Uther Pendragon Cultural Association
The Uther Pendragon Cultural Association takes its name from the ancient semi-mythical figure that was the Rhi of Cymru (the ruler of ancient British Wales) in the fifth century AD and father of the most famous King Arthur.
Obviously we deal with "celtism", rather than with the study and research side, with the organizational side; in the page of the "initiatives", inherent to our past, you can find all the events we have organized and those we have collaborated with.
The Uther Pendragon was founded in Trieste, in November 1999.
The idea came from two of the founding partners Walter and Betty, who for a long time shared a passion for everything related to the Celtic world.
Determined more than ever to found a Celtic association also in Trieste, they contacted five friends to share their project: Stefano, a fan of the Arthurian saga; Ugo, a scholar of Celtic spirituality; Giuliano, professional archaeologist who participated in the excavations in Friuli Venezia Giulia as a testimony to the presence of the Celtic Meat settlements in our region; Muzio, a musician passionate about Celtic history and culture and Max, the expert in historical re-enactments.
From this group of friends the Uther Pendragon Cultural Association was born, which every year, even if with members now different from the founding ones, in addition to minor events, realizes the Trieste Celtic Festival Triskell every year in Summer Solstice.
The association, more than the historical / cultural side of "Celticism", deals mainly with the organizational side of the Trieste Festival, and at the same time it plans for its members educational trips in the so-called "Celtic" lands in search of the cultural traditions of those countries , where the Celts left endless traces.
With the programming of the now well-known Triskell, he crossed the borders of Italy, becoming promoter of various musical groups that believed in the potential of the association itself.
Elisabetta Sulli (Betty) - President
Walter Fioretto - Vice-president
Dorina Leka - Secretary, webmaster