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Projects, Events & Volunteering

Current projects, events & volunteering

  • We Move
    2023 - 2024
    The We Move project is a partnership between Llwy Gariad Social Group and SPAN Arts with support from the BBC Children in Need We Move fund

     

  • SPAN are partnering with Unlimited UK’s International Partner Awards for Disabled Artists.
    SPAN are partnering with Unlimited UK's International Partner Awards for Disabled Artists.
    July 2022 - 2023
    We are thrilled to be partnering with Unlimited UK for their International Partner Awards for Disabled Artists.

     

  • SPAN Cyrraedd
    Supporting all of SPAN's work is our new creative volunteering programme, SPAN Cyrraedd.
    September 2022 - Present
    A new volunteering project supported by WCVA’s volunteering fund and structured to support the engagement of those who are currently underrepresented within the arts in the region.

     

  • Love Stories to Nature
    An environmental arts commission
    June 2023 - February 2024
    We invited artists and creative practitioners to send us their ideas for new work as part of our Love Stories to Nature commissions. All ideas needed to respond in some way to the prompt of The Environment.

     

  • ArtsBoost
    Youth arts wellbeing sessions
    April 2022 - present
    An artist-led animation course aimed at supporting 13-17 year olds awaiting NHS treatment for mental ill-health

     

  • Date Nature – The New Dating App
    Join artist Emily Laurens for a one-day workshop exploring our relationship with nature through nature connection games, clowning and mindfulness.

     

  • Becoming Nature by Lou Luddington
    Call Out - we a seeking a small number of nature lovers from a broad spectrum of the Pembrokeshire community to participate in our next Love Stories to Nature arts commission.

     

  • Côr Pawb
    Everyone's Choir - Mass Community Choir
    Côr Pawb; est 2015
    A 70-100 strong mass community choir made up of singers aged 6-96 from the local community.

     

  • Call Out For A Songwriter/Musician
    SPAN is looking for a Songwriter/Musician, with experience of developing music with young people to create a modern music track/song.

     

  • Creative Connections Artist Call-Out
    SPAN is looking for an artist, with experience of developing creative skills with carer's around the local area.

     

  • Narberth A Cappella Voice Festival (NAVF)
    Don't miss the Narberth A Cappella Voice Festival from the 3rd – 5th of March 2023.

     

  • Cân Sing: Singing for the Soul
    Cân Sing is a bi-monthly singing group for all abilities which celebrates the uplifting benefits of singing.  

     

  • Criw Celf
    Art Masterclasses for Children
    July 2021 - present
    A series of artist-led masterclasses aimed at children in Year 5 and 6

     

  • Theatr Soffa
    SPAN's online live streaming community theatre company
    June 2020 - Present
    Theatr Soffa is an innovative online community theatre company presenting live-streamed community performances through zoom in both English and Welsh

     

  • Pererin Wyf
    Is Oilithreach Mé
    I am a pilgrim
    Sounding the way back through story and song
    Pererin Wyf / Is Oilithreach Mé / I am a pilgrim is a participatory arts project which sought to connect with the Welsh and Irish diaspora with particular reference to a new cross-border pilgrimage connecting Pembrokeshire and Wexford.  The project took its title and inspiration from an 18th century hymn by the prolific Welsh writer William Williams Pantycelyn. The hymn has been sung to the tune of Amazing Grace since Welsh singer Iris Williams made her landmark recording in 1971. This project culminated in May 2023 with an online documentary film screening and song sharing followed by a short live streamed concert at St Davids Cathedral. Pererin Wyf – Is Oilithreach Mé – I am a Pilgrim: Documentary Film

     

  • The BIG Plant Sale
    SPAN's annual community-supported fundraiser
    Annual event
    SPAN's annual community-supported Plant Stall fundraiser.

     

  • Youth Projects: Recycled Fashion
    We are working with an artist to facilitate this new project.
    December 2022 - March 2023
    We are working with an artist with a flair for fashion and all things sustainable to facilitate an exciting project at a local youth centre in the heart of Pembrokeshire.

     

  • Youth Projects: Environmental Art
    We are looking to recruit a Welsh speaking artist to facilitate this new project.
    December 2022 - March 2023
    We are looking to recruit a Welsh speaking artist to facilitate an exciting project at a local Welsh school.

     

Recent projects, events & volunteering

  • Watch This Making-of Film About The Song of the Golden Road!
    A radio ballad, an extended sound piece weaving together oral speech, ambient sound, traditional songs and newly created music and lyrics was created from the rich and deep material recorded.

     

  • Span Arts x BBC Radio 4’s Gardeners’ Question Time
    Span Arts welcomed BBC Radio 4 Gardeners' Question Time to Narberth for the very first time on in June 2022.

     

  • Winter Volunteer Workshops
    A series of free creative workshops aimed at volunteers over the Winter period in 2022.

     

  • Cân y Ffordd Euraidd
    Song of the Golden Road
    June - December 2021
    A community produced radio ballad giving voice to the sounds, speech and songs of an ancient trackway: a route through the Preseli Heartlands. Workshops open to all.

     

  • Arts at a Distance
    Building community networks in the time of COVID
    July 2020 - present
    An online socially distanced artistic programme to reduce isolation and loneliness, alleviate fear, stress and boredom, and build community networks in Pembrokeshire during the time of Covid-19.

     

  • The Kindness Project
    SPAN's online creative community
    April 2020 - October 2021
    An online creative community for Pembrokeshire, built to showcase your creative ideas to help people feel better.

     

  • Cor Pawb
    Raise Your Voice Pembrokeshire
    A record breaking singing attempt
    2020
    In February 2020, SPAN brought people of all ages together to sing. Featuring Côr Pawb, Everybody's Choir and Narberth A Cappella Youth Group, they raised their voices in union across Pembrokeshire as part of Narberth A Cappella Voice Festival 2020.

     

  • Shared Worlds
    Part of SPAN's COVID response and Pembrokeshire’s Campaign for Kindness
    2019
    SPAN delivered a wide range of online artist-led workshop activities in Autumn 2020 in order to improve social connectedness and wellbeing and reduce loneliness and social isolation for all ages.

     

  • Create and Connect
    2018 - 2021
    Create and Connect created more opportunities for volunteers to get involved in the arts through interesting volunteering experiences and helped people to contribute to the regeneration and enrichment of life in their communities.

     

  • Clwb Digi
    A monthly creative technology youth club
    2018 - 2020
    SPAN's creative technology club for children aged 8-16.

     

  • Span Digidol
    May 2018-2020
    SPAN Digidol was a 2 year Leader and ACW funded project designed to open up culture across the whole of Pembrokeshire through developing a new way of delivering cultural services via digital technology to rural communities.

     

  • Remote Choir
    With Molara
    December 2017 - October 2022
    A singing project developed in response to the increase in chronic and severe loneliness experienced by older people in Pembrokeshire.

     

  • Map Digi Penfro
    December 2017 - May 2018
    An online deep map created by SPAN where you can record information that is important to you about the places you live in and pass through.

     

  • Art Well/ Celf Lles
    Projects in singing, theatre, and creative writing
    2021
    A pioneering series of projects, in singing, theatre and creative writing to help people in Pembrokeshire whose health and wellbeing has been adversely affected by the pandemic.

     

  • Arts & Health Pembrokeshire Network
    A new network for arts and health provision in Pembrokeshire
    2021
    SPAN has established a new Arts and Health network for Pembrokeshire to build on the growing body of evidence that shows that the arts can play a vital role in transforming communities, tackling loneliness and isolation and improving health and wellbeing.

     

  • Caring Choirs
    Singing in care settings
    Established in 2015
    A programme of singing workshops in care settings in Pembrokeshire.

     

  • Haverfordwest Lantern Parade
    2015 - 2019
    A fantastic event as part of the Cheerful Project and Confluence taking place on Halloween night in Haverfordwest

     

  • The Cheerful Project
    A programme of arts and social activities in rural Pembrokeshire.
    2015 -2018
    A 3 year Big Lottery Funded Project to reduce isolation and loneliness through the arts and creative social activities.