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Emily Hinshelwood Bio

Winner of the John Tripp Award for Spoken Poetry, Emily performs her poetry in a variety of settings, from outdoor poetry walks, to the sitting rooms in IKEA, to sustainability conferences as well as traditional arts venues. Her recent poetry collection, ‘On Becoming a Fish’ (published by Seren) was inspired by a series of walks around the 186 mile Pembrokeshire coastal path and took seven years to complete. Deeply engaged with environmental issues through her work she is also a keen observer of human nature. She has won many literary awards for her poems which have been described as “witty, edgy and assured” (Carol Ann Duffy), “subtly handled and atmospheric” (Doris Corti), and “crying out to be spoken” (Herbert Williams). She is especially interested in engaging audiences with poetry and ‘as an artist she tries new techniques and ways of presenting her work, always taking those necessary risks in order to reach out to new audiences.’ (Amy Wack). She works as a freelance writer and community arts facilitator. She is currently the Writer in Residence in Dylan Thomas’ travelling writing shed for 2014 Centenary, working in schools across the country. But much of her writing is based on her walks. She has just completed her latest walk across Wales in which she asked every person she met Three Questions on Climate Change. She has two daughters and lives on a smallholding with her partner in south Wales.

Delyth Jenkins Bio

Delyth Jenkins plays the Celtic harp and her repertoire includes her own arrangements of traditional music from Wales and the other Celtic nations, although it is perhaps her own compositions that have made the most lasting impression.

Delyth, who now lives near Swansea, was born in the border town of Oswestry.  She taught herself to play the harp in her early twenties and has developed a style of playing that is very much her own.

Her most recent solo album (Llais Steam Pie SPCD 115S) included original music for Under Milk Wood.

She has also played in various groups including the highly acclaimed instrumental trio Aberjaber, and has toured extensively in Britain, Europe and America.

Her latest musical collaboration is with her fiddle-playing daughter Angharad Jenkins. Often known by the initials of their names, DnA’s debut album Adnabod (fflach:tradd CD347H) was described in fROOTS as ‘one of the best Welsh instrumental folk albums available…  a classic in its genre.’ It was nominated for the 2014 Welsh Album of the Year.

Delyth has also worked in the world of theatre as actress, composer and musician, including productions with the Torch Theatre, Made in Wales, the Sherman Theatre, and Fluellen Theatre Company. Her next project will be Theatr Pena spring 2015 touring production of The Royal Bed by Siôn Eirian, an English language adaptation of Siwan by Saunders Lewis.

Her involvement with the show Salt On Our Boots is based on her experiences in 2012 walking the Pembrokeshire Coast Path with her small harp, when she played Welsh traditional music in a series of impromptu path-side concerts.

Philip John Bio

Philip John went to Newport Film School and made award winning student films and two postgraduate acclaimed and award winning short films Sister Lulu and Suckerfish, the latter chosen for the First Film Foundation’s Y2K New Directions director’s showcase in New York and Los Angeles, and has since worked as a freelance writer and director. Philip is also MD of production company Orange River LTD and has directed, co-financed and co-produced SVENGALI, the rock’n’roll satire and internet phenomenon.

Philip John is currently directing Downton Abbey and some of his other television credits include Being Human, New Tricks, Ashes to Ashes, Distant Shores, Wire in the Blood, Mistresses, Cutting It and The Bill.

Lyn Jones Bio

Lyn Jones (Director/Script Author)

Lyn's theatrical experience began with Cwmni Theatr Cymru in the early 70's as Touring and Company Manager before being appointed as the first director of Theatr Gwynedd in Bangor. He was then seconded TO the Commonwealth Office to be Director of the National Cultural Centre in Georgetown, Guyana in South America. In the late 70's he joined the BBC as a Producer in Bangor as Radio Cymru was being established, before becoming responsible for broadcasting from the BBC's Swansea Studios. He eventually became Editor of Radio Cymru, the Welsh Language Radio Service of the BBC before returning to his first love as a producer of radio and television drama with BBC Wales in Cardiff.

Lyn was enthralled by Emily's poems and Delyth's musicianship when he heard them in an informal event, and encouraged them to work towards this project. They in turn turned the tables on him by persuading him to come out of retirement to direct and script Salt On Our Boots for Theatrau Sir Gar. He was delighted to do so.

Clare Sturges Bio

Clare Sturges is a qualified marketer, award-winning film director, producer and seasoned copywriter. Clare’s 10-year career has spanned magazine journalism, corporate communications, advertising and independent film production. She has delivered tactical and strategic comms + film for over 50 leading UK brands.

Clare's first documentary Sexwork & Me: Red Light Conversations won Best Screenplay, Best Cinematography and an Award of Merit at the Women's Independent Film Festival Los Angeles 2012. It was screened at Cannes Festival de Film 2012, where it was acquired and broadcast by ABC2 – Australia's national public service channel.

Clare's recent documentary Sexwork, Love & Mr Right (TCF Film 2013) explores the relationship between Amsterdam red-light district sexworker Lina and her wealthy new American boyfriend Sean – a former customer. It was an official selection at the Los Angeles International Film Festival 2014, which Clare attended thanks to financial support from the Wales Broadcasting Trust. The film has been acquired and broadcast on ABC2.

She is currently developing her first feature-length documentary about global end of life care through her company brightest comms + film with award-winning executive producer Elizabeth Morgan Hemlock (Mugabe & The White African 2010) and Professor David Clark of Glasgow University.



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