Heart of Cardiff writers seek contributors

10 Sep 2020

Writers Emily Garside and Aled Wyn Thomas are writing stories about the people of our city for Heart of Cardiff. They are currently researching for their stories and want to hear people’s experience from across the city first hand.

Emily Garside

Our stages maybe silent but we know your voices are not.

We are seeking contributors from across Cardiff’s LGBTQIA+ community to share their stories with us. Stories that will take centre stage in an audio documentary that seeks to champion all of us, no matter how we identify.

This project is seeking to collect stories about the community from the community, by way of interviews with those from that community.

Our LGBTQIA+ community has a wealth of stories to tell. From the mundane to the spectacular our stories, our histories, our legends are waiting to be shared. Those stolen moments, those epic tales, the jokes, the places, the people – everything that it means to be US!

As a writer, and a part of this community, I find myself seeing ‘Welsh stories’ or ‘Gay stories’ but never truly seeing a version of ‘myself’ in those stories. I find myself wondering, am I LGBTQ enough? Welsh enough? Cool enough? (The answer by the way is yes, yes and yes…and it is for you as well). So, I can’t be the only one. I can’t be the only one who wonders where my hometown, or your adopted hometown is in our community’s stories?

If you are interested in sharing your story with us for our Heart of Cardiff series please email artistdevelopment@shermantheatre.co.uk to express your interest. We will then be in touch with in due course to arrange an interview.

 

Aled Wyn Thomas

01/07/16: The night Welsh football came home. Where were you?

See You Later, Meunier is a project by Sherman Theatre and writer Aled Wyn Thomas which will gather a collection of Cardiffian stories, recalling the Welsh football team’s historic victory against Belgium in the Quarter Finals of Euro 2016.

As part of our research, we would love to hear your memories of this unforgettable match: Where were you? How did you feel? What did it mean to you? Your contributions will help us build an audio experience recounting that one euphoric summer evening when Wales, after nearly 60 years of waiting, reached unimaginable new heights and soared into dreamland.

We are incredibly honoured to be inviting you to take part in this audio documentary which will be released as part of our Heart of Cardiff series - our city's memories of a nation united.

If you are interested in sharing your story with us for our Heart of Cardiff series please email artistdevelopment@shermantheatre.co.uk to express your interest. We will then be in touch with in due course to arrange an interview.

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