Artists: Ben Davis and Jude Wood
Musician & Facilitator: Sioned Webb
Workshop Sessions - 10.30 – 12.30 & 13.00 – 15.00
Supported by: Arts Council of Wales Go and See: First World War Commemoration Activity Grant
Workshops and presentation of the work from our cross-generational music and arts project, linking into the overall 'Reflections' theme of the Festival. The theme has been chosen not only to remember the 100-year anniversary of the end of the First World War, but also to reflect on the way life has changed during this time.
The artwork produced by the children and adults has created the Forget-me-nots installation within the Cathedral with flowers and little 3D suitcases carrying reflective messages from the period.
With thanks to the Arts Council of Wales Go and See: First World War Commemoration Activity, Royal Welch Fusiliers, St Asaph Cathedral Education & Activities, Bodelwyddan Castle & Trust, Siân James and Olivia Gomez & Ben Pinnow from Live Music Now Cymru.
Also many thanks to our creative partners, Pendine Park, who have worked independently on this project.
Ben Davis & Jude Wood
Ben Davis and Jude Wood have been designing and delivering socially engaging art projects, events and installations, across Wales since 1997. Their practice is multi-disciplinary and encompasses a wide range of techniques including sculpture, illustration, photography, textiles and digital multi-media. The aim of their work is to put people first and give participants of all ages and abilities the freedom to use and enjoy their own creativity. Their work has taken them to Welsh castles, terraced streets, abandoned chapels, fine theatres, busy classrooms and the occasional mountain top.
Sioned Webb is originally from Bala, North Wales, and received piano lessons when she was four years of age, becoming a national winner when she was eight. She studied with William Mathias at Bangor and at the Royal Academy of Music. After fifteen years as Head of Music in Ysgol Tryfan, Bangor, she was Canolfan Gerdd William Mathias's Artistic Director and is now a freelance musician. She is the author of numerous books for students, such as Music of the Three Great Eras, The Music of Wales and Music of the Twentieth Century.
Sioned is the Lead Piano Tutor with the School Services as well as tutoring at CGWM and her pupils are national and international winners. She is the accompanist of Côr Ieuenctid Môn (Youth Choir) and has been an accompanist at the Urdd National Eisteddfod, the North Wales International Music Festival, and the Welsh National Eisteddfod; also for individuals such as Mary Lloyd Davies, Gwyn Hughes Jones, Rhys Meirion, Aled Hall and Elin Manahan Thomas. A composer and arranger, she's also worked as a repetiteur and accompanist for Welsh National Opera, Opra Cymru and accompanies Only Kids Aloud. A frequent adjudicator, critic and commentator and a dedicated community musician in prisons and elsewhere, Sioned is also on Tŷ Cerdd - Music Centre Wales's Executive Committee.
Take the A55 towards Conwy
Leave A55 at Junction 27A (A525 Denbigh)
Continue on Chester Street into St Asaph
The Cathedral is visible from the mini roundabout at the top if Chester Street.
Pay and display car park: take FIRST exit from the mini roundabout and then first RIGHT.
From Rhyl: Take the A525 Vale Road out of Rhy and follow the signs for St Asaph (Llanelwy)
From Conwy: Take the A55 towards Chester and exit at Junction 27
Continue on the A525 (The Roe) into St Asaph
Turn LEFT at the next roundabout going over the bridge and onto the High Street
The Cathedral can be seen on the RIGHT at the top of the High Street
Take the THIRD exit from the mini roundabout and then the first RIGHT for the pay and display car park.