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Event: Y Dychweliad - The Return

St Fagans National Museum of History
14–16 March 2019, Doors 6.45pm, performance 7.30pm-9pm
Cost Free* (with £5 refundable deposit)
Suitability All

A bilingual* theatre performance at Oakdale Workmen’s Institute.

Re-Live will create a performance with veterans, family members and community members which will re-imagine a Victory Ball that was held at Oakdale Workmen's Institute for returning WW1 veterans in 1919, echoing Victory Balls that took place across Wales. Y Dychweliad - The Return will also share the lived experiences of 21st Century service men and women returning to their communities from war.

The event will include a 20 minute post performance Q&A session.


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Please arrive by 7pm. There will be a guided walk to Oakdale Workmen's Institute from the main building which will take approximately 15 minutes. The performance will start at 7.30pm

Language: *This is a special performance of a brand new show that interweaves the Welsh and English languages. It will not be bilingual as such (there will be no subtitles or simultaneous translation), but both languages will be heard throughout the performance to varying degrees.

Accessibility: This event will take place upstairs in the Oakdale Workmen’s Institute. This is a reconstructed heritage building and the upper floor is accessed via the main staircase – there is no lift access. Oakdale Workmen's Institute is a 15 minute walk from the Museum entrance and car park - please allow time for this as the performance will start promptly at 7.30pm. There will be a bus available for those who are unable to walk far. Book your space on the bus via Eventbrite. Limited availability. The bus will leave the main entrance at 7.15pm. 

Cost: Free*  A refundable deposit of £5 will be required to secure the booking of each ticket – this will be refunded to your bank account within 5 working days of check in for the event.

The performance will be filmed. Photography will also take place on the evening of 14th March. By attending the performance, you agree to be filmed and photographed. 

Supported by the Armed Forces Covenant Grant Scheme, the Arts Council of Wales, the Welsh Veterans Partnership and NHS Veterans Wales.


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