New Home For Bara Caws

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Bara Caws are proud to announce some exciting news. We aim to pack up shop and re-locate to new premises right in the heart of the village of Penygroes, near Caernarfon.

The Company’s first home was little more than a hut in the Bangor Normal College in 1976, then in 1994 we moved to a unit on Cibyn Industrial Estate, Caernarfon. By today the building is not fit for purpose, and if we hope to realise our ambitions for the future we must secure a new workplace. Now we are thrilled to announce that we have found our ideal location, the old Victoria Pub in Penygroes.

This is a golden opportunity for us to embed ourselves right in the heart of a thoroughly Welsh speaking village, and we look forward to exploring what we will be able to contribute to this unique community.

“Dyffryn Nantlle 2020 have been working with the community and its young people since 2012 to promote the arts,” said Ben Gregory, Executive Officer of Cynefin Grŵp Gwynedd. “If Theatr Bara Caws move to Penygroes it will be extremely exciting for the village.”

Betsan Llwyd, Artistic Director of Theatr Bara Caws said, “A new workplace will enable us to extend our present provision, to become more community-orientated in our approach, and will offer a space for people of all ages to come together to share theatrical experiences”.

We are very grateful to Arts Council Wales for pledging 70% of the cost of buying the building, and now we need to raise the extra 30%.

So, today, March lst 2019, we are launching a special appeal, and are asking our audiences throughout Wales to play a part in this exciting venture. We aim to raise £30,000 over an 8 week period, and ask you kindly to contribute whatever you can afford to the cause. This will secure the vital and unique service Bara Caws have been offering throughout Wales for over 40 years.

We very much hope that all of our friends will help us reach our target so that we can establish a secure and prosperous future for the Company.  

Go to – Appeal Page: New home for Bara Caws, or for further information contact Mari on 01286 675 869/ or Linda on 01286 676335/ There will also be a special contribution box in each of our venues on our next tour, Costa Byw (March 26-April 13) for donations in cheques or cash.

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