Caban Sgriblio

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Caban (Welsh for Cabin) is an Arts Alive Wales programme for young people. Caban offers high quality arts activities for young people in our rural areas where it is often difficult to get access to the most exciting contemporary culture that young people in cities take for granted.

 

Together we have been creating a real buzz for South Powys, Monmouthshire and Blaenau Gwent creating videos, poetry and art, having fun and sharing ideas through a variety of workshops with professional writers and artists.

We are delighted that Caban Sgriblio has secured three years of funding support from Children in Need to work with young people in schools and in the community during 2016-19.

 

If you would like to join us please contact Emma Beynon

Tel: 01873 811 579 or email: emma@artsalivewales.org.uk


 

Through 2016 and into 2017, Caban Sgriblio has been working with Gwernyfed High School; they have been creating poetry whilst building confidence, and now the young writers are trying their hand at something new…

 

What a fantastic start to the year. Caban Sgriblio’s young writers have kicked off 2017 armed with pen and paper and have already been creating some tremendous poetry. But this year, not all of our writing is staying on the page!

At Gwernyfed High School, the young writers have been busy turning their poetry into Film Poems; capturing their work digitally, adding visual images and recordings to accompany their words. It has been a unique and impressive experience: to continue working on their poems, even after they have been finished, to turn them into a whole new art form! So far, we have been having a great time story-boarding, creating, filming and editing, and the Film Poems are almost complete and ready to share with you – so watch this space!

In Tredegar, Caban Sgriblio has also been working with a team of young writers.

Since the start of the year, we have been lucky enough to work with some talented young people from six local schools. Over the last six weeks we have been working on our creative writing skills, taking inspiration from the vikings, the elements, plants and poems. Together we are building techniques to strengthen our writing and our delivery, and doing rather a lot of giggling at the same time.

 


 

(images from Caban Celf drawing workshops February half-term 2015 and Caban Sgriblio July 2016. Photo credit Toril Brancher) 

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Since 2013, Arts Alive Wales worked closely with Powys Arts Development Service and Powys High School to create ‘Caban Sgriblio’; a creative writing project to develop the confidence of young people.Caban is supported by BBC Children in Need and the Arts Council of Wales and is one of only 13 projects in the UK in 2014 that has been awarded a grant from the Clore Poetry and Literature Awards.  In 2015 Caban Sgriblio worked closely with Children’s Services Powys, Caban Sgriblio set up its writing table in Brecon, Builth Wells, Welshpool and Llandrindod Wells.  A day was spent writing by the sea as part of a Children’s Services residential at Llangrannog.

After no more than three hours spent writing the young people were filmed reading their poems to camera by the professional team of Sound Engineer Simon Fraser (Hinterland, Dr Who), Cameraman Richard Greatrex (Shakespeare in Love, A Knight’s Tale) and Harry Jordan.

Watch here to enjoy their work

 

View a short film introducing the project:  Click here.

For more information visit the project page: Click here.

 

The project  has three strands (click on the links for news of current workshops): Writing/Sgriblio, Art/Celf and Craft/Crefft and provides access to contemporary art practice for young people in rural areas through workshops led by professional writers, artists and makers. The ‘cabins’ are safe, supportive and stimulating environments where young people can explore their imagination and create, whilst developing skills and improving emotional wellbeing. Caban is delivered in partnership with health services, schools and youth services in Powys, Monmouthshire and Blaenau-Gwent.

 

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