Artist Statement

With a special interest in Literacy development, both in children and adults, my focus is on bringing theatre and performance, including music and song, to small towns and rural communities throughout Wales. I share stories, poetry, song and plays (original, or the work of other writers), with audiences of all backgrounds but especially those with limited access to the Arts, inviting Community Audiences to create stories with me, in the hope that they will feel enriched, engaged and inspired. 

 

Gweithio gyda pobol sy'n siarad gymraeg yn bwysig i fi. Dwi'n medru gweithio yn Gymraeg am ieith ail. Dwi isio ymarfer gyda y cymunedol yn yr waith fi.

 

Current Creative Projects 

 

 

Cylch Stori -  Story Circle

Cylch Stori/Story Circle aims to  explore storytelling techniques with young people, while introducing them to myths, legends and more contemporary stories. In this innovative programme in partnership with Venue Cymru, we also offer a platform to young people to tell their own stories.

Golau Gaeaf -  Winter Light 2019 - 2021

Script Writer for this large scale perfoamce collaboration between Venue Cymru, Walk the Plank and Welsh National Opera. The production celebrates local mythology with illumination, pyrotechnics and live Performance. 

YSFW

In partnership with Venue Cymru, annual co-ordination of Family Festival for Young Storytellers and related outreach Storytelling Workshops for schools. 

In-Visible Light Yn Y Golau

Creative Writer and Spoken Word Performance in partnership with Kate Lawrence Vertical Dance. This performance uses Aerial Dance, Music and Spoken Word to introduce Family audiences with visual impairment to the Science of the Universe.

Drama Foundations & The Academy 

Drama Tutor & Creative Writing Mentor delivering work with two groups for the Norh Wales Hub. 

Northern Eye Festival 

Creative Writing with the community exploring the visual stories in the work of Exhibition Photographers 

Shared Reading Groups Anglesey 

Co-ordination and promotion of Shared Reading activity on Anglesey

U-Boats  Llongau-U

Screen Writer for a Community Documentary commisioned by Oriel Môn on Anglesey 

Lead Creative Schools

Drama Practice, Poetry and Script Writing with various Schools all over North Wales form 2016-2019

Creative Collaborations

Screen Writer in collaboration with Welsh National Opera, TV Conwy and Pigtown Theatre for the 'Ysgolion Y Mynydd' CC in partnership with Venue Cymru. 

Quest  Hymgais

This partnership, as Creative Practitioner in Residence with Bangor University's Centre for Arthurian Studies, aims to inspire catch-up reading groups in schools to fall in love with stories, by introducing them to the nature of the Quest through an amalagamation of traditional and digital storytelling techniques.  

Words & Pictures-Geiriau a Lluniau

This partnership with Creative Gwynedd and Gwynedd Archives will explores Caernarfon's cultural past with the residents of Plas Maesincla Residential Care Home. The poetry can be seen on the window display on the Gwasanaeth Archifau Gwynedd building.

Mouse Missions: Darkwhistle & The Haunted River

Longlisted for the Bloomsbury New Children's Author prize, 2015, this Middle Grade Fiction Novel (9-12 years) is now in it's 8th draft after working with professional editors at Cornerstone's Literary. 

National Trust Plays Resident

A series of 1-Woman plays exploring the uniques Heritage of NT sites such as Plas Newydd on Anglesey and Penrhyn Castle in Gwynedd. 

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