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Disability Arts Cymru’s Whose Flame is it Anyway?

Disability Arts Cymru’s Whose Flame is it Anyway?

Under the banner of Whose Flame is it Anyway? Disability Arts Cymru entered upon the most amazing venture, engaging with young disabled actors, dancers, visual artists, musicians and writers across Wales.

Breaking the Wall, a new composition by talented young composer Lloyd Coleman will be played by BBC NOW as part of a public concert to be given at St David's Hall on Sunday March 4. Lloyd, aged 19, is a student at the Royal Academy of Music in London; his remarkable talents prove that visual impairment is no barrier to success. Disability Arts Cymru commissioned Lloyd to compose the music and have supported his development as part of our partnership with UCAN productions, working with blind and visually impaired young people across Wales.

Working with director Cheryl Martin, our Unusual Stage School performers bring an adaptation of Aristophanes The Birds to the Sherman Cymru, Cardiff on Friday 11th and Saturday 12th May. Expect the unexpected; welcome to our world! Partners in the Unusual Stage School project include Sherman Cymru, Hijinx’ Unity Festival, National Theatre of Wales and Valleys Kids’ Mzansi Cymru.

Breaking the WallOn Monday 16th July, at the Norwegian Church, Cardiff the launch of the Whose Flame anthology, celebrating all of Disability Arts Cymru’s projects with Power of the Flame. The anthology edited by Kaite O’Reilly and Phil Cope, includes poetry and prose by young writers from our Ignite the Flame creative writing project. You’ll see photographs and artwork from the young people working with our partner organisations: ABCD, Dawns i Bawb, Galeri, Tailcoat and Valleys Kids.

From 16th to 29th July, you can visit the Go Get Started exhibition of art works by young disabled people at the Norwegian Church, Cardiff Bay. The exhibition is the result of our visual art competition, with entries by over 300 young disabled artists. Winning entries include watercolour, ceramics, papier-mâché and photography.

To bring all of our fabulous projects to a close the Whose Flame Mas Carnival, organised by SWICA, takes place on Saturday 18th August in the Oval Basin, Cardiff Bay. Participants from many groups will be taking part, including some of the young actors from our Rise and Shine drama group. The Carnival is a real celebration, don’t miss it!

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