Off the Beaten Track WARM-UP SHOWS
Two days of diverse, original, eclectic and inspiring live music from established and up-and coming contemporary, alternative and traditional artists, a dazzling kaleidoscope of world class original performers and songwriters.
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An interactive outdoor fun day for all the family
Starting at 10am on Saturday
#RudryRocks #smilestones is an informal international, fun activity for people of any age or artistic ability to get creative and to explore the outdoors - decorating stones and hiding them for others to find. Paint your stone, write #rudryrocks on the back and your own hashtag i.e. #borisrocks, take some photos and post onto Facebook group and hide!! When you find a stone, take a photo and post it on Rudry Rocks Facebook page using the hashtags and rehide in a new place!!
(suitable for all ages): come and make your own bugs and animals to colour in and take-away.
outdoor learning &NATURAL HISTORY:
Welcome to our woods is a new woodland project based in the Rhondda Valley funded by the National Lottery, which aims to create a low carbon outdoor space and facilities that will generate an income for the local community. They run forest skills workshop and green wood working workshops with the community.
At the fire pit ,there will be toasting marshmallows, making hot chocolate and using a dutch oven.
There will also bring giant jenga and making wooden tulips on the drawer horse.
Rudry Common Trust (Janine & Trevor): Local natural history enthusiasts giving natural history tours around the area and bird song recognition (something for the early risers)
Afon Dance Company
Community youth dance company who run an open door policy (anyone can join). Performing pieces which reflect issues of the day. Louise is running dance workshops with year five and six at Rudry Primary school on the theme of the environment. An integrated 30 minute performance with her dance troupe. It will start at 12pm on the field.
Julie Mahoney is a writer and storyteller based in Cardiff. At Rudry Festival, she will be telling three stories, collectively entitled Dream of a Dress, about the ability of a dress to change personal histories in profound ways. The first dress is a gift of hope, the second is stolen and the third created to bring her dream into reality.
Jane King is a story telling member of Cardiff Writers Circle performing a piece she has written.
Sara Beer works for Disability Arts Cymru and has just returned from Japan performing with group of disabled actors.