Dirty Protest in co-production with Chapter and Torch Theatre
Lightspeed from Pembroke Dock
By Mark Williams
Soar Centre, 17th April, 7.30 pm, Tickets £5/£2/50p for members
- When Star Wars superfan Sam discovers that the Millennium Falcon is being built in his home town, his life is turned upside down. Determined to get inside the cockpit; his only obstacle is his stepdad Mike, guardian of the secret hangar where the legendary ship is being built in Pembroke Dock.
- Sam’s daughter Lizzie goes missing, forcing him into a desperate hunt to bring her back to safety before it’s too late.
Never mind saving the galaxy, sometimes you just have to save your own world. Lightspeed from Pembroke Dock explores what happens when Hollywood’s best-loved spaceship lands on your doorstep. This is a story of hope, courage, and how to be a family when it seems the universe is against you.
A new play from writer Mark Williams (Jason & the Argonauts, Horrible Histories: The Frightful First World War, Horrible Science) and critically acclaimed company, Dirty Protest (Sugar Baby, Last Christmas, Parallel Lines, Protest Fudur). Supported by the Arts Council of Wales, Welsh Government and the National Lottery.
For tickets and inquiries contact Gemma from ArtWorks on 01443 303032 or email her on Gemma@ValleysKids.org
Soar Centre, 17th April, 7.30 pm
Valleys Kids and ArtWorks could not be any prouder of two of our wonderful Young People Nadine Hussein and Zoe Arundell. They have both been on amazing journeys with our organisation and have both recently been appointed as young apprentices to our Board of Trustees. Last week they went to Cardiff Castle with our Operational Director and Founder Margaret Jervis for a meet with HRH Prince Harry and his beautiful Fiancé Meghan.
As Nadine writes
“Three weeks ago I was in London for New Years, when I had a dream that I met Prince Harry in the strangest of circumstances. Fast forward two weeks and I get a text asking if I would be willing to represent Valleys Kids as a young person who had been given the chance to be immersed in theatre and culture in South Wales and if I would like to attend the Royal Visit at Cardiff Castle. Today, I feel privileged to have met his Royal Highness Prince Harry and his beautiful Fiancé, Meghan, on their visit to Cardiff.
They were the sweetest couple and I was taken aback by how amazing they were, hearing how being a part of ArtWorks, Valleys Kids saw me write and direct my first Theatre production last summer.
I feel so blessed to be part of such a incredible organization and to have been given this truly astonishing opportunity to meet such a special couple
I genuinely feel on top of the world right now and my forever motto is going to be Dreams really do come true.
Yanc Cymru Youth Arts Network Cymru are very pleased to announce that the very wonderful ‘Flossy & Boo’ will be running a Comedy and Improvisation Workshop for our South Wales event.
Flossy and Boo will guide you through elements of Clowning, comedy, Physical Theatre, Storytelling and Audience Interaction to generate new ideas and push your creativity further.
Where: Sherman Theatre.
When: February 12th
Cost: YANC members – £15 full price, £10 concessions (student/unemployed)
Non members – £30 full price, £20 concessions (student/unemployed)
This event will be BSL Supported
Any further information or to book please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
For all our young people who are emerging artists / interested in creating story and theatre. Book up for what promises to be a wonderful workshop, contact Jain
An adaptation of the fairy tale about a monstrous-looking prince and a young woman who fall in love. Disney’s animated classic takes on a new form, with a widened mythology and an all-star cast. A young prince, imprisoned in the form of a beast, can be freed only by true love. What may be his only opportunity arrives when he meets Belle, the only human girl to ever visit the castle since it was enchanted.
Come and join ArtWorks for a magical night watching Disneys Beauty and the Beast in the Penyrenglyn Project. Tuesday 17th October at 5pm. Optional fancy dress or pjyamas.
To book tickets call ArtWorks on 01443 30 30 32 or emma@ValleysKids.org
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
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 tea with us in the Ilan Centre, Poets Close, Rhydyfelin
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, which will be energetic, dynamic and FUN. Jess recently performed in the UK and USA tours of Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night time, and she worked on the National Youth Theatre of Wales production, dead born grow. Jain Boon works regularly with NYTW. She’ll guide you through story-telling and theatre-making using the physical skills taught by Jess. Whether you’ve applied to join NYTW in the past or you’re thinking of applying in the future, Jain will give you a taste of what we’re about and what you could expect of future
courses and residencies with NYTW!
Whether you’ve done a lot of drama, theatre or performance – or just a little and you’re keen to do more! – these workshops are a great opportunity to expand your skills, and get involved with NYTW!
Jess and Jain are looking forward to meeting and working with you.
Who: young people (14+ years)
When: 24 and 25 August 2017 (4pm – 8pm)
Where: SOAR, Penygraig, RCT
Places are limited and must be booked in advance with Valleys Kids Gemma@valleyskids.org 01443303032
Further details will be sent once you have booked your place.
ArtWorks are proud to be working with our partners NYAW, Avant Cymru and Afon Dance. Look forward to seeing you there