Found&Lost have now completed our 2 week WalesLab R&D period for The Ballad of Ivor Jones. Thank you to National Theatre Wales for this incredible opportunity. We’ve worked with some wonderful children and their families and amassed a wealth of raw material which we shall…Continue
Added by Nerea Martinez de Lecea on March 30, 2014 at 13:00 — No Comments
Yesterday was our final day at the Park & Dare Theatre in Treorchy. Firstly, I must say a huge thanks to all the staff there for helping us out this week. By chance, it was the Eisteddfod Cylch y Rhondda at the Park & Dare and the place was packed with hundreds of children. On every landing and stairwell, behind every door there were children singing,…Continue
Added by Nerea Martinez de Lecea on March 23, 2014 at 10:30 — No Comments
Today was our third and final day of workshops with the kids. We are shattered! We've still got a lot of work and a lot of processing to do. For now, here's some feedback from the families involved and a couple of images...
"I loved EVERYTHING!" - Annabel (age 5)
"We did pictures of the animals in Canada. It was fun because we did loads of craft and…
Added by Nerea Martinez de Lecea on March 20, 2014 at 18:30 — No Comments
I first heard them years ago
When, careless and light-hearted,
I thought not of coming woe,
Nor of bright days departed;
Now those hours are past and gone
When the strife of life is done,
Peace is found in heaven alone,
Say the bells of Aberdovey.
Clychau Aberdyfi/ The Bells of Aberdovey is a traditional song which refers to the village of Aberdyfi/ Aberdovey in Gwynedd, at the mouth of the River Dyfi on Cardigan Bay. The song is…Continue
Added by Nerea Martinez de Lecea on March 9, 2014 at 14:00 — No Comments
"We are not so young and unsophisticated as to imagine that the farmers take our boys for love....The primary object of the farmers in taking a boy is that his services be useful to him"
Dr. Barnardo, April 1900, 'Ups and Downs'.
Last week I took part in a BBC Radio Wales interview/feature about BHC and our project. Here's the link to the BBC…
Added by Nerea Martinez de Lecea on March 4, 2014 at 12:30 — No Comments
Although this project is grounded in thorough research of BHC it is not, nor does it seek to be, documentary or pure historical re-telling. As Found&Lost our work maps realms characterised not only by things falling apart, but also by the stirring and quickening of things coming to life.…
Added by Nerea Martinez de Lecea on February 13, 2014 at 14:00 — No Comments
The Ballad of Ivor Jones is a project created by myself and Michele Woodey. We collaborate as Found&Lost. Michele is based in Canada and I am here in Wales. Our physical separation and the ocean between us fundamentally informs and saturates our visual work. …