Moving Roots


Moving Roots

Common Wealth is part of Moving Roots a collective of arts organisations, Battersea Arts Centre, Lyrici Arts, The Old Courts and Jumped Up Theatre, from across the UK (London, Medway, Cardiff, Wigan and Peterborough.)

Moving Roots will run from 2020 – 2o23 – we will work together in collaboration with the people of CF3 and artists to explore pioneering new ways to co-create, make, stage and tour live performance (across the UK). Across the three years, we will bring three live performances to East Cardiff staging them in found spaces.

There will be numerous opportunities to get involved from being part of the creative team, helping steer the project, stage management roles plus many other ways we are yet to discover.

We have just recruited a Sounding Board for the project, made up of 9 people from Cardiff East. They will help us develop, shape and grow ideas for the co-created shows that will be coming to CF3

If you’d like to talk more about how you can get involved please get in touch with [email protected]

Definition of Co-Creation

Co-creation delegates leadership to participants and invites a wider range of voices, encouraging dialogue that continues beyond the immediate life of the project itself. It challenges hierarchies and gives people agency to shape the project, be the author of their stories, and make what they want to see in their hometown. The project works with artists as visionaries, skilled communicators and social provocateurs.




Darren Pritchard and Common Wealth are recruiting five exceptional performers to perform in a Cardiff remaking of the classic Darren Prichard show – Rent Party!

We’ve been blown away by the talented performers from in and around Cardiff who have applied to take part. We began with an open a casting call and a long list of local performers who are sassy, have something to say and speak of what the show stands for. Online Zoom chats, auditions and workshops will whittle a shortlist down to a strong-list of 5!

Coming soon… an insight into the casting process and working with Darren in Community Producer, Chantal’s blog.

Find out what Darren was looking for in his casting call:

Moving Roots Manifesto

  1. We will not use jargon, and make sure language and process is clear and de-mystyifed
  2. We will  be receptive to gifts
  3. The work will be artistically excellent
  4. We will not use jargon, and make sure language and process is clear and de-mystyifed
  5. “Not about us, without us”
  6. The project will encourage people to be more active in their own lives/ community
  7. The project will enable people to blow up old narratives & practice new ones
  8. Where possible, support the onward progression of people; take them beyond volunteering and give access to paid work
  9. Dig deeper
  10. The project will make people feel differently