Pob lwc/good luck to Theatr Genedlaethol, Theatr Iolo and the cast and crew of Pijin/Pigeon as they start their tour across theatres in Wales. We could not be more excited for Alys Conran’s characters to come to life on stage!
Get your tickets for Pijin/Pigeon here!
The production which has been adapted for stage by Bethan Marlow is based on the award-winning debut novel Pigeon by Alys Conran which was the first book to be published in both English and Welsh simultaneously. Pijin/Pigeon is staying true to that core theme of bilingualism, inherent within Conran’s writing, and each performance subtly weaves Welsh and English together as well as using integrated captioning in both Welsh and English. There is also audio described performances with a ‘touch tour’ an hour prior and BSL interpretated showings – full information here.
We have now re-issued Pigeon with a brand now cover in celebration of the production and we are delighted that several independent bookshops are supporting the tour throughout Wales.
The bookshops will be selling copies of the Pigeon in both English and Welsh, so don't forget to pop in and support the independents.
PALAS PRINT, CAERNARFON - located within Caernarfon's town walls selling Welsh and English language books from Wales and the World, CDs and Vinyls, greetings cards and good coffee. They recently celebrated their 20th anniversary with a series of literary events - including one with Philippa Holloway author of The Half-life of Snails.
SIOP Y FELIN, CARDIFF - trading for over 25 years, Siop y Felin is the oldest Welsh Language bookshop in Cardiff. A true hub for the community of Welsh language speakers and learners from far and wide.
SIOP Y PENTAN, CARMARTHEN/LLANELLI - celebrating a whopping 50 years of trading Siop y Pentan now has two stores, one located in Carmarthen Market and one in Llanelli town centre. Housing everything from Welsh food, goods and gifts and of course books!
AWEN TEIFI, ABERTEIFI - established in 1999 Awen Teifi has expanded from a traditional Welsh bookshop to also offering a great selection of traditional Welsh gifts. They also have a gallery space which has become the home to various artists' works including the late Aneurin Jones and most recently Wyn Owens.
THE BOOKSHOP BY THE SEA, ABERYSWYTH - a community-focused bookshop aiming to bring creatives of all kinds together and offer access to literary events and workshops, live music, children's story times, art workshops and more.