Sophie McKeand
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What I do:
poet & writer
A little more about me:
Sophie McKeand is an award-winning poet and the current Young People’s Laureate Wales. Her work has been published widely including Poetry Wales, Dark Mountain and The Lonely Crowd. She performs regularly across the UK (such as at the Wales Millennium Centre and with Caught by the River) as has been on stage internationally in Ireland and at the Kolkata Literature Festival, India. Sophie has created two hand-stitched poetry pamphlets, Prophecy: conversations with my Self and Hanes; and collaborated on two touring arts projects: Metaforestry: storiau o’r Gogs, and DRKMTR which was also an album released on the Drum With Our Hands record label. Her new poetry collection Rebel Sun is out with Parthian Books June 2017.
TEAM Panel member 2015/2016.
Projects I’m working on:
New poetry collection, Rebel Sun, out with Parthian Books in 2017.
Artist in Residence at Wales Arts Review for Jan 2017.
Organising the community outreach element Project Hush for Papertrail Theatre Company. 2nd phase of R&D this May.
Part of Age Cymru's cARTrefu project for early 2017 delivering poetry residencies in care homes.
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The Stories They Would Tell / Y Straeon a Ddywedent



Trees have rooted into our consciousness for as long as we have told stories. Their language holds the ground that is our past while stretching our minds up to the sky and future potential. Trees are our lungs; the words in our mouths; they are our confidants and friends.


If the trees speak in myriad ways - is it us who have forgotten how to listen? After everything they’ve seen what would the trees tell us?


In association with Bute Park and…


Posted on October 22, 2017 at 8:36

Project Hush R&D

Recently I’ve been working on Project Hush, a new site specific theatre piece by Papertrail Theatre Company. Sited at the Rhydymwyn Valley Works (an old WWII chemical weapons factory), it tells the story of…


Posted on May 9, 2017 at 3:00 — 1 Comment

Project Hush

I've been a bit slack with blogging on the NTW sites for a while but there's a new project I'm really excited to be involved in that I wanted to tell you about.

I'm part of the team working on Project Hush for Papertrail Theatre Company. It's currently in a second R&D phase leading up to a private showing on site in the old Rhydymwyn factory works in May. More about the project, along with a lovely film, is here:…


Posted on January 12, 2017 at 4:00

**PAID OPPORTUNITY** Poetry in Motion: A perambulatory tribute to Samuel Taylor Coleridge

Two paid support roles are open for this project below. Fee is £50 for the afternoon + travel.

Email Christine Mathews-Sheen: for more information and/or to apply.

Poetry in Motion:  A perambulatory tribute to Samuel Taylor Coleridge

Monday 11 July 2016  13.00 - 17.00


This event will be a celebration  of this great Romantic poet, where members of the public will  be inspired and encouraged to write a poem to the love of their…


Posted on June 26, 2016 at 21:30 — 1 Comment

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At 6:33 on April 6, 2017, Yasuro Ito said…

Hello Sophie!

Thank you for your comment! 

And Yes! I am looking forward to seeing you in May!

It would be very exciting to create a new work!

Best regards


At 10:50 on February 23, 2016, Chris Harris said…

Hi Sophie - my number is 07804318463 - sorry for the delay

Chris x

At 9:16 on February 23, 2016, Catherine Paskell said…

You're such a peach! xx

At 9:08 on February 23, 2016, Danielle Fahiya said…
Thanks just to confirm the actors can double up on a part if need be?
At 8:55 on February 23, 2016, Zennis said…

Yay, thx Sophie - looking forward to meeting everyone and seeing their pieces too :-)

At 6:19 on February 23, 2016, Zennis said…
Hey Sophie, further to my emails to you late last night and this afternoon, I'm a shiny new member and would love to nab the last slot on Sunday to work on a scene from a TV pilot (Babushka) that I am currently developing.

Thx in advance,

At 23:41 on February 22, 2016, Danielle Fahiya said…

Hi Sophie,


Thanks for confirming my slot. Has the number of actors needed on the day been decided yet? It's only because I have 6 characters in my 10 min script showing and wanted to see if it was ok to double up on parts?





At 11:23 on October 12, 2015, Ben Valentine Trow said…

Yo! xxx

At 0:33 on November 5, 2014, Leah said…

Hello Lovely!

At 3:02 on October 9, 2014, Laura Fay Thomas said…

Hi Sophie,

Welcome to the TEAM group!

look forward to meeting you tomorrow,




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