Wales Millennium Centre’s bus takes a journey around Wales and asks Welsh artists

‘What’s your inspiration?’wmc outside

Wales Millennium Centre takes to the road this summer asking artists in Wales “What’s your inspiration?”

As part of Ar Waith Ar Daith, a Welsh journey of myth and magic, the Awen Bus tour begins its four week journey around Wales before the final stop, the big finale outside the Centre on Saturday 12 September 2015. The journey started on August 7 at the National Eisteddfod in Meifod. The team on the Awen Bus – which is fully equipped with a stage and recording equipment – will be filming a wide range of creative responses, capturing the inspiration behind Welsh artists.  These responses will then be beamed into the ‘Cauldron of Inspiration’ which can be found in the foyer of Wales Millennium Centre until September 12.

The artistic odyssey around Wales, conceived by outdoors arts experts Walk the Plank with digital producers Native HQ, will then move on to Wrexham and Mold before embarking on an exciting journey of inspiration on a tour of artists in local communities across Wales throughout August and early September.

You can watch the encounters by peering into the Cauldron of Inspiration in the foyer of Wales Millennium Centre, or follow the journey online at and on the hashtag #Awen2015.

The Awen Bus journey ends on 12 September at 7:30pm outside Wales Millennium Centre with the Ar Waith Ar Daith finale – a large scale, outdoor spectacular featuring procession, dance, projection, storytelling, music, pyrotechnics and over 600 participants. For more information on the finale event visit

The Awen Bus Tour of Wales

  • 1 Aug – 8 Aug National Eisteddfod, Meifod
  • 10 August: Wrexham (morning) and Mold (afternoon)
  • 11th August – Mold (morning), Llandudno (afternoon)
  • 12 August – Aberdyfi (morning), Machynlleth (afternoon)
  • 13 August – Newtown (morning), Aberystwyth (afternoon)
  • 15 August – Cardigan
  • 16 August – Narberth
  • 18 August – Carmarthen
  • 19 August – Swansea
  • 20 August – Cilgerran
  • 21-22 August – Green Man Festival, Crickhowell
  • 25 August – Abergavenny (morning), Ebbw Vale (afternoon)
  • 26 August – Merthyr
  • 27 August – Aberdare (morning), Pontypridd (afternoon)
  • 28 August – Penarth
  • 29 August – Cardiff
  • 31 August – Butetown Carnival, Cardiff
  • 1 September – Penybont (morning), Porthmadog (afternoon)
  • 2 September – Porthmadog (morning), Bangor (afternoon)
  • 3 September – Llŷn Peninsula
  • 4 September – Caernarfon
  • 5 September – Portmeirion