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S4C star Martyn Geraint helps Creative Industries Trainee     

S4C star Martyn Geraint helps Creative Industries Trainee Creative Industries trainee Rebecca Cole was delighted to have the opportunity to work alongside S4C star Martyn Geraint, the writer, director and star of Martyn Geraint a’r Losin Hud (Martyn Geraint and The Magic Sweets) at the beginning of November.
A local Bridgend College student, Rebecca has joined Bridgend County Borough Council’s Creative Industries Training Scheme, which offers opportunities and career paths in a variety of art forms including directing, producing, choreography, project management, set and costume design, stage management, sound and lighting, film, arts marketing and much more. This free ongoing training scheme set up by Bridgend County Borough Council’s Arts and Culture Service with support from the Arts Council of Wales, is open to people of all ages from 15 years plus, regardless of past experience.
As part of her training, Rebecca has worked with scenic artists to create a magical forest for Martyn Geraint’s brand new Welsh language pantomime “Hansel and Gretel” which is touring South Wales until January 2010.
Rebecca said; “it has been great, I didn’t realise all of the different areas you could work in to create a performance, it has really opened my eyes”.
Bridgend County Borough Council’s Arts Projects Officer, Guy O’Donnell said; “We are extremely grateful that Martyn Geraint found time to help, advice and support Rebecca.  The aim of the Creative Industries Training Scheme is to create opportunities for people to receive training and support from professionals working in the industry. “
For further information on the Creative Industries Training Scheme, please contact Guy O’Donnell, Tel: 07977 119 074 or email:
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