Can i Gymru winner, Sara Davies performs to film industry giants

On Monday night, March 4th, at a special BAFTA Cymru event in London, Can i Gymru winner Sara Davies performed in a special evening in London honouring Welsh costume designer Lindy Hemming (Wonder Woman / The Dark Knight / Wonka / Casino Royale) and hosted by film director Paul King (Wonka, Paddington 1&2)

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Sara Davies, Lindy Hemming and Paul King attend the BAFTA Cymru: An Audience with Lindy Hemming, photographed by Feruza Afewerki on Monday 3 March 2024 at BAFTA, 195 Piccadilly, London, U.K. (Image ©BAFTA/Feruza Afewerki, 2024).

It was a huge weekend for Sara after winning Can I Gymru live on S4C from Arena Abertawe on Friday night before heading to London to perform to some of the biggest names in the film industry.

Originally from Old Colwyn, she now lives in Llandysul and is a Music, Drama and Wellbeing teacher at Ysgol Henry Richard in Tregaron.

After performing at BAFTA Cymru’s celebrations, which were held at their BAFTA Headquarters in London, Sara Davies said:

“ I felt extremely lucky and excited to be able to sing at the event in front such big names of the film industry – it was an absolute privilege and honou. It was also lovely for them to hear my songs in the Welsh language. A big thank you to BAFTA Cymru for inviting me and for appreciating and giving a platform to Welsh music at events outside Wales. Performing as this years Can i Gymru winner was really special, and I loved telling everyone at the event about the competition and its cultural importance.”

Lindy Hemming

Rebecca Hardy, Interim Head of BAFTA Cymru said:

“With Coco & Cwtch being an annual BAFTA Cymru supporter, we were delighted that one of their talented artists,  Sara Davies, performed on the night and days after winning can i Gymru. We were proud to host the evening alongside Creative Wales to celebrate Welsh talent and Sara’s performance was a wonderful addition alongside Lindy Hemming to fly the flag during Wales Week London.”

Ffion Gruffudd, Coco & Cwtsh Chief Executive said:

“We were delighted that BAFTA Cymru invited Sara Davies to perform at their annual St David’s celebrations this year. It was an amazing opportunity for Sara to showcase her talents outside of Wales. We’re also thrilled that she won Can i Gymru on St David’s day and super excited and proud that Sara is part of our label.

After releasing her first song ‘Robin Goch’ which was chosen as Track of the Week on BBC Radio Cymru last year, Sara is now working on her first album which will be released later this year. Her Can i Gymru winning song, ‘Ti’ will be released at 5pm on Friday, March 8th.

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