Summer 2010

On the 29th July 2010 the Pavilion stage on the site of the National Eisteddfod in Ebbw Vale was transformed into a magical underworld occupied by relics from the past and governed by a rabble of mischievous fairies. This transition took place to accommodate NEW.i.D, a bilingual community play which was performed for one night only.

The drive behind NEW.i.D was to create a performance which could involve as many people as possible – particularly those who were entirely new to the arts and those who had never visited or performed at an Eisteddfod before. Almost 2,000 people from across the Eastern Heads of the Valleys area were involved in the creation of this unique, multi-arts performance.

The project started with a 6 month research phase called Fflach/Flash during which stories and ideas were collected from 70 different community groups, all of which were fed into the production in some way or another.

Participant comment:
It was a fantastic experience performing this show & I picked up a bit of the Welsh language through working with Welsh speakers. Thank you for this opportunity x

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