Please tell us a little about yourself.
I came to college in Cardiff in 1975 and I've lived in Penarth since 1986. I run Media Education Wales, where my work includes teaching children and teachers about film language and how to make films.
What's your story about?
Seeing The Clash in 1977 made a big impact on me: it got me listening to punk and reggae, dyeing my hair, stencilling slogans on T-shirts, and writing fanzines. But when I became a father all that seemed less important, and I drifted through my thirties with a beard, boring clothes and an increasingly dodgy record collection. Then in 1998 I saw the Latin band Candela at a benefit in London. I loved the music but what really knocked me out was the one couple there who knew how to dance proper salsa. I thought they looked really cool. So, a few years later, when a friend started going to lessons I went along. After a dodgy first few months I've become a fully-fledged salsa addict with a two to three night a week habit. Music and style have become important to me again.
Why did you choose to tell this particular story?
Dancing has made a big difference to my life over the last three years so it seemed the obvious thing to make a story about.
What did you find most rewarding about the workshop?
I thought the whole process was rewarding and very well planned and structured, with great support and encouragement from the team. From an educational perspective, I particularly liked the introductory activities which helped us develop our storytelling skills. I was also impressed with the techniques which the team had developed for teaching complete programmes like Photoshop to people without computer experience.