Ports, Past and Present

Peter Stevenson and Jacob Whittaker

Jacob Whittaker is a sound artist and filmmaker based in Aberteifi, and Peter Stevenson is a writer, illustrator and folklorist from Aberystwyth.

We have worked together on many film-based projects over the years, for AONB Gower, Aberystwyth University, DURESS, Cymerau, and the John Roberts Romany Project.

Peter Stevenson & Jacob Whittaker filming on the clifftops

We plan to base ourselves in Fishguard, making a film and a book about the space between Wales and Ireland, focusing on the people who earn their living on the water, particularly those on and around the ferry. At a time of shifting boundaries and thoughts we aim to give a voice to those more marginalised individuals and forgotten everyday voices, seeking out lesser known and overlooked stories and creating a film that weaves together the visuals of their world with their voices, poetry, sounds, songs and music, old and new.

Work by Jacob Whittaker

Work by Peter Stevenson

Uisce Dŵr Water
Chwedlau o Abergwaun i Ddulyn / Folk Tales from Fishguard to Dublin

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