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Grade Two Listed chapel hosts art and music show



A GRADE Two-listed chapel hosted an evening of art, poetry, story-telling, flamenco dancing and live music spearheaded by Glyndŵr University students.

Diana Baur, who graduated in Fine Art and is now studying for an MA at the Wrexham university, collaborated with fellow artist Jas Davidson to put on the show at the Hermon Chapel, Oswestry, on Saturday 28 September.

The community-led event explored the theme of light and dark, creating a unique blend of music, art and literature.


A collection of Glyndŵr University creative media students filmed and photographed the event.


Diana said the artwork aimed to contrast the heaviness of mundane thoughts with the fleeting nature and lightness of inspirational, creative thoughts.


They were brought alive by spectacular light projections by Freja Evans.


Diana said: “The event demonstrated how, given the right spirit and the right venue, creative people can come together to celebrate their creativity for the enjoyment of others.“


"The evening culminated with an inspirational, very rare performance by members for the legendary experimental band Pram – Two Dogs, who used dream-like film sequences in combination with original live vocal and instrumental sounds.


"Their presentation was mesmerising, calling to mind, and it seemed going beyond the work of internationally renowned video artist Bill Viola.“


"The artists provided their time and talents for free with no public funding. Creative Media Graduates from Glyndŵr University were busy filming and photographing the event and we look forward to seeing the results.”


The Hermon Chapel was converted into a creative space for the community of Oswestry earlier this year after being bought by Duncan Kerr.


Use of the chapel declined markedly in recent years, leading to its owners putting it up for sale.


Diana added: “Appreciative thanks are extended to Duncan Kerr for providing the venue, liaising with artists and curating the show, Stonehouse Brewery for some delicious beer and Outwear Records for ticket sales.


“Following the success of Light and Dark, we’re now looking forward to many more inspirational happenings at Hermon.”

For upcoming events at Hermon Chapel visit www.hermon.org.uk

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