Dan: Excellent! Well I’ll promote it for you as much as I can, and I’m sure VCS Cymru can help as well. We’ll talk about that more after the show. Whilst we’re still here, can you tell me about any particular stories that have jumped out to you through this project at all?
Samanta: So when we have the event we try to have as much variation as possible, as much diversity as possible. Some previous books we’ve had, for example, have been a Butetown resident talking about the history of the neighbourhood. We’ve had rape victims, people suffering from and overcoming a stammer, former drug and alcohol addicts, someone devoting themselves to doing good deeds and trying to encourage others to do so. So it’s whatever you can think of basically, of course we need to find more books to get involved but we want as many stories to be told as possible.
Dan: It sounds like you’ve got some very real stories coming out of this project.
Thom (see the SWS interview): It sounds very courageous. Dan, what would the title of your book be?
Dan: Ummmmm, Uhhh….”Big, Bearded and Bold”. There you go. Alexandra, were going to say something?
Alexandra: Yes, I wanted to introduce some of the books we will have this Saturday. We will actually have the oldest female skydiver in the world. She’s actually in the Guinness World Record book. She definitely challenges some assumptions you might have about old age.
Dan: How old is she?
Alexandra: 84 I think.
Dan: 84! Jumping into spandex and jumping out of a plane hey!
Alexandra: And a few others for example, someone who was registered as blind and depressed at 26 and wants to share their story.
Dan: That sounds really interesting as well. So it’s this Saturday (20th May) at Cardiff Central Library.
Samanta: It’s from 12 noon until 4pm and it’s on the fourth floor, there should be posters around to direct you.
Dan: So just head into central library and if you don’t see the poster just ask at reception and they’ll know where to direct you.
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