Ystrad|Strata are very excited to be part of a cosmic mini-festival in Aberystwyth which will feature and celebrate aspects of future Wales. Visual artists, musicians, writers, performers and thinkers will gather for a day of imagining and creating future Wales.
With sci-fi and futurism becoming increasingly prominent in Welsh culture this event provides a timely opportunity to pull togerther the people working and making in the field together in one place. Amongst the artists taking part are the noted designer Hefin Jones whose Welsh Space Campaign and Cosmic Colliery projects have attracted world-wide attention. The headline band for the event is HMS Morris , bringing their cosmic pop-rock to the festival. The band were chosen as part of the BBC Wales Gorwelion scheme and have seen great success this year already playing to acclaim at Glastonbury and Festival No. 6. Supporting them will be the local electronic band, Roughion.
Arad Arad Goch Centre will be a space centre for the day with activities filling the building. As well as the music performances, there will be panel discussions on subjects such as literature, games, politics and art.
Canolfan Ofod Arad Goch Space Centre
Aberystwyth SY23 2NN
Sat 28th November 2015 (1pm-11:30pm)
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I spent a fantastic day a couple of months ago taking part in the Sounding the City workshop. The day organised by Nina Williams from the University of Bristol explored the use of field recording as a way of guiding and documenting an urban walk. Ten participants split into pairs then followed the same mapped route around the city centre. Each group was asked to make a sound recording at ten allotted locations.
The edited recordings are to be aired at the following exhibition at the Edwardian Cloakroom, Bristol:
Sounding the City
15th – 16th August 2014 (12pm – 6pm)
Private view – Thursday 14th August at 7pm
corner of Park Row/Woodland Road
Bristol BS1 5LS
Had a fantastic time working at WOMAD at the new site in Wiltshire. Working on a music related event really brought back the buzz I remember from years ago, and even the weather did the right thing making it a sun-baked festival like the ones from the past. I didn’t have much time for photography, but as always the flags made a big impact, so here they are.