Theatre group wins funds to support women

Bethan Morgan at Sing for Your Supper Photo: CNP

Bethan Morgan at Sing for Your Supper Photo: CNP


Mercury Theatre Wales, a Cardiff-based theatre group, won £120 for a project that brings women together to talk about a range of issues and topics.

The theatre group received community funding at a micro funding event called Sing for Your Supper. The money will go towards their project called Creative Coffee Mornings, where women freely express themselves though discussion and art.

Bethan Morgan, artistic director at Mercury Theatre Wales, says the issue of domestic abuse was the starting point for the initiative. “We started from the point of view that women don’t talk about domestic abuse,”. The first coffee morning took place last Monday.

At the coffee mornings, the group provides creative activities such as painting and writing. Ms. Morgan says a diverse group of women attended the first coffee morning. Quite a few women from refugee centre Oasis Cardiff attended the event since the event was held at the centre itself.

The theatre group competed with three other pitches for the funding. The micro funding event was held at Embassy Cafe last Thursday. Andrew Symons, one of the organisers of Sing for Your Supper, says he found all the pitches interesting. “We’ve had four very different ideas, all with a benefit to the community”.

The other projects pitched were for a community website, a wormery, and a day to celebrate the independent and rebellious spirit of Wales.

Mercury Theatre’s next coffee morning is scheduled for March 6th at Oasis Cardiff, Splott.

Andrew Symons

Andrew Symons at Sing for Your Supper Photo: CNP

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