Pembroke Dock Heritage Centre is one of a number of arts, culture and heritage organisations around the county who will be working together as part of an exciting new project focusing on the development of the creative arts sector in Pembrokeshire.
Pembrokeshire Inspired, supported by Arwain Sir Benfro and administered by PLANED, aims to increase collaboration and develop entrepreneurial skills to build resilience for creative arts providers in Pembrokeshire. This will enable long term engagement with communities to use arts related activities for strengthening community cohesion, tackling poverty, regeneration, and improving health and wellbeing.
One of the first stages in the project will be to talk to communities around the county about their experience of creative activities and events. This will include using online surveys and face-to-face consultations events.
Two face-to-face consultation events will be held at Pembroke Dock Heritage Centre. The first event, on Wednesday 28 August at 5.00pm, will be specifically aimed at local people involved in arts and cultural activities, such as artists, musicians, writers or other cultural practitioners. The second, on Saturday 31 August at 11.00am, will be aimed at local families and young people – particularly those who might not usually attend cultural activities:
- Wednesday 28 August at 5.00pm: people involved with culture, heritage and the arts (click here for more information)
- Saturday 31 August at 11.00am: families and young people (click here for more information)
For those who take part in the online survey, Pembrokeshire Inspired are offering you the opportunity to win a portion of £150 Post Office High Street vouchers or a pair of tickets to see ‘One Man Two, Guvnors’ at Torch Theatre on 31 October 2010 (prize draw terms and conditions apply, see website for details).
“This exciting project is inspired by Pembrokeshire’s unique heritage and culture. We are only partly realising the full educational potential power of the cultural sector by way of its combined social value. The arts in all its forms provide wonderful, creative learning environments, with the potential to motivate, delight and inspire audiences of all ages, cultures and backgrounds.
We are keen to democratise culture and creativity – most of us contribute to cultural events even if we don’t label them as such through just attending and being involved, whether that is baking a cake, learning a language, assisting in any way for a local event, visiting an exhibition or performance. Culture is about our lives in the round; the ways we live, speak, believe, what we produce, celebrate, but at its heart is the act of being creative – a creative spirit.”Sue Davies, Arts Development Officer for the Pembrokeshire Inspired project.
For more information or to connect with Pembrokeshire Inspired as an arts provider, visit www.lifeseeker.wales/pembrokeshire-inspired.