Llyfrgell Genedlaethol Cymru, Aberystwyth 20 Ebrill 2020 18:30
National Library of Wales, Aberystwyth 20 April 2020 18:30
Four generations of one family, experiencing two wars, a genocide and ethnic cleansing, all recorded in a hundred years of letters and messages. A genocide history told in the here-and-now, dramatising the words and experiences of the people who lived it.
None of these writers knew what was about to happen, any more than we do in our lives today. Their words, full of hopes and fears for the future, are ignorant of what was about to happen
But do we know any better? History seeks meaning, but the past is a mess. History offers convenient beginnings and endings, but these are tricks of storytelling. The judgments that history makes about the past may reveal more about the needs of the present.
To make sense of the past, we return to those voices as they lived it, and listen carefully to what they say, felt, hoped and feared. A Family in War dramatises a century of turmoil through the words of people as they lived it. For tickets, click the headline.
The story attested by these papers was too challenging to narrate on 27 January, but it will be revealed in Aberystwyth on 20 April.