News & Events
We are absolutely thrilled to announce that Kevin Sinnot is now our patron at Valley and Vale Community Arts. Having been asked he has generously agreed to support our organisation. See our what inspires us section.
The Bridge Kids - Runner Up of Film of the Month April 2019
Young people from The Bridge PRU unit have been making an animation with Jane Hubbard and Izzy Rabey. We would like to congratulate them for this great achievement!! Here is one of the comments from the judges: 'An inspiring film project that took filmmaking and rewired it from the ground up in order to make it a learning tool for filmmaking and artistic self-expression. I loved the individual stories and ideas. The film editing and sound were excellent'. For more comments from the judges see our projects section, to see the film click on the image above.
Bellas Mindful Day
Tracy Pallant worked with animator Jane Hubbard and Ysgol Coed Y Gof on Bellas Mindful Day. We will soon be featuring this on our projects page so keep an eye open for it. Valley and Vale Community Arts, funded by the Arts Council of Wales. Click on the image above to see an ITV news clip about the project.
Oasis World Choir and Band feature on Radio 4’s A Singer’s Guide to Britain — We Travel with Songs
Roderick Williams tells the stories of Britain through our songs. The instinct to sing is as old as humans themselves and, in Britain, we have been singing our story, consciously and unconsciously, all through our history. Songs that harness a fleeting thought, capture a mood, tell a tall tale, or simply make us smile. In this four part series, Roderick Williams explores different aspects of our British story, through the lens of the songs we sing. He’ll show how songs can transport us across all classes, all eras and all areas of the UK. Each song can tell us something essential about our nation at different times and places by teleporting us right inside the experience of someone who was there. We’ll see how songs have passed from singer to singer, from listener to listener, reflecting who we are as a nation, and celebrating the things we hold most dear. In this final programme Roderick looks at the way that song can express a common humanity -- and at some of the songs given voice by people who have come to these islands, as visitors, as refugees and as distinct communities. He visits a singing session for asylum seekers and refugees in Cardiff and hears about the singing legacies of the Jewish East End and Irish workers in Birmingham. Featuring, Laura Bradshaw, Billy Bragg, Alan Dein, Joseph Gnagbo, Marie, Angela Moran and Zarife. Thanks to Valley and Vale Community Arts. Alan Dean’s compilation of 'Yiddisher jazz' is called Music is the Most Beautiful Language in the World (JWM Records) Producer: Martin Williams. Click on image above to link to this programme.
Arts and Business Award, We Have Been Nominated!
We are pleased to announce that we have been nominated for an Arts, Business and the Environment Award at this years Arts & Business Cymru Awards. Our nomination is for our partnership with Sony UK Technology Centre in Pencoed which has developed over the last 18 months and allowed us to deliver an exciting and innovative programme of work in the natural surroundings of the Sony Environmental Centre. Our forest school and creativity programme focuses on using art and nature to educate, explore and develop environmental understanding and skills for life and has enabled us to work with over 1200 participants of all ages and abilities including nurseries, schools, youth and community groups. Click on the image above for more information on the Arts and Business Awards.
Family Festival and Open Day
Our Family Festival and Open Day was a great success, fab weather, entertainment and food. We are going to be continuing this event on a yearly basis, so come along and join us next summer!!
White Ribbon Day
Oasis World Choir and band, facilitated through Valley and Vale Community Arts performed at Llandaf Cathedral for the yearly lighting a candle service to highlight the issue of violence against women and commemorate victims of abuse. The church service included a performance by the Oasis World Choir and band, which is made up of people from all over the world living in Cardiff. Band member Tracy Pallant said: “It was a very memorable event.” “The band joined hands and then everyone in the audience – over 300 people, women and men, stood up, held hands and sang in support.” Globally, 1 in 3 women experience physical or sexual violence in their lifetime. This year in Wales, 10 women have lost their lives as a result. Cardiff Council was first awarded White Ribbon City status in 2014, the Welsh Government passed the Violence against Women, Domestic Abuse and Sexual Violence Act in 2015. If you or someone you know is experiencing violence, domestic abuse or sexual violence you can seek help and support from Bawso, on 0800 731 8147, or the Live Fear Free helpline, on 0808 80 10 800. Both are confidential and operate on a 24-hour basis.