Our Partners

Thanks to our supportive venue partners: Emily Williams and the staff at the Temple of Peace.

Thanks to Matt Davenport and his team at Oasis Catering.

Thanks to Lucy Smith from Talking Ink podcast for her live recordings from the festival.

Finally, thanks to the Seren board members and staff, particularly Mick Felton, Simon Hicks, Sarah Johnson, Jamie Hill and Jannat Ahmed.

The Venue

Founded in 1938, the Temple of Peace was conceived by Lord David Davis of Llandinam after his experience serving in the trenches of the First World War. It was to be his lasting gift to the Welsh people, a place of memorial to commemorate those who lost their lives during the conflict, and would also act as the new, permanent home for the Welsh Book of Remembrance, which contains over 35,000 names of those who lost their lives during WWI.

Yet Lord Davies didn’t want the building to be a ‘mausoleum’: he wanted it to be a place of inspiration, somewhere that actively furthered the causes of peace, justice and health, a role it continues to serve to this day. Now run by the Welsh Centre for International Affairs (the WCIA) it is a centre for inspiring learning and action on global issues through delivering high quality global education, promoting peace and human rights and supporting international development from Wales.

– Temple of Peace website