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'The Song of the Castle' by Gillian Brownson is a poem created with the residents of Plas Maesincla Residential Home in Caernarfon, after exploring Welsh Mythology, Poetry and Song.
Writer & Storyteller, Gillian Brownson, spent 8 weeks in the company of the residents of
Bryn Seiont Newydd Dementia care centre in Caernarfon, North Wales - exploring poetry, music and stories with a sea theme. As the residents generously shared their thoughts and feelings, Gillian used
their reflections to create this piece of writing for them.
Words and Music for 'Song of the Sea' (In English)by Nolwenn Leroy
'Ar Lan Y Mor' is a traditional Welsh Folk Song.
With thanks to Mark Thompson @ Potterdrummer for producing the track.
Longlisted for the Bloomsbury New Children's Author Prize 2015
The opening paragraphs to Mouse Missions: Darkwhistle & The Haunted River
London sits at the bottom of Britain, like a packet of broken biscuits. That’s what my Dad told me. It’s a loud, crooked old city, with some new bits, where busy tall things, the gloomsters, live and walk and work and drive and run. This, I know for myself.
Usually, in the world, it’s busy above ground and quiet underneath, where only insects and things like me live, or a few dead people, if you happen to be in a cemetery. In London though, under the ground, deep beneath the roads and pavements, the underneath is busier than the above, as this is where the twisting train tunnels of London’s underground railways turn and wind, right in the middle of the earth.
This is where I live, or lived, until very recently.