UWTSD at the 2018 BAFTA Cymru Awards


The University of Wales Trinity Saint David (UWTSD) is delighted to have supported this year’s BAFTA Cymru Awards and would like to congratulate all of the nominees and winners from Sunday night’s ceremony.

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22 Awards were presented during the event in front of an audience of 1000 guests in Cardiff with others joining via a live stream to special viewing events in UWTSD’s Canolfan S4C Yr Egin development in Carmarthen as well as in Caernarfon and New York.

A production with close links to UWTSD – Bang – was awarded the BAFTA Cymru award for Television Drama with Dafydd Hunt picking up his third BAFTA Cymru award for Editing on the same series.

In total, seven students from UWTSD were lucky enough to have gained work experience on the set of Bang.  Produced by Joio and created by acclaimed writer Roger Williams (Tir, Galesa, Gwaith Cartref), the series was shot in Port Talbot during the spring and summer of 2017 and the seven UWTSD students had roles in a variety of departments, including the Production Office and costume, camera, lighting and art departments.

The students who worked on the production relished every moment of the opportunity, learning new skills and developing as individuals. They included UWTSD Swansea College of Art students - Kimberly Latchem, MArts Film & TV; Ben Wheeler, BA Film & TV; Aidan Biddiscombe a first-class BA Illustration graduate and former UWTSD Foundation Art student Louise Sullivan.

UWTSD’s Swansea College of Art was pleased to sponsor the Entertainment category which was won by Boom Cymru production, Y Salon while Yr Egin – UWTSD’s new creative and digital centre in Carmarthen – sponsored the Original Music category which was awarded to Amy Wadge and Laurence Love Greed for Keeping Faith / Un Bore Mercher.

Yr Egin is also delighted to be able to show the winning title of the Short Film category at the Centre later this autumn.  Awarded to Carmarthen-based Geraint Huw Reynolds for Helfa’r Heli, the BAFTA Cymru award-winning film will be given a special screening at Yr Egin on November 15th.

With Yr Egin having opened last month, this was the first time for the centre to be involved with the BAFTA Cymru Awards.

Yr Egin is a transformational and innovative development located within a striking and iconic building and includes an auditorium, editing suites, performance areas and a cafe.  It offers a varied programme of events, workshops, talks and screenings.

With Welsh language broadcaster, S4C as the main anchor tenant, Yr Egin is also home to a range of companies working in the creative industries including multi-media publishing and digital technology; digital education; video production and photography; post production; graphic design; translation and sub-titling as well as financial management for the creative industries. They include: Atebol, Big Learning Company, Captain Jac, Asset Finance Solutions, Gorilla, Highly, Lens 360, Moilin, Optimwm, and Trywydd.

UWTSD is proud of its strong reputation for offering a range of courses and programmes in the creative industries – from art and design to theatre and performance – and is delighted to have been involved at so many different levels with this year’s BAFTA Cymru Awards.

For more information on the courses offered at UWTSD's Swansea College of Art, please go to: https://www.uwtsd.ac.uk/art-design/

And for further details on the Performance courses offered, please visit: https://www.uwtsd.ac.uk/humanities-performingarts/

Further Information


For further information, please contact Sian-Elin Davies, Principal Communications and PR Officer on 01267 676908 / 07449 998476 / sian-elin.davies@uwtsd.ac.uk