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Poetry for Aberfan | 21-Oct-16

To commemorate the 50th anniversary of the 1966 Aberfan disaster, the Welsh poet and playwright Owen Sheers has written a 'film poem' based on the voices and memories of those involved. Read an extract on The Guardian 

The Young People's Laureate for Wales, Sophie McKeand has written a poem to mark the anniversary called 'Cymro'. Read it on Literature Wales

Actor Michael Sheen gave a moving recital of Sophie's special piece at The Aberfan Memorial Concert. Read more about this on Wales Online

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