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Creating Cwtch

In 2017 Colin Daimond, with musician Ed Holden and puppeteer Pete Powell, worked with the children of Ysgol Bodfeurig and Ysgol Tregarth spent 8 days each working on a variety of artistic skills: writing poetry and raps, making and moving puppets, painting and sculpting, drumming and dancing, filming and recording. The underlying focus was to increase the use Welsh language by children learning Welsh as their second language.

Together the team and the children funnelled their creativity into creating an origin myth of the “Cwtch” a lovable character, the world in which he lives, his friends and his favourite past times.

The core artistic team were further supported by poet Rhys Trimble, puppet maker Enya Koster and the wonderful staff at both schools.

Click here to find out more about the project and to see a short documentary video of the project and a photo-stream from Ysgol Bodfeurig.

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