The Melville Centre hosts the Blodeuo Project which came together in Autumn 2018. The Arts Council of Wales kindly sponsored a period of action research in which over 20 individuals participated on a weekly basis in our studio theatre. A diverse ability drama group took shape and further Arts Council of Wales funding, with committed local support and four excellent facilitators, has enabled good work to proceed. The Project takes its name from the drama group’s first performance which told the ancient Welsh story of Blodeuwedd. Somewhere near Castell Mur, overlooking Trawsfynydd, she was created from flowers by magicians as related in the fourth branch of the Mabinogi.
Although the group’s sessions had to be suspended in March due to the pandemic, the facilitators’ work continues, with preparation of a photographic presentation of the Project’s work, the production of two warm up videos – which participants (and others) can now access on You Tube, and a short film. This film shows participants in rehearsal in Autumn 2019 and Spring 2020, working on their forthcoming co-devised performances, A Journey in Ice and Snow (December 2019) and Haraka Baraka (planned for April 2020). We all fully intend to reconvene in the not too far distant future.
If you are interested in finding out more about the project, drop us a line at firstname.lastname@example.org