Wales Millennium Centre – Opening Weekend:
Stifyn Parri was Creative Producer for the opening weekend of WMC, working alongside Bryn Terfel. The Opening Celebrations consisted of the Cymry for the World Honours, an Outdoor Spectacular and Firework Extravaganza, with the weekend culminating in a Royal Gala. Broadcast by BBC Wales and Worldwide News coverage.
Millennium Stadium – Welcome 2 Wales Ryder Cup Gala Concert
Stifyn staged his concept as an impressive showcase of Welsh talent to the world. The extravaganza featured Catherine Zeta-Jones, Dame Shirley Bassey, Katherine Jenkins, Ioan Gruffudd, Steve Jones, His Royal Highness – Prince of Wales, The Right Honourable Carwyn Jones – First Minister of Wales, and both the European and American Teams led by Captain Colin Montgomerie and Captain Corey Pavin. Broadcast by Sky 1 and Sky Arts.
TV Entertainment Programmes
Stifyn has secured many commissions, created and staged varying concepts ranging from Guinness World Record Variety stage shows to community challenge reality series. He is proud to have collaborated with most of Wales’ most prominent independent television companies on these productions resulting in broadcasts on BBC, ITV, S4C, Sky 1 and Sky Arts.
As Creative Producer Stifyn has been responsible for launch events such as Liberty Stadium -Swansea, John Lewis, ATRiuM, Hugo Boss, Tiger Tiger and Ikea –Cardiff , Bangor University’s 125th Celebrations and Hinterland and Cyw for TV. He has also created events to promote S4C, Waterstone Homes, Honda, Plaid Cymru, The National, Urdd and Llangollen International Eisteddfods, St David’s , Hilton and Park Plaza Hotels, Pier 64, BMW Mini, Ty Hafan, Universal Music, Cardiff Mardi Gras and Tom” A Story of Tom Jones the Musical.
Stifyn created and managed the globally renowned Welsh Expat Social Welsh and Sexy Society (SWS) for over 10 years, with events in London, Spain, New York and Russia. This social networking concept attracted over five thousand members including Dame Sian Phillips, Bryn Terfel, Catherine Zeta Jones, Matthew Rhys, Ioan Gruffudd and many more while capturing the attention of TV and news coverage and publications ranging from Heat Magazine to Tattler.
Over the years Stifyn has created and staged awards ceremonies such as the Wales Tourist Board Awards, St David Awards, Princes Trust Cymry Awards, Welsh Contact Centre Awards, Welsh Music Awards and eleven BAFTA Cymru Awards, securing all citation readers, entertainers and major celebrity appearances.
“After several lifetimes trying to cope with our insane profession, I would like to put on record that I have never worked with a producer more professionally equipped, more hard-working, more inventive, more caring than you.”