Canu’r Rheilffordd yn Ôl

(Ypdêt 13 Mehefin – Update 13 June)

Neges gan Joanna Bond / A message from Joanna  [English follows]

Helo, rwy’n ysgriffenu atoch i roi gwybod y bydd fy ymgyrch codi arian ar gyfer y brosiect “Canu’r Rheilffordd yn Ôl” yn dod i ben 24ain Mehefin. Mae gen i tan hynny i godi’r arian er mwyn cyfrannu’n greadigol at ail-agor y rheilffordd rhwng Aberystwyth a Chaerfyrddin.

Ga’ i ofyn i chi felly i ymweld â’r tudalen ymgyrch indiegogo lle gallwch gyfrannu at y brosiect a derbyn rhodd anrhydeddus, os nad ydych chi wedi’i wneud eisioes. Hoffwn i ofyn i chi hefyd anfon y neges hon ymlaen at un cyfeill sy’n hoffi rheilffyrdd a’r celfyddydau.

Diolch yn fawr iawn am eich cefnogaeth, ac edrychaf ymlaen at glywed gennych.

Hello, I am writing to you to let you know that my fundraising campaign to raise money so that I can run my project “singing the line into existence” is coming to an end on the 24th June. I have until then to raise funds to creatively contribute to re-opening the Aberystwyth to Carmarthen railway line.

Please visit the indiegogo campaign page where you can donate to the project and receive a token gift, if you have not already done so. I would also ask if you kindly forward this email to one other person who likes art and railways.

Thank you for your support and I look forward to hearing from you.

 

Ymgyrch Arlunydd i Ganu’r Rheilffordd yn ôl i Fodolaeth

Y mae’r prosiect newydd, cyffroes “CANU’R LEIN RHEILFFORDD YN ÔL I FODOLAETH”, sy’n magu ysbrydoliaeth gan dirlun a hanes y rheilffordd rhwng Aberystwyth a Chaerfyrddin, newydd ddechrau ymgyrch codi arian ar y wefan Indiegogo i gasglu’r arian tuag at yr achos. Wrth roi arian at y prosiect, gallech brynu gwaith unigryw o’r artistiaid.

Mae Joanna Bond, arlunydd ac arweinydd y prosiect, wedi talu am ddwy flynedd o waith ymchwil i’r prosiect, gan uno artistiaid, cerddorion, gwneuthurwyr ffilmiau, storïwyr a dawnswyr i helpu creu perfformiad amlgyfrwng, ac arddangosfa.

Bydd deg arlunydd yn cerdded ar hyd rhannau o’r hen reilffordd, gan ddawnsio, canu, creu ffilmiau a thynnu lluniau, sy’n cysylltu hanesion y rheilffordd gyda’u lleoliadau mewn ffordd greadigol. Bydd y darnau o waith yn cael eu casglu ar gyfer digwyddiad ym mhen draw’r daith; perfformiad mewn hen goets rheilffordd, gan deithio ar hyd Rheilffordd y Gwili, ac arddangosfa gyhoeddus yn yr orsaf. (am fwy o wybodaeth, ewch i singingthelineintoexistence.wordpress.com).

Yr arlunwyr yn y prosiect yw Joanna Bond, sy’n gwneud gwaith crochenwaith, canu a dawnsio; cynhyrchwyr ffilmiau, Jacob Whittaker a Naomi Heath; storiiwyr Peter Stevenson a Guto Dafis; cerddorion Ceri Rhys Matthews, Lynne Denman, Claire Parry a Elisa Davies, ac arlunwyr amlgyfrwng Ruth Hogg a Mary Jacob.

Mae Joanna yn rhan o ymgyrch Traws Link Cymru, sydd yn ymgyrchu dros adfer ac ailagor rheilffordd rhwng Aberystwyth a Chaerfyrddin. Defnyddir “CANU’R LEIN” fel trosiad am gysylltiad gan reilffyrdd a rheilffyrdd sydd wedi cau. Nid yn unig fyddai’n cysylltu gwahanol arlunwyr gyda’i chyfryngau, ond ceisiai amlygu’r pwysigrwydd o gysylltu Gorllewin Cymru gyda De Cymru a chreu modd o drafnidiaeth gyhoeddus sy’n well i’r amgylchedd.

Gyda’r arian a godir drwy Indiegogo, fyddai’n creu digwyddiad arbennig.

 

Artist’s Campaign to Sing the Line into Existence

An exciting new project, SINGING THE LINE INTO EXISTENCE, inspired by the landscape and history of the old branch line between Carmarthen and Aberystwyth, has just launched a fundraising campaign on the web site Indiegogo to generate the money needed to complete the project. By donating different amounts to the project you can claim exclusive limited edition works from the artists.

Artist and project leader, Joanna Bond, has self-funded the last two year’s research and has now coupled together artists, musicians, film-makers, storytellers and dancers to help create a multidisciplinary performance and an exhibition.

Ten artists will walk along sections of the old railway line, to dance, film, sing, draw and make site specific art, reconnecting the locations and histories of the line through their creative responses to the journey. The piece builds towards the final destination – an event on the Gwili Railway: a performance in a vintage railway carriage travelling along part of the old route and a public exhibition at the station. (For more infomation visit http://singingthelineintoexistence.wordpress.com/ )

Artists on board are Joanna Bond, ceramicst, dancer and singer; film-makers, Jacob Whittaker and Naomi Heath; storytellers, Peter Stevenson and Guto Dafis; musicians Ceri Rhys Matthews, Lynne Denman, Claire Parry and Elsa Davies and multidisciplinary artists Ruth Hogg and Mary Jacob.

Joanna is part of the Traws Link Cymru Campaign, dedicated to the restoration and reopening of the line between Carmarthen and Aberystwyth. SINGING THE LINE uses railways and lost railways as a metaphor for connection. Not only will it connect different artists and their disciplines, but it hopes to communicate the importance of re-connecting West Wales with South Wales and creating more environmentally-friendly public transport.

With the money raised on Indiegogo, this will be a spectacular event.