A community celebration with Circus, Street Theatre, Dance, Stories & Music.

To celebrate the conclusion of the Fourteen project in Mid-Rhondda, Citrus Arts have created a spectacular free event in the form of a daytime street party at Clydach Lake on Saturday 7th July, 11:00am until 4:00pm.

This street party with a difference is inspired by the Anthology Project being run by Trealaw Village Trust and funded by the Fourteen Project which has involved local groups from Mid Rhondda in a series of creative writing and illustrating workshops to encourage the writing and creation of children’s story books.

A variety of workshops have been held leading up the event including fabric printing, bunting making, creating miniature pop-up books and puppets based on characters from the anthology project, which will all add to the magic of the event. The pop-up street party will allow families to step into these stories which have been created by their community, keeping childhood escapades at heart. So come and take part, bring a picnic and have fun at this family friendly event!

The area at Cambrian Lakeside, Clydach will be transformed to create an immersive space and on the day families will find professional street entertainment, theatrical shows, live music, community performances, take part circus workshops and an interactive art trail around the lake featuring sculptures of characters from the books.

Fourteen is a Spirit of 2012 Trust programme, to extend the reach and legacy of the Olympic and Commonwealth Games tackling disadvantage in communities across the country. The programme encourages inclusivity, particularly for young people and people with disabilities, and enhances increased participation within the community.

Citrus Arts are a local not-for-profit performing arts company that create shows combining circus, dance and drama with their love for the great outdoors. Having worked closely alongside their community in schools, community groups and youth programmes including paid creative internships, Citrus is the perfect organisation to celebrate what the Fourteen project has achieved.