What's on in the arts for young
Welcome to the arts page for young people in the Vale of
If you like
art then you’ll LOVE this.
This site is for you to find out what’s going
on in the arts in your area, to add information about the arts that
interest you and any other arty information you think should be on
We want you to to share all your art, including music, dance,
drama, theatre, galleries, film, painting, drawing, photography,
sculpture, ceramics and more.
We also want your views and news about the arts - where do you
go to take part in art, dance, drama and other creative
Which theatres, galleries and other arts venues, festivals,
events do you visit? What arts activities happen in your area
or would you like to see in your area? To add information
to this site email firstname.lastname@example.org
and title it 'Love Art'. Many thanks, your news and
information will be added to the site.
Please let us know your views on arts for young
people in the Vale on the Art
Central Facebook page
or take five minutes to complete our online survey.
Swoosh! is a local website offering
advice, news and information for young people!
There are about 22,000 young people aged between 11-25 living in
the Vale of Glamorgan and 'Swoosh' offers advice and
information to all young people in this area of Wales. Swoosh
provides information on a wide range of topics, services,
issues and where to get support. There is an online directory of
all the organisations in the Vale of Glamorgan who offer activities
and services to young people. These include sporting clubs,
arts and leisure activities, youth centres and voluntary
groups, social and health services and careers and education and
The content of Swoosh is created, written and updated by young
people and the organisations that support the activities.
Swoosh also works with young people on youth editorial groups to
lead the development of the website and upload content. The
website allows young people and the organisations that work with
them to upload articles, pictures, videos, designs and publicise
events and activities in the Vale of Glamorgan.
Supported by the Welsh Assembly Government,
Swoosh is also linked to a national website for young
people that provides information to young people called
CLIC and to the Vale's 'Love Art' website you are
currently looking at!
More information about Swoosh and
Youth Arts Wales (NYAW)
National Youth Arts Wales is managed by WJEC and Tŷ Cerdd -
Music Centre Wales. The WJEC looks after the National Youth Dance,
Youth Orchestra and Youth Theatre programmes, whilst Tŷ Cerdd is
responsible for the Youth Brass Band, Youth Choir, Youth Jazz,
Symphonic Brass and Youth Wind Orchestra.
If you area interested in taking part in youth theatre, dance or
music then visit http://www.nyaw.co.uk/ or contact the
office by phone or e-mail on 02920 265 060 | email@example.com
Welcome to the Night Out Scheme
The Vale of Glamorgan Council’s Arts Development Section works
in partnership with the Arts Council of Wales to promote ‘Night
Out’ in centres across the Vale.
Operated by the Community Touring Unit of the
Arts Council of Wales, the scheme helps local organisations to
bring professional performances into community buildings at
subsidised prices so that each project ends with a performance by a
professional company in your local community centre school or other
local venue without financial risk!
So if you have :-
- always wanted to organise a professional
theatre show in your area
- wondered how the Box Office, Front
of House and Marketing happens
- would like to have a go at Stage
- wanted to make all the decisions - and
do All the organising
... then this is for YOU!
‘Night Out’ Young Promoters
Night Out, Young Promoters Project teaches young
people the practical skills needed to arrange a professional
theatre show in a venue in your area.
The project involves an Arts
Council, Night Out facilitator working with a teacher or
youth leader to enable a group of young people to experience the
whole process of promoting a show while
encouraging positive relationships in the local
Participants discover the 'behind the scenes'
efforts that go into putting on an artistic event, including Box
Office, Front of House, Stage Management and Marketing.
The young people get to make all the decisions
- and do all the organising! Each project ends with a performance
by a professional company.
in the community has been operating throughout Wales for the
past 30 years bringing exciting professional performances to
If you have access to a suitable hall (e.g. Village Hall /
Parish hall / Youth club / School PTA etc), you are ideally suited
to use the scheme. You don’t need to have a stage or special
lighting but the hall must be wheelchair accessible and friendly to
people with disabilities and licensed to present performances.
There are performances for every venue no matter how small or
Since its inception it has helped thousands of performances in
hundreds of venues, helping local community groups to host live
professional performances without incurring the normal
financial risks. As well as supporting the arts, Night Out
encourages the development of communities and local economies
through its work with volunteer groups.
Support is now being sought to expand the
Young Promoter Scheme – from individual donations to corporate
support, there are a variety of ways in which you can get
For more information about the Night Out
events visit http://www.nightout.org.uk/ or
Peter Gregory on T: 029 2044 1340 firstname.lastname@example.org
Contact the Vale Council’s Arts Development
Section if you are interested in the Young Promoters