Have you ever wanted to organise an event?

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There are exciting changes about to take place at Pontypridd’s YMCA, working together with Rhondda Cynon Taff Community Arts, making itself the centre of attention for many community arts activities throughout the area while opening up new and exhilarating avenues of learning for the people of this gateway town, the valleys and beyond.

Never before has such an ambitious plan ever been put forward and as part of the schedule to highlight these changes RCTCA and Pontypridd YMCA are running a series of courses that will lead to a major announcement and live performance event on the 15th June 2012.

But as is the way with Ponty’s bastion of help and advice, always showing commitment while never shutting its doors to the people of Pontypridd in its 100 year history, we want YOU to get involved and take part in all the aspects leading to the event.

RCTCA and Pontypridd YMCA, working together with PLUGGED IN Magazine’s educational section, people aged 16+ who are unemployed and not receiving job seekers allowance are invited to join three projects linked to the event – including Funding, Marketing (including Photography) and Event Organising. Each class will create a defining structure that leads to the best outcome for the night while giving all the participants an opportunity to gain a recognised qualification. Throughout these sessions the participants will be encouraged to follow their ideas to help promote, fund, market and deliver a package that gets people through the door on the night.

The project is made possible through funding from the Engagement Gateway.

An exciting opportunity awaits all those who are up for the challenge and ready to try something different.

Starting Friday 16th March and running for 8 weeks, the sessions will run as follows:
12.30 – 2.30pm Funding
2.30pm – 4.30pm Marketing (including Photography)
4.30pm – 6.30pm Event Organising

Interested? Well come along to our introductory taster session on Friday 2nd March @ the YMCA in Pontypridd to have a chat and find out how to get involved. A FREE lunch will be provided so you won’t even go hungry!!

For information contact the YMCA on 01443 402541 or email editorial@pluggedinmagazine.co.uk. For further information and regular updates on the project become our ‘Friend’ by visiting www.facebook.com/PLUGGEDINMagazine

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