Ghost Jam / Canalchemy: The Lost Canal

Ghost Jam_Canalworks_final

SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 4th, 5.30 – 6.45 pm at Theatr Brycheiniog/Brecon Theatre, Canal Wharf, Brecon, LD3 7EW

The Ghost Jam and Canalchemy projects come together in association with Penny Hallas’ ‘Canalworks’ exhibition at Theatre Brycheiniog in Brecon. Hallas’ work concentrates on aspects of the Monmouthshire to Brecon canal, in particular exploring the visual theatre of the major relining work carried out on one section in 2016, but attending, too, to the history of the canal by means of artefacts dug up out of the clay. This canal is still very much in operation as a tourist amenity, with carefully controlled nods to the explosive industrial moment which was its original reason for existence. On the other hand, the Merthyr to Cardiff canal has virtually disappeared, buried under the A470 and Taff Trail and various streets of Cardiff. The Canalchemy project involved walking stretches of this canal, performing actions and readings along the way. Two canals: one dead but more immediately redolent of its deep industrial past, the other living but with the wildness of that past manicured almost away to nothing. Ruin versus heritage recreation. Desolation versus the picturesque. This event will be exporing such ideas and others through the medium of poetry, movement, ritual actions, music, film and sound.

For tickets and more information:     Tel:01874 611622

For further information: and




Glasfryn Project

+44(0)1873 810456 | LYN@GLASFRYNPROJECT.ORG.UK