Llangollen International Musical Eisteddfod

Inclusion Project 2017

"Making waves"

Sponsored by the Scottish Power Foundation, the project, which promotes unity, diversity and accessibility for all, returned to the Eisteddfod’s main stage on Wednesday 5th July with a new, specially commissioned piece called Making Waves.

Performed by The KIM Choir from Holywell, SCOPE Flamenco Group from Chester, WISP Dance Club from Mold and Amigos y Gymuned from Wrexham, Making Waves focuses on the free flowing emotion of the sea and how it can connect people of diverse backgrounds from shore to shore and was written by poet Aled Lewis Evans with the input of members from all four groups.

The groups represent a diverse mix of the local community and would not usually have an opportunity to perform at an event such as the Eisteddfod. All of the groups have overcome different challenges to be part of the project, such as learning to sing in a choir for the first time, singing in a second language and some members have a range of physical disabilities, special educational needs and mental health issues, joined by students from the University of Chester as dance assistants and a string quartet from the University of Bangor.