After inadvertently wreaking havoc on the elf community due to his ungainly size, a man raised as an elf at the North Pole is sent to the U.S. in search of his true identity.
Buddy was a baby in an orphanage who stowed away in Santa’s sack and ended up at the North Pole. Later, as an adult human who happened to be raised by elves, Santa allows him to go to New York City to find his birth father, Walter Hobbs. Hobbs, on Santa’s naughty list for being a heartless jerk, had no idea that Buddy was even born. Buddy, meanwhile, experiences the delights of New York City (and human culture) as only an elf can. When Walter’s relationship with Buddy interferes with his job, he is forced to reevaluate his priorities.
Tuesday 5th December 5pm – Soar Centre, Penygraig, CF40 1JZ
For tickets please call ArtWorks on 01443 303032 – emma@ValleysKids.org
The ArtWorks team are delighted to welcome back Mess Up the Mess with their youth production Us Proclaimed: Clywch Ni 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.
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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?’
Come along to Soar Centre Friday 8th September 7pm for an unforgettable night
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
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.
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:
Inside Out – Soar Centre, 5pm, Friday 29th January 2016
Everyone is invited to our family cinema night in Penygraig on the 29th January 2016. Come on down with all your friends and family to watch this hilarious film in the comfort of our Soar Centre. For all your cinema treats we will provide a tuck shop at family friendly prices, an event that’s not to be missed. Come and wash away the January blues with this colourful film that is sure to put a smile on your face
Where: Soar Centre, Tylacelyn Road, Penygraig, Tonypandy, RCT. CF40 1JZ
When: Friday 29th January 2016 – 5pm / Dydd Gwener 29th Ionawr 2016 – 5yt
Tickets Adults £2, Children and OAP’s £1 / Oedolion £2, Plant £1
To book tickets call ArtWorks on 01443 303032