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.
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
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
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.
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
Hope you can make it!
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.
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
Building Our Dreams Logo Competition
Building our dreams is an exciting new project to build a landmark residential centre replacing Little Bryn Gwyn our much-loved ramshackle cottage on the Gower. Building Our Dream is a joint project between Valleys Kids and Down to Earth funded by People Postcode Lottery’s Dreamfund
We are looking for entries into a logo competition for a logo that will represent this exciting project.
Theme – The logo must represent the theme of “Building Our Dreams” Project.
Colour – There are no limitations on colour. The logo should look good in both colour and black and white.
Integrity – The logo cannot contain copyrighted material, it must be created and edited by the contestant.
Winners will be selected by Valleys Kids and Down to Earth Project. Contestants agree that Valleys Kids and Down to Earth Project may publish their logo and Names and may use both for advertising and marketing materials in the future. Contestants assign all ownership rights, including intellectual property rights to the logo, to Valleys Kids and Down to Earth Project.
Entries need to be emailed to Ben@valleyskids.org or Posted to
Ben Greenaway, Valleys Kids, 1 Cross Street, Penygraig, Tonypandy, Rhondda, CF40 1LD Good Luck
Deadline for Entries – Friday 16th September 2016
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