www.target-arts.org) is a not-for-profit theatre initiative designed to make the performing arts more available to young people from the Greater Gwent area, and its surroundings. TARGET has as its primary activity the provision of high quality, accessible, training and teaching in performance and singing for young people. It has, since its inception, had a supplementary aim of providing support for local charities through the use of the talents of these youngsters. Theatre Arts: Get Involved liaises with established practitioners, high-profile performers, and reputable companies to provide a variation of unique opportunities for young people to express themselves. The performing arts allows participants to lead a healthy lifestyle, develop confidence and self esteem, and to forge lifelong friendships. All of these are vital skills in modern society.
TARGETis launching a new community arts project on Wednesday 4th May 2011 through a subsidiary. The Joyce Marshall Academy of Performing Arts, will focus on bringing high-quality performing arts tuition at a highly competitive price. And as part of our ongoing commitment to communities, we are proud also to support local groups and charities through the performances. TARGET is looking for 20 young people aged 6-11 to take part in a ten-week performance project. The project aims create an unique piece of visceral theatre on the topic of social prejuidices, a huge focus of National Curriculum. The participants will oversee every aspect of the production, from devising the material and creating set and costume to being their own directors. Participants will also be involved in the creation of a promotional video for The Sparkle Appeal.
Emma Rowland, Creative Director of TARGET and composer of Tenovus Cancer Charity’s official song, Don’t Give Up!, said “we are incredibly excited about this new venture. Following the huge success of the TARGET initiative Newport and Abergavenny, I am hopeful that we can offer that we can offer the same inspirational opportunities to aspiring performers in Chepstow.”
Jon Trigwell, Appeal Director said "The Sparkle Appeal is a local charity run by local people who care about local children. The Sparkle Appeal continues to runs it's targeted fundraising campaign to equip the purpose built Serennu Children Centre. The Centre will help the 1200 children with complex disabilities in the South Gwent area to have treatment, care, information, leisure facilities and consultations all under one roof. The Centre is not only about the support of the children but the family unit as a whole and the appeal relies on the support of volunteers and organisations like TARGET and its students on ensuring we continue raising the much needed funds. We are excited by the project and the messages it conveys."
Sessions will take place on Wednesdays, 4-6pm, at The Palmer (Senior citizens) Centre, Upper Nelson St, Chepstow. To register your interest, or find out more, please email email@example.com or call 07531 150199.