(You can read a transcript of the breakfast session of Hugh Hughes in…#HughQs here)
@hughhughes: Hello. I’m back to answer any questions and enjoy my lunch with you.
@Jhshelton: What do you love best about Wales?
@hughhughes: What I love best is the wind off the Irish Sea and the language.
@TRPlymouth: if you could pull anything out of a hat Hugh, what would it be?
@hughhughes: From a hat I would most like to pull a salmon pink cloud that had the power to transport us wherever we wanted to go.
@hughhughes: On that cloud I would go through the Alps.
@helloHoipolloi: Couple more Qs from Facebook. One asking when you’re next in Ireland (from Christine Browne) and the other when you might be in Milton Keynes (from Tony Ffitch).
@hughhughes: There are no fixed plans to return to Milton Keynes or Ireland. This means that I will probably be in both places soon.
@chrisgrady: 1 supporter @theatreroyalbse is going walk around Anglesey to raise money for our educ prog – any tips?
@hughhughes: Go round anti-clockwise and keep looking to the right. Wear good socks.
@hughhughes: Walking round Anglesey could be longer than you think. There is a huge dispute about the length of it’s circumference.
@hughhughes: Anglesey’s coastline has an elasticity that changes its size.
@littelsack: Whence arises all that order and beauty which we see in the world?
@hughhughes: Fascinating to put order and beauty together like this. Admit I am confused by use of whence. Could you clarify?
@jakeyoh: What do you make @HughHughes of natural disasters. Are they poetic or frightening reminders of how fragile the world is?
@hughhughes: Poetry can tap into fragility. Natural disasters are natural disasters. Sometimes a fact is simply a fact. Words don’t always work.
@hesaidtalent: I am lovin #HughQs.
@TRPlymouth: was your recent haircut a success, Hugh?!
@hughhughes: Here’s my new haircut.
What do you think?
@TRPlymouth: a resounding success 🙂
@grenvillepenn: Hi @hughhughes, please could you tell us what makes you most excited about making new work?
@hughhughes: Making new work is time to find out what’s going on. It gives time for things to rise to surface. It’s like a good swim in new water.
@onescoop: who came up with the #HughQs pun? As it is MARVELLOUS.
@hughhughes: That is the work of the wonderous @scbedford. He works at Hoipolloi who are producing my work and made me their resident artist.
@jorgelizalde: How many man apart of you have came out from anglesey?
@hughhughes: There is a trend of young people leaving the island at a rate of 500 per year. I have a friend in Norway who comes from a village.
@jorgelizalde: How many man apart of you have came out from anglesey swimming?
@hughhughes: Recent figures suggest that 3 men per month on average since 2007 have swam off the island onto the Lleyn peninsula.
@jorgelizalde: Did you remember your timing? you might be holding a guinness record!
@hughhughes: Timing is sometimes based on memory. Sometimes it is not. When it is not, it arrives unannounced. Like Arwel.
@crudden: What style of swimming did you and they do – free, breast, back, butterfly? Or do you have your own special style?
@hughhughes: I swam breast stroke off the island. I devised my own training methods however. It resembled planting huge bulbs in the earth.
@hellohoipolloi: Twm has arrived in the office during #HughQs. He’s looking for some tippex although he promises it’s not to correct a mistake on his laptop.
@hannahnicklin Do you ever feel lonely making your work? Is that a reason you usually have a co-conspirator?
@hughhughes: I can become isolated in my studio. Sioned says I go into quarantine. Aled says that sounds like a fruit.
@hughhughes: Working alone is very different from working with others. I look forward to taking my work to others after I’ve been alone with it.
@jorgelizalde: Do you have a project developed that will never be shared?
@hughhughes: Some projects feel very intimate. It is interesting to look for ways of sharing them. Sometimes things have to wait…
@grenvillepenn: What do you look forward to the most in life?
@hughhughes: I most look forward to that party. The one we’re all going to have. I’ve been to some like the one.
@hughhughes: Story of A Rabbit is based on my experience of the death of my father which is a true story, fact, moment, event.
@jakeyoh: What have you learnt from your time using Twitter?
@hughhughes: Twitter has taught me more about the simplicity of communication. It has taught me to remeasure the world.
@hellohoipolloi: Just found a great clip from @hughhughes’ archive. Very lunch appropriate! Will see if Hugh remembers what happened that day…
@hughhughes: Pushing a business forward can result in a variety of activity
@grenvillepenn: That’s the best lunch I’ve had in ages, shared with @hughhughes and twitter. Thank you everyone at #HughQs
@hughhughes: Thank you for joining me for lunchtime questions. I look forward to joining you at 5.30 for a teatime #HughQs session.
(The transcript of the final Hugh Hughes in…#HughQs session is here)