Set and Costume Designer + Artist + Workshop Facilitator + Community Artist + Creative Access Specialist + Illustrator + Senior Lecturer
GALW I DDIOLCH / GRATITUDE VISIT
“When we give cheerfully and accept gratefully, everyone is blessed.” ― Maya Angelou
Thanks to the financial support from National Theatre of Wales, Angharad Lee (Artistic Director of Leeway Productions, and in her role as part of the Freelance Taskforce) and Becky were able to pen a project specifically for actors during lockdown 2020.
This project concentrated on wellbeing and a moment in time to empower oneself as a performer and a human trying to steer one’s way through the trickiest of times.
This particular project is now far reaching to other wonderful humans we have come across over recent months.
Each project participant received a carefully curated box to start the project with, including:
especially illustrated, creative wellbeing task cards;
an illustrated, card cassette tape with playlist and QR code inside that takes you automatically to a Youtube playlist (click on button above);
the playlist consisted of a collection of Welsh writers explaining what music supports them to write and why with the accompanying tracks, especially curated for this project;
Loose-leaf 'anxie-tea' blend of chamonile, rose petals, lavender, hibiscus blossoms, lemon verbena and safflower by Pontypridd-based independent business, Cortile Coffee, in reusable cotton teabags with handwritten labels with the quote "Go inside where silence is. Stay there. Let words bubble up" by Maxime Legace;
Homemade frankincense essential oil letter sealing wax candles;
Goose feather writing quill with hand-carved nib;
Collage materials and glue sticks;
Blank postcards and pre-addressed and stamped envelopes.
Participants were also supported in subsequent creative wellbeing workshops focusing on recognition of qualities, interests and skills set, considering new and alternative applications to be positive and passionate about. Tasks included creative writing (e.g. letter writing, black out poetry, manifesto writing), collage, drawing, map making).