get writing.

In just fifty Welsh or English words, entrants to the Mini Saga competition must create a complete story based in South Wales on either of these themes: ‘Community’ or ‘Unbelievable’. Novelist Alexander Cordell was inspired by the lives and loves of the people of The Valleys over the last 200 years, and himself entered his early stories into writing competitions.

Further inspiration for all ages may be found on the new-look Cordell Country website and by visiting the FREE annual Cordell Festival. This year the Festival is being held at Rhondda Heritage Park on 18 & 19 September, and is one of a number of events being held to commemorate the centenary of the Tonypandy Riots.