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Fio Presents: Cardiff’s Got Talent hosted by Splott!

Arriving at East Moors Youth Centre on Saturday 13th July, Fio successfully hosted the first ever Fio talent show! While we do have to say Simon Cowell was not there, we did have a host of prizes, talent and community spirit!

Young people aged from 9 - 17 acted as our extremely talented participants, and all others came in abundance to attend this event. 

All the crew were super friendly and welcoming to us and we enjoyed ourselves. I think it’s wonderful when organisations put on events aimed at children
— Mother of the winner

From Left to Right: Tia and Ez Rah as our fabulous hosts! Paul Duffy, Suzanne Packer and Warren Manners as our incredible judges and Mumble-b Ben Simmons as our remarkable DJ!

What a fantastic event it was and it couldn’t have been made possible without our hosts, judges, DJ and amazing sponsors! We want to give Cineworld, Ciliegino, Cardiff Paint Supplies, Beatbox Hann, Sophie Crabtree, Spicebox Kitchen, Alice Bela and Cardiff Council a huge thank you!

It was a real joy to be part of it. Fio are a lovely team of people. Can’t tell you how impressed I am
— Poet and Mother of the Community Winner
Until next time, shine bright Cardiff stars!

Until next time, shine bright Cardiff stars!

Participatory Arts Training 2013 onwards

Fio believes in development. Always.

That’s why we started to implement our Participatory Arts Training Schemes a whole-went-too-fast-where-did-the-time-go six years ago. We offered training opportunities through our industry recognised Participatory Artist Training Programme, which has been delivered to great effect in Cardiff and London over the past few years.

Before Fio, there was YOCA..

Started in 2005 in London by Artistic Director, Abdul Shayek, YOCA embodied all the same values as Fio does now. YOCA produced a variety of projects and productions, investing heavily in the community it worked and engaged with, in the ten years it was running before evolving into Fio. Productions include ‘White Riot’ by Natalie Mitchell, YOCA short film, ‘Fiver’, which premiered at British Film Institute and ‘Life on the Praca Roosevelt’ by Dea Loher.