Lauren Williams, our 2020 Dunvant Young Singer is supported by LARS (Loud Applause Rising Stars, www.loudapplauserisingstars.co.uk) and with permission we reproduce her recent submission to their newsletter:-
rly April 2021
This past year has been a difficult one for many people for many different reasons and whilst nothing will replace lost ones or indeed make up for what people have been through, it is very much my hope that things will start to ease for them and I believe that there is a light at the end of the tunnel.
It is my hope to try and bring a little joy through music whether that be in person (when able) or online as music brings many memories and can touch most of us, having lost a very dear member of my family in the last two years Music has been my comfort in sad times and gives me a sense of positivity which I hope may help others.
This has been my first year of University and whilst it has not looked at all how I imagined, I feel blessed to be here, the keywords that come to mind are positivity and gratitude.
It is very much the hope that before the end of the year I will be performing live to a variety of audiences and bring about much needed happiness.
I have a lot to be thankful for and have a lot of people to be thankful to and for this I am grateful and deeply humbled.
All the Best