‘We’re Oil in this together!’
Awel Aman Tawe and Pontardawe Script Cafe presents an evening of music, theatre and stories to launch the exhibition ‘Conscious Oil’ with Murton choir, Mess up the Mess, Script Cafe, and starring Charlotte Rogers, Lauralee Nicole and Rob Surman in Pontardawe Arts Centre, Herbert Street, Pontardawe
– Tuesday 15th November 7.00 – 9.30 £4 (£3 concessions) – book your tickets at Pontardawe Box Office 01792 863722
As the price of oil rises, and as the temperature drops and we gear up for what is predicted to be another harsh winter, residents have struck oil in the centre of Pontardawe – the Arts Centre. And they are singing about it, telling stories and generally creating a drama!
Just weeks after the ban on free plastic bags, Pontardawe Arts Centre is hosting a lively cabaret style evening to launch the popular exhibition ‘Conscious Oil’ by Emily Johns. With stories from local miners, singing from the Murton choir, drama from Mess up the Mess and Pontardawe’s own script cafe, this evening is set to get you thinking about where your next bag for life is coming from.
‘We’re oil in this together’ says Brian Cainen, a Swansea scriptwriter whose sketch sees two polar bears fighting over the last piece of ice in the arctic. ‘Drama explores big issues’ he says, ‘by bringing them down to a human story – or in my case a polar bear story’.
Energy charity Awel Aman Tawe, and Peacock Vein Scriptshop have joined forces to organise the event with funding from Countryside Council for Wales, Environment Wales and Literature Wales. As Jan Daniel (Chair of Script Cafe) says ‘We are oil addicts. But we all have to adapt to survive’.
Awel Aman Tawe is a community energy charity based in Cwmllynfell. AAT was set up in 1998 to help tackle climate change. It develops community renewable energy schemes, and has full planning permission for a community wind farm on Mynydd y Gwrhyd.
Pontardawe Script cafe is a monthly scriptwriters event at Pontardawe Arts Centre. It is a friendly group open to all, that reads scripts, invites expert speakers and presents an annual performance in the theatre.
For more info contact Emily Hinshelwood firstname.lastname@example.org