Angharad Wynne is a writer, storyteller and communications and marketing specialist with over 25 years experience in the field, working both within Wales, in the UK, Ireland and US.
Having gained a degree in English Literature from the University of Wales Cardiff, she went on to study MA in International Marketing at the University of the West of England before beginning her career in media marketing and communications with S4C and Boomerang Television.
Angharad has worked on some of the UK’s most exciting cultural projects including the foundation of the National Botanic Garden of Wales, and as the head of Business Development and Communication for London Tourist Board during the Millennium Celebrations. Following that she travelled to the US to work as a marketing and cultural consultant on the first two highly successful UKinNY British Expo. festivals in New York. In 2001 she joined the founding team of Wales Millennium Centre where she worked as head of Media and Communications in the development years and throughout the opening phase of this internationally acclaimed project.
Angharad Wynne Marketing and Communications consultancy was formed in 2005 in response to a need for greater promotion and more creative marketing of Wales’ cultural assets, and improved communication of the Nations’ identity worldwide. The consultancy specialises in the arts, tourism and cultural sectors.
Angharad has been responsible for promoting some of Wales’s leading cultural events and cultural exports, including Bryn Terfel, Catrin Finch, and 9Bach. She also speaks widely and trains organisations on various aspects of arts marketing and cultural tourism, and consults in this field. She regularly consults for Wales Arts International, Arts Council of Wales, Welsh Government Creative Industries Team, on matters of cultural strategy and development initiatives, and with arts organisations and festivals across Wales and the UK. In terms of cultural tourism, Angharad works regularly for Visit Wales and has worked on training and development projects with organisations as far afield as Tourism Finland, Failte Ireland, and National Park authorities across the UK and Europe. For a list of just a few of her clients over the years, click here.
Over the course of the past 25 years she has also worked closely and intimately with communities across Wales, supporting re-connection between people and place, development of sense of place and regeneration strategies and initiatives. Angharad continues to work as a place making consultant, specialising in harnessing aspects of history and culture to imbue and enliven places and working with communities to re-engage them in their local landscape, cultural assets, history and stories.
Increasingly these days, Angharad is returning to her love of stories, nature and landscape; to running retreats and pilgrimages exploring the mythic landscape, the magic of nature and living soulfully. She is also busy writing her first English language book, Wise Women - Myths and Folklore in Celebration of Older Women, alongside co-author and fellow mythic adventurer, Dr Sharon Blackie. It will be published by Virago in autumn 2024. Angharad is a published poet and author, a proud board director of Beyond the Border International Storytelling Festival and co-founder of The Animate Earth Collective.
She is happily married to Mike, mum to Myfi and step-mum to Amber. All are ably managed by Cadi the border collie.
For more information on her creative work, retreats, events and pilgrimages, click here