Legacy & Challenge, the 25th anniversary festival of the Magdalena Project, opened last night at Chapter Arts Centre in Cardiff

The launch featured a presentation by Susan Bassnett, the launch of the anniversary book TheMagdalenaProject@25 - Legacy and Challenge, and the launch of the new web site, www.themagdalenaproject.org.

Following the opening we were treated to the performances "The Threat of Silence" directed by Jill Greenhalgh, and "Dream Through Your Singing Mouth" by Helen Chadwick.

The daily conferences, from 2-4pm UK time, will be streamed via the new web site. And today, Wednesday 17th, from 12-1pm UK time there will be a programme of streaming-in - short presentations from Magdalenas around the world. The streams are accessible to everyone who has internet access - follow the links on the home page of the web site: www.themagdalenaproject.org.

Thank you very much to everyone who helped to make the new web site happen: Steve Allison for the design, Agnez Bewer for the Drupal magic, Miff Moore for preparing the Open Page articles, all of the testers & proof-readers and especially all of the donors who have contributed (we have now reached our target!).

Please register on the new site and start contributing - we will help you to do this but please note that if you just email your notices to webqueen@themagdalenaproject.org they will NOT be posted, as you can now do this yourself!

Helen Varley Jamieson and Valentina Tibaldi