Caerphilly County Borough Council

Caerphilly Arts Development team are part of the wider Arts Service within Caerphilly County Borough Council.  Every year Arts Development run a variety of projects across all art forms for all age groups in Caerphilly County Borough.  Part of this work is developing literature projects.

Our current literature based work includes the Young Writers Squads.  The Squads operate both in the medium of English and in Welsh, and are for children who show exceptional talent in creative writing. These children are offered a specialist workshop with a professional writer at least once a term, usually on a Saturday morning. They are recruited from Years 5 – 6 and the workshops are then provided throughout the rest of their school career. In this way, the Squad members have access to professional tutors, writing in a wide range of styles, to help nurture their talent and encourage them.

Another of the projects overseen by Arts Development is Inside Out Cymru- specialising in working with adults in Caerphilly who have experienced mental distress. Inside Out Cymru are offering creative writing tasters in Ysbyty Ystrad Fawr Hospital as well as delivering creative writing workshops in the community.

Special one off projects are also developed in response to the needs of our communities.

For more information please contact or view the Inside Out Cymru website at for contact details and session timetables.