City Hall, St Davids (Refreshments available throughout in adjoining Memorial Hall)

Simultaneous translation will be available for all Welsh language sessions. 

Time: 0900hrs Venue: St Davids City Hall

Entry: Saturday/Weekend Ticket

A welcome and run through of the Festival for those attending on Saturday.

Time: 0915-1015hrs Venue: St Davids City Hall

Entry: Saturday/Weekend Ticket

Simon Brooks, author of the independent report, Second homes: developing new policies in
Wales and currently chair of the Commission for Welsh-speaking communities on behalf of the Welsh Government:

The effect of second homes on Welsh language and culture.

Chaired by Cris Tomos (PLANED).


Time: 1030-1130hrs Venue: St Davids City Hall

Entry: Saturday/Weekend Ticket

Eluned Morgan, Minister for Health and Social Care, Sara Penrhyn Jones, Reader, Bath Spa University and Sarah Williams,  Inclusivity Consultant : Moving through Menopause to Healthy Ageing.

Menopause and Ageing: a survivor’s handbook.

Time: 1200-1300hrs Venue: St Davids City Hall

Entry: Saturday/Weekend Ticket

Hannah Jones, CEO The Earthshot Prize and Simeon Rose, Creative Director at Faith in Nature in conversation with Andy Middleton.

Rethinking the Climate Crisis


Time: 1200-1400hrs Venue: Cross Square (Free to all)

Foodie Fringe: tasting sessions and produce to buy from the Peninsula Food Producers Hub.

Time: 1400-1500hrs Venue: St Davids City Hall

Entry: Saturday/Weekend

The Very Rev. Sarah Rowland Jones, Dean of St Davids Cathedral, LVO OBE and Dr Penny Sartori, Nursing lecturer, Swansea University:

Living with Death and Dying


Time: 1530hrs Venue: St Davids Cathedral

Entry: Free Ticketed Entry

Mari James, Cathedral Librarian:

The legacy of Gerald of Wales: Walk, Talk and Panel – to commemorate his 800th Anniversary


Tickets for this event are listed on Eventbrite, there is no charge for this event but a ticket will be required. Get yours here.

Time: 1530-1630hrs Venue; St Davids City Hall

Entry: Saturday/Weekend

Patrick Nash, Social entrepreneur: in conversation with Derek Walker, Wales Future Generations Commisioner: Book Launch: Creating Social Enterprise: My Story and what I learned.


Time: 1700-1800hrs Venue; The Nave, St David’s Cathedral

Entry: Saturday/Weekend

First Minister Mark Drakeford MS:

Wales: the big picture

Please note this event is also ticketed individually, tickets are available on the door and here.

Weekend and Saturday passes will also permit entry to this event.

Time: 1830-1930hrs Venue; St Davids City Hall

Entry: Saturday/Weekend

Paul Mason, journalist: The Cost of Living Crisis

Chaired by Sarah Dickins.



Time: 1930hrs Venue: Really Wild Emporium Entry: Dining Experience with Carwyn Graves Carwyn Graves, Welsh food writer and chef, in collaboration with The Really Wild Emporium: Welsh food (Welsh/English) with six-course meal. Tickets here.

Eating land and sea: the rediscovery of Welsh Food/ Ein lluniaeth a’n llawenydd? Gweld bwyd Cymru o’r newydd’. Please note this event is ticketed separately and will require prior purchase. Due to the nature of the menu we are unable to make adjustments for specific dietary requirements, a vegetarian menu is available.

2000hrs: DJ at , St Davids Rugby Club (free to all)