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Art @ the Senedd (2018/2019 Season)

Art @ the Senedd brings performances to the public areas of the Assembly building, thanks to business sponsorship.

The Return of Art @ the Senedd!

The long awaited return of Art @ the Senedd took place on the evening of Wednesday 13 March 2019.

This unique initiative was a partnership between Arts & Business (A&B) Cymru and the Welsh Government’s Minister for Culture, Tourism and Sport. It brought high-quality live performance to the public areas of the Assembly building, thanks to business sponsorship, placed the arts at the heart of government and celebrated the true diversity of talent that exists in such abundance across Wales.

Art @ the Senedd brought together all those who benefit from A&B Cymru’s work. The audience of 100 guests included business leaders, senior figures in the arts world, Assembly Members and staff and other key opinion formers.

The event, sponsored by Valero, featured an excerpt from Theatr Genedlaethol Cymru’s Nyrsys by Bethan Marlow, with songs by Rhys Taylor and Bethan Marlow, based on an original idea by Sara Lloyd and Bethan Marlow, in association with Pontio. The exciting piece showcased all that is good in Welsh theatre: new writing by a Welsh young female writer and director; a true life portrayal of the health sector in Wales; a stage for the voices of Welsh nurses; and a celebration of the NHS from a young Welsh composer. With a script and songs created from interviews with nurses, this highly acclaimed play, shined a light on these real-life heroes -— the challenges they face and the mischief, sisterhood and sense of vocation that sustains them.

Wednesday 23 October’s Song & Dance @ the Senedd was supported by A&B Cymru’s Impact Circle. The event showcased young Welsh talent to a 100-strong audience comprised of Assembly Members and other key opinion formers, public funders, trust funders, individual donors, business partners and arts members.

To mark World Ballet Day, Rubicon Dance performed a new piece named Colloquy. Using a classical music score, the piece explored subtle language barriers and celebrated dance as a universal language.

To round off the evening, 30 members of the Only Boys Aloud Cardiff and Cwmbran choirs gave rousing renditions of Anfonaf Angel by Robat Arwyn and You Will Be Found from Benj Pasek and Justin Paul’s Dear Evan Hansen.