ArtWorks Valleys Cinema presents the ‘BFG’

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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.

The Little Match Seller

lms-poster-finalwebArtworks 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.

Kevin Sinnott – ‘The Post Office Years’ Exhibition

factory-kevin-sinnott-postersmlArt 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

The Emperor’s New Clothes – Christmas Show

shermanwebHave 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
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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

Crow Fall by Maxine Ridge

ArtWorks are so proud to be able to support our very own Maxine Ridge with the launch of her second novel Crow Falls.  We have no idea where she finds the time but we are so blessed to be able to call her one of ours!

They found a doorway to another world.

It has been two years since Robyn and her friends broke the barriers across time and space, but the memories have faded to stories, supernaturally forgotten.

When Robyn falls for someone who doesn’t love her back, heartbroken, she finds solace in parallel world Corvus.

Robyn’s friends need her back – their world is falling apart: the flu pandemic closes down the borders between countries and the terrifying Golden Army draws ever closer and although life in Corvus is sweet, there are whispers on the wind of an uprising of the Earth Born against the First Born.

Crow watches from afar as the end of time hurtles towards them.

You are invited to the book launch of Crow Fall
at The Factory, Porth, CF39 9PP
Friday 30th September 2016 7pm.
Free entry.

After the successful launch of Maxine Ridge’s debut novel When the Crow Cries, Maxine is bringing the sequel Crow Fall to The Factory.

The event includes readings by internationally-famed Mab Jones and Wales’s new and exciting crime writer Victoria Jenkins; an exhibition of the book illustrations by Rhondda-based artist Gayle Rogers; free wine and light refreshments; and music by Tom Stupple’s fantastic folk band Fountainhead. Music albums, reduced-price books and limited edition prints available for purchase.

7.00pm     Doors open.
7.15pm     Readings and Music
8.15pm     Refreshments; Illustrations Exhibition; Book Shop open
8.45pm     Fountainhead
9.30pm    End

Hope you can make it!

Trebanog – Get ready for us!

It’s Art But It’s Not is very happy to announce the re-opening of Rhiwgarn Infant School in Trebanog, with a programme of activities taking place from the 24th of August to the 2nd of September, led by the Welsh artist Owen Griffiths.

Local residents are invited to join artists, partners and designers exploring ideas related to seasons, food and making. The aim behind the inaugural two-weeks of activities is to spark transformation and reintroduce the community to a forgotten place, giving them the space and the tools to make it their own.

Activities designed by the artist Owen Griffiths include bread and pizza making, in a clay oven especially installed for the use of the community.

We’re open

Week 1 – August 24, 25 & 27

Week 2 – August 31st & September 1st

Morning Sessions 11am – 12.30pm (Lunch Provided)

Afternoon Sessions 2pm – 4pm

Evening Sessions 4 – 5.30pm (Dinner Provided)

There will also be a special celebration and surprise on Friday 2nd September….  We look forward to seeing you there. Rhiwgarn Infants School, Waun Wen, Porth, CF39 9LX

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Factory Art Summer School

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

Email: anneculverhousevans@ValleysKids.org