New project idea: Bute 2 Bute
From a tiny seed of an idea has developed an exciting new adventure....we can't let on too much but our new project will involve travelling art exhibitions, cultural heritage, social history and the development of amazing new art co-created with artists and local residents across a number of communities in South Wales. We're working with the Pioneer Area Initiative at Cardiff University, which is helping us to link in with a number of community and heritage organisations to bring people and communities together to create something extra-ordinary. Interested? Get in touch to see how you can be involved, as an artist, community member or volunteer. Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
A3 working with local animation company Turnip Starfish and storyteller Michael Harvey
We are very excited to be working with Turnip Starfish, a local animation company, on our new project STAR Stories. Directed by Nick Price, Turnip Starfish are based in Roath and do drawing and animation workshops with young people as well as corporate commissions. You can check out their website (which has free drawing tutorials on it!) here.
We are also working with internationally acclaimed Cardiff-based storyteller Michael Harvey. Michael is a fantastic writer, performer and tutor, and we are very lucky to have got some time in his busy diary for this project! Visit his website here.
Blogs about RnJMASHUP!
photograph by Paddy Faulkner www.panopticphotography.co.uk
Read the latest blogs on our RnJMASHUP project!
Romeo & Juliet Mash Up Showback is in the news!
The South Wales Echo and WalesOnline picked up a story about our RnJMASHUP project - thanks to Sherman marketing! - and reported in their Friday edition, the day before the public showback. Check out their piece here.
New Blog Post on PARADE!
Paddy Faulkner, author of blog Panoptic Photography, came to our PARDAE! finale and took some stunning photographs. He also published a blog of the event which you can read here (link opens in a new window).
Romeo & Juliet like you’ve never seen or heard before
Adamsdown Arts Association presents…
ROMEO & JULIET MASH UP
Sherman Cymru and Adamsdown Arts Association will be working with groups in and around the STAR Communities First cluster over the next few weeks to create a ‘Romeo & Juliet Mash Up’ version of Shakespeare’s play, ahead of Sherman Cymru’s production performed at Sherman Theatre in October.
With the support of Sherman Cymru’s Sherman 5 project and Adamsdown Arts Association, over the next few weeks members of the public interested in drama, theatre, song writing and music, as well as film, will create a mash up performance based on the themes of Romeo & Juliet.
Adamsdown Arts Association (A3) is a voluntary arts group which has provided participatory arts activities to local residents for over ten years. A3 has been awarded funding for this project which will support its relationship with Oasis Cardiff and third sector groups that work with young people Not in Education, Employment or Training, in a partnership with professional theatre company Sherman Cymru. Cardiff Council, through its ‘Cultural Projects’ funding, has awarded A3 £4500 towards the 'Romeo & Juliet Mash-Up' as way of nurturing skills in the local community by addressing some of the themes from the play still relevant in today’s society: feuds, family and communities.
Sherman Cymru is committed to engaging with local communities. The new Sherman 5 project is a 5 year scheme funded Paul Hamlyn Foundation which allows Sherman Cymru to engage with audiences from disadvantaged communities and develop their interest in their arts locally.
Paul Hamlyn Co-ordinator for Sherman Cymru, Guy O’Donnell said: “We are thrilled to be working with such a great organisation and we value the support and work they do in the community. We felt that the themes of Romeo & Juliet were so relevant in today’s society that we were keen to work with the local young community and hear their own interpretations of the piece through music, art and dance as they become own modern day Shakespeare’s.”
The last week of August will see the groups spending the week at the Sherman Theatre for a unique opportunity to mash up Romeo & Juliet, where they will be involved in graffiti workshops to help create a set; mask-making workshops; and costume design. The group will also work with filmmaker, Paul Whitaker, towards making their own version of a film trailer, and Community Music Wales who will be running music workshops and creating a new track with the group.
Adamsdown Arts Association and the groups will be working to produce a final Romeo & Juliet Mash Up performance, which will be performed at Sherman Theatre on Saturday 30 August.
The group will continue to work on their piece throughout September and October before returning to the Sherman with a special opportunity to perform their mash up version on stage, just before the final performance of the Sherman Cymru Romeo & Juliet on Saturday 18 October. The mash up will be performed in front of Sherman Cymru’s Artistic Director of Romeo & Juliet.
Further information about Sherman Cymru’s Romeo & Juliet and Sherman 5 can be found at www.shermancymru.co.uk.
Those interested in the Romeo & Juliet Mash up can follow the updates via twitter @shermancymru, @A3_Arts, using the hashtag #rnjmashup.
Or check out Adamsdown Arts Association for the latest blog
More Funding Success!
Today we had an email congratulating us on being successful on another grant with Cardiff Council! STAR Stories is a storytelling project where Year 5/6 pupils at two of our local schools will create their very own children's book, written in their own words and fully illustrated! We are especially excited that the pupils will have the chance to present their stories at the Local Hero Awards in Adamsdown in December! Visit the project page here.
Following on from the success of our Oasis Drama Group which was established by PARADE! we have won some additional funding from Cardiff Council to develop the drama group with Sherman Cymru. The project - Romeo & Juliet Mash Up - will work on the themes of the play and will involve a range of arts workshops between now and October, ending with live performances at the Sherman. For more details visit the project page here.
PEOPLE'S HEALTH TRUST TEA PARTY
On 2nd June our chair, secretary and PARADE! project lead went to a celebratory afternoon tea, hosted by Simon Cowell, at The Savoy in London. The event was to celebrate the projects funded by the Health Lottery, of which our PARADE! project was one. We were able to talk about A3 to people from projects around the UK, including some other Welsh projects such as Ferndale skate park www.ferndaleskatepark.co.uk. To read more about the tea party visit www.peopleshealthtrust.org.uk and for photographs of the event visit their Facebook page.
PARADE! MINI FESTIVAL
Come to Oasis (69b Splott Road) for a free Arts Festival on Sunday 27th April 2014 between 12-4pm. There will be arts activities, music, performances and exhibitions to show case our year long workshop programme in Adamsdown. The days event includes:
-Oasis Drama performance
-Exhibition of art from Newton Court
-Exhibition of art from Stacey Road Primary School
-Documentary film screening
-DIY plasticine sculptures
-Lots of participatory workshops for you to enjoy!
CALL FOR VOLUNTEERS!VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITY! WORKSHOP ARTIST OPPORTUNITY
PARADE! (Participatory Arts in Adamsdown for Everyone)!
PARADE! is looking for volunteers for our community project! We are looking for help with:
- Installing work
- Filming and photography
- Advertising and leafleting
- General duties and helping hands!
We are also interested in hearing from anyone who is interested in RUNNING an activity or WORKSHOP at the festival. Any ideas are welcome, so long as they are family friendly!
The main date to keep free in your diary is Sunday 27th April but keep your eyes pealed for further dates in due course!
Please send your interest and proposals to email@example.com. We look forward to hearing from you!