East Cardiff Sounding Board


Would you like to be part of creating change and opportunities?

Common Wealth are an international award winning theatre company based in Cardiff and Bradford. 

We stage our work in the heart of communities; in buildings not often used for theatre; a residential house, a boxing gym, a warehouse, places where people who might not go to the theatre might come instead. 

In East Cardiff we are working on a three year project called Moving Roots – we’ll be staging three live performances made with, by and for East Cardiff. 

We want to recruit and pay six people to make a Sounding Board. A group of people that will help us develop, shape and grow ideas for Moving Roots

So, what are we looking for?

We are looking for people who live or work in East Cardiff with a diverse range of skills and knowledge, views and backgrounds. We welcome people with no previous experience of working in this way. In fact, that excites us more! 

You might be a community leader, a passionate mother or father, nan or grandad, you might be young or old, curious about the arts and theatre, or a social change warrior…. or looking for something new and different to do with your community.  

We think that ideas can come from anywhere at any time. Together we can make these ideas into something fabulous!


Common Wealth are working with a UK network to bring 3 shows to CF3. Each show will be tailored to this place, star local people and create job opportunities. Now all we need is you. We don’t want to decide how this work will work, without you.

This touring program uses co creation as a method of making work. Co creation means that with organisational support, members of communities have agency in creating. All voices are heard, leadership is shared and we all benefit from having the support of each other to help bring our creative vision to life. 

We want to make a long-term difference. This starts with these important conversations and ends with high-quality performances that inspire, show what is possible and elevates expectations on what we expect to happen here and how we are seen.

What to expect

  • Common Wealth will meet with the Sounding Board for two hours (with cake of course), 6 times a year to oversee Moving Roots. You will be an integral part of its development, we will build the future of this project with you. 
  • Each person will be reimbursed £20 for their time at each meeting, regardless of personal circumstance. Feel free to ask us more about how this works. 
  • There will be a ‘go see fund’ to go and see co-created live performance.
  • Paid opportunities to work on our shows
  • Training in areas you’re interested in. This could be: community leadership, storytelling, creative workshop leading, sign-language. You get to decide as a group. 


We are committed to equality and diverse voices and will ensure any accessibility needs are met.

Why is this important?

Because we don’t want to make the decisions without you!

We want our work to not just be relevant, we want it to be yours.

How to get involved

If you’d like to be part of the sounding board we’d LOVE to hear from you.

Please email [email protected] with a paragraph or a short video filmed on your phone about you, your connection to East Cardiff and what interests you about being a part of the Sounding Board.

DEADLINE – 9 October 2020 @ 5pm

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