Here in our news section, you’ll find stories and the latest updates about MaesG ShowZone. Keeping the community, our partners and our supporters in the loop about what we're doing and how we're moving forward is of vital importance.
Community Fund in Wales
We are so excited to announce that we have been awarded
£10,000 from the Comic Relief Community Fund in Wales!
This money will allow MaesG ShowZone to continue its work
in the community throughout 2022/23.
MaesG ShowZone would like to thank the incredible members, volunteers and the wider community for their continued support as we head into our third year!
Magic Little Grants
MaesG ShowZone are so thankful to Magic Little Grants
for giving £500 towards upgrading the stage used to perform
in Eglwys y Groes. This will give the members more space to
perform and improve the experience for the audience!
Movie Project 2022
April 13th 2022
Maes-G ShowZone celebrated the culmination of their 2022 Film Project last night (13/04/2022) in a Movie Premiere attended by Andy Dunbobbin the North Wales Police & Crime Commissioner, Inspector Arwel Hughes, Sergeant Kirsty Miller and Officers from North Wales Police at Eglwys y Groes in Maesgeirchen.
After 6 weeks of filming their movie entitled ‘Girls Forsaken’ is finally released to the public.
Funded by Mantell Gwynedd & Adra, The educational film focuses on the impact County Lines Drug Gangs can have on children, young people, and a community by following the story of a young woman who is befriended by a member of the gang.
Home & Hinterland
March 31st 2022
At the beginning of the year, we were approached by the Home and Hinterland team in regards to a project they were working on surrounding the theme 'HOME' our members participated in this by creating a rap and music video on the theme with the incredible team.
An arts project created in partnership with Pontio, Taliesin Arts Centre & Aberystwyth Art Centre, Home & Hinterland is a multi-generational, Multi-lingual co-created arts project.
The young people of MaesG ShowZone attended a glitzy event at Pontio, Bangor to celebrate thei hard work of all involved and were amazed to see their film on the big screen!
Encor Christmas Concert
December 10th 2021
The Members of MaesG ShowZone were incredibly thankful to have been invited to take part Encor's Christmas concert. The concert was a fundraiser for Gafael Llaw and the Air Ambulance Service, two wonderful charities. Santander Bank was also matching the fundraising efforts, so every penny truly counted.
The children gave stunning renditions of 'You will be Found' from the hit musical Dear Evan Hansen and 'Christmas Wish' by One Voice Children's Choir. The audience were incredibly moved by their beautiful performance.
The members would like to extend a huge 'Thank You' to Encor for inviting them to take part and 'Well Done' for an amazing evening.
Big Show Sponsorship
August 15th 2021
We are so lucky to be able to announce that Premier Cars Bangor has agreed to sponsor us for our Big Show this year! This sponsorship is to cover the outlay of our print materials including posters, leaflets and the amazing souveneir program that will be available for purchase at Pontio during the show!
We would like to extend a huge thank you from all of us at MaesG ShowZone to everyone at Premier Cars Bangor!
Core funding success!
July 31st 2021
We are delighted to announce that thanks to the National Lottery's Community Fund we have been able to secure core funding of £10,000 from their Awards for All scheme.
The new funding from The National Lottery Community Fund, which distributes money raised by National Lottery players for good causes and is the largest funder of community activity in the UK, will see MaesG ShowZone safely through to the next show in July 2022!
Ensuring that MaesG ShowZone continues to support our children and young people into the future is at the heart of all we do, so we are beyond happy to have been given this funding! Thank you The National Lottery!
Mark Drakeford visits MaesG
July 28th 2021
The First Minister for Wales visited the Maesgeirchen community to learn about how the community hub came together during the challenges faced by the pandemic. From the soup squad, to food parcels, gardening, activity packs and ShowZone we demonstrated that communities like ours are strongest when we work together. Mr Drakeford was especially interested in how the lockdowns impacted mental health and was very impressed at how ShowZone has prioritised the mental health of children.
Reunited at Last!
MAY 5th 2021
On Wednesday night the children and young people of MaesG ShowZone were back together again following a difficult six months in lockdown. After introducing the children to the upcoming project "Coronavirus & Me" they spent the next 2 hours playing games the favourite most definitley being "Steffie Says: Stage Directions" which supported learning the correct terminology for areas of the stage in preperation for our upcoming Pontio show. It was incredible to be back together again!
ShowZone EXTRAZ Prepares for Launch
MAY 4 2021
Following the latest COVID-19 Lockdown, the ShowZone team have determined that an extra weekly session to work on skill development and to create small projects with partners is a necessary step. So ShowZone EXTRAZ was born! We can't wait to welcome the children on Wednesday evenings to work on some incredible projects including short films, a single and music video and more!
Maes-G ShowZone Light up Sing up Christmas event success!
21ST DECEMBER 2020
Don't work with children or animals they said, though we're sure technology comes into that these days. However despite the age old saying, these children and young people put together an absolutely smashing show for their community. While COVID-19 regulations made it impossible to have an in-person audience, these children went LIVE on FACEBOOK and everything went according to plan! Their beautiful performance brought many to tears and despite Christmas being different this year, they brought a community together to celebrate. Well done all!
MaesG ShowZone launches!
SEPTEMBER 18, 2020
The launch of MaesG ShowZone was a roaring success with over 30 children attending the first night. Fun was to be had all around as the children got stuck into learning pieces for a big show they hope to stage sometime next year. Onwards and upwards from here!