National Theatre Wales, in partnership with Natural Resources Wales and with support from the National Trust, British Council Wales and Snowdonia National Park, present
1-13 July 2019
Snowdonia National Park
Climate change is the most urgent issue of our times and will affect every single one of us and every generation to come.
Now more than ever we need the arts and culture to help us respond; to provoke and motivate us by offering ideas that challenge our perceptions and influence our behaviours.
Egin was devised to kick-start fresh artistic responses to the topic. Taking creative experimentation as its starting point, Egin sought to inform new practice, imagine possible futures, and inspire sustainable approaches to living.
What was EGIN*?
A two-week residency in response to climate change, held in the northern reaches of Snowdonia National Park, drawing on the inspiring Welsh landscape and its complex social history, together with insight from active local communities.
Recognising that ongoing climate change will necessitate changes in our ways of working and living, the residency included:
- discussions between academics, visiting artists and renowned thinkers in the field of climate change and related issues, encompassing local, national and international perspectives;
- engagement with the local community, to gain insight and understanding into the specific context of North-West Wales;
- the development and testing of new performance ideas in relation to climate change amongst a supportive network of peers, with support, challenge and coaching from our key partners (see below).
The spirit of the residency was one of challenge and imagination, with the support provided by NTW and partners providing a safe environment in which to be creatively experimental.
*The Welsh word egin is a noun meaning buds or shoots.