Local writers and artists will be sharing their true and fictional love stories across venues in Aberdare Town Centre on Saturday 19th September 2015.
You are invited to attend one of three performances, starting at 2pm, 3pm and 4pm from a specially designed pop-up stall in Aberdare Indoor Market. From the market, you can follow a love story trail to venues across the town centre.
Places are FREE but limited and can be booked on the day at the ‘A Fall into Grace’ Market Stall.
Artists Jackie Chettur and John Norton have developed the performance in collaboration with local writers and artists, who have written the love stories during creative writing workshops that formed part of a wider arts project called ‘A Fall into Grace’.
A Fall Into Grace is an investigation into our collective notions of romantic love. A collection of exquisite treasures hidden in and around Aberdare: stories, written and performed by local folk. Some are fact, some fiction. To discover the gems you will have to visit the matchmaker in the market and seek her guidance, and to find out what cards you will be dealt by fate. It will be a fragile, intimate and human experience.
John Norton, Give It A Name.
‘A Fall into Grace’ is a participatory art project that embraces the notion that stories have important social dimensions and focuses on the universal theme of romantic love as a way of making visible individual and shared experience and imagination. The project has evolved from artist Jackie Chettur’s interest in the experience of the colourful, explosive and emotional roller-coaster of falling in love, the power and form of stories and the potential of print-on-demand techniques.
This project is being co-produced by Jackie Chettur and Addo and is funded by a grant from Arts Council of Wales, a grant from the Ashley Family Foundation managed by the Community Foundation in Wales and funding from Rhondda Cynon Taf Council as part of the Aberdare Regeneration Scheme. Funding for the Aberdare Regeneration Scheme has come from the Welsh Assembly Government through the European Regional Development Fund, Heads of the Valleys programme and Targeted Match Funding, plus the Council’s own financial resources, the Heritage Lottery Fund, Cadw and private sector contributions.
The project is also supported by Artis Community, ArtsDevelopment – RCT Cultural Services, Literature Wales, The Printhaus and Give It A Name.
Find out more about ‘A Fall into Grace’ here.