Projects - Span Arts
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Projects

Current projects

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

     

  • Shared Worlds – Creative Writing
    With Kerry Steed
    15 October - 15 December
    A summer series of creative writing workshops for people who have been dealing with grief during the pandemic.

     

  • 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. Art Well is a partnership between SPAN, Pembrokeshire Association of Voluntary Services (PAVS), PAVS Community Connectors, Pembrokeshire County Council and Hywel Dda UHB Research Innovation and Improvement Coordination Hub, aimed at building resilience of isolated individuals / communities in Pembrokeshire through the arts. Art Well/ Celf Lles presents: 
    Remote Choir:  A singing project for older people.

     

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

     

  • 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.

     

  • Criw Celf
    Art Master Classes for Children
    July 2021
    A fantastic opportunity to work alongside professional artists in a series of art master classes.

     

  • 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.

     

  • 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.

     

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

     

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

     

  • Narberth A Cappella Voice Festival
    The only festival of its kind in Wales
    Established in 1998
    An uplifting biennial celebration of voice.

     

Recent projects

  • 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.

     

  • 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.

     

  • 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.

     

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

     

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

     

  • 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.

     

  • 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.

     

  • 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.

     

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