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Finding Our Common Wealth

At the start of 2024, Common Wealth began a new venture, employing a Performance Collective, a group of young, working-class creatives who are paid two […]

Language, Class and Cywilydd

By @DiffwysCriafol Thank you to Peter Davies for the insightful editing of this piece. Thank you also to Rhiannon White & Ffion Wyn for creating […]

Llanrumney-isms

Llanrumney (Welsh: Llanrhymni) is a suburb in east Cardiff. Isms – A distinctive practice, system, or philosophy, typically a political ideology or an artistic movement. […]

The Posh Club

I was in the office, at my part-time arts marketing job, when I checked my phone. I saw a flash of images. Rows of empty […]

Schools, Squirrels, and Some Sort of Success

Epic Fail was a starting point. It was the first time Common Wealth worked with Glan-Yr-Afon Primary School in Llanrumney, a school known for campaigning […]

A Year at Common Space

A Year at Common Space   In 2021, there has been lots going on at Common Wealth Theatre, but one thing we would like to […]

New Chapters

Some news from us, Company Manager Tracy Basu is leaving Common Wealth for pastures new to take up the role as Executive Director at Eden […]

Place, Stories and Making Connections

Hello/Shwmae! My name is Callum Lloyd, I’m an actor and writer from Rumney, Cardiff. I recently participated in Common Wealth’s two-day exploration of Cardiff East […]

Meet Our Sounding Board

Common Wealth is passionate about our home in Cardiff East and we know the value of co-creation: it can inspire and lead to social change. […]

Us Here Now

Common Wealth’s Sounding Board member Steph reflects on what Us Here Now means to her and Cardiff East and interviews Jude who took part in […]

Young Board Member Call Out

Common Wealth are recruiting two new Board members from Bradford between the ages of 18-30 to represent young people. These new Board members will be […]

GWYL MAE’R DYFODOL YMA

Y celfyddydau yng Nghymru a thu hwnt: Symud y cydbwysedd a chyd-greu newid cymdeithasol Sut mae artistiaid yng Nghymru a thu hwnt yn galluogi newid […]

To survive, theatre must change – a ‘return to normal’ is not an option

What if every theatre and theatre company saw itself as a community theatre company? What if institutions handed over power to young people to tell their own stories and develop their creativity? What if youth workers were seen as being arts workers, and every community had an artist in its midst? Lyn Gardner writes a reflection on the Culture Plan B podcast featuring Common Wealth, Conrad Murray, Beatfreaks and Company Three.

Play and process during Covid-19

There’s been so much written about the product, the economy, the money that theatre makes – that I wanted to write something about process. Common […]

There is an Alternative

  Our brilliant thinker and Company Manager Tracy Basu has written some great words about the importance of creativity and alternative thinking: I was born […]

A blog from Maxsta

Photos by Kalpana Tagore In March 2020 Common Wealth invited Grime artist Maxsta and No Hats No Hoods/ Fruition to run a workshop in Cardiff […]

Moving Roots Touring Network

It’s OFFICIAL! Common Wealth is part of the MOVING ROOTS TOURING NETWORK. So What does it mean? It means we are looking for incredible artists […]

Chantal’s Edinburgh Blog

Monday ! Brunch! The This is Wales mixer was held at a lovely vegan cafe outside of the centre, a great opportunity to meet the artists […]

10 days in the life of Speakers Corner

  In 10 days we did all this!! 5th March– Mental Health First Aid Training led by See Inside Me Campaigners and Zakia 8th March […]

We live in extraordinary times

            In April 2019 Rhiannon went with a UK delegation to take part in the social transformation submit as part of the […]

LOOKING FOR A FORMER SOLDIER

I HAVE MET THE ENEMY (and the enemy is us) Casting Breakdown I HAVE MET THE ENEMY (and the enemy is us) is a new […]

The Wedding of the Year!

Did you hear about The Wedding of the Year?! On Saturday 21st July 2018, a group of wonderful women united from different parts of West Yorkshire, at Bradford Town Hall to marry themselves.

PASS IT ON

Working class women are the stronghold of society – they create and weave together the fabric of every community. It is vital for women to […]

Common Wealth Showreel!

Very proud of this, showreel of work from 2013-2018, filmed and edited by Jack King with music by Wojciech Rusin. Featuring No Guts, No Heart, […]

Imagine New Rules Podcast – Evie Manning

Arnolfini director Claire Doherty will be imagining an arts centre for the future, and for Bristol, with invited guests through a new fortnightly podcast series.

Incredible the things they see

Where we are in the world. Pilsen. A place rich with a cultural resistance, walls of art adorn the streets gathered through the years, created […]

Who we are in the world

Our first workshop at Albany Park Theatre project (APTP) is about who we are in the World. APTP is a theatre housed in an old […]

No Guts, No Heart, No Glory on BBC4 !

No Guts, No Heart, No Glory will be on BBC4 on November 15th 2015! Now on iplayer until 8th December 2015 !! Watch here – http://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/b06pyvlh/on-stage-live-from-television-centre […]

New actors

Working with people who’ve never performed before always throws up tricky questions around definitions, often these actors are called non-actors – even though they are […]

Working on No Guts, No Heart, No Glory

I’m Pippa, nineteen years old and currently occupying a few free months before University with all sorts of creative ventures. One of those happens to […]