Coming up: RED ROUTE 2017

Coming up: RED ROUTE 2017

18 Apr 2017, Posted by kate_mercer in Community, Out & About, Work in progress

Heya folks,

I’m really excited to confirm that I will be taking part in this years Red Route march as one of Made in Roath’s commissioned artists, sharing new work along the trail.

Taking place over this year’s May Day Weekend (29th – 30th April), #redroute2017 is a unique 27 mile march over two days we’ll walk along the Taff Trail between Merthyr Tydfil and Cardiff, sharing and celebrating, and experiencing specially commissioned artworks and performances, demonstrating the importance of art and culture to society. Arriving in Roath on the Sunday, the walk ends in Made in Roaths’ Made in Spring Street Festival a street party with creative style full of art, performance, music and a celebration of Roath’s community.

Don’t be put off by the distance – anyone who takes part is welcome to come and go as you please, and it’s more than possible break the walk up into smaller distances by hopping on and off trains along the Merthyr line back towards Cardiff… great for artists, art lovers, dog walkers and those in need of some country air!

Full details on artists, route and timings available through the Made in Roath’s Facebook event page here, and you can find updates throughout the day by following #redroute2017


madeinroath is an artist-led organisation and festival, now in its 9th year. It showcases the work of emerging and established artists, makers, musicians, writers and performers, who use the whole of Roath as the venue, including domestic, commercial, public and overlooked or disused spaces. madeinroath offers residents and visitors an opportunity to engage in the arts through a dynamic programme of socially engaged projects and events, broadening audience access to the wealth of creative talent in our neighbourhood. Over the last nine years, we have built a strong working relationship with the community of Roath, offering a unique opportunity for artists to work with an open and receptive community.

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A huge thank you to the team at Made in Roath for inviting me to take part in this year’s march and for the opportunity to share and develop new work as part of this event.

Hope to see you there, Kate x

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