Dylan Thomas returns to New Quay in ambitious open-air performance

Coleg Ceredigion Performing Arts students will be taking part in an innovative performance at different sites in New Quay based upon the local stories of Dylan Thomas.

The performance, “Cnwc y Glap” - meaning gossip corner, is named after the site of the old lifeboat station in the town where retired sea captains would meet daily to gossip. This ambitious production is formally part of the Dylan Thomas centenary celebrations and depicts tales from the town’s former famous resident during his time there from 1944-45.

The second year Extended Diploma Performing Arts students will be working with pupils from Ceinewydd Primary School, the performance work is additionally inspired by sections of his radio programs. The performance marks the beginning of the twentieth anniversary of the performing arts course at Coleg Ceredigion and will also feature ex-students from the course who are returning to collaborate with the current second year students.

Solveig Frykman-Lloyd, performing arts tutor at Coleg Ceredigion, explained: “This is an exciting and challenging project for all involved as they perform in several sites around the streets of New Quay. The community has been very welcoming and supportive and includes ex-Coleg Ceredigion performing arts students”.

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