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Arts Council of Wales funding boost for Caerphilly Youth Theatre

Published in News at 16:46, Wednesday November 14th, 2012.


The Arts Council of Wales has backed plans to expand and develop Caerphilly Youth Theatre.

Historically, the popular Caerphilly Youth Theatre has met weekly in Blackwood Miners’ Institute and taken part in a variety of performances. These include Halloween events in Parc Cwm Darran and educational projects such as ‘Wings To Fly’- a Safer Caerphilly Community Safety Partnership initiative to raise awareness of drug use amongst the young.

As part of a successful funding bid from Caerphilly County Borough Council’s Arts Development department, new classes and a new programme of activity have been planned for the near future. A brand new group is being set up in Crosskeys, whilst another group for the basin area is under development and scheduled to start in the New Year.

Changes to the Youth Theatre will focus on skills development and disciplines including Musical Theatre, in addition to a technical theatre course. The technical theatre course will be devoted to all aspects of technical theatre, from stage design to prop making, and will begin later in the year.

From Monday 12th November 2012 the Youth Theatre will meet on Monday evenings in Blackwood Miners’ Institute, and on Wednesday evenings from the 14th of November in the drama studio of Coleg Gwent, Crosskeys.

Application forms and Induction Packs can be requested from Blackwood Miners’ Institute Box Office.


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