This project supported both individuals and family members who had been both directly and indirectly affected by crime, in Cardiff, Bridgend and The Vale of Glamorgan. The primary issue that was addressed by this project was violence and exploitation. The main outcome was ‘Health & Wellbeing’ - Improving health (physical/ mental /emotional), and the second outcome was ‘Tackling Disadvantage & Exclusion’ by supporting vulnerable people.
Devised by Valley and Vale Community Arts, Person-Centred Creativity (PCC) combines humanistic principles with a wide range of creative activities to improve participants’ self-awareness, self-esteem and wellbeing.
Hang is a play which directly explores themes and narratives which we engage with directly on a weekly basis through our work at Valley and Vale Community Arts. These issues include: marginalisation, isolation, trauma, family breakdown and people whose loved ones are in the criminal justice system.
The Wales, Ethiopia, Kenya collaborative creative workshops in early May 2017 involving creative practitioners from Wales and Ethiopia. Amazing 2 weeks with lots of singing – composing – guitaring and creative fun with the primary school children, high school children plus the local widows village and Maasai warriors.
We are pleased to announce that the creative work we have been doing with prisoners and their families at HMP/ YOI Parc in Bridgend, has been recognised in a recent Arts & Business Cymru awards ceremony, along with the other arts partners that have also been working at the prison.
Applied Drama practitioner, Izzy Rabey, launched her new company Dan Yr Haul/Under the Sun last year at Green Man Festival, and this year, with the support of Valley and Vale Community Arts will be taking workshops with an emphasis on promoting Welsh culture and language to Fire in the Mountain, Onetribe Festival, Green Man Festival, and Shambala.
Both Betws Community Choir and Oasis drummers and volunteers worked towards participating and adding their wonderful music to this huge bi-annual independent event in aid of WaterAid.
Valley and Vale’s Applied Drama Practitioner, Alys Byrne, has been working with a group of students at St David’s Sixth Form College, Cardiff.