We’ve done loads of cooking at the Trebanog Project and we’re going to be doing a lot more! We want to invite you to the launch of our monthly community meal at the school.
Thursday 23rd February at
Rhiwgarn Infants School
Open to all!
Including families, kids & adults
All welcome & All free!
It’s a feast!
NOSON O WLEDD!
Buon yn coginio llawer ym mhrosiect Trebanog ac yr ydym yn mynd i wneud llawer mwy! Gwahoddir chwi i lansiad ein pryd o fwyd misol cymunedol yn yr ysgol.
5.00 – 6.00 y.h.
Dydd Iau 23fed. Chwefror yn
Ysgol Babanod Rhiwgarn
Agored i bawb!
Gan gynnwys teuluoedd, plant ac oedolion.
Croeso cynnes i bawb, yn rhad ac am ddim.
For our first event of the year we are welcoming the talented ‘Hijinx Theatre’ with their production ‘Meet Fred’.
We are so excited to be hosting this show, the trailer looks hilarious and we cannot wait to raise the roof with an audience full of belly laughs.
The show does contain some bad language so we are recommending an audience age of 14 and upwards.
For more information or to book tickets please contact ArtWorks on 01443 30 30 32.
We look forward to seeing you there
Monday 12th December, 5pm, Soar Centre, Penygraig.
Ten-year-old Sophie is in for the adventure of a lifetime when she meets the Big Friendly Giant. Naturally scared at first, the young girl soon realizes that the 24-foot behemoth is actually quite gentle and charming. As their friendship grows, Sophie’s presence attracts the unwanted attention of Bloodbottler, Fleshlumpeater and other giants. After traveling to London, Sophie and the BFG must convince Queen Elizabeth to help them get rid of all the bad giants once and for all.
Join us for our last event of the season which is certain to leave you feeling all warm and Christmassy.
Artworks would like to invite you to the first production by our Penygraig Drama Workshop. These children are aged 8 – 12 and their commitment, passion and dedication to their show is admirable. They have been working tirelessly with their support worker Caroline Bunce to bring you their take on Hans Christian Anderson ‘the LIttle Match Seller’
The performance takes us on a journey of a little girl who is sent out into the freezing cold nights to sell her tapers. She freezes near to death for fear of the punishment should she go home with no money for the family. One night her beloved Nana appears from the stars and we see the little match seller find her happy place once more.
We would love to show you our story so please join us in Soar Centre at 7pm on Saturday 29th October. We will be serving refreshments after the show and holding a raffle to support the development of ArtWorks and Valleys Kids.
To book your free tickets in advance or to donate a raffle prize please contact Emma@valleyskids.org or call us on 01443 303032
We look forward to seeing you and showing off our stars.
Have you ever lost something? A toy? A tooth? A memory?
What if, one day, you lost all of your ‘silly’?
When the Emperor demands the coolest clothes to help him be, well, ‘cool’… The call is answered by a pair of wily Weavers, who concoct a cunning plan and land everyone in an embarrassing situation. Who will help the Emperor rediscover his joy and silliness?
Sherman Theatre & Theatr Iolo present The Emperor’s New Clothes / Dillad Newydd yr Ymerawdwr – a reimagining of the classic Hans Christian Andersen tale. Written by award-winning playwright Alun Saunders, with songs and live music, there’s something here for the whole family this Christmas!
Soar Centre, Penygraig, CF40 1JZ
Wyt ti erioed wedi colli rhywbeth? Tegan? Dant? Atgof?
Beth petaet ti’n colli pob diferyn o wiriondeb?
Mae’r hen Ymerawdwr yn mynnu dillad mwyaf cŵl y deyrnas er mwyn cynnal ei enw da fel yr arweiniwr ffasiwn mwyaf, wel, ‘cŵl’! Pan ddaw’r Gwehyddion cyfrwys i’r fei, mae eu cynllun twp yn bygwth ‘dinoethi’ un o gyfrinachau mwyaf trist y dyn mawr.
Cyflwyna Sherman Theatr a Theatr Iolo Dillad Newydd yr Ymerawdwr / The Emperor’s New Clothes – dehongliad newydd sbon Alun Saunders o glasur Hans Christian Andersen. Gyda chaneuon a cherddoriaeth fyw, mae ‘na rywbeth yma i’r holl deulu y Nadolig hwn.
Soar Centre, Penygraig, CF40 1JZ
Mike Wazowski and James P. Sullivan are an inseparable pair, but that wasn’t always the case. From the moment these two mismatched monsters met they couldn’t stand each other. “Monsters University” unlocks the door to how Mike and Sulley overcame their differences and became the best of friends.
Wednesday 15th June, 4.30pm / Dydd Mercher 15 Mehfein, 4.30yt
Penyrenglyn Project / Prosiect Penyrenglyn
Adults £2, Children £1 / Oedolion, £1 Plant
RCT Homes, Valleys Kids and Artes Mundi are currently collaborating on an exciting and innovative regeneration project called “it’s art but it’s not” as part of the Arts Council of Wales, Ideas, People and Places scheme. For the past year, a group of young people has been working with a contemporary artist Rabab Ghazoul, exploring the local environment, local history, dialogues amongst the group and conversations with local residents and businesses in the area.
The result is an amazing and inspirational installation of posters and billboards created by the group, which will feature in sites around the town. Rabab Ghazoul says, “The young people I’ve been working with have created some very subtle, touching, and sophisticated work.”
The installation was launched at a lovely event on Saturday March 12th 2016.
If you would like to see the work there are maps available from our local shops, Penygraig Central Office at 1, Cross Street, Penygraig and the Soar Centre or you can download them here from our website.
The work is creating a mini sensation locally… do come and see for yourselves.
Please call ArtWorks: 01443 303032/ 07812249921 for more details.
Check out a few pictures below from the launch event on 12th March 2016:
The Lady in the Van tells the true story of Alan Bennett’s strained friendship with Miss Mary Shepherd, an eccentric homeless woman whom Bennett befriended in the 1970s before allowing her temporarily to park her Bedford van in the driveway of his Camden home. She stayed there for 15 years. As the story develops Bennett learns that Miss Shepherd is really Margaret Fairchild (died 1989), a former gifted pupil of the pianist Alfred Cortot. She had played Chopin in a promenade concert, tried to become a nun, was committed to an institution by her brother, escaped, had an accident when her van was hit by a motorcyclist for which she believed herself to blame, and thereafter lived in fear of arrest.
Thursday 31st March 1.30pm – Soar Centre – Penygraig
Our Director, Margaret Jervis attended People’s Postcode Lottery’s Annual Charity Gala held in Edinburgh’s famous Assembly Rooms along with our Down to Earth Partner, Mark McKenna and received a cheque beyond our wildest dreams of £583,000 towards creating a landmark residential centre replacing Little Bryn Gwyn our much loved ramshackle cottage on the Gower.
‘Building Our Dreams’ is a joint project between Valleys Kids and Down to Earth Project and will enable us to work with the most vulnerable and disadvantaged young people in South Wales to build the new centre.
Margaret Jervis, our Operational Director said: “For the last 10 years we have dreamt of transforming Little Bryn Gwyn, our cottage on the Gower, into a landmark residential centre using the most beautiful and sustainable building methods available. It is only in partnership with Down to Earth and now, with funding from players of People’s Postcode Lottery through the Dream Fund, that we can create something exceptional and extraordinary and fulfil that dream. But the biggest dream is that young people from some of the most disadvantaged communities in Wales can literally build their own centre and help build a better future for themselves.”
We cannot thank People’s Postcode Lottery and their players enough. The Centre will comprise 2 distinct buildings and this is a brilliant launchpad towards completing the first building and helping us raise the remaining funds to complete the second.