Wales and the Industrial Revolution:
Looking for young writers
The aim of the Children’s Festival of Welsh History, in September 2018, will be to stage 12 different shows presenting the Industrial Revolution in Wales. During the festival the shows, depicting industries such as copper, slate, coal, tin, iron and wool, will all be staged at heritage sites all over Wales.
The 12 young witers will attend a series of training days organised by the National Library of Wales, Literature Wales and Theatr Genedlaethol Cymru.
- Coal/David Davies Llandinam
- Dic Penderyn
- Maritime Industry
- The Future Industries of Wales
The scripts for the short plays will need to be presented by the end of 2017. During the first part of 2018, each of the plays, dependant on funding, will be developed by professional directors and actors, and the 12 shows will be staged as part of the Children’s Festival of Welsh History 2018.
Location: The National Library of Wales
Where better to find inspiration than amongst original documents and transcripts at the National Library of Wales. The extended collection at the Library is a portal to the past, but where to start! This training day will introduce you to the various collections, and advise on how to use them for the purpose of research. Experts will be at hand to help you find the most relevant sources including digital resources and entry on line.
Location: Tŷ Newydd Writing Centre, Llanystumdwy
Writing for Children
Writing for children isn’t as easy as it sounds. You must select the content carefully, and structure effectively, and you must be clever and resourceful!
These are some of the issues we will be discussing on this two day course, whilst having fun experimenting with tactics to entertain, inspire and capture the children’s imaginations.
Location: Llwyfan, Carmarthen
Script to Stage
A warm welcome awaits at Llwyfan in Carmarthen, home to Theatr Genedlaethol Cymru’s rehearsal space, to discuss the scripts and to start thinking about element of staging. In a series of workshops, experienced theatre directors will inspire the young writers to add dramatic layers to their work in order to turn them into masterpieces.
The 12 young writers will each receive £300 towards travelling costs to the training days.
If you are between the age of 16 – 25, with an interest in Welsh history and writing for children, then go for it! Complete the application form (Welsh only) and send it before the closing date, May 15th 2017. We will be announcing the successful applicants at this years’ National Urdd Eisteddfod Pen- y- Bont ar Ogwr, Taf and Elai.
Application Form (Welsh only)