14 August 2017

Poster for the disco.
Poster for the disco.

Eddie Ladd (departmental research fellow) and Dr Roger Owen (lecturer) have been part of a unique project over the summer: the Owain Glyndŵr Silent Disco.  This interactive show, created by Ladd Light and Emberton, combined silent disco (in which the audience dance to disco soundtrack whilst wearing headphones) with episodes from the rebellion of Owain Glyndŵr between 1400-12.  So Glyndŵr’s land dispute with Reginald de Grey played out to I Feel Love by Donna Summer, the despoiling of several marcher towns in September 1400 was accompanied by White Riot by The Clash, and Glyndŵr’s parliament of 1404 in Machynlleth was created to Gweld y Byd mewn Lliw by Band Pres Llareggub.

The show toured to four castles in north Wales: Beaumaris, Conwy, Harlech and Caernarfon.

 "When you looked around, everyone, I mean everyone looked liked they were having the time of their lives spinning round and dancing in the middle of Harlech castle on a lovely summers evening looking out to sea." - Emma Keele

 A short video of the event is available here:

Owain Glyndŵr Silent Disco
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