Lleswyl is Daring to Dream’s annual Wellbeing Festival, which is free to everyone, and is live-streamed with live hosts on the night including Sian Lloyd, Jase Harrold and Tumi Williams.
It will be a dynamic and engaging evening with a diverse range of great music (appealing across the generations) which is pre-recorded as live, with Ratio Studios providing all our end-to-end digital production; the live music is interspersed with cameo videos of inspiring patient stories, many of whom are linked to one of the charities that provide their particular patient community with support, so that we can raise awareness of their services too. We will then connect that positive patient story with relevant music or poetry etc. Our live hosts (who will be BSL interpreted too) will bring everything to life, introducing bands, engaging with live guests and also festival participants & attendees via social media. We had great feedback last year!
We are determinedly shining a light on all those in Wales (approx. 1.2 million people) living with at least one longstanding (chronic) illness and raising awareness of the need to support their emotional health and wellbeing. We also wish to encourage others to invite someone they know living with chronic illness for a Lleswyl get-together and share a fun evening together of food, music etc. Importantly Lleswyl is about helping those living with physical illness to be included in a social gathering.
Lleswyl can be enjoyed from a hospital bed, from home, a friend’s home, a supported living community or a care home. It is free, diverse and inclusive, and provides equity of opportunity, bringing music and joy to those for whom there really is no ‘new normal’.
This year, Lleswyl 2022 will highlight (in particular) the following chronic conditions
a) neurological conditions (such as Dementia, Parkinsons)
b) cardiovascular conditions (e.g. Stroke Association, Youth@Heart, BHF Cymru)
c) renal conditions (Paul Popham Foundation and Kidney Wales)
d) cancer (Velindre, Tenovus Cancer Care and others)
e) ‘Invisible illness’ (ME, CFS, FMS, long covid, Lupus, arthritis, MS … and accompanying charities)
f) donor support and reaching out to the deaf community.