Students of Ysgol Friars have joined service users of St Mary’s Hostel in Bangor for a cross-generational project called ‘Ein Lleisiau / Our Voices’ – giving a voice to people who have found themselves homeless.

The project is led by BLAS, Pontio’s arts participation programme for young people, and follows on from the success of a similar project – Lleisiau / Voices – in 2017.

Ten Drama and Health and Social Care students from Ysgol Friars were given an introduction to the work of St Mary’s Hostel by the Hostel’s Manager, Hayley Owen, before visiting St Mary’s and getting to know some of the community of the hostel over a period of five weeks.

The conversations which took place were recorded and then developed into a verbatim play by the young people under the guidance of playwright and theatre practitioner Branwen Davies.

This special evening will be hosted by the presenter Gwion Hallam, who has been a part of the Lleisiau / Voices project from the very start.

The evening will include interviews with the young people who have taken part in the project, as the journey of this project is as important as the final production.

Any profit from the evening will be donated to St Mary’s Hostel. The Hostel will be accepting donations of sleeping bags / tents / camping equipment / clothes on the evening if anyone would like to donate.

This is a bilingual event with simultaneous translation available for the for the panel discussion.

Thursday 16 May 2019 @ 7pm
Studio – Pontio Bangor
£3 a contribution of the proceeds to go to St Mary’s Hostel in Bangor

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