Pen Y Fan Spectacle For Launch Of Get Creative Weekend!

To celebrate the launch of the Get Creative Weekend, April 7-9, Theatr Brycheiniog have teamed up with award winning dance and installation artist Phil Williams for a spectacular interactive project that will transform Pen Y Fan into Wales’s largest living art installation, Friday April 7.

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With around 1000 participants expected to take part, this unique project will kick off this year’s bumper weekend to celebrate the nation’s creativity. It gives people across Wales an opportunity to try something, make something and get creative.

During last year’s Get Creative weekend, a giant statue of Boudicca was revealed at Caernarfon castle. This year’s project led by Theatr Brycheiniog will take the event to new heights with a mass participation installation on one of Wales’ most iconic mountains, Pen Y Fan, in the Brecon Beacons. The project will be working with Brecon Beacons National Park, The National Trust, BBC Wales and Arts Council of Wales, with teams of volunteers from local dance groups, cadets, youth theatres and the general public from across the country.

Participants will need to be fit and active in order to take part and families are encouraged to participate but all under 18’s will need to be supervised at all times.

Phil Williams, Choreographer, says “I’m excited to create Heart of Wales, bringing the communities of Wales together for a mass participation arts event on the side of Pen Y Fan. Creating a large scale installation of bodies in motion, we will literally be moving the mountain in what promises to be a spectacular event.” –

Get Creative is a campaign to celebrate and support the everyday creativity happening in homes and public spaces. Creative organisations across Wales are opening their doors with a series of free eventsto fire the imagination. Find out what events, activities and taster sessions are happening in your area across the weekend at getcreative.wales – and experience the magic of of getting creative.

If you’d like to get involved in the Heart of Wales event, volunteer participants will need to be available from 8.00am – 3.00pm on Friday 7 th April. To get involved please sign up to the Eventbrite event on: http://penyfanspectacular.eventbrite.co.uk/?s=74607550

Keep up-to- date with the latest activity on social media by following Theatr Brycheiniog on Twitter @theatrbrycheiniog using #HeartOfWales and #GetCreative or go the Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/TheatrB/ for more details.

Alternatively you can contact the event organisers directly on getcreative@brycheiniog.co.uk

 

Theatr Brycheiniog gratefully acknowledges the public investment of Powys County Council, Brecon Town Council and the Arts Council of Wales. Brecon Guildhall Theatre Ltd trading as Theatr Brycheiniog – company registration no 2446965. Registered charity no 1005327. For any further information, please contact Lewis Gwyther on 01874 622838 or email lewis@brycheiniog.co.uk.

Theatr Brycheiniog, Brecon’s Centre for the Arts opened in April 1997, as the first wholly funded Lottery new build arts organisation in the UK. The Arts Centre is probably situated in one of the most picturesque locations of any venue in the UK. Built alongside the canal basin in the heart of Brecon, serving the town and surrounding areas of Powys, Monmouthshire and beyond, it is rooted firmly in the community it serves. The venue currently provides a varied programme of theatre, dance, music and entertainment in its purpose built 477 seat auditorium and 120-seat studio/rehearsal space. It also hosts an exhibition programme in the Gallery.

The Arts Centre serves not only its community through an outstanding programme of quality professional English and Welsh language productions. It is home to the Brecon Baroque Festival and Brecon Jazz Futures, which both attract audiences and visitors nationally and internationally. The Gallery exhibits local, national and international artists, with spaces for hire for community and commercial use and our Waterfront Bar serves a varied Taste of Wales menu, of locally sourced and produced snacks.

Theatr Brycheiniog is funded by the Arts Council of Wales, Powys County Council and Brecon Town Council.

BIOGRAPHY – PHIL WILLIAMS

Phil Williams is an award winning international choreographer and artistic director of Cascade Dance Theatre. He won “Best Male Dance Artist” at the 2017 Wales Theatre Awards and a Herald Angel award at Edinburgh Festival in 2011 and was awarded the Arts Mark for outstanding work with young people having created many large-scale productions such as Carmina Burana, Scheherazade and directed Flights of Fancy nominated for “Best Production” at the 2014 Wales Theatre Awards.

Phil has worked with amongst others, National Dance Company Wales, Welsh National Opera, National Theatre Wales, National Youth Theatre Wales, Tilted Productions, Stem Dance Bangalore, DanceWorx Delhi and Mumbai, Silesian Dance Theatre, Theatr Na nÓg and Wales Millennium Centre.

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