An exploration of the Motherline in storytelling performance.
In Siôl Fagu I am exploring ideas of inherited ancestry and ‘chosen’ ancestry. The siôl fagu, the traditional welsh nursing shawl, is the object/vehicle I am using to delve into an investigation of circles of inclusivity; what binds us, what carries us forward, and what we nurture and carry. Who our family is. Who our heroines, our inspirations and our guiding lights are. Like Russian dolls, or grandmother’s womb that encloses both daughter and embryonic granddaughter, the siôl fagu passed on through the generations encloses body within body, intention within intention. It is the enveloping, sheathing garment of motherline.
In April 2020 I am offering a Siôl Fagu performative talk as part of the programme at the Storytelling and the Maternal Symposium, George Ewart Evans Centre for Storytelling, Cardiff
September 2019 In collaboration with Cath Little as part of the CHWEDL series of events in support of Gwobr Esyllt fund there will be a day event at The Atrium Cardiff where we will explore the Siôl Fagu work 1st HARVEST: SHAWLS AND HALLOWS The Atrium, CARDIFF 7/9/19 10am-4.30pm Tickets available here https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/first-harvest-shawls-and-hallows-cynhaeaf-cyntaf-siol-a-chysegr-tickets-62084412148