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The Ballad of Ivor Jones, WalesLab 2014, blog post 7 - Here's to you, Ivor Jones X

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…

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Added by Nerea Martinez de Lecea on March 30, 2014 at 13:00 — No Comments

The Ballad of Ivor Jones, WalesLab 2014, blog post 6

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,…

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Added by Nerea Martinez de Lecea on March 23, 2014 at 10:30 — No Comments

The Ballad of Ivor Jones, WalesLab 2014, blog post 5 - exhausted and excited!

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…

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Added by Nerea Martinez de Lecea on March 20, 2014 at 18:30 — No Comments

The Ballad of Ivor Jones, WalesLab 2014, blog post 4 - Lost lands, ghostly bells and children's voices..



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…

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Added by Nerea Martinez de Lecea on March 9, 2014 at 14:00 — No Comments

The Ballad of Ivor Jones, WalesLab 2014, blog post 3

"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…

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Added by Nerea Martinez de Lecea on March 4, 2014 at 12:30 — No Comments

The Ballad of Ivor Jones, WalesLab 2014, blog post 2

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.…





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Added by Nerea Martinez de Lecea on February 13, 2014 at 14:00 — No Comments

The Ballad of Ivor Jones, WalesLab 2014

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. …



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Added by Nerea Martinez de Lecea on February 12, 2014 at 14:30 — 1 Comment

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