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Countdown to Barry Arts Festival 2013

Four weeks today will see the start of the 2nd Barry Arts Festival – and this one promises more events, more venues, more involvement from the Barry community than last year. And BAF12 was a great success, so we’re in … Continue reading

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Travel Talks and festival update

Three Travel Talks on Tuesdays In the run-up to the festival, Canolfan Porthceri are hosting a series of talks, with the third talk during festival week (24th May – 2nd June). Three Travel Talks on Tuesdays” – starting on March … Continue reading

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A bit of an update….

It’s now March and we’re putting most of our energy into preparing for the second Barry Arts Festival in May – but that doesn’t mean that Canolfan Porthceri isn’t doing its own thing as well! We had a successful quiz … Continue reading

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Art Central, crochet sessions and workshops

The big news this week is that we have secured Art Central as exhibition space for the period before and during the Festival this year. The finished wallhanging and contributions from the other two projects will be on public display … Continue reading

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Project 3: Sculpture/Model – a bit of heavy metal?

We now come to the third project organised by Canolfan Porthceri for the Barry Arts Festival 2013: sculptures, models, installations using recycled/reclaimed materials. The other two projects are pretty ‘soft’ – involving materials such as fabrics, yarns, other textiles… so … Continue reading

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Project 2: The 2013 Wallhanging!

Following the success of the first Barry Arts Festival wallhanging last year, we just have to follow it up with another. Those of us who put it all together were amazed at the number of contributions we received – and … Continue reading

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Project 1: Yarn Bombing – what is THAT?

Also known as Yarn-Storming, Grafitti Knitting, Guerilla Knitting … follow this link to see some fantastic images: http://www.boredpanda.org/yarn-bombing/ For the Barry Arts Festival 2013 (24th May – 2nd June), we are hoping to yarn-bomb a couple of trees around Barry … Continue reading

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Canolfan Porthceri projects for Barry Arts Festival 2013

With the BAF 13 only a matter of …18 weeks away (!) …it’s time to get the community projects off the ground! This year there are three planned: Yarn Bombing Wallhanging Sculpture/Model The rough theme is Barry: Industry and Leisure … Continue reading

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Wallhanging….mural…Where are they now?

Just a little update: The wallhanging spent a month at Barry library and is now hanging at Palmerston Community Centre. Thanks to Jane Hutt we’re in talks with the Oriel gallery at the Senedd in Cardiff and hope that they … Continue reading

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Taran & Adran D – price change

Barry Arts Festival: 27th July – 5th August!! It all starts the day after tomorrow, with Taran performing down at The Ship Hotel in Barry. We have reduced tickets to this great music event to £4 – aware that we … Continue reading

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