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Two Welsh projects get funding from the Cultural Olympiad

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Nicola Heywood Thomas Nicola Heywood Thomas | 16:29 UK time, Thursday, 1 April 2010

It's good to know that two more Welsh projects have got funding from the London 2012 Cultural Olympiad. Unlimited encourages collaborations and partnerships between disability arts organisations, disabled and deaf artists, producers and mainstream organisations to celebrate the inspiration of the Olympic & Paralympic Games.

Both the successful Welsh projects should prove really interesting and will be experienced across the UK. Chris Tally Evans will be embarking on a nationwide community storytelling project that focuses on turning points in people's lives. Eventually this will become a touring installation and series of interactive workshops for young people.

The other successful project is the 'd' Monologues run by the Llanarth Group. This will result in a dramatic collection of monologues for deaf and disabled performers addressing the dearth of pieces that are written from a disability perspective and the shortage of parts written for disabled performers.
Both sound really inspirational and are finally giving me a much clearer idea of what the whole Cultural Olympiad is all about! I've been struggling to understand the concept up until now but I'm getting there I think. We'll be talking more about these projects and other Cultural Olympiad events on the Radio Wales Arts Show between now and 2012.


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