Facilitator Training 

Mess Up The Mess is looking to run its hugely successful Facilitator Training again in April and June this year.

Over 3 days the founding artists of MUTM will introduce you to their approach to youth arts facilitation, including inclusive approaches, workshop planning, approaches to devising, working with groups, using theatre as a vehicle for youth development and loads and loads of games!!! The training will also feature guest facilitators sharing their approach to youth arts. We’re hoping to offer this training free in April and June in Pontardawe. If you’re interested in a place, contact us at [email protected], and we’ll let you know first when we’re ready to take bookings.

Work with Mess Up The Mess

Join our Team!  – Job Opportunity 

Are you passionate about youth arts and drama and engaging young people from diverse backgrounds? Are you committed to making sure all young people are able to participate regardless of the particular barriers they may face? Can you lead a small team delivering regular workshops in Ammanford and Brynaman and outreach work across South Wales? If the answer is yes, please check our Youth Arts Lead position that’s available. 
messupthemess.co.uk/youth-arts-lead/

Ydych chi’n frwdfrydig iawn ynghylch celfyddydau ieuenctid a drama ac ymgysylltu â phobl ifanc o gefndiroedd amrywiol? Ydych chi wedi ymrwymo i sicrhau bod pob unigolyn ifanc yn gallu cymryd rhan, waeth pa rwystrau unigol maen nhw’n eu hwynebu? Allwch chi arwain tîm bach, gan ddarparu gweithdai rheolaidd yn Rhydaman a Brynaman a gwaith allgymorth ar draws De Cymru? Os ie,  Ewch i’n gwefan, i gael gwybod mwy amdano ei’n swydd Arweinydd Celfyddydau Ieuenctid. 

messupthemess.co.uk/arweinydd-celfyddydau-ieuenctid/

Mess Up The Mess Present Bibbidi Bobbidi Baubles

Get in the festive feeling with us

Come see Bibbidi Bobbidi Baubles    

 

 

Saturday 16th Dec 7.30pm and Sunday 17th Dec 2.30pm

 

This festive season Mess Up The Mess presents Bibbidi Bobbidi Baubles a festive cabaret. Created by the young people of Mess Up The Mess along-side Llinos Mai and Dick Johns. Get ready for fun fairy-tales like you haven’t seen before with:

  • Stand up
  • Circus 
  • Song
  • Laughter 
  • Dance
  • Christmas “Rapping”
  • Sketches

Things that can’t be defined in words

Tickets on sale now

So what, where, when, how? 

  • In the Ammanford Miners Theatre 
  • Saturday 16th Dec 7.30pm and Sunday 17th Dec 2.30pm
  • Tickets – All concessions (inc young people 25 and under) £5  Full price £8

Buy them online here! 
Or phone  on 0845 2263510

Or in person at Ammanford Library. 

Find out more :

Mess up the Mess – Administrative Officer vacancy

P/T Administrative Officer (0.8fte)
Fixed term to January 2021
£22, 666.89 pro rata
£18,133.51 actual (29.6 hrs per week)
(Pay award pending) 

 

We are looking for a confident, enthusiastic and efficient individual to support administration and financial book keeping at Mess Up The Mess.Mess Up The Mess is a youth theatre which works with hard to reach and easy to ignore young people across South Wales. Our vision is to make “awkward and brave theatre, by, for and with young people.”

With funding from Big Lottery Fund, we’re embarking on a 3 year project using drama and arts activities to support the wellbeing of young people across South Wales. We need someone to support all aspects of the administration of this project, but especially financial and other record keeping.
We’re looking for a professional administrator with experience of book keeping within a small organisation. You’ll also need the enthusiasm and flexibility to work within a fast paced and challenging environment.

This post has been funded by Big Lottery Fund.

Applicants who are interested in applying must respond with an application form that clearly states how you meet the post’s person specification. CVs will not be accepted.
 
Download an application pack from the website: http://www.messupthemess.co.uk Or e-mail [email protected] or call 01269 591 167 for an information pack and application form.
 
Closing date for applications:
 

10.00am Monday 18 September, 2017.
 
Interview date: Tuesday 26 September, 2017.
 
Candidates invited for interview will be notified by telephone.  If you have not heard from us in 2 weeks please assume your application has been unsuccessful.
 
Please note that this post is exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act and an enhanced DBS disclosure, will be made before the successful candidate can be confirmed in post.

Mess up the Messs – Youth Arts Officer Vacancy

Youth Arts Officer
Full Time, 37 hours per week
Fixed term to January 2021
£22, 666.89
(Pay award pending) 

 

Are you passionate about youth arts and drama and engaging young people from diverse backgrounds? Are you committed to making sure all young people are able to participate regardless of the particular barriers they may face?

Mess Up The Mess have been working with the hardest to reach young people in our communities since 2007. Our vision is to make “awkward and brave theatre, by, for and with young people.”

With funding from Big Lottery Fund, we’re embarking on a 3 year project using drama and arts activities to support the wellbeing of young people across South Wales. The Youth Arts Officer is a key role on this project: creating and delivering activities with young people and managing small project activities.

We’re looking for an experienced professional with the enthusiasm and practical skills to help us bring this vision to even more hard to reach and easy to ignore young people.
This post has been funded by Big Lottery Fund.

Applicants who are interested in applying must respond with an application form that clearly states how you meet the post’s person specification. CVs will not be accepted.
 
Download an application pack from the website: http://www.messupthemess.co.uk Or e-mail [email protected] or call 01269 591 167 for an information pack and application form.
 
Closing date for applications:
 10.00am Monday 18 September, 2017.

 Interview date: Wednesday 4 October, 2017.
 
Candidates invited for interview will be notified by telephone.  If you have not heard from us in 2 weeks please assume your application has been unsuccessful.
 
Please note that this post is exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act and an enhanced DBS disclosure, including a check against the Children’s barred list, will be made before the successful candidate can be confirmed in post.

Mess Up the Mess

Us Proclaimed

Date: Friday 8th September

Time: 7.30pm

Location: Soar Centre, Penygraig, CF20 1JZ

Age: 12+

Some tickets still available so if you would like to reserve any then please email [email protected] or call us on 01443 303032

Us Proclaimed: Clywch Ni
Created by the young people of Mess Up The Mess Theatre Company, Cwmni Pluen, Aled Pedrick and Ifan Davies, in collaboration with National Youth Arts Wales

A brand new bilingual play with music inspired and created by the young people of Mess Up The Mess Theatre Company alongside actor and writer Aled Pedrick, composer Ifan Davies (lead singer of Sŵnami) and director Gethin Evans (Cwmni Pluen).

Us Proclamed: Clywch Ni throws a spotlight on the unique identities, perspectives, passions and interests of young people growing up in Wales today. Through music, comedy, poetry, drama and movement find out what makes this tight company of young people tick.

Audience feedback so far / Adborth cynulleidfa
“A very honest, inspiring, heart breaking, funny show!’
“Yn dangos y herion a’r gobeithion sy’n wynebu ein pobl ifanc y dyddiau hyn.”
“Fantastic, brutal- honest and unflinching. Nothing less than expected from Mess Up The Mess.”

www.messupthemess.co.uk

Mess Up The Mess

Peer Leader Volunteer Training

Exciting news…We have 1 space left for our Peer Leader Training next week

24th – 27th July 2017

Aberystwyth University

Free

Do you know someone who would like to get free accredited training in technical theatre or youth arts workshop leading?

Mess Up The Mess Theatre Company are offering free training and practical experience in Technical Theatre and Peer Leader Volunteering.

Are you 16-25 years old? Want to take part in a free accredited training to increase your leadership skills? Work towards assisting and running a workshop? Maximize your potential as role models?

Mess Up The Mess are offering a 4 day Peer Leader Volunteer training residential in Aberystwyth. Food, accommodation and travel is included. You will be learning things like: leadership, communication, confidence, team building, child protection, diversity, equality, and inclusion; through participatory workshops. Learn how to make a change and volunteer on various and exciting project  

Oh, have I said, it will be a lot of fun! Make a positive change and become a Peer Leader!

“I honestly think that it was one of the best experiences of my life; it really improved my confidence and has made me want to volunteer more!” – Leah

Want to find out more contact Jay – [email protected]   or on  01269 591167

Mess Up The Mess

Looking for Volunteer Board Members to join Board of Directors

Mess Up The Mess is a professional youth theatre company, based in Ammanford, but working across South Wales. Since 2005, Mess Up the Mess has been working with the hardest to reach young people in our communities, using theatre and the arts as powerful tools to engage and empower them to make their voices heard. From small scale issues based workshops and preparation for work training to large scale projects which address difficult issues confronting young people today, Mess Up The Mess challenges young people to believe in themselves and their ability to make their world a better place.
 
We’re at an exciting time in our development: investigating new income streams and ways of working whilst seeking to build on our recent successes and rolling them out to reach even more young people. We need new Board Members to bring experience, skill and their enthusiasm to help achieve our aims.
 
We’re looking for Board Members who can support the organisation to become more sustainable, bring fresh perspectives and challenge where appropriate. In particular, we’re looking to add the following features to our Board:
 

  • Finance and / or legal skills / experience
  • Knowledge and connections with the local or regional business community
  • Community and / or local government experience
  • Marketing and communications skills
  • Fundraising and sponsorship experience
  • Strategic planning and development
  • Knowledge and experience of the arts and cultural industries in Wales

 

Most importantly, we’re looking for people who are committed to improving young people’s futures and enthusiastic about the potential the creative arts offers them to flourish.
 
To find out more about becoming a member of our Board of Directors, please email us at [email protected].

 

Mess Up The Mess

Techin’ It Live

mess up the messDuring half-term, 25 young people are taking part in an amazing week-long project called Techin It Live funded by The Arts Council of Wales.  Where they will be learning skills such as Lighting, Sound, Stage Management, Film, Costume Design, Props, and Set Design; along with  5 young actors thrown in for good measure. This will accumulate A Spooky Silly Halloween Spectre-acular called…

“Shaz, Kaz, Baz, Maz and … Brenda” written by Bethan Marlow.

The young people will use what they have learned and completely Tech and perform with no adults in sight.
Please come and support the young people in the hard work by coming to see the free event on Friday 28th October at  3.45pm and 6.30pm free performance in Pontardawe Arts Centre. Performances are only 30 minutes long and suitable for all ages.

If you are interested in attending please contact [email protected] or phone on 01269 591167.