From June until November 2019, Caban Sgriblio ran weekly workshops for young people in Brecon led by writer and Caban Sgriblio Project Coordinator Uschi Turoczy.
The group of participants explored creative writing, poetry, monographing, ink drawing and more. Participants determined the direction of the sessions according to their interests, touching on identity, place, experience and memory.
“Caban Sgriblio is very very fun, you learn a lot of new things and make a lot of new friends. And everyone is very accepting of everyone’s different personalities…it’s a really good experience.”
~ Jenna, Caban Sgriblio Participant
Artist Tessa Waite joined the Caban Sgriblio creative writing group to inspire participants with insights from her combined writing and visual arts practice.
“Writing has become more central to my practice. I use free writing, finding that writing continuously generates a flow, creates new energy and direction and is a means of connecting to ideas that lie just beneath the surface of my thinking. Handwriting is also a very personal form of mark making. I have been combining words and objects, allowing each to offer something to the other, a new definition. ”
~ Tessa Waite
In October, poet and rapper Casey Bailey came to deliver a workshop on spoken word. The group spent the day rhyming, writing, creating and sharing their words, helping them gain new skills and confidence.
Casey introduced rap and rhythm with an emphasis on humour and not taking yourself too seriously; the young people enjoyed trying new skills, being playful and experimental with their words. Here’s a film by Siôn Marshall-Waters documenting the day.
Film and images by Siôn Marshall-Waters