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Feral Monster explores mental health, identity and sexuality. These topics can affect people in different ways, so, we’re hosting Camerados Public Living Rooms along the tour to offer a welcoming space to chat, either about the show or just generally.

Camerados is a social movement made up of people who think being a bit more human is a good idea. Their Public Living Rooms are welcoming, no-agenda places for folks to sit down with a cuppa, have a chat and feel more human.

These spaces have been designed in collaboration with Cara Evans, Feral Monster’s Set and Costume Designer as welcoming spaces designed for human connection – or at least a paned (cuppa) and a Welsh cake!

Along the tour, we joined forces with local groups who we challenged to create their own public living room at each venue. Each group was given a Camerados box, a small budget to buy additional decorations (ideally second-hand, in line with our approach to sustainability), refreshments, and an afternoon to create a comfy and cosy space with lashings of creative flair to reflect the personality and individuality of the area.

In Cardiff, we worked with students from the Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama whose design reflected the vibrant and colourful nature of the capital.

In Aberystwyth, we worked with students from Aberystwyth University. They decorated the living room with plump patterned cushions, silky soft throws and Welsh flag bunting sourced from local charity shops.

In Llanelli, we worked with Kim, a drama student from Coleg Sir Gâr. She wrote a step-by-step guide to make origami hearts while relaxing in the space.

In Brecon, we worked with Charleston who heard about Feral Monster through Gay on Wye, an independent LGBTQ+ bookstore in Hay-On-Wye. They made sure the space was extra cosy with beanbags and blankets.