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#RWCMDCreative: Sharing the Creativity

We may still be isolating, but our creativity is keeping us together! As ever, our students, grads and friends are sharing the most creative and inspiring posts. And it’s wonderful to see so many dedicated to celebrating and supporting our NHS heroes.

This is just a very small snapshot of some of the great stuff out there. Don’t forget to follow #RWCMDCreative on Instagram and twitter to see all the brilliant stuff out there.

The newly formed Ensemble Cambrica, made up of the best local freelance musicians- including a huge amount of RWCMD students and grads (how many can you spot!?) –  haven’t let a little thing like isolation prevent them launching. Instead, they’ve launched online with this wonderful version of the beautiful traditional Welsh tune Câlon Lan.

So lovely to see so many familiar faces!
They’re also using this launch to raise funds to support freelance musicians, charities and the NHS at this difficult time. You can find more information about them on facebook or by following their Just Giving link.
Royal harpist and grad Alys Huws opened the new Ysbyty Calon y Ddraig, The Dragon’s Heart Hospital in Cardiff last week with her poignant rendition.
And here’s another version – this time from our fabulous second year percussionists. As they say – still collaborating even in isolation. As so many of you are, brilliantly.

Another wonderful collaboration is from Philippe Schartz, Principal trumpet at WNO. He doesn’t like to blow his own trumpet – but we’re happy to do that for him – along with the 49 trumpets he’s brought together from College, WNO and BBCNOW.

Again celebrating and supporting our heroes at the NHS.

And here’s our Cornet Department’s Isolation Cornet Club, making life at home feel much better with their Fanfare from Quarantine pieces.

Postgraduate viola player and entrepreneur Megan Jowett, who won the Deutsche Bank Award for Creative Enterprise with her outreach business when she was at College, is using this business to encourage interactive art with #BirdsongMashup, creating a community composition on the theme of birdsong.

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Chippy Lane Productions have been celebrating our final year actors with their very special podcast out this Friday 25th April. We’re very proud to have this programme dedicated to us, showcasing 16 of our actors and writers, and introduced by grad and Chippy Lane Creative Associate Sophie Melville:

One of these final year actors, Meg Lewis has just launched her own innovative project, bringing this year’s actors together from across the country to share their work – collaboration in action! We’ll be talking to Meg in a #RWCMDCreative blog coming up soon:

Acting grad and ‘Fleabag super producer’ Francesca Moody shared some news to make the many fans of the iconic BBC series wave their tins of G&T in the air. The original Fleabag theatre production is available to stream, and money raised will support vital causes.

Back to music, and students Mary Johnson, Mischa Jardine and Chloe Dickens who make up Layer by Layer, perform their own tune – which CZJ celebrated as part of her inspirational #TheShowMustGoOnCZJ.

Our Musical Theatre students have been as busy as ever. This week we’re showcasing Erin Meirion and her lovely version of Shallow, but look out for more on #RWCMDCreative.


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The queue for Tesco shoppers in Penarth was eased this week by the sound of two of the employees, who happen to be from RWCMD. Student Tabitha Selley and grad Joe Keenan, helping the time to pass much more serenely…

and Opera grad Trystan Llyr Griffiths has been out in his street Singing for Wales – although he only just made it!

He’s also singing each Thursday for the NHS so keep an eye on his twitter to hear more from him.

And of course, we’ve had an Easter break so we took the chance to say thank you to our Office Angels on front desk:

They’re back now and happy to help as always!

We’ll be keeping an eye out across all the social media channels and sharing more next time.

Thank you to all our creative students, staff, friends and graduates – keeping us inspired from your isolation creation stations!

We appreciate all your hard work and inspiration – it’s helping to keep us all going.

Look out for the hashtag #RWCMDCreative