In collaboration with Theatre Maker Darius Nash, True Tales are fortnightly creative workshops with Ty Eirin Care Home, Tonyrefail, Rhondda Cynon Taff, South Wales.
Drama, puppetry, arts and craft with elderly residents has resulted in bundles of laughter, spontaneous singing, wise old wit and stories of grit. Each session brings something new out of the participants, carers and us alike.
Started in Spring 2016, we have raised themes about homesickness, marriage, being 9 years old and have integrated Avant youth theatre school in to share performances with each other. We are having a garden party as part of 'Festyrefail' in July to show what we have got up to so far. Festyrefail is a festival I co-produce with Avant theatre company in Tonyrefail. The weekend event aims to bring contemporary arts and theatre out of Cardiff and into the Rhondda Valleys, my birthplace.
We are looking for support with funding these workshops to ensure continued high quality workshops, provisions of materials and ambitious outcomes. If you would like to advise us and support then please get in touch!