Posted: Wed 10th Feb 2016

Silff Storis: Art & Story Project for Gwynedd Children & Young People

news.wales / newyddion.cymru
This article is old - Published: Wednesday, Feb 10th, 2016

Gwynedd Council’s Community Arts Unit has been working in partnership with artist Catrin Williams and storyteller Fiona Collins to deliver an art and story project for children and families in Gwynedd. ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

This is the second project delivered by both artists following a successful similar initiative last year. Creative workshops have been held for children linked to Derwen, an Integrated Team for Disabled Children. ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

The project’s main aim was to deliver a series of creative activities to create, collect and share images and stories made by children and young people. The work has been used to create a series of digital stories which will be available to enjoy on YouTube. ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

The Silff Storis digital stories include a wide variety of stories created by the children; tales about adventures in an African forest, Dave the Dogs Mansion, a story about a little monkey boy and his bananas and tale about Harvey the Parrot! ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

Fiona Phillips, the storyteller, explains:
“It has been a pleasure to be involved in this initiative. I am always amazed when I hear the children’s stories, their creativity and imagination is so rich.” ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

The digital stories also include artworks made by the children who have been busy drawing characters and depicting scenes from the stories. ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

Catrin Williams, project artist added:
“The artworks created by the children are wonderful and have been used in the digital stories to illustrate them. It’s wonderful listening to the children reciting their stories, with such enthusiasm and passion” ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

The digital stories will be shared for the first time duringa series of special performances for the children, theirfamilies and friends. This will be an opportunity to share and celebrate the wonderful work made by thechildren. The stories will be available online soon. ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

For more information please contact the Community Arts Unit: ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

01286 679721 / 07789 032517 / gwawrr@gwynedd.gov.uk ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​



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