ABOUT BIG SKIES
Big Skies is a three-year project that looks to reunite people from the city with the rural landscapes that surround them. Focusing on the Gwent levels, Tin Shed Theatre Co. in collaboration with Living Levels Partnership and the RSPB, will create a portfolio of events that span the levels, from Chepstow to Cardiff.
These events will be a mixture of theatre, public art, community workshops and exciting happenings in and around these rural locations. Looking at the history of the levels, mans connection to the land, sustainability, and the multi-diversity within these natural reserves, we want to rekindle people with their rural selves and invite people to participate, witness and create beautiful things.
For our first ever BIG SKIES event we invited audiences to roam The Wetlands nature preserve, in Newport. This beautiful and unusual landscape offered so much inspiration, from the natural world to interesting electric pylons.
For our second BIG SKIES event we collaborated with the folks at Caldicot Castle and looked at the history of the Gwent Levels, as well as its mythical past. As audiences wondered the site looking for a Dragon they encountered a whole host of other mythical beasts!