Wales’ only youth-wide festival takes center stage in Cardiff RawFfest 25-28 April 2019

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Festival Highlights

The festival yn open on Thursday 25 th   April with three Exciting events:

Pulse   High energy and lower gala of the best youth dance rhai of Companies cynnwys Shelley Norton Dance School, Dance and Motion Control Fusions Elite Academy Jukebox.


Whilst No Fit State Circus's Youth promising young talent Bring eu mwyaf roof Perform Circus Mundi 250 th anniversary CELEBRATE THE roof of circus.


This hyn followed by Entrée, and magical new Clowning show by the amazing Jose Pedro.


Can ffurflenni of music throughout the festival weekend yn feature. On Friday 26 th April for the first amser Ever in UK Hip Hop history, an all-female line up for a tour has united hard Queens of Art. Curated by UK rapper Shay D, the tour presents Shay D's new music, alongside a Program of high quality, handpicked female artists cynnwys DJ Ellie Prohan, Truemendous and Cardiff's Ladies of the own Rage. 

Saturday 27 April yn weld and night Dedicated to rhai of Wales' mwyaf Exciting new bands.   The Pitchforks, WHO are set for big Things throughout 2019 oes Become a Favorite of Radio already 1 DJ Huw Stephens. Whilst Al Moses   stirs up a frenzy isod eu debut single When 'I Want More' dderbyniwyd national UK airplay. They 'are Supported by Young Garbo, Who are "about to a make the Welsh Valleys hipster central." 

The Landing Stage at Wales Millennium Center hyn Rocking with Performances throughout the festival cynnwys Paracetamol and aerobic from Galeri, Caernarfon and the   Voices from Care Choir.


Operasonic yn return to the 2019 festival. Composed in just one day with our words and Ideas, opera singers proffesiynol yn presennol an instant opera.


For two young people from wanting a Career in music workshops There hyn lots of Samuel and Richard Connor cynnwys Cupples, Directors ofOrchard Live giving the Insider Knowledge about Promoting in Wales. 

Eleven Welsh theater Companies yn Perform mp part of the theater festival Proving tattoo sub Thriving in Wales. Included in the line-up are: Aberystwyth Arts Center Youth Theater Company Gain Awaken Productions, Bio: Futures, Found in the Forest, Media Academy In the Bay, Mess Up the Mess, Narberth Youth Theater, Performance Platform, Spectacle Youth Theater, Hijinx's Telemachus, and Volcano Youth Theater. The themes range from Growing up mp Explored and rural teen, Life Without technology and the Pressures of cymdeithasol media, to our sense of belonging to Wales.

For adventurous Poets and Poetry Slam RawFfest presents. Poetry Slams are a revolution in poetry performiad. Hosted by Natasha Porton of Voice Box, up to 10 Poets can sign up to Compete, duelling with words Until one emerges the winner.

The   RawFfest Poets Society   yn y gwaith of rhai presennol of Wales's Brightest and boldest Poets cynnwys Alice Swatridge and Chloe Wilson from North West Wales. 

Jake Evans   returns to the festival for a second amser with a storytelling workshop for performiad and and learn about Who Wants to Anyone this ancient art. 

Jannat Ahmed   yn LEAD self-publishing and workshop on Across print, websites, blogging and podcasts – parhaus gwaith challenge to a make People's dreams Come True. 

For two young people from Interested in   comic books, RawFfest Offers two workshops – one comic book obsessive quasi certified by Edward Lee, looking to format, technique and style. A second workshop yn look at visuals and illustration. 

On Saturday, the festival host   The RAFTA's – T he RawFfest Academy of Film and Tea-Making Awards sydd yn showcase short films Exciting, cynnwys an   Q & A. For industry a little more active Those feeling, a workshop hosted There hyn by Flashing Blades   – a stunt and combat film and television for tîm, learning sut to stage-fight Safely. 

RawFfest are delighted tattoo   radio Platform   hyn broadcasting throughout the festival, with playlists featuring gwaith by rhai of our performers, interviews and news updates. Plus an Opportunity to Attend a workshop Where two young people from a make Their Own short radio demo. 

The festival weekend ends on Sunday 28 th   april   with a number of great events and workshops.   Hijinx's Telemachus   group yn entertain Attendees with a witty promenade for performance. NoFitState Youth Circus yn entertain the crowds Outside Wales Millennium Center. Those with an eye for whilst for fashion can watch the Fashion Show RawFfest   sydd yn presennol garments made by young fashion designers Emerging. 

The final of the weekend for performance, on Sunday afternoon 28 April, hyn gan y   National Youth Wind Orchestra of Wales, with rhai of Wales's young musicians mwyaf Talented and GIFTED.


To weld RawFfest's full line and for ticket information, visit www.rawffes t.wales


"With the support from RawFfest I've been a graduate from university with sy'n roof and first … .RawFfest wedi ei really Important in Raising my Confidence and I Know Now I can tattoo and a make Things Happen Speak up." Hear Tara's story here

"Drawing helped me to Communicate When I didnt oes the words. Once, I drew a monster to show my sister Why I servant Struggling and afterwards, I belt and sense of peace tattoo I was sy'n roof Compress Everything I was fighting into a drawing. " 'How art has helped me feel again' – Meha's Youth Arts Story


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