Since August 2007, Literature Wales flagship outreach project – the South Wales Literature Development Initiative has offered creative activities to groups and individuals who may not have had the opportunity to participate with mainstream arts and culture. The aim of the project is to engage with people by bringing activities to their doorstep and tailoring content according to their need. The project currently operates in Caerphilly, Neath Port Talbot, Newport, Torfaen and the Vale of Glamorgan.

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The initiative by Literature Wales aims to engage as wide an audience as possible in the enjoyment and appreciation of literature over the next three years. Here are some of our latest projects….

South Wales Literature Development Initiative featured on BBC Radio Wales

To celebrate National Poetry Day, BBC Radio Wales is broadcasting a special programme featuring Literature Wales’ flagship outreach project, the South Wales Literature Development Initiative.

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Vale Raps

From November 2015 to February 2016 young people accessing out of school provision provided by the Vale of Glamorgan Council enjoyed a series of rap and grime workshops with Rufus Mufasa

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In Parenthesis

Throughout February – April 2016 Young Writing Squad members in Caerphilly, Newport and Torfaen enjoyed a series of creative writing workshops with poet Rhian Edwards and librettist Helen Woods as part of the WNO In Parenthesis community engagement project.

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The Bargoed Miracle

From October 2015-January 2016 young people accessing Education Other Than at School (EOTAS) provision in Rhymney enjoyed a series of creative writing workshops led by Mike Church

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Get Creative Weekend – Book Creu Launches

Literature Wales teamed up with Vale of Glamorgan Libraries on the BBC’s Get Creative Weekend to launch Book Creu at Llantwit Major Library.

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