Charles Byrd Story Trail: Creative Writing Workshop

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Charles Byrd Story Trail workshop

Charles Byrd Story Trail workshop

Charles Byrd Story Trail: Creative Writing Workshop
Tuesday, 16th October 7:30 PM – 9:30 PM
The Gate, Keppoch Street, Roath, CF24 3JW Cardiff
Free entry

A creative writing workshop based on the paintings of Charles Byrd. Come along and view these fascinating paintings of a much-changed and disappearing cityscape, share stories, explore the history of Cardiff and write a short story prompted by one of the paintings.

The workshop is a madeinroath2018 event led by Sharon Magill (Artist Trails, artist and digital story practitioner) and Rachel Carney (poet, book blogger and artist) http://createdtoread.com

Cardiff University exhibition

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I’m really proud to announce that the Ystrad Stories project is now on display at Cardiff University.

This final exhibition brings the project to my workplace, Cardiff School of Journalism, Media and Cultural Studies – JOMEC and to where my digital storytelling journey began.

The paintings, stories and a summary of the project are displayed outside Bute library at the Bute Building, King Edward VII Ave, Cardiff CF10 3NB until Sept 2018.

 

Ystrad Stories Trail launch event

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We had a fantastic day as the Ystrad Stories Trail was officially launched on Saturday 22nd July. A group of eight walked the trail using either the iBook or audio guide to hear the stories and view the paintings.

It was a dry start but eventually the rain came, showers first and then heavy rain but we persevered and got as far as the lower end of Penrhys Road and the stories written in response to Ernest Zobole’s painting Penrhys (c1951).

Thankfully we got a lift to the Llanfair Uniting Church at Penrhys where the Avant Cymru performers, artist Ruth Sidgwick and others were waiting for us. With a cup of tea and a little drier, the performance took place. Three of the Ystrad Stories were reworked into a narrative celebrating the past and questioning the future of the Rhondda for the younger generations.

Finally artist Ruth Sidgwick provided creative goodies for us to create images and drawings to represent the adventures of the day.

Ystrad Stories Trail update

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We are really hoping for dry weather for the Ystrad Stories Trail event on Saturday 22nd July. However it does look like rain so changes maybe be necessary on the day.

If you are walking the trail wear suitable clothing for the weather conditions. I will be at the start of the trail, Partridge Square, from 10:30 whatever the weather.

If it is raining the Ystrad Stories performance by Avant Cymru will be relocated to the Llanfair Uniting Church, Penrhys. Only a minutes walk from Penrhys amphitheatre. Just follow the path next to the bus stop into the centre of the estate.

The performance starts at 1pm.

Bring your picnic. That church has a cafe and the Ystrad Stories project is also on display.

Llanfair Uniting Church Exhibition

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The Ystrad Stories project continues its tour of the Rhondda with an exhibition at the Llanfair Uniting Church, Penrhys. The exhibition coincides with the launch of the Ystrad Stories iBook and the trail through the Rhondda.

All the stories are displayed alongside the images that inspired them.

Weds 19th July to Thursday 27th July.

Llanfair Uniting Church, Penrhys, CF43 3RH

Opening times:
Weds 19th July – 9am – 1pm
Thurs 20th July – 9am – 1pm
Sat 22nd July – 11am – 1pm
Sun 23rd July – 11am – 1pm
Thurs 27th July – 11am – 1pm

Maerdy Community Hub Exhibition

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Maerdy Community Hub, Rhondda Fach

Maerdy Community Hub, Rhondda Fach

The Ystrad Stories project will be exhibited at the Maerdy Community Hub from Tuesday 20th June to Friday 7th July. All the stories will be displayed alongside the images that inspired them.

Maerdy Community Hub, North Terrace, Maerdy, CF43 4DD
Opening times:
Tuesday – Thursday 9:30 to 5pm
Friday 9:30 to 1pm

Ystrad Stories Exhibition flyer Maerdy

Ystrad Stories Exhibition flyer Maerdy

Pontypridd Library exhibition

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The Ystrad Stories project will be exhibited at Pontypridd Library from Monday 27th March to Monday 24th April. All the stories will be displayed alongside the images that inspired them.

Come along to the opening event on Saturday 8th April, 10:30 – 12:00, to discover how Ernest Zobole’s imagery inspired the storytellers of the Rhondda.

Ystrad Stories Exhibition Pontypridd

Ystrad Stories Exhibition Pontypridd

Treorchy Library exhibition

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The Ystrad Stories project will be exhibited at Treorchy Library from Tuesday 31st Jan to Friday 24th Feb. All the stories will be displayed alongside the images that inspired them.

Come along to the opening event on Saturday 4th Feb, 10:30am – 12:30pm, to discover how Ernest Zobole’s imagery inspired the storytellers of the Rhondda.

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