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Thursday'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 this 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.

6pm - 6.45pm / 7pm - 7.45pm / 8pm - 8.45pm: Kyle Legall presents Over the Bay Bro on our second floor balcony area, above Bar One. Headphones are provided. This audio play is a fantasy tale about Dorothy, an exiled member of the Tiger Bay community returning to the Bay under tragic circumstances. Featuring an all-star cast of talented Butetown performers, and music by Krisy Jenkins. Kyle would love to hear your feedback.

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

3pm - 11pm: Up and Cymru. Curated by Starving Artists (Creative Associate Tumi Williams), Up and Cymru features thought-provoking talks led by John Morris and Michael Melican (aka Mr Woodnote), and an exciting line up of up-and-coming Welsh performers:

Line up

Shanti Squire
John Morris (PRS)
Mr Woodnote on The Paramountcy of Tone & Intension
Blank Face
Asha Jane
Bard Picasso showcase DW Smith & Blue City CDF
Mace The Great
Mr Phormula
King Kashmere