A Weekend in Butetown is a Political programme.


A Weekend in Butetown

Writer Gwyneth Lewis visits Butetown in Cardiff as residents prepared for the National Theatre Wales premiere of De Gabay on March 3. The performance showcased poetry and music based around the lives of the community's Somali residents, and the presenter explores how these immigrants, originally from Somaliland, came to settle there in the late 19th century. She also celebrates the traditions of storytelling and poetry that emerged in the area in the 1980s and 90s.

Genre: Political

Running Time: 30 minutes (approx)

When is A Weekend in Butetown next on TV?

It's next showing on BBC Radio 4 Extra June 27th, 6:30am and on BBC Radio 4 Extra June 27th, 1:30pm. See more...

Main Cast

Martin Smith
Gwyneth Lewis