Meet the Young Critics !

With the TCWA coming up we thought now would be a good opportunity to add some information on this site on our Young Critics who form part of the panel for the TCWA.
The Scheme is open for young people from 5-25 and is free.
Rachel Morgan
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Ar hyn o bryd dwi’n astudio ar gyfer MPhil yn yr Adran Gymraeg yn Aberystwyth, ond dwi’n dod o Aberdâr yn wreiddiol. Dwi newydd ymuno â’r Beirniad Ifainc ac wrth fy modd yn adolygu digwyddiadau llenyddol, cerddorol a’r theatr yng Nghymru.
I’m from Aberdare but currently studying for an Mphil in the Welsh department in Aberystwyth. I’ve recently joined Young Critics and enjoy reviewing literature, music and theatre events in Wales.
Sarah Finch
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I am currently studying my first year of a degree for Theatre And Drama at Glamorgan University.
My eventual goal is to become a theatre/performance critic enabling me to write for magazines and websites.
You’ll always find me with a notepad and pen while attending productions at Chapter, WMC, The New Theatre and other localised events.
I enjoy writing about others’ work and I find it encourages and influences my methods when I take to the stage to deliver a performance
Harriet Hopkins
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I run a not-for-profit Writing Group, ‘Scribblers’ – we meet once a month to share all types of writing, give and gain feedback, and generally have a jolly nice time 🙂
I LOVE editing others’ writing, and am always open to submissions from budding screen or prose writers.
I’ve completed a BA(hons) in Creative Writing with Film Studies, and an MA in Creative and Critical Writing, which have given me the ability to critique creative work, as well as create it.
Most recently, I’ve been working behind the scenes on short and feature and films, which we hope will premiere in 2013.
TCWA Admin Officer.
Elin Williams
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  • English Literature graduate of Cardiff University.
  • Love writing, directing and producing my own theatre.
  • Young critic, reviewing in English and Welsh, writing for a personal blog and Wales Arts Review
  • Theatre marketing assistant at a local theatre in the valleys

Rachel Williams
Stage Editor, Buzz | Young Critc | Part Time Civil Servant (to feed my theatrical and literary habits 😉 )
I have completed a BA in Media and Modern Literature and an MA Creative and Media writing.
Currently the Stage Editor for Buzz Magazine and juggling a job to pay the bills.
Always on the look out for new shows or new idea’s, let me know!
Fern Coslett
I am currently an A Level student at Stanwell School in the Vale of Glamorgan. I study media along with psychology and Product design. I hope to be going on to study media communications this September. I have my own personal blog in which I write about my favourite artists or songs in the music Industry. I enjoy deconstructing and analysing media texts; and being a part of young critics has allowed me to pursue this further. .
Bethan James
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“Bethan is a writer and Young Critic currently focusing on scriptwriting projects. She works in the marketing team at a theatre.
Bethan is interested in theatre that incorporates innovative, participatory, and multi-media elements.”
Chelsey Gillard
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Chelsey has been part of the Young Critic’s Scheme since it began in 2010 and is currently studying English and Drama at Cardiff Metropolitan University . She is one of the founding members of Hinge Productions – the university’s drama society and is directing their current production.
As well as writing for the Young Critics Chelsey also regularly contributes to Buzz Magazine and Wales Arts Review. She is passionate about all aspects of theatre and really enjoys innovative and original work, especially physical or circus theatre.
After her degree she hopes to pursue a career in theatre either in a practical sense or as an arts journalist.

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