Caban Sgriblio


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. There are two strands in our Caban programme: Caban Sgriblio and Caban Crefft.



Caban Sgriblio


‘Basically, it’s taking your brain, mushing up all the amazing ideas, pouring them into a pen then writing’
Caban Sgriblio participant

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Caban Sgriblio is a Culture, Health and Wellbeing project for Children and Young People who live in rural areas of mid and south-east Wales. Relaxed and supportive workshops led by professional writers, film-makers and artists develop skills, improve confidence and nurture self-expression, ideas and imagination.


‘I feel very free to explore my ideas. No one there ever judges or laughs at you, no matter how odd they may be…It has really helped with my confidence and my ideas. I feel I have developed a lot as a writer from taking part in these workshops’.
Caban Sgriblio participant


‘Filming my own poem is one of the best things I have ever done and I would love to do it again.’
Caban Sgriblio participant

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Caban Sgriblio is run by Arts Alive Wales and funded by BBC Children in Need to unlock the potential of children and young people in South Powys, Monmouthshire and Blaenau Gwent. Our partners include schools, health services, voluntary groups, parents and carers.

To find out how to take part, please contact: Emma Beynon, Project Manager t: 01873 811579 e:


‘This project gives young people confidence and a very strong feeling of achievement’
Youth worker


To download a copy of the Caban Sgriblio leaflet, click HERE


In Spring 2017 pupils from primary and secondary schools in Tredegar attended Caban Sgriblio. In the space of eight afternoon workshops, they wrote and performed their poems with writers Uschi Turoczy and Emma Beynon.

On the final day they were filmed by Bafta award winning cinematographer, Richard Greatrex.

‘Creative writing makes me feel good because there’s no limit… Creative writing is endless and you can write about anything you want’.

Caban Sgriblio Participant.



Photo credits: Toril Brancher, Sion Marshall-Waters








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