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Now The Hero / Nawr Yr Arwr

1918-2018
100 YEARS ON
5 NIGHTS OF EPIC THEATRE

SWANSEA

25-29 | 09 | 2018

5 nights of epic theatre. An immersive experience that will take the audience on an extraordinary journey, starting on Swansea Bay and leading to the Brangwyn Hall.

Tuesday 25 – Saturday 29 September 2018

6.30pm - 9.00pm

TICKETS £15/£12

Marc Rees’s bold production through three interweaving stories of war are brought to life with a counterpoint of peace and hope. He takes his inspiration from an epic poem, an intimate portrait of a serving Swansea soldier and the British Empire Panels.

At the heart of each performance is a Requiem with a libretto by BAFTA-winning writer Owen Sheers and sung by Polyphony, Stephen Layton’s world famous choir. The music is composed by Owen Morgan Roberts, realised from an original collaboration with the late, Oscar-nominated Jóhann Jóhannsson.

This event is a major part of the final year’s programme for 14-18 NOW, the UK’s arts commission for the First World War centenary - and is also the headline piece for the 2018 Swansea International Festival


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PROCESS

A behind the scenes visual diary of the Now The Hero / Nawr Yr Arwr creative process by the lead artist Marc Rees and other participating artists, in collaboration with film maker Simon Clode.

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Image: David Brangwyn

MUSIC & WORDS

At the heart of Now The Hero / Nawr Yr Arwr sits a stunning musical element , an immersive requiem realised from an original collaboration by Jóhann Jóhannssonnd and Owen Morgan Roberts, composed by Roberts with a powerful and poigniant libretto by Owen Sheers.

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NOW FOR
MORE

Now For More is a mini festival and series of FREE events involving all of the city’s cultural venues. These exhibitions, talks, family activities, trails, public art, concerts, workshops and performances all explore the central theme of the impact of war and conflict on human relationships.

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GRAFT :
A SOIL BASED SYLLABUS

An edible land project and an educational community workshop space, led by an alternative curriculum. The project is developed by artist Owen Griffiths at the National Waterfront Museum, and is commissioned by Now The Hero / Nawr Yr Arwr.

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