Wales and Hungary to celebrate cultural ties with folk event


Welsh language singer Gwilym Bowen Rhys to perform at this year’s Welsh-Hungarian Friendship Day celebration in Newport, alongside Hungarian folk dance group DunAvon.

The event takes place on  Saturday 18 May at the Pill Millennium Centre.

Kicking off with a rousing performance by acclaimed Welsh folk singer and songwriter Gwilym Bowen Rhys, followed by an interactive Hungarian ‘dance house’ with Bristol’s DunAvon Folk Dance Ensemble.

Balint Brunner, Founder of Magyar Cymru, commented: “This year, our goal is to create an immersive cultural experience that strengthens the bond between our two nations. We’re excited to introduce our Welsh friends to Hungarian folklore and to share the beauty of the Welsh language with even more Hungarians in South Wales.”

It is one of several community-led activities set to coincide with Magyar Cymru’s Welsh-Hungarian Friendship Day celebrations this year. Between 17-19 May, Hungarian community artist Eden Ivicz will host a series of activities at Clwb y Bont in Pontypridd, including a drop-in embroidery workshop, a poem library, and a Welsh-Hungarian maypole celebration.

Tickets to the flagship Newport event with Gwilym Bowen Rhys are available online via