Youth Arts Network Cymru

A group for young people, youth theatres, you arts practitioners and any body working with young people in theatre and the arts.

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YOCA: Youth of Creative Arts Projects and Opportunities

Youth of Creative Arts (YOCA) is a theatre company specialising in using narrative and story telling to instigate and effect personal, political and social change.Since 2005 we have been helping to…Continue

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YAN Day in Theatr Felinfach (SUNDAY 2 March 2014)

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Started by National Youth Arts Wales Feb 19, 2014.

Diwrnod Rhwydweithio ar gyfer Gweithwyr Proffesiynol yn y Celfyddydau sy’n Gweithio gyda Phobl Ifanc

Cyfle i archwilio’r potensial ar gyfer Rhwydwaith Celfyddydau Ieuenctid sy’n cysylltu darparwyr ac ymarferwyr celfyddydau ieuenctid ar draws Cymru. Pryd:      Dydd Sadwrn 2 Mawrth 2014 (10am –…Continue

Started by National Youth Arts Wales Feb 18, 2014.

A Networking Day for Arts Professionals Who Work with Young People

Sign-up for a Youth Arts networking and skill-sharing opportunity!  Please circulate or forward to your own networks and contacts, with apologies for any cross or multiple-postings.An opportunity to…Continue

Started by National Youth Arts Wales Feb 18, 2014.

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Comment by Eifion Gruffydd Ap Cadno on April 8, 2013 at 22:40

Thanks Anne!

Comment by Anne Plenderleith on April 8, 2013 at 12:39

Thanks for sharing this info.   Sounds brilliant,

I'll pass it on to our workshop leaders/ groups and young volunteers.


Comment by Eifion Gruffydd Ap Cadno on April 6, 2013 at 23:16

To all 13-18yr olds out there! 

There is a Youth Exchange in Romania on the 19th-26th July, taking place in the city Olteniţa, 50km from Bucharest. It is part of the Drums For Peace organisation and the Youth In Action project. 

The Wales sending organisation is Theatr Cynefin, and the hosting organisation is Asociatia Salve Romania. Finland and Estonia are also participating. Each country will have roughly ten 13-18yr old participants, plus group leader(s), so there will be 40-50 people from all over Europe involved.

There will be three workshops to choose from: Music, led by Andy Penny from North Wales; Dance, led by Stephen Johnson from England; and Theatre, led by Eugenia Barbu from Romania (and there'll be a fourth but it's currently unannounced). There will be a taster of each then you choose one. Throughout the week you'll explore, play, and create a performance which will be integrated with the work of the other groups for a show.

During the first few nights there will also be an inter-cultural evening where each country's group will share their food and drink, and give a presentation on their country and culture.

It is funded and subsidised by the European Commission with the aim to promote international and intercultural relations and inspire creativity.
The cost is £265: this covers flights, accommodation, meals, transport and insurance.
Accommodation will be in a school, which is transformed into dormitories.
Workshops will be held at The Townhall, in the City Park and at the Secondary School Neagoe Basarab Oltenita.

I have been a previous participant in youth exchanges to Portugal in 2011, and to Estonia last October, they were both incredible experiences and I met some wonderful people. I am the group leader for the Wales group and would love to share this with you. If interested email me at 

Theatr Cynefin’s website is and the Drums For Peace network website is

PS, I'm told the weather will likely be sunny with temperature around 35 degrees!

Comment by meredydd barker on March 18, 2013 at 17:59

My name is Meredydd Barker. I'm a professional playwright and director. I'm doing some work that you may be interested in. I'm on twitter @meredyddbarker. Follow me as I direct 270 children aged ten and eleven in a show I've written and directed for the Urdd Eisteddfod in Boncath, Pembrokeshire, Wales at the end of May. The Urdd Eisteddfod is the largest youth festival of its kind in Europe. The show will be seen by 6000 people over two nights. 

Comment by Spencer on March 12, 2013 at 17:08

Debut album 

INDIE SCENT: Decent Night Out?

Comment by National Youth Arts Wales on March 12, 2013 at 10:13

U.Dance Cymru 2013, Galeri, Caernarfon, 24th March 2013

This U.DANCE CYMRU platform brings together some of Wales’ finest young dancers, plus members of National Youth Dance Wales, for an evening of energetic and inspirational dance, across a variety of dance styles.

The evening will include performances by:

Yr Academi / The Academy (Conwy), Autonomy dance group (from Step One Performing Arts School) (Conwy), Dyffryn Conwy Youth Dance (Conwy), C.U.E Performers Dance (Conwy), Pwllheli School of Dance and Performing Arts (Gwynedd), Penmaenmawr Youth Dance (Conwy), NEW Dance Youth Company  (Denbighshire, Flintshire, Wrexham), Step Out  (North Powys), Cwmni Dawns LegaC (Carmarthenshire)

U.DANCE 2013 is a national celebration of youth dance, with performances in venues throughout the UK in 2013. 

Galeri, Victoria Dock, Caernarfon
Sunday 24 March 2013, 7.30pm

£7, £5 (concessions)
Box Office: 01286 685 222
Group discounts available:
Buy 10, get 11th free – tel: 01286 685 211


Comment by abdul shayek on March 4, 2013 at 14:10

Peace Child International <>  is proud to announce the production of its musical, 2050 - The Future We Want. We are sending out a call for casting. The musical will be staged in Geneva at the UN's Palais de Nations on 3rd of September and rehearsals will be held between 19th of August and 3rd of September in Geneva.

We are looking to recruit young people between the ages of 18 and 25


Peace Child International <>  is working with Green Cross International  <> and Simply Theater <>  in staging this production. 

Interested young people are asked to send in their picture, CV and a link to an online video showcasing their talents of acting, singing and dancing to, The deadline is on 31st March. 

The story is set in the year 2050 when the nations of the world have jointly overcome the major challenges facing humanity and nature, pulling the planet back from the brink it nearly toppled over due to the challenges of climate change, unsustainable development, over-consumption and conflict over natural resources, such as water and fossil fuels.

All expenses related to accommodation, meals and domestic transportation will be covered for each cast member. 

However, each cast member will be responsible for his/her flight to and from Geneva. Peace Child, Green Cross International and Simply Theater will assist getting letters that cast members can use in securing sponsorships. 

I hope you will help us circulate the attached material to those interested to audition for the musical. 

If you require more information please don't hesitate to write me.

Comment by Eifion Gruffydd Ap Cadno on January 27, 2013 at 18:26

Hello good sirs and ma'ams,

Theatr Cynefin is taking part in a Youth Exchange in Oltenita, Romania this July 20-27th. Finland and Estonia are also taking part. 

As group leader for the Wales group I'm looking for nine 13-18yr olds who are open to trying something new in a friendly and diverse environment. During the week you choose one workshop from Music, Dance and Theatre, and work towards a collaborative performance at the end. 

300 Euros covers flights, accommodation, meals and transport to/from airports. 

If you are interested or know someone who would be, please message me/forward this on. My email is

All the best and multumesc!

Comment by abdul shayek on January 26, 2013 at 16:37

Hey everyone - if were interested in coming to the sharing tomorrow of Massive's work with Valley's Kids and Mess up the Mess - quick message to let you know of some changes.  The address for the sharing has changed from Dare Valley Country Park to Cwmaman Institute, CF44 6NS.  

Hope to see people there.



Comment by abdul shayek on January 16, 2013 at 18:40

Finally we have Massive Theatre Company over from New Zealand for a 15 day residency.  They are working with young people from Mess up the Mess & Valley's Kids.  

The idea of the residency is to see if there is potential for a bigger project in the future - they did a creative visit last year and met a few people and also helped instigate the Youth Arts Network.

We would like to invite you to a sharing that will take place on Sunday 27th January 2013 at 16:00 (should last 45-60mins).  The sharing will be in Dare Valley Country Park.

There will be food and an opportunity for people to share their thoughts.  Let me know if you can make this.


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