Breaking Barriers Digital Storytelling screening in South Wales

‘Same Place; Different Routes’ digital stories are being screened by Breaking Barriers at Llanhilleth Institute on Thursday 28th January 2010 at 7pm.

‘Same Place; Different Routes’ has three strands examining the experiences of:

  • recent migrants to Wales and people who moved here some years ago,
  • different generations living together in the Valleys
  • people with a range of mental health issues.

Also being screened on the night are stories made as part of the centenary celebrations at Christchurch Aberbeeg and from Breaking Barriers’ recent Training the Trainers courses.

Ruth Garnault of Breaking Barriers says:

“We believe that everybody has a story to tell and these stories are touching, funny and moving.  Each story lasts about two minutes and gives a fascinating glimpse into other people’s lives.”

It’s an invitation-only screening and if you’re interested in attending by 18 January. The full address for the Institute is: Llanhilleth Institute, Meadow Street, Llanhilleth, Nr Abertillery, NP13 2JT. There are local bus services and the new train station is very close to the Institute.

These stories were made with grant support from Arts Council of Wales and from Communities First Trust Fund, as well as partnerships with Inside Out (promoting mental health) and VALREC, Valleys Regional Equalities Council.

You can watch Breaking Barriers digital stories at

Call for submissions: short films by women filmmakers

Thanks to Sarah Goodey who sent me news of this call for submissions:

“In celebration of International Women’s Day, Women’s Arts Association is hosting an evening of short films by contemporary female filmmakers.  This will be held in Pontardawe Arts Centre on Saturday 6th March 7-9pm. We are planning a short Q&A session after the screening of films.

“Please let me know if you would like to submit one of your films for screening, and whether you would be able to attend the evening – Saturday 6th March.
If you’d like to talk further about this, please feel free to phone me on 02920 487850 or email me on The final selection of films will be made by February 26th.

“Please send your films on a disc to:
Emily Hinshelwood
Women’s Arts Association
54a Bute Street
Cardiff Bay
CF10 5AF “