Grand Gathering 2015 Photos


The annual ‘Grand Gathering’ is winding down for another year after a week-long adventure improvising music and community. This year’s Grand Gathering was an opportunity to remember two beloved members of our community who passed away since when we met last September. Zouïna Benhalla, mother to Maggie and creative inspiration to many, passed away in February 2015.  Kes, who had been bravely battling cancer, passed away at the beginning of this month. Both were warmly remembered and celebrated at Friday’s […]

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Wales Improvisers Orchestra – first meeting


The first meeting of the Wales Improvisers Orchestra (WIO) happened this week at Melin Dolwion. Participants (including Buttons the dog) explored a number of accessible approaches to free improvisation, many of which were devised by the late John Stevens. Next WIO meeting – Monday 7 September All are welcome to attend WIO meetings. They will take place at Melin Dolwion on the first Monday of every month from 3-5pm. The next meeting is on Monday 7 September and will coincide […]

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bellies! record at the mill


Last weekend bellies! (a.k.a. debi and Nat, who have lived at the mill for the past 12 months) recorded their new album Sinister World Music at Melin Dolwion.     Sinister World Music is lyrically inspired by the work of Bertolt Brecht and attempts to develop a political language to describe the sinister conditions we are collectively implicated in. Think songs about digital waste, big data, zero hours contracts, attention capture and more (what fun!) Long time friend, collaborator and […]

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