RawFfest 2019

We’re both very much looking forward to attending RawFfest 2019 at WMC, Cardiff, this weekend (April 25th – 28th), to help with its evaluation. A range of interesting exhibitions, workshops and performances, curated by and for young people aged 14-25 of mixed abilities and backgrounds, are promised. Circus, crafts, dance, fashion, film, literature & the spoken word, music, photography, radio and the visual arts experiences will be provided by, and offered, to young participants from across Wales.

This is the third festival since RawFfest was held in 2016 at The Riverfront, Newport, before moving to Venue Cymru, Llandudno, in 2017. It is testimony to young people’s enthusiasm and commitment, supported by a partnership including the youth arts sector, local government cultural services in Wales and above mentioned arts venues.

Having spoken to many of those who’ve been involved so far in the planning and programming of the festival, it will be interesting to observe how it provides transformative experiences for young people and helps them develop creative sector and employability skills for young people in Wales.