Just some pics and a flavour from the Riverside Festival 2019 on 17th August at Despenser Gardens.
On 11th September as part of Danielle’s play, research and development, a group of attendees listened to the play in development – this was followed by an interesting Q andA.
Chief, arriving as a seaman; as many did; and settling in Wales – Danielle re-tells scenes of discovery; memory; and events that resonate greatly today.
The tension within families, generations and cultures – ultimately dividing a family.
Now a third generation migrant Danielle draws from a rich vein of episodes from her families’ story.
Many of the scenes evict both an emotional and introspective response within the audience.
Danielle Fahiya’s family came on a journey to Wales and Danielle ended up here in Cardiff she now is a professional actress and playwright. She is of Jordanian, German, Welsh and Somalian descent.
With the support of many people: she was awarded an @Arts_Wales_ grant for her play telling the story of her family’s migration to Wales.
Footsteps in a Foreign Land promises to be a powerful reminder and redolent of the present world.
This play in development is shortly to be shown in a community setting at the Riverside Warehouse in Cardiff on the 13th September at 11 am.
Chapter will host a later showing at 4pm.