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Sea Empress interviews

December 17, 2020

Go Tell the Bees continues to evolve, to grow and to take shape.

As part of its development we have been interviewing the wonderful people of Pembrokeshire about their memories of the Sea Empress disaster, which occurred 25 years ago next February.  

From surfers to fishermen, oil refinery workers to ship’s captains, conservationists to politicians, we have been overwhelmed by the response to our call-out and have loved listening to everyone’s stories.  

It’s an emotive tale that reminds us of the beauty of our environment as well as its fragility and vulnerability.  It’s also a story about people and their personal connection to nature as well as their connection to each other and is a shining example of a community coming together in a time of crisis in order to work towards a more hopeful future.  

Diolch o’r galon i bob un ohonoch.

Go Tell The Bees will be one of the first live productions we mount when we’re able to return to the stage. The story of the Sea Empress disaster in 1996 will form the backdrop to the festival-style weekend as we work alongside the people of Pembrokeshire to explore how the community comes together in times of crisis to protect each other and our natural environment.

We’ll be announcing more about Go Tell The Bees in the new year, including performance dates, so watch this space!

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