THREE artists from the Rhayader area have combined forces to create an exciting new stage show using storytelling, shadow puppetry and music and song, at the town’s Lost ARC venue this Sunday afternoon, October 13.

'The Box of Lights and Dreams' will be presented by Kama Roberts on storytelling, James Jones-Morris on puppetry, and Jim Elliott on music, together as 'Emergency Turtle'.

The performance follows the folk story of the 'Three Sisters of Plynlimon' - the rivers Wye, Severn and Ystwyth - as they set off from their mountain home on new adventures.

It incorporates lesser known folk stories from Mid Wales as well as some from Venezuela and Africa.

The show, presented with the support of the Arts Council Wales Night Out scheme, starts at 4pm and tickets can be bought via The Lost Arc website or reserved via 07984 264869.

It also marks the opening of James Jones Morris’ shadow puppets art exhibition being held in the Lost ARC cafe, so go early for food, drinks, cakes and for the opportunity to see and buy James’ work.

The show mesmerised audiences when premiered at Newcastle Emlyn where an audience member described it as “together they created a world of wonder and imagination”.

Kama Roberts said: “We were blown away by the response we got in Newcastle Emlyn. I am so proud to be working on local stories with such gifted local artists and delighted to have found a way to combine our different art forms so effectively.

“We have been lucky to have been mentored by Michael Harvey who is one of the UK’s top storytellers. He thinks we are the only group to be making this style of work, so it is utterly unique. He has really helped us find the the most effective ways of working together.

“We are really pleased to be performing in the Lost ARC which we think is one of Powys’ hottest venues. This event really feels like a celebration of what Mid Wales has within it and we hope this show will have a successful journey in Powys,Wales and beyond."