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GALWAD: A story from our future

26 September - 2 October 2022

GALWAD: A story from our future is a multiplatform, multilingual story set in a possible future world of 2052 – on TV, on digital and on location across Wales.

A glimpse into a future world, told in real time over seven days online, on TV and live from Wales

A multiplatform, multilingual story set in our possible future world of 2052, coming alive in person and on screen

GALWAD Trailer

Discover a different future

Take a trip through time to 2052 with GALWAD: A story from our future, an extraordinary immersion into tomorrow that will come alive on television, online, on TV and on location across Wales.

GALWAD is a story that unfolds over seven days from 26 September 2022. Inspired by The Well-Being of Future Generations (Wales) Act, which puts the rights of future generations at the heart of public decision-making in Wales, GALWAD is created by Wales’s boldest talent in film, TV, creative technologies and live performance in collaboration with communities across Wales – through a process of 'world building' led by Alex McDowell, production designer of films including Minority Report.

Join them, and us, to explore the moral dilemmas of our future – and the possibilities it may present to us all.

GALWAD: A story from our future is co-commissioned by Creative Wales.

When and where

GALWAD is a story told in real-time over seven days from 26 September to 2 October 2022.  The story played out online, on TV and live from Wales, culminating in a Sky Arts special broadcast on 2 October from 4.30pm.

You can still watch the story unfold on GALWAD's YouTube channel here.

You can also explore

  • GALWAD Live which shows the main character Efa’s journey from Swansea, to Merthyr, to Blaenau Ffestiniog in 2022 through a single viewpoint. This was written by Owen Sheers and Emily Burnett, and performed by a young cast.
  • Messages from 2052 are a series of monologues each written by a different Welsh writer, as well as messages from the drama cast
  • Tomos: Tomos’ daily posts give an introduction to each story segment. This playlist also includes his final powerful speech at the beginning of the finale. Performed by Rhodri Meilir

Or go behind the scenes and watch the making of GALWAD 

All content is accessible: choose from closed captions, BSL interpretationEnglish Audio Description and Welsh Audio Description.

I’m pleased to see local talent playing their part to bring this story to audiences across the country.

— Cllr Robert Francis-Davies, Swansea Council