Theatr Clwyd Together | Theatr Clwyd Ynghyd

Published: 29 March 2020
Reporter: Sandra Giorgetti

Flintshire based award-winning Theatr Clwyd has launched a major online creative programme, Theatr Clwyd Together | Theatr Clwyd Ynghyd.

The initiative will see the Theatr Clwyd team and freelance artists deliver music, dance, visual arts and theatre content and offer inspiration to those who would otherwise benefit from the venue's outreach programmes. The programme is also available to the wider community.

Artistic director Tamara Harvey and executive director Liam Evans-Ford said, “in this moment when we can’t welcome our community into our theatre, we want to bring a little bit of our theatre to them. The actors, directors, writers, designers, choreographers, musicians, film makers and artists who would have been making shows and engagement projects with us right now will instead be working with our Theatr Clwyd team to share art, music, dance and theatre with our audiences, and give everyone in our community the chance to be creative—hopefully reminding us all that we’re not alone—that we can get through this together.”

The programme will run weekly, each with a theme that will inform the content of a Visual Arts Day, Music Day, Dance Day, and Theatre Day. The first is The Theatr Clwyd Story So Far, with later themes including Sing Us A Song, A View from the Window, Get Moving, A Play in a Fortnight, The People’s Poems and Bedtime Story.

Participants will be encouraged to share their creative output via social media.

Theatr Clwyd’s creative school project, Cynefin, continues by offering resources for learning at home as do the weekly creative workshops and outreach programmes now offered virtually.

Food packs and creative packs made up from the theatre’s existing stores and resources are being donated to local homeless shelters, at-risk families, members of the Arts From The Armchair group for those with early onset memory loss and their carers and refugee families in Flintshire.