A RASTAFARIAN poet is visiting Bethesda to help build bridges whilst sharing Jamaican music and culture.

Yasus Afari has been visiting schools and community groups in North Wales. His presence has been part of his 2019 Wales Alliance Community Tour of Wales aimed at exploring the shared history between Jamaica and Wales.

Yasus recently gave a presentation and film to the Rotary Club of Bangor. He has been working with students and staff at John Austin Primary School, in Pennants, Clarendon, Jamaica.

Supported by the Rhona Reid Trust, the project aims to build a bridge of friendship with the school and Bethesda and Bangor pupils.

Families are invited to an event at the Neuadd Ogwen, Bethesda to meet Yasus from 2-4pm, on Sunday, October 27.

“Poetry for All,” is on from 2-4pm, Yasus and the Ogwen Valley School Workshops. There is also a film made by Yasus at 3pm.

A 'Poetry, Reasoning and Music' event, is on from 7pm-9pm, with the Rastafarian World Traveller and Dub Poet, Yasus Afari, Neil “Maffia’ Williams, Leech, Femke Van Gent and poet, Dafydd Hedd and friends. Tickets are £5

Yasus will also launch the Ogwen Valley Writers Group. Tickets are £5 from Neuadd Ogwen.

Yasus wraps up his residency in North Wales with a lecture at the Jamaica Wales Alliance meeting, Talgai Hall, next to Llandegai Church, at 7pm, on Tuesday, October 29.

Jamaican refreshments and fruit punch is available from 6.30pm.