Level 3 BTEC Performing Arts students from The College Merthyr Tydfil have been provided with excellent feedback and compliments after being invited, by Huw Lewis AM, to perform their production of STEAM at the Senedd in Cardiff Bay on Monday 2nd June. The piece entitled Steam: A Performance Project Exploring the First Steam Locomotive Journey from Penydarren to Abercynon was commissioned by Merthyr Tydfil Heritage Trust to commemorate Trevithick Day on February 21st. The piece, which was also performed at Theatr Soar and junior schools across Merthyr Tydfil, focuses on the arrival of Trevithick in Merthyr against the background of competing ironmasters Homfray, Crawshay and Hill.
Chris Ford, Head of Creative Industries commented “The students have done a fantastic job of bringing to life the journey of Richard Trevithick, performing with confidence and conducting themselves professionally at every performance”
Due to the success of the production, the Heritage Trust are proposing to work with the college to host a ‘Richard Trevithick Day’ on an annual basis, securing a link between The College and Merthyr Heritage which will hopefully continue for many years.
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