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“Meet Fred” is coming to Soar Centre

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


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

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

‘Some People Have Too Many Legs’ by Jackie Hagan – Friday 20th November 7pm at Soar Centre, Penygraig

“Last Summer Jackie Hagan went to hospital with a mystery disease, and was told that she was going to die. Luckily she didn’t die, but she did eat loads and loads of Kit Kats because she thought it wouldn’t matter if she got fat.

She also lost a leg, made friends with an old woman who looked like a threadbare tennis ball (with eyes), fell in love with a posh man called Miles, and found her Dad.

Some People Have Too Many Legs is a show about facing your fears and throwing glitter at them”.

Tickets are £5 and £2 for concessions. For further information on this Night Out event or to reserve tickets, please contact ArtWorks on: 01443 303032 / 01443 420870.

Bydd y perfformiadau yn cael ei cynnal yn canolfan Soar, Penygraig CF40 1JZ Pris y tocynau yw £5 a £2 ar gyfer consesiynau. Am ragor o wybodaeth am y digwyddiad Noson Allan hon, neu i archebu tocynnau, cysylltwch a ArtWorks ar: 01443 303032 / 01443 420870.


The Princess and the Pea by Sherman Cymru



In a magical Kingdom far, far away lived a Prince. A Prince whose one true wish was to marry a Princess. One night, in the flash and crash of lightning, in the howl and whine of the wind there was a knock at the castle door and a girl was blown in… but surely she couldn’t be a Princess?

There was only way to find out…FETCH THE ROYAL PEA and hide it under the mattress! Only a real Princess would be able to feel such a tiny thing hiding there!

Join Artworks and Sherman Cymru this Christmas for a deliciously mischievous re-telling of one of Hans Christian Andersen’s classic fairy tales.

Filled with laughter, music and a big sprinkling of magic, this story is perfect for 3 to 6 year olds and their families.


Venue: Valleys Kids, Soar Centre, Penygraig
Date: 9th November/Tachwedd 2015 at 6pm
Box Office: 01443 303032
Tickets/Tocynnau: £5, Concessions £2


Due to a high demand this show is selling fast – Please reserve tickets in advance.

‘Parallel Lines’ by Dirty Protest

Parallel Lines

Steph is 15 years old, she’s rebellious, strong and smart. Her mum is brazen and full of Cardiff charm. Simon is her teacher, sensitive, clever and Steph’s favourite. But their two worlds collide when Steph makes a serious accusation against him and their lives begin to unravel.

This award winning play by Katherine Chandler explores truth, class and power in contemporary Wales.

Dirty Protest first presented Parallel Lines in 2013. Back by popular demand this is the company’s first national tour.

Parallel Lines is written by Katherine Chandler and directed by Catherine Paskell. It won the Wales Drama Award in 2012.

“Regardless of the surroundings, whether conventional or original, Dirty Protest continues to produce shows that excite theatre goers.” What’s on Wales

Venue: Valleys Kids, Soar Centre, Penygraig
Date: 2 November/Tachwedd 2015 at 7pm
Box Office: 01443 438770
Tickets/Tocynnau: £5, Concessions £212063888_1631418720445653_717953979888403076_n

Valleys Cinema – ‘Minions’

The Minions and Gru are making a special appearance tomorrow at The Factory, Jenkin Street, Porth for the Valleys Cinema showing of ‘Minions’ the film!!

Doors open at 4pm ready to meet the Minions and to get prepared for the film at 5pm!

Tickets £1 child/OAP £2 Adults

There will be a tuck shop selling popcorn, crisps, Minions sweets and drinks cartons. We also have a ‘Minions’ raffle!!

A Night not to be missed for all you minion fans!

Reservations can be made by calling Artworks on: 01443 303032

We hope to see you tomorrow!


‘Barefaced’ by Big Brum Theatre Company

Big Brum Theatre Company, are coming to Soar this November with their fantastic new play ‘Barefaced’, written by Chris Cooper.

Barefaced poster for Big brum jpg

Soar Centre, Canolfan Soar Penygraig, CF40 1JZ

Friday 13th November, Dydd Gwener, Tachwedd 13 – 7:00pm

Ticket prices are £5 and £2 concessions

Pris Y Tocynnau yw £5 a £2 ar gyfer consesiynau

Contact ArtWorks for tickets / Cysylltwch ArtWorks ar:  01443 303032

Cinema Night in Soar Centre

Valleys Cinema posterThe Valleys Cinema Team, ArtWorks and Zoom Cymru have been working together on a project called Valleys Cinema.  We will be bringing cinema to your communities across RCT over the next few months.  We have showings in Penygraig, Penyrenglyn, Rhydyfein and the Factory in Porth so make sure you keep your diaries free.

The first film we are privileged to be able to bring to Soar Centre is ‘How to Train your Dragon 2’ and will be shown at 6pm on Tuesday 24th of February.  Tickets will only cost adults £2 and Children and Cons £1.  We hope to see you all there.

For more information contact Rachel from ArtWorks on 01443 30 30 32