In collaboration with local and global communities, we create productions that bring the world home and take home to the world. Telling the stories that aren’t being told, shining the light on social injustices and creating relevance for those seen as irrelevant.
Working with schools, communities and businesses, we create projects that push the boundaries of our here and now. We develop programmes that explore our values today, whilst facing the challenges that shape our future.
Regular Youth Theatre groups in both London and Cardiff. Cardiff sessions are delivered in partnership with Wales Millennium Centre and London sessions delivered in partnership with University of East London.
FIO works with organisations outside of the cultural sector – businesses, education institutes and within the justice system. We offer a range of workshops both bespoke and otherwise. Get in touch to find out how we can work with you.
People make Fio. We help people bring the best out of themselves and in turn, out of others. Through training, mentoring and performance we collaborate to develop people who help tell great stories, share wonderful adventures and help shape their world and the world around them.
We offer training opportunities through our Participatory Artists Training Programme, which has been delivered in Cardiff and London. We are looking to provide a more comprehensive and wider offer for 2017. You can also find out how to get involved with the ongoing work we're doing at Fio here.
Everyone has a story to tell, and each individual is as important as the next.
Together, Fio makes theatre that celebrates individuality, tearing down stereotypes and offering everybody – whatever their story – a chance to make their mark in the world.
Fio creates creative projects with people of all ages, religions and backgrounds, using performance techniques to help them tell stories that are as momentous and unique as they are themselves. Placing the following 3 values at the heart of all of our work Belong, Create and Grow and working across 3 strands of Productions, Projects and People.
Fio is the next stage of what started some 10 years ago in a community hall in East London. Working with BAME and disadvantaged young people to nurture, develop and hone skills, Youth of Creative Arts (YOCA) found innovative ways to teach values, respect and confidence through performance.
With Fio, we intend to celebrate all that YOCA has achieved, drawing on a wealth of talent that has been nurtured over almost a decade. Everything grows older, and with our extended family of facilitators, participants and performers now facing new life challenges, it’s only right that we grow and face those challenges head on with them.
Fio creates work with people of all ages, religions and backgrounds, using performance techniques to help them tell stories that are as momentous and unique as they are themselves.
Please feel free to get in touch with us with any feedback about our productions and projects, or to see how you can get involved with the ongoing work at Fio:
Funders, partners and supporters (current and previous):
University of East London, Arts Council Wales, Cardiff Council, National Theatre Wales, Wales Millennium Centre, Creu Cymru, BBC Wales Cymru, Mess up the Mess, Valleys Kids, Congress Theatre, ArtWorks Cymru