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.
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.
3pm - 3.45pm: Forget-Me-Not Chorus present a programme of songs to make your soul sing, taking to the stage with professional singers and musicians to celebrate and highlight the dementia charity work they do.
In Function Room 6
1pm - 2.30pm (English/ BSL) / 4.30pm - 6pm (Welsh): Creative Associate Jo Fong and artist Sonia Hughes present Neither Here Nor There, a series of short conversations - funny, intimate, powerful and patient - taking place in pairs over six minutes between Sonia and Jo, and Eddie Ladd and Sara McGaughey. This “inspiring and heartfelt” experience starts with a short walk and unfolds into a playfully crafted, luxurious time to think, listen and see the people we live amongst.
In the exhibition space
12pm - 11pm: Infinity Room is a new artistic creation by the local artist Gavin Porter.
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
2pm - 6pm (BSL by Sami Dunn): Voices of the Rhondda. This interactive art installation with theatre and role play elements, exhibits the incredible power of community in the Rhondda over the decades. From street parties to protests, from miners' strikes to beach trips to Porthcawl, a company of young people from Penyrenglyn will invite you to join them and come and experience it for yourself. Watch these installations come to life with live performances at 2pm (protests), 3.30pm (beach) and 5pm (street party).
7pm - 7.30pm: Join us for the film premier of Culture is Ordinary, a piece created to mark the centenary of the birth of the Welsh writer and thinker Raymond Williams. Financed by the Raymond Williams Foundation, the 20 minute film focuses on the way culture is interpreted by young people in Wales. Directed by Colin Thomas and created by Cardiff-based artist Tom Goddard with new music by Cardiff musician Kiddus Murrell, currently working at Tŷ Cerdd.