Friday 14th November, 6.30pm for a 6.45pm start.
THIS EVENT IS FREE AND OPEN ONLY TO TICKET HOLDERS FOR Gravity & Levity's Rites of War
(Please note due to unforeseen circumstances this pre-show disccussion has moved from Saturday 15th November to Friday 14th November at 6.45pm).
David Loyn, Foreign Correspondent for the BBC joins Artistic Director Lindsey Butcher for a special pre-show discussion about his involvement in the making of Rites of War and how his experiences fed into the creative process; audiences will also get an insight into David’s 30 year career covering conflicts around the world.
Please note that whilst this event is free to ticket holders of Rites of War, it is a ticketed event and places are limited so must be pre-booked to avoid disappointment.
Listen to David talk about his involvement in the play to BBC Radio Wales (starts 2min 11 seconds in)
About David Loyn
David Loyn is a foreign correspondent for the BBC and an authority on Afghan history. He has won major awards for both TV and radio reporting during more than 30 years in the field, including being named Royal Television Society Journalist of the Year. He has covered conflicts across the world, including Iraq, Kashmir, Bosnia, Kosovo, Sri Lanka and Gaza. He has secured unparalleled access to the war in Afghanistan, a country he has been visiting since 1994.He was the only foreign journalist with the Taliban when they took Kabul in 1996, and reported from behind their lines in 2007.
Since April 2013 he has been based in Kabul. His first book Frontline:The True Story of the British Mavericks Who Changed the Face of War Reporting was shortlisted for the Orwell Prize in 2005. His second book Butcher and Bolt: Two Hundred Years of Foreign Engagement in Afghanistan was published in 2008. David Loyn has collaborated with Darshan Singh Bhuller on a number of projects before, including Planted Seeds.
Image © Mark Morreau: David Loyn and Gravity and Levity working in The Point's Creation Space