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Volunteers sought for sound performance

Friday, August 10th, 2018

I’m looking for volunteer performers to take part in ‘as a Raven knows of singing’, a distributed sound performance which marks the re-opening of Llwyn Celyn, a medieval hall house near Abergavenny, which has over the last few years undergone painstaking restoration by the Landmark Trust.

I’ve been working with composer Jobina Tinnemans to develop a new performance piece to mark the end of restoration and the start of a new chapter in the building’s long history.

Using temporary sound sculptures, DIY instruments and voice we will be using the hills and valleys around Llwyn Celyn as a vast, distributed instrument.

The performances are on the evenings on 5th and 6th October, 2018 at Llwyn Celyn. There will also be 2-3 rehearsals, in the weeks leading up to the performance. Ideally participants will be able to attend all the rehearsals, but there is flexibility about that.

You don’t need any musical experience to take part, just enthusiasm!

If you would like to take part please contact me via email:

More information about the project is available here:

March for Culture

Thursday, February 4th, 2016

march for culture posterCome and join the March for Culture / Save our Arts, to raise your voice against Cardiff Council’s proposal to cut £700,000 from the arts budget in Cardiff.

Meeting outside the National Museum of Wales, 2pm, Saturday 6th Feb 2016.

More info here:

and here:

Llywn Celyn on C4

Wednesday, October 21st, 2015

Pale Tussock moth caterpillar at Llwyn CelynGood to see Llwyn Celyn’s lesser horseshoe bat residents featuring on Channel 4’s ‘Restoring Britain’s Landmarks‘ tonight. Last time I was there, with Jamie Lake, filming in the Beast House with a thermal imaging camera, I spotted at least 8 lesser horseshoes, along with a sparrowhawk, buzzard, a treecreeper breaking hazelnuts open on a branch (I thought it was a woodpecker), the biggest hoverfly I’ve seen and a Pale Tussock moth caterpillar making its way slowly across the road.

The medieval bread oven hidden behind the 60’s concrete fireplace was pretty spectacular too.

#Five2Watch in Wales

Monday, October 13th, 2014

Very pleased to have been selected by Axis for #Five2Watch Wales:, alongside Kate Haywood, Jeanette Orrell,
Helen Booth and Rebecca Gould.

Good to see Axis shining the spotlight on artists in Wales too with their Notes from Wales publication.

Dorkbot Cardiff

Wednesday, November 28th, 2012

Dorkbot Cardiff
Thanks to Paul Granjon and Pete Hathaway for inviting me to come and talk at Dorkbot Cardiff next week. Other speakers include Dr Nick Lambert, Chairman of the Computer Arts Society & Olivia Kotsifa, who is involved in the Cardiff Fab Lab project (an MIT project). I went to the Nairobi Fab Lab (with Paul Granjon) back in 2010 which was amazing, so it’ll be great to see those facilities in Wales too.

I’m going to be talking about some Arduino projects, plywood, pointlessness, momento mori and microrenewables. It’s on next Thursday 6th Dec at Milgi’s on City Road. More on the Dorkbot Cardiff website.

Save Sculpture at UWIC/CSAD

Thursday, December 9th, 2010

UWIC (University of Wales Institute Cardiff)/CSAD (Cardiff School of Art and Design) (more affectionately known as Howard Gardens) seems to be being dismantled from within. Last year the Time Based department was shut down, and now they’ve announced a summary execution of Sculpture.

This is clearly a VERY BAD IDEA. ….


Sign the petition:


A protest rally against the closure of the department will be held at UWIC’s Llandaff Campus at 4.00pm today (14th of December). All welcome!