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Stunning Mari Lwyd street art appears in Cardiff

29 Mar 2022 2 minutes Read
The Mari Lwyd street art. Picture by @MintysGigGuide

A stunning piece of street art depicting the Mari Lwyd has appeared in Cardiff.

The art drawn by students at the University of South Wales has just been unveiled at the top of Womanby Street at the Mad Dog Brewery and Taproom.

The art has been created in partnership alongside Music Declares Emergency to explore ideas for making live music more sustainable.

The words on the art read ‘No music on a dead planet’.

The Mari Lwyd belongs to a tradition of horse head bearing, gang singing, and competitive verse in Wales associated with Christmas and the New Year, but has taken on a life of its own as a symbol of Welshness over the past few decades.

There will also be a separate mural painted at the Tramshed in Cardiff, which is hosting Climate Clash Cymru, an event dedicated to innovations in live music for tackling the climate crisis, including a pop-up gallery and mural based on the typographic work of Anthony Burrill.

It is part of the Immersed! Music Festival, run entirely by University of South Wales students, taking place in Cardiff throughout March.

The festival kicks off today before reaching its finale on Thursday at CULTVR Lab with a multisensory audio-visual experience.


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Llewz
Llewz
1 month ago

That is insanely cool!!!

Morris Dean
Morris Dean
1 month ago
Reply to  Llewz

Hits all the right notes πŸ‘βœŠπŸ˜¬

Llewz
Llewz
1 month ago
Reply to  Morris Dean

πŸ‘ŒπŸ˜‚

Andrew
Andrew
1 month ago

Culture at its most vibrant, on the street. relevant and proud with a message. All is not lost and young people do have something to say. Love it from an old Punk.

Wrexhamian
Wrexhamian
1 month ago

Glad to see the revival of this Welsh tradition. Da iawn, Caerdydd.

Stuart Cane
Stuart Cane
1 month ago

Have a look at cardiffstreetart on Instagram if you want to see how much great art there is in the city!

(Yes, shameless plugging of my own account!)

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