July 10 2012

Young Knights from Bridgend head to Bryngarw Park this July

Raven in the Woods

What is there for teenage boys to do in the Summer that can get them away from the TV screen? Valley and Vale Community Arts is trying out something new this month, working with a team of artists and up to 12 teenage boys from Bridgend Borough, at:

Bryngarw Country Park, Bridgend,

from Wednesday 25th July to Friday 27th July

10am to 4pm

We will be working in the woods at Bryngarw Park, building a shelter, dens, fires and telling the stories of The Round Table. In exploring the adventures of Arthur’s knights, the boys will create their own stories: battle scenes, quests, ambushes, tournaments, and more. Boys will have the opportunity to explore creative activities, whilst learning new bush craft skills.

Kris Evans, a writer from Bridgend who will be involved in running the project, says “We all hear the otherworldly call of the wild woods; that need for adventure and the unknown. But no more so than when we are teenagers. The tales of King Arthur offer us a set of maps that can help us answer that call in a creative way and also help support boys’ development, empowering them to feel more engaged, confident and capable of success.”

This project is free to boys aged 12-16. However, as places are limited, booking is essential.

To find out more or to book your place please contact Valley and Vale Community Arts Admin dept on 01656 729246 or email [email protected]

This project is supported by Bridgend County Borough Council, The Arts Council of Wales and The Esmee Fairbairn Foundation.


'The Round Table' Poster