To celebrate the opening of Canolfan S4C Yr Egin, a fortnight of activities was held at the new centre in Carmarthen with a Giant Lantern Parade as the highlight. Small World Theatre was commissioned to create the Parade for University Wales Trinity Saint David and Yr Egin on 25 October 2018.
Small World Theatre artists worked with UWTSD BA Theatre Design and Production students to develop puppet making skills and create giant structures and articulated lanterns.
We delivered bilingually lantern making workshops with 145 primary school children over 5 days and ran public making workshops at weekends. The entire community participated in a very special event.
Gŵyl Agor Yr Egin included performances, screenings, activities and workshops for people of all ages to take part in and enjoy. The festival offered opportunities for local people to visit the centre; to see inside this exciting new development and have a taste of the type of events and activities that will be held at Yr Egin.