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9.30AM

Dina Williams: Anansi stories Play in a day

Originally from Blackwood Dina Williams returned 3 years ago after 28 years spent in London. During that time Dina joined Chickenshed, an inclusive theatre company in North London, as a Youth Theatre member and then a junior member of artistic staff. Fulfilling her dream, she won a scholarship to London Contemporary Dance School where she gained her BA (hons) in Contemporary Dance. Dina will be launching a new theatre company initially in the borough of Caerphilly, Valley Inclusive Performance (V.I.P) and is excited to by this opportunity to be part of the Velvet Coalmine festival, returning to Blackwood where her story began. With Libanus Primary School.

Blackwood Little Theatre

9.30AM

Rachel Long

Velvet Coalmine Writer-in-Residence Rachel Long presents a creative writing workshop for children at Blackwood Primary.

Blackwood Primary School


Rachel Long

School Day



The Roper Prize for Literature

Simone Greenwood of Burst Publishing introduces this year’s topic ‘Our Future’ for the second year of The Roper Prize for Literature won in 2016 by Kian Carpenter of Markham Primary School.

9.30am

Pengam Primary School

 

Size of Wales

Size of Wales is a conservation charity that brings people in Wales together to help protect an area of tropical forest twice the size of Wales.

9.30am

Markham Primary School

 

Lesotho Rugby Academy

Iain Richards talks about Rugby in Africa and presents a coaching session as used in the mountainous Kingdom of Lesotho!

11am

Pengam Primary School

 

The Roper Prize for Literature

Simone Greenwood of Burst Publishing introduces this year’s topic ‘Our Future’ for the second year of The Roper Prize for Literature won in 2016 by Kian Carpenter of Markham Primary School.

11am

Fleur-de-lis Primary School

 

Illustration Workshop

Blackwood illustrator Elizabeth Millington delivers an illustration workshop on ‘Our Future’.

11am

Cefn Fforest Primary School

 

Gwent Archives

Gwent Archives is a local authority archive that collects and preserves any documents that relate to the old county of Gwent. Featuring photographs, maps, adverts and more, the Archives will demonstrate Blackwood and the surrounding areas from a hundred years ago, the impact of the First and Second World Wars and the changing face of Blackwood High Street.

11am

Ysgol Bro Sannan

 

Size of Wales

Size of Wales is a conservation charity that brings people in Wales together to help protect an area of tropical forest twice the size of Wales.

1pm

Cefn Fforest Primary School

 

The Roper Prize for Literature

Simone Greenwood of Burst Publishing introduces this year’s topic ‘Our Future’ for the second year of The Roper Prize for Literature won in 2016 by Kian Carpenter of Markham Primary School.

1.30pm

Libanus Primary School

 

Lesotho Rugby Academy

Iain Richards talks about Rugby in Africa and presents a coaching session as used in the mountainous Kingdom of Lesotho!

1.30pm

Fleur-de-lis Primary School

 

Gwent Archives

1.30pm

Markham Primary School

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