Calendar: Events at Valleys Kids

Fio and ArtWorks Valleys Kids presents SWARM @ The Factory
Jul 28 @ 7:00 pm

Fio are developing an interactive, immersive live theatre performance inviting audiences in to explore and interact with characters whose stories explain why they have left everything and risked it all for a better life.

A site specific, multi-form theatrical performance examining migration, identity and belonging, bringing to the fore a relevant and pertinent issue into communities and asking them to empathise and place themselves in other people’s shoes.

The initial version of this show saw them work with a cast of professionals and community cast of young people and older performers and put on 5 sold out shows in Butetown History and Arts Centre, here is what the critics said:

Get the Chance
‘A reminder that we are all human.’
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Wales Arts Review
‘One question did resound with me and unfortunately it is one Britain is still struggling to answer in response to the world’s refugees – if not yours, whose responsibility is it?’
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IWA Wales
‘A community cast, together with five professional actors, have created a show that is challenging, thought provoking and profoundly affecting.’
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Dance Summer School @ The Factory
Jul 31 @ 10:00 am – Aug 4 @ 4:00 pm
ArtWorks and Valleys Cinema presents Fire at Sea @ Soar Centre
Sep 4 @ 6:30 pm

Situated some 200km off Italy’s southern coast, Lampedusa has hit world headlines in recent years as the first port of call for hundreds of thousands of African and Middle Eastern migrants hoping to make a new life in Europe. Rosi spent months living on the Mediterranean island, capturing its history, culture and the current everyday reality of its 6,000-strong local population as hundreds of migrants land on its shores on a weekly basis. The resulting documentary focuses on 12-year-old Samuele, a local boy who loves to hunt with his slingshot and spend time on land even though he hails from a culture steeped in the sea.

We are so proud to bring Fire at Sea to communities in RCT with the support of ICA and their crossing project.  To book your sea please contact Claire on 01443 303032

Friday 4th August 18.30 – Soar Centre, Penygraig







Mess Up the Mess presents ‘Us Proclaimed: Clywch Ni’ @ Soar Centre
Sep 8 @ 7:30 pm – 8:30 pm


MUTM yn cyflwyno / MUTM presents

Us Proclaimed: Clywch Ni

Crewyd gan Aled Pedrick, Ifan Davies, Cwmni Pluen a phobl ifanc Cwmni Theatr Mess up   The Mess mewn cydweithrediad â Celfyddydau Ieuenctid Cenedlaethol Cymru

Created by Aled Pedrick, Ifan Davies, Cwmni Pluen and the young people of Mess Up The Mess Theatre Company in collaboration with National Youth Arts Wales

Soar Centre, Penygraig

8 Medi / September 2017, 19:30

A brand new bilingual play with music inspired and created by the young people of Mess
Up The Mess Theatre Company alongside actor and writer Aled Pedrick, composer Ifan
Davies (lead singer of Sŵnami) and director Gethin Evans (Cwmni Pluen).

Us Proclamed: Clywch Ni  throws a spotlight on the unique identities, perspectives,
passions and interests of young people growing up in Wales today. Through song,
comedy, poetry, drama and movement find out what makes this tight company of young
people tick.

‘We have a light, a spark, a source of ignition
We’re bright, you’re dark, trapped in indignation.
Our voices fade, like smoke behind the wall of your creation-
Why can’t they hear us screaming?’

Drama dwyieithog newydd i gerddoriaeth wedi ei ysbrydoli a’i greu gan bobl ifanc Cwmni
Theatr Mess up the Mess, yr awdur a’r actor Aled Pedrick, y cyfansoddwr Ifan Davies (o’r
band Sŵnami) a chyfarwyddwr Gethin Evans o Gwmni Pluen.
Mae Us Proclamed: Clywch Ni yn taflu golau ar y hunaniaeth, angerdd, diddordebau a
safbwyntiau pobl ifanc yng Nghymru heddiw. Trwy gân, hiwmor, barddoriaeth, drama a
symudiadau dewch i ddarganfod beth sy’n gyrru’r cwmni tynn yma o bobl ifanc.

“Mae amser i drafod,
Ac amser i wneud;
Er gwaethaf pob rhwystr
Ni’n mynnu dweud ein dweud.”