Act 53 NidumTheatre,Neath Port Talbot College


Memory, Dedication and Community 
Act 53 3.30pm Monday 22 April 2013
A Collective and Multi-Lingual Recitation,
Nidum Theatre, Nidum Arts Centre, Neath Campus, Neath Port Talbot College
Dwr y felin Road, Neath, Wales,  SA10 7RF
Presented in partnership by South Wales Police and Neath Port Talbot College

Act 53 Co-Recitors just after the recitation, Nidum Theatre, 22.04.2013 photo Bernard G Mills

Act 53

Article 1 Lesley Blower English
Article 2 Donna Cardy  British Sign Language 
Article 3 Linda Hopkins
Article 3 Joanna Lesiak  Polish
Article 4 Hannah Jenkins

Article 4 Rhys Thomas English 
Article 4 Julie Stapleton English
Article 5 Nicola Morgan 
Article 5 Holly Fisher
Article 5 Angharad Rees Welsh
Article 6 
Jacqui Davies  English
Article 7 Chris Beaumont English
Article 8 Evin Leyshon English
Article 9 Chris Beaumont Catalan
Article 9 Ringaile Jinkawauskaite Lithuainian
Article 10 Monica Ross English
Article 11 Shirley Davies English
Article 12
Sunny Bamra Punjabi
Article 12 Chris Beaumont Castilian
Article 13  Monica Ross English

Article 14  Monica Ross 
Article 15  Monica Ross 
Article 16 Dawn  and Sebastian Mather-Nicholson
Article 17 Emily Williams
Article 18
Pam Evans
Article 19 Adele Ottilie-Jones English
Article 20 Tony Powe English
Article 21 Josey Lee Benson CookEnglish 

Article 24 Jan Jones Welsh
Article 25 Monica RossEnglish
Article 26
Lesley BlowerEnglish
Article 27 Mike Mainwaring English 
Article 28 Monica Ross English
Article 29 Monica Ross English
Article 30 Monica Ross English

Sunny Bamra signing the co-Recitors List, Pam Evans of Peace Mala to the left. photo Matthew Williams

Many Thanks To

All the Co-Recitors and everyone who came;  to Lesley Blower, Senior Officer, Diversity, Neath Port Talbot College; Nicola Morgan, Principal Diversity Officer, Equality and Diversity Unit, South Wales Police for their meticulous and passionate work in initiating and realising Act 53 ; Nidum Theatre Technicians Mark Fader and Craig Peters; NPTC Photographer Mark Williams; Donna Clutterbuck, Samantha Thompson and Bridget Daly; and to all the staff, students and colleagues at Neath Port Talbot College and South Wales Police who supported the development and realisation of Act 53 and contributed to this impressive, varied and warm  recitation.

more photos coming soon and Lesley has also posted a great set on the College Facebook page

Bi-Lingual Poster/ leaflet of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights / Datganiad Cyffredinol o Hawliau Dynol in Welsh and English
Please Click on the image above to download a file which can be printed as either an A1 poster or A3 folded leaflet.
This  flyer was produced for Act 49, the first recitation in Wales, in Experimentica Festival 2012, Chapter, Cardiff 24.11.2012



8 Responses to “ Act 53 NidumTheatre,Neath Port Talbot College ”

  1. monica on 24/04/2013 at 12:04

    Dear All,
    it was an honour and privilege to work with you on monday to produce Act 53. Many thanks to you all for such a beautiful and meaningful recitation. And especially to Lesley and Nicola for creating the opportunity and bringing us all together. For now have just posted a group pic on Facebook here: and the article list and page above will be updated with more photos asap.
    very best wishes,

  2. Pam Evans on 22/03/2013 at 14:25

    Peace Mala

    “Creative Education that Empowers and Embraces All
    Uniting the World in Peace”

    Peace Mala is an award winning project for peace that I began in 2001, in response to the racial and religious bullying of pupils in my school that came out of the 9/11 aftermath.
    A Peace Mala is a symbolic double rainbow bracelet that promotes friendship, respect and peace between people of all cultures, lifestyles, faiths, beliefs and none. It is a vision for the future. Wearing the Peace Mala is a promise to help create a better world.

    When creating the design for the Peace Mala bracelet I was aware that the rainbow is an important symbolic link between heaven and earth in many cultures. Rainbows are rare and magical and double rainbows even more so. I also realised that the rainbow design would appeal especially to children and young people. Interestingly, when Peace Mala was launched in the UNA Wales Temple of Peace in Cardiff on Wednesday 27th November 2002, a double rainbow appeared in the sky after the ceremonies had finished. Those of us who were present felt it was an auspicious sign.
    The Peace Mala bracelet comprises of fourteen coloured beads with a central white or frosted white bead strung between symbolic knots. The central white bead represents the wearer. The final single bead is used as a toggle to bring the bracelet around the wearer’s wrist. This represents unity, harmony and peace.

    Peace Mala focuses on the Golden Rule. Its intention is to educate and remind everyone that this rule is recognised by many scholars, teachers and philosophers. It is also universal to all compassionate faiths. Simply stated, it is:
    “Treat others as you would wish them to treat you.”
    This is the central message of the Peace Mala bracelet. Its intention is to cut through all forms of prejudice, to confront bullying, to support human rights and to celebrate what makes us different from each other. Fourteen spiritual traditions, along with their individual versions of the Golden Rule, are represented on the bracelet.

    The word ‘mala’ is Sanskrit and means ‘garland of flowers’. In the East a mala is a string of beads used in meditation or prayer as each bead or ‘flower’ focuses on a prayer or mantra. The rainbow beads on this mala of peace focus on the golden rule. They also represent the human family in all its glorious diversity and Divine potential.

    Peace Mala is a non-political, non-religious charitable organisation. We do not support any political party, movement or belief system over any other. Our aim is to contribute to education for global citizenship by inviting all people to treat each other with respect regardless of race, colour, religion, gender, sexuality, size, age or ability. Our compassionate wish is for people, animals and the environment to be at peace.

    Peace Mala Accreditation for Schools, Youth Groups and Community Groups is awarded when seven areas of action have been completed successfully as outlined in the teacher, youth or community leader self assessment form available on our website. These seven areas fit into the heart-centre of a school, youth group or community group’s values system and are in line with the objectives and vision of Peace Mala.

    Please join us on the Peace Mala journey and help create a better and more compassionate world. Be an instrument of peace, hope and healing. Together we can make a difference.

    With my love and every blessing,

    Pam Evans
    Founder of Peace Mala

    Peace Mala

    Registered Charity No 1118053

    Endorsed by His Holiness The Dalai Lama of Tibet and Archbishop Emeritus Desmond Tutu

    Tel: +44(0) 01792 774225

    • monica on 23/03/2013 at 11:25

      Dear Pam, many thanks for sharing this information with us about Peace Mala, monica

    • lesley on 24/04/2013 at 11:21

      I am still on a high after the wonderful event on Monday!
      am thrilled to have met so many wonderful people and just sorry that we could not have stayed longer. Thanks to all for the time and effort involved.
      please stay in touch
      Lesley :)

  3. Pam Evans on 21/03/2013 at 11:49

    Dear Lesley,

    Thank you for your e-mail about this important event. As articles one and two are incorporated in the first message of the Peace Mala bracelet, I will be honoured to read article 2 ( seeing as you are already reading article 1).

    Article 18 is about freedom of thought, conscience and religion…this also fits perfectly with the vision and message of Peace Mala. I will be honoured to read this as well if you wish me to.

    Every blessing,
    Pam Evans
    Founder of Peace Mala

    • monica on 21/03/2013 at 12:39

      Dear Pam,
      Monica here, Thank you so much . It would be great if you wanted to memorise and recite Article 18 as well- I’ve put you down for it above for now, but feel free to change your mind.
      I wondered if you would be able to briefly write something here about Peace Mala? – I’m sorry to say i don’t know anything about it so would like to find out more and guess that might be the case for others?
      thank you and best wishes,

      • monica on 21/03/2013 at 16:48

        no worries, not sure what happened there but the info is there now, thanks for spotting that!

  4. monica on 15/03/2013 at 12:25

    Many thanks to you for inviting us Lesley!- it’s a great bonus to be able to come back to Wales again and develop this recitation with you and Nicola and your colleagues and students.