I Have Longed to Move Away...

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I Have Longed to Move Away...

Time: December 16, 2013 at 10am to December 17, 2013 at 4pm
Location: Volcano Theatre
Street: High Street
City/Town: SWANSEA
Website or Map: http://goo.gl/maps/SF82V
Phone: 01792 464790
Event Type: workshop
Organized By: Volcano Theatre Company
Latest Activity: Dec 16, 2013

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A two-day workshop for performers on the theme of identity and place in Wales and contemporary Europe, with Paul Davies of Volcano and Andreas Wrosch of Theater Dortmund. FREE but places are limited – please contact claud@volcanotheatre.co.uk if you would like to participate. Lunch is provided.

The workshops are part of a week of activities including film screenings, discussions, exhibitions and guided tours.

Welcome to the Welsh Riviera, to Wales’s Second City, Dylan Thomas’s Ugly Lovely Town, Twin Town’s Pretty Shitty City, The Bay of Life, Not the UK City of Culture 2017…

But what does this place mean to the people who live here? From those who sleep rough on the city’s streets or those who were born and raised here, to those who have come here to work or study,  or to refugees who just happen to be dispersed here under the government’s immigration policies?

What are our feelings about belonging to a community, to a city, to Wales, to Great Britain, to the UK, to Europe? Do these ideas feature in our dreams and shape our daily interaction with others, or do they seem remote and irrelevant as we grapple with everyday existence? Are young people in Swansea today drawn toward a broader European identity? Is the idea that we are European citizens an appealing way to free ourselves from the old squabbles about national identity? Or is it more important than ever, in an insecure and fast-changing world, to remind ourselves of who we are and where we belong by proudly declaring our difference or dreaming of independence?

If you have a story about being in Swansea that you would like to share with the project, are working on something with a related theme, or have an idea about other ways we can explore these themes, please get in touch – One Land Many Faces is an ongoing project.

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