The Factory, Jenkins Street, Porth, CF39 9PP
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1 Cross Street
Rhondda Cynon Taff
Tel: 01443 420870
Fax: 01443 420877
Email: Friends@Valleys Kids.org
We would love to celebrate this landmark event with our wonderful Rhydyfelin community. Please come and join us for an afternoon of reminiscing and memory making. This is your celebration so please come and meet old friends and have afternoon […]
Valleys Kids is welcoming National Youth Theatre of Wales (NYTW) to work with young people (14+ years) at its home at SOAR in Penygraig over two days this summer! You’ll be introduced to physical theatre and theatre-making, using skills and techniques developed by international physical theatre company, Frantic Assembly. Jess Williams will lead the workshops, […]
Thursday 21st September 6.30pm – Soar Centre, Penygraig, CF40 1JZ In a classroom newly arrived refugees learn about multifarious Europe. Operating at the intersection of fiction and documentary, Stranger in Paradise reflects on the power relations between Europeans and migrants in a candid fashion. In a classroom in Sicily, just inside the walls of Fortress […]
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. Us Proclaimed A5 Flyer  A brand […]
ArtWorks and Valleys Kids are excited to be hosting the Fio team and their show Swarm in the Factory Venue on Friday 28th July at 7pm.
Fio will be working with ArtWorks Penygraig Drama Workshop and local community groups to bring the production to life in the heart of the Rhondda Valleys.
Swarm has already been performed in Bute Town in Cardiff, The Gurnos in Merthyr and then lastly The Congress Theatre in Cwmbran. In each community they have been intergrated into existing comminty groups mixing in adult and other community groups to create a community cast. They show has been really successful and we can’t wait to be part of it.
If you would like to take part in the show you can contact us on 01443 303032 or you can get in touch with the Fio team on +44 (0)7817 132 754.
“Wales is at civil war – what does this mean for you? Where is the safest place for you to be?
Anyone can become a refugee – what if it happened to you?
Swarm is a brand new immersive theatre experience, giving the audience a chance to feel what it could be like if they were put in the shoes of a refugee. Working with a professional and community cast, this is a unique production unlike anything else you may have seen.”
Supported by the Big Lottery, Rhondda Cynon Taf Council and ArtWorks Valleys Kids.
Swarm will be performed on Friday 28th July at 7pm in the Factory. Tickets are available here… https://fio.yapsody.com/event/book/111541/452086
28th November – 14th December
Come down to the factory and experience this wonderful exhibition by the talented Gustavius in the Factory. We’re open all day Monday – Friday
Art in the Attic present a world premier of work by renowned Welsh artist, Kevin Sinnott, premiering at The Factory
3rd – 28th October Monday to Friday 10am – 4pm
“My current show at the Factory consists mainly of 26 drawings that have never been exhibited before, executed during the years I worked as a post man in London.
This was almost immediately I had graduated from RCA when I decided bizarrely that a job as a postman would give me my afternoons to paint and the finance to rent a studio in Stepney Green.
What initially I thought would be 6 months stretched into 5yrs!!!” Kevin Sinnott
Summer School at The Factory 8th-18thAugust
Monday to Friday week 1: 10am-12pm
Tuesday’s sessions will be for young people and will be 11am-1pm Age 9-16
Monday 8th Pastels
Tuesday 9 th Young People’s workshop
Wednesday 10th Watercolour
Thursday 11th Batik
Friday 12th Drawing and shading
Monday to Thursday week 2: 10am-12pm
Monday 15th Still Life
Tuesday 16th Young People’s workshop
Wednesday 17th Charcoal
Thursday 18th Life Drawing
Sessions are free and materials provided, spaces are limited so book a space if there is a specific session that interests you.
We have a stair lift for access to the Art in the Attic gallery and studio for those with limited mobility.
Contact Anne on 01443 687080
This exhibition features work from artists throughout Valleys Kids who attend the art sessions at the various centres. Penyrenglyn (Treherbert), Penygraig, Dinas and Porth are four of the five areas in which Valleys Kids operate.
This exhibition is a taster of a selection of works that the artists produce throughout the year that culminates in an annual exhibition.
The art groups meet weekly throughout the year at their individual centres, they also get together as a combined group to visit art exhibitions in places such as Cardiff, Penarth and Bristol.
We occasionally travel further afield and have enjoyed trips to London to visit galleries and museums there.
We have the opportunity as a collaborative and inclusive art group to work with other organisations, such as Artes Mundi an internationally focused arts organisation based in Cardiff. This gives us the chance to meet and work alongside international artists who are engaged in bespoke art projects in conjunction with other organisations such as RCT Homes (now Trivallis).
If you are interested in joining one of our groups please talk to Anne, Valleys Kids Artist in Residence based at the Factory.
Tel: 01443 68 70 80
According to the European Union website*, “Europe Day (9 May) celebrates peace and unity in Europe. The date marks the anniversary of the historical ‘Schuman declaration‘. At a speech in Paris in 1950, the French foreign minister, Robert Schuman, set out his idea for a new form of political cooperation in Europe, which would make war between Europe’s nations unthinkable.
His vision was to create a European institution that would pool and manage coal and steel production. A treaty creating such a body was signed just under a year later. Schuman’s proposal is considered to be the beginning of what is now the European Union”.
At the Community Enterprise Network (CEN) we are celebrating this day because the CEN is an Economic Development project, backed by the European Regional Development Fund through the Welsh Government, which aims to forge an enterprising culture and raise prosperity in the Bridgend, Merthyr Tydfil and Rhondda Cynon Taff areas.
Apprenticeships in Creative and Digital Media in Wales – NOW RECRUITING!
These jobs are not with Valleys Kids
The closing date for applications to all posts is 12 Midday, Friday 16th of May 2014
This year there are up to 30 vacancies based in South East, North and South West Wales.
To apply or for more information click the link below.
To have any questions answered click this link.