Cheryl Beer

Cheryl Beer
Award Winning Creative Director making social change through the mediums of sound, story & mantra

Sunday, 22 February 2015

Cheryl's Creative Diary for 2015

What has Cheryl got in her diary for 2015?

Yesterday someone asked me if I still tour as a singer songwriter. I told them what I do now with my life and said, 'So, I'm not so Rock and Roll these days.' He replied, 'Oh I don't know, I'd say with what you're doing, you're totally Rock and Roll.' 

See what you think ...

Funded Contracts

Consultant with Swansea University JRF DEEP (Development of Evidence Enriched Practice) working via Storytelling and Ethnography to develop engaging resources for older folk with dementia.

Arts & Education Adviser (Well-being) for Penpych Community Primary School. Hearing the Pupil Voice.

Co-Director of Shining Star Community Theatre Company: Production: Oscar Wilde’s ‘The Happy Prince’

Artist in Residence for Creative Writing & Performance Bigyn Primary School: Understanding St.David: Dove of Love

Project Adviser for Young Promoters with Night Out, The Arts Council of Wales. Currently in Pembrokeshire with Land of the Dragon.

Song writing Workshop facilitator Renal Dialysis, Morrsiton Hospital, Swansea.

One of the Poets in Residence at The Dylan Thomas Boathouse & Dylan’s  Mobile Writing Shed.

Director/Creator of Parlor Press Community Publishing: Supporting the Community to write their own books. Current release: Georgie Muscles: The Memoirs of Strang the Strong.

Director/Creator of Woman Invisible Records: Producing CD’s for the people. Current release: Singing with Betti & Friends

Joseph Rowntree Foundation on line Publication: ‘The Storyteller’s Story’ an insight into my Ethnographic Story Model with older people who have dementia. Release Date due April 30th.

Creative Self

Production Director/Performer/Writer: In talks for tour:  'Worse things happen at sea’

Publishing my children’s book ‘Bethan Blankey Bear’ in collaboration with children’s illustrator Vicki Stracey.

Publishing self penned composition ‘The Tethered Fairy’ ring as sheet music in collaboration with Welsh Harpist and Leader of Clarsach, Susan M Berry

Performer/Producer / Writer The Tethered Fairy Ring: Ukulele & Harp Performance/Sharing September.

Unpaid, Expenses Only or In-kind Contracts

Creator and Lead Artist for ‘gather’:  intimate spaces for Artists to share ideas.

Artist Coordinator (Wales) for The Promenade Festival, Tramore, Ireland

Executive Committee Member for Disability Arts Cymru

Special Guest: Performing The Tethered Fairy Ring at Disability Arts Cymru Fundraiser in March.

Current Education & Training

Training as a Sound Healer. Listed with The Association of Sound Healers with Jim Fox at The Centre, Swansea

Currently, |I am working on my PhD Proposal ‘Auto-Ethnography as Organic Activism’ at The Atrium, Cardiff with a view to start in either October 2015 or January 2016.

Core Vision 2015

This year I am in the process of setting up my own business from home as a Sound Healer whereby clients can come and relax in a cushion of sound tailored to their individual needs.

I am also a purveyor of fine 10 inch hand beaten singing bowls imported from Nepal.

In addition, I will be making books and CD’s related to sound healing, as well as paintings which will be available from my home studio.

Pictures of me kindly by Derek Wiltshire at Rockstar Photographs.

Saturday, 21 February 2015

Faces to Names for The Promenade Festival, Tramore, Ireland 2015

As the Artist Coordinator (Wales) for The Promenade Festival, Tramore, Ireland, I am very excited to show you whose coming in July. 

I blogged last month the names of the Artist Team ... now here's the faces. 

Fiona Winter

Sam Collins

Cheryl Beer (Me!)

Lloyd Roberts

Paul Edwards

Ron Savory

Mark Montinaro

Mab Jones

Amanda Rackstraw

Anne Lister

Dominic Williams

Bob Edwards