CAERPHILLY THEATRE & ARTS SERVICE Annual Report 2016
COAL by Gary Clarke Company. Credit Joe Armitage
Engagement Figures 23,932 people
participated in arts activities
£291,200 external funding accessed through grant applications and partnership working
people engaged with the arts through our service
audience members attended our events
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£410,200 earned income
OVERVIEW OF BLACKWOOD MINERS’ INSTITUTE ACTIVITY
ARTS COUNCIL WALES FUNDING BMI joined the portfolio of 67 revenue funded organisations in April 2016; the additional funding has enabled us to develop and improve our programme, which has been delighting audiences this year.
For the first time ever I pre-booked 5 shows in advance in September… There were at least five more shows on the list that I could happily have attended. Best value entertainment venue in South Wales!
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Always excellent performances on at Blackwood, excellent value for money, great friendly experience all year round. Da iawn
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BLACKWOOD MINERS’ INSTITUTE PRESENTED 178 PERFORMANCES DURING THE YEAR. Highlights from the programme include… THE REVLON GIRL Critically acclaimed in London’s West End, this sensitive, thoughtprovoking and deeply moving play and was based on real-life events and to coincide with the anniversary of the Aberfan mining disaster of 1966.
I feel honoured to have been one of their pit wives. @GaryClarkeUK has embraced the heart of the community. Thank you. #reconnected
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COAL Award winning choreographer Gary Clarke brought COAL to Blackwood in November 2016, a powerful and emotional dance theatre show about life at the coal face. It was performed by 7 professional dancers, a local cast of women, and featuring members of Tredegar Town Band, in a story about community, solidarity and survival.
All our family productions included wrap around activities in the foyer for families to enjoy together, including arts and crafts, puppet making, and a very special visit by some owls (to accompany THE OWL AND THE PUSSYCAT’S TREASURY OF NONSENSE) courtesy of the Welsh Owl and Wildlife Sanctuary.
What a fabulous place for children with special needs. I brought my daughter (who has ASD) to the relaxed performance of the Owl and the Pussycat. I was so impressed too that we received a visual story of the building etc. The staff were ASD trained, and the actors interacted with the children in a remarkable way. 4 Overview of Blackwood Miners’ Institute
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THEATRE FOR CHILDREN, YOUNG PEOPLE, AND FAMILIES We presented 41 performances for children and families, demonstrating our commitment to be a leading theatre that presents work for young people. Productions included SHINY and SPONGE, two interactive productions aimed at babies and the very young; two sold out performances of THE STICK MAN; and Martyn Geraint’s WELSH IS MAGIC which toured into 16 schools in the county. Three relaxed performances were programmed, specifically designed to welcome people who benefit from a more relaxed performance environment, including people with an Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD), sensory and communication disorders, or a learning disability.
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COMPANY OF WOLVES at Cwmcarn Forest This unique outdoor theatre show created specifically for runners and walkers gave audiences something a little bit different! Based on Angela Carter’s classic collection of stories, audiences could choose to be a hunter (runner) or a gatherer (walker) treading carefully along the forest path, where Burn The Curtain’s tale was told along the way.
PANTOMIME We welcomed a staggering 15,377 audience members for the festive panto season, smashing all previous ticket sales records. The ever popular Owen Money starred in Beauty and the Beast, and performed an impressive 48 shows.
Went to watch Beauty and the Beast first time we’ve ever been to Blackwood to watch a panto, and got to say a big thank you to everyone it was the best panto we’ve seen in years.
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Just took part in the Company of Wolves in Cwmcarn forest and it was absolutely fabulous. I can’t wait for this theatre company to come back. It was totally amazing.
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Co-Productions and Artist support For the seventh year running we co-produced with Black RAT Productions and RCT Theatres, and took a production on a national tour of Wales. BOUNCERS, a classic comedy by John Godber opened at Blackwood Miners’ Institute before touring to 15 other theatres.
We also supported and worked in association with artists and companies to bring their ideas to fruition, for example THE GOOD EARTH by Motherlode which enjoyed a successful run in New York before touring all over Wales, and Leeway Productions’ pilot project of TEN MINUTE MUSICALS, an idea for the development of new musical theatre presented at the Other Room in Cardiff.
2,811 people saw our productions on tour around Wales
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We also developed two new co-producing relationships; JASON & THE ARGONAUTS, a new version of the classic legend adapted by Mark Williams for families, and KISS ME LIKE YOU MEAN IT a play written by Broadchurch and Doctor Who writer, Chris Chibnall and directed by Angharad Lee. Both productions were explored through research and development, and presented to testbed audiences, with the hope to develop them to full production in the future.
Dementia Friendly Blackwood Miners’ Institute became the first accredited Dementia Friendly Theatre in Wales. The theatre became Dementia Friendly following several months of close partnership working with the Alzheimer’s Society to ensure that the venue complies with the high standards required to receive such prestigious status, including all staff being trained as ‘Dementia Friends’. During the year, we offered Dementia Friendly events including a tea dance and a Dementia friendly performance by Only Men Aloud singer Ross Leadbeater during Dementia Awareness week.
Survivors Project Creu Cymru, the development agency for theatres and arts centres in Wales, was awarded a People and Places grant of £240,000 from The Big Lottery, to roll out the Survivors Project. The project matches up inclusive theatre company Chickenshed with regional theatre venues across Wales, including Blackwood Miners’ Institute, and supports those organisations to work with individuals who have experienced domestic abuse, in a series of workshops and intensive creative sessions over an 18-month period.
Our staff also raised £32 for the Alzheimer’s’ Society in December by dressing up as elves for ELF DAY. 7 Overview of Blackwood Miners’ Institute
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Marina Newth, our Deputy Theatre Manager has since gone on to become a Dementia Champion, and is accredited to deliver Dementia Friend training as well as offering monthly Dementia Friend information sessions for people in the local community.
The kids are really grateful for the experience and are buzzing today. They’ve already been asking if they can do it again. It was such a great experience for them.
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Takeover Day 10th November was a Kids in Museums national Takeover Day; a day on which children and young people are offered a unique experience of being in charge of a museum or cultural venue, working alongside staff and being given meaningful roles for the day. Young people participate fully in the work of the organisation, making decisions and providing valuable contributions. We invited year 10 and 11 from Heolddu Comprehensive School to take over our building for a concert by Allan yn y Fan. The young people took on roles such as ushers, box office receptionists, duty manager, sound engineers, and stage managers, as well as performing their own music and dance pieces to the public audience. We were super impressed by the way that the young people took their responsibilities seriously, and put in lots of hard work to make sure that the night went smoothly. We are so delighted that one of the students, Luke Nicholls, has since joined the front of house team on a volunteering placement, gaining lots of experience and new skills.
Decisive Moments In October half term we hosted the Decisive Moments Photography and Dance residency, where five local participants spent a week attending photography or dance workshops, with the photographers focussing on street photography and capturing contemporary dance, and the dancers attending high quality dance and choreography workshops with professional dancers.
Community Dance Showcase Over 230 participants from 11 dance schools and groups performed in the annual Community Dance Showcase, in front of 585 audience members. The demand to perform in this year’s showcase was so high that we had to increase the number of performances from three to four. Shared Technical Apprentice Scheme With funding from from the Andrew Lloyd Webber Foundation, the Wales Millennium Centre has been leading on a joint technical apprenticeship scheme, offering nine technical apprenticeship placements in theatres across Wales. In June 2016, Joshua Purnell-Jones was selected to join the technical team at Blackwood Miners’ Institute for his 12 month apprenticeship placement, gaining valuable experience, and working towards his City and Guilds Level 3 Certificate in Technical Theatre, Sound, Light and Stage.
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Hosting community groups and events Throughout the year we hosted many, many community groups, providing them with support to present their work in a professional environment with full technical support, including Blackwood Musical Theatre Society, Markham Band, Risca Male Choir, and Mynyddislwyn Male Choir.
OVERVIEW OF ARTS DEVELOPMENT ACTIVITY
We have several cross-county partnership agreements in place, which help us to access additional funding, expertise, and enable us to provide more opportunities for people to participate in exciting, cutting edge work.
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The Arts Development team have once again seen a large increase in people benefitting from our work compared to previous years; this is mainly due to our success in accessing external funding for extended provision in new areas such as for the Dance Apprentice and the Creative Pathways project, which included Caerphilly Youth Theatre and the ArtSpark! â€˜More able and talentedâ€™ programmes.
IMPROVING MENTAL AND PHYSICAL HEALTH
Dance Apprenticeship Utilising an Arts Council Wales grant, during 2015/16 we offered an apprenticeship opportunity in community dance, which was focused largely on improving the mental and physical health of older people in residential homes, care homes and sheltered accommodation. Our dance apprentice, Bethan Ryland, has been exceptional in delivering engaging sessions focussed on getting people more physically and socially active and improving mental well-being through dance.
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Inside Out Cymru Inside Out Cymru, a community arts and mental health charity, goes from strength to strength and is now delivering regular arts and mental health activity across 4 of the 5 Aneurin Bevan University Health Board areas. The project is a key part of the Gwent Mental Health Alliance and has recently won the tender to provide mental health day services for the Health Board. Caerphilly Arts service still offers strategic support by sitting on the Board of Trustees, and recent developments include new funding accessed and new staff in place, which will help to drive the charity forwards.
SUPPORTING THE CREATIVE INDUSTRIES
These young musicians have also been supported in developing promotional skills and ran a gig at Lewis School with the assistance of the Young Promoters Network at RCT Cultural Services. You can listen to Alex Stacey and Ofelias’ music or keep up to date with their current projects by following the link www.forteproject.co.uk/forte2016/ Caerphilly Arts Week In collaboration with the Rural Development Plan team, Caerphilly Arts Week promoted artists and venues across the Caerphilly Borough, through arranging an exhibition promoting their work and practice at Ty Penallta. This was used as a way of raising the artists’ profile and aims to increase sales of work.
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The Forté Project In collaboration with Arts Connect partners, and thanks to additional funding from Arts Council Wales, the Forté Project which ran over 2015/16 took 10 emerging bands or singersongwriters from Rhondda Cynon Taff, Caerphilly, Merthyr Tydfil, Bridgend and the Vale of Glamorgan, who then worked alongside assigned industry mentors to support the artists on their journey at a critical point in their musical career. The selected artists from Caerphilly, Alex Stacey and Ofelia, have gained valuable experience from song-writing workshops, industry related seminars, signposted opportunities, access to rehearsal space, recording sessions, bespoke audience development support, and a range of unique live opportunities throughout the year. Since working with Forte, Alex Stacey has been signed to Covert Talent, a career management company that supports emerging artists.
Wales International Documentary Film Festival (WIDF) In May 2016, WIDF was launched to support documentary filmmakers and raise the aspirations and skill levels of young people across Wales through the delivery of an international film festival and a year round programme of activities in the community. Using Blackwood Miners’ Institute and the Maxime Cinema as a focal point for the festival, over 600 people from all over the UK and Europe attended a series of screening, masterclasses, training and networking events across three days. At the BAFTA CYMRU ‘meet the commissioner’s event’, 20 local filmmakers were able to meet decision makers from BBC, Channel 4, S4C and VICE Online in order to discuss projects and development plans. The festival also offered a large number of volunteering opportunities to students from higher and further Education establishments to help run the event.
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Holocaust Memorial Exhibition A creative empty shop project opened on the 22nd January in the Market Arcade in Blackwood. This project marked Holocaust Memorial Day with an exhibition of poignant artwork and poetry from local school pupils from Cwmcarn High School, Blackwood Comprehensive School and Risca Community Comprehensive School, alongside professional artist David Garner. The exhibition presented works from the pupils together with Garner’s artwork ‘B is for Defiance’, an exact replica of the sign at Auschwitz. Over 50 pupils were involved and over 150 people attended the exhibition. A special event took place at 11am on Wednesday 27 January to officially mark Holocaust Memorial Day, the international day of remembrance for victims of the Holocaust and other genocides. During the exhibition, people coming to view the work were asked to take a card with the name of someone who lost their life during the holocaust, and then were encouraged to walk across the sign on the floor to show their defiance against fascism before pinning the name to the opposite wall.
LEARNING, ENGAGEMENT AND YOUNG PEOPLE ArtSpark! This scheme aimed to discover and develop More Able and Talented (MAT) pupils and help them aspire to a career in the creative industries. It continued in 2016 year with funding from Arts Council Wales. The intention of the scheme was to nurture talent and enthusiasm for the Arts starting at primary education level, and to create a network of learning and support right the way through a young person’s school career. ArtSpark aimed to build and develop skills and to signpost the young people onto further opportunities and initiatives such as Criw Celf, the Caerphilly Youth Theatre or National Youth Arts as they progress. It allowed young people to meet professionals working in the field, and learn about a range of artistic skills. In addition to the 55 enrolled on the scheme in 2015 we took on a further 35 members during 2016. The project took place in venues across the county including Aberbargoed Grasslands Education Centre for an outdoor raku firing, Bedwas Workmen’s Hall for performance and film work, as well as organised trips further afield to venues like Rubicon Dance studios. We also had 3 of our visual artists successfully complete their Arts Award Explore, a qualification that offers accreditation for arts skills.
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It’s My Shout 2016 Now in its 14th year, this annual project gave many young people the opportunity to gain real work experience working on short films produced by the BBC & S4C. The project provides hands on training for young people in roles such as actors, runners, editors, sound, lighting, production costume and design, alongside industry professionals. During 2016 nine films were made and 120 participants from the Caerphilly Borough were given opportunities to work on films. Participants were also signposted on to further opportunities within the industry in film and TV. A high profile awards ceremony and premiere screenings was held at the Wales Millennium in November 2016, to which all the participants, partners, and CCBC’s Deputy Mayor were invited.
Caerphilly Youth Theatre During 2016 we ran 3 groups of Caerphilly Youth Theatre (CYT) in Blackwood, Bedwas, and Newbridge, and the membership continued to steadily increase. There are now around 60 members regularly attending sessions.
CYT were recently successful on the prestigious National Theatre’s nationwide youth theatre festival, Connections. Each year the NT offers a unique opportunity for youth theatres and school theatre groups to stage 10 new plays written for young people by some of theatre’s most exciting playwrights, and to perform in leading theatres across the UK. CYT members selected the play BLACKOUT by Davey Anderson. The production was performed locally in Blackwood Miners’ Institute in March, and then again in the partner venue, Sherman Cymru in April. 10 youth companies were finally selected to perform at the NT in London, and although CYT narrowly missed out on being selected for the finals they came in second place for their version of the selected play. We are incredibly proud of the group and the level of skill they put into the show. The project also provided opportunities for two of the group leaders to attend a training weekend in London, where they met the playwright and other companies working on the same piece. Two Welsh language youth theatre groups were piloted in the year, Theatr Ieuenctid and Theatr i Blant, and due to their success we are planning to establish these groups as regular sessions in 2017.
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All three groups recently came together to perform their annual large scale production at Blackwood Miners’ Institute; this year it was the popular musical GREASE. This was the highest quality, most successful show yet and we sold more tickets than any of our previous years. As well as performing in the show we also gave the young people the opportunity of working backstage and on the set, props, costume design and construction. We also gave work experience to two recent graduates who wanted to gain skills in theatre.
Drama is a creative outlet where I’ve made lots of friends and improved my confidence.
Due to the quality and quantity of our writers engaged in Writer’s Squads, the Welsh National Opera invited members to take part in developing text for their World War 1 Piece IN PARENTHISIS. Their text was translated into verse sung during the Opera. During the summer a special residency took place in Llancaiach Fawr Manor house with local poet and writer, Clare.e.potter. During the year the squad also worked with performance poet Rufus Mufasa and local publisher Burst Publishing on creating a poetry anthology on the theme of Refugees, to raise money for Save the Children. Big Cheese Our cultural programming for the Great Hall during the Big Cheese included a quality range of work, involving choirs, harpists, and showcased the exceptional work by musicians involved with the Forte project, drawing large audiences into the hall.
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Young Writers’ Squads In 2016 Caerphilly’s Young People’s Writers squads started another new squad comprised of pupils in years 5 and 6 of Primary school. This brings the number of young writers up to 44 working in the medium of English and 12 through the medium of Welsh- aged between 9 and 14 years old.
Music Boot Camp We ran a week long music boot camp for young people interested in a career in music. It was delivered by musician Dan Evans from local band ‘Peasants King ‘(a BBC Horizons artist) who offered workshops in song writing, music, performance and recording. In addition, industry experts attended to impart practical advice on how to work in the music industry. The range and quality of work that was produced by the young people during the boot camp was exceptional.
By accessing additional funding from the Rhys Davies Trust we worked with the Innovate project in Rhymney (an Education Other Than at School project) and developed a graphic book called the Bargoed Miracle. This was a great example of engaging hard to reach pupils in writing and creativity as a way of building confidence and literacy. This book was then transformed into a theatrical performance by a group of young people from the Senior Children’s Community Drama group in BMI, and was presented at RawFfest youth arts festival in the Riverfront theatre in Newport during August 2016. Roald Dahl and the Imaginary Menagerie Using new technologies in augmented reality we worked in partnership with CADW and Lansbury Park and developed an interactive piece of artwork creating imagery and stories for the year of Roald Dahl. We accessed Roald Dahl centenary funding to work with a writer, artist and graphic designer to look at the mythical animals and images at Castell Coch and Cardiff Castle as inspiration. We used these to create our own stories about new creatures that were then performed and displayed at Caerphilly Castle as may have been intended by the Marquis of Bute.
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Literature In 2016 we continued to work in partnership with Literature Wales to raise literacy standards aims to raise literacy standards and get more people writing and reading.
SOUTH EAST WALES ARTS AND EDUCATION NETWORK The Regional Arts and Education Networks are a major strand of the Arts Council Wales and Welsh Government joint plan for Creative Learning through the Arts - a 5 year programme improve the range and quality of arts in schools.
The purpose of the network is to • Deliver a programme of high quality professional development for teachers, artists, arts and cultural organisations. • Establish and coordinate networking opportunities for teachers, artists and organisations from the arts, creative, cultural and heritage sectors - both digital and face to face • Connect schools with artists and arts organisations act as a ‘broker’ • Collect information on the regional ‘offer’ and publicise examples of best practice • Deliver the Local Arts Champions programme
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Caerphilly Theatre and Arts Service have been nominated to run the SOUTH EAST WALES network (covering Caerphilly, Monmouthshire, Newport, Blaenau Gwent and Torfaen).
Network Launch On the 28th of September 2016 we launched the network at the Riverfront Arts Centre. 67 teachers, artists and representatives of arts organisations attended the event. We had talks from the network coordinator about the network offering, 5 speakers talking through art projects in schools, 3 making demonstrators, 2 theatrical performances and singing performances from 3 children from Lewis School in Pengam.
Continued Professional Development & Training The Network has a strong emphasis on professional development, and learning. The Network is required to facilitate a programme of arts focused training for teachers and schools. Following the launch of the network, three workshops were offered to teachers in the region, including ‘What You Need To Know If You Are an Artist Interested In Working in Schools-Workshop’ and ‘How to Photograph Artworks and Objects’.
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Arts Champions Eight Arts Champions have been recruited during the year. Arts Champions are either experienced teachers of the arts, or arts practitioners with a strong track record of delivering educational projects, and they will all share their skills, expertise and enthusiasm with other teachers and schools, and take on the role of public advocates of arts in education. Our eight Arts Champions have been required to give presentations about their practice and projects that they have facilitated, share examples of best practice, and have been used as mentors and facilitators of training.
HEAD 4 ARTS Head4Arts is a community arts organisation supported by Arts Council of Wales that Caerphilly CBC operates in partnership with Blaenau Gwent CBC, Aneurin Leisure Trust, Merthyr Tydfil CBC/Merthyr Tydfil Leisure Trust, and Torfaen CBC.
Mini Movers / Generation Movers Head4Arts has been working in partnership with Communities First and dance practitioner Gina Roberts to deliver creative music and movement sessions in Tir-y-Berth, Trinant and Ynysddu for young parents and their pre-school age children. This year, six sessions extended an invitation to senior members of the community to join them in the fun, as part of Age Cymruâ€™s Gwanwyn Festival, celebrating creativity in older people.
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Arty Parky A third Arty Parky took place in the October half term holiday in Morgan Jones Park, Caerphilly, attracting 101 people of all ages to work alongside environmental artist Kate Raggett. Head4Artsâ€™ popular annual event uses natural materials gathered in the park to make a giant artwork, combining a creative opportunity with physical activity for all the family.
National Play Day 2016 Head4Arts used this year’s event in Morgan Jones Park, Caerphilly as a chance to reflect the Roald Dahl Centenary celebrations, as 300 children worked with artist Cindy Ward to create their own BFG-inspired “Whizzpop Trumpets”
Singing for Health Participation in a community choir is recognised as a great way of supporting well-being and reducing feelings of isolation. Head4Arts continues to work alongside Communities First partners in delivering regular choir opportunities in White Rose Centre, New Tredegar and in Bargoed, focusing on improving mental health. Who Do I Think I Was? A World War 1- themed project supported by Heritage Lottery Fund enabled Head4Arts to take pupils from Ysgol Cwm Rhymni and two Parent Network groups to the Glamorgan Archive to explore contemporary material alongside writer Phil Carradice. This inspired further arts activities, leading to an exhibition of creative writing, filmed monologues and craft items relating to life during the time of the First World War. 11 young people achieved Arts Award Explore level and the project has helped develop content that will form the basis of a community play to be staged in 2017.
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Spinning Yarns, Weaving Communities: Fochriw July saw the commencement of Caerphilly Parent Network’s health and well-being project in Fochriw, managed by Head4Arts and supported by People’s Lottery. This involves an 18-month residency with artist Tracey Moberly where storytelling, creative writing and textile crafts are used as the catalyst for community development.
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Welsh Language & Culture Family-friendly bilingual craft activities were on offer from Head4arts at this year’s Ffiliffest event in partnership with Menter Iaith Caerffili, as well as the opportunity to create traditional “Calennigs” at their Christmas Fair. Llancaiach Fawr also provides venue for regular monthly Welsh traditional music sessions with the Tune Club now in its third year (3rd Saturday of the month).
Supporting Family Learning 2016 saw the launch of several new storybooks developed by Caerphilly Parent Network / Petra Publications working in partnership with the Arts Development team and Head4Arts. This project, supporting parents to create their own illustrated stories and use them to promote literacy learning alongside their children, has gone from strength to strength and is now being used as a model for projects across South Wales.
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Caerphilly Adult Learning Festival This year’s Adult Learning Festival enabled Head4Arts to take three artists to community venues across the county to encourage people to try their hand at drawing and felt-making.
LOOKING AHEAD TO 2017 Thanks to funding from Arts Council Wales, we will be offering a yearlong programme of CREATIVE PATHWAYS master classes in Performing arts, Visual arts, Film and Digital Media and literature. These will take place during academic holidays and will target secondary aged pupils. The sessions will build on work done with the ArtSpark groups last year as well as invite other young artists to get involved from across Caerphilly County Borough. JASON AND THE ARGONAUTS, our co-production with RCT Theatres and Mark Williams will go into production in April 2017, and will tour 11 venues across Wales. We will continue to co-produce with Black RAT Productions and continue supporting local artists and companies to create new work. We will continue supporting WIDF as they prepare to grow the documentary film festival for the second year, running from 5th to 7th April 2017, and firmly putting Blackwood on the map by attracting international attenders and participants. BLACKWOOD MINERSâ€™ INSTITUTE will develop a new bilingual website and upgrade to a new improved box office ticketing system.
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The SOUTH EAST WALES ARTS AND EDUCATION NETWORK will be launching its website full of information, creative resources, and toolkits to support improved provision of arts in schools. It will also be launching several funding schemes for teachers and artists who work or live in the South East Wales region, including an Artist Teacher meet up fund, and innovation seed fund, and network member visit fund.
AND FINALLY... We’d like to thank Caerphilly County Borough Council and the Arts Council of Wales, as our work would not be possible without their financial support. We’d also like to thank our partners, audiences, participants, and most of all our staff, for their dedication and continued support. Here’s to another exciting and creative year in 2017! Caerphilly Theatre and Arts Service Blackwood Miners’ Institute High Street, Blackwood, NP12 1BB 01495 227206 www.blackwoodminersinstitute.com email@example.com | firstname.lastname@example.org
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Our partners in 2016 included… Creu Cymru Arts Connect Black RAT Productions Leeway Productions RCT Cultural Services It’s My Shout Rubicon Motherlode WIDF Alzheimer’s Society Wales Millennium Centre Kids in Museums CISWO Literature Wales Gary Clarke Company Burn the Curtain Arts Council Wales Chickenshed Head 4 Arts CADW WIDF CCBC Adult Services Caerphilly Parent’s Network Inside Out Cymru EAS The Kickplate Project Menter Iaith Caerffili Caerffili Cwm a Mynydd / RDP