Inclusion Project 2017- Making Waves

The Inclusion Project is now in its 9th year and we are certain that this year’s performance will yet again capture the hearts of our audience. This award-winning event reflects the diversity of our society through the Eisteddfod’s ethos of promoting understanding and acceptance though music and dance. In the spirit of inclusion the aim is to give people from all walks of life the opportunity to perform on the Eisteddfod Stage.

Each of our groups will present their own short performance, and will then join together to perform the final piece. We have once again been able to commission a brand new song for the finale of the performance, which will be performed live on stage. All of this was made possible through a generous grant from the ScottishPower Foundation. The song ‘Making Waves’ was written based on the groups own thoughts on the concept of the theme ‘Making Waves’ and speaks of free flowing waves of emotion and the sea connecting people from distant shores.

With Special Thanks to this year’s diverse mix of participating groups:

KIM Choir (Holywell)

SCOPE Flamenco Group (Chester)

WISP Dance Club (Mold)

Amigos y Gymuned (Wrexham)

These groups come from a range of diverse backgrounds, including people with various special needs and mental health issues, and members form the local Portuguese speaking community. During our rehearsals for this project we discovered a beautiful link between Wales and Portugal; and they are the only two countries in the world who have a word to express the concept and feeling of the presence of absence, a very specific nostalgia or pining…

Saudade and Hiraeth

 

Kindly sponsored by

With thanks for the contribution from:

Leslie Churchill Ward Artistic Coordinator
Angharad Harrop Choreographer
Owain Llwyd Composer
Aled Lewis Evans Poet
Students from the University of Chester Dance assistants
Students from the University of Bangor String Quartet