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Friday's free performances

During the festival you'll be able to experience a number of free public performances throughout the building - including pop-up dance pieces, immersive 360 films, audio installations, panel discussions and youth theatre productions.

In the Glanfa foyer

All day: Power Wall. Find out more about the Powerful Interventions production, commissioned through the Together Stronger partnership between Wales Millennium Centre and Valleys Kids, and tell us what 'power' means to you.

All day: Pencil Breakers involves original pieces of writing from queer, disabled and activist voices. Find four eye-catching, hand-painted posters inside the Glanfa foyer and scan the QR code to read or listen to each story.

2.15pm - 2.20pm: Roaring 20s is a Peaky Blinders-inspired dance is performed by Nikita Gill and Coralanne Evans. Playing with how females from the Valleys are expected to behave, there’s a 'kiss or kill' tension in the air as this five-minute dance mixes street and contemporary styles.

3pm - 9pm: Ripples of Kindness VR experience located next to Caffi in the Glanfa foyer. This new communal virtual reality experience is inspired by the stories of Hussein Amiri and his family (The Boy with Two Hearts), who were forced to flee Afghanistan in 2000.

In the exhibition space

All day: Rhydyfelin Youth Theatre present Disruption, an immersive 360 digital film experience that will take you on an exploration of different feelings and sensations that young people experience around disruption.

All day: Company of Sirens, in collaboration with Sight Life Wales, presents With Eyes Closed a film  exploring music related memories. Featuring performers with sight loss, the film is a collection of personal stories, exploring the nature of memory and storytelling itself. Directed by Chris Durnall and Angharad Matthews. Assistant Director Tafsila Khan. Lighting Designer Cara Hood. Music Stacey Blythe.

All day: Vessels is a spoken word poem by Creative Associate Jaffrin Khan exploring the societal pressures of body image. The piece looks at how the cosmetics industry, the media and our relationships affect how we see ourselves. Motivated by lived experiences, Jaffrin used personal anecdotes as inspiration.

All day: The Successors of Mandingue, a film by Tim Short looking at the music and dance of this energetic West African collaboration, with dancers from Wales and Senegal and music by N’famady Kouyaté.

All day: Unlikely Heroes - The Curse of the Doughnut, a 30 minute audio drama installation playfully exploring identity, gender and sexuality. Age guidance: 14+

In the Weston Studio

Local artist Imran Khan curates a series of workshops and performances...

3pm - 4.30pm: Amruta Garad Workshop, Indian singing for wellbeing.

4.30pm - 6.30pm: Luanda Pau Workshop, Afro-Cuban singing and Rumba dance workshop.

6.30pm - 7.30pm: Young artist performance from the Music and Poetry Guild.

7.45pm - 8pm: Wadda, steel pans Calypso performance.

8pm - 8.15pm: Una Rumba.

8.15pm - 8.30pm: Amruta Garad, Indian classical performance.

8.30pm - 10pm: The Moorz, is a collaborative project between Imran khan and Drumton Ward. Based in digital and traditional music from across the globe, The Moorz fuse ancient and modern music technologies to form their own unique brand of experimental hip hop science.

In Radio Platfform

7.30pm - 8.15pm: Next Up presents the best artists in the emerging MOBO Wales music scene with live sessions from two up and coming grime artists.

L E M F R E C K is an artist who combines his grime upbringing with classically trained musicianship. Named as one of BBC Introducing's Ones to Watch 2021, he's taken to the big stage at many festivals including Focus Wales. Don't miss this opportunity to see him perform in a more intimate setting.

Razkid was nominated for a Cardiff Music Award and continues to push the boundaries of grime, drawing on his own experiences to bring versatile and refreshing music matched with lyrics filled with substance. With regular airplay on BBC Radio 1Xtra, you won't want to miss this explosive set.