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We all love a good story... Over the past six months, community arts practitioner Einir Sion, has been unearthing the stories of people and community groups from across the Head of the Valleys area as part of Head for Arts’ Fflach / Flash project.

Throughout Fflach / Flash people have imparted their knowledge of local history, retold local myths and shared their personal memories of growing up in the area.

The stories gathered during the project will provide thematic material and inspiration for the creation of a large scale, bilingual community play to be staged in the Eisteddfod Pavilion in Ebbw Vale on 29th July 2010.

In total, Einir has worked with over 1,250 people during the project, she described the process as ‘truly inspirational’. She added that:

‘The people I have worked with have been incredibly generous in sharing their personal experiences and creative ideas. It's incredible to see and hear how people have dealt with the changing landscape of these valleys, and how the unchangeable hills surrounding them are an integral part of their being.’

The stories collected have been recorded through the medium of drama, dance, music, creative writing and digital technology and will be presented in four unique exhibitions and short performances taking place over the next month.

Join us at the Fflach / Flash exhibitions to hear stories from your communities and to find out more about how you can be involved in the Eisteddfod Community Play.

Exhibitions are taking place at Rhydycar Leisure Centre on 28th November, Abertyswwg Community Centre & The Winding House, New Tredegar on 5th December, Blaenavon Heritage Centre on 6th December and EVI (Ebbw Vale Institute) on 10th December. Entry to the exhibitions is free of charge.

Fflach / Flash is a bilingual, creative, community project which has been
funded by the Arts Council of Wales, Cadw and Herian.

For more information, please contact Head for Arts on 01495 357816 (
web site

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