Valley and Vale Community Arts’ dance development worker, Issie Lloyd leads a dance workshop ‘Soul Train’ with the one and only Yami (aka ‘Rowdy’).
We had the job of being the lead artists in the joint Bridgend and Neath Port Talbot Summer Arts College, which ran for three weeks in August. We worked with the staff in the Youth Offending Teams of both counties to support 7 young people to achieve their Bronze Arts Award.
RWE npower at Aberthaw approached Valley and Vale Community Arts to create artwork for its new ACE2 Education Centre. The aim was to engage local people and begin greater dialogue between them and the Power Station. We devised three Community Arts projects addressing issues of energy and a short community film was also produced to stimulate debate about energy.
In Ethiopia the Meskel Ceremony (The Founding of the True Cross) is one of the most colourfully celebrated occasions for Ethiopian Orthodox Christians, but nowhere more so than in the Guraghe region of Ethiopia. This documentary explores the tradition.
Valley and Vale worked with women from Bridgend Women’s Aid and The Genesis Project during this project. The group of women worked through a process of sharing their experiences and devising dramatic scenes based around their own stories. We worked with them to create a script which we then filmed with the group and they directed and assisted.
Interviews with the cast and crew of Bend it Like Betws.
This thought-provoking production toured around the Bridgend area in a sell-out programme for Anti Bullying week during November 2010 provided a place for discussion about the issues young people face surrounding the pressure of image.
In January 2011 Valley and Vale Community Arts took part in an evening of film, dance and the spoken word to explore the untold stories of the Holocaust at The Grand Pavilion, Porthcawl. This short showreel of the night aims to give you a flavour of the event, which explored untold stories of young and older people in the Bridgend area, exploring themes of isolation, racism and hope.
Digital Stories Training Workshop Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. A collection of short films exploring the lives and experiences of individuals in Addis Ababa.