Owen Shiers

Cynefin

Wed 25 May
Doors open: 7:40pmShowtime: 8pmInterval: 15 mins
1.5 - 2hrs
Pay What You Decide

"A stunning new talent" - The Guardian

Cynefin (pr. kuh-neh-vin) is the creative vision of West Wales native Owen Shiers. Fascinated by music and history, it is a bid to give a modern voice to Ceredigion’s rich yet neglected cultural heritage. Starting out from his home village of Capel Dewi in the
Clettwr Valley and traveling through the local musical landscape, Owen has unearthed seasoned songs and stories, some never before recorded, and given them new life in the present.
The result of three years research and work, his debut album ‘Dilyn Afon’ (Following A River) is distinct both in its concept and ambition. From talking animals and tragic train journeys – to the musings of star crossed lovers, farm workers and lonely vagabonds, the album provides a unique window into the past and to a vibrant oral culture of story and song - it moves, probes and reveals forgotten aspects of the tradition, whilst raising questions around our modern malaise of disconnection and rootlessness.
Nominated for Welsh Album of the Year 2020, Cynefin gives Owen a platform to ply his intricate arranging skills whilst taking him right back to his roots.
With support from Windjammer's Jake Rowlinson
“Quite extraordinary” – Tom Robinson, BBC 6 Music
"Beguiling...a distinct debut" - Songlines
“Remarkable..compelling listening” – MOJO
“Evocative and beautiful” – The Folk Show, BBC Radio 2
“Epic work” – Living Tradition
“An essential masterpiece in traditional music collection and interpretation, performed to an exemplary level” – Folk Radio

Pay What You Decide!

This is a Pay What You Decide event which means you choose what the show is worth to you!You can decide what you would like to pay now by adding a donation to your booking, or you can pay after you have seen the show at Barbican Theatre.
Looking around at other events going on in the city, we estimate that 1 ticket to similar events would cost £15.
There is no ‘right’ answer, we are not attempting to lead you to a specific figure.
You can pay £0 for your ticket.

Unreserved Seating

This performance has unreserved seating and seats will be issued on a first come first served basis on the evening. If you require accessible seats please email our Audience Experience Manager, Robyn, at info@barbicantheatre.co.uk and she will arrange this for you.

Barbican Theatre is a safe space

Safe to be who you are, regardless of race, class, religion, country of origin, immigration status, (dis)ability, age, gender, identity, or sexual orientation.
Covid 19 Safety 
The health, safety and comfort of our audiences, colleagues and performers are very important to us.

Before you arrive

We have a number of measures in place to ensure your comfort and safety.
Enhanced hygiene procedures are in place which include thorough cleans between performances and our ReBels training sessions. We have increased the circulation of fresh air throughout the building so it might be cooler than you are used to. You may want to bring an extra layer, just in case. Hand sanitising stations are positioned throughout the public spaces for audience members and ReBels training members to use and we ask that you do so frequently.
We continue to monitor the latest guidance from the UK Government and the team here will continue to wear face coverings in all areas of the theatre.

When you arrive

Whilst we encourage members of the audience to continue to wear a mask we understand that more and more people are making the decision not to so we would like audiences to be aware that people sitting around them may not wear a mask throughout. If you are concerned about this please get in contact with our Audience Experience Manager Robyn who can discus options for seating that will help you feel more safe.
The Barbican team will all wear face coverings / shields (unless medically exempt) and are also regularly lateral flow tested. This includes our practitioners, core team, the team front of house and back stage.

Social Distancing

Barbican Theatre largely programmes one night performances, with a capacity of either 110 or 140. Due to this programming model at present we are unable to offer socially distanced performances. Please get in contact if you would like to discus seating options for any upcoming events and where possible we will find you an area in the auditorium with the most distance for other audience members.
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Venue Info 
Barbican Theatre
Castle Street
The Barbican
Plymouth
PL1 2NJ
Situated behind the Mayflower Visitor Centre just off the main Barbican road (opposite the 'Prawn' and Mayflower Steps.
info@barbicantheatre.co.uk
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Seating
This performance has unreserved seating and seats will be on a first come first served basis on the evening. If you require accessible seats please leave a comment in the comment box when placing your order or email our Audience Experience Manager, Robyn, at info@barbicantheatre.co.uk and she will arrange this for you.
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Pay What You Decide

This is a Pay What You Decide event which means you choose what the show is worth to you!You can decide what you would like to pay now by adding a donation to your booking, or you can pay after you have seen the show at Barbican Theatre.

Looking around at other events going on in the city, we estimate that 1 ticket to similar events would cost £15.

There is no ‘right’ answer, we are not attempting to lead you to a specific figure.
You can pay £0 for your ticket.

Wednesday 25th May 2022

8:00pm