From the fire and brimstone of revivalist preachers, contemporary poetry slams or ancient verse to Burton reciting the works of Dylan Thomas; Wales has a rich and varied history of the performance of the spoken word. But there is more to the voice than words, it is also a tool of work and instrument of play.

“Lleisiau/Voices” is a performance project produced by a creative partnership between Chapter and good cop bad cop celebrating how the people of Wales use their voices in a variety of ‘unsung’ ways.

Performances will happen in Cardiff at Chapter from the 8th – 10th of May 2014. Tickets cost £12/£10/£8 and performances start at 7.30pm.

From the newspaper seller, to the town crier, a shepherd, a rag and bone man, a singer of alawon gwerin, a rapper, an auctioneer . . . Performers are being recruited from across Wales by open audition, chosen for their distinctive use of voice in their daily lives, in Welsh, English or other languages spoken in Wales. The result is an informal and experimental evening of live and pre –recorded entertainment, curated by good cop bad cop and featuring contributions from established inter-disciplinary artists.

Can you whistle, are you an auctioneer, or a yodeler? Or have a vocal talent never heard before? Then why not share your talent with the nation and the rest of the world.

Our open auditions have now finished, but you can still submit your audition digitally online!

For more information on the project, to get involved or to book tickets connect with us at:

Or call Chapter on +44 [029] 20304400

Photo by Cathy Boyce

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