here at Span-Arts in Narberth, is to serve a wide range of people in
Pembrokeshire with innovative and exciting live music and creative arts
activities. We are a community arts group which came into being in 1998
following the decline of Taf & Cleddau Arts, (started in 1986) to
continue the work of promoting arts events in Pembrokeshire on a
voluntary basis. We focus mainly on performance activities and community
Span-Arts provide a varied selection of community arts activities
and arts performances to
in schools and training sessions. We work with children and young
adults, some of whom are at risk; care homes and disabled people of all
kinds on creative projects. Silk
Painting with Jay Bossom at Big House Farm
the Queens Hall Narberth, Span-Arts has developed this work based on the
experience of 21 years of programming arts events for adults and
children. Our performance programme at the Queens Hall Narberth, ranges
from Roots and world music through dance, theatre, storytelling and
poetry performance. Our promotions are included in the Queens Hall
brochure and always accompanied by the Span Arts logo
achievements include 10 children's festivals since 1987 and a varied
programme attracting people from all areas of West Wales - and beyond!
We have also been part of the Fishguard Jazz Festival, Tenby Blues
Festival and for the last 9 years we have helped to enhance the Narberth
Food Festival with cultural input. We also helped organised the re
opening of Narberth Castle in 2005. Since then we have held music and
outdoor theatre events at the castle in summer.
Our audiences come from many
different sections of society and all age ranges - check out photos from
some of our events on the
worked in partnership with other Pembrokeshire organisations to achieve
mutual goals. These include: Global Connections, Narberth Food Festival,
Pembs. Sky Festival, all local Schools, Narberth Jazz Pembroke Festival,
Aberjazz Fishguard,Circus Malarkey, Common Ground, Pembrokshire Friends
of the Earth and others.
we have a monthly singing workshops with tutor Sarah Harman with
quarterly visits from Judith Silver and many one off workshops as and
when requested by members. African drumming sesssions and Talespinners
Half term and holiday workshops
for children at our building in Narberth car park
(See workshop page).
In February we have held a series of dance workshops under the title of
FEET ON THE STREET
but were unable to attract funding to do this event in 2008.If you would
like to sponsor a dance event, please call Declan on 01834 869323.
Span-Arts is a Registered Charity and Company Limited by Guarantee, run
by a committee of officers who are elected from the general membership
of Span-Arts at our Annual General Meeting in June.
these officers are also Directors/Trustees of Span-Arts Ltd. All Span
members are entitled and are welcome to attend general committee
meetings, although they will not have voting powers