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Summer 2019 Update - What’s On

Okay, okay, we know it’s been a while but we’re here now so let’s get cracking so you guys are all caught up to speed!

It’s the start of a new and welcome season, Pimm’s is slowly being brought out and sometimes the sun even comes around. What better time to write a blog post in the midst of it all!

Looking back at ‘Timelines’ production..

This is also a time to look back on our last youth production called, ‘Timelines’, which was performed at the Weston Studio, Wales Millennium Centre on 26th April 2019. This piece centred almost entirely on the content present on the social media timelines of our young people. We explored body image, contemporary politics, the environment and what it means to be Cardiffians. Audience members noted that it was refreshing to see theatre that touches on “topics affecting young women but rarely talked about openly”.

Photo credit: Kieran Cudlip,

Photo credit: Kieran Cudlip,

Enter a renewed focus on our youth projects! The first one being…

Fio Presents: Cardiff’s Got Talent!

Hosted by Splott’s very own East Moors Youth Centre

Designed by Judy Li

Designed by Judy Li

This is a talent show like no other! (No really, we have to say that for legal reasons so Britain’s Got Talent don’t come for us). On Saturday 13th July, Fio will be showcasing some of the best young talent South Glamorgan has to offer. Not only do we have a range of talent to show, we will also have a professional DJ filling in with catchy tunes as well as a crucial raffle! So if you want to come along to a great community event, we would love to see you down there! Why not invite your family, friends and colleagues to join in on the fun too?

£5 recommended entry however we are open to donations on a pay-as-you-feel basis from £1 upwards!

Fio’s Summer Film School

22nd July - 9th August 2019, East Moors Youth Centre

Fast forward one week and we’re looking at the beginning of our Film Summer School. With one week of film masterclasses, and the remaining fortnight of writing and filming our first short film about County Lines, this will be one busy film school! This incredible opportunity is available to young people aged 11-19 for only £30 with bursaries available. How awesome is that?

All information on the flyer:

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Other Opportunities


CASTING CALL: Everyman Theatre are casting for their play, 'Cardiff', a one-act play set in 1972, which focuses on the public reaction to Gareth Evans' sculpture which was placed at the heart of the city centre for six months. Everyman are  holding an open casting workshop on Saturday 15th June, 14.00 - 17.00 at Chapter Arts Centre, Market Road, Canton, Cardiff, CF5 1QE.

Email the lovely Wayne for more details: 


NETWORKING OPPORTUNITY: Casgliad 2019, Working in Tandem: Youth Arts and Youth Work Exploring Best Practice

YANC are bringing together youth arts workers, emerging artists, and students in Swansea College of Art, UWSTD at 10:00-18:00 to share and collaborate, to provide a vibrant future for youth arts in Wales!
To book your place, visit
#Casgliad2019 #Youthartscymru @yancinfo1 @youthartsnetworkcymru

Photo by  NordWood Themes  on  Unsplash , please note unfortunately our desk does not come with a Macbook or a man with a watch!

Photo by NordWood Themes on Unsplash, please note unfortunately our desk does not come with a Macbook or a man with a watch!

HOT-DESKING OPPORTUNITY: At our very own offices at The Old Library, Singleton Road in a room called Illtyd, we are opening up our desks to you lucky people. If you are interested, get in touch with and she will be more than happy to help you out!

Well as much as we have enjoyed this lovely chat, we’re going to have to sign off and get back to the grind. You’ve been a pleasure to talk to as always and we’ll check in with you soon!

Much love,


The Fio Team!

Abdul Shayek