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Caerphilly Observer Tracey Moberly Get Ready for Romance 21 January 2016
An art gallery is to be filled with 1,000 porcelain hearts for St Dwynwen's Day, the celebration of the Welsh Patron Saint of Lovers, held on January 25.
Y Galeri, which is based on the ground floor of the Visit Caerphilly Centre, in the Twyn, Caerphilly town, has invited back artists Tracey Moberly and Phil Hughes to create the installation, which also includes a 'kissing seat'.
Gallery owner Jan Pennell said: "This is the second year that we've had this installation and it's returning because it was such a success last year and seemed to have captured the imagination of people of all ages. It's certainly not a prerogative for young lovers.
"New for this year is the introduction of the red love seat which will be laden with red hearts and can be used for lovers to sit on for photographs or selfies.
"During the launch, on Sunday, January 24, we're planning to take the love seat over to Caerphilly Castle for lovers to take advantage of the magnificent backdrop. A proposal would be the icing on the cake.
"The hearts are available in different sizes and are handmade in Pontllanfraith. Each one is unique. Costing between 5 and 10, they, are an affordable romantic gesture.'
Dwynwen is believed to have been a daughter of King Brychan Brycheiniog, who lived in the 5th Century. She was engaged to Prince Maelon Dafodrill, but her father was opposed to the union.
Dwynwen fled to the woods and fell asleep, praying that she could forget Maelon. She was then visited by an angel who gave her a potion to forget her love.
Instead, the potion turned him to ice. Her love was strong for him and she asked the angel for three requests. Firstly that Maelon be returned to life and the living, that all the dreams of true lovers be looked after through her and that she would remain unmarried.
Dwynwen then left for the solitude of the west coast of Anglesey where she become a hermit until she died. She is said to be buried beneath the ruins of the 16th Century church there.
1,000 Hearts ... For Lovers will be at Y Galeri from January 24 until February 14.

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